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As Their Old Contract Expires, CWA & IBEW – Who Combine To Represent 39,000 Verizon Workers - Will Stay On The Job While Continuing Fight For A New Agreement

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Announced the Combined 39,000 Verizon Workers the Two Unions Represent Up and Down the East Coast Will Continue to Work as Their Contract Expired at Midnight Saturday (August 2nd). Union Leaders Vowed to Continue to Fight for a more»

The United Association & The United Union Of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Approve Historic Affiliation Agreement

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Citing Strong Ties and Common Interests in Water Conservation, General President William Hite of the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA) and International President Kinsey Robinson of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (Roofers Union) Have more»

Former IAM General Counsel Allison Beck Confirmed As Federal Mediation Director - Becomes First Female Director Of The Agency

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate Has Voted To Confirm Former International Association of Machinists (IAM) General Counsel Allison Beck as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) – Becoming the First Female Director of the Agency, Which Helps Mediate Disputes Between Unions and Companies. The FMCS, Created in 1947, is an more»

Nearly 1,000 Contract Workers At The Letterkenney Army Depot In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Overwhelmingly Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The IAM

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - Workers Employed by Bowhead Support Group LLC at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Voted Overwhelmingly Last Week for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in a Union Representation Election Conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Group of Nearly more»

National AFL-CIO Launches Plan For Labor Commission On Racial And Economic Justice/Internal Labor Conversations Around Racism Will Begin In September

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – This Week, as Part of the National AFL-CIO Executive Council, the AFL-CIO Commission on Racial and Economic Justice Held its First Meeting, Bringing Together a Diverse Group of Labor Leaders, as Well as Academic Advisors to Map Out a Plan for a Series of Internal Conversations Around the Role of Race in Unions, Workplaces and Our more»

The 2016 Presidential Election: Seeking National AFL-CIO Endorsement, Democrats Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders Offer ‘Different Visions’ To Top Labor Leaders

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It’s Unlikely the Nation’s Largest Labor Federation, the National AFL-CIO, Will Make an Endorsement Before the Competitive Primary Season Draws to a Close. But the Group’s Many Affiliates - Some of Them Major Political Players in Their Own Right - are More Likely to Jump Into the Democratic Fray Before Then. And more»

Guitar Center Accused Of Violating Federal Labor Law

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CHICAGO) – The Guitar Center is Being Accused of Violating Federal Labor Law by "Discriminating" Against Employees at its Flagship Stores in the Cities of Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and Failing to Bargain in "Good Faith" With the Workers' Union, According to a Complaint Issued Last Week by a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations more»

“We’re Going To Show ‘Em An Old School Labor Fight” - Steelworkers Come Together In Solidarity In Pittsburgh During Rally For Fair ATI Contract

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Photos That Appear With This Labor News Story are Courtesy of the USW’s Lori Greathouse Bookwood Via the Social Network Facebook. In Addition, See Your On-Line Labor Newspaper’s June 24th Report on USW-Represented ATI Workers in the Niagara County City of Lockport, Headlined: USW-Represented Workers At ATI more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: It’s The 50th Anniversary Of Medicare This Week & New Hampshire Alliance Vice President Asks GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush: “Why Do You Keep Attacking Seniors?”

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Union Retirees
It’s The 50th Anniversary Of Medicare This Week Members of the Alliance For Retired Americans Will Participate in Events Marking This Important Milestone in Washington, D.C. and in Dozens of Local Communities Over the Next Couple of Weeks and We Need to Make Sure Everyone Understands How Important Guaranteed Health Insurance is Our Families. You Can more»

Unions Sense Budget Betrayal By House Dems In Massachusetts - Begin Discussing Possibility Of Running More Pro-Union Candidates & Picketing Fundraisers

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(BOSTON) - Labor Unions, Stung by Legislative Maneuvering to Ease Privatization at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), are Targeting Top House Democrats, Meeting Privately To Strategize and Discussing the Possibility of Running More Pro-Union Candidates Against Incumbents. In Fact, One Union Official Even Proposed Picketing a more»

From Coast To Coast – A Worker Wins Update: Workers Across The United States Are ‘Winning’ On Their Raising Wages Agenda

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As Compiled by the National AFL-CIO News’ Web Site: Workers Across the Country Have Stood Up in the Past Month to Fight for Better Wages and Working Conditions. Here are Just Some of the Victories: Maryland Taxi Drivers Deliver Major Reforms: Last Week, Taxi Drivers - Who are Organizing With the National AFL-CIO’s Newest more»

Harley Motorcycles Is An ‘Awkward Ride’ For 'Union-Busting' Wisconsin Governor/Republican Presidential Candidate Scott Walker

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN) - For Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, There's Something Awkward About the Harley-Davidson Motorcycles That he’s Been Posing On at Presidential Campaign Stops: Each One Bears a Sticker on its Frame That Reads: Union Made In The USA. Walker’s Made the Iconic American Brand a Centerpiece of His Campaign Kick-Off Tour This more»

Labor’s Role In Getting Single Payer Through The New York Assembly Shows State Level Campaigns Are Still ‘Fertile Ground’ For Health Care Organizing

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – While New York’s State Assembly Overwhelmingly Passed a Bill a Couple of Months Back to Establish a Single-Payer-Style Health Care System, it Isn’t Expected to Pass the Senate or be Signed Into Law Anytime Soon. But Getting it Through, With Unprecedented Support From Labor Unions, Shows State Level Campaigns are Still more»

Are You A Union Retiree Thinking About Voting GOP In The Upcoming Presidential Election – Then Think Again!

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Union Retirees
(MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - As Medicare Celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Thursday (July 30th), the Popular Program Continues to Provide Quality, Affordable Health Care to Seniors Across the United States, and it’s Also in its Strongest Fiscal Shape in Years - Thanks to the Affordable Care Act. So, Why Does the Former Florida Governor and more»

Truckers at Los Angeles Port ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - A Group of Truck Drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Have Voted to Join the Teamsters Union, Becoming the Fourth Company at the Port to Unionize at a Time When Many Say Port Trucking is Ripe for a Shake-Up. In The $12 Billion Niche Industry Known as Drayage Trucking, Short-Haul Drivers Transport Containers Between Ports and more»

Ford's Huge Quarter A Boost To The United Auto Workers - Automaker's $2.6-Billion Profit Amplifies Union's Chorus Of 'It's Our Time'

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - Huge Profits Reported by the Ford Motor Company Tuesday (July 28th) Likely Will Amplify the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) Chorus of “it’s Our Time” as Detroit’s Automakers Start Contract Talks With the Union. Ford’s $2.6 Billion Best-Ever Pretax Quarterly Profit in North America Between April and July Came on more»

‘United Front’ By Illinois Building Trades Unions Turns Back Attempt To Block PLA

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(GLEN CARBON, ILLINOIS) – Wherever You Go in This Mining Town Turned Leafy Suburb, You’ll See Pictures of the Coal Miner - One of the Nation’s Most Fundamental Images of a Union Worker. But Earlier This Month, Glen Carbon’s Standing as a Union Town Was Ringingly Confirmed by a Coalition of Village Board Members and Working People more»

Laborers Union Pickets Gas Station Construction In Woodstock For Using Out-Of-Town Workers

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK) - Representatives From Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1035 Spent Last Week Protesting Construction of a Gasoline Station at the Entrance of a Walmart Supercenter in Woodstock, New York, Where Union Officials say Murphy USA is in the Process of Building the Station Near its West Entrance. Union Members more»

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Studies Reveal Union Membership Linked With Higher Life Satisfaction

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Young Unionists
There are Always Lots of Recommendations Out There for How to Help Lift Our Spirits and Brighten Our Mood - From Getting More Sunlight to Being Physically Active or Simply Eating Better. But According to Recent Studies, Joining a Union Should Definitely be Added to That List. Patrick Flavin is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University and Gregory more»

CWA & Frontier Communications Reach Agreement That Will Benefit CWA-Represented Employees & Frontier’s Future Customers In California

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NORWALK, CONNECTICUT) - Frontier Communications Corporation and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9 Have Announced the Signing of an Agreement That Will Benefit CWA-Represented Employees and Frontier’s Future Customers in California. CWA Officials say the Agreement is an “Important Step Forward” in the Process to more»

Unions Start Their Own Right-To-Work On The ‘Roads Movement’

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - What Goes Around Comes Around… For Every Action There’s a Reaction… Paybacks are a You-Know-What. Pick Your Cliché and it Fits in What Could be One of the Ugliest and Most Expensive Political Battles in State History as Organized Labor Takes On Corporations Seeking to Boost the Corporate Income Tax Rate From more»

The National AFL-CIO Looks To Postpone Its Endorsement Of A Presidential Candidate

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Largest Labor Union in the United States Will Likely Postpone Endorsing a Presidential Candidate for the 2016 Elections in a Move to Pressure Hillary Clinton to Take a Tougher Stance Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Deal. Quietly, the National AFL-CIO's Political Committee Voted Unanimously Last Week to more»

Painters Union’s Efforts Uncover Labor Abuses & Safety Gaps In Colorado Painting Industry

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DENVER) - As Part of its Constructing Justice Campaign, Representatives of the International Painters Union and Allied Trades (IUPAT) in Denver Have Had Conversations With More Than 600 Union and Non-Union Painters Over the Past Year to Better Understand the Labor Abuses They Face and the Results Show a Widespread Epidemic of Wage Theft, Misclassification more»

“In A Team Effort,” Central New York Building Trades Union Members Restore Replica Birthplace Cabin Of President Millard Fillmore In Cayuga County

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
(MORAVIA, NEW YORK) - A Little-Known Tourist Attraction in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region is the Birthplace of the 13th President of the United States - Millard Fillmore, Who Was Born on January 7th, 1800 in Moravia (in Cayuga County). A Replica House Sits in the Namesake Park Fillmore Glen, Located Just Four Miles From the Fillmore more»

For The First Time Ever In WNY – Operating Engineers Local 17 Hosts IUOE National Training Fund’s Training, Safety & Health Northeastern Conference

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(LAKE VIEW, NEW YORK) – For the First Time Ever Here in Western New York, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 Will Serve as Host for the National Training Fund’s Training, Safety & Health Northeastern Regional Conference. It’s Expected Nearly 50 Representatives Will be in Attendance at the Day-and-a-Half-Long more»

United Steelworkers District 4 Names Jim Briggs New Sub-District Director

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Newly-Named United Steelworkers District 4 Sub-Director Jim Briggs (On the Left) Shakes Hands With District 4 Director John Shinn at the Union’s Suburban Buffalo Headquarters on Cayuga Road (WNYLaborToday.com Photo). For More on Briggs, Who Also Serves as President of the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor more»

Standing In Solidarity With Verizon Workers As Thousands Rally In New York City/Workers Vote To Approve Strike Authorization As Contract Expires On August 1st

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Thousands of Union-Represented Verizon Workers and Their Supporters Rallied Outside the Communication Giant’s Headquarters in New York City Saturday (July 25th), as the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Announced That 86% of Verizon Workers Have Voted to Authorize a Strike, if Necessary. The Contract, Which Covers 39,000 more»

Nail Salon Workers & Advocates Applaud New Legislation As ‘Major Stepping Stone’ for Industry-Wide Transformation To Be Led by Workers

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK, CITY) - The New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition is Applauding Recent Legislation That Has Been Signed Into Law by Governor Andrew Cuomo (Bills A.7630A/S.05966) That Creates an Opportunity for Steady and Fair Employment for Those Working in an Estimated 3,000 Nail Salons Across the State. The New Law Provides a Path to Full Licensure for more»

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Blasts MSNBC & Comcast For Canceling Worker-Friendly/Pro-Union Broadcaster Ed Schultz’s Show

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is Blasting MSNBC and Comcast for Canceling Worker-Friendly/Pro-Union Broadcaster Ed Schultz’s Show and Removing One of the Few Voices That are Currently on Television for Working Americans. In A Statement Sanders (Independent-Vermont) said: We Live in a Time When Much of the Corporate Media more»

Via USAToday: National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s Labor Take On The Trans-Pacific Partnership – “It Needs Reform Before It Will Help Workers”

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Guest Columns
The Debate Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Has Just Begun and Workers in Dozens of Industries From Every Sector are Going to Have Plenty to Say About it. The Last Six Months Mark a Fundamental Shift in How Our Nation Approaches and Evaluates International Trade Proposals. Since Before the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), International more»

Painters Union Helps Veterans Transition Out of Active Military Service Into Jobs

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON STATE) - When Someone’s Transitioning Out of Active Military Service, One of the Most Important Next Steps for Veterans is Finding Income. Many Unions Have Programs That Open the Doors of Their Union Halls to Veterans and Some are Even Working to Get Folks Lined Up With Careers Before They Even Leave the Service. One Example of This is more»

WRFA Reports: After Waiting Three-And-A-Half Years With No Results, CSEA Unit 6300 Members Rally For New Contract Outside Chautauqua County Legislature Meeting

Published on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – After Waiting Three-and-a-Half Years With No Results, the Leaders of the Union Representing 950 Government Workers in Chautauqua County say Enough is Enough and it’s Time They Receive a New Contract. Dozens of Members and Supporters of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Unit 6300 Rallied in Mayville Wednesday more»

Organized Labor Applauds New York State Wage Board Decision To Raise The Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers To $15

Published on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz and New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento Hailed the New York State Fast Food Wage Board’s Decision to Raise the Minimum Wage for Workers to $15 an Hour, saying the Jump in Hourly Salary “Will Make a ‘Real Difference’” more»

UPDATE: JFK, LaGuardia Union-Represented Airport Workers Call Off Strike – “Labor Peace” Reached With SEIU

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – JFK & LaGuardia Union-Represented Airport Workers Have Called Off Their Strike That Was Set to Occur Tonight (Wednesday, July 22nd) With Company Representatives Announcing “Labor Peace” Has Been Reached With Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ. More Than 1,000 Low-Paid Security Officers, Baggage more»

UNITE HERE-Represented Workers At The Trump Taj Mahal Casino In Atlantic City Plan To Strike Over Sharp Cuts In Pay, Benefits & Other Issues

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) – Union-Represented Employees at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in New Jersey's Struggling Gambling Hub Atlantic City Have Voted to Authorize a Strike Over Sharp Cuts in Pay, Benefits and Other Issues. UNITE HERE Local 54’s Membership Vote, Conduced Late Last Week, Gives the Employees' Negotiating Committee the Power to more»

IAM Opens Field Office to Organize Airbus Workers In Alabama

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Union Retirees
(MOBILE, ALABAMA) – Taking a Pro-Active Stance, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Have Opened an Organizing Office in Mobile, Alabama in Order to Provide Support for Airbus Workers Interested in Forming a Union at the Company’s Soon to be Completed Final Assembly Line. Located Just Minutes From more»

UFCW On A&P Supermarkets Bankruptcy Filing: “Now’s The Time For A&P And Any Potential Buyer To Focus On Doing What Is Right For Our Hard-Working Members And Their Families”

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MONTVALE, NEW JERSEY) - Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Incorporated, Which Controls the A&P Supermarket Chain, Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Has Threatened to Liquidate - Without Approval - for a Sale of Some of its Stores. The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, Which Represents 3,000 A&P Supermarket Workers, more»

The Niagara-Orleans Labor Council’s 2015 ‘Labor’s Night At The Races’ Raises Record High $12,300, Bringing Seven-Year Total For Annual Fundraising Event To $66,000

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT) - The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 2015 Labor’s Night at the Races Fundraiser - Which Goes to Help Workers Via a Variety of Beneficial Programs Offered by the United Way of Greater Niagara and its Many Affiliated Agencies - Raised a Record High $12,300, it Was Announced at the Labor Council’s July Meeting in more»

'America's Toughest Lady' Oversees Largest Concrete Pour At North America's Largest Infrastructure Construction Project: New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK) - Dianna ‘Iron Lady’ Montague- Who’s Affectionately Known as America's Toughest Lady, is the First African-American Woman in the Nearly 100-Year History of Philadelphia Iron Workers Union Local 405 to Become a Member, and the First Woman of Any Ethnicity to Complete the Union's Apprenticeship Program - Becoming a more»

A Good One To Take Another Look Back At: Bill Ford – Executive Chairman Of The Detroit Automaker – Says: “Labor Unions Saved Ford In Our 'Darkest' Hour”

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
In an Interview With CNBC, Bill Ford – Executive Chairman of the Detroit Automaker – said While Labor Unions are Sometimes Blamed for the Financial Woes at Other Car Companies, Unions Actually Helped "Save" the Ford Motor Company as its Competitors, Such as General Motors (GM), Went Bankrupt. Ford said in an Interview That Aired Late Last Year more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: Buffalo Teachers Federation Files Improper Practice Charge Against School District For Bargaining In Bad Faith

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Today (Tuesday, July 21st) Took Legal Action Against the Buffalo School District, Accusing it of Violating New York State Taylor Law by Bargaining a New Contract in Bad Faith. Buffalo Teachers Have Been Working Under an Old Contract for 11 Years Now and Make $20,000 Less Than Their Area Counterparts (See more»

Four Ways The United Auto Workers Could End Two-Tiered Wages With The Detroit Three

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - United Auto Workers (UAW) President Dennis Williams Has Made it Clear One of His Top Priorities in Contract Talks is to "Bridge the Gap" in Hourly Pay Between Entry Level Workers and Workers Hired Before 2007, to Kill or Make Strides Toward Eliminating the Two-Tier Wage System. What's Less Clear is How he Plans to Do That. Analysts See at more»

Verizon Employees In New England Vote To Strike - Union Negotiators Say Company Proposals Would Slash Local Jobs

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council T-6 Has Announced Verizon Employees in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Have Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor of a Strike in the Event Union Negotiators Determine One is Necessary After the August 1st Contract Expiration. The IBEW and the Communications Workers of more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Cortland Health Care Workers Plan Picket To Protest Labor Standards – Say Management Is Failing To Increase Nursing Home Standards

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(CORTLAND, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEI)-Represented Workers at the Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Cortland are Planning an Informational Picket to Protest What They Say is a Failure by Management to Increase Standards in the Nursing Home and Share the Burden of Rising Insurance Costs. More Than 100 more»

Professional Football’s Cheerleaders Are Now Considered Employees in the State of California

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) – Earlier This Month, California Governor Jerry Brown Approved a Bill That Officially Classifies Professional Cheerleaders as Employees – Who Will Now be Entitled to Minimum Wage, Sick Leave and Overtime Pay. That Feels Like it Should Already Have Been a Thing, Right? The Bill (AB202), Which Will Officially Take more»

Canadian Government & Industry Join With The IBEW To Promote Women In Trades

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
(OTTAWA, CANADA) - Go to Any International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Conference, Rally or Gathering of Activists and You’ll Frequently See a Popular Slogan on T-Shirts and Bumper Stickers: A Woman’s Place Is In Her Union! And in Canada, That Sentiment is Growing Stronger, Thanks to a New Nationwide Initiative. The IBEW Has more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Senate Reauthorizes Older Americans Act

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Union Retirees
Senate Reauthorizes Older Americans Act The U.S. Senate Has Passed S.192: The Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act Of 2015. The OAA Provides Essential Services for Nearly 12 Million Seniors, Including Nutrition Programs, Job Training, Caregiver Support, Transportation and Protection From Abuse and Financial Exploitation. The Senate Passed the Bill more»

Labor Op-Ed From Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore: Setting The Record Straight After The Buffalo News Misrepresents the Facts In Contract Negotiations With The Buffalo School District

Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Philip Rumore (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) Authored This Labor Op-Ed, Which – According to the BTF President, Whose Union Represents 3,500 Buffalo Teachers and is the Midst of Attempting to Negotiate a New Contract With the Buffalo Public School System more»

Republican Wisconsin Governor & Presidential Wannabe Scott Walker Crows About “Crushing Unions” As Big Labor Prepares To Pounce

Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Rose to National Prominence in 2011 When the Republican Waged – and Won – a War Against Public Employee Unions in Wisconsin, and Substantially Restricted Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights in the State. Now, With Walker a Newly-Declared Presidential Hopeful, Unions are Hoping to Exact Revenge. Unions more»

CWA/IBEW Contract Update: Verizon Reported To Be Preparing To Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go to: http://wepartypatriots.com/wp/2015/07/15/scabblerouser-verizon-preparing-to-train-15k-non-union-replacement-workers-as-bargaining-tactic/. To Read Your On-Line Labor Newspaper’s Local Labor News Coverage of the CWA/IBEW/Verizon Negotiations, See Our July 10th more»