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Organized Labor’s Unified Message On The TPP: We Won't Be Fooled Again On Trade

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Here’s Organized Labor’s Unified Message Against President Obama’s Free Trade Agenda. It’s Simple: No Thanks, We’ve Been Here Before. “We Keep ‘Repeating’ the ‘Same Mistakes Over and Over Again,’” U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (Democrat-Maryland) Told POLITICO more»

What A Union Can Do For You: A Living Wage For Thousands Of New York City’s Public Workers

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - An Agreement That Was Reached Between American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 and the City of New York - Which Was Announced on Thursday (April 16th), Will Benefit Thousands of Low-Paid Public Workers, Including Job Training Participants. After Intensive Negotiations, AFSCME DC 37 and more»

The National AFL-CIO Seeks To Turn Democrats Against Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Labor Unions are Launching a New Advertising Campaign to Prod Democratic Lawmakers to Break With President Barack Obama on Free Trade. The National AFL-CIO Will Meet the Introduction of a Bill to Fast-Track Pacific Rim and European Pacts With a Six-Figure On-Line and Radio Advertising Campaign Targeting 16 Democrats in the Senate and more»

A Must Read On The ‘Fight For $15’: Demonstrations Across The Country Swelled Into The Largest Protest By Low-Wage Workers Ever In U.S. History

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
Workers in Atlanta, Buffalo, Boston, New York and Los Angeles – In Fact, More Than 200 Cities in All Across the U.S. Walked Out On Their Jobs or Joined Marches and Protests on Wednesday (April 15th) During What Organizers Claimed Was the Largest Protest by Low-Wage Workers in U.S. History (See WNYLaborToday.com’s Labor News Report: The more»

This Is What Happens When Working People Vote Republican: Indiana Senate Narrowly Passes Repeal Of Common Wage

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF INDIANA) - The Indiana Senate Narrowly Passed a Repeal of the State's Common Construction Wage Law, Delivering a Victory for Governor Mike Pence Who’s Pushed Hard for the Repeal. The Senate Voted 27-to-22 Wednesday (April 15th) in Favor of Repeal, With 12 Republicans Bucking Party Leadership to Vote Against the Measure. The Bill's more»

Good Organizing News: 13,500 San Bernardino, California Public Employees Vote To Become Teamsters/Workers Seek Strong Union Representation & Bargaining Clout

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA) - San Bernardino County Public Employees in California Have Voted to Affiliate With the Teamsters Union - Paving the Way for More Than 13,500 Workers to Have a More Secure Future, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Has Announced Earlier This Week. The Workers Voted Over the Past Several Weeks. About 61% Voted in Favor of more»

More Good Organizing News: 150 Workers Employed At Warren Steel Holdings In Ohio Vote For United Steelworker Representation

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, OHIO) - Employees of a Trumbull County, Ohio Manufacturer Have Voted to be Represented by the United Steelworkers Union (USW), it Was Announced Wednesday (April 15th). USW Officials Tell 21 News Workers at Warren Steel Holdings Approved Union Representation by a 2-to-1 Margin During Voting Held On Tuesday. USW Sub District Director more»

Get This Working People: NJ Governor & Aspiring Republican Presidential Candidate Christie Wants To Raise Ages For Social Security & Medicare

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Union Retirees
(MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - New Jersey Governor and Aspiring Republican President Candidate Chris Christie Began a Two-Day Trip This Week to the First Primary State by Calling for Means Testing for Social Security, Raising the Retirement Age for Social Security to 69 and Gradually Raising the Eligibility Age for Medicare. In a Speech he Was to Deliver in more»

Bravo! Seattle Employer ‘Shocks’ Employees By Raising His Company's Minimum Wage - To $70,000 Per Year

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SEATTLE) – As Workers Across the Country Take to the Streets Today for the Fight For $15 in an Effort to Lift Up the Wages of Fast Food and Retail Workers, Here Comes the Story of Dan Price - the Founder of Seattle-Headquartered Gravity Systems, a Credit Card Processing Company Based, Which Has Literally Shocked His Employees. Price’s Idea more»

The ‘Fight For $15’ Comes To Buffalo As Part Of Nationwide Demonstrations Held In 200 U.S. Cities - Organized Labor Joins Battle To Improve The Wages & Lives Of Low-Paid Workers

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - With Organized Labor Here in Western New York Joining the Fight For $15 in Buffalo, Demonstrations Were Held in 200 Cities Across the United States Today (Wednesday, April 15th) to Draw Attention to and Ultimately Improve the Wages and Lives of a Variety of Low-Paid Workers, Ranging From Fast Food to Retail. The Demonstrations, Which Was said more»

Overtime - The Art Of Work: At Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery Through Mid May, A Tribute to Workers Sponsored By The WNY Area Labor Federation

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Photos of the Original Artwork Displayed at Overtime: The Art of Work Exhibition at Buffalo’s Albright Knox Art Gallery is Courtesy of Art Gallery Public Relations Director James Baker. Photos of the Exhibition Published With This Labor News Story Were Taken by WNYLaborToday.com. (BUFFALO) - Anyone in the more»

Hilton Doubletree Hotel Workers In Boston Vote To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - After a High-Profile, Two-Year Effort to Organize Workers at the Hilton Doubletree Suites Hotel, Involving a Boycott, a Sharply Divided Workforce, and an Appeal to Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg, a Majority of the Boston Hotel’s Employees Voted Late Last Week to Form a Union. Once Their First Contract is Negotiated, 130 Workers Will Become more»

Highlighted By The BTF’s Mock Trial & Indictment Of Governor Cuomo - NYSUT-Represented Teachers Came Out In Force Across WNY To Draw Public Attention To Their Fight Against Cuomo’s Education Reforms

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - Topped By a Mock Trial and Indictment of Governor Andrew Cuomo That Was Sponsored by the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF), Teachers Represented by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Joined With Parents, Schoolchildren and Members of Other Labor Unions Across Western New York - Coming Out in Force the Past Several Weeks to more»

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler: Unions Are A Woman's Best Friend

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Young Unionists
With National Women’s History Month Behind Us Now, it’s Still Important to Celebrate the Great Strides Women Have Made Over the Past Decades. It is Equally Important to Remember How Many Women Workers Still Don’t Have the Basic Necessities They Need to Support Themselves and Their Families. The Labor Movement Views the Struggle for more»

It’s Concert Promotion Company Live Nation Vs. The Stagehands Union In Philadelphia

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - When Folksy WXPN-Favored Singer-Songwriter Rhiannon Giddens Showed Up for Her $42-a-Head Gig Late Last Week at the Theater for Living Arts (TLA) On South Street in Philadelphia, She’ll Was Welcomed by That Wonderful Ambassador of Philadelphia Conflict: the Giant Inflatable Union Rat. The Rat, Which Took its Position in more»

Unionized Faculty, Clerical Staff & On-Campus Police File Charge Against The University Of Massachusetts For Failure To Pay Negotiated Pay Hikes

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS) - The Massachusetts Society of Professors Filed a Charge of Prohibited Practices Against the University of Massachusetts Last Week, Alleging the University Has Refused to Pay Out Negotiated Salary Increases, www.masslive.com Reports. Massachusetts Society of Professors Union President Randy Phillis said the Union Hopes Filing of more»

Targeted For Closure & Merger Into The Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, The Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center In West Seneca Gets A One-Year Reprieve

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – Lost in the Headlines of the Fight Between Teachers and Governor Andrew Cuomo Over Education Reform Was Some Good News – Albeit Small – That the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Received a One-Year Reprieve to Stay Open as Public Discussion Continues to Merge it Into the Adult Buffalo more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Would Likely Raise Prescription Drug Costs & Moves To Expand Social Security Benefits Gain Traction In The Senate

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Union Retirees
Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Would Likely Raise Prescription Drug Costs The Much-Debated Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal (TPP) Has Left Many Retirees Concerned Their Prescription Drug Costs Will Increase if a Deal Passes. TPP Will Likely Limit the Ability for the Federal Government to Regulate Drug Prices and Restrict Competition From Generic Drugs. more»

As The Rich Get Richer, Unions Are Poised For Comeback

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
After Years of Avoiding Confrontation, the U.S. Labor Movement is Reasserting Itself. From the Ports of Los Angeles to the Car Plants of Detroit, Unions are Demanding Payback for Sacrifices - They Say - Helped Revive the Economy. Oil Workers Walked Off the Job For Higher Wages and Better Working Conditions. Dock Workers Have Snarled West Coast Ports. more»

What Anti-Union Workers Should Know

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
For Decades the Top 0.01% (and Their Political Allies) Have Been Winning the War On Working-Class Americans (Meaning, About 92.2% of the Labor Force). One Particular Political Party Always Wants to Cut Government Agencies and Programs That Protect Workers' Health, Safety and Welfare - Such as Workers' Wages, Workers' Pensions, Workers' Voting Rights and more»

The International Association Of Machinists Joins With More Than 200 Labor Unions In Launching A Campaign to Train & Organize Immigrant Workers

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Group of Union Members From the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Members Recently Spent a Week in Washington, D.C. Developing Skills to Better Interact With Immigrants, Especially Those in Search of Strong Union Representation. “There are Millions of Hard-Working People in This Country Who Want more»

University Of California Doctors Strike Again Over Unfair Labor Practices

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - University of California (UC) Doctors at the Northern Campus Student Health Centers are Out on Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) Through April 15th. It’s the Second Strike This Year for the Doctors, Who are Members of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Union of American more»

Across That State, Illinois, Cities & Counties Formally Reject Republican Governor Rauner’s Anti-Union Proposals

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) - Across the State of Illinois, Municipalities are Rejecting the Turnaround Agenda of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, Which Calls for Changes to the Prevailing Wage and Workers Compensation Systems, as Well as the Creation Of as Yet Unconstitutional Right-To-Work (For Less) Zones. The Agenda’s Being Tackled by City Councils more»

Atlanta, Which Leads The Nation In Income Inequality, Needs Unions

Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTA) - While Income Inequality in Atlanta Tops the Charts, the City's Staggering Income Disparity Between the Haves and Have-Nots Does Not Exist In A Vacuum - Across the Country, Income Inequality Continues to Grow at a Troubling Rate, While Union Membership Falls. For the Second Year in a Row, Atlanta Ranks No. 1 Among American Cities With the more»

IAM Faces Heavy Opposition From Elected Officials Over Upcoming Union Election At South Carolina Boeing Manufacturing Plant

Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - Republican North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey Gave a Misleading Interview Last Week to Local Press About a High-Stakes Union Election at the City’s Boeing Factory. Some 3,200 Production Employees Will Decide On April 22nd Whether to Join the International Association of Machinists (IAM). Summey Was Urging more»

Labor Demands High-Speed Broadband Internet For ‘All’ Of Western New York/Wants To Know Why Public Service Commission Hasn’t Finished Up Yet-Uncompleted Statewide Telecommunication Services Study

Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Joined by its Community Allies, Organized Labor Rallied in Buffalo Late Thursday (April 9th) to Publicly Demand High-Speed Broadband Internet For All of Western New York and Promised to Put Pressure on the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to Complete a Comprehensive and Statewide Telecommunications Services Study That the more»

Part-Time Faculty Unionization Spreads Across Boston, Throughout Country

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - When Tufts University’s Part-Time Faculty Unionized in September of 2013, They Were at the Forefront of a Growing Movement for Better Working Conditions for Adjuncts Across the Greater Boston Area. By Now, Adjuncts at Boston University, Northeastern University, Lesley University and Bentley University Have Also Formed Their Own Unions and more»

Union Retiree News From the Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Hosts White House Conference On Aging Retiree Forums In Phoenix, Seattle & Six Other Cities

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Union Retirees
Alliance Hosts White House Conference on Aging Retiree Forums in Phoenix, Seattle & Six Other Cities The White House Conference On Aging Occurs Every 10 Years to Develop Solutions to Challenges That Older Americans Face. This Year, the White House is Holding a Series of Regional Events Leading Up to the D.C. Conference. While a Limited Number of more»

Long Beach, California Approves Historic Project Labor Agreement With Unions For City Construction Projects

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA) - Union Workers Will Have an Easier Time Getting a Job on Public Construction Projects After the Long Beach City Council Approved Signing of a Historic Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Earlier This Week, One Which is More Expansive Than Any Other City in the State of California. The Five-Year Deal With the Los Angeles/Orange Counties more»

Organized Labor Rallies Its Forces In Downtown Buffalo To Speak Out Against The Fast-Tracked & Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Organized Labor Joined Several of its Community Allies Today (Wednesday, April 8th) in Downtown Buffalo to Speak Out Against the Fast-Tracked and Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). New York State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Terrence Melvin (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) Was One of Several more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Licensed Practical Nurses At The Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Unanimously Ratify First Contract

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(GOWANDA, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-Represented Employees at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - Which is Located On the Border of Two Western New York Counties - Got a Powerful Boost Recently When the Facility’s 37 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Unanimously Ratified Their First more»

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Buy American: Chinese-Made San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bay Continues To Fall Apart As Media Reports The Bridge's Anchor Rods May Be Snapping

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Here We Go Again: There are Serious Problems With the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The San Francisco Chronicle Reports One of the Anchor Rods in the Bridge’s Eastern Span May Have Snapped. An Ultrasonic Test Performed in Late March Indicates the Steel Fastener May be as Much as Six Inches Shorter Than the Other Rods, more»

A Warning For Working People Across The United States: ALEC Anti-Union Agenda Goes ‘Local’ In Kentucky

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF KENTUCKY) - The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is Already Notorious for Pushing a Corporate Agenda in State Capitols, But the Secretive Group is Not Satisfied With Promoting Union-Busting Legislation at Just the State Level - Now, ALEC is Setting its Sights on Local Governments, Too. Kentucky’s the Testing Grounds for more»

Carolina Fast Food Worker Kwanza Brooks Says McDonald's Recently Announced Pay Rise Was Just A ‘PR Stunt’ & Isn’t A Solution For Workers

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Young Unionists
Don’t Think McDonald’s is a Generous Corporation Because it’s Recently Announced That it is Raising Wages for Some Employees. The Company Makes $5 Billion in Profits Each Year, But it Still Won’t Pay its Workers Enough to Survive. I’m a Single Mother Who’s Been Working at Fast-Food Restaurants for 10 Years. Up Until more»

Via The New York Post: American Apparel Hires Consultant To Thwart Its Factory Employees From ‘Going Union’

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - The Cash-Strapped Clothing Chain American Apparel Has Hired a Consultant to Warn its Factory Workers About Labor Unions as an Effort To Organize the Company’s Workforce Escalates, The New York Post Has Learned. Starting Last Week, Restive Workers at the Retailer’s LA-Area Factories - Hit by Layoffs and Furloughs Since the more»

Las Vegas Culinary, Bartenders Unions Reach Tentative Deal With MGM Grand

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LAS VEGAS) - Unions Representing Bartenders, Food and Drink Servers, Cooks, Porters, Guest Room Attendants and Other Hospitality Positions Have Reached a Tentative Agreement With The MGM Grand on a Four-Year Contract Renewal. The Recently Announced Deal Covers 4,000 Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Whose more»

Four-Plus-Month-Long Brooklyn Car Wash Strike Over As Workers Win Landmark Pact That Features Wage Hikes, Strong Workers Protections & $1,500 Signing Bonus

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - After More Than Four Months On Strike During the Coldest Winter in Recent Memory, Carwasheros at the Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn Have Won a Landmark Contract Agreement That Includes Wage Hikes, Strong Worker Protections and a $1,500-Per-Person Signing Bonus, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Has Announced. The more»

Another Union Win: United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America-Represented Workers In Massachusetts Ratify New Contract After Three-Week Long Strike

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS) - On March 6th, After a Militant, Three-Week Long Strike, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 279 Ratified a Contract With Weir Valves and Controls in Ipswich, Massachusetts – a Workers’ Action That Illustrates the Accomplishments That are Possible When Trade Unions are Willing to Take more»

Look Who’s Striking: Non-Union Workers Take To The Picket Line At Philadelphia International Airport & Gain Better Wages

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(PHILADELPHIA) - A Pay Raise is On the Way for Some Subcontract Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport Who Took to the Picket Line Late Last Week in Order to Protest Low Wages. Now, Prospect Airport Services Incorporated says an Increase in the Base Minimum Wage for its Philadelphia Workers "in the Near Future is Anticipated." Non-Unionized more»

Republicans Unveil Their Plan To Take Health Care Away From As Many As 20 Million Americans

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Centerpiece of the House and Senate Republican Budgets is a Plan to Take Away Health Care From Anywhere From 14.3 Million to 20.5 Million Americans. How? Republicans Plan to First Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Convert Medicaid Funding Into a Block Grant. The House Budget Has Been Analyzed in Greater Detail, But Senate more»

Anti-Union Associated Builders & Contractors Group Releases ‘Dubious Study’ Supporting Repeal Of Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - With Right-To-Work (For Less) in Their Rear View, Wisconsin Republicans are Winding Up to Repeal Prevailing Wage - the Law That Ensures Fair Pay for Construction Workers - and a Newly-Released Report From the Anti-Union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Group and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WTA) Could Factor Mightily more»

Calling It ‘Family Friendly,’ Republicans Propose Weakening Overtime Laws

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Did You See This One? Just a Week or So Ago, Republican Senators Reintroduced a Bill Intended to Address the Country’s Lack of Paid Family Leave. The Bill, the Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act, Would Let Employers Give Their Workers an Option to Put Their Earned Overtime Hours Toward Paid Family Leave, Rather more»

United Auto Worker Membership Increases - Continues To Climb

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – Membership in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Grew by More Than 12,000 in 2014, the Union is Reporting in its Labor Organization Annual Report, Which Was Filed Earlier This Week With the U.S. Department of Labor. The Report Shows UAW Membership at 403,466 in 2014, Compared to 391,415 in 2013. It’s the Fifth Straight Year of more»

Local Jobs For Local People: Buffalo Building Trades Unions Picket New $50 Million, 320,000-Square-Foot FedEx Ground Transport Facility Being Constructed In Hamburg

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(HAMBURG, NEW YORK) – More Than 100 Unionized Construction Workers - Represented by the Affiliated Member Unions of the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council - are Picketing the Site of a New $50 Million, 320,000-Square-Foot FedEx Ground Transport Facility That’s Being Built in Hamburg in Protest of the Project’s Construction more»

State Education Budget Update: NYSUT Rejects Governor Cuomo's Teacher Evaluation Sham

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) say Changes to the Teacher Evaluation and Tenure Laws Contained in the State Budget are a Disgrace. NYSUT - a Statewide Union With More Than 600,000 Members in Education, Human Services and Health Care, Released the Following Statement. The Teacher Evaluation System Imposed by Governor more»

Another GOP Attack On Postal Workers: Republican Budget Would Take $32 Billion From Postal Workers’ Retirement Savings

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Republicans Slipped a Little Surprise for Postal and Federal Workers Into Their Recent Budget Proposal - Essentially Making the Thrift Savings Plan’s (TSP) G Fund Worthless, According to The Washington Post’s Joe Davidson: Among the Policy Retreads, There Was a Surprise in the House Package. Republicans Want to Make more»

ILA-Represented Longshoremen Approve Local Contract, Ending 18-Month Labor Standoff At Baltimore Port

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Members of Baltimore's Largest Dockworkers Union Have Agreed to a New Local Labor Contract, Ending a Nearly 18-Month Standoff That Both Sides said Threatened the Long-Term Viability of the Port. Members of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) Local 333 Voted by a Thin Margin to Approve the Contract Negotiated by more»

Following The Money: NYC Building Trades Target Big Money Lenders In Fight Against Non-Union Construction On ‘Billionaires’ Row’

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It's Always Smart to Follow the Money. That's Why New York City’s Labor Unions, Long Opposed to a Plan to Use Non-Union Labor to Build One of the City’s Tallest Towers On West 57th Street, are Trying a New Tack to Dissuade Developers From Going the Non-Union Route - Going Straight to the Source of Their Capital. Earlier more»

Wearing Black Cloth Gags Over Their Months & Carrying Signs That Read: Freedom Of Speech & Pray For Justice, CWA-Represented Workers At South Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital ‘Stand Up’ To Catholic Health’s Gag Order

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Wearing Black Cloth Gags Over Their Mouths, a Group of Nurses and Other Health Care Workers Conducted a Silent Vigil in Front Of Catholic Health System’s Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo Tuesday (March 31th) to Protest Hospital Management’s Order Forbidding Workers From Handing Out Flyers to Fellow Employees as They Walked to more»

Schenectady County Community College Adjuncts File To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK) – With 60% Having Signed Union Cards, Adjunct Teachers at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) are Moving Forward to Go Union With the Local Chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. Full-Time Faculty at SCCC are Currently Represented by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) more»