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With WNY Experiencing A Construction Boon, Paul Brown Now Leads Both The Buffalo & Niagara County Construction & Building Trades Councils Into 2016

Published on Monday, February 8, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NORTH TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) - With Western New York currently experiencing its biggest construction boon in decades, Plasterers Local 9 President Paul Brown now leads both the Buffalo and Niagara County Construction & Building Trades Councils into 2016. With the two Councils’ combined Union Membership of around 12,000, Brown - who presently more»

CWA-Represented New York City Traffic Agents Reach Seven-Year Tentative Agreement

Published on Monday, February 8, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - New York City Traffic Enforcement Agents, Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1182, have reached a Tentative seven-Year Agreement with the city that includes raises and a signing bonus, the Union announced. The 2,100 Agents issue parking tickets and direct traffic throughout the city. "I’m ‘thrilled’ a more»

Do You Get The Feeling That Something ‘Good’ Is Happening Here? - Union Membership Creeps Upward In The South

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Over the last year, the share of U.S. Workers belonging to Unions held steady at 11.1%, according to recently-released data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - but the new BLS figures also show Unions made surprising gains in a region where Labor faces some of its biggest legal and political obstacles to organizing: the U.S. South. In the 13 Southern more»

An Interesting Read For Unionists Fighting The 1%: The Brainwashing Of My Dad By Fox News, Rush Limbaugh & ‘Hate Media’

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
Many of us understand the damage that’s been done by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and Hate Media. You can hear the promotion of blatant racism, homophobia, misogyny and bigotry just by turning on the TV, radio or computer. Malicious lies are perpetuated until they are believed by those who have been sucked in and who now use Right-Wing more»

SEIU-Represented Twin Cities Security Officers In Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota Reach Tentative Agreement On Landmark New Contract, Win $15 For All Officers

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Twin Cities Security Officers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 have reached a Tentative Agreement for a ground-breaking new contract, Union Officials announced earlier this week. All current Officers will achieve a minimum of $15-an-hour Wage and all future Officers will be on a path more»

A Labor Perspective Message For Union Members From Two Philadelphia Teachers, Amy Roat & Yaasyin Muhammad: The Strength Of A Union Lies With Its Members, ‘Not Its President, Staff & Legal Team’

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective: The Strength Of A Union Lies With Its Members, Not Its President, Staff & Legal Team - was co-authored by two Philadelphia Teachers - Amy Roat and Yaasyin Muhammad. It can be directly accessed at: more»

Why Do Republicans Hate Unions? Because They’re A Threat To Corporate Control

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Union Retirees
Unions have been fiercely attacked since their emergence in the United States during the Industrial Revolution. While it is true that Labor Unions have had their own set of unique and troubling problems, ranging from insufficient organization to outright corruption, the most harrowing opposition they’ve faced throughout history has been from the more»

The Big Game’s On Sunday & Here’s Your Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

Published on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in State-National Labor News
Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and while some of our larger and faster Union Brothers from the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers; who are Members of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) - will be battling it out in Santa Clara; California at Super Bowl 50. And while the Super Bowl carries a Union Label; from players to broadcast more»

Thousands Take To The Streets During Downtown Rush Hour As The Chicago Teachers Union Voices Its Opposition To The School District's Move To Slash Budgets & Stop Paying Much Of Teachers' Pension Contributions

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - Throngs of protesters organized by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) clogged Loop streets during Thursday (February 4th) evening’s rush hour to voice opposition to the Chicago Public School District's move to slash budgets and stop paying much of the Teachers' Pension Contributions. The show of force by the Union's rank-and-file came three more»

More Good Organizing News: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members At Two University Of Southern California Academic Units Have Voted To Unionize

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 in Young Unionists
(LOS ANGELES) - The results, announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) earlier this week, make University of Southern California (USC) the largest private university in California to have Faculty represented by a Union. Eligible Faculty Members in the Roski School of Art and Design opted to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

Continued Help For Flint Residents From Organized Labor: General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant & UAW Local 2209 Collect 56,700 Water Bottles For Residents Poisoned By Lead In Their Drinking Water

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 in Young Unionists
(FORT WAYNE, INDIANA) – Located less than three hours to the north, an American city about half the size of Fort Wayne, Indiana is without drinking water amid a public health emergency because its water has tested positive for lead. The City of Flint, Michigan’s water was contaminated with lead in 2014 when the city switched from the Detroit more»

Yet Another Important Reason For Working People To Vote On The Democratic Line In This Year’s Presidential Election: Our Next President Will Name As Many As Four Supreme Court Justices

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The latest urgent issue on the 2016 campaign trail is whether a Democrat or a Republican president will get to make as many as four Supreme Court appointments. With four justices over the age of 77, the next president could dramatically reshape the court - upending its delicate 5-4 balance, and transforming the nation’s legal more»

Teamsters Applaud Agreement Ending Misclassification At Port Of Oakland - Enhanced Project Labor Agreement Upholds Prevailing Wage For Drivers

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Construction Truck Drivers at the Port of Oakland will be protected from Employee Misclassification and receive the Prevailing Wage, thanks to an enhanced Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that was recently passed - unanimously - by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Under the agreement, trucking brokers must commit to paying more»

National AFL-CIO Delivers One Million Anti-TPP Petitions To Congress

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As representatives of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement countries meet in New Zealand to officially sign the trade deal, its prospects of going into effect remain uncertain at best. The pact does not enjoy majority support in Congress and changes that some members are demanding are strongly opposed by other TPP more»

Hailed As A 'Pioneer' - Willie James, The First Black President Of Bus And Subway Workers Union In New York City, Passes Away At The Age Of 73

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Willie James, the first African American president of the Bus and Subway Workers Union in the city, has passed away, Transit Workers United (TWU) Local 100 Officials announced earlier this week. James, 73, headed TWU Local 100 between 1996 and 2000. He was appointed to the post by the executive board before eventually winning election. more»

UAW-Represented GM Workers To Receive Profit-Sharing Checks Of Up To $11,000 - Payout Is The Highest For Any Of Detroit’s Automakers

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - General Motors (GM) earned $6.3 billion in the fourth quarter, more than five times the year's-earlier $1.1 billion, and its United Auto Workers (UAW) Union-represented Workers will receive profit sharing checks of up to $11,000, based on the company's 2016 pre-tax profit in North America of $11 billion. The profit sharing payout is the highest more»

How Union Is Super Bowl 50?

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Union Retirees
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Alright! - Grab the pigskin and fire up the grill, because after five months and 266 National Football League (NFL) games, Super Bowl 50 is upon us! It’s by far the most televised TV sports event in America, and – did you know that the Super Bowl is also a heavily Union affair? Here at Labor 411, we’ve compiled a more»

Labor Perspective From Central Montana Central Labor Council President Jerry Rukavina Via The Great Falls Tribune: The Word ‘Union’ Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Jerry Rukavina serves as President of the Central Montana Central Labor Council and a Field Representative for the Montana Education Association (MEA) and Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT). He also is a retired school teacher. His Labor Perspective: The Word Union Is Not A Four-Letter Word, can be directly accessed more»

18,000 USW-Represented Members Employed At More Than A Dozen Facilities Across the United States Ratify New Three-Year Contract With U.S. Steel

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – By a greater than 2-to-1 margin, Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Union have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel that covers 18,000 Workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States, USW Officials announced Monday (February 1st). The new contract takes effect immediately. The two sides reached a more»

300 Union Plumbers From Across The U.S. Spent The Weekend Installing Water Filters For Flint Residents - For Free

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(FLINT, MICHIGAN) - Due to the inaction of State of Michigan and Federal Officials, thousands of people in Flint have been exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their water. But over the weekend, 300 Union Plumbers took matters into their own hands by descending on Flint to install new faucets and water filters - for free. Many Flint residents needed new more»

Organized Labor Across New York State Grows By Nearly 60,000 New Members, According To The Latest Bureau Of Labor Statistics - Empire State Remains The Most Unionized State In The United States

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – According to the latest report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), New York State remains the most Unionized state in the United States, with 24.7% of the Workforce belonging to a Union, and – the Labor Movement across New York has grown by nearly 60,000 new Members. New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said more»

The Detroit Federation Of Teachers Sues Detroit Schools - Suit Alleges Conditions In Public Schools Have Exposed Students To Dangerous Environments

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - The Detroit Federation of Teachers has filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city's Public School System, calling for officials to repair what it calls dangerous school conditions and the removal of the system's state-appointed emergency manager. The suit filed by the Teachers’ Union alleges that the fiscal and building conditions overseen more»

WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center Advocates To Take Part In State Mental Health Hearing In Albany Wednesday, Will Introduce Alternative To Stop Merger Into Adult Buffalo Psych Center

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Led by representatives from the State Public Employees Federation (PEF) and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), the fight to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) in West Seneca continues Wednesday (February 3rd) in Albany, where advocates will introduce a new model of care during a State Mental more»

Despite The State Having A Right-To-Work (For Less) Law, Labor Union Membership In Michigan Rises In 2015

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF MICHIGAN) - Michigan Union Membership rebounded significantly in 2015 after a sharp decline in 2014, according to Federal Statistics that were released last week, with the percentage of all Employees with Union Memberships rising from 14.5% to 15.2%. Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber said Union Membership tends to go up and down slightly more»

It Doesn’t Matter In What Country You Live, More & More Workers Are Unionizing – Case In Point, Ottawa, Canada Where Workers Employed At The Baton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar Join The UFCW

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(OTTAWA, CANADA) - Canadian Workers employed at the Baton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar in Downtown Ottawa are the newest members of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 206 after a majority recently voted to join the Union – becoming the first-ever Baton Rouge Restaurant to be Unionized in Canada. The Baton Rouge Members work as Servers, more»

‘Change The Rules, Be The Power’ Conference Addresses Responsibility Of Labor Unions

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – More than 1,000 Members of the AFL-CIO members from across the United States met in Washington, D.C. in mid-January for the largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event of its kind for the second year in a row. The Change the Rules, Be the Power Conference examined major issues facing its members including Gender Justice, Criminal more»

Could There Be A ‘Silver Lining’ In The Friedrichs’ Decision? Former AFT Organizing Director Shaun Richman, Via In These Times, Opines: How Friedrichs Could Actually ‘Unleash’ Unions From Decades Of Free Speech Restrictions

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Shaun Richman is a former Organizing Director for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). His Labor Perspective originally appeared In These Times and can be directly accessed at: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18796/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-free-speech-strikes As the spring semester more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Annual Meeting: Key Speaker Dave Wasiura Of The USW Says “It’s Time To Change The System” & Begin To ‘Groom The Elected Leaders Of Tomorrow From Within’ Organized Labor

Published on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held its 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Lewiston Fire Hall in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, January 27th. Pictured above, from left to right, are some of the awards winners: United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9436 President Jeffrey Soos (Union Champions at more»

Once Again, New York State Is The ‘Most Unionized State In The Nation’ With Almost A Quarter Of Its Workers Belonging To A Union

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) - New York State remains the most Unionized State in the nation, according to the numbers released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nationally, the portion of Workers who were Members of Unions in 2015 held steady at 11.1% compared with the previous year. New York's percentage increased by 0.1%. Two sets of numbers are more»

Staples-NLRB Case: Secret Document Exposes U.S. Postal Service Privatization Planning

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A document unearthed in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reveals why the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is adamant that the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) deal with Staples - and others like it - must be stopped. The March 26th, 2012, document exposes the secret privatization more»

This Is What You Get When Working People Vote Republican: Prevailing Wage Repealed by West Virginia House – Bill Now Moves to Senate

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA) - By a vote of 55-to-44, the House of Delegates in the State of West Virginia this week voted to abolish this State's Prevailing Wage Law. Organized Labor is not happy about the repeal, because Union Members feel it is going to result in lower pay and benefits on State Construction Projects. "It's ‘terrible.’ It's more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Buffalo Teachers Federation Rejects Latest Contract Offer, Calls Buffalo School Board’s Proposal “An Insult” & “Slap In The Face”

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation's (BTF) Executive Committee and Council of Delegates, which includes Union Representatives from each and every one of Buffalo’s Public Schools, has unanimously rejected the Buffalo Board of Education's latest contract proposal, the BTF announced on Friday (January 29th). In the resolution that was more»

This Is Why Nearly 1,200 Nurses In The State Of Pennsylvania Unionized Last Week: They Complained About Poor Working Conditions & Their Feared For Patient Safety

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Nurses at two Pennsylvania hospitals were fed up with poor working conditions, subpar equipment, ineffective scheduling and inadequate staffing, an environment that they believed was simply unsafe for their patients - so last week nearly 1,200 of them voted to Unionize. More than 330 Registered Nurses (RNs) at Delaware County Memorial more»

Ford Profit Triggers Record $9,300 UAW Worker Bonuses

Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – The Ford Motor Company reported a strong fourth-quarter and full-year profit on Thursday (January 28th), enough to trigger record $9,300 Profit Sharing Checks for about 52,700 Hourly Workers represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union. The Automaker reported net income of $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter and $7.4 billion for the more»

Rockland County CSEA Members Ratify New Contract That Features Number Of Improvements – From An Hourly Wage Increase To Additional Vacation Days

Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(POMONA, NEW YORK) – By a 3-to-1 margin, 1,300 Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented Workers have ratified a new Labor Agreement with the County of Rockland, Union Officials announced Thursday (January 28th). According to CSEA Labor Relations Specialist Larry Sparber, the Union's Chief Negotiator, the new contract agreement impacting more»

Did You Hear About This? - Democrat Punches Fellow Dem For Supporting Right-To-Work In Missouri

Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF MISSOURI) - A Missouri Democratic lawmaker released a restraining order earlier this week against one of his colleagues who allegedly assaulted him for supporting a Republican-backed proposal to end Mandatory Union Dues. Representative Courtney Allen Curtis released the restraining order against fellow Democrat Representative Michael Butler. more»

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With The California Faculty Association – Should The CFA Go Out On Strike

Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - The California Faculty Association (CFA) has announced it is still prepared to Strike if California State University Trustees refuse to raise Wages once fact-finding reports are released - and the CFA officials say they will not be alone. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has announced it will Strike in Solidarity with the CFA, more»

Fiat Chrysler-UAW Members To Receive $4,000 In Profit Sharing

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - About 40,000 United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV Employees will receive Profit Sharing Payments of up to $4,000 for 2015. The bonuses are the largest under the Automaker’s four-year Contract with the UAW from 2011, up 45% from the previous high of $2,750 in 2014. The Unionized Employees will receive the more»

Time To Start Thinking About ‘Not Buying’ Oreos, Ritz Crackers & Cadbury Chocolates After Mondelez Bakeries Announces Closure Of Nine Bakery Lines In Chicago – Has Plans To Shift Jobs To Mexico

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - Mondelez Bakeries, which makes Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers and Cadbury Chocolates, has announced yet another round of layoffs at its Chicago bakery and also made it known that company plans to enlarge its Mexico facilities as it closes nine bakery lines in the Windy City, some of which have been operating for 60 years. The company has been more»

Disney Just Got Hit With Two Class-Action Suits For Illegally Replacing American Workers With Foreigners

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Young Unionists
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA) - Disney just got hit with two class-action suits. Leo Perrero and Dena Moore say they were illegally replaced by Foreign Workers. Both were laid off from their IT jobs at Walt Disney World in Orlando in January 2015. They were told they had 90 days to train their replacements: Foreigners on H-1B Visas, the most common visa for more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation To Buffalo School Board: The Board’s “Shown How Little They Value Teachers” By Asking Them To Work ‘More’ Hours, ‘Agree’ To A 20% ‘Increase’ In Workload & ‘Pay More’ For Health Care

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Working without a contract for more than 11 years now, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is criticizing the Buffalo School Board after it provided a public update on Contract Negotiations, saying the Board Has “shown ‘how little they value’ Teachers” by asking them to work more hours, agree to a 20% increase in more»

Via The Olean Times Herald: American Federation Of Government Employees Say Outbreak Of Hives & Rashes Persists At Southern Tier City’s Social Security Office

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN, NEW YORK) – Workers represented by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) who are employed at the Social Security Office in Downtown Olean continue to experience the same medical conditions as they did in late September while at work - strong outbreaks of hives and respiratory issues, a Union Representative says. more»

The Flint Water Crisis: No Union Plumbers Have Been Called Upon To Replace Water Pipes In Any Of The City’s Impacted 15,000 To 20,000 Homes That Contain Lead

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(FLINT, MICHIGAN) - It's been three weeks since Michigan declared a State of Emergency in Flint, but not a single water pipe that contains lead has been replaced, NBC News has learned. The city's utilities manager and a Union Official confirmed that none of the costly plumbing work has been started - even though experts agree it's the permanent solution to more»

IBEW Joins Other Unions To Oppose Congressional Anti-Union Bill That Aims To Kill Government Project Labor Agreements

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Anti-Union Legislation seeking to limit the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) met determined resistance in this month when the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) joined forces with signatory contractors and other Unions to oppose it in Congress. The deceptively named Government Neutrality in Contracting Act more»

Illegally Locked Out, USW-Represented ATI Employees Rally In Lockport After Company Earnings Report Is Released That Shows ‘Larger Than Expected’ Fourth Quarter Loss Of $226.9 Million

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – The United Steelworkers (USW) on Tuesday (January 26th) called for Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) to end its illegal, five-month-old lock out of 2,200 Workers employed in its plants across the United States – including 44 in the Niagara County City of Lockport, who rallied outside the Ohio Street Facility just more»

NYSUT Sues The State Education Department In Defense Of Collective Bargaining Rights, Files Suit On Behalf Of Teachers & Local Teachers' Unions - Including The Buffalo Teachers Federation, Charges The SED Violated Taylor Law

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Tuesday (January 26th) filed suit saying the State Education Department's (SED) actions on Teacher Improvement Plans violate the State's Taylor Law and Teachers' Collective Bargaining Rights. The suit filed in State Supreme Court in Albany on behalf of four Teachers and six local more»

The ‘Lone Picketer’ - Photo Of Locked Out ATI/USW Member In Lockport, N.Y., Trudging Alone Through A Blinding Snowstorm Is ‘Inspirational,’ Sends Message To Other Union Members To “Get Involved & Never Give Up”

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – I found it very hard to turn my eyes away from the picture of the lone picketer that I discovered while recently surfing Facebook, a photo that captured the determination of one person, trudging through the snow alone in a near whiteout in front of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated’s (ATI) City of Lockport Plant here in more»

Labor Goes South - Can The Movement Rebuild Itself Below The Mason-Dixon Line & Change Southern Politics In The Process?

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 in State-National Labor News
At the National AFL-CIO’s 2013 Convention in Los Angeles - the Savannah, Georgia Regional Central Labor Council offered a resolution with a rather simple message: Quit messing around and get serious about organizing the South. Global corporations were flooding into the region, the Council argued, paying Workers wages so low that they were bringing more»

Why Organized Labor Must Fight Right-To-Work Legislation: Michigan Union Membership Dropped Significantly In 2014, First Full Year Under RTW Law

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Young Unionists
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Union Membership in the State of Michigan fell sharply in 2014, the first full year under its new Right-To-Work (for less) Law. Overall, 14.5% of Wage and Salary Workers in Michigan were Members of a Union in 2014, down from 16.3% in 2013, according to Federal Statistics released late last week. Union Membership in Michigan more»

More Good Organizing News: After Five-Year Battle, O’Reilly Auto Parts Warehouse Workers & Drivers In California Win Teamster Representation

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in State-National Labor News
(MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA) - For half a decade, Workers at a warehouse in Moreno Valley, California have gone without Union Representation despite voting in favor of joining Teamsters Local 166 in 2010. Now the 65 Warehouse Workers and Drivers of Ozark Automotive Distributors, who stock and deliver supplies to O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores, can finally call more»