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For The Fourth Year, the Buffalo Teachers Federation Distributes Age Appropriate Books To All 35,000 Buffalo Public School Students

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – For the fourth year, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has distributed 35,000 age appropriate books to all Buffalo Public School Students, BTF President Phil Rumore announced this week. "Studies have shown that having books in a home ‘impacts greatly’ on a student's ‘ability and desire’ to read,” Rumore more»

More Good Organizing News: A Combined Total Of 250 School Bus Workers In Chicago & New Jersey Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(PINEBROOK, NEW JERSEY) – More than 150 School Bus Workers who transport students for Student Transportation of America (STA) in Pine Brook, New Jersey, have voted decisively to join Teamsters Local 102 in Springfield Township. The Drivers and Monitors stood united for fair wages, decent and affordable health insurance, and respect and fairness on more»

Via The Indianapolis Star: It’s Estimated Carrier Corporation’s Decision To Close Its Indiana Plant & Move To Mexico To Take Advantage Of Cheaper Wages Will Cost The State Of Indiana’s Economy $108 Million A Year

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
(INDIANAPOLIS) - Carrier Corporation’s decision to shutter its manufacturing operation on Indianapolis’ west side will cause a domino effect that will wipe out more than 2,700 jobs across Indiana and cost the state's economy more than $100 million a year, experts say. Carrier plans to eliminate 1,400 low-to-mid-grade manufacturing jobs during more»

Via The Spokane (Washington) Spokesman-Review: After Five Weeks On Strike, The International Association Of Machinists & Aerospace Manufacturer Reach A Tentative Contract Agreement

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in National Labor News
(SPOKANE, WASHINGTON) - After five weeks on Strike, Union-represented Workers have announced they’ve reached a Tentative Contract Agreement with West Plains aerospace manufacturer Triumph Composite Systems. The local International Association of Machinists (IAM) Union, which voted to Strike back on May 10th after rejecting a contract proposal from more»

More Than 4,000 Nurses In Midst Of Seven-Day Strike Starts At Five Twin Cities Hospitals In Minneapolis, Minnesota -

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(MINEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - More than 4,000 nurses are on Strike this week at five Twin Cities Allina Hospitals – with some Nurses in tears as they left their shifts early in the morning on Sunday (June 20th) and their patients in the hands of replacements recruited from across the country to cover the seven-day walkout. Nurse Leah Otterness said more»

Charging The NFTA Is “Looking To Bust The Union” – ATU-Represented NFTA Workers Are ‘Fed Up’ With Not Having A New Contract For Seven Years Now, Will ‘Ratchet Up’ Public Pressure This Week

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342-represented Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Workers in Buffalo rallied outside the Downtown Buffalo bus station today (Thursday, June 23rd) where the NFTA’s offices are located to protest the lack of a new contract. It’s going on more»

“Made No Difference That He Was An Out-Of-Town, Non-Union Worker” - Two IUOE Local 17 Members Save The Life Of A Fellow Worker Whose Heart Had Stopped On Buffalo’s SolarCity Project

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Western New York International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 Members Keegan Lachut (on the left) and Ron Morin (on the right) shake hands outside Buffalo’s SolarCity Construction Project where the two helped save the life of an out-of-town, Non-Union Worker just before Memorial Day. more»

Via The Pittsburgh City Newspaper: Rivers Casino Workers In Pittsburgh File For Union Election – Workers Seek ‘Fairness’ From Employer For Employees

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - Workers employed at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh have announced they’ve filed for a Union Election, an announcement that comes after more than six years of organizing efforts at the casino. "I am fighting for the Union at the Rivers Casino because ‘we need fairness across the board,’" Dorothy Hall, a Casino Employee more»

Another Incident At A Commercial Bakery Operated By Wegmans Food Markets Leads To New OSHA Safety Violations - Wegmans Facing $140K Fine After Workplace Injury

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Another incident at a commercial bakery operated by Wegmans Food Markets has led to new safety violations from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA's Buffalo-area office said on Monday (June 20) that the grocery store chain failed to train Employees on how to properly turn off and clean a conveyor more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Verizon Is A Victory For ‘Us All’

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: Verizon Is A Victory For ‘Us All,’ was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, more»

Labor Perspective From The Web Site www.good.is: The Rise Of Unions & Millennials’ Need To Be Organized In The Workplace

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Guest Columns
Fair Pay, Safe Working Conditions, Health Care, Retirement Plans - the standard features many of us take for granted in the modern workplace were forged more than a century ago by Labor Unions, which hit their collective peak in the United States during the 1950s. To many, the notion of Unionizing is unfamiliar and unnecessary in the post-industrial age, more»

UPDATE II- Tentative & New Three-Year Master Contract Reached By Three Unions At Kaleida Health In Buffalo Called A “Historic” Local Health Care Labor Agreement

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – After what was described as “three months of cordial, good-faith negotiations,” a tentative and new three-year Master Contract Agreement that was reached early Saturday (June 18th) between three Labor Unions that combine to represent 7,500 Kaleida Health Employees in Downtown Buffalo’s growing medical corridor is being more»

There’s New (Union) Leadership at the DNC - SEIU National Political Director Brandon Davis Named General Election Chief Of Staff Of The Democratic Party

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As Hillary Clinton’s campaign gets into gear for the Democratic Convention and the general election campaign, they’ve brought aboard new leadership to the Democratic National Committee (DNC): Brandon Davis, who has served as National Political Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has become the more»

Via Rolling Stone: ‘Rock Against The TPP’ - Musicians To Conduct Nationwide Uprising & Concert Tour To Protest Signing Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(DENVER) – American Musician, Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Tom Morello will headline the kickoff show of what's being billed as "a nationwide uprising and concert tour" that will protest the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. Anti-Flag, Actress Evangeline Lilly (of the films: Lost and The Hobbit), the Flobots and more»

Unionized Health Care Workers Turn Their Focus On Getting The Safe Staffing For Quality Care Act Passed In NYS Senate After Assembly Passage Of Bill

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, some of those Health Care Givers and their allies, including some State Elected Representatives, who worked so hard to get the Safe Staffing For Quality Care Act passed gathered in Albany last week to be there to see the New York State Assembly pass the bill by a final vote of 108-to-32. In the middle more»

Via nwLaborPress.org: Laid-off Nabisco Workers Travel U.S. To Boycott Mexican-Made Oreos

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Chicago Bakery Worker Anthony Jackson was laid off from Nabisco on March 23rd. Last week, Jackson traveled to Portland, Oregon as part of a multi-city tour to publicize his Union’s boycott of Mexican-made Oreos. Jackson is one of several hundred Chicago Workers who were disposed of when Nabisco, a highly profitable and iconic more»

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez Muses On Big Business & The ‘Power Of The Press’ – Recalls His “Buffalo, New York Labor Roots” When Speaking About His Role In Helping Bring An End To The Verizon Strike

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a speech that focused largely on the Verizon Strike and the new overtime rule, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez also managed to salute the power of the press while speaking to the 2016 Communications Workers of America (CWA) Legislative-Political conference near Capitol Hill last week. Perez noted that his involvement in helping more»

National AFL-CIO Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Published on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Labor Endorsements
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The General Board of the 12.5 million Member National AFL-CIO has voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process that was initiated one year ago to capture the interests of the 12.5 million Working People the National Labor Federation represents, Union more»

Via LaborPress.org: Another Non-Union Ironworker In New York City Walks Off the Job Citing Worksite Dangers & Wage Theft

Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - After nearly three years of putting up buildings in New York City for fast food wages and in dangerous working conditions, U.S. Crane & Rigging Worker Edgar Johsua Melendez walked off a West 57th Street job site early Thursday (June 16th) morning and into the embrace of supportive Union Members. “This is a ‘big more»

CWA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Verizon Contracts - Cement ‘Historic Victory’ For Nearly 40,000 Wireline Workers, Wireless Retail Workers & Wireless Technicians Following 7-Week Strike

Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Verizon Workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day Strike by nearly 40,000 Unionized Workers, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today (Friday, June 17th). On April 13th, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia went on more»

From Fortune Magazine: The ‘Inside Story’ Of How The Verizon Strike Ended - Taco Night & 10 Days Of Intense Talks In Washington Made The Difference

Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 in National Labor News
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez – a Buffalo, New York native - and his staff had been following the uneven negotiations between Verizon Communications and its two large Unions for almost a year when some 40,000 Workers, mostly Installers, Electricians and Call Center Workers, walked out on Strike in mid-April. But despite the lengthy run-up, more»

The Newspaper Guild Applauds Settlement Over Law360 Non-Compete Clause - Ends Pacts for Most Workers

Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Law360, the legal news web site subsidiary of LexisNexis, has reached a settlement calling for it to end its practice of requiring most Employees to sign non-compete agreements, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this week. The June 14th settlement - which limits use of the agreements to Law 360’s more»

Just In Case You Missed This One, Via Think Progress: Wisconsin Congresswoman Who Used To Receive Welfare Wants To Drug Test Rich People Who Get Tax Breaks

Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 in National Labor News
Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore (Democrat) has had enough of the growing movement to drug test poor people who need government assistance. So earlier this week, she introduced a bill that she says will make things fairer. Her Top 1% Accountability Act would require anyone claiming itemized tax deductions of more than $150,000 in a given year to submit more»

UPDATE: Strike Averted At Macy’s – RWDSU Announces Tentative Four-Year Contract For 5,000 Unionized Department Store Workers That Features Higher Wages & More Affordable Health Care

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) – A Strike by 5,000 Macy’s Department Store Workers has been averted as the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced a tentative, four year agreement had been reached earlier today (Thursday, June 16) that features higher wages and more affordable health care for its Members. “I am thrilled that in more»

Teamsters Make History By Negotiating With FedEx Freight For The First Time

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - The Teamsters made history this week when it met with representatives of FedEx Freight to kick off contract negotiations for Workers employed in the Philadelphia area - which is the first time the Union has sat down with a FedEx Operating Unit for contract talks. The talks took place after FedEx Freight exhausted all its legal appeals in more»

UFCW-Represented Kroger Employees Ratify New Contract, Vow To Build Stronger Union

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in National Labor News
(ROANOKE, VIRGINIA) – More than 5,000 United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW-represented Kroger Supermarket Chain Employees have voted 426-to-366 to accept a new contract – and in the process avoided a Strike. The agreement covers 5,100 Kroger associates in Virginia from Bristol east to Appomattox and from Martinsville north to more»

Nearly 10,000 Registered Nurses Represented By National Nurses United Prepare To Conduct A Strike In Three States To “Protect Patients And Advance” Their Practice

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in National Labor News
Nearly 10,000 Unionized Registered Nurses (RNs) in the States of California, Massachusetts and Minnesota are preparing to Strike in the coming days - which will amount to a National Strike of Nurses who have made the decision to walk the line over health care, staffing and patient safety issues. All of the RNs are represented by National Nurses United, the more»

A True ‘David Versus Goliath’ Story: New Jersey Department Of Labor Rules Against North Tonawanda’s Audubon Machinery & Its Board Chairman – U.S. Congressman & Trump Supporter Christopher Collins

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Also lost in the shuffle of a number of high-profile Labor events, actions and Strikes over the past several weeks was news that the New Jersey Department of Labor had ruled against North Tonawanda’s Audubon Machinery Corporation and its Board Chairman – Republican U.S. Congressman and Donald Trump Surrogate Chris more»

Via LaborPress.org: Strike Deadline Looms At Four Macy’s Stores In New York City & White Plains As 45-Day Contract Extension Expires At Midnight Tonight

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - Nearly 5,000 Union-Represented Workers at four Macy’s stores in New York City and White Plains could go out on Strike late as a 45-day contract extension expires at midnight tonight (Wednesday, June 15th). Key issues in the negotiations between the company and Local 1-S of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) more»

Via The Albany Times Union: Labor Union Advocates Demand License Mandate For Elevator Contractors & Seek Formal Training For Contractors

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Across the State of New York, a wide range of jobs require a license, but Elevator Contracting is one field that doesn't enforce any state educational standards. In fact, there are no training requirements for Elevator Repair Workers, but supporters of the Elevator Safety Act are aiming to change that. "I am getting ‘so more»

National AFL-CIO’s ‘Union Summer’ Program Celebrates 20 Years Of Organizing

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in National Labor News
(JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI) - The National AFL-CIO’s annual Union Summer Program kicked off in Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday (June 14th), marking the 20th anniversary of the one-of-a-kind internship program that places young activists on various organizing campaigns. Union Summer internships are designed to introduce Young Activists to the Labor more»

Organized Labor On The Orlando Shooting

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Organized Labor is responding to the Orlando Shooting, with several Unions – led by the National AFL-CIO saying that while some “will try to use the tragedy to further divide” Americans, “this is a moment to come together and take the ‘necessary steps’ to make our country safer, stronger and more»

Via Vox: When You Go Into The Voting Booth This November, Remember - With A Stroke Of A Pen, The Next President Could Give A ‘Huge Boost’ To Union Organizing

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in National Labor News
The first platform committee meeting for the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), featuring representatives from both campaigns as well as DNC neutrals, recently took place - and their deliberations likely featured tough negotiations on a range of issues, including: a $15 Minimum Wage; fracking; the legitimacy of giant banks - all points of contention more»

Still Believe Republicans Are ‘For’ Working People? NJ Governor Christie Vetoes Raises For Port Authority Employees In Three Unions Who Haven’t Had Raises In Five Years

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY) – Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed raises proposed by the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) for Employees in three major Unions who haven’t had raises in up to five years. Less than one hour before the close of the veto window last week, Christie frustrated bi-state DRPA and PATCO Hi-Speedline more»

Via Alternet, A Labor Perspective From Labor Notes Assistant Editor Dan DiMaggio: Verizon Strike Shows Corporate Giants Can Be Beat

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
Nearly 40,000 Verizon Strikers returned to work on June 1st with their heads held high, after a 45-day Strike in which they beat back company demands for concessions on job security and flexibility, won 1,300 additional Union jobs and achieved a first contract at seven Verizon Wireless stores. “Walking into work the first day back chanting 'one day more»

Organized Labor ‘Not As Pleased’ As You Would Think About Yet Another Year Reprieve From NYS For The Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – Lost in the shuffle of a number of high-profile Labor events, actions and Strikes over the past several weeks was news that the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) – which has been targeted for merger with the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, had received yet another one-year reprieve to stay more»

AFSCME District Council 37 & City University Of New York Reach a Tentative & Retroactive Contract Agreement That Provides A Nearly 11% Raise

Published on Monday, June 13, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido and City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor James Milliken have announced a tentative and retroactive contract settlement has covering more than seven years. The proposed contract covers the period from more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers To Hold Informational Picket At Nursing Home In Tonawanda – Action Will Highlight Serious Concerns About Staffing Problems That Union Says ‘Negatively Impacts’ Resident Care

Published on Monday, June 13, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East has sent an official 10-day notice to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that its Members will hold an informational picket outside the Sheridan Manor/Safire Nursing Home in the Western New York City of Tonawanda on June 21st. Union more»

Short Single Day CWA Grievance/Unfair Labor Practice Strike Ends At AT&T’s West Coast Operations That Impacted 4,000 Unionized Workers

Published on Monday, June 13, 2016 in National Labor News
(SAN DIEGO) – More than 4,000 Union Workers throughout the State of California report back to work today (Monday, June 13th) after a short, one-day Strike was called to an end on the West Coast as the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced over the weekend that the Union had settled a Grievance/Unfair Labor Practice Strike at AT&T. The more»

Unions Sign Labor Agreement For Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

Published on Monday, June 13, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNC) has signed an official Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with local Trade Unions for work at convention venues in Philadelphia, a Union-Strong City that contrasts sharply with Charlotte, North Carolina site of the party’s last nominating convention. In 2012, many Labor Groups stayed more»

Via The Chicago Tribune: Northwestern Faculty Members Seek To Form Union

Published on Friday, June 10, 2016 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - Northwestern University Instructors are the latest to join the wave of Faculty Unionization efforts at elite private schools, where concerns have been mounting about low pay and insecure working conditions. A group of Adjunct and Non-Tenure-Eligible Faculty Members at Northwestern filed a Union Election Petition Thursday (June 9th) with the more»

Via The Wall Street Journal: Builder ‘Riles Up’ Unions Amid Push Into NYC Market - Gilbane Building Company’s Use Of A Mix Of Union And Non-Union Labor For Large Projects Stirs Controversy

Published on Friday, June 10, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - A Providence, Rhode Island-based builder run by the same family for five generations has been making a big push into the New York City market, increasing its share of business from developers of residential, commercial and institutional constructions projects. But Gilbane Building Company hasn’t made many friends among the more»

Via The Boston Globe: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Union ‘Isn’t Happy’ With Changes To Attendance Policy - Carmen's Union Files Grievance After Negotiations With Management Go South

Published on Friday, June 10, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(BOSTON) - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) largest Labor Union is challenging changes to the agency’s attendance policy that the MBTA says have helped cut down on absenteeism and overtime spending this year. Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, which represents more than 4,000 MBTA Employees, filed a grievance this more»

The Just-Concluded Verizon Strike ‘Must Have Made An Impact’ As The CWA & AT&T Mobility ‘Avoid A Repeat’ By Reaching Tentative Agreement On A New Contract

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in New York State Labor News
AT&T Mobility and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have averted a potential nationwide strike of more than 40,000 Employees by reaching a tentative agreement. The agreement focuses on benefits, including health care, and will be submitted to the Union’s Membership for a ratification vote, the carrier announced this week. Wages, pension more»

Via In These Times: Revolt of the ‘Chapulines’ - After Strike, Indigenous Mexican Farmworkers Vote To Unionize

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Sometimes they call themselves Chapulines. It's a Oaxacan inside joke. Chapulines are small insects, like grasshoppers. When they're toasted with lime and garlic, they're a delicacy that's as much a part of Oaxacan indigenous culture as mezcal or big tlayuda tortillas. One Worker standing in line in the edge of a San Joaquin more»

As Union-Represented Flight Attendants Picket Shareholder Meeting In Chicago, The Association Of Flight Attendants & United Airlines Are Slated To Continue Talks On A New Contract

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - Negotiations between United Airlines and its Flight Attendants will continue after they failed to settle on a unified contract last week, both groups said earlier this week. The National Mediation Board (NMB) asked United and the Flight Attendants Union to meet next week to "resolve any outstanding language issues in preparation for one final more»

A USA TODAY Exclusive: Hundreds Of Workers Allege GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Pay His Bills’

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in National Labor News
During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia Cabinet-Builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza. The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s father, finished its work in 1984 and submitted its more»

This Is How It’s Done: Becoming ‘AFSCME Strong’ One Door at a Time

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NORTH FLORIDA) - After an intensive AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees) Strong training session, AFSCME Florida Leaders across North Florida are now taking lessons they learned back to their fellow Members. One of those Leaders is Tad Lewek, a Plan Examiner with the City of Jacksonville’s Building Inspection more»

Public Employees Federation Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New One-Year Contract With NYS – Membership To Receive 2% Retroactive Raise Before End Of Summer

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The American Arbitration Association Tuesday (June 7th) counted thousands of ballots from Public Employees Federation (PEF) Members who overwhelmingly voted in favor of a tentative one-year agreement with New York State. The tally was 30,882 in favor of the pact, out of a total of 31,903 ballots counted. The contract received a more»

Via The Web Site Jaconbin: Why Unionized Verizon Workers Won – Their Campaign For Union Democracy ‘Set The State’ For A Successful Strike

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in National Labor News
It’s a Strike outcome that’s all too rare these days: a corporate powerhouse forced to drop sweeping Union-Busting demands by a solid Strike of tens of thousands of Workers with widespread public support. The question now is whether Organized Labor will follow the Verizon Workers’ example and once again make the Strike a weapon against more»