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Alabama Contractor Goes ‘Full Pinocchio’ In Anti-Union Campaign

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA) - In a Desperate Bid to Suppress Support for the International Association of Machinists (IAM) in an Upcoming Union Representation Election, a Government Contractor at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama Has Begun Holding Captive Audience Meetings Where Employees are Treated to a Smorgasbord Of Threats, Misinformation and Outright more»

Fed Up, Non-Represented Employees At Five Planned Parenthood Clinics In Central New York Spearhead Effort To ‘Go Union’

Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CENTRAL NEW YORK) – When Non-Represented Workers Employed in a Non-Union Workplace Take the Initiative to Get More Than Enough Signed Cards to Have a Union, You Know it’s Seriously Needed. And That’s What’s Happening Right Now With More Than 60 Health Care Workers Who are Employed by Planned Parenthood at Five Central New York more»

Via the huffingtonpost.com: Fast Food Workers At A New Jersey Subway Chain Sandwich Shop Vote To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(BLOOMSBURY, NEW JERSEY) - A Group of Subway Sandwich Makers Just Proved That it Isn't Impossible for Fast Food Workers to Unionize. Workers at a Subway Location in Bloomsbury, New Jersey Voted Late Last Week in Favor of Joining the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU). The 13 Workers are Employed by the Tennessee-Based Travel Center more»

Via The Huffington Post: Ask Yourself, How Important Are Work Protections On The Job? Coal Miner - Whose Brother Died On The Job - Was Fired After Flagging Dangers

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(EASTERN KENTUCKY) - In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots Helped Transport the Lifeless Body of His Older Brother Out of the Coal Mine Where They'd Worked Together in Eastern Kentucky. Richard Coots, Just 23 Years Old, Had Been Crushed to Death by a Piece of Mining Machinery Below Ground. Now, Not Even Three Years Later, the Younger Coots Has Been Fired From more»

Eight Unlawfully Fired Workers Heading Back To Work With Pay At Mrs. Green's Natural Market After NLRB Settlement

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(MOUNT KISCO, NEW YORK) - After Being Federally Charged by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regional Director With Unlawfully Terminating Eight Employees in January (2014) for Supporting a Union, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 1500 Has Settled With Mrs. Green’s Natural Market After the Company Agreed to Rehire the Eight more»

Nine-Week Strike At Calspan In Buffalo & Niagara Falls Is Over As IAM-Represented Workers Ratify New Contract, Which Includes Wage Increases & Retention Of Benefits

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA/NIAGARA FALLS) – The Strike by 24 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 1180/District Lodge 65-Represented Workers Employed at the Calspan Corporation’s Suburban Buffalo and Niagara Falls Operations is Over. IAMAW Officials Announced Today (Monday, July 21st) the 24 Unionized Calspan more»

‘Bright Future’ Forecast For Buffalo Area Teamsters Local 449, Which Merged Earlier This Year With Local 375 – Diverse Membership Now Exceeds 3,300

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Quietly, Buffalo Area Teamsters’ Locals 449 and 375 Finalized a Merger at the End of 2013 for a Number of Reasons, Union Representatives Tell WNYLaborToday.com. But After the Marriage That Occurred Nearly Seven Months Ago, the Future Appears to be Very Bright for a Teamsters’ Local That Now Represents More Than 3,300 Members more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus On Older Unemployed Workers

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Union Retirees
Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus On Older Unemployed Workers Last Week, Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Richard Fiesta Teamed Up With Several Members of Congress, the Center For Effective Government and Other Advocacy Organizations to Draw Attention to Older Unemployed Job Seekers. The Capitol Hill Event Highlighted the Disproportionate more»

Via www.msnbc.com: Minnesota Congressman Wants To Make Union Organizing A Civil Right

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Young Unionists
(DETROIT) – U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) Plans to Unveil Legislation That Would Make Unionization Into a Legally Protected Civil Right, Ellison said Saturday (July 19th). The Bill, Which Congressman Ellison Plans to Formally Introduce On Wednesday, July 30th Would Make it Easier for Workers to Take Legal Action Against Companies That more»

International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Overwhelmingly Approve New Contracts At US Airways

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON. D.C.) - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Announced Saturday (July 19th) That 11,000 Maintenance Training Specialist, Fleet Service and Mechanic and Related Employees Have Approved New Contracts by 96%, 86% and 67% - Respectively, at the New American Airlines. The Three-Year Accords Provide for more»

Via www.bloomberg.com: Fast Food Workers Say McDonald’s Fired Them For Union Activity

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is Investigating Whether Employees at McDonald’s Corporation Restaurants Were Fired for Joining Labor Unions, a Case That Threatens to Disrupt the Decades-Old, Fast-Food Franchise Model. A Worker Group Accused McDonald’s Locations in New York City of Terminating Nine Employees for more»

If You Read One Thing, Read This Via thinkprogress.org: Five Ways Labor Unions Are Trying To Get Their ‘Mojo’ Back

Published on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Since the Mid-1950s, We All Know the Percentage of Employed Workers Who Belong to a Union Has Dropped From More Than 28% to Less Than 12%. Experts Have Tied the Nation’s Growing Wage Inequality With This Decline. To Combat These Trends, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Suggested the Union Movement Needs to Change the Way it Communicates more»

For Any Working Person Who Watches Fox News: Fact-Checking Site Finds Fox News ‘Only Tells The Truth’ 18% Of The Time

Published on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
For Liberals, it’s Not Exactly Breaking News to Find Out Fox News is Mostly Comprised of Misinformation or Flat-Out Lies. Anyone With Even a Shred of Common Sense Can Watch Just a Handful of Their Featured Shows and See the Entire Channel is Nothing More Than a Propaganda Mechanism for the Republican Party. Punditfact, a Branch of Politifact, Has more»

Meet WNYLaborToday.com’s Newest Advertiser/Supporter: Union Plus

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com – Your On-Line Labor Newspaper – Would Like to Welcome Aboard Union Plus (www.unionplus.org) as Our Newest Advertiser/Supporter – and Encourages Our Many Readers and Viewers to Take Advantage of a Special Offer That Union Plus is Currently Making Via its Direct Link Banner Ad That Appears On WNYLaborToday.com’s more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Issues Early Western New York Endorsements For Kenmore Teacher Elaine Altman & Buffalo Labor Lawyer Marc Panepinto, Who Are Both Running For The State Senate

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union This Week Issued Early Endorsements to Several Incumbent State Senators Who Have Reliably Stood With Parents and Educators in Fighting for Fair and Equitable Funding While Vigorously Opposing the Climate of Over-Testing That’s Harming Students and Public Schools. The NYSUT Board of Directors more»

Writer-Producers At Reality TV Hit Factory Vote To Unionize

Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - Writers at Original Media - Which Produces Miami Ink and Storm Chasers, Among Others, are Going Union With the Writers’ Guild of America East (WGAE). Employees at Original Media Just Voted to Join the WGAE by a 42-to-9 Margin in an Election Held by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Original Media, a Subsidiary of more»

Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between Long Island Rail Road Unions & The Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Joined With Unions Representing the Long Island Raid Road (LIRR) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Today (Thursday, July 17th) to Announce a Tentative Deal Has Been Between the Two Parties, Which Averts a Planned Strike That Could Have Come This Weekend. With MTA Chairman Thomas more»

WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz Named Vice Chairman Of The Erie County Industrial Development Agency By Unanimous Vote

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz Was Named Vice Chairman of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) Today (Wednesday, July 16th) by a Unanimous Vote – Which Not Only Places Another Feather in the Cap of Organized Labor, But Helps Ensure the ECIDA Will Provide “Good more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers In NYC Could Strike On July 31st/Issue Centers On Industry Shift Away From Hospitals Toward Out-Patient Clinics

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - About 70,000 Union-Represented New York City Area Nurses and Other Health Care Workers are Poised to Authorize a One-Day Strike That Would Take Place on July 31st, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East Representatives Revealed This Week. Negotiations Over a New Contract Happen Every Three to Four Years, more»

Think There’s No Need For Unions? Read This Guest Opinion…

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Sherry Goldsby is a Mother of Two Who Worked at the Renosol Parts Plant in Selma, Alabama. She Authored This Guest Opinon Piece for www.al.com, Which Can be Directly Accessed at: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/07/how_making_seats_for_hyundai_m_4.html. Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Asks That You Forward This more»

Get This: CNN Money Reports Chicago Company Limits Workers’ Bathroom Breaks To Six Minutes A Day/Teamsters Local Fights Back, Filing NLRB Complaint

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) - Spend More Than Six Minutes a Day in the Bathroom at Chicago's WaterSaver Faucet Company and You'll Face Disciplinary Measures. That's What a Union Contends the Manufacturer is Pulling: Timing Bathroom Breaks and Warning Employees When They Can't Beat the Clock. The Union, Teamsters Local 743, Has Filed a Complaint With the National Labor more»

APWU President Says Staples Announcement On ‘Pilot Program’ Performing USPS Work Is An “Attempt At Trickery” That Shows The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Movement Is “Having An Effect”

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Staples’ Announcement on Monday (July 14th) That Indicates the Company is Terminating its No-Bid Deal With the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Replacing it With an Approved Shipper Program is Nothing More Than a Ruse, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) President MarkDimondstein said. In a Released Statement, the APWU President more»

Labor Prepares For A Strike As Contract Talks Between The Long Island Rail Road Unions And The MTA Break Down

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) – Contract Talks between Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Broke Down Monday (July 14th) and the Unions are Now Preparing for a Strike, According to Union Spokesman Anthony Simon. “I Regret to Report That Negotiations Have Collapsed With the MTA and All Eight Unions are Now more»

How About This! AFSCME Added More Than 90,000 New Union Members From Across The Country During Just The Past Six Months!

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders Today (Monday, July 14th) Announced on the First Day of His Union’s 41st International Convention That’s Being Held In Chicago, That Even in the Face of Attacks From Anti-Worker Politicians, Billionaires and Judges Across the Country more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines A Light On Program’s Importance

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Union Retirees
Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines A Light On Program’s Importance Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Coverage, Which Workers Earn Through Social Security Payroll Tax Contributions, Provides Benefits to 8.9 Million Disabled American Workers and 1.9 Million Dependent Children of Disabled Workers. Last Week, U.S. Senator Sherrod more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: Taking Another Look At The USPS’s Attack On the Public’s Postal System

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: James Bertolone serves as President of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, Whose 300 Affiliated Union Locals Combine to Represent 100,000 Union Members in the Rochester & Finger Lakes Regions of New York State. He also serves as President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 215 more»

Excellent Labor Viewpoint From Vassar College International Studies Program Director Tim Koechlin: Which Side Are You On? Inequality And The Case ‘For’ Unions

Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s: This Labor Viewpoint Was Authored by Tim Koechlin, Who Serves as Director of the International Studies Program at Vassar College. It Was Published by The Huffington Post. You Can Directly Access Koechlin’s Labor Viewpoint at: more»

Union-Represented Alcoa Aluminum Workers In The State Of Washington Win Raises & Preserve Benefits/New Agreement Also Impacts Alcoa’s Massena, New York Workers

Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(MALAGA, WASHINGTON) – International Association of Machinists (IAM)-Represented Members and Other Union-Represented Workers Employed at Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works Plant in the State of Washington are Now Working Under a Newly-Negotiated Five-Year Contract, Union Officials Just Announced. As Many as 350 Aluminum Smelter Workers Represented by the more»

500 Emergency Medical Services Professionals In California ‘Go Union’ With AFSCME

Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Victories Among Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professionals Across the United States Just Keep on Coming. Just One Week After an Organizing Win in Missouri, 500 EMS Professionals Employed at American Medical Response (AMR) in Riverside more»

It’s Happening Again In The South: United Electrical Workers Union Campaign Wins Big Raise At Rocky Mount Engine Plant In North Carolina

Published on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WHITAKERS, NORTH CAROLINA) - A Year-Long Campaign of Rank-and-File Worker Action - Organized by United Electrical Workers (UE) Members at the Big Rocky Mount Engine Plant (RMEP) in Whitakers, North Carolina, Which is Owned by Cummins Engine, Has Resulted in a Big Wage Increase for All Workers, Union Officials Announced Friday (July 11th). Technicians, more»

Nominate A Brave Young Worker For The Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker Award - Deadline Is August 28th For $1,000 Award!

Published on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Young Unionists
(TROY, NEW YORK) - In Many Workplaces Today, it Can Take Plenty of Courage for a Young Woman to Stand Up for What's Right and Fight for Her Co-Workers as well. So - Do You Know Someone Who's Shown That Kind Of Courage? If So, the Time is Now to Do Her Honor by Nominating Her for the Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker AwardThat Debuts in 2014. The more»

New York State’s #1: BLS Ranking Of States With The Strongest & Weakest Unions

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
The Percentage of American Workers in Unions Remained Effectively Unchanged Last Year, Marking a Departure From the Nation's Long-Term Trend: In the Past 30 Years, Union Membership Dropped From 20.1% of the Workforce in 1983 to 11.2% in 2013. Despite This Long-Running Decline, Some States Remain Union Strongholds, While Others Have Almost No Union more»

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Wowkanech: State Labor Movement Is Ready To ‘Work Together’ To Save 2,100 Showboat Jobs

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech says the State Labor Movement is Determined to Do Whatever Necessary to Save the 2,100 jobs Jeopardized by Caesars Entertainment’s Recent Announcement to close Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. Earlier This Week, Local and State Officials and Elected Officials more»

The UAW Announces Chartering Of Local 42 At Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant To Provide Representation For Its Employees

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) Today (Thursday, July 10th) Announced the Formation of UAW Local 42, a New Local Union Providing Representation for Employees at the Volkswagen Plant In Chattanooga, Tennessee. Organized by Volkswagen Employees, Local 42 Now Offers Workers the Opportunity for a Voice in the Workplace Through the more»

Via www.baltimorebrew.com: ‘Victor’ In John Hopkins Hospital Labor Dispute Is Not Your ‘GranDaddy’s Union’

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Young Unionists
(BALTIMORE) – 1199 Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Win in Reaching an Agreement With Johns Hopkins Hospital That Calls for Higher Wages is a Textbook Example of a Sharply-Focused Campaign That Combined Old-Fashioned Union Organizing With Modern Social Media. Representing 2,000 Janitors and Service Workers, the Union Turned the more»

Via ibew.org: Florida Comcast Sales Reps Unite & ‘Go Union’ With The IBEW For Better Conditions & Pay

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(TAMPA, FLORIDA) - More Than 700 Technicians Working for Comcast Across the U.S. Enjoy Better Wages and a Voice On the Job, Thanks to the Collective Bargaining Agreements They’ve Negotiated. But There’s Another Group of Employees Who Help Ensure Comcast’s Steady Bottom Line and Smooth Operations for Customers. They’re Called Direct more»

Via Fortune Magazine: Can A ‘New’ Brand Of Unions Help America’s Workers?

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Thomas Kochan is a Professor of Industrial Relations, Work and Employment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He is Also Author of the Book: Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families’ Agenda for America. As Unions Come Under Siege, Emerging Labor more»

Vowing To Be ‘Invisible No More,’ Home Care Workers File For Largest Union Election In Minnesota History

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) – Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) and Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Gathered With Home Care Clients and Supporters Tuesday (Wednesday, July 8th) at the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services to Announce Their Filing for an Election to Form a Statewide Home Care Workers Union. Thousands of Home Care Workers Signed Cards in more»

Whiskey Producer Jack Daniel’s & The IBEW Team Up In Alabama

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Young Unionists
(ALABAMA) - Northwest Alabama Has Been a Hard Place for Union Workers for Decades. “The Area Around Decatur and Huntsville Has Been Very Anti-Union, Just Tough” said Glen Ozbirn, a Journeyman Wireman and Member of Sheffield, Alabama-Headquartered International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 558. “There are People Who more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Americans Are United On Support For Social Security

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Union Retirees
Americans Are United On Support For Social Security The American Public May be Divided on a Host of Issues, But a Recent Survey Released by the Pew Research Center For The People & The Press Points to Overwhelming Support for Our Social Security System. Although Americans Express Concern About the Long-Term Solvency of the Program, Just One-Third of more»

National AFL-CIO Economist Says There’s A ‘Cloud In This Silver Lining’ When It Comes To The June Jobs Report

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Economy Added 288,000 Jobs in the Month of June, That Was Up From 217,000 in May, and the Unemployment Rate Was 6.1% - a Dip From Last Month’s 6.3%, According to Recently-Released Figures by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This Marks the Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2008 and the Best Five-Month Stretch of Job Growth Since more»

Yet Another Labor-Driven Minimum Wage Victory: SEIU Wins $15 Minimum Wage For L.A. Schools' Service Workers

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Young Unionists
(LOS ANGELES) - A Los Angeles Unified School District Move to Raise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour Has Thrust the System Into the Forefront of a National Movement and Marks Another Political Victory for a Powerful Labor Group - and it's Not the Teachers Union. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99 Represents 33,000 of the Lowest-Paid more»

An Interesting Take On Economic Inequity From An Ultra-Rich Man, Who Pens A Letter “To My Fellow, Filthy Rich Americans: The Pitchforks Are Coming”

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
You Probably Don’t Know Me, But Like You – I’m One of Those .01%ers, a Proud and Unapologetic Capitalist. I’ve Founded, Co-Founded and Funded More Than 30 Companies Across a Range of Industries - From Itsy-Bitsy Ones Like the Night Club I Started in My 20s to Giant Ones Like Amazon.com, for Which I Was the First Non-Family more»

Via The Huffington Post: Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage For U.S. Workers With Tie To Living Wage Calculator

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Swedish Furniture Giant Ikea is Raising the Minimum Wage in All of its U.S. Stores and it's Doing So in a Way That May Raise the Bar for American Retailers. The Famous Seller of Ready-to-Assemble Home Goods Will Base the Wage Floor for Each of its Stores on the MIT Living Wage Calculator, Which Estimates What Salary a Worker Would Need more»

Growing Frustration Mounts At ARCEU/NYSUT Local 4265 Where Nearly 300 Members Employed At Opportunities Unlimited Of Niagara Have Been Working Without A Contract Since The End Of February

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – You Would Think That If Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Management Was Indeed Serious About Bargaining a New Contract With ARCEU (Association For Retarded Citizens Employees Union)/NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) Local 4265 Sooner Rather Than Later, it Would Not Be Interested in Scheduling Additional Talks Into the Month of more»

IAMAW-Calspan Strike Update: Rally Set For Today Outside Calspan’s Cheektowaga HQ After Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Company’s Latest Proposal

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor's Note: More Than a Dozen Unions Participated in the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF)/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Rally, Including the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the Civil more»

Another Perspective On Harris v. Quinn From www.politico.com: Unions Hit, But Not Fatally, By Supreme Court Ruling/Stops Short Of Altogether Sweeping Union Laws Away

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Conservative Majority on the U.S. Supreme Court Last Week Signaled its Distaste for State Laws Requiring Public Sector Workers to Pay Union Dues - But Stopped Short of Sweeping Them Away, Handing Organized Labor a Partial Victory in a Contentious Case. By a 5-to-4 Vote, the Justices Ruled in Harris v. Quinn That Home Health Care Workers more»

Boycott Staples! AFSCME Supports Postal Workers Boycott of Office Products Retailer

Published on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) The American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union Has Endorsed the American Postal Workers Union’s (APWU) Boycott of Staples, Which Was Given a No-Bid Contract by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) That Would Allow the National Office Products Retailer to Staff In-Store Postal Service Counters With its Own more»

Take A Look At Six Groups That Are ‘Reinventing’ Organized Labor

Published on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Young Unionists
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Was Enacted Back in 1935 to Ensure Protections for Workers and Employers, and to Encourage Collective Bargaining. In its Preamble, Congress Noted: “The Inequality of Bargaining Power Between Employees Who Do Not Possess Full Freedom of Association or Actual Liberty of Contract and Employers Who are Organized in more»

‘Haven’t Noticed?’ President Obama’s Launched Single-Payer In America

Published on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Union Retirees
Haven’t Noticed? Did You See What Happened When Everyone Was Complaining About a Web Site? - Single-Payer Got Started in America. The State of Vermont is Now Using Authority Granted Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Start a Single-Payer System. Most Americans Still Don't Know What the Phrase Single-Payer Even Means. It Had Little Support in more»