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Labor News Update: No Agreement In Talks Between Union-Represented Nurses & Allina Health - Minnesota Nurses Association Says Hospital Is Again Refusing To Bargain

Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Negotiations between Union-represented Nurses and Allina Health ended earlier this week with no agreement and no responses by hospital negotiators on Nurses' proposals. Allina negotiators continue to say they will not offer proposals or discuss issues of staffing and workplace safety until the Nurses agree to end all of their health more»

And The Good ‘Go Union’ News Just Keeps On Coming: Employees At California Lumber Company Designate Teamsters Local 853 As Their Bargaining Representative

Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Employees at Golden State Lumber in Newark, California, have voted to Go Union Teamsters Local 853 as their bargaining representative by a 3-to-1 margin. The 26-person unit which includes all Drivers, Load Builders, Yard Men, Saw Operators, Forklift Operators, Lumber Handlers, Lumber Shippers and Receivers chose Local 853 despite more»

Striking UNITE HERE Local 54 At The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort Launch GoFundMe Account In Order To Provide Financial Assistance To Struggling Workers Through The Union’s Hardship Fund

Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - Striking UNITE HERE Local 54 Members employed at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort have launched a GoFundMe account to provide financial assistance to struggling Workers through the Union’s Hardship Fund. Carl Icahn, who owns the Taj Mahal, said earlier this month that the casino would close after Labor Day weekend, more»

New Economic Policy Institute Report Says Teachers' Pay Trails That Of Other Workers With College Degrees

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Pay for Teachers has stagnated nationally over the past two decades and fallen behind earnings of other Workers with college degrees, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan think tank, concluded in a report released Tuesday (August 23rd). In 1994, Teachers earned on average 1.8% less than other more»

Via The Los Angeles Times: Legislation To Expand Farmworker Overtime Pay In California Clears The Senate

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - After an hour of debate, including emotional words from Senate leader Kevin de León, the California Senate earlier this week passed a bill that would expand Overtime Pay for Farmworkers. AB 1066, introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (Democrat-San Diego), squeezed out of the Senate floor with a 21-to-14 vote and is more»

More In The World Of Journalism Decide To ‘Go Union;’ The Editorial Staff Of Law360 Votes Overwhelmingly For The NewsGuild Of New York

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
NewsGuild of New York Editor’s Note: Pictured above, NewsGuild of New York Local 31003, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Organizing Coordinator Nastaran Mohit, striped top, and President Peter Szekely, upper right, celebrate with Law360 Employees who voted for NewsGuild of New York representation by a 92% majority. (NewsGuild of New York more»

Will CWA-Represented Health Care Workers Employed By The Catholic Health System In Buffalo Strike? That Question May Soon Be Answered As Union ‘Ratchets Up Its Call’ For Putting Patient Safety ‘Before’ Profit

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Talk of a possible Strike intensified Tuesday (August 24th) during a picket held outside St. Joseph’s Hospital in Suburban Buffalo by Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Employees of the Catholic Health System, who ratcheted up their community call for putting patient safety first before profit. An more»

NLRB Issues Landmark Ruling: Graduate Students At Private Universities Can Unionize

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In what is viewed as a blow to private institutions and a boon to their Graduate Student Employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled Tuesday (August 24th) that Graduate Research and Teaching Assistants are entitled to Collective Bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Graduate Student Unions at public more»

Via The New York Daily News: New York State Attorney General Announces Papa John’s Franchise Owner Will Pay $500,000 For ‘Ripping Off’ More Than 200 New York City Workers

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The owner of three Papa John’s franchises in the Bronx and Manhattan will pay $500,000 to more than 200 Workers who were shortchanged on their wages, The New York Daily News has learned. Papa John’s franchisee Sultan Ali Lakhani will make the payments as part of deal with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the more»

From The 33rd Annual NYS AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention: Mario Cilento Unanimously Re-Elected President Of The Statewide Labor Federation

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) – More than 1,000 delegates attending the 33rd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO on Monday (August 22nd) unanimously re-elected Mario Cilento to a four-year term as president. The election took place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in Manhattan. As president, Cilento (Pictured below addressing more»

Via LaborPress.org: Governor Cuomo Tells Delegates At The New York State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention In Manhattan – “Workers Have Been Getting 'Screwed' For Thirty Years"

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo told delegates attending the 33rd New York State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention on Monday (August 22nd) that Working Men and Women across the country are going into this year’s presidential election feeling nervous, angry and frustrated because they’ve been “getting screwed for the last thirty more»

CWA-Represented AT&T Internet Workers Authorize Strike As Contract Negotiations Continue

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - AT&T Internet Employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have voted 92% to authorize a Strike if a new contract can't be worked out, but the company is saying the two sides will eventually settle their differences. CWA and AT&T began negotiating a new agreement in June and are still working out the more»

IBEW Local 97 & Organized Labor Recognized And Highly Praised By Governor Cuomo For Key Role It Played In Helping Save The Fitzpatrick Nuclear Plant In Oswego County

Published on Monday, August 22, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(SCRIBA, NEW YORK) - If you weren’t in attendance for the formal announcement Governor Andrew Cuomo made regarding the effort to save the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County, you would have never known that International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 97 and Organized Labor in Central New York had played such an more»

Via American Prospect: In A ‘Show Of Force,’ The ‘Fight For 15’ Plots Its Political Path

Published on Monday, August 22, 2016 in National Labor News
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) – In mid August, the Fight for 15’s first-ever national convention convened in Richmond, Virginia, attracting diverse groups of Low Wage Workers from across the country in a stunning demonstration of the movement’s continued strength and ambition. Since Fast Food Workers in New York City first walked off the job in more»

Via The Chicago Tribune: Can Grad Students Unionize? Academia Awaits Major Labor Board Ruling

Published on Monday, August 22, 2016 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - During the eight years that Matilda Stubbs has been pursuing a doctorate at Northwestern University, Graduate Students who work as Teaching and Research Assistants have been trying to form a Union - "a very depressing experience," she said, that hasn't gone much of anywhere. But a major ruling expected soon from the National Labor Relations more»

Via Workday Minnesota: Minnesota Nurses Association-Represented Nurses Vote Down Allina Offer, Prepare For Unfair Labor Practice Strike

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) voted late last week to overwhelmingly call for a second Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike on Allina Health and reject the hospital negotiators' latest offer on a new three-year contract. Nurses at Abbott Northwestern, Mercy, Phillips Eye Institute, United and Unity more»

Via The Middletown Times Herald-Record: CSEA ‘Blasts’ Middletown Common Council For Approving 2.75% Department Heads & Non-Union Employees Raise, While Union Remains In Negotiations With City On New Contract

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK) - The Common Council has approved a 2.75% raise for city department heads and Non-Union Employees, but a Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) spokeswoman is slamming the city for handing out raises to some while Union Members remain in negotiations with the city. The raise, which was already budgeted for the year, is more»

Via UCOMM Blog: Labor Praises New Legislation In NYS That Strengthens Protection For Assaults On Utility Workers, Station & Terminal Cleaners And Process Servers

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento is praising New York State after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last week that will strengthen protections for Workers who are prone to on-the-job assault, including Utility Workers, Station and Terminal Cleaners, and Process Servers. The new law upgrades penalties from a more»

Via CartoonBrew.com: More Good Organizing News - ‘Rick and Morty’ Artists Push to Unionize Their Show & Succeed, ‘Going Union’ With The Animation Guild/IATSE

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(BURBANK, CALIFORNIA) - The crew of the Adult Swim series Rick & Morty have ratified a new Labor agreement with the Animation Guild that will give them hourly wage boosts and health and pension benefits. The agreement is seen as especially significant since the majority of Adult Swim animation productions aren’t Unionized, and most artists who more»

Via PeoplesWorld.org: SAG-AFTRA Lines Up Political Support For Telemundo Organizing Drive

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA) – The Screen Actors Guild (SAG)-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the top Union for Actors, is lining up political and community support for its organizing drive at Miami-based Telemundo - one of the nation's leading Spanish-language networks. The local political advisory committee includes more»

A Labor Perspective By Mercer May Via The Hill: ‘Dear Unions: We Need You Back’ - The Case For A ‘Renaissance’ Of American Unions

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
The Hill Editor’s Note: Mercer May is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Richmond and has worked in numerous public policy and legislative rolls, including the Virginia House of Delegates, the Senate of Virginia and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in Religious Studies and a minor in more»

Organized Labor Applauds U.S. Justice Department Decision To End The Use of Private Prisons In The United States

Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday (August 18th) that it plans to cease using private prisons after concluding the facilities are not as safe or effective as government-run correctional institutions. The announcement was applauded by Organized Labor. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees more»

Via The Albany Times Union: The Public Employees Federation Pushes To Get Jobs Back - 250 Currently Non-Unionized Jobs At Issue

Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The Public Employees Federation (PEF) may be headed back to court in efforts to enforce a deal the Statewide Union thought it had with the Cuomo Administration more than three years ago. That's when about 250 recently hired people were supposed to be classified as being in Union Jobs, represented by PEF. "The state ‘has not more»

More Good Organizing News: Rochester, New York-Owned Sarasota Herald-Tribune Newsroom In Florida Takes Steps To Join Guild

Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(SARASOTA, FLORIDA) - The Newsroom Staff of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sarasota Herald-Tribune took a major step this week to form a Union that will advocate for top-quality journalism and the interests of readers amid a changing newspaper industry. "The Herald-Tribune newsroom ‘takes pride in providing a voice’ for Sarasota and its neighbors," more»

Via Forbes: NLRB Likely To Drop More ‘Pro-Union’ Rulings By The End Of August

Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may hand down some big decisions in favor of Labor Unions before the expiration of Board Member Kent Hirozawa’s term on August 27th, including a Clear Successor Rule making it easier to impose Union contracts on the buyers of companies and a decision in favor of Columbia University more»

Via LaborPress.org: Rite Aid Workers In New York City Are ‘Steaming Mad’ This Week, Charge Drug Store Chain With Jeopardizing Their Pensions

Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - Rite Aid, the ubiquitous drug store chain that prides itself on its personal touch, is under fire this week in New York City from Workers who say the company is engaging in an ugly attempt to weaken their Union and defund pensions. Rite Aid currently owes the Employees health benefits fund some $8 million, according to the frustrated more»

How About This? Unionized Construction Workers In Minnesota ‘Get Back’ $5.59 For ‘Every Dollar Paid’ In Dues

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF MINNESOTA) - In Minnesota, Construction Workers are productive, high-skilled and well-paid. And more than 30% of these Workers are Members of a Union. So to maintain and increase Membership, Trade Unions in Minnesota must continually demonstrate how Workers benefit from contributing dues. An analysis by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute more»

Buffalo Welcomes The Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists, Region 1 Annual Conference To Focus On “Moving The Movement” – “Motivating People & Getting Them Involved”

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Beginning today (Thursday, August 18th), more than 100 representatives of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) from the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Ontario, Canada will arrive in Buffalo to take part in Region 1’s annual four-day conference, focusing their efforts on “moving the movement” more»

OLYMPIC/UNION PRIDE: U.S. Olympic Athletes Competing In Rio Sport ‘Union-Made In Rochester’ Hickey Freeman Blazers & Shorts Produced By Workers United-Represented Members

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, U.S. athletes competing in the Rio Olympics enter Marancana Stadium in Brazil on August 5th to take part in opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Games dressed in blue blazers made by Rochester, New York-based Hickey Freeman Workers, who are represented by Workers United Rochester Regional Board. more»

$87 Million Sumitomo Investment In USW-Represented Tonawanda Tire Plant Born Out Of Tough Labor-Management Decisions Made Through Five Ownership Changes

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 135 President Tom O’Shei (on the left) and Tom Noe, who serves as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at the Dunlop Tire Plant in Tonawanda, New York, pose in front of Sumitomo Rubber USA’s logo in the main lobby of the Buffalo-area facility. more»

Via We Party Patriots: Organizing Victories Show Labor’s Prospects In Traditionally Anti-Worker Virginia Are “Looking Good”

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF VIRGINIA) - Virginia is one of the least Union-friendly enclaves in the United States. In fact, it was a pioneer in Right-To-Work (for less) Legislation, passing Anti-Labor Laws way back in 1947. But now, Workers from Newport News to Danville have reason to believe the tides may be turning in their favor. A total of 23,000 Virginians, more»

Cleveland Teachers Union Head Calls For Strike

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in National Labor News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) President David Quolke has for a Strike after negotiations over the summer failed to bring agreement on a new contract with the district. Quolke says he will ask Union Leadership to issue the 10-day notice of a Strike required by law before Teachers could hit the picket lines. District spokesperson more»

NYSNA-Represented Nurses May Strike At Hospitals In Utica, Watertown & Gloversville

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown and Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville are threatening to go on Strike beginning September 1st. A 10-day notice from NYSNA has been delivered to management at all three more»

Proposed Deal Covering More Than 6,000 Drivers & Maintenance Workers Represented By The Teamsters Hikes Pay, Retains Benefits

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Teamsters Union has reached a Tentative Labor Agreement covering more than 6,000 Drivers and Maintenance Workers employed by trucking companies that move finished vehicles from assembly plants, deep-water ports and rail yards to new-car dealers across the country. The five-year agreement, which is awaiting ratification by Union more»

Via Workers Independent News Network: Nearly 50,000 Grocery Workers In Central & Southern California Avert Massive Strike By Overwhelmingly Approving New Contract

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) – Some 48,000 Union-represented Grocery Workers in Central and Southern California have narrowly averted a massive Strike by overwhelmingly approving a new contract. The three-year contract reached with the owners of Ralph’s, Von’s and Albertson’s stores protects Worker pensions, increases wages and gives more»

Via The Hill: Liberals Rally To ‘Sink’ Obama Trade Deal

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Liberals are amping up their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on and off of Capitol Hill, amid escalating concerns that the package will get an 11th hour vote after the November elections. Republican leaders in both chambers have said it's unlikely the mammoth Pacific Rim Trade Deal will reach the floor this year, but more»

SEIU Helps Raise Pay For Hospital Workers In New England, Works To Secure $15-An-Hour Wage, Benefits For 5,000 Employees In Steward Hospital Network

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Members of the Health Care Workers Union 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have negotiated a Labor Contract with Steward Health Care that will raise their Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2019 and guarantee them access to affordable health insurance. The agreement - which would run from November 1st (2016) to October more»

Writers Guild of America East Union Urges Gawker Auction Bidders To Assume Labor Contract

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) is urging auction bidders for bankrupt Gawker Media LLC to accept a Labor Contract covering Editorial Staffers at the news organization. The WGAE is seeking the “assignment and assumption” of the three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) covering 99 Gawker Staffers by those more»

It Doesn’t Pay To Cheat: New York City Paving Contractor Pays $431k To Settle Prevailing Wage Dispute After Department Of Labor Finds Company Misclassified Workers

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Under the Davis-Bacon Act, employers are required to pay the Prevailing Wage Rate to Employees who work on Federal Contracts, but Sam Schwartz Engineering - a paving contractor on a Federal Project in Manhattan, found out the hard way that violating the Prevailing Wage Rule is expensive. Department of Labor investigators found that more»

Via LaborPress.org: 'Scabbie' The Inflatable Rat Takes To The Water In A Teamsters’ Protest Opposing Titan Concrete's Undercutting Of Area Standards, Wages & Benefits In Westchester County

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Scabbie, Labor’s trusty inflatable rat was a rare sight on the Harlem River late last week as Teamsters Local 456 dispatched the ugly rodent to protest Titan Concrete’s even uglier undercutting of area standards, wages and benefits in Westchester County. Bronx-based Titan Concrete Truckers began appearing on the more»

More Good Organizing News: Rochester, New York-Owned Newspaper – The Lakeland Ledger - Becomes The ‘First’ Florida Newsroom To Organize

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(LAKELAND, FLORIDA) - Journalists at The Lakeland Ledger have voted overwhelmingly to form a Union - becoming the only unionized newsroom staff in Florida. The 22-to-3 vote by the staff of Polk County's daily newspaper means The NewsGuild will represent The Ledger's Newsroom Employees as they bargain their first Labor Contract with the paper's owner, more»

Via The Orange County (California) Register: Anaheim Hotel Union Seeks Public Vote On Tax Incentives For Two Luxury Hotels Near Disneyland

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA) - The Union representing Anaheim Hotel Workers is circulating a referendum petition to force a public vote on two luxury hotels that are set to receive an estimated $300 million in future tax rebates from the city. Citizens for a Better Anaheim, comprised of UNITE HERE Local 11 Members and residents, has already collected 2,500 more»

By Joseph McCartin Via The Washington Post: This Election Could Decide The Fate Of American Labor - And That’s The Problem

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Guest Columns
The Washington Post Editor’s Note: Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. Today, we’re talking about Unions in the United States. Joseph McCartin is a professor of history and director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. He is the more»

From The New York Times Editorial Board: Make The Government A Model Employer

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in National Labor News
When the Labor Department recently ruled that 674 Workers in the cafeteria of the United States Senate had been denied their full pay in recent years, the contractor that runs the cafeteria said it was an accident. The Workers said it was deliberate. The Labor Department, which didn’t rule on motive, has ordered the contractor, Restaurant more»

Lookie, Lookie Here: Donald Trump’s Hotel Business Plummets 59% Due To World Boycott

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Republican Presidential Candidate and businessman Donald Trump has run a campaign asking voters to have confidence in a potential presidency because of his business acumen. However, bookings at his line of hotels have declined dramatically since the blustery real estate heir launched his campaign for the presidency. According to more»

Via The Toronto Star: Top Exec Of Ontario, Canada Steel Company Convicted In World Trade Center Rebuild Fraud – Defrauded Program To Benefit Minorities & Women After Securing Nearly $1 Billion In Contracts

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) – A top executive of a Canadian Steel company who secured nearly $1 billion in contracts to rebuild the World Trade Center (WTC) was convicted this week on charges that he defrauded a program meant to benefit minorities and women. A Federal Court Jury in Manhattan deliberated less than a day before convicting Larry Davis on wire fraud more»

The Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (GMPIU) Overwhelmingly Approved A Merger With The United Steelworkers

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (GMPIU) this week overwhelmingly approved a merger with the United Steelworkers (USW) at its 75th quadrennial convention, both Unions announced Thursday (August 11th). The merger unites two historic International Unions with complimentary Memberships in the United more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Organized Labor Wins Injunction That Suspends Right-To-Work in The State Of West Virginia

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) – All of Organized Labor and Middle Class Working Families in the State of West Virginia won a major victory this week after the Kanawha County Circuit Court granted a request for an injunction that would suspend the destructive Right-To-Work (for less) Legislation that was passed earlier this year. The court ruled that more»

U.S. Department Of Commerce Ruling Levels Playing Field For USW Members, Companies In Steel Industry

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) told their Union Members at 16 steel facilities this week that the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) made the right call on a final determination that was recently issued for duties on hot-rolled steel imports from seven countries. “The Commerce Department’s final ruling was ‘anxiously more»

For Any Union Member Who Decides To Vote Republican: Illinois Governor Rauner Vetoes Four Pro-Worker Laws, Blasts Service Employees International Union By Name For Two Of Them

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) – In the latest phase of his continuing war on Workers and Labor Unions, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed four Pro-Worker Laws - including two raising the Minimum Wage for some of the lowest paid Workers in the state, and he blasted the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Illinois affiliate, by name, more»