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LABOR NEWS UPDATE: NYSUT President Magee On The State Budget Agreement - “Legislature Mitigated Some Of The ‘Worst’ Elements of Governor Cuomo's ‘Toxic Agenda’ After Parents and Teachers ‘Stood Up’ To His Bullying”

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Karen Magee Released the Following Comments On the State Budget Agreement This Afternoon (Monday, March 30th): "The Legislature, Led by the Assembly, Mitigated Some of the ‘Worst’ Elements of Governor Cuomo's ‘Toxic Agenda’ After Parents and Teachers ‘Stood Up’ to His more»

The NLRB Approves Election For South Carolina Machinists At Boeing

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) – Hard-Working Union Members in the State of South Carolina Have a Message for Boeing Workers in North Charleston: Get the Facts, Don’t be Intimidated and Vote to Go Union With the International Association of Machinists (IAM). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Approved an Agreement Between the IAM more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators To Take A Stance On Retirement Security & Minimum Wage

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Union Retirees
Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators To Take A Stance On Retirement Security & The Minimum Wage Members of the U.S. Senate Voted On Dozens of Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Last Week. This Marathon Vote-O-Rama Session Forced Many Senators, Including 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls, to Take Definitive Positions On Issues Such as Raising the more»

Working People: Be Educated, Be Informed! – Here’s Just A Few Things That Republicans Are Doing & Want To Do To You!

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
From The Daily Kos (Entire Story Can be Directly Accessed at:) - Wisconsin Republicans Eliminate Weekends – If Act 10 and Right-To-Work (For Less) Weren't Enough, Now Wisconsin Republicans Want to Give Us a Seven-Day Work Week. From The Los Angeles Times: Could Wisconsin's Scott Walker Now Abolish The Weekend?: Wisconsin State Law Currently Allows more»

Fighting Until The Very End: Thousands Rally In Manhattan To Protect Our Schools

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Sparse, Tiny Snowflakes Tickled Eyeballs as a Couple of Thousand Protesters Gazed Up Toward Governor Andrew Cuomo's High-Rise Office Building On Third Avenue In Midtown Manhattan Saturday (March 28th) Afternoon. New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union President Karen Magee - One of Several Inspirational Speakers, Told the Crowd That, more»

Labor Problems At The Buffalo News: After More Than Five Years Without A Raise & Working Under An Old Contract That Expired In July, Contract Talks Center On Wages

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – Representatives of the Buffalo Newspaper Guild Don’t Want to say Much Publicly On How Negotiations are Going With Management at The Buffalo News, But According to Their Web Site – They’re Not Moving Very Quickly. While 10 Months of Bargaining Have Taken Place Since the Guild’s Old One-Year Contract With The News more»

New AFSCME-Negotiated Emergency Medical Service Professionals’ Contract Promotes Safety, Raises Pay & Protects Health Care Across 13 Californian Counties

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Professionals Working in 13 Counties Across California Have Voted to Ratify a New Three-Year Agreement With the Ambulance Company, American Medical Response (AMR), Representatives of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Workers (AFSCME) Union Announced. The Deal Will Improve more»

The Incredible Hulk Goes To War With Billionaire David Koch – Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls For The Smithsonian Institute To Cut Its Ties With The Koch Brothers

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Actor Who Plays The Incredible Hulk in the Avengers’ Movies - Activist Mark Ruffalo - Went After Climate Denier David Koch On Twitter Calling for the Smithsonian Institute to Cut Ties With the Koch Brothers. Three Dozen Scientists Recently Sent an Open Letter to the Washington, D.C.-Based National Museum Of Natural more»

Via motherjones.com: Can You Blame Them? The People Who Pick Your Organic Strawberries Have Had It With Deplorable Working Conditions

Published on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
When Most of Us Think of Mexican Food, We Visualize Tacos, Burritos and Chiles Rellenos. But We Should Probably Add Cucumbers, Squash, Melons and Berries to the List - More or Less the Whole Supermarket Produce Aisle, in Fact. The United States Imports More Than a Quarter of the Fresh Fruit and Nearly a Third of the Vegetables We Consume - and a Huge more»

Another Great Reason To Go To Labor News Web Offerings Like WNYLaborToday.com: Misinformed USA - Why Average Americans Vote For Republicans

Published on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
One Can Only Wonder Why Average Working Class Americans Would Vote for A Party That’s So Obvious in Their Bias Towards the Wealthy. It Would Make Sense Someone in the Top 1% of the Income Bracket Would Vote for the Republican Party Since They Have the Wealthiest American's Best Interest at Heart. You Could Even Make the Case That Highly Religious more»

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy At T-Mobile U.S.

Published on Friday, March 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Judge Recently Ruled T-Mobile U.S. is Guilty of Engaging in Nationwide Labor Law Violations. The Ruling Came After the NLRB Rolled Multiple Complaints for Illegal Actions in Albuquerque, Wichita, New York City and Charleston Into One Case. All Complaints Revolved Around T-Mobile US Blocking more»

With An April 1st Deadline Quickly Approaching, Labor Urges New York Governor Cuomo & Legislators To Put ‘Buy American’ Provisions In The State Budget

Published on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: With the New York State Budget Deadline Quickly Approaching, the New York State AFL-CIO’s Has Created an Excellent Buy American Video Message That’s Making the Rounds Across the State. It Can be Directly Viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVDI58hoW_0. (ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - With an April more»

The United Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement With Honeywell, Three-Year Proposed Contract May End Lockout In Illinois

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) Earlier This Week Announced the Union Has Reached a Tentative Agreement On a New, Three-Year Contract With the Honeywell Corporation, Covering About 150 Members of Local 7-669 Who Were Locked Out of Their Jobs at the Company’s Metropolis, Illinois Chemical Processing Facility On August 2nd (2014). more»

Woodbridge Winery Workers In California Join The Teamsters/Cellar Operation Employees Vote For Union Representation, Seek Better Pay & Benefits

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ACAMPO, CALIFORNIA) - Nearly 50 Workers at Woodbridge Winery in Acampo, California Joined Teamsters Local 601 in Stockton, Voting 32-13 Earlier This Month in Favor of Representation. The New Bargaining Unit of Cellar Operation Employees Includes 46 Workers Who are Seeking Improved Pay, Benefits and the Protection of a Union Contract. Local 601 said it is more»

At The United Auto Workers’ Bargaining Convention In Detroit: UAW President Dennis Williams Pledges To 'Bridge The Gap' On Pay

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – Addressing United Auto Workers (UAW) Delegates at the Union’s National Bargaining Convention in Detroit On Wednesday (March 25th), UAW President Dennis Williams Made it Clear he Wants to Eliminate the Two-Tier Pay Structure at General Motors (GM), Ford and Chrysler in Contract Talks Later This Year. The UAW President said he Also more»

Understaffing & Safety Conditions At Three Buffalo Area Medical Offices Are Major Concerns Of SEIU Local 200 United As Contract Negotiations Begin With Lifetime Health

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) – Negotiations On a New Contract Start Thursday (March 26th) for 23 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Who are Employed by the Lifetime Health Medical Group at Three Buffalo Area Locations and Represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United – Just Six Days Before the Current Agreement is Set to more»

How The Mainstream Media Enables The Anti-Worker Movement

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Respectfully Asks Our Many Visitors, Readers and Viewers to Consider Stop Watching and Listening to the Mainstream Media That Doesn't Cover or Care to Cover the Labor Movement Unless it's Negative - Picket, Strike or Worse Yet, an Indictment. Instead, Unions and Their Members Need to Go to more»

Remembering The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire In 2015: It’s Become Clear Too Many Folks In This Country Have Forgotten The Painful Lessons Of That Day

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - This Week Marks 104 Years Since the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, a Tragedy That Changed Our Country Forever. On That Horrible Day, Dangerous Workplace Conditions Started a Fire at a Garment Factory in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Within 20 Minutes, 146 People Were Dead - Almost All Young Immigrant Women. America Reacted With Outrage. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: House Republican Budget Is A Frontal Assault On Seniors’ Needs

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Union Retirees
House Republican Budget Is A Frontal Assault On Seniors’ Needs Last Week, Congressional Republicans Put Forward a Version of a Fiscal Year 2016 Budget That Contains Cuts to Medicare Beneficiaries and Threatens Social Security. Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Richard Fiesta Issued said: “The Budget Plan Put Forward by House more»

Labor Perspective From Boston SEIU Local 888 Policy & Communications Director Rand Wilson: A Smart Strategy To Defeat Right-To-Work

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Young Unionists
Wisconsin’s Now the 25th State to Adopt a So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Law, Which Allows Workers to Benefit From Collective Bargaining Without Having to Pay for it. It Joins Michigan and Indiana, Which Both Adopted Right-To-Work in 2012. Similar Initiatives, or Variants, are Now Spreading to Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New more»

With 95% Voting Yes, Union-Represented Kaleida Employees Overwhelmingly Ratify 2015 Master Agreement Wage Re-Opener That Impacts 8,000 Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - With 95% of the Membership Voting Yes, Union-Represented Kaleida Health System Workers Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a 2015 Master Agreement Wage Re-Opener That Impacts 8,000 Workers, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 Announced Today (Tuesday, March 24th). The Health System’s Master Collective Bargaining is in Effect more»

Get This: Tennessee GOPer Slams Volkswagen, Says Creating 200,000 Jobs Is Intentionally A Magnet For Unionized Labor

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF TENNESSEE) - Tennessee Republican State Senator Bo Watson is Warning a Plan to Bring 200,000 Jobs to His State is a “Magnet for Unionized Labor, Intentionally.” According to The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Watson Told the State Senate Commerce Committee That Approving $165.8 Million in Tax Incentives for Volkswagen (VW) Was more»

Labor Leaders Say It Was The Biggest Gathering Of Future Labor Leaders In The Country At The Just Ended National AFL-CIO Young Workers' Gathering In Chicago

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) – In What Labor Leaders Describe as the Biggest Gathering of Future Labor Leaders in the Country That Just Wound Up Over the Weekend in Chicago, a Number of New Jersey’s Delegation of State AFL-CIO Executive Officers and Young Workers From its Affiliated Unions Have Been Called On to Play Key Roles in the Next Up Summit. The Summit more»

Hugo Boss Ohio Plant To Stay Open, Keeping 160 Union Workers Employed

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BROOKLYN, OHIO) – Hugo Boss’s Fine Garment Factory in Brooklyn, Ohio - Which Was Scheduled to Close its Doors in April - Will Now Stay Open, Under New Ownership, and in the Process, Keep 160 Union-Represented Workers Employed. Last Year’s Announcement That Hugo Boss Would Close its Ohio Plant Frazzled Families and Elected Officials more»

Illinois Attorney General Makes It Official: Republican Governor Rauner’s Right-To-Work & Prevailing Wage Move Is Illegal

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Has Preemptively Weighed in On Anti-Union Legislation That’s Being Promoted by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, Which Would Allow Local Governments to Create Right-To-Work (For Less) Zones and Would Ban Prevailing Wage Requirements. Her Position: Both are Unconstitutional. Democrats more»

How About Them Apples? - 14 NYSUT-Represented Teacher Unions Send Message To Cuomo – Deliver 1,000 Apples, Tell Governor Not To Take A Bite Out Of Education

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY, N.Y.) - How About Them Apples, Governor? They’re Not Packing It In - No Way. Instead, 14 Finger Lakes Local Teachers Unions Decided to Pack it Up. Last Week, Members From the 14 New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Unions in Four Different New York State Counties Gathered Together to Pack Up a Variety of 1,000 Apple That They Bought From more»

The 2015 WNYALF Annual Meeting: From Right-To-Work To The Attack On Education & Collective Bargaining In NYS, What Labor Must Do To Combat The Many Attacks On Workers’ Rights

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Many Photos That Appear Throughout This Labor News Report On the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s (WNYALF) Annual Meeting are Courtesy of Several Area Union Representatives Via the Social Network Facebook, Including: IUPAT/District Council 4 Union Member William Mayer; United Auto Workers more»

War On The American Worker Intensifies In The Golden State: IBEW Official Says Corporate Greed Is Behind Push For H-1B In California

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - A So-Called War On The American Worker Has Intensified in the Golden State. Massive Layoffs Are Being Spearheaded by the Multi-Billion Dollar Southern California Edison Utilities Company, Which Is Terminating Scores of American IT Workers and Replacing Them With Immigrant IT Workers From a Slew of Foreign Counties Who are more»

Does Organized Labor Have The Oomph To Stop TPP?

Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO’s Bold Announcement That it Will Withhold Contributions to Congressional Democrats in Advance of Votes On Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority Thrilled Labor Supporters and Annoyed Many Democrats. But it Remains to be Seen Whether the Move Will Impede the Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda or Merely more»

Congressional GOP Takes Aim At NLRB Reforms That Speed Union Elections

Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Republican-Dominated Congress is Set to Overturn a New National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Rule to Make it Harder for Employers to Thwart Union Elections. In Early March, the Senate Voted 53-to-46 Along Party Lines On a Resolution to Kill the New NLRB Rule. The House of Representatives Will Likely Do the Same Before it Takes more»

Labor Perspective From University Of Illinois Labor Professor Robert Bruno: Defend Labor Unions Against The Haters Because Joining A Union Is The Best Investment A Worker Can Make

Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Robert Bruno is a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bruno Wrote This for The Chicago Tribune. You Can Directly Access This Labor Perspective at: more»

United Steelworkers Congratulate Newly-Unionized Adjunct Faculty Instructors At Robert Morris University In Pittsburgh Who Want Improved Working Conditions

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) is Congratulating Adjunct Faculty at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh for Becoming Members of the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA-USW). The Instructors Voted for AFA-USW Representation by a 2-to-1 Margin, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Announced Earlier This Week. “We’re more»

Fiscal Policy Institute Calls New York State The Cause Of Failing Schools, While New Poll Determines New Yorkers Believe Cuomo Is Wrong On Public Education

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - Less Than a Month After Governor Andrew Cuomo Released His Report On New York’s Failing Schools, The Fiscal Policy Institute Released its Own Report Earlier This Week, Citing New York As the Real Cause of Struggling Schools Across the State. Due to a Continued Lack of Adequate Funding and the High Ratio of Students Living in Poverty, The more»

Teamsters Organize 23 Workers At Rhode Island Food Company - Successful Effort Now Opens The Door To The Possibility Of Organizing Another 230 Company Workers

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(PASCOAG, RHODE ISLAND) - Twenty-Three Workers Employed by Daniel Foods in Pascoag, Rhode Island Voted This Week to Go Union, Representatives of Teamsters Local 251 Have Announced, Adding the Union Election Now Opens the Doors to the Possibility of Organizing Another 230 Workers Employed at the Company. Teamsters Local 251 Organized the Shipping and more»

Labor Perspective From Retired Wisconsin Union Leader Dennis Boyer: Labor Had Better Get Its Act Together

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Dennis Boyer is a Retired American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Staff Member and Was Previously a Member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Boyer Was Also a Founder of the Wisconsin Labor-Farm Party. Boyer’s Labor Perspective Appeared On host.madison.com and Can be Directly more»

Union Food For Thought From Mark Brenner/labornotes.org: What If Unions Took To Heart The Need To Organize Their Own Members?

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Mark Brenner is the Director of Labor Notes. He Can be Reached at mark@labornotes.org. Brenner Spoke at a January 15th Conference On the Labor Movement's Future at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C. You Can Directly Access This Labor News Perspective and an Accompanying Video at: more»

A Preview Of Saturday’s Annual WNYALF Meeting: A Celebration Of Accomplishments In 2014 & A Progressive Plan Of Action For Organized Labor In 2015

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) - Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz is Looking Forward to Recognizing, Detailing and Celebrating a Host of Accomplishments Realized by Organized Labor Across Western New York in 2014 During Saturday’s Annual WNYALF Meeting at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Hall in the more»

How Unions Can Grow Stronger In The Wake Of Right-To-Work (For Less)

Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: David Moberg is a Senior Editor of In These Times and Has Been On the Staff of the Magazine Since it Began Publishing in 1976. Before Joining In These Times, Moberg Completed His Work for a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Chicago and Worked for Newsweek. He Received Fellowships From the John D. and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now At $7.7 Trillion

Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Union Retirees
Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now At $7.7 Trillion At a Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Special Committee On Aging, Alicia Munnell - Who Serves as Director of the Center For Retirement Research at Boston College, Testified That Over the Last Five Years The Nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) Has Risen From $6.6 Trillion to $7.7 Trillion. The more»

Cleveland’s Construction Unions Will Teach Trades To Students After Reaching Wage Deal With City

Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - Justin Parrish and His Classmates at Max Hayes Vocational High School in Cleveland Haven't Yet Learned the Full Benefit of the New Job-Training Deal the City, School District and Local Trades Unions Signed Last Week. But the Junior in the Building and Construction Program Already Knows the Bottom Line: The New Pre-Apprenticeship Program more»

International Association Of Machinists Seek Union Election At S. Carolina's Boeing Plant

Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Filed a Petition With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) On Monday (March 16th) to Hold a Union Election for More Than 2,400 Production Employees at the Boeing Company Plant in North Charleston, SC. The NLRB Petition Was Filed After a more»

Labor Perspective From UFCW Union Brother John Kubinski: Why Would Any Working Person Oppose Unionism?

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Has Had the Pleasure of Meeting So Many Pro-Union Workers Over the Years Via the Social Networks, Including Facebook. Last Fall, WNYLaborToday.com Met John Kubinski (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of John Kubinski) - a Member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local more»

Union Bias In The Corporate Media: What Goes Unreported When Discussing Labor

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SAN FRANCISCO) - After Nine Months of Negotiations Between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA - the Shipping and Terminal Operators), the Crisis of Congestion at West Coast Ports Finally Came to an End in Late February After Drawing the Attention of President Barack Obama. Obama Dispatched His more»

Did You Hear This One? Illinois Governor Rauner Says If His Policies Are Adopted By State Lawmakers, Union Membership Will Be Eliminated In His State Within The Next Four Years

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) - Governor Bruce Rauner Recently Marked His Two-Month Anniversary as Illinois's 42nd Chief Executive by Continuing His Tirade Against Labor. According to Accounts From Democratic Lawmakers Who Met Privately With the Republican Businessman, the Governor Suggested if His Policies are Adopted by the Legislature, Union Membership Will more»

Despite Passage Of Right-To-Work (For Less) Legislation – There Are Workers Out There Who Will Not Be Deterred: “I Still Want To Be In A Union”

Published on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN) - While Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work (For Less) Bill Made its Way Through the Capitol and its Eventual Signing Into Law by Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Republican Governor Scott Walker - One Group says it’s Not Stopping Them From Unionizing. Joining Home Health Care Workers Who Recently Rallied at All People’s Church in more»

National RTW Protest Round-Up: Union Workers Protest During Wisconsin Governor Walker’s New Hampshire Visit & New Mexico’s RTW Bill Defeated In Committee

Published on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - From The New Hampshire Union Leader: Union Members and Organizers Protested Today (Saturday, March 13th) During a Visit by Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Who Addressed a State Republican Party Event at Concord High School. Walker is Visiting New Hampshire - His First Trip to the Leadoff Primary more»

Labor Perspective By Nicholas Kristof Via The www.nytimes.com: The Cost Of A Decline In Unions

Published on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Guest Columns
Like Many Americans, I’ve Been Wary of Labor Unions. Full-Time Union Stagehands at Carnegie Hall Earning More Than $400,000 a Year? A Union Hailing its Defense of a New York Teacher Who Smelled of Alcohol and Passed Out In Class, With Even the Principal Unable to Rouse Her? A Police Union in New York City That Has a Tantrum and Goes On Virtual more»

Building Trades In Minnesota Use Social Media To Sway Mall Shoppers

Published on Friday, March 13, 2015 in Young Unionists
(MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA) - Social Media is One Way Trade Unions are Reaching People, Especially When It Comes to a Dispute With Management, or in a Local Case, With the Owners of a Regional Shopping Mall. Beginning in the Spring of 2014, Several Unions - Spearheaded by Laborers Local 563, Took Issue With Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka, Minnesota Over What more»

NJ Lawmaker & Union Ironworker Steve Sweeney Blasts Governor Christie’s Labor Policy: “It’s A Distraction From The Economy”

Published on Friday, March 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEWARK, NEW JERSEY) - With the Specter of Union-Busting, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Rising Popularity Casting a Shadow Over Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates, One of New Jersey’s Most Prominent Democrats Questioned the Labor Negotiating Tactics of the State’s Republican Governor, Who Might Also Run for more»

You’re Not Going to Believe This One: Republicans Push For Union Support

Published on Friday, March 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Just Days After Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walked Signed a Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill Into Law, the GOP Headed to Washington to Push for – Get This – Union Support at the International Association of Fire Fighters’ (IAFF) Presidential Forum. According to a Story Published by The Huffington more»