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CSEA Buffalo-Represented Members Overwhelmingly Approve New Agreement With NYS Department Of Health/Roswell Park Cancer Institute Affiliated Health Research

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - After Swift Negotiations, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members Have Overwhelmingly Approved a New Agreement With Health Research, Incorporated (HRI), a Not-for-Profit Corporation Affiliated With the New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute - a Leading Cancer Research Center in Buffalo. CSEA more»

LIUNA, NFFE & AFGE Local 3601 Win $80 Million Fair Labor Standards Act Union Grievance For Indian Health Service Employees

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Has Announced an $80 Million Settlement Has Been Reached in its Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Grievance Filed Against the Indian Health Service (HIS), an Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Demonstrating its Commitment to Ensure the FLSA is more»

A Beer Lover’s Lament: Union Busting Ended My Love Affair With Yuengling Beer

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Over Many Years, I’ve Developed an Intimate Relationship With the Sweet, Lager Taste of Yuengling Black & Tan. After Moving to the Cutthroat World of Washington, D.C. Politics, I Found That Yuengling Always Comforted Me With Memories of My Working Class Roots and the World of Flannel Hunting Jackets, Wedding Receptions at Union Halls, 4th of July more»

The Washington Post’s Harold Meyerson: Germany Shows The Way On Labor

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
“Policy,” says David Rolf, the Seattle union Official Chiefly Responsible for the First Successful Campaigns for a $15 Minimum Wage, “is Just 'Frozen' Power.” By Which Measure, the Problem With U.S. Trade Policy for the Past Quarter-Century is That it Reflects the Growing Imbalance of Power Between Investors, Able to Profit From more»

NYSUT Kicks Off A 'New Chapter' For First Book & Young Readers Across New York State

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - In a Concrete and Tin Warehouse at the End of a Pothole-Filled Road, a Welcome Treasure Lies Waiting: Books, Stacks and Stacks of Books, Pallets of Books, Hard Cover, Soft Cover, Picture Books, Young Adult Books, Timely, Funny, Imaginative, Historical Books - All for Free. For Many Students, Receiving One Of Them Means They Will more»

Washington State Employees Take ‘Unity Breaks’ Over Stalled Pay Raises

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(STATE OF WASHINGTON) - Thousands of State Employees Walked Out of More Than 80 Worksites Last Week to Urge the Washington State Legislature to End a Stalemate and Implement Negotiated Pay Raises for State Workers. Last September, Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and Governor Jay Inslee Reached a Tentative Agreement to Fund Contracts That more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Medicare

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Union Retirees
Trans Pacific Partnership Threatens Medicare Last Week the Senate Voted to End Debate on Giving President Obama Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority - Which Would Allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be Implemented Without Amendments. The House of Representatives Has Not Yet Voted on the Measure, Which the Alliance Opposes. Arizona Alliance For more»

Labor Perspective By USW President Leo Gerard: The GOP’s Blind Hate of Labor Union Members Is Irrational

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard is Also a Member of the National AFL-CIO Executive Committee and Chairs the Labor Federation’s Public Policy Committee. President Barack Obama Appointed Gerard to the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation and the President's Advanced more»

Union-Represented Nurses, Caregivers & Patient Advocates Lobby Elected Leaders In Albany, Calling For Safe Staffing At Hospitals And Nursing Homes Across NYS

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Hundreds of Union-Represented Nurses, Healthcare Workers and Patient Advocates Filled the Halls and Offices of the Legislative Office Building in Albany Earlier This Month to Educate Elected Officials on the Benefits of Establishing Safe Nurse-to-Patient Ratios. The Coalition - Made Up of the Communications Workers Of America (CWA), more»

On This Memorial Day 2015 – From Will Fischer, Executive Director Of The Union Veterans Council: Today, We Pause And Remember

Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Editor’s Note: Will Fischer is a Marine Corps Veteran of the War in Iraq and the Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council. To Join or Learn More About the Council, Visit and Like Us on Facebook. Today is Memorial Day. Flowers are at Peak Bloom, the Laughter of Children Welcoming Summer more»

Via The Galveston County Daily News: 100-Plus-Day Strike Continues United Steelworkers-Represented Workers Reject Marathon's Contract Offer

Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(TEXAS CITY, TEXAS) - Those at the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Hall in Texas City Broke Out in Cheers and Applause When Union Officials Announced Marathon Petroleum’s Latest Contract Proposal to Striking Galveston Bay Refinery Workers Had Been Rejected. The Union Did Not Release the Results of the Vote Count Taken Earlier This Month, But said more»

For Pete’s Sake, Another Pro-Worker Law - This Time For Apprentices, Enacted In Florida’s Sunshine City

Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA) - In Florida, the St. Petersburg City Council Has Approved a Mandatory Apprenticeship Program for Public Works Projects With a Price Tag of More Than $2 Million - The Program Replaces a Voluntary Apprenticeship Program That Had Failed. The Council Also Lowered the Threshold to Trigger the Apprenticeship Program. It Was more»

Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation - Vote Paves Way For President Obama’s Signature Pacific Trade Deal, Though Fate In House Is Uncertain

Published on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Senate on Friday (May 22nd) Passed Major Trade Legislation That Would Pave the Way for President Barack Obama’s Signature Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal, Marking a Victory For The Obama Administration and Republican Leaders in Congress and Sending The Bill Toward an Uncertain Fate in the House. Lawmakers Defeated a more»

Michael Wessel Via I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal Elizabeth Warren Is Right To Be Concerned

Published on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
“You Need to Tell Me What’s ‘Wrong’ With This Trade Agreement, Not One That Was Passed Twenty-Five Years Ago,” a Frustrated President Barack Obama Recently Complained About Criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s Right - The Public Criticisms of the TPP Have Been Vague. But That’s by Design - more»

A Bill Creating A Labor History Curriculum In The State Of Connecticut Is Headed To Governor’s Desk

Published on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) – Connecticut’s House Has Given Final Passage to a Bill That Requires the State Education Department to Come Up With a Curriculum on Labor History and the Role of Capitalism in America and World Economies. The Bill Passed the House by an 84-to-61 Vote With Three Democrats Voting Against and Four Republicans Voting in more»

The ‘Un-American’ Drawing Large Labor Crowds In Buffalo To Watch The Story Of The Late Blacklisted Union Leader, Actor, Playwright & Activist Manny Fried

Published on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC Editor’s Note: The Un-American Runs Through May 31st With Performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. All Shows are in Subversive Theatre's Regular Performance Venue: The Manny Fried Playhouse, Which is Located at 255 Great Arrow Avenue, on the Third Floor of North Buffalo's Historic Great Arrow more»

Right-To-Work In Delaware? No Thanks, Lawmakers Say

Published on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF DELAWARE) - A GOP-Led Move to Create So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Zones in Delaware Has Been Scuttled by the State Senate’s Democratic Majority. Senate Minority Leader Greg Lavelle Sponsored the Legislation, Which he said Would Help Shore Up the State’s Manufacturing Base. The Bill Would Have Allowed the Delaware Economic more»

Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: Press Candidates On Strengthening Unions

Published on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(AMES, IOWA) – Iowans Need to Ask Presidential Candidates Tough Questions About Strengthening Labor Unions and Regulating Big Banks, or Risk an Increasingly Stagnating Middle Class, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Recently Told More Than 275 People Who Recently Gathered in an Iowa State University Auditorium. The Event, Called The Working more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers At The Sheridan Manor Nursing Home in Tonawanda Unanimously Ratify First Union Contract

Published on Friday, May 22, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) - Eighty Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Unit Clerks Employed at the Sheridan Manor Nursing Home in Tonawanda Unanimously Ratified Their First Contract After Several Months of Difficult Negotiations, Union Representatives Announced This Week. The Workers Voted to Join 1199 Service Employees more»

‘Dreams Come True’ For First Transit Workers Seeking Union Representation At Disney - Drivers Choose The Teamsters Union

Published on Friday, May 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA) – Seeking Respect, Fair Wages and Better Working Conditions, 127 First Transit Drivers Who Transport Tourists and Employees to and From Disneyland Amusement Parks in Anaheim, California Have Voted to Join Teamsters Local 952. The Workers Stood Strong and United During Their Campaign to Win Teamsters Representation. Terry more»

Via Wary Of Their New Boss, 189 Lawyers Working For The State Of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General’s Office Press For Unionization

Published on Friday, May 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA) - A Unionization Effort by the 189 Attorneys Who Work for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is Taking Shape. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Pennsylvania Has Invited the Lawyers to a May 27th Meeting, During Which They Can Discuss “Workplace Issues.” If Successful, the Effort Would Create a more»

400 Early Childhood Staff Employed At 17 Buffalo Area Centers Vote In Favor Of First-Ever Contract To Bring Them Respect, Security & A ‘Voice’ In Their Workplace

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Four-Hundred Early Childhood Staff Employed at 17 Buffalo Area Centers Have Decisively Voted in Favor of a First-Ever Contract That Will Work to Bring Them Respect, Security and a Voice in Their Workplace, Local Union President Jamar Clark Told This Week. Ninety-Percent of the Members of the American Federation of Teachers more»

From The L.A. Times: Los Angeles City Council Approves Minimum Wage Increase To $15 By 2020 - 14-to-1 Vote Is Latest Demonstration Of Labor’s Clout At City Hall

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - The Los Angeles City Council Tentatively Agreed This Week to Raise the City’s Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour, Joining a Trend Sweeping Cities Across the Country as Elected Leaders Seek to Address Stagnating Pay for Workers on the Lowest Rungs of the Socio-Economic Ladder. The Ordinance Would Boost the $9-an-Hour Base Wage to $15 by 2020 more»

Statewide ‘Fight For $15’ Ramps Up With Wage Board Meeting Events in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany & New York City – Boost Would Lift 180,000 Families Out Of Poverty

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – From Buffalo to Rochester and Albany to New York City, Organized Labor Joined With Fast Food Workers and Their Allies to Kick Off an Aggressive Statewide Campaign on Wednesday (May 20th) to Urge Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Wage Board to Implement a $15 Wage for Cooks and Cashiers at McDonald’s, KFC, Wendy’s and More. The more»

Aetna Raises Wages, Proves Corporations Don’t Need To Rely On State Assistance

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Aetna Recently Came Aboard as a Front Page Advertiser on Your On-Line Labor Newspaper. To Check Out What Aetna Offers Labor Unions and Their Members in Terms of Health Insurance, Go to: (HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) - This Past January, the Insurance Giant Aetna Announced it Would Raise its Minimum more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council & United Steelworkers Local 9436’s Michael Henderson Receive United Way Of Greater Niagara Appreciation Awards

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9436’s Michael Henderson Were Singled Out for What They Do for the Niagara County Community at the Recently-Held United Way of Greater Niagara’s Awards Breakfast. The Niagara/Orleans Labor Council Was the Recipient of the United Way more»

Thousands Of Teachers March Through City Of Seattle Streets As One-Day Strike Closes District Schools

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SEATTLE) - Teacher Union Protests That Have Rolled Through Washington School Districts for Nearly a Month Now Reached a Climactic Moment Tuesday (May 19th) as Thousands of Seattle Teachers Walked Off the Job for a One-Day Strike, Leaving Schools in the State's Largest District Closed. An Estimated 4,000 Teachers Picketed at Eight High Schools in the more»

Shoes You Can Believe In: New Balance’s ‘Made In The USA’ Line

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Young Unionists
In a Truly Dumbfounding Move, President Obama (Pictured Below) Recently Delivered a Speech at Nike Headquarters as Part of His Push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement, Arguing the Trade Deal Will Benefit American Workers (Spoiler: Unless it Strengthens Trade Enforcement and Stops Currency Manipulation, it Will Not). The Whole Thing more»

Mark Manna Promoted To United Food & Commercial Workers Local One Western Area Director

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One Has Promoted Mark Manna to the Position of Western Area Director. Manna, a UFCW Member for the Past 32 Years and a Longtime Town of Amherst Councilman, Tells His Goals as Western Area Director Will be to Organize New Members and Strengthen UFCW’s Existing more»

Lesley University Adjunct Faculty Overwhelmingly Ratifies First Union Contract

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - Adjunct Faculty at Lesley University in Boston Have Overwhelmingly Ratified Their First Union Contract - a Three-Year Agreement That Makes Significant Progress in Job and Income Stability, Professional Development and the Faculty Role in University Decisions. Ninety-Six Percent of Voting Members Voted to Ratify the Contract, Which Caps Off a more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Working People Have Their ‘Own’ Culture

Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Guest Columns Editor’s Note: The Following Labor Perspective: Working People Have Their Own Culture, 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 - Whose Five Individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, Niagara-Orleans, more»

More Than 2,700 Public Workers In Connecticut Are About To Receive Justice – Union-Represented Workers Will Get Up To $125 Million In Layoff Settlement

Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT) - More Than 2,700 Connecticut Public Employees are About to Receive Justice After a 12-Year Fight as the State Legislature is Set to Approve an Out-of-Court Settlement for Up to an Estimated $125 Million in Back Pay and Additional Leave Time. The Settlement Stems From Governor John Rowland’s Decision in 2003 to Fire 2,300 more»

Michigan Prevailing Wage Repeal Bills Advance With Addition Of Referendum-Proof Appropriation

Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - Michigan's Republican-Led Senate Began Moving on Bills Last Week That area Designed to Repeal the State's Prevailing Wage Law, Which Mandates Union Rates and Benefits for Workers On Government-Funded Construction Projects. The Michigan Competitiveness Committee Advanced the Three-Bill Repeal Package in a Series of 4-to-1 Votes. The more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: New York State Alliance Holds Convention, Elects New Officers

Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Union Retirees
New York State Alliance Holds Convention, Elects New Officers Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Richard Fiesta Traveled to Latham, New York to Speak at the Recently-Held New York State Alliance For Retired Americans Bi-Annual Convention. New York State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Terrence Melvin Who Also Serves as the National President of more»

Hollywood Actress Reese Witherspoon Gives Public Workers A ‘Big Shout’ On Twitter

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Young Unionists
Hollywood Superstar Reese Witherspoon Gave Public Workers a Big Shout Out Last Week on Twitter. You Don’t Have to be Legally Blonde to Know Public Employees Walk the Line to Make America Happen! ( Editor’s Note: Those are Just Two of the Many Motion Pictures Witherspoon Has Starred in Over the Years.) Witherspoon said it Was more»

Governor & GOP Presidential Wannabe Chris Christie On New Jersey’s Pension Crisis: Union Members Will ‘Pay The Price’

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SPARTA, NEW JERSEY) – Governor and GOP Presidential Wannabe Chris Christie said During a Town Hall Held in New Jersey Last Week That it is Members of Public Sector Unions Who Will “Pay the Price” for Their Leadership’s Refusal to Negotiate a Way Out of the State’s $80 Billion Pension and Benefit Crisis. Days After Returning more»

Know Your Enemies: Developer In New York City Targets Building Trades Unions, Wants To Build More Projects Non-Union In A Union-Dominated Town

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NEW YORK CITY) - “I Like What Michael Stern is Doing and I Want to Figure Out How to Build More Projects Non-Union” - That’s What Developer Bruce Eichner Told the Crowd at a Meeting in March, With a Smirking Michael Stern - the Young Founder of JDS Development, Sitting a Few Seats Away. As Eichner Continued to Gush Over Stern’s more»

Via Is The Cost Of Building Non-Union Too High? - According To NYCOSH Non-Union Construction Sites Are More Dangerous

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NEW YORK CITY) - New Yorkers are Learned That Department of Buildings Inspectors Probing Construction Site Accidents - Like the One That Most Recently Claimed the Life of 25-Year-Old War Veteran Christian Ginesi, Don’t Really Care if Suspect Jobsites are Union or Non-Union - But Now a Newly-Released Safety Report Strongly Suggests Maybe They Should more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: White House Trade Bill Argument Is ‘Unadulterated Horse Waste’ - Senate Votes To Start Trade Debate

Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Head of the Nation's Largest Labor Union is Ramping Up His Rhetoric to Fight President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Pact, Calling a Key Part of the White House Argument "Horse Waste." National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Has Been Speaking Out Against Obama's Bid to Win Approval For a 12-Nation Free Trade Deal more»

Right-To-Work (For Less) Goes Down In Flames In Illinois House With Zero Yes Votes

Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) – Anti-Union/Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s Desires to Have Right-To-Work (For Less) In Illinois Went Down in Flames in the House on Thursday (May 14th), Gaining Zero Yes Votes in a Fiery Debate That Democrats Aimed Squarely at the Governor. The Vote Tally Was Zero Yes Votes, 72 No Votes and 37 Voting Present, more»

CSEA Agrees To New Labor Contract With Cayuga County - With A Little Help From State Public Employees Board

Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(AUBURN, NEW YORK) - A New Contract Has Been Reached Between the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and Cayuga County Through 2018, Following Negotiations Administered by the State Public Employees Relations Board (PERB). The Deal Features a 1.5% Pay Increase for Union Employees in 2015, a 1.75% Increase in 2016 and 1.9% Increases in Both 2017 and more»

New National AFL-CIO Report: CEOs Now Pulling In 373 Times To Average Worker Paycheck

Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Corporate Executive Paychecks Got Bigger In 2014, Climbing Roughly 16% and Significantly Outpacing What the Average Worker Takes Home in Income. In a New Report Released Earlier This Week, the National AFL-CIO Found Top Executives Made 373 Times What the Average Worker Made in 2014, as the Labor Union Continued to Hammer on Top more»

NYSUT Union Leaders Blast Governor Cuomo’s ‘New’ Education Tax Credit - Which Has Been “Dressed Up” With Marketing Ploys Akin To “Putting Lipstick On A Pig”

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Leaders Quickly Pounced On Governor Andrew Cuomo's New Education Tax Credit Scheme on Wednesday (May 13th), Which Would Divert $150 Million That Could be Used to Fund Public Education to Huge Tax Breaks for the Wealthy Who Donate to Private or Religious Schools. In an Interview With more»

CWA Reaches Tentative Contracts At AT&T Midwest & Legacy That Impact More Than 17,000 Workers

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Communications Workers of America (CWA) Bargaining Teams Have Reached Tentative Agreements in Separate Negotiations With AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy, it Was Announced by the Union Wednesday (May 13th). A Key Goal for the Negotiations That Began in February Was to Ensure an Overall Improvement in Workers’ Standard more»

United Steelworkers-Represented Employees At Kentucky Aluminum Smelter Operation Locked Out After Voting Down A Company Contract Offer For The Fourth Time

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(HENDERSON, KENTUCKY) - After Voting Down a Company Contract Offer for the Fourth Time Earlier This Week, 570 United Steelworkers (USW)-Represented Workers at Century Aluminum’s Hawesville Smelter Operation in Henderson, Kentucky Have Been Locked Out of the Plant. The Company said the Lockout Was to Begin on Tuesday (May 12th). USW Local 9423 Simply more»

Social Network Facebook Ups Pay & Benefits For Low-Wage Workers/CEO Says "Taking These Steps Is The ‘Right Thing to Do’ For Our Business and Our Community"

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) – The Social Network Facebook Just Announced a Move Toward Addressing the Increasingly Large and Embarrassing Income Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots In Silicon Valley. Facebook Will Give Contractors - Think Janitors and Cooks - a Minimum Wage of $15 an Hour and Offer Them the Kinds of Benefits That are Extremely Basic to more»

UPDATE: Democrats Fold & Accept GOP’s Shady Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Less Than 24 Hours After Stopping Obama's Trade Push

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Less Than a Day After Blocking the Obama Administration's Path to a Secretive and Fast-Tracked Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal, Senate Democrats Accepted an Offer Put Forth by Republicans on Wednesday (May 13ath). The Democrats, Led by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, Came to Accept the Deal more»

As The U.S. Postal Service’s Announces A Second Quarter Operating Profit Of $313 Million, the American Postal Workers Union Says “There’s No Justification To Continue To Degrade Service Standards And Shut Postal Facilities”

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON. D.C.) - As the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Announced its Second Quarter Operating Profit of $313 Million This Week, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) says “There’s No Justification to Continue to Degrade Service Standards and Shut Postal Facilities” The USPS’s Operating Profit for the Second Quarter of more»

Via The Boston Globe: Study Shows Wage Theft Rampant In Construction Industry

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(BOSTON) - For More Than Three Years, Workers Doing Asbestos Removal and Demolition Jobs for Several Woburn Companies in Massachusetts Were Paid in Cash, Resulting in More Than $700,000 in Unreported Wages, Federal Prosecutors Have Charged in an Indictment. Meanwhile, Construction Workers Around the State - Particularly Immigrants Hired by Subcontractors - more»

Democrats Vow To Filibuster The Measure After Missouri Senate Committee Passes Right-To-Work (For Less) Measure

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - A Missouri Senate Committee Passed a Controversial Right-To-Work (For Less) Measure Earlier This Week in an Effort to Push it Through the Legislature During the Last Week of Session. The Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Heard About Two Hours of Testimony Monday (May 11th) on a Measure That Would Bar more»