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Nevada’s Union Fight Back Against GOP Attacks On Collective Bargaining

Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF NEVADA) - Republicans are Attacking Working Families With Their Proposals to Upend Collective Bargaining in Nevada, State AFL-CIO Executive Vice Treasurer Danny Thompson Charged Earlier This Week During a Press Conference. Thompson’s Words Come as Some State Lawmakers and Republican Governor Brian Sandoval Aim to Weaken Collective more»

Meet The Next 'Scott Walker:' Illinois’ New Republican Governor Declares War On Labor

Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) - These are Trying Times for the American Labor Movement. For Example: Employer Backlash; the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act - Which Restricted Union Activities and Allowed States to Pass Right-to-Work (For Less) Laws; and Deindustrialization Have Led to a Decades-Long Decline in Union Membership, a Harsh Reality Underscored by more»

Ever Wonder What The ‘Benefit’ Is To Being In A Union? How About $207 More Dollars A Week!

Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
Ever Wonder What the Benefit is to Being in a Union? Well Here’s a Big One: On Average, Union Members Make $207 More Dollars a Week Than Non-Union Workers. That’s $10,000 More Each Year, According to the Latest Report From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). No Wonder Studies Show Union Members are Happier. But it’s Not more»

Hey Working People, Get This: Anti-Worker Koch Brothers-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion - Yes, Nearly $1 Billion - On 2016 Elections

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA) - The New York Times Calls it $900 Million. The Washington Post “Nearly $1 Billion.” CNN Simply Calls It “Staggering.” Ben Ray, Spokesperson for Democratic-Aligned American Bridge Put it Best, Telling USAToday: “What an ‘Obscene’ Amount of Money.” A Network of Conservative more»

Via The Huffington Post: Democrats In The U.S. Senate ‘Stand Up’ For Speedier Union Elections

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With Republicans Looking to Block One of the Biggest Labor Law Reforms of the Obama Era, Senate Democrats are Telling the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) That it Has Their Support in Speeding Up the Union Election Process. In December, Members of the NLRB Announced That They Would Move Ahead With New Rules Effectively Cutting the more»

Celtic Rock Band Dropkick Murphys Tell Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker To Stop Using Their Music “In Any Way – We Literally Hate You!”

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
You Know Presidential Campaign Season is Underway When Bands Start Slamming Candidates With Opposing Political Views for Using Their Music. This Time, it's Celtic Punk Band Dropkick Murphys Who Have a Beef With Republican and Anti-Worker Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (Who’s Not Officially a 2016 Presidential Candidate Yet, But Almost Certain to be more»

Next Up: Young Unionists Leading the Way

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Young Unionist Rick Pospichal - a Labor Leader With the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - is One of the Two Newly Elected Members of the National AFL-CIO’s Young Workers Advisory Council, a Board of Young Union Members Who Care About the Issues That Matter Most to People Newly Joining more»

Another 2014 ‘Labor Look Back:’ Niagara Falls’ IBEW Local 237

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – A “Tremendous Work Year,” Coupled With the Celebration of its 100th Anniversary, Made 2014 a Year to Remember for the 245 Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237, Business Manager Russ Quarantello Tells WNYLaborToday.com. However, 2015 Might be Even Better, According to Quarantello, more»

Via The Ithaca Journal: Adjuncts At Ithaca College Seek Unionization

Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Young Unionists
(ITHACA) - Adjunct Professors at Ithaca College Plan to File for Union Elections This Semester, Following a National Trend Toward Unionization in the Part-Time College Teaching Ranks, The Ithaca Journal Reported This Week. A Group of Part-Time Faculty Professors at Ithaca College Started Pursuing Union Affiliation Last Spring With Adjunct Action, a Project more»

In The First Strike By Licensed Doctors In The Past 25 Years, University Of California Doctors Hit The Picket Line Over Unfair Labor Practices

Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Doctors at All 10 Student Health Centers at the University of California (UC) Conducted a One-Day Strike Tuesday (January 27th) to Protest the University’s Lack of Good-Faith Bargaining On a First Contract. The Doctors, Who are Members of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), Have Filed Multiple Unfair Labor more»

Car Wash Workers In Brooklyn ‘Go Union’ – Vote Unanimously To Join The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) – Car Wash Workers at the Vegas Auto Spa in the Park Slope Neighborhood of Brooklyn Have Voted - Unanimously - to Join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an Affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Union Officials Announced This Week. The Car Wash Workers Have Been On Strike Since Late more»

What’s In The ‘State Of The Union’ For Young Workers?

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Noted, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Was Filled With “Eloquent and Forceful Advocacy for Working Families,” Including Combating Income Inequality, Raising Wages and Strengthening Unions. Obama’s Address Also Contained a Number of Proposals That more»

From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Reacts To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Union Retirees
Alliance Reacts To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address After President Obama Gave His State of the Union Address, the Alliance Voiced its Approval of His Remarks and Ideas. In Particular, Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Richard Fiesta Noted the President’s Initiative to Allow More Family Leave Would Benefit Many more»

NYSUT Southwestern New York Regional Director Anna Geronimo Elected New President Of The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Southwestern New York Regional Director Anna Geronimo Has Been Elected as the New President of the Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz Tells WNYLaborToday.com. “She is an Extraordinary and more»

One Day Longer! After 100 Days, CWA & IBEW Still Striking FairPoint Communications

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(PORTLAND, MAINE) - More than 1,700 Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Just Marked Their 100th Day of Striking FairPoint Communications, Incorporated, According to centralmaine.com. Dozens of Striking FairPoint Communications Workers From Across Maine Showed Up at Picket more»

Labor Op-Ed From WNYALF President Richard Lipsitz & Clean Air Coalition Executive Director Erin Heaney: ‘Just Transition’ - A Pathway For Prosperity & A Healthy Planet

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Following Op-Ed Piece Concerning a Pathway for Prosperity and a Healthy Planet Was Co-Authored by Richard Lipsitz - Who Serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), and Erin Heaney, the Executive Director of Buffalo’s Clean Air Coalition. The Regional AFL-CIO Labor more»

What Happens When Republican Governed States Pass Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws? Union Membership Falls

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – This is What Happens When Republican-Governed States Pass Right-to-Work (For Less) Legislation: Union Membership in Michigan Fell Sharply in 2014 as the Effect of the New Anti-Worker Law - Which Ended Compulsory Union Membership for Many Workers - Started to be Felt. As a Result, Michigan Fell to the 11th Most-Unionized State, more»

While Overall Union Membership Is Slightly Down, Overall, Unions Actually Added Members In 2014 – Including, AFSCME – With More Than 130,000 New Members Last Year

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(WASHINGTON) – While the Overall Percentage of Union Membership Rate in the United States Was Slightly Down From 11.3% to 11.1% - According to a News Release Distributed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – Labor Unions Actually Added Members in 2014. The Reason for This Perceived Contradiction is That, Although the Amount of Unionized Workers more»

AFSCME Defies The ‘Odds’ – Union Organizes More Than 130,000 New Members In 2014

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders Issued the Following Statement Regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s Release of its 2014 Union Membership Statistics: At a Time When ‘Too Many’ Americans are Struggling Just to Make Ends Meet, the Labor more»

Seeking Better Pay & Benefits, Starbucks Supplier Drivers/Helpers Vote Overwhelmingly ‘Go Union’ – Vote To Join Teamsters Local 25 In Boston

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) – In a Major Organizing Win for Teamsters Local 25, Drivers and Helpers at DPI Specialty Foods in Boston have Voted to Go Union. The Workers, Who Supply All Starbucks Stores in New England and Upstate New York, Voted 37-to-5 in Favor Last Week to be Represented by the Teamsters. There are 44 Workers in the New Teamster Bargaining Unit. more»

Teamsters Denounce U.S. Department Of Transportation Decision To Open Border To Mexican Trucks

Published on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Teamsters Union General President Jim Hoffa is Voicing His Union’s Outrage in Response to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Announcement Earlier This Month That it Will Open the U.S. Border to Trucks Domiciled in Mexico This Year. "I’m Outraged the Department of Transportation Has Chosen to ‘Ignore’ more»

Fired Black & Hispanic McDonald’s Workers Allege They Were Dismissed For Being ‘Minorities’

Published on Friday, January 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF VIRGINIA) - In a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Thursday (January 22nd), 10 Former Workers at Three McDonald’s Locations in Virginia Allege They Were Unceremoniously Fired Last May After Being Told by Supervisors That There Were “Too Many Black People” Working at the Franchises. Filed in U.S. District Court/Western more»

Yet Another Example Of Union Workers ‘Giving Back:’ Union Construction Workers In Boston Complete Emergency Homeless Shelter Renovation In Amazing Two-Week Period

Published on Friday, January 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(BOSTON) “It’s Unbelievable to Me!,” Dr. Huy Nguyen Told The Boston Globe as he Inspected the City’s New State-of-the-Art Facility to House the Homeless. Built Out of Necessity After the Condemnation of the Only Bridge Leading to Long Island Left 700 Homeless Men and Women Without Shelter, the Facility Was Completed in Just Over more»

The Niagara-Orleans Labor Council’s Annual Awards Dinner: Celebrating A Long List Of Positive Accomplishments In 2014 That Benefitted Working People Across The Region

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Two-Hundred Union Leaders, Labor Representatives, Elected Officials and Friends of Labor Were in Attendance at the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Annual Awards Dinner, Which Was Held On Wednesday (January 21st) at the Lewiston Fire Company On Saunders Settlement Road in Niagara Falls. Several more»

One Of Michelle Obama’s State Of The Union Guests Was A One-Time Construction Union Apprentice

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Young Unionists
We Party Patriots Editor’s Note: Considering This Site’s Frequent Focus On Skilled Trades Apprenticeship, It Seems Only Fitting to Celebrate the Recognition by the Obama Administration of a Union Apprentice Whose Live Was Forever Changed by the Opportunity to Train With the Laborers International Union of America. Below is a Press Release From more»

New Four-Year Contract At WKBW-TV/Channel 7 In Buffalo Ratified By 55-Member NABET-CWA Workforce, Agreement Calls For 7% Wage Increase Over Life Of Deal

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – NABET-CWA (National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America) Local 25-Represented Employees at WKBW-TV/Channel 7 in Buffalo Have Ratified a New Four-Year Contract With the E.W. Scripps Company-Owned Station, Union Spokesman Robert Hellwitz Tells WNYLaborToday.com. The Workers Ratified the New more»

Organized Labor Extremely Unhappy With Governor’s Proposed 2015 State Budget, NYSUT Says Cuomo Misrepresented ‘Reality’ Of Public Education In His State Address

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) – Organized Labor is Extremely Unhappy With Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Proposed 2015 Budget State That He Outlined On Wednesday (January 21st), Including Issuing Tough Rebukes From the New York State AFL-CIO and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union – Which says Cuomo Misrepresented the Reality of Public Education. The more»

New Radio Ad Features Republican Governor Nikki Haley ‘Urging’ Boeing South Carolina Workers ‘Not To Join’ The International Association Of Machinists Union

Published on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA) - A New Radio Ad That’s Airing This Week Features Governor Nikki Haley - a Republican and Outspoken Opponent of Unions - Urging Boeing South Carolina Workers Not to Join the International Association of Machinists Union (IAM). The Spot Was Scheduled to Start Airing On Stations in the Charleston Region On Monday (January 20), more»

President Obama’s State Of The Union Speech: “We Still Need Laws That Strengthen Rather Than Weaken Unions And Give Workers a ‘Voice.’”

Published on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In His State of the Union Speech to Congress and Americans Across the Country Tuesday Night (January 21th), President Obama said: “We Still Need Laws That Strengthen Rather Than Weaken Unions and Give Workers a ‘Voice.’” That Statement, Along With What the President Outlined in His Upcoming Budget, Was more»

A Look Back At 2014: The Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council

Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – Looking Back at the Year That Was, 2014 Was a Good One for the Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council (NCBT) - From the Massive Upgrade Still Taking Place at the New York Power Authority to the Nearly $30 Million Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Project, the Major Multi-Million Expansion of Retail Stores at the more»

Labor Unions & Financial Reform Groups Push For ‘Postal Banking’ With New Coalition

Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Financial Reform Groups, Joined by Postal Unions and Others From Organized Labor, Have Announced the Creation of a National Campaign to Expand Banking Services: The Campaign For Postal Banking Proposes to Expand Access to Affordable Financial Services Through the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) 31,000 Retail Branches. The more»

From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Budget Committee Chairman Has Social Security In His Crosshairs

Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Union Retirees
Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price Has Social Security In His Crosshairs U.S. Representative Tom Price (Republican-Georgia), the New House Budget Committee Chairman, Has Hinted to the Heritage Foundation he Has Big Plans for Social Security Reform in the Next Two Years, According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Talking Points Memo Blog. Price more»

Apprenticeships Could Be ‘Gateway’ To Middle Class

Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Hope Johnson and David Whelan Divide Their Weeks Between Courses at Central Piedmont Community College and the Factory Floor at Siemens USA in Charlotte, North Carolina, Where They’re Enrolled in High-Tech, European-Style Apprenticeships Manufacturing Gas and Steam Turbines for Power Plants. Johnson, 20, and Whelan, 18, more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: Now That The Dust Has ‘Really Settled,’ A Few Observations On The Mid-Term Elections

Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 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»

Yuengling Beer ‘Canned’ From Menu At Pennsylvania Governor’s Swearing-In – Was It Because Of The Beer Company Being A Target Of Union Rallies After Becoming A Vocal Proponent Of Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws?

Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA) - Is America's Oldest Lager Non Grata To Pennsylvania's Newest Governor? Yuengling, From The Pottsville-Based Brewery, Appears to Have Been Left Off the List of Beverages to be Served at This Month’s Inauguration Ceremonies for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Vereb (Republican-Montgomery) more»

WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz Celebrating & Honoring The Life & Accomplishments Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: He Knew The Right To Unionize Is One Of The Most Important Civil Rights

Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz Released the Following Statement That Celebrates and Honors the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On This National Holiday: Today We Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are Many Reasons for Honoring Him, But One of the more»

Want To Be Happy? Join A Union

Published on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Op-Talk Piece, Authored by John Guida, is Being Notice and is Making the Rounds On Social Media. Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Thought it Would be of Interest to Our Many Readers and Viewers. You Can Access it in its Entirety at: more»

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Labor Movement

Published on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News
On March 29th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Went to Memphis, Tennessee in Support of African-American Public Works Employees, Who Were Represented by American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1733 and Who Had Been On Strike Since March 12th for Higher Wages and Better Treatment. In One Incident, Black Street more»

The 2015 MLK Civil & Human Rights Conference In Atlanta: Event Reinforces The Historic Bond Between The Labor And Civil Rights Movement

Published on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTA) - The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference - Which is Being Held Right Now at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta - Was Established to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement. This Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Gender and Intergenerational Conference more»

AFSCME President Lee Saunders: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Is An Opportunity To ‘Renew’ His Dream For Justice

Published on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Lee Saunders, Who Serves as President of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Which Represents 1.6 Million Members Who Provide the Vital Services That Make America Happen – Has Issued the Following Statement to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: It Was 47 Years Ago This Year That the more»

Labor News Update: Labor Groups File Suit To Stop Kentucky County’s Anti-Union Law

Published on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF KENTUCKY) - Nine Labor Unions Filed Suit in a Kentucky Federal Court Late This Week in Order to Stop a County From Enacting Right-to-Work (For Less) Legislation That Union Officials say Violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The Suit Came Just a Day After Kentucky’s Hardin County Became the Fifth in the State in Less Than a more»

Wisconsin Teachers Use Legal Loophole To Get Their Union Back

Published on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - Part of the Anti-Union Power of Wisconsin’s Contentious Act 10 Bill is That it Forces All School District Collective Bargaining Units to Recertify On an Annual Basis, Before December 1st Of A Given Year. This Means 51% of All Eligible Voters - Not Only Those Who Participate in a Vote - Must Recertify Their Union Membership more»

New NYSUT TV Ad Campaign Urges Cuomo To Move Beyond Politics & Fund Public Schools

Published on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – This Week, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Launched a Nearly $1 Million Ad Campaign Urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to Move Beyond Politics and Ensure the State Adequately and Equitably Funds its Public Schools. The 30-Second, Documentary-Style Television Ad Features a Narrator Reading From a January 5th New York Times more»

Agreement Reached To End 25 Years Of Government Oversight At The Teamsters Union/President Hoffa To Members: “A New Day For Our Great Union”

Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – The Federal Government - Represented by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York – Has Entered Into an Agreement With the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Whereby in Consideration of its Terms and Conditions - the United States of America Upon Order From the Court Will Dismiss its Action Against the more»

Documents Show Notorious Union-Buster Backing Kentucky’s County Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws

Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF KENTUCKY) - The Conservative Push for Local Right-to-Work (For Less) Ordinances is Moving Quickly in the State of Kentucky. A Few Months Ago, There Was a General Understanding the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act Only Permitted States and Territories to Pass These Laws - Which Threaten Unions’ Solvency by Allowing Workers to Receive the Benefits more»

Workers Employed By A Microsoft Contractor Successfully Organize A Union - A Rare Feat In The Tech Industry - And Is Now Bargaining With Its Company Over A Contract

Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SEATTLE) - After About a Year Working at Lionbridge Technologies On Microsoft’s Redmond Campus, Marilyse Benyakar Started Asking Questions. Why Did Lionbridge, Hired by Microsoft to Vet the Content Of Windows Tablet Applications, Not Offer Paid Time Off or Sick Days? How Long Could Benyakar and Other So-Called Temporary Workers Remain That more»

National AFL-CIO Releases Youth Economic Platform, Leading Up To State Of The Union Address Platform To Serve As Foundation For Upcoming Nationwide Actions

Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The National AFL-CIO Young Worker Advisory Council This Week Released its Economic Platform as Part of an Effort to Build a Nationwide Youth Economic Movement for Raising Wages. The Platform, Which is Being Announced On the Eve of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, is an Agenda for Action for the Labor Federation’s more»

Workplace & Public Safety Threatened By Republican Regulatory Bill

Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Would Have Been Prevented From Issuing Timely Guidelines On Protecting Health Care Workers and First Responders From the Ebola Virus and How to Control the Spread of the Deadly Virus to the Public Under a Republican Bill the House Is Set to Vote On This Week. The Bill (H.R.185) Would more»

California Port Strikes Mirror Organized Labor's Roots

Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - Port Truckers in California Walked Off the Job Back in November to Protest Their Dismal Working Conditions. Required to Lease Trucks While Paying Insurance and Maintenance Costs, Drivers Often Earn Less Than Minimum Wage. The Strike Came Just Days After Big Box Retailers, Manufacturers and Other Supply Chain Stakeholders Sent more»

California Port Drivers Vote To Join Teamsters Local 848 - Company Oddly Appears To Think ‘It’s Cool’

Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) – Late Last Week, 88 of the 111 Port Truckers Working for Shippers Transport Express Voted to be Represented by Teamsters Local 848. The Vote Represents a Major Victory for the Misclassified Drayage Truckers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the State of California Who’ve Been Participating in Work Actions for Over a more»