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Yet Another Organizing Win For The Teamsters: Con-Way Freight Workers In Miami Join Union, Drivers & Dockworkers Seek Job Security, Fairness & A Pension

Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(MIAMI LAKES, FLORIDA) - A Group of 74 Drivers and Dockworkers at Con-Way Freight in Miami Lakes, Florida Have Voted to Join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami. "The Con-Way Workers Have Taken a ‘Bold Step’ to Improve Their Lives and Have a ‘More Secure’ Future as Teamsters," Teamsters Local 769 President Mike Scott said. "As more»

New York State Attorney General Sues Papa John's Pizza Franchise For Chiseling Workers On Wages

Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Has Sued Another Papa John’s Pizza Franchise for Routinely Cheating Hundreds of Employees at Six of its City Shops Out of Wages. Emstar Pizza Incorporated and its Owners, Emmanuel Onuaguluchi and Uchenna Onuaguluchi, are Accused of Failing to Pay Proper Overtime to Hundreds of Workers and more»

New Jersey Pension Boards Join Unions in Fight Over Pension Cuts

Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NEW JERSEY) – Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Decision to Shortchange the State’s Pension Plans by $2.4 Billion is Wrong - and Should be Overturned, Trustees of the State’s Largest Pension Funds said in a Recently-Filed Lawsuit. The Pension Trustees’ Decision to Take Governor Christie to Court Follows Lawsuits more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Activists Protest Meeting Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Union Retirees
Activists Protest Meeting Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Negotiators Met in Washington, D.C. for Another Round of Negotiations On the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Activists Who are Opposed to the Deal Rallied Last Week Outside the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Among the Chants at the Rally: No Fast Track Now, No Fast Track Ever more»

More Than 400 Sysco Workers In Atlanta Win Teamster Representation

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(ATLANTA) – In a Major Victory, Sysco Workers Have Voted to Join Teamsters Local 528 in Atlanta. With 423 Workers in the Bargaining Unit, the Vote for Teamster Representation is the Biggest at Sysco in Years. This Week’s Vote Count of 220-to-141 Comes as the Federal Trade Commission Continues (FTC) its Review of the Proposed Merger Between more»

United Steelworkers Urges Canadian Boycott Of Buying Beer In Cans

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(TORONTO) – The United Steelworkers Union (USW) is Urging Canadian Beer Drinkers to Buy Their Suds in Bottles Instead of Cans to Support Striking Workers at a Toronto Packaging Plant. The 125 Workers, Represented by the USW, Have Been On Strike Since 2013, a Job Action They say They Were Forced Into by Their Employer - Crown Holdings. "They're more»

Goodyear Closing Latin America Headquarters, Moving Jobs From Brazil To Akron, Ohio

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(AKRON, OHIO) - Over the Next Year, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Will Close its Latin American Headquarters in Brazil and Move 30 to 50 Jobs to Akron. The Company Will Close its Regional Office in Sao Paolo, Goodyear Spokesman Keith Price said. The Positions That Moved There From Akron in 2005 Will Return. Goodyear's Brazil Headquarters There more»

Some 300 Construction & Contracting Businesses Join Their Workers' Unions In Opposing Wisconsin’s So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Legislation

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Young Unionists
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Some 300 Construction and Contracting Businesses This Week Joined Their Workers' Unions in Opposing the State of Wisconsin’s So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Legislation. The Businesses Involved in Building Roads and Buildings Around the State are Coming Together to Oppose a Proposal That Would Prohibit Them From Reaching more»

Let-Go UFCW-Represented Parkview Supermarket Workers In Salamanca Fight For Their Jobs

Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(SALAMANCA) - Let-Go United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One-Represented Parkview Supermarket Workers in Salamanca are Fighting for Their Jobs. The Workers Will Conduct Leafleting Outside the Southern Tier Grocery Store Today (Wednesday, December 17th) After Failing to be Rehired by the Store’s New Owners - Jake and Mark Sander, Who more»

Southwest Airlines Ramp Workers At 16 Airports Across The Country - Including Buffalo - Protest Over Flight Schedules & Lack Of Pay Raises

Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Union-Represented Southwest Airlines Ramp Workers Protested at 16 Airports Across the Country - Including the Buffalo Niagara International Airport - Tuesday (December 16th) Over Flight Schedules and Lack of Pay Raises. Travelers Flying Southwest Airlines Encountered Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 555-Represented Southwest Airlines more»

Walmart Must Pay $188 Million In Workers' Class Action

Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PENNSYLVANIA) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Has Ordered Walmart Stores Incorporated to Pay $188 Million to Employees Who Had Sued the Retailer for Failing to Compensate Them for Rest Breaks and All Hours Worked. Wal-Mart said On Tuesday (December 16th) That it Might Appeal the Decision, Which Upheld Lower Court Rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court. The more»

Albany Times Union Reports New York State Looks To Pull 1,000 Employees Out Of PEF

Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY) - In a Move That’s Sent Shock Waves Through New York State's Unionized Workforce, the Cuomo Administration On Monday (December 15th) Sent Notices to About 1,000 Members of the Public Employees Federation (PEF), Telling Them the State is Seeking to Reclassify the Recipients as Non-Union Workers. The Notices Went Workers in More Than 36 State more»

The ‘Other’ Four-Year Degree: U.S. Department Of Labor Announces $100M In Apprenticeship Grants

Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
The Department of Labor (DOL) Has Officially Announced it Will Make Available $100 Million in Grants to Help Registered Apprenticeship Programs Expand Their Training. The Grants are Specifically Aimed at Helping Boost Programs in High Skill Industries, Such as Health Care, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing. DOL Secretary more»

Union-Represented Value Vision Owners ‘One Of A Kind:’ Buy Optical Store To ‘Keep It Union’ & Will Pay Its Workers To Join Union Brothers & Sisters On The Picket Line

Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Both International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE)/Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) Leadership Tell WNYLaborToday.com “They Have Never” Heard of a Union Employer Who Would Agree to Not Only Allow Their more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Recent Area Strikes Provide Lessons For Labor Relations In The Private Sector

Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), an Umbrella Labor Organization That Oversees Western New York’s Central Labor Councils in Buffalo, Niagara-Orleans, Dunkirk, Jamestown and Cattaraugus-Allegany. Combined, Western New York Labor more»

Bridge Painters To Receive More Than $2 Million In Restitution

Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS) - Workers Hired to Paint the Braga Bridge in Massachusetts for an Ohio-Based Painting Company in 2010-11 Will Receive More Than $2 Million in Restitution From a Lawsuit Settlement Alleging the Company Deliberately Withheld Their Pay And Filed False Claims, Attorney General Martha Coakley Announced. According to the Agreement more»

Labor Outraged Over Omnibus Bill That Aids Big Banks & Wall Street And A Pension Reform Amendment That Drastically Reduces Benefits To Millions Of Retirees

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Last Week Was a Very Busy One in Washington as Congress Created Yet Another Manufactured Crisis Complete With Threats to Shut Down the Government Over a Divisive Continuing Resolution. The Good News Was That, for Now, the Government Will Remain Open as the House Passed an Omnibus Bill to Fund the Government for Another Year. The Omnibus more»

NLRB Ruling Boosts Unions' Organizing Leverage

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) - In the Most Significant Policy Change Ever Undertaken by the Obama Administration to Strengthen the Power of Labor Unions, a Divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Issued a Long-Awaited Final Rule That Speeds Up the Union Election Process. The Rule Will Require Businesses to Postpone Virtually All Litigation Over Eligibility more»

As The Union & Detroit's Big Three Carmakers Head Into Next Year's Contract Negotiations, The United Auto Workers Want The Two-Tier Pay Wage System Eliminated

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Young Unionists
(DETROIT) - Eliminating the Two-Tier Wage System That Automakers Used to Help Boost Profits Following the Recession Tops the Issues That Hourly United Auto Workers (UAW) Members Want Addressed as the Union and Detroit's Big Three Carmakers Head Into Next Year's Contract Negotiations. UAW Hourly Members Have and are Submitting Bargaining Resolutions to more»

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers In Massachusetts ‘Go Union’ With The CWA

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS) - Retail Store Workers at a Verizon Wireless Store in Everett, Massachusetts Have Voted for Bargaining Rights and Representation With the Communications Workers of America (CWA), it Was Announced Late Last Week. The Vote is a Huge Victory for The Verizon Workers, Who Stayed Strong - Despite an Aggressive and Intimidating more»

NLRB Judge Rules Walmart Manager Cannot Legally Threaten to ‘Shoot The Union’

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Young Unionists
Yep, You Read That Headline Right. In a Decision Issued Last Week, an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruled Walmart Managers in California Had Illegally Punished Their Employees for Striking and Had Also Illegally Intimidated Those Employees With Choice Phrases Like: “If it Were Up to Me, I’d Shoot the more»

New Global Wage Report Determines U.S. Wages Are Barely Rising – Says Collective Bargaining Needed To Address Worldwide Inequality

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Union Retirees
According to the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) 2014-15 Global Wage Report, Wage Growth in Developed Countries, Including the United States, Has Remained Almost Stagnant Since 2006. The Report Also Found the Average Wage Growth in Developed Economies Fluctuated Up or Down Around 1% Per Year Since 2006 and Then Slowed Further in 2012 and more»

Just In Case You Missed This One: Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Says It Was Labor Unions That ‘Saved’ Ford In Our 'Darkest' Hour

Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - Though Sometimes Blamed for the Financial Woes at Other Car Companies, Labor Unions Actually Helped Save the Ford Motor Company, as Competitors Such as General Motors Went Bankrupt, Bill Ford Told CNBC Earlier This Year. Ford, the Executive Chairman of the Detroit Automaker, said in an Interview On CNBC's Squawk Box That Former United Auto more»

Yet Another Example Of What Can Happen When You Don’t Have A Union Supporting You: Worker Says Delta Airlines Fired Him For His Attempts to Unionize Co-Workers

Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 in Young Unionists
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) – Kip Hedges of Minneapolis is Fighting to Get His Job Back After he says Delta Airlines Fired Him for Trying to Unionize the Air Carrier’s Employees. Hedges says His Comments About the Need to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour and the Right to Unionize, Cost Him His Job of 26 Years. For 26 Years, Hedges Worked more»

All Those Anti-Labor Laws Being Passed By Republican-Led Legislatures Around The Country Could Be Having An Unforeseen Consequence: Increased Labor Strife

Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 in Young Unionists
All Those Anti-Labor Laws Being Passed by Republican-Led Legislatures Around the Country Could be Having an Unforeseen Consequence: Increased Labor Strife. Crain’s Detroit, a Business Publication in the Heart of the Modern American Labor Movement, Reports the Breakdown of Unions in Michigan - the State That’s Adopted Right-to-Work (For Less) more»

Kellogg Workers Reject Contract Changes

Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN) – The Kellogg Company Has Announced That it "Must Take Steps Now" to Sustain its Cereal Business After Union Employees Recently and Overwhelmingly Struck Down Proposed Changes to Their Labor Agreement. Only 21 of 1,289 Votes Cast Late Last Week Were in Favor of the Proposal, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Union Retirees
Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional A Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Ruled Before Thanksgiving That an Illinois Law Aimed at Easing the State's Unfunded Pension Liability is Unconstitutional, Handing a Victory to Labor Unions and State Retirees Who Challenged the Law. The Law Decreases Cost-of-Living Adjustments, Caps Pensionable more»

Labor Speaks Out: National AFL-CIO, American Federation Of Teachers & Teamsters President Hoffa Strongly Oppose The ‘Wall Street Giveaways’ In House Spending Bill

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
The Wall Street Gamblers are Up to Their Underhanded Tricks Once Again and They’re Using Their Congressional Puppets to Do Their Bidding (Http://Nhlabornews.Com/2014/12/Afl-Cio-And-Aft-Oppose-The-Wall-Street-Giveaways-In-House-Spending-Bill/). Republican Lawmakers are Trying to Roll Back Provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act Regarding more»

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Amazon Workers ‘Don’t Need To Be Paid’ For All Their Time Working/Justice Thomas Suggests Amazon Warehouse Workers Should Unionize

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Stories of the Horrid Conditions for Workers in Amazon Warehouses Have Been Trickling Out for Years: The Temperatures at the Warehouses Vary Wildly, With Some Workers Having to Work in Sub-Zero Conditions, Others Passing Out From Days Where the Temperature Soared Above 100 Degrees, Workers Crying From Not Being Able to Keep Up the more»

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiators Hit With Protests That Media Doesn't Cover

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - Shouldn't it be a Trade Violation to Threaten to Move Someone's Job to Another Country? Shouldn't We Negotiate Trade Agreements That Increase People's Wages On Both Sides of a Trade Border? These are the Kinds of Agreements We Would Make if - We the People - Were Negotiating Trade Agreements With Representatives of the Working People in more»

Unions Fighting Inequality At Asarco In Arizona & Texas Strike A ‘Major Blow’ As Company Must Now Pay Millions In Withheld Bonuses

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - Unions Representing More Than 2,000 Hourly Workers at Five Asarco Locations in the States of Arizona and Texas Have Won a Multi-Million-Dollar Arbitration Award for Hundreds of Employees That the Company Refused To Pay Collectively Bargained For Quarterly Bonuses, the United Steelworkers (USW) Announced This Week. USW District 12 more»

First Of Three Labor Straight News Stories Of Non-Union Workers ‘Going Union:’ Graduate Student Workers At Columbia University Move To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Seeking Greater Rights and Recognition for Their Work as Research and Teaching Assistants, Graduate Student Workers at Columbia University in New York City are Making the Move to Unionize, it Was Announced This Week. More Than 1,700 Student Workers Have Signed Cards Supporting the Effort Since September, The Columbia Spectator Reported. more»

Second Of Three Straight Labor News Stories Of Non-Union Workers ‘Going Union:’ Hubway Bike Share Workers In Boston Vote To Join Transit Workers Union

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - Hubway’s Non-Management Employees - a Group That Includes Mechanics, Technicians and Dispatchers - Took Part in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Voted Late Last Week to Join Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 Out of New York City – Giving Their Final Approved by a Vote of 23-to-8. The Hubway Workers are Employees of Alta more»

Third Of Three Straight Labor News Stories Of Non-Union Workers ‘Going Union:’ Hillsborough Taxi Drivers In Tampa, Florida Plan To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(TAMPA, FLORIDA) - An International Labor Union Will Help Hillsborough County Taxi Drivers in Tampa, Florida to Attempt to Organize as the County Public Transportation Commission Re-Evaluates Rules for Becoming a Taxi Service. The Final Straw for Drivers is the Competitive Threat From Ride-Sharing Services Such as Uber And Lyft, said Afifa Khaliq, a more»

Buyer Beware! Chicken From China Labeled ‘Made In America’

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Yet Again - Another Food Scandal is Among Us as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Recently Agreed to Allow Four Chicken Processing Plants in China to Raise and Slaughter Their Chickens in the U.S., Export Them to China for Processing, and Then Ship Them Back to the U.S. These Chickens Will Then be Sold On Every Grocery Store Shelf in the United States more»

American Postal Workers Union Wins $56 Million Remedy From the U.S. Postal Service For Postmasters Performing Craft Work

Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Reached a $56 Million Settlement With the United States Postal Service (USPS) Late Last Week (December 5th) to Resolve a Long-Standing Dispute Over Postmasters and Supervisors in Small Offices Performing Bargaining Unit Work, it Was Announced. The Agreement Includes Provisions That are Intended to more»

Accounting Firm Certifies UAW With Representing More 45% Of Volkswagen’s Tennessee Workers – Giving Union Ability To Regularly Meet With Automaker's Management

Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - An Accounting Firm Has Certified That the United Auto Workers (UAW) Represents More Than 45% of Volkswagen (VW) Workers, Giving the Union The Ability to Meet With the Automaker's Management On a Regular Basis. The UAW Has Been Certified as the Representative of More Than 45% of VW's Workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a Major more»

Key Union Leaders – Including New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento - Support The ‘New Deal For New York’ Proposal

Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - Several Top Union Leaders – Including New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento - Monday (December 8th) Praised a Plan by State Senator Jeffrey Klein and His Group of Breakaway Democrats to Use the State’s $5 Billion Windfall From Legal Settlements On Job Creation Through Infrastructure Projects. Senator Klein First more»

Union-Represented Group Of Canisius College’s 70 Lowest Paid Employees Settle Contract Wage Reopener With The Buffalo Educational Institution

Published on Monday, December 8, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – An Agreement Has Been Reached and Ratified by a Group of Canisius College’s 70 Lowest Paid Employees Regarding Contract Wage Reopeners at the Buffalo Education Institution, the Scene of a Major Rally Held Outside its Main Street Campus in June – Which According to a Representative of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

President Obama Says He’s Willing To Defy Democrats & Organized Labor On His Support Of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Published on Monday, December 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - President Obama Has Signaled That, at Least On International Trade, he’s Willing to Defy His Fellow Democrats and His Own Liberal Base to Pursue a Partnership With Republicans. Trade Represents One of Obama’s Best Chances for a Legacy-Building Achievement in the Final Two Years of His Presidency, But he Acknowledges it’s an more»

Does The Mainstream Media ‘Really’ Care About Labor Anymore?

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Following Labor News Stories Appeared in Politico and The Huffington Post. WNYLaborToday.com Believes They Would Both be of Interest to Our Many Visitors, Readers and Viewers. Far Too Many Times WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell Has Heard a Labor Leader Complain About Daily Newspapers Not Giving more»

321,000 New Jobs Added In November, Jobless Rate Remains 5.8%

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Economy Added 321,000 Jobs in November - a Big Jump From October’s 214,000 - and the Unemployment Rate Was Unchanged at 5.8%, According to Figures Released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Over the Year, the Unemployment Rate Has Dropped by 1.2 Percentage Points and the Number of Jobless Workers Has Decreased by 1.7 more»

A Letter To RHI Monofrax From Union Wife Tyfeny Briggs: You’re Telling The World You Could ‘Care Less’ About Your Striking Employees & That They’re ‘Nothing More Than The Dirt You Bang Off Your Shoes’

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: A Total of 150 Striking, Union-Represented Workers are in Week 10 of Their Walkout at RHI Monofrax Just Outside Jamestown, Which is Placing a Strain On the Families of the Company’s Employees and Cast a Pall Over the Upcoming Holiday Season. According to Union Representatives, RHI Monofrax Wants its Striking more»

International Association Of Machinists Slams Congress Over ‘Sneak Attack’ On U.S. Pension Law

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) - In a Stunning Betrayal of America’s Highly Vulnerable Retiree Population, Lawmakers are Preparing Legislation for the Lame Duck Session of Congress That Would Overturn a Key Tenant of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Allow Drastic Cuts to the Pensions of Current Retirees and Surviving Spouses. The Legislation, more»

Union Plus Mortgage Program Helps Philly IBEW Member Eric Hudson, Who Took A Wallop In The Recession

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
(PHILADELPHIA) - During the Recent Economic Downturn, 16-Year Philadelphia International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 Member Eric Hudson Twice Went More Than Six Months Without Work - But the Bills Kept Stacking Up and Hudson Was Getting Nervous About His Mortgage. “I Did What I Could to Keep Some Money Coming in During Hard more»

If You Voted GOP, Read This: After Republican Wins In Mid-Term Election, Right-To-Work (For Less) Bills Are Now On The Agenda

Published on Friday, December 5, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(WASHINGTON) – Just a Month After Voters Handed Republicans Control of an Unprecedented Number of State Legislative Chambers Across the Country, Party Leaders in Key States are Preparing a Raft of Proposals That Would Severely Weaken the Political Power of Labor Unions. The Most Immediate Threat Comes From So-Called Right-to-Work (For Less) more»

Hospitalists In Oregon Unionize To Avoid Outsourced Management Model

Published on Friday, December 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF OREGON) – A Group of Hospitalists in the State of Oregon Have Formed What is Believed to be the First Hospitalist Union in the Country - But it May Not be the Last. Hospitalists at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Locations in Springfield and Eugene, Oregon Have Voted to Form the Union, Dubbed the Pacific Northwest Hospital more»

For The ‘First Time Ever’ In Buffalo, Fast Food Workers Strike – Demand To Be Paid $15 An Hour & For The Right To Join A Union ‘Without’ Retaliation

Published on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – For the First Time Ever in Buffalo, Fast Food Workers Struck Their Employers Today (Thursday, December 4th) and Joined Hundreds of Thousands of Other Fast Food Workers From Across the Country Who are Demanding to be Paid $15 an Hour and for the Right to Join a Labor Union Without Any Owner Retaliation. Fast Food Workers are Going Out On more»

Calling Corporate Greed A “Contagious And Deadly Disease,” WNY Labor Unites Outside Jamestown For A ‘Solidarity Rally’ In Support Of Striking RHI Monofrax Workers

Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(FALCONER) – Union Representatives From Across Western New York Joined With Their Southern Tier Counterparts Late Today (Wednesday, December 3rd) to Take Part in a Major Solidarity Rally That Was Held Outside RHI Monofrax’s Plant in Falconer in an Effort to Focus Public Attention On a Strike That is Now in its Ninth Week. A Total of 150 more»

6,500 IAM-Represented Southwest Airlines Passenger Service & Reservation Agents Overwhelmingly Approve New Four-Year Contract

Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND) - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Today (Wednesday, December 3rd) Announced That 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents at Southwest Airlines Have Overwhelmingly Approved a New Contract. The Four-Year Accord Contains Wage Improvements That Preserve the Highest Base Wage Rates in more»