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Biggest Strike In China’s History: Police Arrested Organizers, Workers Battle SWAT Troops

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHINA) - The Largest Strike in China’s History is About Defying State Attempts to Repress Workers Struggling Against Economic and Social Injustice. Police Have Arrested Several Organizers of the Strikers at the Yue Yuen Factory, Which Produces Shoes for Nike and Adidas. As The Situation Deteriorates, Thousands of Workers are More Angry After the more»

AFSCME President Saunders Encourages College Students To Be ‘Disrupters’

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Young Unionists
(STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders Encouraged Penn State University Students to be “Disrupters” and Join the Labor Movement If They Want to Make a Difference Today, Much Like the Sanitation Workers of AFSCME Local 1733 Did Back in 1968. Saunders more»

Teamsters ‘Stand Up’ For Rural Metro Ambulance Services

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – Joined by the President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), More Than 30 Teamsters Came Out in Support of Rural Metro Ambulance During a Buffalo Common Council Hearing Held on Tuesday (April 22nd), Which Faces Competition For its Exclusive Contract With the City That Expires July 1st. Once at Odds With Company more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Says inBloom’s Closing Is A Victory For Grassroots Activism

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union says the Announcement That inBloom Will Shut Down its Operations Demonstrates the Power That Parents and Teachers Hold When They Work Together and Fight for What’s Best for Students. NYSUT, in Coalition With Parents’ Groups and Other Allies, Had Demanded That New York State Cancel more»

Working Without A New Contract For More Than A Year, Union Officials Say Buffalo’s D’Youville College Is Choosing To Invest In Bricks & Mortar Rather Than Its Teaching Professionals

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – It’s Hard to Believe an Employer When its Workers are Told it Has No Money For Better Wages and Benefits, But at the Same Time is Spending Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Acquire Local Properties to Physically Expand its Operation – and That’s Exactly Why Professors and Teaching Staff Represented by the American more»

New Contract Overwhelmingly Approved By New York State Nurses Association-Represented Nurses At Olean General Hospital

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – After 17 Months of Difficult Negotiations With Management, a New Four-Year Contract Impacting 230 New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented Nurses at Olean General Hospital (OGH) in the Southern Tier Has Been Overwhelmingly Approved. The Agreement, Which is Retroactive from January 31st, 2013 and Runs Until January 31st, 21018 more»

United Auto Workers Withdraw Volkswagen Election Objections

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - The UAW Announced Today (Monday, April 21st) That it is Withdrawing Objections Filed With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regarding February's Vote at the Volkswagen (VW) Plant in Chattanooga - Effectively Terminating the NLRB Review Process. UAW President Bob King said the Decision Was Made in the “Best more»

The Fight To Unionize The South Brews At An N.C. Slaughterhouse

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA) - Three Robeson County Sheriff Cars Idle in a Dirt Lot in Front of the Windowless Mountaire Chicken Processing Plant and Slaughterhouse, Located About 80 Miles Southwest of Raleigh, North Carolina. Semi-Trucks Full of Live Chickens Barrel Through the Chain-Link Entrance and Over the Railroad Tracks. Trucks Carrying Empty Cages more»

Via laborpress.org: High Paid CEOs In The Low Wage Economy

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ALBANY) - According to the National AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive Pay Watch Website, the Average Company CEO Based in New York State Made $6.7 Million or 138 Times More Than the $48,897 Earned by the Average Worker in the State. When Compared to the Earnings of Minimum Wage Workers Who Make $8.00 Per Hour in New York State, the Gap Between CEO and Worker more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security To Stop Collecting Relatives’ Old Debts By Intercepting Tax Refunds

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Union Retirees
Social Security To Stop Collecting Relatives’ Old Debts By Intercepting Tax Refunds In the Wake of Revelations About its Efforts to Collect on Old Debts, Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin Announced the Agency Will Stop Attempts to Collect Taxpayer Debts Dating Back More Than 10 Years. The Washington Post Revealed more»

Your Unions @ Work For You: SEIU Local 200 United Helps Secure A 4% COLA Increase For Thousands Of Direct Care Workers Across New York State, Who Will See Two 2% Raises In 2015

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SYRACUSE) - Since 2006, Direct Care Workers Have Been Granted Only One Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Wage Increase. This Has Been Catastrophic to the Thousands of Workers Across New York State That Aid the Most Vulnerable in Our Communities and Has Resulted in High Turnover – Which Works to Diminish the Quality of Care, Despite the Best Efforts more»

‘Don't Iron While The Strike Is Hot!’ – Organized Labor Invited To New Musical About Troy Labor Pioneer Kate Mullany That’s Set To Make Its Debut In Mid May

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Young Unionists
(LOUDONVILLE, NEW YORK) – So Many Across Organized Labor Continually Stress How Important it is to Educate Young People, Including School Children, to What the Union Movement is All About and What’s it’s Done for Working People – Both Represented and Not. With That said, the American Labor Studies Center (ALSC) Has Produced a New more»

Union-Represented Workers At The Delaware Nursing And Rehabilitation Center In Buffalo Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Unionized Workers Employed at the Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a New Three-Year Contract, Representatives of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East Announced. The New Agreement - Which Covers 160 Workers, Protects Health Benefits, Maintains Pension more»

Ending A Two-Year Impasse, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority And The Transportation Workers Union For Subway & Bus Workers In New York City Agreed To New Contract That Includes 8% Raises Over Five Years

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Ending a Two-Year Impasse, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Have Agreed to a New Contract for Subway and Bus Workers in New York City That Includes 8% Raises Over Five Years and Will Not Increase the Base Fare Beyond Existing Plans. The Deal, Which Was Brokered With the Help of Governor more»

USW Local 4-0277’s Tom Vogt Is The 2014 Recipient Of The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s AFL-CIO Labor Community Services Award

Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – Organized Labor’s Go-To Guy in Niagara County, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4-0277’s Tom Vogt – Who Also Serves as Vice President of the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, is the 2014 Recipient of the United Way of Greater Niagara’s Labor Community Services Award. During the United Way of more»

Via www.nationaljournal.com: The Country's Biggest Union Leader Wants Senator Elizabeth Warren To Be President

Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Richard Trumka, President of the National AFL-CIO - America's Largest Federation of Labor Unions - May Be the Most Visible Union Leader in the Country, and He's Certainly Not Shy About Sharing His Political Opinions. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything Social Networking Session, One User Asked Trumka for His Thoughts on U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren more»

Excellent Labor Piece From colorlines.com: What’s A Union For? Some Unions Get It.

Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Labor Unions in the U.S. are at a Crossroads and Workers of Color - Particularly Women and Immigrants - Figure Prominently in How Well They Move Forward. And Big Labor, Now Down to Representing Only About One in Every 10 American Workers, Knows This. But Incorporating Immigrants and Non-Union and Unemployed Workers Will Also Mean Addressing Their Community more»

AFSCME Reminds All That It's National Library Week!

Published on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Young Unionists
Despite an Overwhelming Majority of Americans Who Love and Use Their Public Libraries, Legislators Across Our Country are Slashing Library Budgets and Cutting Back on Library Services. According to a Recent Report, More Than Two Out of Three Americans “are Actively Engaged With Public Libraries.” And Even Those Who Aren’t Regular Users more»

‘Sweet Victory:’ Finally, After A More Than Decade-Long Battle, The Proposed Safe Patient Handling Bill Becomes Law In Recently-Passed New York State Budget

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Finally, After a More Than Decade-Long Battle, a Labor-Supported Safe Patient Handling Bill Has Finally Become Law in the Recently-Passed New York State Budget. But While the New Law May “Isn’t Everything” Union Health Care Activists Wanted, it Finally Does Provide Some Level of Statewide Protection and Support, Those more»

Via www.stltoday.com: Fruit Of The Loom - A Subsidiary Of Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway - To Close U.S. Plant, Moving Jobs To Honduras

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY) - More Than 600 Workers Will Lose Their Jobs Under Fruit of the Loom's Plans to Close its Manufacturing Plant in Jamestown, Kentucky. Fruit of the Loom is a Subsidiary of Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Fruit of the Loom – Which Employs 601 Workers at the Plant - Recently Announced its Moving its Textile more»

Preparations Underway For Major April 24th National Day Of Action To ‘Stop Staples’

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
American Postal Workers Union Locals are Gearing Up for the National Day of Action to Stop Staples on Thursday, April 24th at Numerous Locations Across the United States. Meanwhile, APWU-Represented Postal Workers from 18 Midwestern States Have Already Got a Jump on the National Actions by Rallying Late Last Week Outside a Staples Store in Altoona, Iowa as more»

2014 Workers Memorial Day Events Across New York State Approaching Fast

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - Every Year on April 28th, the Unions of the AFL-CIO Observe Workers Memorial Day to Remember Those Who’ve Suffered and Died on the Job and to Renew Our Efforts for Safe Workplaces. This Year the Struggle Continues to Create Good Jobs in This Country That are Safe and Healthy, and to Ensure the Freedom Of Workers to Form more»

Labor News Update: 32BJ SEIU Reaches Tentative Agreement With The Real Estate Advisory Board In NYC

Published on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) – 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Which Represents 30,000 Doormen and Women, Superintendents, Resident Managers, Handypersons, Concierges and Porters Who Work in 3,300 Buildings Throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island – Has Announced a Tentative Contract Agreement Has Been Reached With the more»

American Federation of Musicians Union Slams Lionsgate Over 'Draft Day' Off-Shoring

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is Pressing the Case that U.S. Films and Television Programs Should Be Scored Domestically, Not Overseas, Especially When They Receive U.S. Production Tax Credits. To Chants of Listen Up, Lionsgate!, AFM Representatives and Other Organizations Denounced Lionsgate Entertainment at a Rally Held On more»

CWA National News Round-Up: NLRB Takes 'Extraordinary Action' To Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
NLRB Takes 'Extraordinary Action' To Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US (WASHINGTON) - In an Extraordinary Decision, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Moved to Consolidate Recent Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Complaints That Have Been Brought Against T-Mobile US. The Telecommunications Company’s Been Cited more»

Nearly 800 Rochester School District Employees Approve Teamster Contract

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER) – Teamsters Local 118-Represented Workers Employed in the Suburban Rochester Greece Central School District Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a New Four-Year Agreement, Union Officials Announced Today. The Contract Covers Nearly 800 School District Workers, Who are Employed in the District’s Central Offices, Food Service, Transportation more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: 1199 SEIU-Represented Workers At Delaware Nursing And Rehabilitation Center And Centers For Specialty Care In Buffalo Reach Tentative Agreement

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-Represented Workers at the Delaware Nursing And Rehabilitation Center And Centers For Specialty Care In Buffalo Have Reached a Tentative Agreement on a New Contract, the Union Announced This Afternoon (Friday, April 11th). The Agreement – Which Still Needs to more»

Labor Update: UPS To Rehire 250 Union Employees Fired For Walking Off The Job

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - After Heightened Public Pressure, UPS Has Agreed to Rehire the 250 Workers it Fired for Staging a Brief Strike in Late February. Workers at a Queens, New York Shipping Facility Walked Off the Job for 90 Minutes in February to Protest What They Thought Was the Unjust Firing of a Co-Worker, but a No-Strike Clause in Their Contract Made the more»

Via The Detroit News: General Motors Confirms Plans To Invest $449 Million In Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Brownstown Township Plants

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – Earlier This Week, the General Motors Company (GM) Confirmed Plans to Invest $449 Million in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and Brownstown Township Battery Assembly Facility to Build the Next-Generation Plug-In Hybrid Chevrolet Volt. The Improvements at Detroit-Hamtramck Also Will Support Two Other Cars the Automaker Did Not Name, more»

Via The Missouri Times: Right-To-Work Fails To Get 82 Votes In Missouri House

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - The State of Missouri House This Week Failed to Get the 82 Votes Required for Final Passage of the Controversial Right-to-Work (RTW) Legislation. The Bill Went Down by a Vote of 78-to-68, Lacking a Majority of the Full House and Marking a Blow for Right-To-Work Proponents. Speaker Tim Jones Had Made the Issue a Top Priority more»

United Auto Workers’ National Membership Growing

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(DETROIT) – The National Membership of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Continues to Grow, That According to the Union’s Labor Organization Annual Report/Form LM-2, Which Has Been Filed With the U.S. Department Of Labor. The LM-2 Contains the UAW’s Membership Numbers for the Prior Year. The UAW’s 2013 LM-2 Report Shows UAW more»

Ohio Extremists Next Target? Collective Bargaining Rights? Pensions? Voting Right? No - College Athletes

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF OHIO) - Not Content to Only Go After Collective Bargaining Rights, Pensions and Voting Rights, the Extremists in Ohio are Targeting a New Group of Their State's Residents, Attempting to Pre-Empt Any Attempt by College Athletes to Organize and Express Their Rights. After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruled Players at Northwestern more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: What The FUD! Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt Used To Undermine Public Education

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 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»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Union Retirees
Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) Has Released Another Republican Budget Proposal - This One for The 2015 Fiscal Year - That Would Slash Programs That Benefit Seniors in Order to Cut Taxes for Corporations and High Income Earners. Aiming to Eliminate the Federal Deficit more»

While Canisius College Administrators Increase ‘Their’ Wages, The Jesuit College Says: “We Don’t Have Anything” For Our Lowest Paid Employees

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Billed as the Premier Private University in Western New York, Canisius College Administrators – Who’ve Enjoyed an Increase in Their Wages – are Telling a Group of 70 of the Buffalo Educational Institution’s Lowest Paid Employees Who are Looking to Settle a Wage Reopener in Their Current Contract That They more»

Via The Chattanooga Times Free Press: Volkswagen Is Considering Tossing Election Results And Accepting The United Auto Workers Union

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - An Anti-Union Group says Volkswagen (VW) is Considering Disregarding the February Election Results Over United Auto Workers (UAW) Representation at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant and Accepting Authorization Cards the Union Claims to Have Collected Last Year. Matt Patterson of the Center For Worker Freedom said Yesterday more»

Via In These Times: E-Mails Show U.S. Senator Corker’s Chief Of Staff Coordinated With Network Of Anti-UAW Union Busters

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - Leaked Documents Obtained by Nashville TV Station NewsChannel 5 WVTF Reveal Communications Between the Employees of two Tennessee Republicans – U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam - and a Network of Prominent Anti-Union Professionals During the United Auto Workers' (UAW) Union Drive at a Volkswagen (VW) Plant in more»

Labor Update Via unions.org: Domino’s Franchisees Settle Wage Theft Investigation In New York State For $448,000

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - The Owners of 23 Domino’s Pizza Locations Across New York State Have Agreed to Pay Workers Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Settle a Wage-Theft Investigation by the Office of State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman’s Office Says it Uncovered a Raft of Labor Law Violations That Occurred Between 2007 and 2013 at the more»

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler: Young People Understand Unions Can Solve Problems

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Chicago Regional Director Has Issued a Notable Finding: Football Players at Northwestern University are Employees of the University for Purposes of Federal Labor Law. The Legal Finding, however, is the Result of Something Even More Striking. The Overwhelming Majority of the Talented Young Men Who’ve more»

Veteran Elementary & Special Education Teacher Karen Magee Elected As First Woman To Head The New York State United Teachers Union

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NEW YORK) - Karen Magee, a Veteran Elementary and Special Education Teacher from Harrison, is the New President of the 600,000-Member New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union. Magee and Her Slate of Officers Were Elected by a Majority of the Nearly 3,000 NYSUT Delegates Who Voted Over the Weekend at NYSUT's Annual Representative Assembly That Was Held more»

UAW President Bob King Says Politicians Violated Volkswagen Workers' Rights

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: United Auto Workers (UAW) President Authored the Following Op-Ed Column that Originally Appeared in The Detroit News. It Can Be Directly Accessed at: http://www.uaw.org/articles/politicians-violated-vw-workers-rights What Happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee is Starting to Become Much Clearer, Thanks to Some more»

IBEW News: Overwhelming 'Yes' Vote Wins Rights For Illinois Satellite Techs & Florida Bridge Workers Turn Activists, Join The IBEW

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS) - In More Than Five Years On the Job as a Satellite TV Technician for Directsat, Josh Bennett Had Held His Tongue. Working Long Hours Were One Thing. Bennett Had Spent His Share of 12-Hour Days On the Road Installing and Maintaining Service for Customers Just Southwest of Chicago - and While he said Management Was "Less Than more»

National Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs In March, Unemployment Rate Remains At 6.7%

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Economy Added 192,000 Jobs in March, but the Unemployment Rate Remained at February’s 6.7% Level, According to Figures Released Friday (April 4th) by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). March’s Job Gain Outpaced February’s 175,000 Increase - but is Still Far Short of What’s Needed to Dig the Economy Out of more»

Contract Talks Break Down Between SEIU & The Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/Union Issues Strike Notice, Workers Slated To Walk Off The Job On April 14th

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Contract Talks Between Union-Represented Workers at the Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo and the Centers For Specialty Care - a For-Profit, Bronx-Headquartered Nursing Home Chain Owned by Kenny Rosenberg, Broke Down This Week Without an Agreement. Representatives of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

Via thinkprogress.org: UPS Fires 250 Drives After They Protested A Co-Worker’s Firing

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Two Hundred and Fifty Unionized Employees of the United Parcel Service (UPS) Walked Off the Job for 90 Minutes Back in February to Protest the Firing of One Of Their Co-Workers, Jairo Reyes. Reyes Had Driven for the Company for More Than 20 Years, and They Felt His Firing (Which Occurred After a Complicated Saga Over the Hours that Senior UPS more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Says McCutcheon Vs FEC Supreme Court Ruling “Dangerously Broadened Its Skewed View Of Money In Politics”

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - In a Statement Reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC), National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Court Made "One of the Most Undemocratic and Corrosive Decisions in History With the Citizens United Ruling." In a Distributed Statement by the National AFL-CIO, Trumka Continued: more»

Thousands Of SEIU 32BJ Members March for a Fair Contract In New York City

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Thousands of 32BJ Members Were Joined by Union Leaders, Elected Officials and Community Activists in a March on Park Avenue Yesterday (Wednesday, April 2nd) to Demand a Fair Contract for the 30,000 Doormen and Women, Superintendents, Resident Managers, Handypersons, Concierges and Porters Who Work in 3,300 Buildings Throughout Manhattan, more»

Via The Toronto Star: Canada’s Largest Private-Sector Union Seeks Right To Represent Toyota Plants In Canada

Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - Canada's Largest Private-Sector Union is Seeking the Right to Represent More Than 6,500 Auto Workers at Toyota's Canadian Assembly Plants in Cambridge and Woodstock. If Successful, the Plants Would Become the First Toyota Assembly Plants in North America to Have Union Representation, a Major Victory for the Labor Movement as its more»

Via ibew.org: Still Fighting For The Eight-Hour Workday

Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - Flat Wages Have Been Pushing American Workers Backward for Decades, But Minneapolis International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 292 Member Kent Blachowiak’s Employer was Trying to Push Him All the Way Back to the 19th Century. Blachowiak is the Shop Steward for the More Than 80 Members of Local 292 Who are more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Blasts Buffalo Public School District’s ‘Sit And Stare Policy’ As Cruel And Unusual Student Punishment

Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is Blasting aDirective Issued by Buffalo Public Schools District Superintendent Pamela Brown Regarding Students Who’ve Opted Out of New York State Testing, Who “Will Only Be Allowed to Read the Assessment.” The BTF says the District’s Edict That No Other Materials are Permissible more»