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New Report Shows Organized Labor's Story ‘Left Out’ Of High School History Textbooks

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
As Labor Unions Increasingly Come Under Attack Across the Nation, a New Report On How the History of Labor is Treated in High School History Textbooks Finds Most Americans Never Get the Information They Need to Create Informed Opinions On Questions About Labor’s Role in American Society. The Report: American Labor And U.S. History Textbooks: How more»

Solidarity - The UAW & USW Join Striking Machinists On The Picket Line In Ohio

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PERU, OHIO) - Members of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Representing Workers at Schneider/Square D in Peru Went On Strike Last Week - at Issue is the Defined Benefit Pension Plan That the Union Workers Rely Upon for a Retirement. Contract Negotiations Broke Down, Sending More Than 300 Workers to the Picket Line. But They’re Not more»

Did You Know That Burger King And McDonald's Pay Fast Food Workers $20 An Hour In Denmark?

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
Imagine a World Where Fast Food Workers Can Pay Their Rent and Utility Bills, Plus Buy Their Children Food and Clothes. Well, You Don't Have to Imagine it Because Such a Place Exists. It's Called Denmark. A New York Times Article This Week Chronicled the Life of a Danish Fast Food Worker Named Hampus Elofsson, Who Works 40 Hours a Week at a Burger King more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Benefits Will Increase By 1.7% In 2015

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Union Retirees
Social Security Benefits Will Increase By 1.7% In 2015 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Nearly 64 Million Americans Will Increase 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration Has Announced. The Social Security Act Ties the Annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to the Increase in the Consumer Price Index more»

Labor Perspective From UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall: “It’s Time to Fight Back And Rebuild The Strength Of America’s Unions”

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Jacques Loveall is President of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW)-Golden State, Which Represents 30,000 Members. Loveall Also Serves as a Vice President of the California Labor Federation, Which Collectively Represents 2.1 Million Union Members Across the State. Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Ran Across His more»

National AFL-CIO Ad Tells Congress: ‘Listen To Workers, Say ‘No’ To Fast Track’

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO and Several of its Union Affiliates Began an Unconventional Four-Week Ad Campaign This Week Designed to Ensure That When Congress Returns This November, They Do Not Undermine Our Already Fragile Economy by Moving Forward With Any Form of So-Called Fast Track Trade Legislation. The Ads -Sponsored by the National more»

UPDATE: Another Retailer 'Does The Right Thing' - Costco Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Because Employees ‘Deserve The Opportunity’ To Be With Family

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Costco is the Latest in a Number of Major Retailers That are Choosing to Remain Closed On Thanksgiving Day, a Spokesperson Confirmed to ThinkProgress. None of the Nearly 127,000 People Who Work for the Company Will Have to Come in On the Holiday. In Explaining Why it Decided to Stay Closed, Costco Issued the Following Statement: “Our Employees Work more»

Yeah, You Read That Number Correctly - Bay Area Tech Company In California Busted For Paying Workers $1.21 An Hour

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
Yeah, You Read That Number Correctly - One Dollar and Twenty-One Cents an Hour. From NBC's Bay Area Affiliate: The Labor Department said Eight Employees of Fremont (California)-Based Electronics For Imaging (EFI) Were Flown in From India and Worked 120 Hour Weeks to Help With the Installation of Computers at the Company's Headquarters. The Employees more»

Trade Unions Still Offer Economic Viability

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Young Unionists
(BALTIMORE) - At a Time When Wages for Many Americans Have Stagnated, and in the City of Baltimore Where Unemployment Outpaces the National Average, Trade Unions Still Offer Young People an Opportunity to Earn Things That Seem Almost Lost to the Pages of History Books: a Living Wage, Health Insurance and a Retirement Pension. For Cory McCray, an Organizer more»

Four Chain Stores: Dillard’s, Burlington, REI & American Girl – Will Close On Thanksgiving Day And Let Their Workers Spend Time With Their Families

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Representatives From Four Major Chain Stores - Dillard’s, Burlington, REI, American Girl – Have Confirmed to thinkprogress.com They Will Stay Closed On Thanksgiving Day as Other Stores Begin to Announce They’ll Begin Black Friday a Day Early. In Explaining its Decision, a Spokesperson for Dillard’s Told ThinkProgress: “We more»

NYSUT: Now's The Time To Boost BOCES

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) - As New York Moves Forward With Plans to Encourage More Students to Take Career and Technical Education (CTE), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Will be Making the Case for the State to Invest More in BOCES. “NYSUT Has Long Supported Multiple Pathways to High School Graduation and the Regents (4+1) Proposal Does Open more»

Contract Negotiation Update: If The Face Of A Fierce Anti-Union Campaign By Management, Newly-Unionized Guitar Center Workers Push For First Contracts

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Guitar Center Store Workers are Fighting for Fair Wages and Improved Conditions at Stores Across the United States and Management Has Responded With a Fierce Anti-Union Campaign. The Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU) Won Elections at Three Guitar Center Stores Last Year - in New York City in May, Chicago in August and Las Vegas in more»

SEIU-Represented University Of Rochester & Strong Memorial Hospital Service Workers Approve New Labor Agreements

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER) – Seventeen-Hundred Union-Represented Service Workers at the University of Rochester (UR), Including its Strong Memorial Hospital Division, Have Approved New Three Year Labor Contracts, Representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Announced Late This Week. The Contracts Continue Fully-Paid Employer Paid Health more»

Napa County, California Public Employees Union Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NAPA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA) - Napa County and its Largest Employees Union are Close to Labor Peace After Eight Months of Sometimes Contentious Negotiations. The County and a Union Bargaining Team Representing 1,000 Employees Have Reached a Tentative Agreement on a Three-Year Contract That Calls for Raises Averaging 2.85% Annually, Both Sides Announced Late more»

Campaign To Organize College & University Adjuncts Comes To Buffalo

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – With Inspiration Drawn From a Number of Successful Organizing Drives Targeting College Adjunct Professors and Graduate Students Throughout the United States, a Campaign to Organize College and University Adjuncts Across Western New York Officially and Publicly Kicks Off Today (Friday, October 24th) With a Downtown Rally and March (Photos more»

IKEA Strike In Richmond, Virginia Over After 17 months

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - After 17 Months the IKEA Strike is Finally Over. There Were Mixed Emotions This Week Among IKEA Workers Who’d Been Picketing Outside the Yellow-and-Blue Megastore Through Rain, Sleet and Snow, Illness, Deaths in the Family - and Even the Birth of a Baby. They'd Just Received News a 10-Year Deal Had Been Struck, Thanks To the more»

IAM & Southwest Airlines Reach Tentative Contract Covering 6,500 Workers/Machinists Union Also Announces Completion Of Organizing Hat Trick In Texas

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Announced This Week the Union Has Reached a Tentative Four-Year Agreement With Southwest Airlines That Covers 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents. The Tentative Contract Contains Wage Improvements That Preserve the Highest Base Wage Rates in the more»

New Five-Year Study Shows Employers’ Anti-Union Behavior Intensifies/Rise In Firings, Intimidation Show Need For Employee Free Choice Act

Published on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - A New Study by Renowned Labor Expert and Cornell University Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner Reveals Private Sector Employer Opposition to Workers’ Efforts to Form Unions Has Intensified and Become More Punitive Than in the Past. In Fact, Employers are More Than Twice as Likely to Use 10 or More Tactics – Including Threats of and more»

Ebola Galvanizes Workers Battling To Join Unions & Improve Safety

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Anthony Reynolds Works On What he Calls "the ‘SWAT Team’ of Airplane Cleaners" - Scrubbing the Seats, Carpets and Toilets of Planes Parked Overnight at the Philadelphia Airport. About a Year Ago, he Joined a Drive to Organize a Union, and Ebola, he says, May Help His Cause. Reynolds Wants More Protective Gear and Training On How more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker On His Way Out

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Appearing on MSNBC Earlier This Week, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Called Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the Poster Child for Anti-Labor Policies in the U.S. and Predicted Walker Will Lose his Seat in November. The Labor Leader Was Asked Whether He Thinks Democratic Candidate Mary Burke, Whom His Organization Supports, Will Defeat more»

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez - A Buffalo Native - Lauds Unions As Key To Prosperity

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON) - Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez - a Native of Buffalo, New York, Promoted the Role Labor Unions Have in Sustaining and Growing the Middle Class. The Labor Secretary Also Called for a Raise in the Minimum Wage and a Nationwide Paid Family Leave Law. “There’s an Absolutely more»

Lockport Firefighters Planning Major Political Push In 2015 To Oust Mayor & Council Members Who’ve Allowed Department Staff To Dwindle Down To Just 33

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Working Without a Contract Since December 2012 and Watching Their Ranks Dwindle Down to Just 33 Firefighters, Lockport Firefighters Local 693 is Gearing Up for a Major Political Push in 2015 to Oust GOP Mayor Anne McCaffrey and the Republican-Led City Council. Union Representatives Tell WNYLaborToday.com That City more»

A ‘Different Take’ On How To Revive The Labor Movement From Author Stanley Aronowitz – A Former Factory Work, Union Organizer & Civil Rights Advocate

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Author Stanley Aronowitz Argues in a New Book That Unions Can't Survive Without Reversing Decades of Timidity and Bureaucratization: “By Still Relying On Elections and On Contracts and Grievance Procedures Rather Than Engaging in Direct Action, Unions are On the ‘Road to Doom.’” After The Brooklyn College Administration Temporarily more»

Nearly 2,000 Union-Represented FairPoint Communications Workers In Northern New England Go Out On Strike, Cite Company’s Unwillingness To Bargain In Good Faith

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND) - Nearly 2,000 Employees of FairPoint Communications in Northern New England Have Gone Out On Strike. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) And the Communication Workers of America (CWA), Which Represents FairPoint Workers in the States of Maine, New Hampshire And Vermont, Cite the Company’s Unwillingness more»

Judge Temporarily Bars Philadelphia School Reform Commission's Plans To Impose Changes To Teachers' Health Care Benefits

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - A Common Pleas Court Judge Monday (October 20th) Granted the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' (PFT) Request for a Preliminary Injunction to Halt the School Reform Commission's (SRC) Plans to Impose Changes to Teachers' Health Care Benefits. After Hearing Nearly Four Hours of Testimony, Judge Nina Wright Padilla Issued the Short Order more»

Strike Ends In Indiana As Machinist Union Members Win New Contract At Schneider Electric

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 2069 Members Have Voted to Accept an Improved Offer From Schneider Electric, Which Ends a Two-Week Strike by More Than 300 IAM Members in Schneider’s Square D Facility in Peru, Indiana. “Our Members Stood Strong and Won Improvements They Can be Proud more»

Movement To Raise The Pay Of Low-Income Workers Gains Momentum In Boston As Airport & Health Care Workers To Get Wage Hike

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - The Movement to Raise the Pay of Low-Income Workers is Gaining Momentum in the Boston Area as Two Organizations Announced New Initiatives to Increase Wages. Ticket Agents, Baggage Handlers and Cabin Cleaners at Logan Airport Will be Paid at Least $10 an Hour as of January 1st and $11 the Following Year, if the Massachusetts Port Authority Board more»

UNITE HERE Furious Over Atlantic City Bankruptcy Judge’s Ruling That Voids Taj Mahal Casino Union Contract

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY) - Billionaire Carl Icahn Won His Battle Against His Trump Taj Mahal's Union After a Bankruptcy Judge Voided the Labor Contract at the Atlantic City Casino - Which Has Left UNITE HERE! Officials Furious Over the Decision. The Taj Mahal Casino is Atlantic City's Second Largest Casino, Employing Around 3,000 Workers. Trump Entertainment more»

What NYSNA Says All Health Care Facilities Must Do When It Comes To Addressing Ebola & Getting The Facts On Ebola From The CSEA

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) – Which Represents More than 37,000 Members and is the State’s Largest Professional Association and Union for Registered Nurses (RNs) - is Insisting On the Following From All Health Care Facilities Where the Union Represent Nurses: Safe Levels of Staffing to Care for Patients With more»

11 ‘Great Reasons’ To Vote On November 4th

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Young Unionists
We’re Just a Few Weeks Away From an Incredibly Important Election and the Votes People Cast On Tuesday, November 4th Will Shape Our Future and Our Children’s. The National AFL-CIO is Sure Union Members are Planning to Vote, But is Asking Union Members Who May Know Someone Who’s On the Fence and Who May Think That Elections in more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wealthiest Giving Less To Charity; In Buffalo, The Share Of Income Given To Charity Fell By More Than 10%

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Union Retirees
Wealthiest Giving Less To Charity, While Poor And Middle-Class Increase Donations: In a Recently-Released Report, the Chronicle of Philanthropy - a Leading Source of News Coverage of the Non-Profit World, says Americans Who Earned $200,000 or More Reduced the Share of Their Income They Gave to Charity by 4.6% From 2006 to 2012. Those Earning Less Than more»

Philly Students Stand Up & Disrupt Anti-Union Film Screening At School District HQ

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Students From the Philadelphia Student Union Disrupted a Screening at the School District Headquarters of Won’t Back Down, a Film Largely Critical of Teachers Unions and Supportive of Charter School Development. The Students Sat Silently in the First Few Rows of the Auditorium, Only to Break Out of Their Seats About 20 Minutes Into more»

‘Historic Win’ For New Orleans Hospitality Workers: 900 Hotel & Casino Employees Begin Contract Negotiations After Winning Right To Organize With UNITE HERE & Teamsters

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS) - In a Historic Win for New Orleans Hospitality Workers, 900 Harrah’s Hotel and Casino Employees are Now in Contract Negotiations After Winning the Right to Organize With UNITE HERE and the Teamsters Through Successful Card-Check Campaigns. It Was Also a Win for Union Conventioneers, Since Previously the Only Other Unionized Hotel in more»

Carrying Signs Reading: 'The Waltons Are Robbing America,' 26 Arrested For Protesting Outside Walmart Billionaire's New York City Home

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Hundreds of Protesters Picketed Late Last Week Outside the Home of Alice Walton, the Billionaire Daughter Of Walmart's Founder, Which Led to the Arrest of 26 Protesters When They Blocked Park Avenue in the Upscale New York Neighborhood Where Walton's Home Is Located. Another 16 Were Arrested in a Similar Protest Outside a Walmart Office in more»

Teamsters Make History With First-Ever Organizing Victory At FedEx Freight

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA)- A Group of 47 Drivers at FedEx Freight's East Philadelphia Terminal I in Croydon, Pennsylvania Have Made History by Overwhelmingly Voting This Week to Join Teamsters Local 107 In Philadelphia, Union Officials Announced. The Vote Was 26-to-18 in Favor of Joining Local 107. "We’re Tired of Getting Treated With Disrespect and Dealing more»

Furious Over The Philadelphia School Reform Commission's Move To Cancel Its Teachers' Contract, 3,000 Rally To Shut Down North Broad Street

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Furious Over the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's (PSRC) Move to Unilaterally Cancel its Teachers' Contract, 3,000 People Shut Down North Broad Street Thursday (October 16th) and Vowed More Disruptive Action if the Panel's Action is Not Undone. The Eyes of the Nation are On Philadelphia, said American Federation of Teachers (AFT) more»

As Negotiations On A New Contract Get Ready To Begin, The APWU Takes A Look At The U.S. Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
With Negotiations for a New Contract Set to Begin On February 19th, 2015, it’s Worth Noting That in the Past, When Talks Have Ended in Arbitration, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Has Used the Anti-Union Law Firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to Represent Management’s Interests. The Firm, Which Has More Than 1,400 Attorneys in 25 more»

Via The Washington Post: America’s Fastest-Growing Profession Is Joining A Very Public Fight For Higher Wages

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - In a Life Working a String of Low-Wage Jobs, Lynette Reece Always Had Trouble Paying the Rent. A Home Health-Care Aide for the Past 21 Years, She’s Too Often Had to Skip Work to Go to Landlord-Tenant Court to Try to Hold On to Her Apartment. “How Can I Go To Work if I Have to Go To Court?” says Reece, 46, a Single Mother more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka: We Need To Replace Mass Incarceration With Mass Employment

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) – Speaking in Los Angeles This Week in Support of the Yes On 47 Campaign/Prop 47 - Which Will be On the Ballot in November, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says it Would Reduce the Classification of Some Low-Level Non-Violent Crimes From Felonies to Misdemeanors. The Crimes Addressed by the Proposal Include Things Like Minor more»

National Nurses United Calls For Higher Standards In Confronting Ebola

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND) - Following News That the First U.S. Nurse Has Now Tested Positive for the Deadly Ebola Virus, National Nurses United (NNU) – the Largest U.S. Organization of Nurses – is Calling for All Hospitals to Have in Place the Highest Standard of Optimal Protections, Including Hazmat Suits and Hands-On Training to Protect All more»

Trump Wants Judge To Terminate Union Contract At Taj Mahal Casino

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - With Trump Entertainment Already in Bankruptcy, the Organization Has Asked a Delaware Judge to Allow it to Terminate its Current Contract With its Unions, the Associated Press is Reporting. Trump Entertainment Has Been Embroiled in a Fight With its Unions in Two Areas: It Wants Them to Give Up Their Health Care Plans in Favor more»

Federal Report Shows Latino Workers Dying At Higher Rates In Job Accidents

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
As Latino Workers Take On More and More of the Nation’s Toughest and Dirtiest Jobs, They Increasingly are Paying For it With Their Lives. Preliminary and Recently-Released Federal Figures Show of the 4,405 U.S. Workers Killed On the Job in 2013, 797 Were Latinos. That Equates to 3.8 of Every 100,000 Full-Time Latino Employees in the U.S. Dying in more»

Low Pay & No Benefits: Adjunct Professors In Vermont Might Unionize

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(COLCHESTER, VERMONT) - Food Stamps, Medicaid and Moonlighting - Despite Their Advanced Degrees, Some Adjunct Professors at Local Colleges Report These are Some of the Ways They Make Ends Meet. In Response, a Labor Organizing Effort is Under Way Among Part-Time Faculty at Three Private Colleges in Vermont, and Recently, the Service Employees International more»

NYSUT Lawsuit: State Education Department's Ban On Discussing Tests Violates Free Speech

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Has Filed Suit in Federal Court Seeking to Invalidate Confidentiality Agreements That the State Education Department (SED) Requires Teachers to Sign Before Scoring State Tests, Saying the Prohibition - With its Accompanying Threats of Discipline, Including Dismissal, License Revocation and more»

Food Service Workers At Boston’s Emerson College ‘Go Union’ With UNITE HERE

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(BOSTON) - After Nine Months of Organizing Supported by Students in Emerson P.R.I.D.E. (Progressives and Radicals in Defense of Employees), 100 Food Service Workers at Emerson College in Boston Have Won Union Recognition With UNITE HERE Local 26. The Sodexo Food Service Workers Joined UNITE HERE Local 26 Following an Overwhelming Vote in Favor of more»

WNYLaborToday.com Interview With Philadelphia AFL-CIO Council President Patrick Eiding: Union Members ‘Don't Fully Understand’ The Benefits Of Being In A Union

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Philadelphia AFL-CIO Council President Patrick Eiding (Pictured Above) Heads One of the Largest Central Labor Councils in the United States, Which Counts Close to 150,000 Union-Represented Workers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area. Eiding – Who Hosts a Weekly Labor Radio Show in Philadelphia (Today In Philly more»

You’d Never Know It, But – ‘Yes,’ There Is A Representative Of Organized Labor On The Erie County Citizens Salary Review Commission

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – You Probably Didn’t Know This, Simply Because it Was Largely Ignored by Buffalo’s Daily Newspaper and the Local Media, But – Yes, There is a Representative of Organized Labor On the Erie County Citizens Salary Review Commission. Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 President James Wagner (Pictured more»

Michigan Tree Trimmers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The IBEW

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN) - Tree Trimmers Employed by the Asplundh Tree Expert Company in Southwest Michigan Have Voted 69-to-11 for Representation by Grand Rapids-Headquartered International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 876, Union Officials Have Announced. The Strong Vote Closely Follows Three Recent Elections at Asplundh Locations in more»

United Wisconsin Lauds SCOTUS Decision To Halt Last Minute Implementation Of Voter ID Law/Federal Judge Also Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax'

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - United Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck Made the Following Statement in Response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-to-3 Decision Thursday (October 9th) Blocking Implementation of Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law for the November Election: Wisconsin Voters Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief With the Knowledge That Their Right to more»

Via The Detroit News: The UAW & Ford Give Detroit Schools $200K For Arts & Sports

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - Arts, Music and Athletic Programs Received a Major Boost This Week as the Detroit Public Schools Foundation Was Presented With a $200,000 Check by the Ford Motor Company’s Philanthropic Arm and the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union. The Presentation, Made During the Ford STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Conference at the more»