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“The PRO Act ‘Could Transform’ The Labor Landscape” - A Jacobin Magazine Interview With International Union of Painters & Allied Trades General Vice President Jim Williams

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As Joe Biden entered the White House with slim majorities in the House and Senate, Organized Labor is making a concerted push for a major piece of legislation: the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act - a wide-ranging Labor Law reform that would help Workers fight back after decades of retreat in the face of aggressive employers. more»

Biden ‘Repeals Union-Busting’ Executive Orders - Also Appoints Union Officials To Lead The FLRA, OSHA & Wage & Hour Division

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Late last week, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to direct the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to establish a Temporary Safety Standard for COVID-19, a top priority of the National AFL-CIO. Then he followed that up by taking action on a top priority for Federal Unions: Repealing more»

‘Wouldn’t You Like To See More Of This Kind Of Support For Organized Labor?’ - U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Skipped The Biden Inauguration to Join Striking Teamsters At The Hunts Point Produce Market In The Bronx

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in New York City Labor News
On Wednesday (January 20th), the day that Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, most of the Congressional top brass was there - about half of the Senate and a handful of House Members, including establishment stalwarts like Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell, as well as Progressive icons like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth more»

Construction Industry Council Of Westchester & Hudson Valley ‘Hails Responsible And Responsive' NYS Budget - Group Says Governor Cuomo's Plan Will Get Workers Back On Payroll, Road-Improvement Projects Back On Track

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK) - The Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley Incorporated is hailing Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2021-22 State Budget as "another clear example of the administration's commitment to revitalize New York's dynamism." "We applaud the Governor's call to fully fund the second year of the ($11.9 billion), more»

Instacart Is Firing Every Employee Who Voted To Unionize - Layoffs Are Hitting 10 Unionized Workers In Skokie, Illinois, In Addition To Other Instacart Employees

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in National Labor News
Instacart is laying off every Employee who voted to Unionize, Motherboard reports. The news comes as the company shuts down in-store operations at some grocery stores amid the Coronavirus Pandemic and doubles down on curbside pickups. The layoffs impact 10 Unionized Workers at a grocery store called Mariano’s, in addition to other Instacart more»

U.S. Union Membership Numbers ‘Are Down, But Union Density Is Up’ As The Labor Movement Continues To Deal With The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The galloping spread of the Coronavirus plague took its toll on U.S. Unions in 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. But in a paradox, while Union Membership declined in its annual report, Union Density rose by 0.5%, to 10.8% in 2020. That’s because as the economy tanked to try to prevent the disease’s more»

“We Fought This Battle For The Rest Of The Working People Of This Country” - Hunts Point Market Teamsters Settle Strike, ‘Win Biggest Raise In Memory’

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After a week of cold-night picketing warmed by oil-drum fires, Union-represented Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx on Saturday (January 23rd) overwhelmingly ratified a contract that will increase their pay by about 10% over the next three years. The deal is the biggest raise Workers there have gotten within memory, more»

Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic, The Percentage Of Union Membership Increases Across New York State

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data finds the percentage of Workers across New York State who belong to Unions grew a full percentage point from 21% in 2019 to 22% in 2020. “New York State continues to be among the states with the highest Union Membership Rates in the country,” said New York State AFL-CIO Mario more»

EMILY’s List Employees ‘Go Union’ - Join OPEIU Local 2

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - EMILY’s List, an organization that seeks to put women into office to help make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights and economic equality, has joined forces with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) and its Non-profit Employees Union (NEU). Last week, EMILY’s List more»

Clark University's $10M Grant Will Retrain Up 800 Local Workers - The Federal Grant, ‘The Only One Of Its Kind In The Northeast,’ Will Allow Clark To Offer Training In IT Fields

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS) - Clark University has received a $10 million award from the Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration's H-1B One Workforce Grant Program to help train the workforce of the future for jobs in critical industries such as information technology, advanced manufacturing and transportation. Clark is the only more»

CWA’s ‘Call To Action’ - Local 1122 Asks WNY Unionists To Contact The Governor’s Office To Get Cuomo To Sign The Broadband Data Collection Bill

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign the Broadband Data Collection Bill that was overwhelmingly passed by New York State Assembly and in the Senate five months ago, which has now prompted Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 to put out a call to action for Union Members across Western New York to send a loud and more»

The USW Applauds ‘Worker-Friendly Choices’ For OSHA Leadership Roles, Including ‘One Of Their Own’ - James Frederick, Who Will Serve As The Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Labor For Occupational Safety & Health

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Steelworkers (USW) are praising President Joe Biden’s decision to tap Workplace Safety Advocates James Frederick and Joseph Hughes, Jr. for leadership positions within the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Frederick, who will serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety more»

Organized Labor ‘Warmly Welcomes’ Joe Biden Into The Presidency - But Some Unions Are ‘Split’ On His Inaugural ‘Unity’ Theme

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As might be expected, Union Leaders warmly welcomed the January 20th inauguration of Democratic President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Organized Labor helped push to victory last Fall - but they split between endorsement and silence on a main theme of Biden’s inaugural address: Reaching for unity in a more»

Unionized Editorial Employees At The New Yorker ‘Demand Pay Equity & A Fair Contract,’ Engage In 24-Hour Work Stoppage To Protest Management’s Egregious “Anti-Wage” Proposal

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – On Thursday (January 21st), Editorial Employees of The New Yorker Union began a 24-hour work stoppage to demand fair wages and an equitable salary structure and to protest Condé Nast and The New Yorker management’s ongoing failure to bargaining in good faith and their offensive and unacceptable response to the NewsGuild more»

NY HERO Act Reaches New York State Senate Floor With ‘Moral Imperative’

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Senate Labor Committee voted 10-to-1 to send a landmark COVID-Safety Bill to the floor on Tuesday (January 19th) - not a moment too soon, says the coalition advocating it. The measure, the New York Health and Essential Rights (NY HERO) Act, would “give enforceable standards and protections to Workers across the more»

Why Unions ‘Must Recommit to Expanding Their Base’

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
2021 will be incredibly challenging for the Working Class. Austerity is on the immediate horizon, resulting from the unwillingness of the bipartisan political class to challenge its largest donors by taxing the rich and corporations. The Presidential Election’s outcome will reduce attacks on Immigrants and Communities of Color, but not enough. More more»

Maui To Receive $300,000 Federal Grant To Create STEM Apprenticeship Program, Aim Is To Help Develop A Work-Based Apprenticeship Program For Residents Living On This Hawaiian Island

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HONOLULU, HAWAII) — A Federal grant is aiming to help develop a work-based APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM for Maui residents. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, who introduced the legislation, announced the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) would be receiving $300,000 in Federal funding to go toward a program looking to offer unique on-the-job training in more»

Pension Solvency Relief ‘Gets Fresh Shot’ in Democratic Congress

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Saving under-funded pension plans from bankruptcy has a better chance of coming to fruition now that Democrats control both the White House and Congress. Under divided rule, lawmakers pushed pension solvency via stand-alone bills, as part of economic relief packages, and in super-committee talks that ultimately failed because of more»

That Didn’t Take Long: President Biden Fires NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb After He Refuses To Resign, First General Counsel Forced Out Since 1950

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden fired Peter Robb, the Trump-appointed General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after Robb refused a request from the new administration to resign. The White House notified Robb of his dismissal by letter - sent minutes after Biden was sworn in Wednesday (January 20th) which specified he had more»

SAG-AFTRA Board Moves To Expel Trump - Former President Faces Disciplinary Hearing After Hollywood Union Finds He “Violated The Union’s Constitution”

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Impeachment isn’t the only thing Donald Trump could face now that he has left office. Earlier this week, the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced that it will hold a disciplinary hearing against the outgoing President, where he could face expulsion from the Actors’ more»

In Boston, ‘Construction Stops COVID’ - Martin Walsh, Boston Mayor & Joe Biden’s Pick To Head The U.S. Department Of Labor, Says His City Has Just Instituted The “Highest Safety Standards In The Nation”

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in National Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Boston’s Building Trades Unions, joining with three construction companies and two public-health organizations, have launched a program to stem the spread of COVID-19 that they say is the first of its kind in the Nation. The Construction Stops COVID initiative is setting up “testing hubs” near job sites in Boston more»

President Biden & National AFL-CIO Labor Law Agendas 'Track Each Other' – Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda Contains The Words ‘Union, Right To Organize & Worker' Run Through It Like A Constant Thread

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Go to incoming Democratic President Joe Biden’s “Building Back Better” agenda on his website and read through it - the word “Union,” the phrase “right to organize” and especially the word “Worker” run through it like a constant thread. No wonder National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

“We Want A Voice In Staffing And Scheduling” - Nurses At Sutter’s Sacramento Psychiatry Hospital Vote To Unionize With The California Nurses Association

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - The California Nurses Association (CNA) achieved two victories in December after Registered Nurses (RNs) at Marysville’s Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital voted to ratify a new three-year contract and RNs at Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento voted to join the Union. CNA now will represent roughly 100 Nurses in more»

Apprenticeships ‘Aren’t Just For The Trades,’ It’s ‘Also A Way To Bolster’ Colorado’s Early Childhood Workforce

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LAKEWOOD, COLORADO) - Vivian Darby, 36, is finally where she’s supposed to be. The funny, gregarious Colorado native is playing in a big sandbox on a sunny Winter day. She’s surrounded by a posse of young children. She sings with them. Runs with them. Screams with them. Gently admonishes them. And does a whole lot more in the highly more»

“These Are Essential Workers Making Sure The Food Supply Is Open For The City” - Cops Bust Hunts Point Teamsters-Represented Workers Striking For $1/Hour Raise During A Pandemic, Arrest Six For Blocking Traffic

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Six striking Union-represented Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx were arrested for blocking traffic shortly after midnight on Tuesday (January 19th). Video posted online by Teamsters Joint Council 16 showed several dozen Police Officers, some wearing riot helmets, trotting towards a group of about 25 Picketers more»

United University Professions President Says His Union Of 42,000 Academic & Professional Faculty Across New York State “Staunchly Opposes” Governor Cuomo’s Proposed 2021-22 Executive Budget

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – United University Professions (UUP) President Frederick Kowal, whose statewide Union represents 42,000 Academic & Professional Faculty, “staunchly opposes” Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2021-2022 New York State Executive Budget. Kowal - who heads the Nation's largest Higher Education Union, with more than more»

SMART Local 71 Invests $1.3 Million Into New 2-Story Training Center Located Adjacent To Its Buffalo Union Hall, Impressive Offering Features ‘Real Life’ Job Site Setting For Its Membership

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation) Local 71 Business Manager Paul Crist shows off his Building Trades Union’s new and expanded Training Facility in the City of Buffalo. The overall $1.3 million project involved purchasing a dormant two-story building and expanding its training more»

National AFL-CIO Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Looks Ahead ‘To What Is Possible’

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Organizers of the National AFL-CIO’s annual Martin Luther King Conference pledged to use it to “build on past victories,” but they also can’t escape the shadow of past events - especially the Radical Rightist and White Nationalist invasion of and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, marshaled by more»

“Let’s ‘Go And Get Into Some More Good Trouble’” - CWA-Represented Lumen Technologies Workers Fight Telecom Giant for MLK Day Off

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in National Labor News
(MONROE, LOUISIANA) - One multi-national company is using Martin Luther King Day to issue a slap in the face to its Union, undermining the very legacy of the Civil Rights Leader. Louisiana-based Telecommunications Giant Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink) announced to its Staff in late October 23 that it would be newly establishing a company holiday more»

"They ‘Act Like They’re Doing Us A Favor’ - Hunts Point Produce Market Workers Strike Over Dispute That Involves A $1-An-Hour Raise & Additional Health Care Benefits

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) - Millions of New Yorkers rely on the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, which provides up to 60% of the city’s produce. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, and for the first time in decades, its Union-represented Workers voted to Strike over a wage dispute. About 150 Produce Handlers at the facility, represented by more»

United Probation Officers Association ‘Challenges Ongoing Discrimination Against’ Women of Color

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of the United Probation Officers Association (UPOA) have filed a Class Action Lawsuit against the City of New York and its Department of Probation for alleged discriminatory practices towards Women of Color. The lawsuit includes former Employees going back three years before 2021, according to the Kurland Group, a law firm more»

6,000 Amazon Warehouse Workers Will Hold Union Vote In Alabama On February 8th

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in National Labor News
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Hearing Officer has ruled Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama can hold a Union vote starting on February 8th. Roughly 6,000 employees at the Alabama Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama will cast their ballots via mail on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union more»

Union Allies Call On Biden ‘To Fire’ Trump's Labor Board Attorney, ‘Immediately’ - What Biden Decides To Do About Peter Robb ‘Could Be A Bellwether For How He Governs, As A Moderate Consensus-Builder Or A Hard-Nosed Progressive’

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the country’s most powerful Labor Unions is urging the incoming Biden Administration to quickly fire the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a potentially precedent-setting move that Labor Groups argue is necessary to protect Worker Rights. Peter Robb, who was appointed by Republican President more»

Two New York State Unions Sue Over Paid Coronavirus Quarantine Leave

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) and the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) have both filed lawsuits regarding their Members’ access to paid Coronavirus Quarantine Leave. PEF is suing three state agencies: the Department of Civil Service (DCS); the more»

California Electricians Receive Training In Microgrids & Storage As Part Of Climate, Equity Effort

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - A new training and certification program in California equips Electricians with the skills needed to work with Microgrids and Storage, while aiming to ensure Minority and disadvantaged residents benefit from the program. As part of the effort to train Workers for jobs that address climate change, the California Workforce more»

Philadelphia’s University Of The Arts Says ‘Union Yes’ - Now, 356 Full & Part-Time Faculty ‘Will Have A Voice In The Way Workers Are Treated At Their University’ As Members Of The American Federation Of Teachers

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia have voted resoundingly to join the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), tallying a whopping 99% “Yes” vote in an Union Election. As a result, 356 Full- and Part-Time Faculty will have a voice in the way Workers are treated at their university and a shot at more»

The National AFL-CIO’s Workers First Agenda – Labor Organization Urges Incoming Biden Administration & Congress To Transform The Lives Of Working People

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO has released its Workers First Agenda, a five-point plan that the Labor Organization is urging the incoming Biden Administration and Congress to implement in order to seize this opportunity to transform the lives of Working People through bold, structural change. The National AFL-CIO’s affiliated Member more»

Several Major Unions Ask Pelosi & Schumer For $1 Trillion In Emergency Aid For State & Local Governments

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Several major Labor Unions this week urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat-California) and incoming Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (Democrat-New York) to provide $1 trillion in emergency funding for states, cities, towns and schools. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest more»

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State, Part IV: A $306 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saved the biggest for last in his four-day State of the State Address - a largest-in-the-Nation $306 billion Infrastructure Construction Program. The proposals he broadly outlined Thursday (January 14th) are heavily focused on New York City, and lacking in details on who’d pick up the tab, more»

New Report Shows Collective Bargaining Agreements Create 'Robust' Middle-Class Jobs For Union Construction Workers

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - A new report says Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) help create "robust" Middle Class careers and make significant contributions to local economies. The report was produced by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (IEPI) and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The authors more»

One Of Eight 2020 NALC Heroes Of The Year Awardees From Across The U.S.: Buffalo Branch 3 Member Sydney Rogers Recognized & Honored For Her Role In Helping Save A Woman Who Was Being Attacked By A Man On Her Mail Route

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – For the second year in a row, a Member of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 in Buffalo has been honored with one of the National Union’s NALC Heroes of the Year Award. Sydney Rodgers (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of NALC) was recognized and honored for the role she played in helping save a woman who more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Democracy And The Labor Movement ‘Are One And The Same’

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Our Constitution says that after a Presidential Election, Congress shall meet on January 6th to count the electoral votes cast for the President and Vice President. It is a solemn ritual of Democracy. But it is only that - a ritual. This ceremonial custom is not how our President and Vice President are chosen. They are chosen by us, the people. Of more»

The New York State AFL-CIO’s 2021 Legislative Agenda

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State AFL-CIO, whose Member Unions combine to represent 2.5 million Unions Members in the Public and Private Sectors and in the Building Trades, has unveiled its 2021 Legislative Agenda. It includes, among others: Protecting Essential Workers and providing support for all Workers through the COVID-19 Pandemic; more»

Fast Food Workers At McDonald's, Wendy's & Other Chains Will Strike Friday To ‘Demand Boosting’ The Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour - The Strike Will Take Place On What Would Have Been Martin Luther King Jr's 92nd Birthday

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in National Labor News
Fast Food Workers in at least 15 U.S. cities are planning to strike on Friday (January 15th) to demand an increase in the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an hour and for the right to Unionize, according to the Fight For 15 And A Union Organization, an international movement of Workers advocating for better wages. The organization has been staging walkouts more»

Higher Wages, Better Benefits, Worker Representation - Join A Union Because They Work!

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Did you know that Union Members earn better wages and benefits than Workers who aren’t Union Members. On average, Union Workers’ wages are 28% higher than their Non-Union counterparts. If you didn’t know, a Labor Union is an organization that acts as an intermediary between its Members and the business that employ them. Labor Unions more»

From Across The Pond: Tech Data Launches Hardware Apprenticeship

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, The Channel has looked for training and enablement in order to keep skills sharp and utilize the time that engineers have been unable to visit customer sites. Vendors have made more on-line training available and there have been numerous virtual seminars reaching out to resellers to provide them with information. Tech more»

The WNY Labor Federation Calls For Republican U.S. Congressman Chris Jacobs To Resign In The Wake Of The Trump Insurgence That Took Place At The U.S. Capitol In Washington, D.C. Last Week

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Executive Committee of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) has issued a statement that calls for Republican U.S. Congressman Chris Jacobs (Republican-27th District) to resign in the wake of GOP President Donald Trump inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. last week. The Regional Labor more»

Labor Perspective From Former New York Times Journalist Steven Greenhouse: COVID-19 ‘Puts Workers In Danger’ - ‘It's Another Reason We Need’ Unions

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in National Labor News
The Guardian Editor’s Note: Steven Greenhouse served as a long-time Labor Journalist for The New York Times and Author, focusing on Organized Labor and the workplace. He is the Author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor In May, Workers at a McDonald’s in San Francisco said that when they asked their more»

Ratification Vote Begins On Tentative NALC/U.S. Postal Service Contract Agreement - Union Representing 205,000 City Letter Carriers Unanimously Recommends Approval Of The New 44-Month National Labor Agreement

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A ratification vote has begun on a on a new 44-month National Labor Agreement that was reached late last year between the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), which covers 205,000 active City Letter Carriers across the United States. The agreement emerged in November after several more»

After a 35-Year Battle, Marriott Marquis Workers Win Union Recognition With The Hotel Trades Council, Finally Organizing The Largest & Oldest Non-Union Hotel In NYC

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Hotel Trades Council (HTC) has finally succeeded in organizing the largest and oldest Non-Union hotel in New York City, the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. HTC won recognition as the Collective Bargaining Representative of the Workers in the Hotel’s Housekeeping Department. This victory marks the end of a more»