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AFGE Says Draft EEOC Proposal Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’ On Workers Challenging Bias Complaints - Effort To Deny Union Reps Time To Work On Discrimination Complaints ‘Is Part Of Trump Administration Assault On Workers’ Rights’

Published on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Nation’s largest Union representing Federal Workers, says a draft proposal by the Trump Administration seeks to overturn 47 years of legal precedent and could, if it stands, make it harder for Federal Employees and Union Representatives to successfully challenge Workplace more»

Heee’s Baaack! Now, Mark Janus ‘Wants His Union Dues Back’ - After Janus V. AFSCME, Right-To-Work Forces Organize Against Organized Labor In California

Published on Friday, November 22, 2019 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Mark Janus got the superhero treatment during a Summer gathering of the Conservative faithful at a meeting space in downtown Los Angeles's Wells Fargo Building. At a conference dubbed The Janus Victory: One Year Later, one-time California governor Pete Wilson introduced the former Illinois Child-Support Specialist as a Superman more»

UAW Board Acts To Remove President Gary Jones From Office Amid Corruption Probe - Board Also Starts Process Of Removing Regional Director Vance Pearson

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - The Executive Board of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has started the process of removing President Gary Jones from his position and the Union. Jones took a leave of absence from the UAW on November 3rd, days after being implicated as part of a multi-year federal investigation into corruption in the UAW. Jones has not been charged by more»

NLRB Unions Charge Trump Administration Is ‘Illegally Implementing’ Executive Orders, Federal Workers Stage ‘Rare, Coordinated’ Protest In Response Over What They Say Is ‘Nothing More Than Union-Busting’

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Agency responsible for protecting Private Sector Workers’ Union Rights is engaging in Union Busting against its own Employees, according to Career Staffers who staged a protest earlier this week at National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Members of the NLRB Professional Association and more»

This Is What ‘Working Union’ Can Do For You: Former Homeless Massachusetts Mom Says Unionized “Construction Life Got Us To Where We Are Now” - Tara Williams Says ‘It’s Provided Her Family Stability & The Ability To Look Ahead’

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(EAST BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS) - When Tara Williams thinks about how her life has changed in the past few months, she attributes the transformation to her new career in construction. Following a divorce that left her and her two children homeless, the 42-year-old worked various types of jobs and settled in East Bridgewater, becoming a Construction more»

How About This? A ‘First Ever’ Union For Yoga Teachers - New York City Yogaworks Teachers ‘Go Union,’ Join The IAM

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - YogaWorks New York City Teachers have voted “yes” by an overwhelming majority to join the International Association of Machinists (IAM) - becoming the first-ever Union for Yoga Teachers and Movement Educators across the United States. The IAM filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of 124 YogaWorks more»

As Thanksgiving Travel ‘Ramps Up,’ UNITE HERE ‘Plans Protests’ At JFK & Several Other Airports Across The County ‘In The Latest Effort To Secure Improvements In’ Pay, Health Care & Working Conditions For Airport Caterers

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Airline Trade Group Airlines For America says Thanksgiving holiday air travel will be the heaviest ever this year, with about three million passengers on each of the five heaviest days between Tuesday, November 26th and Sunday, December 1st. But on Tuesday, a lot of the projected 2.8 million passengers are going to see Airport Labor more»

Labor Perspective From Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary-Designee Caleb Frostman: Wisconsin Apprenticeship ‘Is An Investment That Pays’

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
As a former banker, I'm always looking for the highest return on investment - whether that's time, energy or money, and when it comes to investing in Wisconsin’s economy and the strength of our workforce, you'd be hard pressed to find a better return on investment than with Apprenticeship. With the recent observance of Apprenticeship Week, both more»

How About This One: Washington State Business Owner’ Calls The Union,’ Says “We Want In!”

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
NWLaborPress Editor’s Note: Hamer Electric Co-Owner Kyle Cole (pictured on the right) brought his Employees into the Union and signed on with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48. IBEW Business Manager Garth Bachman is pictured on the left with Bachman and IBEW Reps Randy Davis, Mike Bridges and Scott Zadow, and Tim more»

The NLRB ‘Twists The Knife In The Heart Of Unions & Workers’ - A 3-0 Partisan Board ‘Is Set To Steamroll Over Workers’ Rights In 2020’ & Their Future Decisions ‘Are Guaranteed To Become Worse - And Deliberately’

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It may be hard to remember, but the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is supposed to ensure the right of Workers to organize and safeguard the stated public policy expounded in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which favors Collective Bargaining - but under the Trump Administration, the NLRB is going out of its way to attack more»

GM ‘Retaliates’ After End Of UAW Strike By Suspending UAW Local 2250 President Glenn Kage: “It’s Retaliation Because We Stood Up To Them And Went On Strike.”

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in National Labor News
(WENTZVILLE, MISSOURI) - The United Auto Workers’ (UAW) Strike against General Motors (GM) is over, but management at GM’s Wentzville Plant is still steaming - so much so that they placed Glenn Kage, the President of UAW Local 2250, on suspension recently for his actions during the Strike. “It’s ‘retaliation because we stood more»

Just Over The Border: More Than 3,000 Canadian National Railway Rail Workers Out On Strike

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CANADA) - About 3,000 Workers of Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad operator, are out on Strike, Labor Union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve contract issues. "Conductors, Trainperson and Yard Workers at Canadian National Railway are now officially on Strike," the union said in a tweet. Canada, one more»

Bill ‘Comes Due’ For New Line Structures As New York City Construction Workers ‘Demand Payment’ Of $70,000 In Unpaid Wages - “New York City’s A Union Town. If We Don’t Get It Shut It Down!” Demonstrators Shout

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hundreds of Union and Non-Union Construction Workers and their supporters gathered on Tuesday (November 19th) outside the 7th Avenue headquarters of New Line Structures - one of the largest construction management companies in New York City, to protest $70,000 in unpaid wages to more than 20 Workers. New Line Structures is accused of more»

Contract Covering 22,000 Unionized New York City Office Cleaners Set To Expire At The End Of December - Members Say They’ve Been ‘Strike Ready’ Since Summer

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Kyle Bragg, the head of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - which represents 22,000 Commercial Cleaners across New York City, has only been involved in two strikes over the course of his decades-long Union career - and he doesn’t expect to be involved in one now. But, that doesn’t mean his Members aren’t more»

‘Rising’ Labor Leader Sara Nelson ‘Targets’ Tiered Contracts & Corporate Greed At Mother Jones Dinner - Association Of Flight Attendants Union President Says: “We’re Telling The Owner Class That We’re All Done With It.”

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in National Labor News
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - One of the Nation’s rising Labor Leaders, Sara Nelson of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA), honored Mother Jones at the annual dinner here by declaring Labor “has had it” with Tiered Contracts. Nelson, who serves as the International President of the AFA-CWA Union, more»

Pittsburgh-Based Training Center To Launch Advanced Robotics Apprenticeship

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Pittsburgh-based Training Center New Century Careers (NCC) will launch a two-year robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program, Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry has announced. Apprentices in the program will be required to take 4,000 hours of on-the-job training across more than 70 competencies, according to a more»

If This Is Happening Over There, Why Can’t It Happen Here? - Uber Eats Delivery Staff In Japan Form Labor Union

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TOKYO, JAPAN) - The Japanese Staff of Uber Technologies Incorporated’s Food Delivery Service Uber Eats have formed a Labor Union to negotiate contract terms and seek improved working conditions. Uber and Ride-Hailing Rival Lyft Incorporated have faced criticism for not providing their Contract Workers, known as “Platformers,” with more»

New York City Council Okays Prevailing Wage For Workers In ‘Affordable Housing’

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Last week, the New York City Council voted 46-to-1to pass a law that would require the operators of many future “affordable housing” developments to pay Building Service Workers Prevailing Wage. The bill, sponsored by Councilmember Rafael Espinal, Jr. (Democrat-Brooklyn), amends the city’s 2012 Prevailing Wage Law more»

Working To Empower Union Women: NYSUT Women’s Committee Aims At ‘Nurturing The Next Generation’ Of Female Union Leaders

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - To chart its course for the year ahead, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Women’s Committee will meet November 15th and 16th under the theme EmpowerHER at the Statewide Teachers Union’s headquarters in Albany. Rollout of the NYSUT Sisterhood Grant, which offers funding for NYSUT Members to start local Women’s more»

The Labor Movement Across The Country ‘Needs To Keep A Close Eye On This:’ After Years Of Pursuit, Virginia Democrats ‘Slow-Walk’ Repeal Of Right-To-Work

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - Virginia Democrats, who at long last have legislative majorities and the governorship, are having second thoughts about repealing the state’s Right-To-Work (for less) Law, according to activists on both sides of the Labor issue. “A lot of legislators want to slow-walk their way into repeal while we want to forge more»

A ‘Pro-Worker’ Editorial ‘From Of All Places,’ The Houston Chronicle: Domestic Workers ‘Keep Us Going.’ ‘They Deserve’ Workplace Rights

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 in National Labor News
As the Getty Fire bellowed over an affluent part of Los Angeles last month, belching black smoke and turning the skies a hellish red, dozens of Housekeepers and Nannies trudged up hills, headed to work in multi-million-dollar homes. Their employers had fled, seeking safety far from the danger zone, but many Domestic Workers still reported to their jobs for more»

UAW Workers Ratify National Ford Contract - Covers 55,000 Workers, Secures A $9,000 Signing Bonus & Includes Pay Raises

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - After two weeks of voting with little drama or controversy, United Auto Workers (UAW0-represented Workers at the Ford Motor Company ratified their four-year contract with the Automaker by 56.3% of the vote, the UAW announced Friday (November 15th) evening. The UAW announced the percentage without specific numbers after Members more»

The Trump ‘Attack On Organized Labor Continues:’ The VA Issues Eviction Notices To Unions At Its Facilities - Unions Can Keep Office Space ‘If’ They Pay Their ‘Fair Share,’ VA Says As It Implements Trump's Executive Orders

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Veterans Affairs (VA) Department will evict Unions that have office space in agency facilities or force them to pay rent by early next year, as the VA begins implementing Executive Orders issued by Republican President Donald Trump. The department will also severely restrict the Unions’ ability to conduct representational more»

The CWA Launches Two New Efforts That Focus On Veterans – One, A New National CWA Veterans Committee, Will Ensure Veterans' Issues Are ‘Front And Center’ In The Union’s Political, Legislative, Human Rights & Organizing Agenda

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On Veterans Day, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton announced the creation of the CWA Veterans for Social Change Program and a new National CWA Veterans Committee. As part of the CWA Veterans for Social Change launch, CWA Military Veterans joined more than 40 Veterans from across the country for an Organizing more»

In Order ‘To Meet The In-Demand New-Collar Jobs That Require In-Demand Skills,’ New Ohio Workforce Accelerator Will Provide High-Tech Training To Help Fill 700,000 Tech Positions That Are ‘Unfilled’ Nationally

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) - As the expanding Digital Economy increases demand for highly skilled Technology Workers, IBM and Youngstown State University are partnering to fill the growing skills gap. IBM and university officials have announced the launch of the YSU IT Workforce Accelerator, which will provide Pre-Apprenticeship Training and Apprenticeship more»

Nearly 1,000 Nurses ‘Go Union’ With SEIU At West Virginia’s Cabell Huntington Hospital - By A Majority Vote, RNs At Huntington’s Fourth-Largest Employer Say ‘Union Yes!’

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA) – Nearly 1,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) will now have the ability to negotiate with Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for safe staffing and improved patient care after voting to organize their Union with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 West Virginia (WV)/Kentucky (KY)/Ohio more»

‘All Union Labor Is The Cornerstone’ Of The Newly-Announced Fordham Landing Project, $3.5-Billion Bronx Multi-Use Development Is Expected To Generate 8,000 Construction Jobs & Create As Many As 10,000 Permanent Positions

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in New York City Labor News
Editor’s Note: Pictured left to right: Dynamic Star President and CEO Gary Segal; Santos Rodriguez, Director of Community Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. (Photo by Kendall Glaspie) (NEW more»

Rebuild NY Now Pushes For State Funds That Are ‘Desperately Needed To Fix New York State’s Infrastructure Crisis’ - Labor Leaders Speak Out In Syracuse: “Crumbling Roads And Bridges ‘Are Bad For The Economy And Dangerous For All’ New Yorkers.”

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - With a staggering one in eight Central New York bridges rated in poor condition, Rebuild NY Now joined Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Magnarelli, a host of Labor Leaders, clergy and advocates in Syracuse on Friday (November 15th) to call for more funding in the 2020 State Budget to fix New York’s infrastructure more»

Unpublished Labor Department Data ‘Unveils A Dim Picture’ Of American Wages

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Unemployment Rate stands at 3.6%, initial claims for Unemployment Insurance are at their lowest levels in 50 years, and hourly wages - particularly for the lowest earners, seem to be going up. Headline numbers can hardly look better. Is there any reason to doubt that Workers are doing great? Many years ago Warren Buffett walked more»

‘Now This Ain’t Right’ – The Southern Poverty Law Center ‘Won't Voluntarily Recognize’ Employee Union & Instead Hires Union Avoidance Law Firm To Fight It

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in National Labor News
(MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) - Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) management will not voluntarily recognize a Union organized by Employees at the Civil Rights Non-Profit and have hired a Virginia law firm whose website boasts about victories over Labor Organization attempts. In a memo to Employees, Lecia Brooks - the Chief Workplace Transformation Officer for the more»

Hoops & Hope: Rank-And-File Members From The Cement And Concrete Workers District Council & The Laborers-Employers Cooperation And Education Trust Hold Basketball Tourney On Staten Island ‘To Benefit Courageous’ Kids

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) – Rank-and-File Members from the Cement and Concrete Workers District Council and the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) recently hit the hardwood on Staten Island to help a bunch of Metropolitan Area kids in the fight of their lives. The afternoon of charitable basketball at the Lucille & Jay more»

Uber Hit With $650 Million Employment Tax Bill In New Jersey - Authorities Allege Ride-Sharing Company Has Been ‘Misclassifying’ Drivers As ‘Independent Contractors’

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY) - Uber Technologies Incorporated owes New Jersey about $650 million in Unemployment and Disability Insurance Taxes because the ride-share company has been misclassifying Drivers as Independent Contractors, the state’s Labor Department said. Uber and subsidiary Rasier LLC were assessed $523 million in past due taxes over the more»

The New York State Department Of Labor Recognizes The Success Of The New York Power Authority/IBEW Apprentice Training Program During National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) this week recognized 52 Electrical Workers from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 2104 and 2032 for their participation in a Statewide Apprentice Training Program. The Clean Energy Jobs Program, now running for two more»

‘We’re All Scabs Now Amid The Rise Of A New’ Labor Movement - The ‘Classic Insult’ Is Going Mainstream & The Word ‘Scab’ Has Become ‘A Very On-Line Left Insult’

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
When it comes to coping with the degradations of late capitalism, nothing beats a meticulous skin care regimen - specifically: scrubbing out Scabs. Yep, the epithet “Scab” is back - and more reviled than ever. The magnifying mirror is out and we’re all gazing at the mangy pelt of our workforce without mercy. Publicly refusing to more»

"This Is An Extinction-Level Event" - Musicians ‘Fear For Their Livelihood Without’ Streaming Residuals

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The life of a studio musician in Los Angeles is becoming increasingly precarious and the rapidly changing tech landscape may play a large role. The denial of streaming residuals - layered on top of the offshoring of large amounts of scoring work to London and Eastern Europe - has been a growing source of anger for musicians as more»

Via Workday Minnesota: “I Know I Found My Career,” Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Now in its fifth year, National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration that allows Unions, communities and Educators to showcase their Apprenticeship Programs and Apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. To date, there are currently more than 10,000 Registered Apprentices in the State of Minnesota. In a statement, the more»

A ‘Surprisingly Effective’ IBEW Organizing Tool: The Union’s Family Medical Care Plan ‘Aids Organizing Success’ For Utility Electricians In Right-To-Work (For Less) Texas

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Family Medical Care Plan (FMCP) is more than just a health insurance plan - it’s also a surprisingly effective organizing tool. That revelation came to IBEW Houston Local 66 Business Manager Greg Lucero after a handful of his Bargaining Units adopted the plan in more»

The National AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Announces It Is Investing $52 Million In The Bronx Betances Senior Apartments Complex

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(BRONX, NEW YORK) – The National AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping finance the $98 million new construction of the Betances Senior Development in the Bronx. “When Building Trades’ Pension Capital is used to finance 100% Union-built developments in New York City, our pension funds get stronger. When the project also more»

Laborers Protest ‘Leaning Tower Of New York’

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - “This looks like the ‘Leaning Tower of New York,’” said Joe Scopo, Head Organizer of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers, as about a dozen Laborers Union Members and supporters rallied outside a condominium building under construction in Manhattan on Wednesday (November 13th). The 13-story more»

It’s National ‘SAVE’ Apprenticeship Week: Labor Unions Across The Country Are ‘Uniting To Save’ Construction Apprenticeships From A ‘Cynical Proposal’ Coming From The U.S. Department Of Labor

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in National Labor News
This week, the U.S. Department of Labor Department is holding events across the country that showcase the businesses, Labor Unions and educational institutions that have certified Construction Apprenticeships. Nearly 65% of all civilian registered Apprentices are trained in the Construction Industry and of those Construction Apprentices, 75% are trained more»

The National AFL-CIO Launches A Website Highlighting Union Member Candidates & Elected Officials - In The 2018 Mid-Terms Alone, 964 Union Members Across The U.S. Were Elected To Public Office ‘At All Levels’ Of Government

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On November 5th, more than 300 Union Members were elected to office nationwide, adding to the 984 who were elected in last year’s Mid-Term Elections, according to the National AFL-CIO. And in response to the growing support of Labor Candidates, the National AFL-CIO has launched a new website highlighting Union Members running for more»

‘Huge Effort Pays Off’ For NYSUT Union Members In New York State Elections 2019

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS THE STATE OF NEW YORK) - In the early morning hours after the polls on Election night 2019, the New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Leadership Team tweeted thanks to “all who did the right thing at the polls,” and gave a shout out to those who took advantage of the new, NYSUT-backed Early Voting Law. “Extra special more»

Workers ‘Jeer’ McDonald’s As ‘Rotten From Top To Bottom’ - Walk Out And File Class Action Lawsuit Of Sexual Harassment In The Shadow Of Its ‘Golden Arches’

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Ronald McDonald’s image as America’s innocuous grinning clown took another series hit on Tuesday (November 12th) when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Fast Food Workers in the State Michigan hit the multibillion-dollar eatery with a Class Action Lawsuit alleging a “systemic problem” of sexual harassment more»

With The Reinstatement Of Two Fired Workers & The Lifting Of A Community-Wide Boycott, Organized Labor Announces That ‘Buffalo’s Got A Union SPoT’

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - With the reinstatement of two Workers who were fired during a recent and successful Union Organizing Campaign, along with receiving full back pay, a community-wide boycott of Buffalo’s coffee chain has come to an end with Organized Labor coming together to publicly announce that “Buffalo’s Got A Union SPoT.” more»

Cannabis Workers Unionizing Amid Concerns At Illinois Cultivation Center

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS) - Workers at Green Thumb Industries (GTI) have formed a Union in response to what they call unfair Labor Practices, including unlawful intimidation, harassment and retaliation at the company's Rock Island facility. Now several Aldermen are asking the city to reconsider its support for companies that receive city tax breaks while more»

Illinois Training Facility Receives Recognition For National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(STANORD, ILLINOIS) - For those that don’t know, this is National Apprenticeship Week. In its honor, Normal Mayor Chris Koos and Bloomington Alderman Mboka Mwilambwe recently came together at the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training School to recognize the Stanford School Program, which offers people a route to a more»

Labor Perspective From New York City Building Trades President Gary LaBarbera & NYC Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez: ‘Winds Of Change’ On Staten Island - Bring A New Turbine Logistics Center To Arthur Kill Terminal

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
The New York Daily News’ Editor’s Note: Gary LaBarbera is President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and Vincent Alvarez is President of the New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. A landmark renewable energy opportunity has arrived for New York, giving us the chance to accelerate our clean energy more»

Despite What Trump Promised, The New NAFTA ‘Won’t Protect’ Workers’ Rights - New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ‘Repeats Disasters’ Of The Original Agreement

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and once in office he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - but neither of those trade policies was worth mourning. However, now Trump’s produced a “renegotiated” NAFTA - the United more»

Need Another Reason Why Prevailing Wage Is So Important? - West Virginia Labor Leader Says Square Footage Increase Shows Repeal Of Prevailing Wage ‘Hasn’t Worked’

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - School superintendents from dozens of West Virginia Counties will appear before the state School Building Authority (SBA) this week in hopes of convincing the SBA to fund their school construction projects in the latest round of “Needs” Grants. A recent move by the SBA will allow some of those counties to seek more more»

As Income Inequality ‘Soars,’ Labor Unions ‘Mount A Comeback’

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York City Labor News
After decades of declining Membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of National Strikes has put Labor Unions back in the spotlight - and as Economic Inequality has become a hot-button issue for Workers and Presidential Candidates on the 2020 campaign trail, some experts have said a surge of emboldened Organized Labor movements could be on the more»