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‘Every Vote Counts’ As SEIU Wins - By One - Among Providence Portland Hospital Support Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - In a real-life demonstration that every vote counts, Hospital Support Staff at Providence Portland Medical Center have won a Union by a single vote - after an on-again, off-again campaign that goes back 20 years. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 49 lost the initial tally by 374-376 when the vote was held last year on more»

NYSUT Kicks Off March Madness With “Sweet Sixteen” Union Values Bracket Challenge

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is reminding New Yorkers just how “sweet” Union Membership is, announcing the launch of the second annual Our Voice, Our Values, Our Brackets challenge taking place during March Madness. The “Sweet Sixteen” event - which coincides with the NCAA Division I more»

Lordstown UAW Leader Is ‘Finding Out What Life Is Like As A Target Of’ Republican President Donald Trump

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Here’s what you call the definition of a lousy run of luck: First, you lose your job when your plant closes; Then, because you’re the Union President, you try desperately to negotiate to keep both your colleagues’ jobs and your own, helping those colleagues figure out what their next move is. And then if that’s more»

Trump Proposes ‘Cutting’ Postal Employees’ Pay & Benefits In A $100 Billion Savings Package

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Trump has once again proposed a slew of changes to the operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and its Employees’ benefits, with the White House estimating the plan would save $98 billion over the next decade. In addition to a renewed push for offering Postal Employees lower pay and benefits, Trump more»

Deal Reached Between Hudson Yards Developer & The New York Building Trades Unions ‘Ends An Extremely Bitter And Long’ Labor Fight

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A newly-forged framework between developer Related Companies and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) has marked the end - at least for now - of a menacing feud between the developer of the $20 billion Hudson Yards megaproject and the Umbrella Union Group representing 100,000 Construction Workers. The more»

North Central West Virginia Building Boom Has Union Apprenticeship Programs Looking For Workers To Train For Upcoming Employment Opportunities

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA) - As construction projects begin to take off in North Central West Virginia, local Unions are looking to attract Workers to help meet increased labor demand in the area. According to Michael Jenkins, the Council Representative for the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, a number of projects using Union Labor more»

Grammy-Winning New York Public School Teacher ‘Is Ready For The Global Stage’

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in New York State Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Grammy winner Melissa Salguero is one of several New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)-represented Female Educators our Statewide Teachers Union is profiling as part of Women's History Month. More inspirational stories are available on our NYSUT HERstories Page. Pictured above, Salguero inspires a young trombonist at P.S. 48 more»

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike Enters Second Week

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - It began to look like some common ground was being reached to end the week-old strike by Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Musicians over the weekend, but after negotiating for two days, the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the CSO Association ended talks Saturday (March 16th) with no agreement and, apparently, no progress on solving more»

National AFL-CIO’s 2020 Election Strategy: Candidates ‘Must Come To’ The Workers

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) - The National AFL-CIO’s decision not to make an early endorsement in the 2020 Presidential Race is by no means a decision by Organized Labor that it will stay out of the election. Almost every single Union Leader, without exception, wants to get rid of Republican President Donald Trump, but this year most of them think that more»

Ask A Unionized Health Care Worker What They Think Of This: Trump Administration ‘Cuts The Size Of Fines’ For Health Violations In Nursing Homes

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Trump Administration's decision to alter the way it punishes nursing homes has resulted in lower fines against many facilities found to have endangered or injured residents. Federal records show that the average fine dropped to $28,405 under the current administration, down from $41,260 in 2016, President Obama's final year in office. The decrease in more»

NYSUT’s ‘Take A Look At Teaching’ Roundtable Discussion In Rochester Focuses On How To Grow & Diversify The Education Profession

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - One Monroe County Community College student explained how a “buddies” program when she was in high school piqued her interest in a career as a future School Counselor. Another suggested bringing Teacher-education college students into middle and high schools to expose youngsters to role models. While one Teaching more»

United Electrical Workers Claim Victory, End Strike In Erie, Pennsylvania Against Wabtec - UE Reaches 90-Day Agreement That Calls For Continued Talks For A Long-Term Contract With The Assistance Of Federal Mediators

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in National Labor News
(ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA) – The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) is claiming victory - announcing the end to a nine-day strike against Wabtec, which operates a General Electric (GE) Transportation Plant in Erie, Pennsylvania where 1,700 Union Workers walked off their jobs after the company tried to impose mandatory overtime, a more»

Bernie Sanders Presidential Staff Says Campaign Says Staff Has Decided To Unionize With The United Food & Commercial Workers - A First For A Major Party Candidate

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’s (Independent-Vermont) Presidential Campaign has announced it will have a Unionized Workforce, a first for a major party candidate. “Bernie Sanders is the ‘most Pro-Union’ Candidate ‘in the field, he’ll be the most pro-union’ president in the White House more»

The Staff Of Gimlet Media Is Unionizing - The Podcasting Startup Recently Acquired By Spotify ‘Is The First Audio-Focused Outlet To Unionize In A Wave Of Newsroom Labor Organizing’

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - The 83-person Staff of Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup acquired by Music Streaming Service Spotify for $230 million in February, is Unionizing with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gimlet was founded in 2014 and produces popular podcasts including Reply All, StartUp, and Crimetown. “As Spotify’s reported $230 more»

United Steelworkers President Emeritus Boyd Young Remembered For His Commitment To Building Better Lives For Working People Through The Labor Movement

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Boyd Young, the United Steelworkers (USW) President Emeritus who guided two of the USW’s predecessor Unions - the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy (PACE) Workers International Union and the United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) through historic mergers, passed away last week. Young (pictured below) more»

CUNY Professors Rally In New York City, Call On The City & State To Increase Funding For The University System And Double Adjuncts Pay To $7K - “If Not, We Strike!”

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 200 City University of New York (CUNY) Professors and supporters rallied outside City Hall late last week, calling on the City and State to increase funding for the University System and give them a raise - including doubling Adjunct Professors’ pay to $7,000 a course. New York talks about how it’s a more»

NYC Union Leader Vows To Help Eradicate ICE’s ‘Deportation Machine’

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The head of the largest Proper Service Workers Union in the country, is vowing to help eradicate ICE’s “Deportation Machine” after a Union Member who’s worked as a Building Porter on the Upper East Side for more than a decade, narrowly escaped being torn from his family and deported to West Africa. Agents from ICE more»

Michigan Carpenters Union Plans $30 Million Training Facility In Detroit

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - Union and city officials have announced a Statewide Union Apprenticeship Program plans to build a $30 million training facility on Detroit's West Side. The Michigan Carpenters and Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund's new facility would be built on city-owned land in the Oakman Boulevard area. A lease agreement will be more»

Skilled Trades Shortage ‘Means Big Opportunities’ For Women

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
What do welding, HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance and electrical work have in common? They’re all occupations that have high demand predicted for the next eight years, excellent earning potential and represent opportunities for women seeking valuable, interesting careers. Due to the projected needs for these skills, learning a Skilled more»

Joining A ‘Growing’ Union Movement Among Academics In The South, Elon University Adjunct Professors In North Carolina Vote By 2-To-1 Margin To Form Union

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ELON, NORTH CAROLINA) - In a Union Election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Adjunct Professors at Elon University voted by a 2-to-1 margin to form their Union with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Southern Region. “The Adjunct Faculty at Elon University ‘have spoken: we believe that our voices are the more»

Tax Season Deductions ‘Disappear’ For Working Families

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019 in National Labor News
Tax season is here and tens of millions of Americans are finding an unpleasant surprise when they enter the final calculations on their return. Tax returns being filed in 2019 are the first under the Tax Reform Bill passed in 2017 and more than a dozen deductions Working Americans relied on for decades are gone. Changes to the withholding rules mean that more»

The Stark Reality Of Voting Republican: Trump’s Budget Request ‘Slashes’ Retirement Benefits For 2 Million Federal Workers, With Each Losing About $75,000 In Retirement Savings

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump’s grand vision for America in 2020 can be summarized this way: spend billions more dollars on the U.S. Military and Immigration Enforcement and cut billions of dollars from the Social Safety Net; and then do nothing to close the $1 trillion deficit the GOP created with their 2017 corporate more»

Top Union Leaders To Governor Cuomo: End New York City’s School Bus Crisis In This Year’s Budget - For Workers, Parents & Special Needs Kids

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019 in New York City Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was written by: Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello; New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento; and Hotel Trades Council President Peter Ward. For more information, go to: drivingourfuture.org For decades, the City of New York more»

The New York State Senate Passes Bill Championed By The CWA To Penalize Employers Who Move Call Center Jobs Out Of State

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would penalize employers who move call center jobs out of State. The New York Call Center Jobs Act (S1826C) directs the Commissioner of Labor to collect a list of employers who move call center jobs. Not only will this bill prohibit the companies from getting State loans and tax more»

Labor Unions Wield Increased Clout In Crowded Democratic 2020 Race

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is weighing a 2020 Presidential Bid, found a friendly audience earlier this week when he addressed a meeting of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) in Washington. Biden has a decades-long relationship with the IAFF, a Labor Union that represents more than 300,000 Workers, and IAFF more»

The UAW Prepares For Strike If GM Shutters More Factories

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones signaled the powerful Labor Union’s willingness to Strike - if necessary, announcing on Monday (March 11th) that Union Leadership will raise weekly Strike Pay from $200 to $250 a week effective from March 2019. And beginning in January 2020, Weekly Strike Pay will go up again, to more»

Worker & Taxpayer Advocates ‘Laud Progress’ As Senate & Assembly Budgets Close The “Public Works” Loophole

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting (NYFFC) is applauding the leadership of both chambers for taking action to protect Workers and taxpayers after the New York State Senate and Assembly released their 2019 budget plans, which includes the proper definition of “Public Works” - thus seeking to end a more»

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Surviving Relatives Tell Their Stories

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the tragedy in lower Manhattan that claimed 146 lives on March 25, 1911, has left surviving relatives grieving and still keeping the memories alive 108 years later. The company owner had locked the doors where the Workers were, claiming they did so to prevent theft. When the fire started, they were more»

A ‘Different Kind Of’ Teachers’ ‘Strike Wave’ - Today, Teachers’ Victories Are Victories For The Working Class & The Solidarity Being Rebuilt ‘Could Be A Seed Of The Kind Of Mass Movement Necessary To Fundamentally Reorder Society’

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
After decades of decline, the past year has seen a dramatic revival in Labor militancy. Public School Teachers have been at the forefront of this resurgence, starting with a dramatic wildcat Strike in West Virginia in February 2018, then a wave of Teacher Strikes that swept the Nation, moving from Red States like Arizona and Oklahoma to Blue California and more»

New Mexico State Lawmakers ‘Vote To Ban’ Local Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in National Labor News
(SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO) – A proposal that would bar New Mexico counties from enforcing local Right-To-Work (for less) Ordinances is on its way to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The state Senate voted 23-19 on Sunday (March 10th) to approve legislation stipulating that only State Government can establish a law barring Labor Unions from collecting more»

National AFL-CIO Announces It Will Make ‘No Early’ 2020 Presidential Race Endorsement

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) - The National AFL-CIO, the 12.5 million-strong Labor Federation, will not be making an early endorsement in the 2020 Presidential Race. “There ‘will be no early endorsement of any of the candidates who have announced,’” American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee more»

Girl Power! Mentoring The ‘Next Generation’ Of Union Workers

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Right now, Marvel Studio’s “Captain Marvel” is blazing across the silver screen, inspiring young girls everywhere to be the heroines of their own stories. Next week, at a special Building Trades Career Fair in the Bronx, a group of real life Union Heroines are determined to inspire young girls in New York City to grow up more»

Scholars: Union Organizing On Campuses ‘Signals Awakening’ - ‘Hyper-Exploited’ Adjunct Faculty Now Turning To Unionization For ‘Better’ Wages & Workplace Conditions Across The U.S.

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Faculty, Adjunct Instructors and Graduate Student Assistants on college campuses across the Nation are attempting to organize Labor Unions at an increasing rate, a trend that’s likely to continue, according to some Scholars. Such movements are particularly strong among Grad Students, possibly because they tend to be more active in social movements, more»

Maybe This Is Why Amazon ‘Didn’t Want To Come To ‘Union Strong New York State:’ Amazon Lobbies To ‘Exempt’ Employees From Labor Protections In Seattle

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON) - Many of Amazon’s Seattle-area Employees would be exempt from new Labor Protections in a bill passed by the Washington State Senate after lobbyists for the Tech Giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules. The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses - controversial agreements used by tech companies and more»

Texas Unions, Emboldened By Republican Setbacks In The November 2018 Mid-Term Elections, Press An ‘Aggressive’ Agenda

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in National Labor News
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) - Union Leaders in Texas are mounting an offensive at the State Legislature this year on a broader array of topics than just raising the Minimum Wage. Inspired by Democratic pickups in the November 2018 Mid-Term Elections and what they describe as voter fatigue over the culture wars, Leaders of the Texas AFL-CIO have unveiled what they call more»

In Republican President Donald Trump’s ‘Continuing War On Labor Unions,’ Proposed New Administration Rule Would Make It Easier For Some Airline & Railroad Workers To Decertify Their Unions

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In Republican President Donald Trump’s continuing war on Labor Unions, his administration is looking into making it easier for some Employees to decertify their Union - a process that Employees go through to kick their Union out as the Bargaining Agent for the workplace. The National Mediation Board (NMB), which is stacked with more»

Transport Workers Union President Takes Anti-Automation Campaign To Papal Confab

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(ROME, ITALY) - John Samuelsen, the International President of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), used his spot as a keynote speaker during a Vatican conference held last week on climate change, technology and transport to make his case that driverless buses would undermine public safety and the loss of several hundred thousand jobs in the U.S. alone. The more»

Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body Director Jennifer Puja ‘Practices What She’d Preached:’ Announces Run For White Plains Common Council, Serves As ‘Inspiration’ To Others In The Labor Movement ‘To Do The Same’

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK) – For years, Jennifer Puja (pictured above) told others in the Labor Movement that they needed to consider running for public office if things were going to turn around for Working People. Then one day, someone asked Puja - the Labor Council Director for the Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body: “Why more»

Democrats Select CWA Lawyer For Spot On NLRB

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With an open slot on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a Democratic pick, Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (Democrat-New York) has asked the National AFL-CIO for a recommendation. As such, Politico reports the Labor Federation has advised Schumer to recommend Union Attorney Jennifer Abruzzo to fill the vacant more»

Labor Board Affirms Pitt Grad Students Have Right To Unionize

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) has ruled that the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate Student Employees are entitled to Unionize, a step forward in the Graduate Students’ multi-year battle to form a Union. Despite arguments from the university’s legal representation that Graduate Students are more»

Texas High School Students Compete As ‘First All-Female’ Welding Team In State SkillsUSA District 1 Contest History - Three-Girl Unit That’s ‘Been Trained To Make History Hope To Inspire Other Girls’ To Pursuing A Career In The Trades

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EL PASO, TEXAS) - The Americas High School Welding team have their long hair pulled back. Welding helmets, jumpsuits and gloves are a must inside the shop as they wear ponytails while welding away. All this as Elisa Arredondo, Abigail Vega and Ashley Lopez made history as the first all-female welding team to compete as a team at SkillsUSA District 1. more»

Women’s Committees Are ‘Empowering’ The Sisterhood, Making IBEW Locals ‘Proud’

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - New International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Women’s Committees are embracing their roles and more, while at the same time empowering IBEW Sisters, as well as spreading goodwill and inspiring future Tradeswomen. “We ‘get a lot of questions about what it’s like to be part of a more»

This Is Why Workers’ Need A Union: Marriott Workers’ Lawsuit Says ‘Inconsistent’ Schedules & Credit Union Loans Are A ‘Predatory Mix’

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Marriott Workers in Philadelphia are in the midst of a lawsuit against the Marriott Employees Federal Credit Union, saying the credit union’s $500 mini-loans are predatory and lack transparency on their true cost. The suit was filed on behalf of Housekeeper Katherine Payne and Busser Arthur Coates, both of whom work at more»

Here’s The ‘Real’ Bread And Roses Strike Story ‘That’s Missing’ From U.S. History Textbooks

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in New York City Labor News
Zinn Education Project Editor’s Note: Robert Forrant is a History Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also serves as Chair of the Bread and Roses Centennial Committee, and is the Co-Author of Images of America: Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike and The Big Move: Immigrant Voices from a Mill City. The 1912 Bread and more»

New Report ‘Confirms’ Organized Labor ‘Takes The High Road’ In Western New York, ‘Successfully Working Together To Make The Region More Prosperous & Equitable’

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - A new report, titled: Labor Takes The High Road - How Unions Make Western New York More Prosperous & Equitable, underscores the worth and impact of the region’s Labor Unions, which have proven to raise benefits and wages, improve working conditions, make investments in their communities, increase civic engagement, and promote more»

‘Gut-Wrenching’ Day For UAW-Represented Workers In Lordstown As ‘The Last’ Chevrolet Cruze Built At GM's Ohio Plant Comes Off The Assembly Line

Published on Friday, March 8, 2019 in National Labor News
(LORDSTOWN, OHIO) - A sprawling General Motors (GM) Assembly Plant near Youngstown was idled on Wednesday (March 6th) after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by month's end. GM announced late last year that Lordstown, along with assembly plants in Detroit and Oshawa, Ontario, and more»

Cheered On By The SEIU, House Okays Bill Overturning Trump’s ‘National Emergency’

Published on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Cheered on by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents many Spanish Janitors, Nurses and other members, the Democratic-run U.S. House decided to overturn Republican President Donald Trump’s “national emergency,” which he wants to use to grab $6 billion in Federal Funds to build his Mexican more»

After Management Ignored Their Claims, More Than 10,000 NYSNA-Represented Nurses Employed At Three New York City Hospital Systems Threaten To Strike Over Staffing Shortages That Put Patients At Risk

Published on Friday, March 8, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York State Nurses United-represented Registered Nurses (RNs) at three New York City hospital systems are threatening to Strike, claiming staffing shortages put patients at risk while medical center management has ignored their complaints. RNs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore, Mt. Sinai, Mt. Sinai West and St. Luke's more»

Whole Foods Cuts Workers' Hours After Amazon Introduces Minimum Wage - An E-Mail Shared With The Guardian By A Whole Foods Employee Cites Shift Cuts As A ‘Direct Result Of Guidance From Our Regional Team’

Published on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its Warehouse Workers, Amazon enacted a $15 Minimum Wage for all its Employees in November, including its Workers at its Grocery Chain Whole Foods, which it purchased in 2017. All Whole Foods Employees paid less than $15 an hour saw their wages increase to at least that, while all other more»

Trailblazing NYSUT Unionist - The Late Sylvia Matousek - Says 'A Woman’s Place Is In Her Union!'

Published on Friday, March 8, 2019 in New York State Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: In this New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) report, well-behaved women seldom make history. As Teachers’ Unions rise up with Strikes across the country, long-time Labor Activist Sylvia Matousek recently took the time to reflect on leading her Local through a 10-day Strike in the 70s - which landed her in jail. However, more»