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On This Prime Day, Labor Organizers ‘Want You To Think About’ Amazon’s Workers

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in National Labor News
Today (Tuesday, June 22nd) is the second day of Prime Day – which, for Prime members, means deals, deals, deals. But for Amazon’s Warehouse Workers, it usually means Mandatory Extra Time, or MET as the company abbreviates it. MET intensifies an already taxing work schedule: A typical warehouse shift consists of 10 hours of unrelenting physical more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Proposed Rulemaking ‘To Protect’ Tipped Workers

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to limit the amount of non-tip producing work that a Tipped Employee can perform when an employer is taking a Tip Credit. The proposed rule clarifies when an Employee is working in a tipped occupation and when a Worker has performed such a substantial more»

NYC Workers ‘Excluded From New’ COVID Protections ‘Call on Biden To Make it Right’

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Front Line Workers hoping that President Joe Biden would provide them with the enforceable Workplace Safety Measures callously denied them under Republican Donald Trump’s watch, are charging the new administration with breaking its promise to American Workers toiling on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. more»

Teamsters Join AOC, Gillibrand In Call For Massive High-Speed Rail Program

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of Congressional Representatives, Labor Unions and rail-related businesses is urging Congress to appropriate $205 billion to develop high-speed rail routes around the country, far more than included in pending infrastructure legislation. High-speed rail is well established around the world. Japan opened its first more»

Pope Francis ‘Champions Right Of Workers To Organize In Unions’ - Says Efforts To Rebuild Economies After COVID-19 Setbacks ‘Must Aim At A Future With Decent And Dignified Working Conditions"

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in National Labor News
(GENEVA, SWITZERLAND) - Pope Francis has championed the right of all Workers to Unionize, as economic activity is poised to increase when the Coronavirus Pandemic threat eases. The Pontiff stressed the needs of the most vulnerable Workers, including migrants, in a video message to participants at a conference organized by the International Labor more»

OSHA Orders COVID Protections For Health Workers, ‘But Other High-Risk Professions Are Left Out’

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Almost 16 months and 600,000 deaths after the government officially declared the Coronavirus a pandemic, the Biden Administration issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (EST) forcing health care firms to protect their Workers, now. But the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate only applies to the health more»

Seattle, Washington Non-Profit That’s ‘Dedicated To Improving Access & The Advancement Of Women In Non-Traditional’ Career Pathways Starts ANEW Hosting Pre-Apprentice Training Program

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) – ANEW - a Seattle, Washington non-profit dedicated to improving the access and advancement of women in non-traditional career pathways, such as construction and manufacturing, has announced the anticipated start of cohorts in Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties this July. Each training program will be held for all genders more»

MSNBC News Writers & Producers Unionize With WGA East

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - MSNBC’s Newsroom Employees have Unionized with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East. The organizing effort includes News Writers, Producers, Booking Producers, Fact Checkers and Planners at every program airing on the cable news outlet, including: The Rachel Maddow Show; Deadline Whitehouse; All In with Chris Hayes; The Reidout; more»

NYSNA Applauds Governor Cuomo Signing Two Landmark Staffing Laws - Nurses & Health Care Workers ‘Forge A Path To Safety & Quality Care For All’ New Yorkers

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - In a giant step forward for all New York patients, nursing home residents, Nurses and Health Care Workers, legal mandates are now in place to set and enforce Staffing Standards at every hospital and nursing home in New York, regardless of whether the facility is public or private, not-for-profit or for-profit, Union or Non-Union. The more»

“They ‘Want’ Workers ‘To Be Afraid So That They Can’t Stand Up For Themselves’” - Staten Island Amazon Workers Say The ‘Retail Behemoth Is Hampering’ Unionization Efforts

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Connor Spence has been working at the giant Amazon Fulfillment Center known as JFK 8 on Staten Island for three years. “We want to change our relationship with the company and make it less of a dictatorship there and more of a partnership," said Spence, who is a Worker and Union Organizer. He says 5,600 people work at the facility, more»

For The 37th Time, The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council Awards Its Harry S. Jordan Scholarships - Three Young People Are Chosen By Labor Leaders After Submitting Winning Essays On The Labor Movement

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council (NOLC) honored its annual Harry S. Jordan Scholarship Award Winners last week during the NOLC’s monthly meeting in Niagara Falls. From left to right: Sponsored by NWSRP Union Local 03-116/4586, Niagara Wheatfield High School’s Emma Halleen, who plans on more»

Workers' ‘Great Awakening Is About More Than’ Unemployment Benefits

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in National Labor News
Many politicians, pundits and business owners have said Coronavirus Pandemic-era enhanced Unemployment Benefits are keeping would-be Workers at home, but that's a much too simplistic explanation of today's employment situation. The Big Picture: Many hard-hit sectors are rebounding faster than anecdotal evidence would suggest and when jobs are hard to fill, more»

Majority Of Voters ‘Support’ The PRO Act - Vox Poll ‘Shows Support For The PRO Act & Public Sector Bargaining & Union Rights’

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act is a transformational Bill that would rewrite Labor Law to give Workers a fairer chance against their bosses. It would do things like outlaw Right-To-Work (for less) and make it easier to get a first contract after organizing. Since this is a Bill that would actually help Workers, Conservatives and business more»

Southern California News Group Journalists Vote To Unionize, ‘Joining Labor Wave’

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Staffers at 11 Southern California newspapers, including The Orange County Register, have voted to Unionize, joining a wave of newsrooms turning to Organized Labor amid job cuts and uncertainty in the newspaper industry. The newspapers make up the Southern California News Group (SCNG), which is owned by Alden Global Capital - a New more»

The Underground Infrastructure Apprenticeship Training Center - A Baltimore Businessman Creates A Program ‘To Help’ Recent High School Grads ‘Get Jobs’

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Jobs can be hard to come by, especially for Baltimore City high school students in search of a career, so a Baltimore businessman believes he’s found a way to help many of them become employed. RE Harrington & Sons is doing its part to help young people secure a future. It has opened doors to opportunity at the new RE more»

Labor Perspective From Office & Professional Employees International Union Local 153 Business Manager Richard Lanigan: Highmark’s Good Jobs & Wages Benefit WNY

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective authored by Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 Business Manager Richard Lanigan recently appeared in The Buffalo News’s Another Voice Section, which can be accessed at: more»

“These Gains Are The Direct Result Of Collective Action” - The New Yorker Union ‘Reaches A Deal To Avoid’ A Strike, Agreement Includes Raises Of 10% For Most Staffers

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New Yorker managed to dodge a work stoppage on Wednesday (June 16th) when Staff and management at the weekly magazine agreed to a first Union contract after two and a half years of negotiations. The publication’s Staff Union announced on Twitter that it had brokered a tentative agreement with parent company Condé Nast to more»

SUNY Partners With The NYS Department Of Labor To Launch Campaign ‘To Attract More Employers To Apprenticeship Programs At SUNY In Order To Accelerate The State’s Reopening’

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ORISKANY, NEW YORK) – As New York State's economic reopening accelerates and demand for highly skilled Workers surges, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras has officially launched a campaign urging New York State employers to sign up for Apprenticeship Programs at the State University of New York (SUNY). By pairing New York State more»

National Labor Spotlight On Striking USW-Represented ATI Workers, Who Are ‘Holding The Line For Premium/Free’ Health Insurance

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in National Labor News
Across the country, United Steelworkers (USW)-represented Workers employed at nine plants operated by Allegheny Technologies, Incorporated have been on Strike for the last 11 weeks. The USW accuses ATI of Unfair Labor Practices (ULP), including bad faith bargaining and holding retiree benefits hostage for contract concessions. Here’s what the ATI more»

Ransomware Attack Hit Teamsters In 2019, But They ‘Refused To Pay’ - FBI Advised The Union To "Just Pay" The Ransom, According To Sources, But The Teamsters ‘Instead Chose To Rebuild’ Their Computer Network

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day Weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment, but unlike many of the companies hit by such high-profile attacks in recent months, the Union declined to pay - despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported more»

Juneteenth, Observed On June 19th, Is Now ‘An Official’ NYS Holiday - As Well As A Federal Holiday After President Biden Signs The Juneteenth Bill, Creating The First New Federal Holiday In Decades

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in October 2020 officially marking Juneteenth as a New York State Public Holiday, several months after he’d issued an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for State Employees. Some local governments had also recognized the holiday in 2020. Cuomo, when signing the more»

NYC Construction Workers Hold Protest As Wage-Theft Bills ‘Are Delayed’

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two weeks after the Legislature passed a Bill intended to curb wage theft, about 200 Building Trades-represented Workers and supporters rallied outside a Manhattan construction project earlier this week to protest its using contractors that have records of wage theft, according to the Take It Back Campaign. The measure, passed by more»

Alabama’s Coal Miners ‘Are Striking For Their Lives’ – More Than 1,000 Miners At Warrior Met Coal Have Been On Strike Now For Over Two Months Now & ‘The Conflict Is Only Heating Up’

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in National Labor News
(TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA) - Alabama is a beautiful place filled with contradictions and complexities, but there are a few things that my time there has taught me that this state holds sacred: God, football, and barbecue top the list, of course, but for a group of Coal Miners in Tuscaloosa County, there’s another hallowed institution perched up on that more»

The Fight To Unionize Amazon Workers ‘Excited’ The Labor Movement, ‘But What Does Their Loss Mean For Union Organizing In 2021?’

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
PublicSource.org Editor’s Note: Nathaniel Pettit is a Freelance Writer and a Labor Movement supporter. This Summer, he’ll be working in the United Steelworkers’ (USW) Organizing Department. When we spoke in late March, veteran Pittsburgh Social Justice Organizer Mel Packer was anxiously awaiting news from Bessemer, Alabama where more»

Niles-Maine Library Employees In Illinois ‘Go Union’ With AFSCME

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NILES, ILLINOIS) - Employees of the Niles-Maine District Library are going Union with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. Nearly 100 Librarians, Patron Support Staff and other Library Workers will be part of the new Union. The Workers recently filed a majority-interest petition with the local panel of the more»

‘If They Can Do This In England, Than Why Not In The U.S.?’ - New Museum & Gallery Apprenticeship Launches In England, Is The ‘First Formal Training Route For Aspiring’ Technicians In The Heritage Sector

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Creative & Cultural Skills is launching a new Level 3 Museum and Gallery Technician Apprenticeship - the first time a formal training route will be available for the occupation. The role is designed to tackle a long-standing skills shortage across the sector. Museum Technicians help to create permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays, also more»

Walmart To Pay $410,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit – Management At Geneva, NY Store ‘Allowed’ Associate To ‘Subject Female Employees To A Hostile Work Environment Based On Sex For Years,’ Federal Agency Charges

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(GENEVA, NEW YORK) - Walmart Stores East, LP will pay $410,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com­mis­sion (EEOC), the Federal Agency has announced. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, from 2014 to 2018 a male Employee of Walmart’s store in Geneva, New York more»

New York City PBA ‘Sued For Inflammatory’ Comments - A Shake Shack Employee Sues The Union After They ‘Falsely Tweeted He Poisoned Three Officers’

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - One year ago, on June 15th, 2020, at the height of the protests around the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis Police Officer, controversy erupted in New York City. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) were tweeting Officers were being intentionally poisoned by Shake more»

‘Swapping Important Union-Represented Jobs For Non-Union Jobs’ At A Local Call Center Has CWA Reps ‘Incensed’ At Catholic Health, ‘Charging It Puts The Well-Being & Health Of Patients & The Buffalo Community In Jeopardy’

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: More than 100 Communications of America (CWA)-represented Health Care Workers protested outside Catholic Health Care Systems’ (CHS) Downtown Buffalo Headquarters on Tuesday (June 16th) over the swapping of important Union-represented jobs to a company-owned, Non-Union Call Center. CWA Officials charge the more»

Amazon's ‘Labor Exploitation Is A Return To The 1920s’ And ‘Unions Are Our Best Hope Out’ - The Teamsters ‘Represents More North American Logistics Workers Than Any Other Union & Amazon Is Enemy No. 1’

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in National Labor News
There is perhaps no clearer manifestation of how America is failing the Working Class than Amazon. In the blink of an eye, Amazon has become the largest and wealthiest logistics company the world has ever seen. Millions of Americans work in warehouse, shipping and package delivery jobs, where Amazon heavily dominates its competitors. The company will more»

OSHA Issues Emergency COVID Standard For Fire & EMS Agencies

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect Health Care Workers from exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its ensuing illness, COVID-19. OSHA’s latest ETS applies to Health Care Workers and Emergency Responders who likely will interact with, and care more»

“We Have To Pay More” - U.S. Restaurants Are ‘Tackling’ Staff Shortages As Some Employers Are ‘Upending The Industry Standards By Paying Their Employees Better And Offering Stronger Benefits’

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
Across the US, restaurant owners reporting problems in finding Employees have fueled pushes among Republican-led states and business industry groups to end Federally-extended Unemployment Benefits. The justification, they say, is that these Coronavirus Pandemic Era benefits are preventing Workers from returning to work, despite some research indicating more»

Billionaires ‘Pay No Taxes’ While ‘Workers Get No’ Raises

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Yahoo Finance Editor’s Note: A mobile billboard (pictured above) calling for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy depicts an image of Billionaire Businessman Jeff Bezos near the U.S. Capitol in May (2021) in Washington, D.C. Organized by the group Patriotic Millionaires, the mobile billboards rolled through Washington and New York City to mark Tax Day, more»

In ‘What May Have Been The Most Memorable’ Annual WNY Area Labor Federation Meeting, ‘Ever’ - Area Unionists ‘Gather Outdoors, Without Masks, To Celebrate The Passing Of Leadership’ From Richard Lipsitz To Peter DeJesus

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Emeritus Richard Lipsitz (on the left) and new WNYALF President Peter DeJesus take a moment to pose for a photo after the Labor Federation’s annual meeting that was held outside at Chestnut Ridge Park in Suburban Orchard Park on Saturday (June more»

UFCW Inks National Cannabis Deal - Historic Agreement Is ‘First; National Cannabis & CBD Contract

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in National Labor News
(LONGMONT, COLORADO) - With CBD legal for purchase nationwide and cannabis becoming legal in more and more states, these industries are becoming a new industry for Labor Unions to organize Workers. This organizing is being led by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), their sister Union - the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), more»

“You Heard Rhetoric From The Last Administration. This Administration Has Stood With Unions Every Step Of The Way.” - National Building Trades Unions Back President Biden’s Full Infrastructure Plan

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Aware that the pressure must be raised for passage of President Joe Biden’s proposed Infrastructure Plan, the National AFL-CIO’s Building Trades Unions, at a one-day virtual legislative conference, backed the President’s original $2.2 trillion plan. “This year has been unlike any other,” National more»

Amid Bankruptcy, Health Care Workers At Eastern Niagara Hospital In Lockport ‘Unanimously Vote To Ratify’ Two-Year Contract - ‘But The Future Remains Uncertain For Community Caregivers As Catholic Health Plans To Build A New Hospital’

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – Nearly 200 Health Care Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), United Healthcare Workers East who are employed at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport have unanimously voted to ratify a new two-year agreement with their employer, the Union has announced. 1199SEIU members at Eastern Niagara more»

Confronting Power With Power…

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The NewsGuild of New York and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW Local 3 are currently fighting a couple of very powerful corporations who view them like an invasion of the plague. Not surprisingly, both Advance Publications and Charter Spectrum share top policymakers who are virulently Anti-Union. The NewsGuild of New more»

ARZIONA@WORK Joins National Tech Worker Apprenticeship Initiative - Program ‘Aims To Expand & Diversify The Tech Workforce In Arizona And Across America’

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHOENIX, ARIZONA) - CompTIA and Maher & Maher, partners in a new national Apprenticeship Initiative designed to diversify and expand the technology workforce across America, have announced ARIZONA@WORK and the Arizona Department of Economic Security have joined the skills and career building effort. ARIZONA@WORK provides no-cost services to help more»

Newsroom Staffers At The Atlantic Announce Formation Of A Union, Win Voluntary Recognition

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Journalists at The Atlantic have announced the formation of a Union, reporting that 80% of Staff Writers, Copy Editors, Fact Checkers, Staff Editors, Art Directors, Engineers and Producers at the magazine and on-line platform had signed cards indicating support for The Atlantic Union. They will become part of the NewsGuild of New York and more»

Following 50 Years Of Construction, New York City’s Giant Water Tunnel Begins Work On Its Final Shafts - ‘Union Sandhogs Go Underground To Carve Out’ The Tunnel’s Various Sections

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Out on the industrial back streets of Queens sit two dusty, gravel-covered lots. Hemmed in by auto-body shops, graffiti-covered walls and barbed wire fences, one houses an abandoned trailer and a collection of car doors, while the other is home to three feral cats: Rosie, Blackie and Angel. Here is where the final phase of a 50-year long more»

California City ‘Becomes First In Nation To Use American Rescue Plan Funds For Grocery Worker COVID Pay’ - UFCW Applauds Oxnard City Council, Calls On Local Leaders Nationwide ‘To Support Similar Measures’ For Front Line Workers

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 in National Labor News
(OXNARD, CALIFORNIA) - The Oxnard, California City Council will allocate $2.5 million of its American Rescue Plan funds for Essential-Worker COVID Premium Pay for Retail Grocery and Pharmacy Workers, becoming the first city in the Nation to use the government funds to support those Workers who have served their community on the frontlines of the pandemic more»

Labor Perspective From AFGE National President Everett Kelley: ‘Strong’ Unions ‘Make For Better’ Workplaces - Biden Is ‘Doing More To Strengthen Worker Rights Inside The Federal Government Than Any President In A Generation’

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Progressive Editor’s Note: Everett Kelley serves as National President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which is the largest Union representing Federal and D.C. government Employees. President Joe Biden is moving swiftly and decisively to protect and expand Union Rights for Federal Employees, following years of more»

In The Wake Of Three Recent Construction Worker Deaths In Separate Work-Related Incidents, New York City Will Conduct ‘Zero Tolerance’ Sweeps At Construction Sites

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - The New York City Buildings Department (DOB) will conduct zero tolerance sweeps across the five boroughs to ensure safety for both Workers and the public at construction sites, the agency announced this week. While performing the sweeps, DOB Inspectors will issue enforcement actions, including shutting down sites, if they more»

“Where Do You Go When You Don’t Have Health Care? You Pray.” - The Chair Of NYSNA’s Single Payer Committee ‘Helps Lead The Drive’ For The NY Health Act

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Marva Wade (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of The Manhattan Times) is a 75-year-old retired Nurse, originally from Roanoke, Virginia, who spent nearly a half century on the job before retiring just a few years ago - but now, Wade is anything but uninvolved. As a member of the New York State Nursing Association’s (NYSNA) Board of more»

‘Take This Job And Shove It’ - American Workers ‘Quit At Record Levels’ With Nearly Four Million People Walking Away From Their Jobs In April

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in National Labor News
More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs, making it even harder for companies to fill a record number of job openings. Almost four million people quit their jobs in April, according to Federal Government figures - that’s nearly double the number of people who quit one year earlier. The percentage of people quitting their jobs, meanwhile, more»

Reflecting On Organized Labor's ‘Efforts To Defend’ Democracy

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
LaborNotes.org Editor’s Note: The following was signed by these Labor Leaders & Activists: Ed Bruno, Southern Workers Assembly; Gene Bruskin, National Writers Union; Michael Eisenscher; Peralta Federation of Teachers/American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1603, retired; Jonah Furman, former National Labor Organizer, Bernie 2020; Norine more»

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Opens New Apprentice Training School In Central Pennsylvania

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DUNCANSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA) – Do you have dreams of being a Carpenter? Even if you don’t have any experience in the field, those behind a new program say you can become an expert within a year. It’s called the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Central Pennsylvania’s facility is in Duncansville. It’s more»

AFA-CWA & Norse Atlantic Airways ‘Agree To Groundbreaking Pre-Hire’ Agreement For U.S.-Based Flight Attendant Jobs

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Norse Atlantic Airways have agreed to a groundbreaking Pre-Hire Agreement for U.S.-based Flight Attendant jobs at the new low-cost, long-haul start up airline. Norse expects to create a minimum of 700 Flight Attendant jobs in the U.S. The full contract, subject to more»

A Plan To ‘Tame’ Labor Unions For Uber &Lyft ‘Has Been Scrapped’ In New York State - Bill ‘Would Have Given’ Gig Workers ‘Limited’ Collective Bargaining Rights ‘Without’ A Minimum Wage

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The latest push by ride hail companies Uber and Lyft to rewrite regulations in their favor finally fell apart in New York this week, Bloomberg reports. In the year since writing Proposition 22 in California and successfully spending over $200 million to pass the ballot measure’s exemptions from State Labor Laws, gig companies more»