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Labor 2020: ‘The Time to Take a Stand Has Arrived’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. The election of 2020 is quickly approaching. Many more»

San Francisco Cannabis Store Workers ‘Reap The Results Of Going Union’ With The UFCW – New Contract Features Salary Increases Of $3-An-Hour, Employer-Provided Health Insurance & An Employer-Sponsored Retirement Savings Account

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) scored another victory in the legal marijuana market when Workers employed at a San Francisco retail store voted in favor of a UFCW-negotiated contract. According to the Union, Workers at Stiiizy-Mission - located in the heart of San Francisco and operated by the Shryne Group, more»

‘How A Google Search Led To A Better Career In The Union Electrical Industry’ - Emma Williams’ Story

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - In the years after graduating from Chicago’s Lane Tech High School, Emma Williams was at loose ends and unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. By age 21 she was working in retail as a Cashier, but not making enough money to live comfortably and very much uninterested in spending the rest of the working years of her life more»

Just In Case Your Missed This: Trump’s NLRB ‘Gives Employers More Rights’ When It Comes To Wearing Union Stickers & Buttons At Work

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Just in case you missed it, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several rulings several months ago to further weaken Workers' voices on the job, including in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 146, where the NLRB gave employers the ability to limit Union buttons and stickers on the job. At Wal-Mart, the company more»

New Union Offers Subscription-Based Benefits To Central Pennsylvania Restaurant Workers

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - A newly-founded, Harrisburg-based Labor Union is offering Central Pennsylvania Restaurant Workers, who are independent of a Union, a weekly subscription service that includes among its benefits limited health and retirement services. A detailed rundown of the benefits can be found at: more»

Organized Labor Fights Uber & Lyft’s Prop 22 In The State Of California - Union Members See ‘Tech-Funded Initiative As A Direct Attack On The Working Class’

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Janitors, Housekeeping Staff, Food Concessionaires and waiters shouted above the din of honking horns as they demanded better pay and benefits, decried discrimination in the workplace, and urged voters to reject Proposition 22. Those who have never been represented by a Union (currently only about 10% of American Workers are) more»

Unions Are Now Talking About A General Strike ‘Of All Working People’ Should Trump ‘Not Hand Over Power Peacefully If He Loses’ The Presidential Election In November

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
“Therefore, be it finally resolved that the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO calls on the National AFL-CIO, all of its affiliate Unions, and all other Labor Organizations in the United States of America to prepare for and enact a General Strike of all Working People, if necessary, to ensure a Constitutionally mandated peaceful transition of power as a more»

Unions Go To Court Over Trump’s ‘Failure To Provide’ COVID Protection For Front Line Workers

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Labor Unions and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government over its failure to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Essential Workers. The Unions include the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), the National AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), more»

Emergency Medical Technicians’ Unions ‘Alarmed By Five Members From Same Station’ Getting Coronavirus

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Confirmation that five members from the same Emergency Medical Service Station in Astoria, Queens have been diagnosed with COVID-19 has their Unions concerned it’s a harbinger of a second wave of the virus. A spokesman for the Fire Department confirmed that they had been placed on medical leave from Station 49, but denied that there more»

She Was A Farm Worker, Her Grandson Is A Lyft Driver & ‘A Fight For Workers' Rights Unites Them’

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - More than 40 years ago, Maria Cardona laid her livelihood on the line to demand change in the hot central California fields where she picked grapes and other produce for $1.75 per hour. Cardona, now 80 years old, was tired of how Farm Workers like her were treated - the low wages, the back-breaking labor, the days without access to more»

NLRB Rules Kumho Tire Broke The Law By Illegally Suppressing A 2017 United Steelworkers Organizing Drive In Macon, Georgia

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the Korean Multi-National Tire Manufacturer illegally suppressed a United Steelworkers (USW) 2017 Organizing Drive in Macon, Georgia. The NLRB upheld a ruling that Kumho Tire illegally threatened and coerced Workers to discourage them from joining the USW during a 2017 more»

New Study Shows Unions ‘Increase Political Power For The Poor And Working People’

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA) - It's generally assumed politicians are more responsive to their well-heeled and wealthy constituents than they are to the poor and the Working Class, but a new study shows how Unions can shift that balance. “This research ‘shows yet again that Unions aren't just good for their Members, they're good for all Working more»

Union Ironworkers ‘Call Out’ Long Island Hospital ‘For Hiring Company With A History Of Wage Theft’

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK) - Under the rubbery scowl of Scabby the Rat, about 100 Union Ironworkers protested outside Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital last week, demanding the hospital stop using a Brooklyn subcontractor with a history of cheating Workers to build the steel framework for its new utility plant. The hospital is using $158 million in Federal more»

SEIU-Represented New Jersey Property Workers ‘Hit The Streets Over Unresolved’ Hazard Pay & Paid Sick Leave

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY) - As multi-family owners and residents around the country ask what they can do for their Property Workers while the world enters its second half of a year in the grips of the coronavirus crisis, Building Staff employed by Parsippany-based Planned Companies went on strike last month to demand an end to what they claim are more»

“I Think We’re ‘Starting To Pick Up Momentum’” - Unions ‘Scramble To Gain Traction’ In Non-Union Cannabis

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Although there are more legal Cannabis Workers in the U.S. than ever before, Labor Union Leaders acknowledge they still face an uphill battle - with both employers and Employees - in gaining traction in the growing industry. Increasingly, however, Workers in states with legal REC and MED markets are turning to Labor Unions to procure workplace more»

New Youth Apprenticeship Program Launched In Idaho

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(IDHAO FALLS, IDAHO) - Idaho now has a Youth Apprenticeship Program connecting young people to education and training through a nearly $2.5 million grant fully funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The purpose of the program, administered by Idaho Business for Education, is to help students gain skills and meet the demand for Skilled Labor throughout more»

Broken Promises: How Trump Betrayed Ohio’s Autoworkers - Trump Made A Pledge To The Workers Of The Lordstown Plant That He Could Save Their Jobs & Their City, Instead, The Massive Auto Plant Shuttered & 4,500 Were Left Unemployed

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in National Labor News
(LORDSTOWN, OHIO) - Dan Aurilio’s seven-year-old son, Landon, is home from school. He hits a plastic ball with a plastic bat and looks across his Fort Wayne, Indiana, cul-de-sac toward the house across the street. “His one friend in the neighborhood lives there,” says Aurilio, a proud Italian-American son of Youngstown, Ohio. A minute more»

“The Response To This Health Crisis ‘Was Chaotic At Best And Life-Threatening At Worst’” - AFSCME-Represented Public Workers Says Senate’s ‘Priority Should Be On Funding Front-Line Workers, Not Fast-Tracking Anti-Worker Judge’

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On a press call last week, Chris Mabe, an American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Vice President and President of Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA) Local 11, shared harrowing stories of OCSEA Members serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic without adequate Personal Protective more»

‘Few Have Experienced Its Human Toll In Quite The Same Way’ - As The Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Ravaged’ The New York City Region, This CSEA-Represented Morgue Worker In Nassau County ‘Refused To Quit’

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK) - There are parts of Mike Vikara’s job that he can’t talk about with just anyone and it’s not because he’s a Government Employee with top secret clearance or a mathematical physicist who deals with concepts few would understand. It’s because he works in a morgue. Vikara (pictured below) is a Forensic more»

New York State Nursing Home Workers ‘Put In Tough Spot After Lengthy Stay On Unemployment’ During Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - The Coronavirus Pandemic has crippled the economy and working eligible Labor forces across the Nation, especially in New York State, which has accrued a 12.9% unemployment rate statewide according to the state’s Department of Labor latest report from August. Bill Corino is just one of thousands of New Yorkers who are more»

Need Any More Proof? New Report Shows Prevailing Wage Repeal In The State Of Wisconsin ‘Yielded Lost Construction Jobs & Lower Wages’

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - A new report from the Midwest Policy Economic Institute and Colorado State University Pueblo shows Wisconsin's 2017 repeal of its Prevailing Wage Laws has failed to produce the promised cost savings for public transportation projects and has led to lower construction Worker pay, diminished apprenticeship programs and a reduction more»

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Chronicles Battles, Victories & Voting

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “The first Latino or Latina President ‘has already been born,’” said Domingo Garcia, the President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), at the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Hispanic Heritage Month virtual event. “But we’ve got to more»

The Rochester Labor Council Calls for ‘Country-Wide’ General Strike ‘If’ Trump Steals The Presidential Election

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - The 70,000-Member Rochester AFL-CIO Central Labor Council has become the first regional AFL-CIO body in the United States to call for a General Strike if Republican President Donald Trump does not respect the outcome of this year’s election. “Therefore, now be it resolved that the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO, more»

Why Unionize In A Pandemic? Twin Cities Workers Explain The ‘Renewed Wave’ Of Union Organizing

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - As businesses gradually re-opened amid loosened COVID-19 restrictions in the State of Minnesota, a growing number of restaurants and service workplaces in recent months have launched public campaigns to Unionize, marking a renewed wave of Organized Labor in the Twin Cities. A series of firsts has been established: In more»

More Funding Made Available For Union Ironworkers Apprenticeships In Pennsylvania

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Ironworkers Local 404 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will be getting a boost thanks to additional funding provided by the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Apprenticeship Grant Program. Administered by the JATC, the Iron Workers Local 4040 program is a three-year program more»

“It’s A ‘Good Example Of Organized Labor Giving Back, Above And Beyond - It Sets The Tone’” - IBEW Local 237 & Its NECA Contractors Jointly Make A $13,000 Donation To The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s Annual Fundraising Campaign

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 and its National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Union Contractors jointly made a $13,000 donation this week to the United Way of Greater Niagara’s annual Fundraising Campaign, the first by Organized Labor to publicly do so. Pictured more»

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson: Fighting To ‘Put Workers First’

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When the Coronavirus Pandemic started to wreak havoc on the aviation industry, Sara Nelson knew her Union needed to move fast to get ahead of the crisis. Nelson heads the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA), the largest Flight Attendant Union in the United States, with 50,000 Members spread more»

‘Looking Out’ For Our Union Brothers & Sisters: Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters ‘Forms Committee To Help Prevent’ Worker Suicides

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC), a 55,000-member Labor Union based in Los Angeles, has announced the formation of the Brotherhood Outreach for Strength and Support (BOSS) Committee - whose focus is to break the stigma of mental health in the construction industry. According to the Center for Disease Control more»

Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers Local 9305 Member Mike Sabat III: ‘Here’s Why’ Union Members ‘Are Supporting’ Joe Biden For President - ‘It’s Because American Workers Simply Cannot Afford Another Four Years Of Trump’

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
When Tenaris idled its Beaver County, Pennsylvania pipe-making plant and laid me off this Spring, I walked out the door with a lifeline - six months of employer-paid health insurance that enabled me to keep providing for my family. The owners of Tenaris didn’t provide this crucial health care coverage to my Co-Workers and me out of the kindness of more»

New York City Matches New York State’s Sick Leave Requirements & Adds More

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City recently amended its Earned Safe and Sick Time Act to match New York State’s recent changes to the Labor Law requiring all employers to Provide Sick Leave to Employees (For more, read: Empire State Requires All Employers to Provide Sick Leave; Act Now! Changes to New York Sick Leave Are Here). New York City’s Act more»

Unions ‘Predict A Great Awakening’ During A Biden Presidency – As Biden Would Institute "The Most Significant Pro-Labor, Pro-Worker Administration In A Long, Long, Long Time," One Labor Leader Predicts

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in National Labor News
Labor Leaders are eyeing a Joe Biden victory in November as the start of a Union revival, one with the potential to undo decades of policies that have diminished Union influence, undermined the right to organize and exacerbated income inequality. And they’re planning on playing a central role. “It’s clear to me ‘it’s going more»

‘Can You Imagine Trying To Live, Or Feed Your Family On $5 A Week?’ ‘How About $10 Or $15, Or $25?’ ‘That’s What It’s Looking Like’ As Republicans ‘Refuse To Back’ A Rescue Package For Thousands Who Are Jobless

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Can you imagine trying to live, or feed your family on five bucks a week? How about $10, or $15 or $25? Tens of thousands of jobless Workers could face that fate in December unless Republican President Donald Trump gets a bill for and signs into law $600 in Federal Jobless Benefits for Workers who don’t qualify for State more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Awards More Than $22 Million To Industry Intermediaries To Support Continued Apprenticeship Expansion & Opportunity

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) recently awarded $22 million in contract investments to 12 Industry Intermediaries to continue USDOL’s efforts to expand the number of Apprenticeship opportunities in growing sectors across the country. This effort will further Registered Apprenticeship expansion strategies in high more»

Honeywell Independent Union Workers Vote To Become Boilermakers

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(GENEVA, OHIO) - In an overwhelmingly affirmative decision, Honeywell Workers in Geneva, Ohio - who belonged to an Independent Union, have voted to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. The 212 new Boilermakers were formerly part of the Perfection Employees Independent Union. “The Workers there ‘were looking to more»

Municipal Workers & Their Unions Find Themselves ‘In The Crosshairs’ With New York City's Economic Future ‘In Doubt’ – The Questions Is: ‘Can Those Unions Stop the Cuts?’

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The COVID-19 Pandemic has killed nearly 25,000 New York City residents, but while the worst of the public health crisis may have passed, its dire toll has triggered a second crisis. Shutting down huge swaths of the economy was necessary to save lives, but the deep freeze on economic activity has plunged the city into its worst fiscal more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: NewsGuild of New York Members at The New Yorker ‘Win Just Cause With No’ Exceptions

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After a marathon bargaining session, NewsGuild of New York Members of The New Yorker reached a tentative agreement on Just Cause for the Union’s first contract. Members achieved true Just Cause without an editorial exception - a loophole that Condé Nast and other media companies have been using in an attempt to undermine a more»

‘Just In Case You Missed This:’ Trump's NLRB ‘Bans Bargaining’ For COVID-19 Safety As The Board ‘Takes Away Union Rights To Negotiate Safety Or Closures’

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19 - the first guidance the NLRB has given since the Coronavirus Pandemic started in March. In a series of five memos to its Regional Directors, the NLRB instructed them to dismiss various cases regarding COVID-19 related charges against more»

A Steelworker ‘Makes The Case’ – The November Election ‘Is About Revitalizing Unions & Protecting Retirement’

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in National Labor News
Here’s why I am very enthusiastically supporting - along with my Union, the United Steelworkers (USW), our Retiree Organization SOAR, ARA, our entire Labor Movement, and wide sections of our people - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of our Nation and urge all to do likewise. Republican President Donald Trump is attacking more»

Orleans-Niagara BOCES Teachers’ Association Sues O/N BOCES Over Covid-19 Health & Safety Issues - Teachers Union Lawsuit Seeks Court Order To Force BOCES To Follow Its Own Reopening Plan, Guidance From Public Health Officials

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MEDINA, NEW YORK) - The Orleans-Niagara BOCES Teachers’ Association (BOCESTA) has filed a lawsuit against Orleans/Niagara BOCES (O/N BOCES) and Superintendent Clark Godshall, calling for a court to mandate that O/N BOCES adhere to and enforce provisions in its own reopening plan intended to protect the health and safety of students and Staff. more»

Nearly 97,000 Workers Impacted By Decision To Keep Broadway Dark Through June 2021 - Actors’ Equity Says Federal Government ‘Must Act’ On Health Insurance Subsidies, Renewed Unemployment Benefits & Arts Funding

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - With a possible second wave of COVID-19 cases on the horizon as the result of new hotspots of the Coronavirus emerging throughout New York City, The Broadway League announced theater performances are expected to remain postponed until June 2021. “With nearly (97,000) Workers ‘who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an more»

Death On The Job: The Toll Of Neglect, 2020

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - This 2020 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect marks the 29th year the National AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s Workers. This report features national and state information on workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses, the number and frequency of workplace more»

Biden ‘Promises’ Cash Infusion, ‘End Of Pre-Funding Mandate’ For The United States Postal Service & Says He Would ‘Never Privatize’ The Postal Service

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is vowing to work with Congress to boost funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) if he is elected President and to eliminate its long-standing requirement to pre-fund health care benefits for future Retirees. The Democratic nominee for President condemned Republican President Trump’s Donald more»

New York City Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York is launching an effort to coordinate the work of four groups that recruit Apprentices from the city’s poorer neighborhoods and among Women, Veterans and Black and Latino residents. The announced Apprenticeship Readiness Collective will formally bring those different more»

The ‘Future Of The Labor Movement’ - Non-Profit Employees & Other Young Professionals

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Katie Barrows serves as Vice President of Communications for the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 70. She can be reached by e-mail at kbarrows@npeu.org. I’ve grown to despise the term “Millennial,” mostly more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Brooklyn Friends School ‘Drops Effort To Disband’ Union Following Teachers' Strike

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After striking Faculty and Staff caused the Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) to close for three days last week, the administration at the Quaker private school finally ceded to the BFS Union’s demands Wednesday evening (October 8th). Students were back in school the following day, on Thursday. Head of School Crissy Cáceres and more»

CSEA Endorses Joe Biden For President

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) President Mary Sullivan has announced the 300,000-Member New York State Public Employees Union has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for President. “Joe Biden clearly aligns with the majority of issues that concern our Union and impacts Union Members, and we’re going to do more»

Mississippi Shipbuilder Halter Marine Partners With Community College To Launch Apprenticeship Program

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI) - Pascagoula, Mississippi Shipbuilder Halter Marine is creating jobs - and, through a partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), training the Apprentices who will fill them. The Apprenticeship Program is designed in three components: On-the-job training; Classroom training; and a progressive wage increase more»

127 Encore Boston Harbor Casino Technical & Maintenance Workers ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Join IBEW Local 103

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has announced127 Technical and Maintenance Workers at the Encore Boston Harbor Casino have voted to Unionize with the Local, which will begin the process of negotiating with management for a Labor Contract. The Casino Employees include Technicians – who more»

New York City’s Workforce In The Face Of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York State should enact a law giving Workers a voice in setting Contagious-Disease Safety Standards for their industries, several City Unions urged at a rally in Greenwich Village earlier this week (on Wednesday, October 7th). “Who are the experts when it comes to safety in the workplace? ‘The workers,’” more»

Trump Administration Plan ‘Would Cut Pay For Essential’ Farm Workers - U.S. Agriculture Department’s Decision To ‘Suspend’ A Farm Labor Survey ‘Could Lead To Lower’ Minimum Wages In The Fields

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Low-Wage Farm Workers who’ve put food on America’s dinner tables throughout the coronavirus Pandemic could soon see a pay cut courtesy of the Trump Administration as the U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving to phase out a quarterly survey that helps determine wage rates on farms that use the H-2A Guest Worker more»