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‘Cereal Killers’ - How 80-Hour Weeks & A ‘Caste System Pushed’ Kellogg's Workers To Strike – ‘After Decades On The Losing End,’ Company Workers ‘Are Demanding A Better Deal, But The Cereal Giant Has Other Plans’

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in National Labor News
(OMAHA, NEBRASKA) - The shelves at the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ (BCTGM) International Union Local 50 are lined with boxes of Kellogg’s products that generations of Union-represented Employees have packed over the past century. A Froot Loops box commemorating the 2012 Olympics sits next to Special K Plus, a more»

Postal Unions Take A ‘Wait-And-See Stand’ On President Biden’s New Postal Board Nominees & The ‘Final Fate’ Of Postmaster/Republican Donor Louis DeJoy

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Nation’s two big Postal Unions, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), are taking a wait-and-see attitude on Democratic President Joe Biden’s two nominees for seats on the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors. And nominees Democrat Dan more»

‘In-House Work’ Performed By CSEA Madison County Blue Collar Unit Members ‘Saves The County And Taxpayers’ Money

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in New York State Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Becker, center, visits with County Highway Department Crew Members, represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), to thank them for their hard work during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (EATON, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association more»

Tennessee Apprenticeship Program Offers ‘Fresh Start’ For The Previously Incarcerated

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF TENNESSEE) - Individuals released from the Tennessee Department of Correction can find an opportunity for a fresh start through the State’s Apprentice Program. Dozens of individuals have taken steps toward a career as Commercial Drivers through an innovative partnership between the state, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at more»

30 Things President Biden’s ‘Done To Help Workers’ - From Legislation To Executive Actions & Appointments, Biden’s ‘Getting Things Done For Unions’

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A little over a year ago, Democrat President Joe Biden won a stunning election victory, beating Republican President Donald Trump and making him the first President to lose re-election in 28 years – and at the time, President Biden said that he would be the Most Pro-Union President in the history of the country. With the end of more»

Labor Union Coalition - SEIU, The Teamsters, The CWA & The United Farmworkers, ‘Urges’ The Federal Trade Commission To ‘Reject’ Amazon’s $8.5 Billion MGM Deal

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in National Labor News
A group of four major Labor Unions, representing almost four million Workers, is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Amazon’s proposed acquisition of MGM. In a 12-page letter sent to the FTC, the Unions’ Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) argued Amazon’s $8.45 billion takeover of MGM should be blocked to prevent Amazon from more»

Amazon Warehouse Workers ‘Get To Re-Do’ Their Union Vote In Alabama

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama are getting a new vote on whether to form the company's first Unionized warehouse in the United States. A U.S. Labor Board Official is ordering a re-vote after an agency review found Amazon improperly pressured Warehouse Staff to vote against joining a Union, tainting the original election enough to more»

A Labor Perspective From Labor Notes Editor Alexandra Bradbury: This Year ‘I’m Thankful for the Revolt Against’ Two-Tier Hiring Practices

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
It’s inspiring to see Union Members in revolt against two-tier at the Farm Equipment Maker John Deere, the Hospital Chain Kaiser Permanente, the Cereal Maker Kellogg’s, and the Parcel Giant UPS. Two-tier isn’t just an unfair idea - it’s also a Union-killer. In case your employer hasn’t acquainted you with this repugnant more»

Know Your Workplace Rights This Holiday Season

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Tis the season for family and friends to gather, travel and exchange gifts. While joyful, this season can also be stressful financially for Workers and their families and we all must stay vigilant about Workers’ Rights. During the holidays - and every day, employers should ensure that they are treating Workers with dignity and respect. more»

West Hollywood ‘Okays The Highest Minimum Wage In The Country For Some Workers’ - $17.64 An Hour

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in National Labor News
(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - In a bold but polarizing move, the West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a minimum wage hike that will boost pay for Hourly Employees of hotels, restaurants and other businesses as soon as January. The decision, which came at the end of a meeting that that occurred earlier this month, will bring some of the more»

Retail ‘Won't Tackle The Labor Shortage Until It Reverses Decades Of Worker Neglect And Becomes A Viable, Long-Term Career Again’

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
After 15 months of working in a pandemic, Michael quit his job as an Associate at a furniture store in Arkansas in May 2021. He'd reached breaking point. Long shifts hauling furniture around the store, unpleasant customers, inconsistent scheduling that made his home life hard, and a rat infestation that wasn't addressed for months in the store had taken more»

Read What Apprentices At IBEW Local 26 In Washington, D.C. Have To Say About Their Union Apprenticeships

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There is no ideal Apprenticeship candidate, only one who is willing to learn. Each applicate comes to the program with their own unique perspective and the journey for each one is equally unique. So, what do they all have in common? For a variety of reasons - be it the pay, benefits, consistent schedule or the opportunity to learn more»

“The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Shone A Spotlight On The Need For Unions” - Northbrook, Illinois School District Teachers ‘Begin Organizing One Of The State’s Remaining Non-Union’ Public School Districts

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS) - Educators at one the State of Illinois’s few remaining Non-Union Public School Districts have begun a Union Organizing Campaign with the hope of joining one of the state’s largest Teachers Unions. A majority of Teachers and Certified Staff at suburban Northbrook School District 28 have filed cards with the Illinois more»

NYSNA-Represented Nurses ‘Warn Of Danger To Their Patients’ At New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Because Of Understaffing

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(CORTLAND MANOR, NEW YORK) - Nurses at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital (NYP-HVH) held an informational picket in front of the hospital just before Thanksgiving to draw attention to conditions at the facility. The Nurses, represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), say their patients are at risk due to understaffing. Joined more»

Scranton, Pennsylvania Teachers End Strike, Ratify Newly-Negotiated Contract

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in National Labor News
(SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Scranton School District and Scranton Federation of Teachers’ 12-day Strike is officially over as Teachers not only came to a new contract agreement, but have voted to accept the deal. Students will return to class on Monday (November 29th) for the first time since November 2nd after the Union and District Negotiators more»

The Union-Backed AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Is Funding Housing Projects Throughout The Twin Cities

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - At University and Fairview Avenues in St. Paul, developers behind the Morrow Apartments - a two-building, 243-unit affordable housing complex - were able to get construction off the ground at the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic by borrowing nearly $80 million from an AFL-CIO Pension Fund that has favored Minnesota for more»

After A Major Strike At Catholic Health & New Contract Negotiations Approaching, The Kaleida Health System Announces ‘A New Policy On The Size Of & Wearing Of Union Pins’ As Its Workforces Struggles To Provide Care

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Just a couple of days before Thanksgiving, the Kaleida Health System Administration and the Unions representing its workforce - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), met for their bi-weekly oversight more»

Labor Peace Bill For Shops, Restaurants In City-Aided Projects ‘Sails Through’ New York City Council

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed a Bill just before Thanksgiving to require restaurants and shops in future city-aided developments to sign Labor-Peace Agreements with Unions seeking to represent their Workers. Sponsored by Speaker Corey Johnson, the measure ordains employers agree not to interfere with Union Organizing more»

The New York Hotel And Gaming Trades Council ‘Works With’ Governor Hochul To Secure $2,750 Checks For Unemployed Hotel Workers & Millions For New Tourism Initiatives

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Since March 2020, The New York Hotel and Gaming Trades Council (HTC) has single-mindedly fought to get as many of its Members as possible back to work and to get financial relief for those who nonetheless remain laid off. Now, the HTC has secured $2,750 in additional relief for its laid off Members and millions of dollars in new more»

‘Historic’ Union Election ‘Looming’ At The Art Institute Of Chicago

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – More than 600 Workers who employed at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) took a big step toward forming their Union earlier this month when they filed representation petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago. The filing will trigger a Union Election in the more»

Labor Perspective From Building And Construction Trades Council Of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera: Apprenticeship Programs ‘Are Vital To Building New York Back Better’

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
With the Federal Infrastructure Bill now law, New York is primed to receive more than $100 billion in direct investment in public works projects across the state, inclusive of upgrades to mass transit systems, roads, highways and bridges and other essential and critical elements of New York’s future. The diverse array of infrastructure projects soon more»

‘Strikegiving’ Update: Nurses, Mental Health Therapists & Other Kaiser Permanente Health Workers Strike To Support Stationary Engineers

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Over 60,000 Members of other Unions representing Kaiser Permanente Workers throughout Northern California held strikes last week in solidarity with Members of Stationary Engineers Local 39, who’ve been walking picket lines since their contract expired in mid-September. More than 40,000 Workers belonging to Service Employees more»

“Putting Bounties On The Heads Of Teachers Is Offensive And Chilling In Any Context” - The American Federation Of Teachers ‘Hits Right-Wing Bounty Offer Targeting’ New Hampshire Teachers

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Right-Wing Group’s offer of a $500 bounty for turning in New Hampshire Teachers who instruct students about racism and sexism, and especially Critical Race Theory, has angered the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and upset the state’s School Administrators affiliate too. The controversy in The Granite State has more»

Starbucks ‘Launches Aggressive Anti-Union Effort’ As Upstate New York Stores Organize - Management ‘Urges’ Baristas ‘To Reject The Union At Mandatory Listening Sessions & Shuts Stores Holding Drives’

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Will Westlake, a Starbucks Barista in Hamburg, New York – just outside Buffalo, whose store recently filed for a Union Election, was told by a manager he could attend an earlier mandatory Anti-Union meeting in early November because he was scheduled to work early the next day. The meeting was in a nearby hotel and when Westlake more»

"They Look Around And See Who Is Doing Something And They See The Labor Movement" - Here's Why Gen Z Is Unionizing

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Even among the generally youthful demographic of Starbucks Workers Unionizing in Buffalo, New York, 17-year-old Maya Panos is younger than most. In her short stint as a member of the labor market, the high school senior says she lost economic stability - Panos was laid off from her first job as a Hostess due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. "It was just a more»

‘You Don't Have To Go To College To Get A Good Job’ - Here’s 10 ‘Growing Careers That Train New Workers On-The-Job With Apprenticeships’

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
There are 15 occupations listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) where their typical on-the-job training is an Apprenticeship. Here are the 10 of those that are projected to grow over 10 years: Carpenters: Employment is projected to increase 2.1% from 2020 to 2030. Projected change in employment from 2020 to 2030: 20,100. Median annual wage in more»

Labor Perspective From American Labor Studies Center Secretary-Treasurer Paul F. Cole: Union Organizing ‘Is A Human Right And A Moral Imperative’

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Paul F. Cole (Pictured Above/WMAC-TV Photo) is Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center, Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the New York State AFL-CIO and a former Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Recently, there has been a resurgence of Workers to form Unions and gain the more»

NYS Attorney General Letitia James Hires 1199 SEIU Political Director Gabby Seay To Lead Gubernatorial Campaign

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James is turning to the Political Director of a key Labor Union to lead her campaign for governor. James has announced 1199 Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Gabby Seay will become Campaign Manager, giving her a connection to one of the state's most politically active more»

Sean O’Brien Elected New Teamsters’ National Boss

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in National Labor News
The head of a Boston Local of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been elected the Union’s President, making him one of the most influential Labor Leaders in the Nation. The President of Boston Local 25, Sean O’Brien will now head the Union’s nearly 1.4 million Members for the next five years. He will assume the Union more»

President Biden Nominates New Chair For Postal Service Board, ‘Ousts’ DeJoy's Allies

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Biden has announced the nomination of two new members to the Postal Service Board of Governors, including a new chairman, which could spell the end of Louis DeJoy's controversial tenure as Postmaster General. Biden nominated Daniel Tangherlini, a Democrat, to replace Board Chair Ron Bloom, whose term is expiring. Bloom is more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: For The 25th Consecutive Year, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donates Thanksgiving Day Meals To More Than 200 Local Families

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Thousands of dollars in food and gift certificates that have been donated by Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Members will be distributed today (Tuesday, November 23rd) to more than 200 needy families throughout the Buffalo area through several charitable and non-profit groups in an effort to “make sure those families enjoy a more»

UUP Launches Second Year Of Statewide “NY Heals” Campaign To Drive Reinvestment In SUNY - Legislative Priorities Include Equitable Health Care Access & Substantial Investment In SUNY As Key Educational & Economic Driver For New York State

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, has introduced its NY HEALS 2022 legislative agenda at a hearing of the State Senate Committee on Higher Education. In his testimony before the committee, UUP President Frederick Kowal called on lawmakers to act on a forward-looking and long-overdue more»

#TakeItBack Campaign ‘Holds Big Money Financiers Accountable For Abuses’ In Construction Industry

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Union Coalition of Bricklayers, Carpenters, Laborers and Cement and Concrete Workers formed to fight back against New York City’s increasingly Anti-Worker Construction Industry continues to hold some of the biggest players on the scene to account. Members of the #TakeItBack campaign stand united against Big Money interests more»

POLITICO, E&E Staffers Win Union Recognition

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Staffers of POLITICO and E&E News have won voluntary recognition of their Union, the PEN Guild, just 10 days after they announced they were Unionizing. Staffers praised “the good faith negotiations” that led to the agreement and said they “look forward to continuing that spirit in contract talks.” Management reached out the more»

A Labor Perspective From IBEW Electrical Apprentice Shannon Tymosko, Aka ‘Lady Voltz ⚡’ - “You’d Be Surprised How Fast The Years Fly By. My Challenges As An Apprentice And How They’ve Benefited My Learning Experience”

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Apprentice Shannon Tymosko is also a Skilled Trades Advocate and Ambassador, as well as an Industry Speaker. Her nickname is Lady Voltz ⚡. As I come to the end of my second year of Apprenticeship, I find myself reflecting on the last two years and wondering more»

Labor Perspective From IBEW Local 3 Business Manager & International Executive Council Chairman Chris Erikson: "We Are In Trouble" - Would You Trade A Good Union Job For A Wall And Right-To-Work?

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in National Labor News
When our Union Members are more concerned about the fact that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election than doing what is necessary to protect the benefits they have as Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3, we are in trouble. National “Right-To-Work” was on the top of Trump’s to-do list. There were over 81 more»

“A Shocking Amount Of Young Workers Think Unions Are Illegal And Don’t Know Their Rights. The Union-Busting Industry Takes Advantage Of People’s Lack Of Knowledge.” - New Union-Busting Tracker Debuts On-Line

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(HELENA, MONTANA) - On November 6th, a group of volunteers launched a Web page called the Union-Busting Tracker to post examples of Union-Busting. Eleven days later, they’d listed 180 separate cases, naming the employers and the Union-Busting Outfits they’d hired. The project is intended to “embolden” Workers, says Bob Funk, who more»

‘Wasn’t This Always The Answer?’ - Florida Restaurant Chain Says ‘Boosting’ Pay & ‘Offering Better’ Benefits Helped End Its Labor Shortage

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF FLORIDA) - Pollo Tropical, a Caribbean-food chain with 169 restaurants in Florida, says it's almost back to normal staffing levels after boosting pay, improving benefits, and giving sign-on bonuses to new Staff. This is despite the huge labor shortage affecting the industry: Restaurants across the U.S. are struggling to find Staff amid the more»

Where Was This During The Trump Administration? - President Biden Announces Plans For National Workplace Heat Standard

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - By the time next Summer rolls around there could be new measures in place to keep Workers safe from heat illness. In a statement announcing his administration's new efforts, President Joe Biden said: "Communities (with) over (100 million) people - one in three Americans - have been struck by extreme weather events in the last few more»

Building Back Better: Expanding Career Pathways For Women

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Women Workers have made significant contributions throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic and on behalf of the country’s continued economic recovery. Front Line Workers, the majority of them Women, have risked their lives serving the public. Working Moms have struggled to balance enormous full-time caregiving responsibilities, while more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Reports ‘Dangerous Increase’ Of COVID-19 Cases In Buffalo’s Public Schools

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is warning of “dangerous increases” in COVID-19 cases within the City of Buffalo’s Public School System. The BTF has sent correspondence to the Superintendent, Board of Education and Erie County Department of Health showing that in the Buffalo Public Schools: From September 3rd, more»

How About This! - “It’s All-Hands-On-Deck,” Macy’s Offers ‘Corporate’ Workers A ‘Valuable Opportunity’: ‘In-Store’ Shifts

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Macy’s is asking Corporate Employees to volunteer for shifts in its department stores on Black Friday and other busy holiday shopping days, during a time when the retail sector is struggling to fill more than one million job openings. Internal e-mails and a corporate memo reviewed by The Washington Post show Macy’s is more»

UAW-Represented John Deere Factory Workers Approve New Contract, ‘Ending Historic’ Strike - More Than 10,000 Walked Off The Job In Mid-October For The First Time Since 1986 ‘In A Sign Of How The Pandemic Has Sparked New’ Labor Militancy

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in National Labor News
United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Employees at Deere & Company, the giant manufacturer of farm and construction equipment, ended a month-long Strike on Wednesday (November 18th), which has come to symbolize a new era of Labor Militancy. The UAW said its 10,000 Members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract offer by a vote of 61% to 39%. more»

President Biden Visits Detroit GM’s Factory ZERO Plant To Discuss Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations, Supply Chains & The Creation Of “Good Paying Union Jobs”

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - President Joe Biden visited a General Motors (GM) Plant in Detroit on Wednesday afternoon (November 17th) to talk electric vehicle charging stations, supply chains and the creation of “good paying Union Jobs.” “The President will discuss how the bipartisan infrastructure deal delivers for the American People by more»

‘Burgers, Fries & Family Leave’ - Fast-Food Workers ‘Are Finally’ Unionizing

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at several locations of the Pacific Northwest Fast-Food Chain Burgerville reached a tentative agreement with the company, becoming the first Unionized Fast-Food Workers in the country to bargain a contract, a landmark victory in the fight to organize some of the most vulnerable Workers in the country. Burgerville and the Burgerville Workers Union, more»

Student Workers ‘Are Picking Labor Fights As A Path To Building Stronger’ Communities

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Campus Workers are on strike at Columbia University in New York City right now, their second this year, and the second largest current Strike in the country. Media outlets have paid renewed attention to Labor struggles in the past year, heralding a “Strike Wave,” a “Striketober” - and more recently: more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers Stage Protest In Manhattan Over Stalled Contract Negotiations With For-Profit Nursing Home Owners

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A rally was held in Manhattan Wednesday (November 17th) by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Nursing Home Workers, who gathered to publicly protest stalled contract negotiations with for-profit nursing home owners. They assembled at 42nd Street and Broadway and marched to their headquarters at 498 Seventh Ave in Midtown more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Caregivers In Buffalo & Rochester - Who’ve Been ‘Hit Hard’ By COVID‐19, Hold Informational Pickets To ‘Demand Safe’ Staffing Levels, ‘Better’ Wages & Healthcare Benefits

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – More than 100 Nursing Home Workers who’ve been hit hard during the COVID-19 Pandemic are fighting for fair wages, safe staffing and a Union Contract at two Western New York and Rochester area facilities that are owned or operated by The Grand Healthcare System and its CEO, Jeremy B. Strauss. Nursing Home Workers employed at more»

Missouri IBEW Local ‘Graduates First’ Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - Amanda Pratt recently became Kansas City, Missouri International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 53's first Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer, but she won't be the last - nor is she done taking on more roles. “To be the first Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer in my Union is a tremendous honor," Pratt said. "At first, more»

National AFL-CIO Poll Shows 74% Of Voters OK Strikes For Higher Pay & Benefits

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Some 74% of 1,294 likely voters, including 60% of Republicans, either approve or strongly approve of Workers forced to Strike for higher pay and better benefits, a poll the National AFL-CIO released says. The Data for Progress survey cited the recent forced Strikes by United Auto Workers (UAW) Members against John Deere and by Bakery, more»