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A Labor Perspective From Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse: ‘A New Generation Is Reviving Unions - The Old Guard Could Help’

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in National Labor News
Los Angeles Times Editor’s Note: Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse is now a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation. He the Author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. This is the most exciting - and promising - moment for the Nation’s Labor Movement in decades thanks to the more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Announces The Availability Of $10.5 Million In State Grant Funding To Support Mine Safety, Health Training & Education - Grants Support ‘Underserved’ Mines & Miners

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the availability of more than $10.5 million in Fiscal Year 2022 State Grant Funding to provide Federally-mandated training and retraining of Miners and Mine Operators working at surface and underground coal and metal and non-metal mines. Any State more»

1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers Ratify New Two‐Year Contract At The Anthony Jordan Health Care Center In Rochester, Includes Fully-Funded Health Insurance & A 4% Wage Increase, Brings Service Workers To $15 Per Hour

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 50 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Health Care Workers employed at the Anthony Jordan Health Care Center in Rochester have ratified a new two-year agreement following months of negotiations. The deal - which runs retroactively from January 1st, 2022 to December more»

“It’s About Time Labor Is Paid And Respected And That Labor Is Valued” - Uber & Lyft Drivers ‘Push’ New York City ‘To Raise Pay Rates Amid Inflation & Gas Price Surge’

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Uber and Lyft Drivers want New York City to raise their pay rates to keep up with soaring inflation and increased costs of gas. Drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance Union rallied outside City Hall as the city’s regulatory agency overseeing the for-hire vehicles and taxi cab industry, the Taxi and Limousine Commission, held more»

Tech Worker Activism ‘Presents Opportunities For Building Worker Power’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in National Labor News
In relative terms, U.S. Tech Worker Activism is booming. More than 80% of the workplace actions taken by Tech Workers in the past decade have occurred since 2019, according to a recent report from Collective Action in Tech, an organization that documents Worker Organizing efforts in the Tech Industry. In 2021 alone, Tech Workers engaged in nearly 70 more»

Williamsville Place Starbuck ‘Becomes The Next Buffalo Starbucks Store To Unionize’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) counted the ballots for the Williamsville Place store in Suburban Buffalo Monday (May 23rd), but due to Starbucks’ continued Union-Busting, the result of the Union Election is still unknown. Of the ballots counted, it was 6-to-3 for Unionization. However, even though 10 ballots more»

From The Hospitality & Catering Industry: Apprenticeships ‘Can Help Turn The Tide On Staff Retention Rates’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
HIT Training’s latest research shows how misconceptions around Apprenticeships could be impacting their potential to fix industry-wide Staff retention problems. Two-thirds of the Hospitality Operators and Caterers reading this will have experienced problems with Staff retention since 2020. Last year was very much categorized as the Great Resignation more»

United University Professions Statewide Executive Board ‘Passes Resolution Reasserting Unequivocal Support For’ Abortion Rights

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The United University Professions (UUP) Statewide Executive Board has passed a resolution passed that reasserts unequivocal support for Abortion Rights. The UUP Statewide Executive Board released the following statement: United University Professions reasserts its unequivocal support for Abortion Rights and all reproductive rights in more»

A Labor Perspective From Ralph Palladino, A Retired 42-Year Veteran Union Leader From Clerical Administrative Local 1549 DC 37 AFSCME In New York City: ‘How To Strengthen The Labor Movement - My Union Experience’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress Editor’s Note: Ralph Palladino is a retired 42-year Veteran Union Leader from Clerical Administrative Local 1549/District Council (DC) 37 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in New York City. For 21 years he served as Local 1549 2nd Vice President overseeing Political Action/Advocacy, Shop Steward more»

New Economic Policy Institute Report Measures Wages In The Pandemic Labor Market

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report finds the average wage grew 4.4% in the first year of the Coronavirus Pandemic and fell 1.7% in the second year. While the shift may seem dramatic, the numbers are part and parcel of the Pandemic Labor Market that has distorted our picture of wage growth - and one key takeaway from the more»

New Seven-Year Labor Agreement Reached Between New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union Council 82 & The Hochul Administration - Deal Covers Corrections, Law Enforcement & Security Supervisors Across The State

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union Council 82/American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has reached a seven-year contract agreement with the Hochul Administration. The agreement - which runs until March 31st, 2023, is subject to ratification by Union Membership. A vote will take place later more»

“As It Turned Out, A Single Call Made All The Difference” - A Server’s ‘Plea For Help Leads To $1.2 Million In Back Wages’

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in National Labor News
(DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - Diego Jimenez worked long hours as a Server at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant in Derry, New Hampshire for over four years. Diego regularly worked more than 50 hours a week, serving customers and cleaning the restaurant, but the only compensation he received for his hard work were the tips paid by restaurant patrons. “I took more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Renews It Multi-Year Initiative ‘To Provide Enforcement, Outreach & Education For Restaurant Workers’ As ‘85% Of USDOL Investigations Found Violations In Fiscal Year 2021’

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has renewed a multi-year nationwide initiative to help Workers and increase Federal compliance by food service employers, an industry where - in Fiscal Year 2021 - the USDOL’s Wage and Hour Division found violations in nearly 85% of its restaurant investigations. These investigations led the more»

Highmark/BCBSWNY’S OPEIU Local 153-Represented Workforce ‘Overwhelmingly’ Ratifies New Three-Year Contract That Features An Overall 6% Wage Increase & A Remote Work-From-Home Option Preferred By Its Union Workforce

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153-represented Members who are employed at Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract that features a 6% wage increase over the life of the deal and a Remote/Work-From-Home Option that was more»

Hospital Administrators “Need To Stop Treating Health Care As A Business And Get To The Root Of The Problem” - NYSNA & 1199 SEIU ‘Push Bills Aimed At Protecting’ Nurses ‘From Mandatory’ Overtime

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Overworked Nurses already burnt out from short staffing and COVID-19 cases are hoping a legislative package carrying a maximum $3,000 penalty for forced overtime will pass muster before the current legislative session expires in June. Nurses with 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the New York State Nurses Association more»

The Hill’s Newsroom Petitions To Unionize

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Hill’s newsroom has announced plans to file for a Union Election. Its proposed Bargaining Unit includes about 80 Reporters, Editors, Designers and Video Producers, among other Staffers. Chris Mills Rodrigo, who reports on Tech Policy for The Hill, says Staff began a conversation about organizing last Spring, following more»

Women ‘May Be The Solution To The Dire’ Construction Worker Shortage

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS) - As the country struggles with a shortage of skilled Workers, it may be Women who help close the gap. This school year, girls studying construction-related Trades make up more than 20% of vocational programs in the State of Massachusetts. Women also account for more than 10% of Union Apprenticeships in the State, according to more»

House Votes To Let Aides Unionize, Bargain Collectively

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The House has approved a resolution that will pave the way for letting Congressional Staff join a Union and engage in collective bargaining, a move that proponents say would enhance the ability of Aides from Low-and-Middle-Income Families to make ends meet in a region with steep housing costs. U.S. Representative Andy Levin more»

American Federation Of Teachers Co-Lead A Coalition To Stop White Supremacist Crusade To Ban Books From Libraries

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It’s not quite the book burning, yet, of Nazi Germany before World War II, but white supremacists are on a crusade to ban books from libraries and schools around the U.S. and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) are co-leading a coalition to stop them. The Right’s book censorship campaign, one of numerous suppression more»

‘40 Years Later,’ Labor Leaders ‘Remember New York City’s Chinatown’s Garment Worker Strike’

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Nearly forty years later, Katie Quan still vividly remembers the pivotal Garment Workers Strike in New York City’s Chinatown. Quan, who was 29 at the time, was one of the key Organizers of the Strike, in which more than 20,000 Workers - most of them Chinese-born Women - marched to Columbus Park on June 24th, 1982, refusing to more»

Despite Being Separated By 23 Miles, IBEW Local 2104’s Niagara Falls Membership Holds Vigil To Honor Those Killed By A Racist Gunman At A Tops Supermarket On Buffalo’s East Side - Union To Start Weekly Food Drive To Aid Impacted East Side Community

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Representatives and Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2104 - who were joined by Representatives of IBEW Local 237, held a prayer vigil in Niagara Falls late last week to honor those killed and injured by a racist gunman at a Tops Supermarket on Buffalo’s East more»

UFCW Local One, Which Represents Employees Who Survived The Racist Massacre At The Tops Supermarket On Buffalo’s East Side, ‘Is Stepping Up To Help Support Them’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One, which represents Employees who survived the racist massacre at Tops Supermarket on Buffalo’s East Side, is stepping up to help support them. “We are deeply saddened and outraged by the ruthless killings at the Tops Store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. This more»

Nurses On Buffalo Massacre: ‘Moral Outrage Not Enough, It’s Long Past Time For Accountability And Action’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in National Labor News
National Nurses United (NNU) is echoing the widespread shock and horror at the deadly, racist attack in Buffalo and is pledging to work with Elected Officials and community organizations to hold accountable not just the perpetrators of white supremacist terrorism, but also those who inspire and encourage them. “We need to hold these on-line platforms more»

City & State New York Exclusive: Chipotle Workers File For HERO Act Safety Committees

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers from at least two different Chipotles are putting the New York HERO Act to one of its first major tests, requesting the formation of Workplace Safety Committees as the law permits - but they say they’ve faced resistance in their first attempt and are bracing for more resistance as other locations are expected to make similar more»

Teamsters ‘Blast’ Amazon For ‘Excessive Executive Compensation, Mistreatment Of Workers’ - Report Details Amazon Is Paying CEO Andy Jassy ‘6,474 Times The Median Worker’ As Other Execs ‘Receive Huge Payouts’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon Worker. The report also called on the company to better compensate its Workers and more»

U.S. Men's & Women's Soccer Teams ‘Will Be Paid Equally Under New Labor Deal’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in National Labor News
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday (May 18th) that it has reached a deal to pay the U.S. Men's National Team and the U.S. Women's National Team equally, eliminating a contentious pay gap that saw Female Players earning less. The new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) will run through 2028 and include the "equalization" of World Cup prize more»

‘Ground-Breaking Legislation’ For Garment Workers In The U.S.

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act was introduced to the U.S. Senate. Once in place, the legislation will improve working conditions and reform the piece-rate pay scale for the country’s nearly 100,000 Garment Workers. The FABRIC Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Kristen more»

Brandi Ferenc - ‘One of Less Than 50’ Woman Who Are Working In The Refrigeration Mechanic & Gas Fitting Trade, ‘Has Some Great Advice For Young Women Who May Be Considering A Career In The Trade: Go For It!’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A licensed 313a Refrigeration Mechanic and Gas Fitter 1 Journeyperson, Brandi Ferenc represents one of less than 50 Women working this Trade in Canada. She holds the impressive honor of being the first Female to compete in the Skills Ontario competition within the Post-Secondary Gas Fitter Category, placing third overall and earning herself a bronze medal more»

Four Portland Starbucks Stores Vote To Unionize, ‘First In The City’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Employees at four Portland Starbucks stores voted this week to Unionize, marking the first stores in The Rose City to join the nationwide push to organize the Coffee Shop Chain. According to the local Chapter of Starbucks Workers United, the Organizing Group behind the Unionization effort, the stores are located at: NE Grand Avenue and more»

‘Apple Is Union-Busting’ In New York City, Labor Group Alleges

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Apple violated Federal Labor Law by interrogating Staff, restricting the posting of Union fliers and requiring Employees to attend mandatory Anti-Union speeches, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) alleged in a filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this week. The alleged conduct took place at Apple’s World more»

UUP & State Lawmakers ‘Urge” Governor Hochul & Legislative Leaders To Pass Bill That Would ‘Eliminate Barriers’ To Public Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, today (Thursday, May 19th) joined with State Lawmakers, the Student Borrower Protection Center and the Community Service Society of New York to urge Governor Kathy Hochul and Legislative Leaders to support legislation that would aid in the resolution more»

NYSNA Health Care Professionals Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With UVM-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital In Plattsburgh - Deal ‘Features Significant Wage Increases, COVID-19 Health/Safety Demands & Expanded Staffing Committee’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Health Care Professionals at UVM-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Plattsburgh have reached a tentative contract agreement. Today (Wednesday, May 18th), more than 700 NYSNA Members are voting on whether to ratify the new contract. With negotiations stretching more»

New Report Says ‘If You Want A Construction Project Finished On Time Without’ Worker Shortages, ‘Hire A Unionized’ Crew

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in National Labor News
Despite rising wages, the Associated Builders and Contractors said the industry still needs nearly 650,000 Workers after 3.2% of the workforce quit in March 2022, the second-highest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began measuring it. Amidst a hot real estate market, employers struggle to hire enough Workers to keep up. "The Construction more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor To Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars On-Line For Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions & Workers

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) will offer on-line compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, Unions, Workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of Prevailing Wages on Federally-funded construction and service contracts. Offered by the USDOL’s Wage and Hour more»

Actors’ Equity Association ‘Condemns The Unauthorized Creation And Sharing Of Naked Photos & Videos Of Actors’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association, the National Labor Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has issued the following statement in response to news of a leak of photos and videos of a Second Stage Theater production featuring Equity Members performing naked. Actors’ Equity more»

The Public Employees Federation Is “Devastated” To Learn The 18-Year-Old Shooter Who Murdered 10 & Injured Three Others In A Buffalo Supermarket Located In A Predominately Black Neighborhood Of The City Is The Son Of Two PEF Members

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) posted on its website today (Wednesday, May 18th) that it is “devastated” to learn that the 18-year-old shooter who is charged with murdering 10 people at an East Side Buffalo Supermarket over the weekend is the son of two PEF Members, including one who sits on the Statewide more»

The Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers And Trainmen ‘Conduct The Push’ For Passage Of A Statewide Two-Person Crew Bill, ‘Point To Disasters That Could Have Been Stopped If An Adequate Number Of Conductors Were On Duty’

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, file photo of the July 2013 trail derailment in the Quebec, Canada Town of Lac-Mégantic - where at 1:15 a.m., an unattended 73-car Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA) Freight Train carrying crude oil rolled into its downtown area and derailed - which resulted in a fire and explosion of more»

More Unions ‘Speak Out Against’ Racist Shooting In Buffalo As President Biden Visits The Queen City Today To Offer His Sympathies To The Grieving Families & Pledge To “Do Everything In Our Power To End Hate-Fueled Domestic Terrorism”

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – More and more Unions are speaking out against the racist grocery store shooting spree in Buffalo over the weekend that left 10 dead and three injured in a predominately-Black neighborhood, as President Joe Biden travels to Buffalo today (Tuesday, May 17th) to offer his sympathies to the grieving families and pledge to “do more»

The Year Workers Said 'No:’ A ‘Record-Breaking Number Of Workers Have Quit Their Jobs’ - ‘It’s A Trend That Hasn't Let Up & At The Same Time, An Organizing Wave Has Spread Across A Host Of Retailers,’ Such As Starbucks & Amazon

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in National Labor News
A year ago, if you'd asked Hope Liepe if she'd be working at a Unionized Starbucks, she "would've probably said that was, like, insane and would never happen - especially at Starbucks." But last month, the store in Ithaca, New York, where the 18-year-old works as a Barista joined a wave of Starbucks stores officially voting to Unionize. "I remember that more»

A Labor Perspective From ACORN International/Community Organizations International Chief Organizer Wade Rathke: A ‘Movement Moment,’ Plus A ‘Reinvigorated’ National Labor Relations Board, ‘Means Opportunity For Workers’

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
People’s World Editor’s Note: Wade Rathke is Chief Organizer at ACORN International/Community Organizations International and the Author of the book: Nuts & Bolts: The ACORN Fundamentals of Organizing. This article originally appeared at Working-Class Perspectives. Finally, it’s a new morning for Workers in America. For at least more»

In Partnership With Providence’s ‘Building Futures,’ Brown University ‘Jump-Starts’ Careers In Construction

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND) - Not long ago, Christian Domenech had a job, but he didn’t have a career: “I was a Non-Union Carpenter working for a privately-owned business,” the Providence resident said. “But what I really wanted was to join a Union.” Domenech was one of the 87% of American Construction Workers who didn’t more»

Restoring Labor Rights ‘Will Solve New York City’s Chronic’ School Bus Problems, Parents Say

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Parents of special education students are calling on New York City to restore job protections for School Bus Drivers and Matrons - they say that would help solve chronic problems with lateness and unreliability in the system that transports more than 150,000 children, primarily those in special education, to school and back. The problems, more»

Workers ‘Start Union Push At Trader Joe's’ In Western Massachusetts

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS) - Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's Grocery Store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of Labor Organizing among retail and Food Service Workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated over the weekend, citing concerns about pay, benefits and safety. more»

New Report ‘Reveals Meatpacking Industry Drafted Trump’s 2020 Order To Keep Plants Open At The Expense Of’ Worker Safety During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Lawyers for Tyson Foods, one of America’s largest meatpacking companies, drafted an early version of a 2020 Executive Order that allowed plants to continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Congressional report based on company e-mails shows. It’s been reported that the meatpacking industry wrote a draft version more»

“Now Is The Time To Cancel, Not Collect, Student Debt” - The National AFL-CIO Calls For Student Loan Forgiveness

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Saying “now is the time to cancel, not collect, student debt,” National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has issued a statement on the Nationwide Labor Federation’s commitment to ending the Student Loan crisis: We call on the Biden Administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt. more»

BuzzFeed News Union ‘Ratifies Monumental First’ Contract - Three-Year Deal Includes Minimum Salary Floor Of $60,000 ‘That Goes Up 2.5% Every Year’ & ‘Significant Enhancement & Expansion’ On Buyouts & Severance

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The BuzzFeed News Union has voted unanimously to ratify their first Union Contract with the company. This past March, over 91% of the Unit voted in favor of a Strike amidst the announcement of proposed cuts at the company. Throughout the bargaining process, BuzzFeed Union Members have engaged in collective, concerted and escalating more»

TIME Workers ‘Threaten To Strike’ On TIME100 Release - Workers ‘Pledge To Walkout On The Launch Of The Magazine’s Iconic TIME100 Franchise If A Fair Contract Is Not Agreed Upon By Then’

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a letter to management, the TIME Magazine Union has announced plans for a one-day Strike on May 23rd when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100 - if a contract agreement is not reached by then. The Union of around 100 Editorial Employees is represented by The NewsGuild of New York, including Staffers for more»

National AFL-CIO President Shuler Reaches Out To Buffalo Labor In The Wake Of Racist Shooting At East Side Supermarket, Tells WNYALF That It “Has The Full Weight Of The AFL-CIO” In Offering Its Support & Help

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has reached out to the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) in the wake of what authorities said was a racist shooting that occurred at an predominately Black East Side Supermarket on Saturday (May 14th), telling WNYALF President Peter DeJesus that Organized Labor in more»

Labor Perspective From Kentucky State AFL-CIO Representative Berry Craig: ‘What Could Go Wrong If Railroads Eliminate’ Conductors?

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World Editor’s Note: Life-long Kentuckian Berry Craig is an Emeritus Professor of History at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah and a Freelance Writer. He is a Member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1360, Recording Secretary for the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council, Webmaster-Editor for the more»

Democrats ‘Regain Control Of Board Overseeing’ Labor Relations For Feds

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats now control a Board overseeing bargaining and other Labor Relations inside the Federal Government after the Senate confirmed a new member late last week - the vote on Susan Tsui Grundmann for a seat on the three-member Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been a top priority for Federal Unions, which have been waiting more»