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Kaleida’s 7,200 Union-Represented Workers ‘Encouraged’ By Leadership To Ratify New Three-Year Deal - CWA Leader ‘Pleased’ With Overall 10% Wage Increase & Improvements Made To Address Increase In Staffing

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – “Pleased” with a new three-year contract that impacts 7,200 Union-represented Kaleida Health System Workers in the Buffalo area, Communications Workers of America (CWA) District One Area Director Deb Hayes tells WNYLaborToday.com Labor Leaders are unanimously recommending their Members ratify the agreement. more»

Appeals Court ‘Delivers 'Tremendous Blow’ To Federal Workers' With ‘Decision To Uphold’ Trump's ‘Anti-Union’ Executive Orders

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Unions representing hundreds of thousands of Federal Employees are vowing to fight a Federal Appeals Court ruling in which a three-judge panel unanimously upheld Republican President Donald Trump's Executive Orders attacking Workers' Rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit said that it lacked jurisdiction to block Trump's more»

The Amazon Prime Day Strike ‘Could Be A Turning Point For Workers' Rights’

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in National Labor News
(SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA) - Amazon conducted its fifth annual Prime Day, which has been expanded to 48 hours this year. Designed to enlist (and keep) Prime members, it is the company's biggest shopping event of the year - on the same level as Black Friday - with extensive discounts and deals across the entire site. But at a time when Amazon would likely more»

Activists ‘Salute’ New York City Workers As House Gets Set To Vote On ‘Historic’ $15 Minimum Wage

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Advocates for the establishment of a nationwide $15 an-hour Minimum Wage are confident House Democrats will pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 on Thursday (July 18th), and they credit Fast Food Workers and other Low-Wage Earners in New York City with spearheading the entire effort seven years ago. “We ‘are where we are today more»

Iconic U.S. Shoe Maker Red Wing ‘Labors Mightily’ To Bring Production Home - Minnesota Company Had To Rebuild Vanishing Skills & Overcome High Wages To Introduce A New Work Boot

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(RED WING, MINNESOTA) – The Red Wing Shoe Company has made footwear in the town that shares its name for 114 years, holding fast to U.S. manufacturing - even as most of the industry moved overseas. Yet - in a sign of how hard it can be to reverse the tide of globalization, when Red Wing decided to introduce a new line of work boots here in the United more»

USW Membership Ratifies Three-Year Arconic Master Agreement That Impacts 3,000 Workers, Including Those Employed At The Company’s Massena, New York Plant

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) have announced that their Membership at several Local Unions who are employed by Arconic, Incorporated (a spinoff of Alcoa, Incorporated) have voted to ratify a three-year Master Contract covering more than 3,000 Hourly Workers at the company's facilities in: Davenport, Iowa; Alcoa, Tennessee; more»

The New York Daily News Editorial Board 'Pays Tribute' To Hector Figueroa: What The Labor Leader Did To “Uplift & Dignify” Organized Labor In New York

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in New York City Labor News
One of the Nation’s most effective champions for hard-working New Yorkers, for hard-working Americans, is gone. At a moment when Organized Labor’s voice is often muted, its vision myopic, Hector Figueroa spoke forcefully and saw clearly. And, most important, won gains measured in fatter paychecks and better benefits. 32BJ Service Employees more»

As Auto Talks Open, UAW President Gary Jones Sets A ‘Tough Tone’ - Says “Race To The Bottom” For Working Men & Women Across The U.S. “Must Stop”

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in National Labor News
(DEARBORN, MICHIGAN) - United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones has set a tough tone to kick off contract negotiations with the Detroit Three Automakers: "Despite ‘record’ corporate profits, ‘we've been watching a race to the bottom over the past several years for Working Men and Women in this country.’ ‘This must more»

Aiming To ‘Help Ease’ The State's Restaurant Labor Shortage, A New Apprenticeship Program In The State Of Maine Lets Aspiring Cooks ‘Earn While They Learn’

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YARMOUTH, MAINE) - At the beginning of her shift at Gather restaurant, Maura Perry took a quick peek at the handwritten list of tasks the head chef had left for her. “Let’s see … this is nothing too fancy, but I have to build a lemon vinaigrette for one of the salads,” she said. “I have to make Caesar dressing. I have to more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Urges Senate Democrats Into “Full Court Press” On Workers’ Issues

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is urging Senate Democrats to undertake a “full court press” to pass a wide-range of Pro-Worker Legislation and issues - including strong Labor Law Reform and a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico that helps Workers, not the Corporate Class. But during a closed-door speech more»

‘This Is One Of The Reasons Why’ Adjunct Professors ‘Need’ A Union: New Book Details Problems, Says Underpaid Adjuncts Are Sleeping In Cars & Relying On Public Aid

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Adjunct Professors are the Minimum-Wage Temp Workers of academia. Underpaid, overworked, with no benefits and no job security, their numbers have ballooned in recent decades. They are part of what Herb Childress calls “Hope Labor,” in his new book, The Adjunct Underclass. Childress quotes researchers who define Hope Labor as “un- or more»

‘Movie Night At The Union Hall:’ CWA Local 1122 Looks At A ‘Way To Create Camaraderie & Solidarity Within Its Ranks’ By Inviting Its Members & Their Families To A ‘Very Simple Event That Just Might Do The Trick’

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - So, how can a Labor Union engage its Members, and their families, in an event that produces camaraderie and solidarity, while mixing in a bit of Union Education at the same time? Well, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 here in Buffalo, New York has an answer. The Local’s Human Rights and Social Committee has more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers’ President Predicts ‘Especially Difficult’ Bargaining With U.S. Postal Service As Talks Open On New Contract

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando is predicting “especially difficult” negotiations with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as talks on a new contract between the two sides have begun. Rolando, in the third contract bargaining of his 15-year tenure heading one of USPS’s two more»

Trump's Acting Labor Secretary ‘Disliked’ By Unions ‘For A History Of Opposing’ Worker Protections - Patrick Pizzella ‘Worked To Shield’ Lobbyist From Federal Labor Laws & ‘Has Generally Favored Easing’ Workplace Regs

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Patrick Pizzella, tapped by Republican President Donald Trump to step in as acting Labor Secretary, is a polarizing figure beloved by Conservatives for his pro-business views and disliked by Unions for a history of opposing Worker Protections. Pizzella, who has served as Deputy Secretary of Labor since April 2018, will take over more»

Major Lawsuit Launched By The AFT Against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Over Student Debt Debacle – Suit Charges DeVos With ‘Deliberately Blocking Access’ To Public Service Loan Forgiveness, ‘Stiffing’ Student Borrowers

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A lawsuit suit has been filed in Federal Court that spells out in devastating detail how U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos deliberately stymied Public Service Workers from accessing a Loan Forgiveness Program they are entitled to under Federal Law. The landmark complaint, Weingarten v. DeVos, lays bare the gross mismanagement and more»

If You Know A Non-Union Worker, Have Them Read This Labor News Story On How A Transit Union ‘Triumphed In An Anti-Union’ Stronghold

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in National Labor News
(ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA) - Transit in the Washington, D.C., area is heavily unionized, but until recently there was one stubborn holdout - the DASH Bus System in Alexandria, Virginia. The city debuted DASH 35 years ago to create a cheaper, Non-Union alternative to the regional MetroBus service. It was set up as a non-profit corporation owned by the city so more»

32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa Remembered As A “Towering Figure In Politics And A Hero Of The Labor Community Who Did Untold Good For The Working People Of New York State And This Nation”

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hector Figueroa - president of one of New York City’s most influential Labor Unions, 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and who died of an apparent heart attack Thursday evening (July 11th) at the age of 57, is being remembered as a “towering figure in politics and a hero of the Labor Community who did untold more»

DCINY Orchestra Musicians Announce Intent Their To ‘Go Union’ With AFM Local 802

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Musicians in the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) Orchestra have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after a strong majority demonstrated the Musicians’ intent to Unionize with American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802. DCINY is a concert producer that offers a chance for more»

New Contract Agreement Ends 18-Month Labor Dispute At Rochester’s Jordan Health Center - 1199 SEIU-Represented Workers To Receive 6% In Pay Increases, 100% Company Paid For Health Insurance, As Well As Other Workplace Improvements

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Staff employed by the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center in Rochester have approved a new Union Contract, ending an 18-month-long labor dispute with the Center’s management, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East announced. The new contract covers approximately 65 1199 more»

Good News For Women In The Construction Trades: New Safety Vests & Gloves Have Been Designed – ‘Just For’ Women

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The Construction Firm Skanska got tired of seeing its Female Employees struggle with unisex safety vests and gloves that didn’t fit properly, so it partnered with Colony Hardware and Radians to create off-the-shelf safety vests and gloves designed for Women that are now available companywide and will eventually be for sale to the public, the company more»

At Hearing Packed With Workers, Key Panel Okays Multi-Employer Pensions Rescue Bill

Published on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At a hearing packed with hundreds of Workers, Lawmakers on the key committee handling pension issues tackled – and approved – legislation to establish Federal Loans for troubled Multi-Employer Pension Plans (MEPs). The measure, HR397, named for Ohio Unionist Butch Lewis who died of a stroke four years ago, would set up a more»

WNY Congressman Higgins Announces Butch Lewis Act That Will Protect The Retirement Savings Of Hard-Working Americans Advances In The House - Passes In Ways And Means Committee, Now Referred To Full House

Published on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins (Western New York/Pictured Above) announced that H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, has passed the House Ways & Means Committee and will now be considered by the full House of Representatives. Also known as the Butch-Lewis Act, H.R. 397 would address the Nation’s more»

Industry Would Govern Apprenticeships In U.S. Labor Department Plan - Less Government Oversight In Apprenticeship Process Tops White House Priority, Inclusion Of Construction Industry Not Addressed In Leaked Draft

Published on Friday, July 12, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department wants to overhaul the Nation’s Apprenticeship Training System by handing industry groups and employers significant latitude to design and certify their own Federally-assisted programs with minimal government oversight, according to a draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg Law. The draft regulation, which more»

Apprenticeships Can Be 'A Golden Ticket' For Those ‘Looking To Learn On The Job’

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
When the road she traveled looked like a dead end, Octavia Sandridge decided to become a Plumber. The 36-year-old applied to and was accepted into the University of Virginia Facilities Management’s four-year Apprenticeship Program, which employs and trains participants with classroom and on-the-job experience in carpentry, masonry, plastering, more»

Everyone Wants To Join A Union - Seven Professional Golfers Association Tour Officials ‘Go Union,’ Vote To Join The Association Of Senior Tour Rules Officials

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
When you think of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour, Union Issues probably aren’t the first thing you think of, but you probably also don’t think of the Golf Officials. On June 20th, 7 PGA Tour Officials voted to join the Association of Senior Tour Rules Officials. The Bargaining Unit will consist of the seven Full-Time more»

Teamsters Call On Ways And Means To Approve Pension Reform Bill

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Teamsters Union called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to approve H.R. 397 - the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, offered by U.S. Representative Richard Neal (Democrat-Massachusetts), more»

Illinois Governor Signs $45 Billion State Construction Bill That’s Expected To Create 540,000 Jobs “To Fix What’s Broken And Repair What’s Needed”

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in National Labor News
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law a plan that will pour $45 billion into State Construction Projects to build and upgrade roads, bridges, parks and schools - and will require drivers, smokers and gamblers to pick up the tab. Pritzker called it the “most comprehensive reconstruction effort” more»

Union Strong: 1199 SEIU Helps Celebrate Oldest Living Person In The USA!

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Earlier this month, on July 6th, Alelia Murphy - the mother of a Retired 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Member, Rose Green, celebrated her 114th birthday. She is what is known as a Supercentenarian, and the oldest living person in the U.S., as validated by the Gerontology Research Group, which works with the more»

In New York City, Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration put their money where their mouths have been for years – finally moving to compensate Early Childhood Educators in community-based organizations for their role in the Mayor’s signature achievement – bringing educational opportunity to the youngest New Yorkers. According to a more»

U.S. Department Of Transportation Says Unions Can't Block Use Of Mexican Rail Crews

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have told the D.C. Circuit it should end a lawsuit brought by Railroad Workers' Unions objecting to the use of non-U.S. Train Crews on the U.S side of the Texas-Mexico border. In a brief filed Friday (July 5th), the government said there's no more»

Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike At Minnesota Warehouse - Six-Hour Walkout Not Expected To Disrupt Amazon Logistically, White-Collar Engineers Plan To Show Solidarity With Colleagues

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in National Labor News
(SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA) - Amazon.com Incorporated Warehouse Workers in Minnesota plan to Strike during the on-line retailer’s Summer sales extravaganza, a sign that Labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all Employees at least $15 an hour last year. Workers at a Shakopee, Minnesota Fulfillment Center plan a six-hour work more»

Three Unions Representing 7,200 Kaleida Health System Workers Reach Tentative, Three-Year Contract Agreement - Union Leadership “Happy” With A Deal That The Bargaining Committee “Fought Long And Hard” To Achieve For Membership

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - After months of negotiations and more than 50 individual bargaining sessions with Kaleida Health System Management, three Unions representing a combined 7,200 Kaleida Workers who are employed across the Buffalo area announced late Tuesday (July 9th) that they had reached a new three-year tentative contract. The Workers are represented more»

Student Activism: NYSUT Hosts Fifth Annual Capital Region Institute For Human Rights Teen Summer Symposium - 93 Teen Students Take Part, Learn About A Variety Of Issues

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Student activism is soaring across the country and that momentum showed up this week at the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union - 93 students strong to participate in the fifth annual Capital Region Institute for Human Rights Teen Summer Symposium. With attendance spiking from 70 students last year, the high school students more»

Do You Know About Union Apprenticeship Programs Administered Through The International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers-National Electrical Contractors Association’s Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committees?

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
One of the coolest things about becoming an Electrician is that it’s standard practice to receive paid on-the-job training in the form of an Apprenticeship. And, as Apprentice Electricians gain more skills and experience over the four-to-six years it takes to complete an Apprenticeship Program, their earnings also increase accordingly. When looking more»

Labor ‘Raises The Floor’ In Nashville - As Construction ‘Booms In An Increasingly Progressive’ City, Workers ‘Find The Power To Unionize In The Otherwise Non-Union South’

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - You can’t spend much time in Nashville without someone telling you that 100 people move to the city every day. The city is growing at a pace similar to that of Seattle or Silicon Valley, and developers are putting up new corporate headquarters, entertainment venues, and luxury hotels as fast as they possibly can. And, the more»

‘This Is What A Union Can Do For Workers:’ Detroit Security Guards Get $15 An Hour After Striking, With Help From The Service Employees International Union

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – Non-Union Security Guards employed at Bedrock-owned buildings in Downtown Detroit have found out their third-party employer, SecurAmerica, plans on increasing their wages to $15 per hour, said Izabela Miltko-Ivkovich, Communications Director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1. The raise came last week, in more»

This Is Why Young Workers ‘Are Embracing’ Labor Unions - Millennials ‘Are More Pro-Union Than Generations Before’ - Buffalo CWA Representative Whitney Yax Chimes In

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In March (2019), the Editorial Staff at Gimlet Media became the first podcasting company to Unionize when they joined the Writers Guild of America. The announcement came just a month after Gimlet was acquired by Spotify in a $230 million dollar deal. Unionizing has been notoriously difficult for tech companies, according to Fast Company, but it could be more»

Starbucks' Music Is ‘Driving Employees Nuts’ -A Writer Says It's A Workers' Rights Issue

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in New York State Labor News
You may not give a second thought to the tunes spinning on a constant loop at your favorite café or coffee shop, but one writer and podcaster who had to listen to repetitive music for years while working in bars and restaurants argues it's a serious Workers' Rights issue. "(It's) the same system that's used to - flood people out of, you know, the more»

Hey Union Stewards - Don't Complain, Organize!

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in New York City Labor News
Complaining isn’t the first step to organizing - it’s the graveyard of organizing. Just ask any Union Steward or Rep who’s listened to a Member complain bitterly - but refuse to take action. If you’re a Steward, Officer or Rank-and-Filer trying to fix problems on the job (or in the Union), a good place to start is to rethink the more»

Unions Are Taking A ‘New Approach’ To Presidential Endorsements

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) may have already put their eggs in former Vice President Joe Biden’s basket, just as the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC) has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio - but we shouldn’t expect to see more Labor Unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 more»

Two Women Are Vying To Be America's Top Labor Official - Liz Shuler & Sara Nelson Lead The Undeclared Race To Succeed Richard Trumka At The National AFL-CIO

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Liz Shuler and Sara Nelson have many things in common - both are from Oregon, both are in their 40s, and both are prominent Labor Leaders. Shuler (pictured on the left) is Secretary-Treasurer of the National AFL-CIO, the Nation’s largest Labor Federation, while Nelson (pictured on the right) is President of the Association of more»

How’s That Republican Tax Cut Working Out For You? New Report Finds A $61-An-Hour Wage Is Needed To Rent A 2-Bedroom In San Francisco, $54/Hour In San Jose

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - A new report finds six of the 10 most expensive counties in the United States to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment are located in the Bay Area - and a Worker would need to earn over $60 an hour to rent in three of those counties. The National Low Income Housing Coalition released its annual Out of Reach Report calculating more»

A Helmets To Hardhats ‘Success Story:’ From Semper Fi To ‘Union Strong’ - IUOE Local 15’s Bryan Peterson

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Bryan Peterson is a 28-year-old Apprentice who recently graduated from the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 15 Training Center, a four-year Union Program that requires 6,000 combined hours of on-the-job training and study. Peterson came to the program through the Helmets to Hardhats Program - a national non-profit more»

A ‘Tale Of Two’ SPoT Coffee Workers: One In Rochester Who Successfully Unionized His Workplace & The Other In Buffalo Who Was Allegedly Fired For Trying To Do The Same

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Phoenix Cerny (on the left) and Cory Johnson (on the right) have something in common that both involve the SPoT Coffee Chain. Johnson was involved in the successful Union Organizing Drive at SPoT Coffee in Rochester, while Cerny was allegedly fired from his job at SPoT Coffee in Buffalo for being part of the effort to more»

CNN To Pay $70 Million To Settle ‘Long-Running Labor Dispute’ With Unionized Camera Operators - Case Has Been Ongoing For 15 Years, Operators Say They Were Laid Off So CNN Could Avoid Dealing With Their Union

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - CNN has agreed to pay more than $70 million to settle a 15-year-old Labor Dispute with Camera Operators who accused the cable news company of canceling their contract to avoid dealing with the Workers’ Union, Bloomberg Law has learned. The tentative agreement would put to bed a long-running dispute between CNN and a group of more more»

Trump’s NLRB ‘Eliminates Hurdle’ to Employers ‘Kicking Out’ Unions - Ruling ‘Eases Process’ For “Anticipatory Withdrawal” Of Union Recognition & Replaces Unfair Labor Practice Process ‘With Call For New’ Election

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made it easier for an employer to oust a Labor Union after getting evidence that a majority of Workers no longer supports that Union. The NLRB’s Republican majority modified the Board’s legal framework for an employer to stop bargaining prior to the expiration of a Collective more»

Illinois Solar Training Report Highlights Progress - Helps Create Jobs For Minorities & Under-Represented Groups In The State’s Clean Energy Sector

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - New investments are increasing the growth of renewable energy in the State of Illinois and creating jobs for minorities and under-represented groups in the Clean Energy Sector, according to a ComEd report submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, submitted to the ICC more»

Learn About The Eastern North Carolina Union Organizing Blitz For Workers’ Rights

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA) - From early to mid June, more than 40 Union Activists from the United Electrical Workers (UE) and Unifor Canada gathered in rural Eastern North Carolina to join forces on an organizing blitz, targeting 10 workplaces that employed Non-Union Workers. The effort was part of a North Carolina Public Service Workers Union/UE Local more»

Wage Gains ‘Have Hit A Wall & That’s Not Good News’ For America’s Workers

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in New York City Labor News
The U.S. economy showed off its muscles in June with a big snapback in hiring, but wage gains for Workers have suddenly turned flabby and threaten to cap economic growth. The economy produced a lusty 224,000 new jobs last month, easing worries after a paltry 72,000 increase in May. While hourly pay grew slightly in June, the increase in wages over the more»

The ‘Brutal’ Labor Battle ‘Consuming’ Pittsburgh's Biggest Paper

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - In April, the Staff of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. The win caught much of the staff by surprise, and, according to a Staff Writer who was there, the office erupted in havoc. Executive Editor Keith Burris brought out a more»