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'A Conspiracy To Steal The Election' - ‘Alarms Sound’ After Postal Worker Unions Report Removal Of Sorting Machines, Which Should Be Viewed As Nothing Less Than "Sabotage," Said One Observer

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in National Labor News
The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union is alleging mail sorting machines are "being removed" from Post Offices in her state due to new policies imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor to Republican President Donald Trump, whose operational changes have resulted in dramatic mail slowdowns across the Nation. Asked by NPR's Noel King more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Wins Huge Contract Battle Against Trump’ - Environmental Protection Agency Workers ‘Get A Fair Deal After Trump Tried To Force A One-Sided Anti-Union Contract On Them’

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For more than a year, the Republican Trump Administration has been attempting to impose one-sided, Anti-Union contracts on different Federal Agencies including the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Education. In July 2019, one of these contracts was imposed on the 7,500 American Federation Of Government Employees more»

‘Historic' Project Labor Agreements To Provide Union Jobs To Low-Income & Minority New Yorkers - The Agreements, Part Of The Community Hiring NYC Initiative, Will Also Provide Access To Union Apprenticeships

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City has entered into a "historic" Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the city’s Unionized Building and Construction Unions to provide Union jobs and access to Union Apprenticeships to low-income and minority New Yorkers on city projects as part of the Community Hiring NYC initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. De more»

CSEA-Represented Library Workers Are ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ As Libraries Reopen After A 10-Week Shutdown Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in New York State Labor News
CSEA News Editor’s Note: Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) City of Rochester Library Workers Unit President Margaret Chatterton (pictured above) is glad to be back on the job. Chatterton is a Library Clerk at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and has been a City Employee since 1998. (Photo by Ove Overmyer, CSEA more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation To Buffalo Public School Leadership: “There ‘Must Only Be’ Remote/Distance Learning When The School Year Begins"

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) today (Friday, August 14th) made public a resolution passed by its Executive Committee and Council of Delegates, (representatives from all schools/sites) for “remote teaching and learning to be continued and in-person instruction to commence only when Medical Professionals have agreed that it more»

Trump ‘Got Rich By Screwing Over’ Workers - ‘Of Course He’s Doing It Again As President’

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The biggest lie ever told in American politics is the claim Donald Trump cares about Working People. He never has. He never will. As a bankruptcy-prone business mogul, Trump has always financed his lavish lifestyle at the expense of the Workers and contractors he screwed over. Now he is doing the same thing as President, having engineered a government more»

The Case For A National Teachers’ Strike

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in National Labor News
On July 31st, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a bombshell report documenting a Coronavirus outbreak in a Georgia sleep-away camp in late June. According to the report a youth counselor there tested positive for the virus just two days after the site opened. Though the camp was subsequently closed over the course of the next few more»

Macon, Georgia Kumho Workers ‘Overcome’ Company’s Anti-Union Campaign, Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The United Steelworkers

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MACON, GEORGIA) – Workers at Kumho Tire in Macon, Georgia have won their battle to join the United Steelworkers (USW), despite the corporation’s relentless and illegal campaign to thwart their Organizing Rights. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has declared the Union Drive victorious after processing the final 13 ballots from the more»

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Awarded $5 Million Youth Apprenticeship Grant From The U.S. Department Of Labor

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has announced that it has been awarded a $5 million Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant will help the Foundation expand its Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA) Program and play a more active role in preparing more»

‘Do-It-Yourself Contact Tracing’ For 1.3 Million, A Union ‘Jumps In’ - The United Food & Commercial Workers ‘Track Down’ Contacts Of Workers Exposed To COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union is stepping in where the Federal Government has failed, running its own Coronavirus Contact-Tracing Program for its 1.3 million Members. Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit, the Union has sent agents into grocery stores, meatpacking plants and food-processing facilities. They talk to more»

AFSCME International President Lee Saunders: ‘It’s Time To Inject Some Disinfectant Into The Highest Levels Of Government’ As Americans ‘Fall Victim’ To ‘Trump’s & McConnell’s Corrupt Incompetence’

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International President Lee Saunders - whose Union represents 1.4 million Public Employees across the U.S. that provide the vital services that make America happen - says it is “time to inject some disinfectant into the highest levels of more»

The New York State United Teachers’ Board Of Directors Passes Resolution ‘Demanding A Responsible Plan’ For Reopening Schools

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is working closely with New York State Officials to ensure its Members' concerns are front and center in all discussions regarding the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic. While the value of in-person instruction is undeniable, the safety and well-being of students and more»

“It’s Shown Me That ‘If You Put Your Mind To It, You Can Actually Do It’” - New York City Transit Workers Complete Three-Year Skilled Trades Apprentice Program

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On July 29th, 17 Transit Workers were awarded certificates attesting to their completion of three-year Apprenticeships in Skilled Trade Titles within New York City Transit. The certificates were awarded by Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 President Tony Utano, Training and Upgrading Fund Director Charles Jenkins, in conjunction more»

WNYLaborToday.com Announces New App - ‘Now It’s Easier Than Ever’ For Unions, Leadership & Their Members ‘To Keep Tabs On A Variety Of Labor News From Across The Nation, From Washington, D.C., Across NYS & Right Here In WNY’

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – WNYLaborToday.com - a Buffalo, New York-headquartered on-line Labor Media Outlet that’s read across the United States, has made it easier for Unions, their Leadership and Members to access an array of Labor News not found in any one place across the entire Internet by unveiling a new App. Your On-Line Labor more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation-Represented Educators ‘Overwhelmingly’ Reject City School District Reopening Plan - Survey Shows 86.56% ‘Do Not Think’ The Plan ‘Provides For A Safe Reopening For Students, Parents & Staff’

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has released the results of a survey of Buffalo Teachers’ opinions of the Buffalo Public Schools District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan, which they have overwhelmingly rejected. BTF President Phil Rumore said “the results of the survey of Buffalo Teachers ‘is cause for great more»

Factory Worker's Death At Wisconsin Briggs & Stratton Engine Plant ‘Highlights Debate’ Over GOP-Backed Employer Coronavirus Liability Shield

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in National Labor News
CBS News’ Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Briggs & Stratton provided this photo (on the left) showing plastic barriers between Workers at their Wisconsin plant. But another photo (on the right) provided by an Employee a day later appears to show those same barriers rolled up. (Photos Courtesy of Briggs & Stratton And An Employee) more»

The National Association Of Letter Carriers File Nationwide Grievance Against 'Mail Slowdown Scheme' Initiated By Trump Appointee, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has filed a National Grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired more than two dozen top Staffers and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down. The Union’s grievance, which also more»

NLRB ‘Rules in Favor’ Of Strippers Who Want To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Strippers have been fighting for fair Labor practices for years. Until now, they've faced barriers to forming Unions. Most clubs hire Dancers as Independent Contractors, making them exempt from laws protecting official collective organizing efforts within their workplaces. But on July 31st, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld a ruling that more»

Alabama Pre-Apprenticeship Program Launched ‘To Create Better Pathways To Workforce’

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF ALABAMA) - The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) has announced a program for those seeking to develop marketable skills and enter the workforce quickly. A new Pre-Apprenticeship initiative will use “a combination of curriculum, on-the-job training and simulated work experiences” in order to “allow a person to gain more»

Returning Workers Are ‘Still Questioning’ Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Three weeks into Phase 4 of New York City’s reopening plan and more Workers are making their way back to the job. While many have welcomed the opportunity to return after months of COVID-19 quarantine, they still have questions about the safety guidelines and protocols that their employers should be implementing to maintain more»

Bookstore Fight Suggests COVID Workplace Safety Issues Are Growing Story

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - When The Strand alerted its Employees it was reopening on June 22nd, managers sent re-hired Workers a three-page safety plan ahead of their return to the iconic Greenwich Village Bookstore. “I looked at it and I said, well, ‘they’re taking it seriously enough,’” said Employee Bill Magee, a Member of United more»

How About This? - Union Representing Some Of Cleveland's Division Of Waste Workers Claims City Provided Employees With Personal Protective Wipes That Expired Back In 2008

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 in National Labor News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - The Union representing some of Cleveland's Division of Waste workers claims the city provided Employees with expired personal protective wipes amid fears of COVID-19. Laborers Local 860, which represents about 200 Division of Waste Workers, said it has met with city leaders about the Workers' concerns after at least two Employees in the more»

National Labor Leaders ‘Join Their Voices Together’ To Call On Senate To Pass The HEROES Act

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Several National Labor leaders came together late last week to call on the Senate to pass the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act, a House-approved Bill that includes nearly $1 trillion in Federal aid to states, cities and towns - which is essential in helping communities across the country more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Strike That Began On June 22nd ‘Comes To An End’ After Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Contract Deal At Navy Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works That Impacts 4,300 Workers

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in National Labor News
(BATH, MAINE) - Navy Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and its Union-represented Production Workers have reached a tentative contract agreement to end a Strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a Coronavirus Pandemic, officials announced Saturday (August 8th). The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the Union’s Negotiating Team, more»

‘Friday Night Massacre’ At The U.S. Postal Service: Is This Trump's ‘Best Shot’ At Stealing The Election? The APWU Says “There's A White House Agenda To Also Privatize And Sell Off The Public Postal Service"

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Government Watchdogs, Democratic Lawmakers and Pro-Democracy Advocates declared it a "Friday Night Massacre" for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy - a major GOP donor to Republican President Donald Trump and the recently-appointed Postmaster General - had issued a more»

‘An Organizing Success In The Age Of COVID-19’ - United Nurses Associations Of California/Union Of Health Care Professionals ‘Grows By’ 1,350 Members

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA) - More than 1,350 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Employees have joined the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) Family. The newest Union Members include Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists working in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. This organizing more»

Carpenters Union ‘Brother's Keeper Program’ Teaches Disadvantaged Men & Women Carpentry, Construction Skills, On-The-Job Training

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA) - The Coronavirus Pandemic has not been kind to the workforce, forcing layoffs and creating uncertainty for those looking for a sustainable income, but a local Carpenter's Union Program is hoping to change things, by helping Los Angeles residents develop skills to keep them on the job. The Brother's Keeper Program offers a pathway more»

Two New Books On ‘Why The Working Class Votes Against Its Economic Interests’ - ‘The System’ By Robert Reich & ‘Break ‘Em Up, Recovering Our Freedom From Big Ag, Big Tech and Big Money’ By Zephyr Teachout

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
One of the mysteries in politics for decades now has been why White Working-Class Americans began to vote Republican in large numbers in the 1960s and 1970s. After all, it was Democrats who supported Labor Unions, higher minimum wages, expanded unemployment insurance, Medicare and generous Social Security, helping to lift Workers into the Middle Class. Of more»

‘Never Stronger’ - The American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees’ 2020 Virtual Convention Will Honor ‘Front Line Public Service Heroes’

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Next week, on August 13th and the 14th, thousands of Delegates will participate in virtual proceedings during the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) 44th International Convention. During the convention, AFSCME Delegates will conduct the business of the Union, including elections for the more»

Unions ‘Working To Make The Lives Of Their Members Better’ - Oregon IBEW Locals Provide Member Pregnancy Benefits

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 in National Labor News
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, working with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Harrison Trust, has added a new Maternity Leave Benefit for its members, as well as those of three other IBEW Locals in the state. The benefit allows for six months of paid leave, with 13 weeks more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Union-Represented Columbia University Front Line Workers ‘Avoid’ An Authorized Strike By Reaching A New Contract Agreement

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It looks like there won't be a Strike at Columbia University after the Union representing more than 600 Maintenance Workers, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters and Security Officers employed at four Columbia University Campuses announced the two sides have agreed in principle on a two-year contract. After months of negotiations, TWU Local more»

NYSUT Poll: 81% Of Union Members Say Health & Safety ‘Should Drive School Reopening’

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Eighty-one-percent of New York School Staff Members say the health and safety of students and Staff should be the deciding factor in reopening schools, according to a poll of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Members. In fact, 50% of NYSUT Members say they are reluctant or unwilling to go back to in-person instruction this Fall more»

Labor Perspective From High School Social Studies Teacher & Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers Working Educators Caucus Member Paul Prescod: ‘Remember The Public Sector’ In The Fight For Black Lives

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
While today's wave of protests focuses on the role of police in our society, we cannot ignore another big looming crisis for Black lives: The destruction of the Public Sector. With the GDP shrinking by a whopping 32.9% in the second quarter, the economic crisis induced by the pandemic is leading to massive austerity across the country. Without Federal more»

Workers ‘Face Retaliation, Including Layoffs, For Organizing Unions During’ COVID-19 Pandemic - With Coronavirus Cases ‘Surging’ & As Millions Of Americans Still Unemployed, The Stakes For Union Organizing ‘Have Risen Dramatically’

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in National Labor News
(SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA) - The Coronavirus Pandemic has fueled Strikes, protests and Union Organizing efforts in response to mass layoffs and concerns of safety protections for Essential Workers around the United States since economic shutdowns began in March 2020. As Workers try to organize Unions to improve working conditions during the pandemic, more»

‘Drinking The Kool-Aid’ - Donald Trump, Masks, Hydroxychloroquine & COVID-19: A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Thursday, August 6, 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 COVID-19 Pandemic has been raging for over five more»

Students, Community Groups, United University Professions Members Participate In A Virtual Rally For The ‘Safe Reopening’ Of State University Of New York Campuses

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Hundreds of United University Professions (UUP) Union Members, students and lawmakers around New York rallied Wednesday (August 5th) to demand a safe reopening of State University of New York (SUNY) Campuses and Facilities, through testing and tracing, social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks in all close-contact settings; and more»

“Some People ‘Are Calling This Moment The Great Awakening’” - Philadelphia Restaurant Workers ‘Are Organizing For Higher Wages & Better Working Conditions Despite’ The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - In June, as uprisings over racism and police brutality roiled Philadelphia, the owners of the revered Vegan Restaurants Vedge and V Street sent a note to Staff acknowledging the import of the moment - but quickly pivoting from human rights to animal rights. “Our business was born out of compassion,” they wrote. more»

‘Despite’ The Pandemic, Skilled Building Trades Unions ‘Keep Training Our Future Workforce’

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) - Between an uphill battle of overcoming the “dirty job” stereotype and finding Skilled Workers who can pass a drug test, conditions were challenging for the Building Trades before the Coronavirus Pandemic. As states issued stay-at-home orders amid rising diagnoses of COVID-19, the disease spread by the Coronavirus, Trade more»

Nurses In New York City Join Nationwide ‘Call For Proper Protections Against COVID-19’

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – “We ‘need to have proper’ PPE (Personal Protection Equipment),” long-time Nurse Stephanie McGrath said at a small lunch-hour rally outside the Veterans Administration hospital on East 23rd Street Wednesday (August 5th). “The VA (Veterans Administration) supplies ‘are below standards.’” more»

Chicago Teachers Union To Call For Strike Vote As A ‘Means Of Putting Pressure’ On City’s Public Schools To ‘Back Off’ Plan For A Partial Return To Classrooms Next Month

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Less than a year removed from its longest Labor stoppage in three decades (File Photo Above), the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is convening an emergency meeting of its elected delegates early next week to discuss another Strike Vote that would put pressure on Chicago Public Schools to back off its plan for a partial return to more»

“We’re Watching The Destruction Of The Post Office Unfolding In Front Of Us” - Letter Carriers In Maine Say U.S. Postal Leadership Is ‘Sabotaging’ The Postal Service By ‘Willfully Delaying’ Mail

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PORTLAND, MAINE) - Letter Carriers in Portland, Maine have filed a formal complaint against their Postmaster James Thornton, to the Post Office Inspector General, accusing him of delaying First Class Mail in order to, fast track Amazon packages. A Journalist said of the situation: “We’re watching the deliberate destruction of the Post Office more»

Video Game Workers ‘Speak Out’ About Treatment ‘Amid Industry’s Record’ Sales

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in New York City Labor News
With people cooped up at home, video game sales have spiked up almost 20% over a year ago - but against the backdrop of growing earnings, the industry is facing a reckoning over how it treats Workers. The business of making video games is often a passion project, said Dmitri Williams, an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Southern more»

NYSUT & The UFT ‘Demand A Clear Statewide Policy’ For Building Shutdown, Tracing & Quarantine Protocols In The Event Of Positive COVID-19 Cases In Schools

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As New York State prepares to make decisions regarding reopening school buildings this week, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) today (Wednesday, August 5th) demanded that State Health Officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, and how more»

Unions ‘Demand’ Trump’s U.S. Department Of Transportation ‘Mandate’ Passengers Wear Masks ‘All The Time’ While On The Nation’s Airlines, Subway, Bus & Commuter Rail Companies - ‘Or Get Booted Off’

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Fed up with Trump Regime inaction to protect Front Line Transportation Workers, their Unions have formally petitioned U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao to order the Nation’s airlines and subway, bus and commuter rail companies to force passengers to wear Anti-Coronavirus Protective Masks all the more»

North America’s Building Trades Unions Issue Two New Studies Showing ‘Great Opportunities In Energy Construction - Research Shows Jobs Provide Workers With Better Pay, Health & Pension Benefits Than Other Industries

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) has released two comprehensive reports assessing construction opportunities and job quality in the Energy Sector. The reports, commissioned by NABTU, present new perspectives showing the great opportunities and high value of training, safety, health and compensation in energy more»

The Re-Entry Employment Opportunities Act - Bipartisan Bill Introduced In Washington To Strengthen Re-Entry Opportunities Through Skills Trainings & Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (Democrat-Michigan) has introduced bipartisan legislation that strengthens re-entry programs that provide Workforce Training, Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship. The Re-Entry Employment Opportunities Act, which Peters introduced with U.S. Senator Rob Portman (Republican-OH), would codify into law the U.S. more»

Hearst Magazines’ Staff Of 500, Who Are Employed At 28 Different Magazines, ‘Vote Overwhelmingly’ To Unionize With Writers Guild Of America East

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hearst Magazines’ Digital and Print Staff has voted overwhelmingly - 241-to-83 - to Unionize with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East in an election administered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The new Bargaining Unit includes some 500 Members from Hearst Magazine’s Editorial, Video, Design, Photo and Social more»

‘Working In Power’ - Former Airport Employee ‘Rises Above’ Anti-Union Bosses

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – St. John’s University Journalism Major Giovahn Dejoie, 19, had high hopes when he moved to Queens and started working at Eulen American in the Fall of 2019, but less than four months into his job as a JFK Airport Baggage Handler, Dejoie started to see red flags: “One of the ‘first things was pushing two more»

On The Jewish Labor Committee’s National Day Of Mourning, Labor Leaders Warn That ‘We Must Build A Better World’

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Sara Nelson joined with National Nurses United (NNU) President Jean Ross, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum and Front Line Workers for the recently-held Jewish Labor Committee’s National Day of more»

Organized Labor ‘Pleased’ With House Passage Of A Massive $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill That Anti-Union Forces ‘Had Hoped Would Not Include’ Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Requirements & The Use Of Project Labor Agreements

Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Organized Labor is pleased with the House of Representatives passing a massive $1.5 trillion Infrastructure Bill that includes Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Requirements and the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), which Anti-Union Forces had fought against. If you missed it, the House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, on a more»