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Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Leslie Smith ‘Fired For Fighting For A Union’

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
“Nobody should have to sacrifice their dignity pleading for basic rights. But sadly, due to Worker Misclassification, many Working People don’t have access to employer-sponsored health insurance, fair pay, Workers Comp and, most importantly, Collective Bargaining Rights.” - With that strong comment, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Leslie more»

Disaster Averted: How Unions Have ‘Dodged The Blow’ Of Janus (So Far) - Public Sector Unions Defied The Right’s ‘Attempt To Crush Them & Were Transformed In The Process’

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Months after the Supreme Court’s June 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision, Public Sector Unions are not teetering on the brink of collapse, as their detractors may have hoped. The consensus is that good preparation softened the initial blow. “Anyone ‘writing our obituary is going to be sorely disappointed,’” more»

The First Woman To Serve In A Top Ohio AFL-CIO Position Has Been Honored By The World Peace Prize Organization, Presented With Its ‘Roving Ambassador For Peace’ Prize

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The first woman to serve in a top Ohio AFL-CIO position has been honored by the World Peace Prize Organization. Pierrette “Petee” Talley of Columbus is the first woman to hold one of the top two offices in the 56-year history of the Ohio AFL-CIO. Talley, who serves as Secretary-Treasurer, is a Member of American Federation more»

New York City Councilman Proposes Prevailing Wage ‘For All’ City-Subsidized Construction Projects

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Council Member Ben Kallos has proposed legislation that would require Construction Workers to be paid the Prevailing Wage Rate for projects subsidized by the city. Construction contractors must already pay the prevailing wage when they have a direct contract with the city, but Kallos’ measure would expand this more»

For The First Time In 30 Years, 32,000 Los Angeles Teachers & Staff Will Strike Today

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - More than 32,000 Los Angeles Teachers and Staff Members will walk off the job today (Monday, January 14th) in the country's second-biggest school district. That means about 600,000 kids will have no idea when they'll see their Teachers again. Weeks of heated negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) Union and more»

Trump ‘Proposes Ending’ Federal Pensions - The IBEW Reports That Trump Wants To ‘Stop’ Pensions, ‘End’ Raises & ‘Take Away’ Paid Holidays For Federal Workers

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Trump Administration Officials have suggested ways to save the government money in the next budget - and, to no one’s surprise, some of the savings are expected to come at the expense of Working People, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) reports on its website. The proposals call for slashing the wages more»

As The IBEW & USW Combine Forces To Organize Workers At Buffalo’s Tesla Plant, General Motors CEO Says Tesla CEO Elon Musk ‘Doesn't Want’ Unionized Workers

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - General Motors CEO Mary Barra dismissed the possibility that Elon Musk's Tesla could acquire one of GM's soon-to-be-idled U.S. factories. Barra acknowledged talk about the prospect of Tesla acquiring GM's plant in Detroit or its plant in Lordstown, Ohio - both of which are set to close soon unless they are assigned new vehicles to more»

1199 SEIU Launches ‘Protect TPS, Protect DREAMERS’ Campaign

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Members, elected officials and Haitian Community Leaders announced a new campaign: Protect TPS, Protect DREAMERS on Friday, January 11th - the ninth anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 Haitians. The administration of Republican President Donald Trump has ended more»

Four Reasons ‘Why’ Teens ‘Should Learn’ A Trade

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in New York State Labor News
In recent decades there has been a strong push in American education to prepare all high school students for college. Whether the intention has been to marginalize career and technical training or whether Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classes have merely been collateral damage in the fight to raise academic standards and promote Science, Technology, more»

This Is The ‘True Meaning’ Of Unionism & Solidarity: The American Federation Of Teachers Union Announces Interest-Free Loan Program For Public Sector Employees Impacted By Federal Government Shutdown

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten has announced an Interest-Free Loan Program from the Union for its Federal Public Sector Members who are impacted by the government shutdown, which is entering its fourth week. The AFT represents Federal Government Employees, including Corrections Officers, Firefighters, more»

Via The Des Moines Register: More Than 500 General Mills Workers In Iowa ‘Go Union,’ Vote To Join The Retail, Wholesale And Department Store Union

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA) - More than 500 General Mills Workers in Cedar Rapids have voted for Union Representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Last week the Workers voted during two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election sessions, according to a news release. The RWDSU will now represent about 520 General Mills Workers more»

“We’re Not Lab Rats:” SAG-AFTRA & IATSE Declare Support For Actors Equity Strike In New York City As Union Warns Off Strikebreakers - Equity Strike Targets The Development Process Used By New Shows, Especially Musicals

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) have thrown their support behind a strike called last week by Actors Equity, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the Unions supported the Stage Performers’ Union more»

CWA ‘Blasts’ AT&T Decision To Close 150-Worker Syracuse Call Center

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is criticizing AT&T for its decision to close its 150-Worker call center in Downtown Syracuse, while reaping a $20 billion windfall from the 2017 Tax Cut Law. “AT&T should have to explain why it’s rolling out closure after closure and upending lives of Workers more»

Salaries For Many Construction Trades ‘Are On The Rise’ According To A New Study From The National Center For Construction Education And Research

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A survey conducted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has revealed that salaries for many Skilled Craft Positions in the construction industry continued to rise in 2018. More than 130 companies participated in the survey and the reported earnings do not include overtime, bonuses or incentive pay. The NCCER is a more»

Teamsters Union Wins $1 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Drivers At YRC Freight - Company Exceeded Permissible Amount Of Freight That Can Be Diverted

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Teamsters Union has won a $1 million settlement on behalf of YRC Freight’s Road Drivers. The Collective Bargaining Agreement with YRC Freight limits the amount of over-the-road freight that can be put on trains or hauled by Non-Bargaining Unit Personnel. The Teamsters Union monitors those amounts. After reviewing the more»

Federal Workers Rally To ‘Blast’ Republican President Trump’s Government Shutdown & Lockout Of National Workforce

Published on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With denunciations ranging from “shutdown” to “lockout” to - one speaker in Washington, D.C. said - “shakedown,” Workers and their allies rallied to blast Republican President Donald Trump’s closure of a large hunk of the Federal Government and his denial of pay to 800,000 Workers. The sharp more»

Solidarity For IAM Members At Boeing South Carolina - Boeing Engages In Campaign Of Intimidation Against Flight Line Workers, Most Notably Six IAM Members Who’ve Been ‘Unjustly’ Terminated

Published on Friday, January 11, 2019 in National Labor News
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) – The “unjust” terminations of six International Association of Machinists (IAM)-represented Workers employed at Boeing’s South Carolina Plant have rallied IAM Members, elected officials and others throughout the Nation to show solidarity for the Workers, said IAM District 751 Representatives, who more»

AFSCME Supports New York Mayor’s Paid Time Off Proposal

Published on Friday, January 11, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders is praising New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to mandate two weeks of paid time off for Workers in the city, calling it “true progress.” “Mayor de Blasio’s plan is true progress in unrigging a system more»

“We’ve Got Your Back” - Unionists & Elected Officials Tell New Era Cap Workers As Those Concerned Rally Outside Derby Manufacturing Facility In A Continued Effort To ‘Put Pressure On’ The Company To Change Its Plant Closing Decision

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DERBY, NEW YORK) – While it may be considered an uphill battle at this point, Unionists and Elected Officials who rallied outside the New Era Cap Company’s Derby Manufacturing Facility on Wednesday (January 9th) afternoon delivered a message to New Era Workers who’d just walked out of the plant as their shift ended: “We’ve got more»

What Happened To ‘Making America Great & Bringing Back America Jobs?’ Don’t Look Now, But General Motors Has Become Mexico’s Biggest Automaker

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - General Motors (GM) will conclude 2018 as the largest producer and exporter of automobiles in Mexico, the first time in recent history that the automaker has risen to the position. The turn of events is the result of GM’s efforts to refocus its Mexican Manufacturing Facilities to produce crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, more»

Transportation Security Administration Union Warns Of ‘Massive Security Risk’ As Some Officers Quit Amid Government Shutdown

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At first, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screeners were just calling out sick from work. Now, some are quitting altogether, their Union says. In a statement released Tuesday (January 8th), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represents the Workers, warned that safety could take a big hit in more»

Labor Perspective From LaborPress.org’s Joe Maniscalco: Wanted, A Greater Media Spotlight On The Nearly Two-Year Charter/Spectrum Strike

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - This week, Telecom Giant Charter Communications announced it is looking for journalism’s “best and brightest” to join the ranks of Spectrum News in NYC - we here at LaborPress.org have some advice for our correspondent comrades looking for a new gig: don’t take the job unless you plan on shining a light on the more»

Irvine, California Marriott Workers ‘Go Union’ - Housekeepers, Cooks, Dishwashers & Banquet Servers Vote To Unionize With UNITE HERE

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(IRVINE, CALIFORNIA) - More than 100 Housekeepers, Cooks, Dishwashers and Banquet Servers at the CBRE Global Investors-owned Irvine Marriott hotel voted earlier this week to Unionize with UNITE HERE Local 11. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election to bring Workers into the Union trumped Marriott management’s Anti-Union Campaign, Union more»

NYS Building Trades Enters 2019 With A ‘New Wave Of Optimism’ That Now - With A Democrat-Controlled Assembly, Senate & Governor’s Office - The Definition Of Public Work Will Indeed Become Law

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) – Now that New York is governed by a Democratic Assembly, House and the Governor’s Office, the State Building Trades and Construction Trades Council - and individual Building Trades Unions across the State - are entering 2019 with a new wave of optimism that, finally, the Definition of Public Work will finally become more»

Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson Calls On Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell To Hold Votes To End Trump’s Government Shutdown

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Sara Nelson, the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) Union, called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) on Tuesday (January 8th) to hold votes to end Republican President Donald Trump’s shutdown of the Federal Government. “We ‘shouldn’t be more»

Another ‘Case In Point’ Of The Janus Decision ‘Not Working:’ In Pennsylvania, Teachers Are ‘Sticking’ With Their Unions & Choosing ‘Not’ To Opt Out

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in National Labor News
(LEHIGH VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA) - Lehigh Valley Teachers appear to be sticking with their Unions and not opting out of membership six months after a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court against requiring “Fair Share” Payments from Non-Union Members. Union Membership was expected to suffer after the Court last June ruled in favor of an more»

Seattle City Council Members Travels To NYC To Speak At RWDSU HQs, Tell New Yorkers They “Have The Opportunity Seattle Didn't” As They ‘Prepare For War’ With Amazon

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York’s growing coalition of representatives and lawmakers opposed to Amazon’s plans for a headquarters in Queens gained two new allies who know the company’s effects on metro regions better than most: Seattle Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Lisa Herbold. Herbold and Mosqueda both appeared at a press event held more»

“We Are Not Robots:” Amazon Warehouse Employees Push To Unionize In Response To Working Conditions After Amazon ‘Fails To Address’ Allegations

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
As Amazon’s workforce has more than doubled over the past three years, Workers at Amazon Fulfillment Center Warehouses in the United States have started organizing and pushing toward forming a Union to fight back against the company’s treatment of its Workers. Amazon’s global workforce reached more than 613,000 Employees worldwide more»

NYSUT Helps Celebrate Black History Month With A New Poster That Highlights American Civil Rights, Voting & Women’s Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union will be celebrating Black History Month in February with a poster highlighting Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). An American Civil Rights, Voting and Women’s Rights Activist, Hamer co-founded and vice-chaired the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which challenged the all-white more»

In An ‘Astonishing’ Letter, Delta & United Airlines Pilots Told President Trump To “Stop And Think” As Pilots Voiced Their ‘Serious Concern” About The Government Shutdown

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Delta and United Airlines Pilots - and those of JetBlue and many other airlines - have had enough. In a scorchingly fact-based letter to Republican President Donald Trump, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) - which represents 61,000 Pilots - used simple words. Its president, Captain Joe DePete wrote: I am writing to urge you to more»

This Is Why There Is A ‘Fight For $15 And A Union’ Campaign: In The Aftermath Of A Viral McDonald's Fight, Workers Plan Strike To Demand Training, Protection From Violence

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in National Labor News
(ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA) - Laura Rollins won't work the drive-thru. "Those girls get the worst of it," said the 66-year-old, who has worked at 10 different McDonald’s over 25 years. The name-calling and sexual comments - she's seen women working the drive-thru deal with the worst customers. She's seen sodas splashed into cashiers' faces and spit more»

Unions Face New Court Fight In The State of Massachusetts - President Of That State’s AFL-CIO Labor Federation Calls The Case An “Attack On Working People”

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 in National Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTES) - Organized Labor suffered a major loss to its Right-leaning foes last year when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against an important funding source for Public Sector Unions. Now, that fight comes to Boston. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is scheduled on Tuesday (January 8th) to hear an appeal that was filed on behalf more»

Janitors, Security Guards & Other Federal Contractors ‘Receive No’ Back Pay - ‘Unlike’ Federal Employees, Contractors Won't Get Back Pay During Government Shutdown

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - While hundreds of thousands of Federal Workers will have to wait for back pay after the government shutdown ends, thousands more whose pay comes from federal contracts have little hope of recouping the pay they lose when the government isn't operating. As a result, some contractors are turning to other means to make up for the lost more»

“I Thought It Was Normal:” Nearly 25% Of New York City Diner Workers Say Their Bosses Rip Them Off On Wages

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - When Miguel Romero Lara quit his job as a milkman in Tlaxcala, Mexico, nearly 30 years ago and said goodbye to his pregnant wife and two young children, he went in search of better paying work to support his family. He thought he had found just the right position when he was hired as a dishwasher at the Waverly Diner, an all-night more»

Labor Perspective From Oregon Nurses Association Members & Registered Nurses Julie Bostrom & David Hilderbrand: Why Nurses ‘Care About’ Safe Staffing

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
bendbulletin.com Editor’s Note: Both Julie Bostrom and David Hilderbrand are experienced Registered Nurses and leaders on the Oregon Nurses Association’s contract negotiation team at St. Charles Bend Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. We’ve sat directly across the table from St. Charles Medical Center executives for more than seven months more»

It’s ‘Good To Be Recognized’ For Your Union ‘Show Must Go On’ Attitude: The Dave Matthews ‘Sings The Praises’ Of IATSE Local 56

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in National Labor News
(MONTREAL, CANADA) - Members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Stagehands Local 56 recently got a shout-out from the Dave Matthews Band for their show-must-go-on attitude that saved the day after the band’s trucks and crew were delayed at the Canadian border en route to a concert in Montreal. “I wanted to write a more»

Unions Say Transportation Safety Administration Workers Can’t Afford To Man Checkpoints Without A Paycheck

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) Officials are monitoring reports that the Nation’s airports were experiencing an increase in “sick outs” as the partial Federal Government shutdown entered its third week. “Call-outs have increased, but they’re really having minimal impact,” TSA spokesman more»

Argyle Theatre Orchestra Musicians Express Their Intent To ‘Go Union’ With The Associated Musicians Of New York

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BABYLON, NEW YORK) - The Professional Musicians who perform in musical productions at Babylon Village’s Argyle Theatre have started the Unionization process with the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 American Federation of Musicians (AFM). A majority of the Orchestra Musicians have expressed their intent to Unionize and are now more»

Labor Perspective From Relay Graduate Of Education Assistant Professor Zachary Wright: We Have To Teach Social Justice In Our Schools

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
EducationPost.org Editor’s Note: Zachary Wright, a National Finalist for the United States Department of Education’s School Ambassador Fellowship, is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Relay Graduate School of Education, which serves the Philadelphia and Camden areas. Prior to that, he was the 12th-grade world literature and AP Literature more»

Charter/Spectrum Strike ‘Drags On’ Into 2019 As Queens Residents Sound Alarm Over ‘Dangerously Bad’ Service

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - When Queens residents allied with the Building Trades #CountMeIn Campaign complain about Charter/Spectrum’s dangerously shoddy cable TV and phone service, they sound a lot like Striking International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3-represented Workers who say, yes, service is poor - and has only gotten worse as their more»

New York State’s Labor Unions Face New Challenges In 2019 As Governor Cuomo Charges The Federal Government With Waging An 'All-Out Attack' On Unions

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - A behind the scenes battle is raging across New York for the hearts, minds and wallets of Public Sector Union Members, following last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended compelled Union Dues from Workers who opt out of being represented by Organized Labor. Here in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s more»

Union Cannabis Comes To Oregon

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Seattle-based Cannabis Retail Chain Have a Heart opened its first Oregon store in Salem just after Thanksgiving and on December 15th ratified a Collective Bargaining Agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555. The Union Agreement covers 19 employees at the Salem store, plus Workers at any future Oregon more»

Pay Freeze Is Latest Way Federal Workers ‘Are Left Out In The Cold’

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It's a not-so-happy new year for thousands of Federal Workers. In the midst of a Federal Government shutdown, Republican President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on freezing federal pay for 2019. The order stops the automatic and annual 2.1% increase that all Civilian Workers would have received on January 1st. It also zeros more»

UAW Files A Lawsuit Against General Motors, Claiming GM ‘Breached’ Its Contract By Using ‘Temporary’ Workers At Its Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly Plant

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 in National Labor News
(FOR WAYNE, INDIANA) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) Union has filed a lawsuit against General Motors (GM), claiming the automaker breached its labor contract with the UAW by using temporary Workers at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly Plant - and not transferring Senior Employees from a shuttered Ohio plant. According to the UAW, the Union is hoping to get more»

A Labor Perspective From Ashley Blom: A Union Leader's Daughter On How Family & Union Value Sets ‘Are Synonymous And Last A Lifetime’

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 in New York State Labor News
My Father is a proud Union Leader with the Farmingdale, New York-headquartered Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1104. Over the years, he has taught me so much in life and I learn more every day from him still. Being in the Union is a Brotherhood, where everyone supports each other through good times and bad. He’s made lifelong friends more»

‘Turning From Bad To Good:’ The Fight For Middle Class Jobs In Downtown Brooklyn

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Union Cement and Concrete Workers denied work at a massive mixed use development in Downtown Brooklyn are pressing the fight for good Middle Class jobs into the New Year. Labor leaders concede that the 1.1 million square foot development’s foundation has already “gone bad,” but insist that opportunities for good more»

2018, The Year Of The Strike - Teachers, Hotel Workers & Others Walked Off The Job & Won Major Gains. Some Experts Say This Surge ‘Could Portend A New Wave’ Of Labor Activism, As More & More Workers Realize Collective Action Can Pay Off

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
For years, many Labor Experts seemed ready to write the obituary of Strikes in America. In 2017, the number of major Strikes - those involving more than 1,000 Workers - dwindled to just seven in the Private Sector. Indeed, over the past decade, there were just 13 major Strikes a year - on average. That’s less than one-sixth the average annual more»

Don’t Look Now, But America Is ‘Running Low’ On Blue Collar Workers

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The U.S. is currently dealing with a very tight labor market and Blue Collar jobs, in particular, are experiencing an acute Worker shortage. The Conference Board, a non-profit research organization, defines Blue Collar occupations as “construction, extraction, farming, installation, maintenance, repair, production, transportation, and material more»

The U.S. Construction Labor Shortage Is Creating ‘Increasingly Lucrative Career Paths’ For Those Who Want To ‘Work With Their Hands’ Or ‘Don’t Want To Go’ To College

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2019 in New York City Labor News
College isn’t for everyone and there are strong reasons to support students who decide to opt out of the college track and get jobs in the Trades. A 2017 study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found between 1991-2015: “Good jobs in non-manufacturing Blue Collar industries, such as construction and more»

In Collaboration With Temple University, Unionized Laborers Break Ground On A New $22 Million Training Center In North Philadelphia

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Laborers’ District Council and Temple University are collaborating to bring jobs to North Philadelphia. Spirits were high as Labor Leaders, politicians and neighborhood partners recently broke ground for the Training Center at Broad and Thompson streets. For North Philadelphia’s aspiring Laborers, pathways to more»