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By A ‘Nearly Unanimous’ Margin, IATSE Members In TV & Film Authorize Nationwide Strike - Members Of 36 Locals, Representing 60,000 Workers, Call For The Union’s ‘First Nationwide Strike’ Over Quality-Of-Life Issues

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has announced its 60,000 Members, who work in television and film production across the country, have voted - by a nearly unanimous margin - to grant IATSE International President Matthew Loeb the authority to call a Strike. This is the first time in IATSE’s more»

“The Middle Class Is Hollowed Out And Harder Than Ever To Break Into. We Need A Modern Labor Movement That Brings Good Jobs” - Labor Perspective From Liz Shuler, President Of The 56 Union, 12.5 Million-Member National AFL-CIO

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently, I spotted the Ramp Workers on the tarmac, busily unloading bags and doing safety checks on the plane in 115 degree heat. Most passengers were anxious to deplane, ready to head to baggage claim, not giving a second thought to the work happening all around them to make their journey happen. more»

Cannabis Workers In Seattle ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Workers employed at the Ponder Cannabis Store in Seattle have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21. The eight Workers, who are charge of bud tending, cash handling, medical cannabis and inventory at the store, joined the UFCW because they were concerned about unjust firings and insufficient wages and more»

Governor Hochul Announces Appointments To The New York State Office Of Cannabis Management Board, Including Jessica García - Assistant To The President Of The Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced Reuben R. McDaniel, III and Jessica Garcia have been appointed to the Board of Office of Cannabis Management. The Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management will create and implement a comprehensive regulatory framework for New York’s Cannabis Industry, including the production, more»

President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda - In Buffalo, New York Senator Gillibrand ‘Calls For Historic Investment In Long-Term Care And Caregiver Economy’

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - As Congress crafts the historic Build Back Better agenda that President Joe Biden supports, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) building in Buffalo to call for historic investments in long-term care and the Caregiver economy, building on the $12.7 billion short-term Medicaid more»

Smithfield Foods & Wayne Community College In Goldsboro, North Carolina Signs Third Cohort Of Maintenance Apprentices

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) - Smithfield Foods and Wayne Community College (WCC) accepted a third cohort of Maintenance Apprentices in a signing ceremony recently. The new round adds 13 Apprentices to the 33 Apprentices in the two cohorts already in place. The Maintenance Apprenticeship Program, which was launched in September 2019, is designed to develop more»

“We’re Not Asking For Them To Make Us Millionaires, But You Know, To Treat Us Like We Deserve To Be Treated” - 1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers At Ithaca Nursing Home ‘Take Issue With Unfair’ Contract Offer

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Workers from Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently gathered in front of the nursing home in Ithaca to rally against what they called an unfair contract. The Workers, represented by 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) United Healthcare Workers East, said the contract the nursing home has more»

New York City Transport Worker Union Unveils COVID Memorial

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s largest Transit Workers Union has unveiled a memorial to its 110 Members whose lives have been taken by COVID-19 during a somber ceremony that featured two of the city’s most powerful politicians. The memorial hangs in the Downtown Brooklyn Headquarters of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, which more»

‘Wave Of U.S. Labor Unrest Could See Tens Of Thousands On Strike Within Weeks’ - From Health Care To Hollywood, Workers ‘Are Demanding Higher Wages, Fighting Cuts And Seeking Better Safety And Conditions’

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in National Labor News
Tens of thousands of Workers across the U.S. could go on Strike in the coming weeks in what would be the largest wave of Labor unrest since a series of Teacher Strikes in 2018 and 2019, which won major victories and gave the American Labor Movement a significant boost. The unrest spans a huge range of industries from health care to Hollywood and academia - more»

As Striking CWA-Represented Nurses Continue To Walk The Picket Line Outside South Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital In A Battle Over Patient Care, How Can Catholic Health ‘Not Pay Them - But Bring In Nearly 200 Out-Of-Town Caregivers At $150 An Hour?’

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 Director of Mobilizing and Organizing Mary Nowocien is standing with her striking CWA Local 1133 Brothers and Sisters who are walking the picket line outside South Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital. Nowocien, who’s worked as a Licensed Practical more»

“It Underscores The Importance Of Unions To Uphold Standards And Ensure Workers Can Make A Decent Living” - UC Berkeley Labor Center Study Finds ‘Public Cost’ Of ‘Low Wage Jobs’ In The State Of California’s Construction Industry

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in National Labor News
(BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA) - A new report by the University of California (UC) Berkeley Labor Center highlights the public cost of low wages and few benefits in a large part of California’s Construction Industry. Construction is a large and vital industry in California, accounting for $107 billion in personal income in 2020 or about $1 out of every $25 more»

Study Finds Union Construction Training Has Economic, Social Benefits ‘On Par With A College Degree’ - Contractor Employees In Union Apprenticeships ‘Achieve Equivalent Salaries, Goals As College Grads’

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LAGRANGE, ILLINOIS) - Union Apprenticeship Programs in the Construction Industry produce salary and social outcomes for Workers equivalent to the jobs and social situations of those with four-year college degrees, a new Union-backed study of 10 years of Federal Statistics concludes. The Illinois Economic Policy Institute, a Pro-Labor/Non-Profit based in more»

National Audubon Society Employees ‘Go Union - Fly With’ The CWA

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Employees of the National Audubon Society have formed a Union after a contentious year-long campaign that brought workplace issues and standoffs with management to light. By a 90-to-14 margin, eligible Staff Members of the national chapter voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), which will represent them in contract more»

ON STRIKE: Nearly 2,000 Workers At Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital In South Buffalo Walked Out This Morning Over Staffing Crisis, Deteriorating Patient Care & Safety

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Nurses, Technologists, Clerical Staff, Aides, Dietary and other Service Workers employed at Catholic Health System’s Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo went out on Strike at 6 a.m. today (Friday, October 1st) after management refused to agree to a fair contract that would more»

Threatened Strike At San Francisco Giants Ballpark Called Off After Agreement Reached With Union-Represented Food Service Concession Workers' Union

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Concession Workers at Oracle Park have called off a threatened Strike now that Union Leaders have reached an agreement with the food service contractor for Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants. Unite Here Local 2 and Bon Appetit agreed on COVID safety, health care issues, wages and more, according to a news more»

NLRB: College Athletes ‘Have Employee Rights’ - Memo From The General Counsel ‘Could Pave The Way For Players To Organize’

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Wednesday (September 29th), the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a memo arguing that certain college athletes are Workers at their colleges and universities and are eligible to bargain collectively. The memo also issued a warning to the schools and the NCAA to not run afoul of the players' more»

Beneficial State Bank Signs First Union Contract With Its CWA-Represented Workers

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at Beneficial State Bank have ratified their first-ever Union contract, the two sides announced in separate statements on Wednesday (September 29th). The agreement with Local 7901 and Local 9412 of Communications Workers of America (CWA) covers about 96 Workers at 13 branches in the states of Oregon, California and Washington, including Bankers, more»

‘No Career Is Off-Limits To Girls Today’ - Girl Scouts’ ‘Electrical Day Sparks Enthusiasm For The Trades’

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA) - Before the fun began with hammers and drills and simulated sections of wall, leaders at the Power Girls camp north of Minnesota’s Twin Cities had a question for Journeywoman Jackie Bobick and her IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Sisters: How many of them had been Girl Scouts? “Nobody raised their more»

Food Delivery Workers Won Historic New Protections In NYC That ‘Guarantee’ Ride-Hailing Drivers & Delivery Workers Minimum Pay, But Statewide Reforms ‘Are Harder To Come By’

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City has made history in recent years for establishing Labor Protections for several types of Gig Workers - who, because of their classification as Independent Contractors, don’t typically have the Labor Rights that Employees do. First, it was the New York City Council passing Minimum Pay Rules for Ride-Hailing Drivers more»

Chipotle Workers Strike At The Queens Center Mall, Telling Their Employer That’s A Whole Load Of ‘Guac’ After Being Refused Wages During The Aftermath Of Hurricane Ida’

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Restaurant Workers at the Mexican grill have walked out the job and created a picket line with the help of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) after they say the fast-food chain blew them off during the remnants of Hurricane Ida in early September. Speaking exclusively to amNewYork Metro, several Employees said they were more»

Unions ‘Are Gaining Momentum’ At Restaurants

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in National Labor News
The food-and-beverage industry has one of the lowest Unionization rates in the U.S. - 3.4% of Workers last year, compared to the overall rate of nearly 10.8%, but Workers from some high-profile shops hope to narrow that gap and have tried to organize at San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing, Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon and, most recently, a group of more»

Five Hispanic Leaders Who Changed Labor History

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Hispanic Workers have played an important role in the history of the Nation and the Labor movement. Here are five Labor Leaders who have made important contributions to work in America: Cesar Chavez - One of the country’s most famous Labor Advocates, Cesar Chavez led the United Farm Workers of America. Embracing non-violent acts of civil more»

Union Solidarity ‘Brings An End’ To NYSDOL ‘Stonewalling Over Long-Term’ Temps

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) - Sometimes just smelling a rat may be enough to get your attention - you don’t even have to actually see it. That is in part what prompted the New York State Labor Department (NYSDOL) to agree to sit down with the Public Employees Federation (PEF) to discuss the Union’s long-standing gripe about its Members who have been more»

Legislators Back New York City Taxi Workers Alliance’s Debt-Relief Plan

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York State Senator Jessica Ramos and New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez are backing the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s (NYTWA) debt-relief plan, saying it will help Drivers more and be more fiscally sound than the city’s proposal. “They should add more millions of dollars. What we have seen right more»

Oxford University Press Staffers Vote To ‘Go Union,’ Becoming ‘The First Major Publishing House To Unionize With’ The NewsGuild

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Employees at the New York Office of Oxford University Press have voted 84-to-21 in favor of forming the OUP USA Guild, becoming the first major academic publishing house to Unionize with The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) - and the second new to officially join the Guild. “It’s so surreal right now,” more»

Finding Trained Construction Carpenters ‘Despite’ The Labor Shortage

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND) - When developing and bidding on a construction project, you need to know how you will complete the work and who you will hire to do it. Without a professional workforce, your project will not be on time and within budget, leaving you in disarray. Union-trained Carpenters help bring order to the process. Construction executives more»

In A Letter To New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham ‘Demands Worker Fixes’ & The ‘Hiring Of More Guards’ At The City’s Jails - Including Rikers Island

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - George Gresham, who serves as President of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, is demanding safety fixes for hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health care workers assigned to the city’s jails. The head of a powerful City Union says staffing shortages and violent threats have made it more»

“We’re Making Shareholders Billions Of Dollars While We’re Fighting For Peanuts” - 10,000 John Deere Workers ‘Overwhelmingly Authorize A Strike,’ With 99% Voting ‘Yes’

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in National Labor News
Earlier this month, Members of United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals across Iowa, Illinois and Kansas approved a Strike Authorization Vote by a 99% margin amid contract negotiations with the John Deere Manufacturing Company. The current contract, which has been in place for six years, is set to expire at midnight, September 30th. A strike, which will likely more»

‘Dump DeJoy, Bounce Bloom’ - Postal Workers Want Postmaster & Board Of Governors Chair ‘Out’

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of the New York Metro Area Postal Union are calling on the Biden Administration and the rest of the American People to help save the nearly 250-year-old United States Postal Service (USPS) from the further machinations of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Board of Governors Chair Ron A. Bloom. “I think it has (been) more»

1199 SEIU, League Of Voluntary Hospitals And Homes Of New York Reach Three-Year Contract Agreement That Provides Wage Increases & Recognition Pay, Protects Pensions & Benefits & Adds Juneteenth As A New Legal Holiday

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York (the League) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East have announced a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement that increases wages, provides recognition pay, and adds Juneteenth as a new legal holiday. The agreement covers more»

The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Releases Its 2021 List Of Endorsed Candidates

Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - 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, has released its 2021 list Of Endorsed Candidates:

Hollywood Unions & Celebrities ‘Show Solidarity’ Ahead Of IATSE Strike Vote

Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - A number of Hollywood Unions and celebrities have taken to social media to show solidarity with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which will vote on whether or not to Strike. Talks between IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have broken down as Workers who more»

Two-Thirds Of Low Wage Workers ‘Still Don't Have’ Sick Days Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Two-thirds of low wage Workers do not have sick days, despite the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Overall, Paid Sick Days have a positive benefit to employers as it reduces Employee turnover. There has been a recent push by Democratic politicians and Workers in the U.S. to secure paid more»

UFCW Local 2013 Confronts ‘Appalling’ Quality King On Long Island

Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BELLPORT, NEW YORK) – Late last week, Workers, elected officials and community residents called on Quality King, one of the Nation’s leading distributors of brand items, to negotiate a fair Labor Contract for one of its subsidiaries - and end what they call the “culture of harassment and intimidation of Immigrant Workers.” During a more»

CSEA Supporters Demand Racial Justice

Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Labor Unionists, allies, friends and family recently joined together to stand up and speak out on racial and economic injustice at a Black Lives Matter rally that was sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). Speakers at the event included CBTU Rochester Chapter President Deb Lee, a former more»

In Canada, An Amazon Warehouse ‘Could Soon Be The First To Unionize In North America’

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in National Labor News
(EDMONTON, ALBERTA/CANADA) - The struggle to Unionize Amazon has shifted to Canada, Where workers in Alberta could soon be the first to Unionize an Amazon warehouse in North America. Workers at the YEG1 facility in Nisku, Alberta, just outside Edmonton, filed for a Union Election on earlier this month, which could be held in mere weeks, once the Alberta more»

Seeking Labor Law Reform To Legalizing Undocumented People, ‘Droves Of Groups Descend On Washington To Demand Passage Of’ Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With key votes looming on everything in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda from Labor Law reform to legalizing Undocumented People, droves of groups are intensively lobbying lawmakers to ensure looming legislation aids their progressive causes. In the week Congress returned, starting September 20th, everybody and more»

1,499 Stop Work Orders Issued In New York City Construction Sweep

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a recent safety sweep, New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Inspectors issued 3,600 violations to contractors and 1,499 Stop Work Orders. In some cases, those orders were issued to different permitted jobs located at the same address. The DOB rescinded many of those orders and work resumed after the contractors corrected the more»

Two New York Utility Unions Say Governor Hochul ‘Is Pandering, Not Progressing’ - Her Comments Made To Enviro’s ‘Kills’ Union Jobs, ‘Fails To Meet Real’ Emissions Goals

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State is dependent on energy supplies from out of state for more than three-fourths of its energy needs, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration - which means 75% of the energy used by state residents comes from out-of-state providers. “When we asked the (former Governor Andrew Cuomo Administration) more»

Bull Moose Retail Workers In New Hampshire Unionize With UFCW For COVID Safety & ‘To Support Good Union Jobs’ For 12,000 New England Front Line Workers

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445, which represents 12,000 Essential Workers in grocery, health care and other front line industries across New England, has announced Retail Workers at Bull Moose in Salem have voted unanimously to Unionize. The Union vote comes after Bull Moose fired Workers in May 2021 for more»

Nearly $440,000 Awarded To Prepare Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Apprentices For Careers In Manufacturing

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Continuing his commitment to investing in job training, Governor Tom Wolf has announced the creation of a program by his administration that has awarded nearly $440,000 for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce’s (GACC) Dual Apprenticeship Program. The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant more»

‘Strike Or No Strike,’ CWA-Represented Critical Care RN Tina Knop ‘Will No Longer Work At’ Catholic Health’s South Buffalo Mercy Hospital - Nurse ‘Tearfully Shares What Staffing Problems Are Doing To Hospital Caregivers & Patients’

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – As the Communications Workers of America (CWA) served the Catholic Health System with a 10-day notice to Strike South Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital last week, one Caregiver - Registered Nurse Tina Knop, tearfully shared what Critical Care Nurses face with major staffing problems within the hospital system that has brought her to more»

Wage Theft, Tip Withholding - Chinatowns’ Workers ‘Unionize En Masse For Better’ Conditions

Published on Friday, September 24, 2021 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - For the three years that he worked at Z & Y Restaurant, a mainstay of San Francisco’s Chinatown, John Wang said he has never received overtime pay or state-mandated meal breaks, despite often working 11 hour shifts, six days a week. One of the few servers who spoke fluent English, Wang eventually learned of his more»

“When President Biden Announced His Plans, For Us To Hear That - It Was Nirvana” - Infrastructure Bill Viewed ‘As A Boon For’ Labor Unions

Published on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(SPRINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY) - Greg Lalevee is standing in the midst of a truly epic collection of construction equipment at his Union’s Training Center, just off the New Jersey Turnpike. This former sand mine, which his Union uses to train workers in construction equipment, is bristling with cranes, pile drivers and dozens of other pieces of heavy more»

Laborers ‘Urge New York City To Require More’ Apprenticeships

Published on Friday, September 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of Laborers Local 1010 and supporters rallied outside the gates of City Hall Thursday (September 23rd) to call on Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to pass a Bill that would increase the number of city construction contracts that must provide Apprenticeships. A mayoral directive stipulates that a State-Certified Apprenticeship more»

“We Can Do Better” - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Nurses ‘Picket For More Staffing & Services’

Published on Friday, September 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK) - Members of the University of Vermont Healthcare Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s (CVPH) Nurses’ Union again demonstrated outside the hospital earlier this week, calling for more staffing and better patient care. Wednesday’s (September 22nd) picket by CVPH’s Beekman Street entrance was joined more»

Part-Time Library Workers On Long Island ‘Go Union’ With The CSEA

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(MIDDLE ISLAND, NEW YORK) - After six months of dedicated organizing efforts, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is proud to welcome 89 new part-time Longwood Public Library Workers, who voted to join CSEA by an overwhelming majority. The newest CSEA Members were eager to Go Union because they are seeking parity with the full-time Longwood more»

The Inaugural ‘Construction Inclusion Week’ Will Be Held From October 18th To October 22nd - Contractors Anticipated To Unite In Order To Promote Inclusion In The Construction Industry

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
In 2020, six general contractors created a consortium, Time for Change, with a single purpose: to identify ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. The shared effort by Gilbane Building Company, DPR Construction, Turner Construction Company, Mortenson, McCarthy Building Companies, and Clark Construction Group resulted more»

Heavyweight Lawmakers Back Safe Staffing In Nursing Homes

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National Nurses United’s (NNU) long campaign for safe staffing in U.S. health care picked up heavyweight Congressional supporters in early September as U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (Democrat-Massachusetts) and Frank Pallone (Democrat-New Jersey) want to mandate safe staffing in nursing homes. The backing of the two lawmakers more»

American Federation Of Teachers President Randi Weingarten: “Governors Who Ban Masks Make Schools Unsafe For Kids”

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With school underway amidst continuing Teacher, parent and student concern about the Coronavirus Pandemic, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten says governors who ban Staff and kids from wearing anti-virus masks make schools unsafe (Photo Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal). And while Weingarten more»