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USW President Leo Gerard To Retire, Vice President Tom Conway To Succeed Gerard - USW Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson & Vice Presidents Carol Landry And Jon Geenen Also Retiring, Successors Chosen For Their Positions

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced several changes in the Union’s leadership as a result of a series of retirements, including USW International President Leo W. Gerard, Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson and Vice Presidents Carol Landry and Jon Geenen. The USW’s International Executive Board (IEB) has more»

Lawmakers Again Push To Enact Collective Bargaining Rights For Public Safety Workers

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Once again, lawmakers are pushing legislation to force all States to mandate Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Safety Workers - Police, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and their colleagues - but if past is prologue, the measure will pass the Democratic-run House, as it has on occasion ever since the September more»

USDA Employees Unionize As Buffer Against Trump White House - “We Realized How Little Leverage We Have,” One Agriculture Department Employee Said Of One Of The Reasons Why Workers Wanted To Form A Union

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A group of Economists, Statisticians and other Employees at the U.S. Agriculture Department have voted overwhelmingly to form a Union, hoping to use collective bargaining as a way to push back against new policies coming from the Trump Administration. About 200 Workers at the Agency’s Economic Research Service (ERS) will be more»

Generation Z Is Choosing Trade School 'Over' College

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
With the job market in flux, younger Americans are trying to avoid an education that comes with a massive amount of debt. For decades, Technical and Vocational Schools have been falling out of favor, as more and more people opt for getting advanced degrees at four-year colleges. But recently, with the job market over-promising and underpaying, the trend more»

SMART ‘Slams’ Trump Administration For Its ‘Continued Attack On Workers’ With Its Latest Action, Administration ‘Halts All’ Crew Safety Efforts

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration is doing everything it can to stop all Railroad Crew Safety Issues, so says the National Legislative Director for the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union’s Transportation Division. In a Federal Register, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) formally withdrew proposed and more»

Despite What You’ve Heard From Trump ‘Crowing About’ How ‘Great’ Our Economy Is, A New Survey Finds Employee Wages ‘Grew By Only 84 Cents Per Hour Last Year’ - While At The Same Time, CEOs Earned ‘Million-Dollar Raises’

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in National Labor News
Median CEO pay increased $1.1 million last year, while Private-Sector Worker wages increased just 84 cents an hour - that from a survey from the Executive Compensation Consulting Firm Equilar. The survey also showed the median Boss was offered compensation of $18.6 million in 2018, an increase of 6.3% from 2017. In comparison, that Worker pay increase of more»

A Labor Perspective From’s Tom Campbell: Delta CEO ‘Union-Buster’ Ed Bastian ‘Must Have Cut Class’ The Day The Founding Mission Of St. Bonaventure University Was Taught To Its Students

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - I recently had cause to remember Ed Bastian, who - as I did - attended St. Bonaventure University in Western New York back in the 70s. In fact, and unbelievably, I found a photo that I’d personally taken of the now-CEO of Delta Airlines during a Senior gathering just days before we received our diplomas back in 1979. While it more»

Labor In America: Who Do We Want To Be?

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s Workers, are explored from the birth of Mother Jones in 1830 to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, Teachers, Machinists and Railway Workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of May, and if you more»

U.S. Beer Industry Blames Trump Tariffs for 40,000 Job Losses

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A report by two trade groups showed U.S. Beer Industry jobs dropped 40,000 since 2016 as metal tariffs boosted aluminum can costs, leading to a drop in investment. The biennial study by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association said direct, indirect and induced jobs fell to 2.19 million in 2018 from 2.23 million in more»

Under Proposed Law, Striking California Workers Could Collect Unemployment On The Picket Line

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Striking Workers would be eligible to collect unemployment under a proposal the Assembly passed last week. The bill - sponsored by Lorena Gonzalez (Democrat-San Diego) - a former top Regional Official of the AFL-CIO, a Non-Profit Labor Organization, would allow Workers to collect unemployment benefits from weeks four through 26 more»

Trump Set To Deal A ‘Major Blow’ To Grad Student Unions - His Nominees To The NLRB Will Decide Whether Grad Students Who Teach Can Unionize & Bargain Collectively

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Unions that have been trying to organize Graduate Students at private universities are about to have some cold water thrown on their campaigns. The Federal Agency that referees Collective Bargaining in the private sector announced it will be issuing a new rule regarding whether such students who teach qualify as Employees eligible to more»

TV Celeb Mike Rowe Knows The Worth Of A Job In The Skilled Trades - His Foundations Offers Scholarships For People ‘Who Want To Go’ To Trade School

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
While this round of scholarships are currently closed and is no longer taking applicants, former “Dirty Jobs” TV Show Host Mike Rowe sees the importance of young people being made aware of the amazing opportunities there are when it comes to a life-long career in the Trades. If you or someone you know is interested in a job in the Trades - such more»

Indianapolis To Host First-Ever ‘Made In U.S.A.’ Trade Show

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA) – MADE IN AMERICA 2019, the first-ever exposition and celebratory event solely focusing on U.S. manufacturing and products made in the United States, will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis this October. With more than 800 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees expected, this four-day event will bring more»

Extended Deadline For ‘Enhanced’ Construction Safety Training Called ‘Unfortunate, But Necessary’

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In the Fall of 2017, just before the New York City Council passed a new Construction Safety Bill requiring additional hours of safety training, then-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the legislative body was not going to sit around and watch Workers die - but, as time continues, the deaths are continuing to happen. On May 18th, a more»

Trump’s Republican NLRB Cancels UAW Union Election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga – However, UAW ‘Immediately Files New Petition’ On Behalf Of The Production & Maintenance Workers Seeking Union Representation

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - In what the United Auto Workers (UAW) described as an “unprecedented move caused by Volkswagen’s legal games,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week issued a split decision, which dismissed the Automaker’s Chattanooga Plant’s Production and Maintenance Workers’ current petition for more»

In What Will Have An ‘Extremely Positive Impact’ On UAW-Represented Workers, Fiat Chrysler Will Build $1.6 Billion Detroit Auto Plant, Creating More Than 6,000 New Jobs

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new $1.6 billion Assembly Plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another. Land deals and community benefits agreements tied to the project were approved last week by the Detroit City Council, shortly before Michigan’s Economic Development Board more»

Video Game Developers ‘Power Up A High-Stakes’ Unionizing Campaign - Multiple Undisclosed Union Campaigns Are Underway As Game Workers Seek Better Pay & Hours

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - It was 1 a.m. and R.J. Reyes was driving down a Los Angeles freeway when he realized he’d had enough. The sleep-deprived Video Game Developer felt his eyes grow heavy and his car veered suddenly. There was no collision, but the scare left him with a realization: His job at a small Indie Gaming Studio with its long hours more»

Now, Here’s Something ‘A Little Different’ When It Comes To Apprenticeships: Students Compete For Apprenticeship Training At The Croman Helicopter Company In Oregon

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WHITE CITY, OREGON) - Students across the country are graduating and starting their next chapters, but for Levi Strong, a Senior at Eagle Point High School, college wasn't the right fit. So Strong and three other high school students recently toured White City’s Croman Corporation, a helicopter company, with the hope they’ll receive more»

New York State Labor History: Looking Back At The 1946 General Strike Of Rochester ‘Against The Sacking Of Hundreds’ Of Municipal Workers

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in New York State Labor News Editor’s Note: Jonathan Garlock is a Rochester-based Labor Educator who has worked on publications such as the Rochester Labor History Map/Guide (2000), a video history and curriculum: Struggle in Smugtown: Rochester’s Workers, Radicals and Reformers (2002) and a book: All These Years of Effort: 150 Years of Rochester’s Central more»

America’s Elderly Are ‘Twice As Likely To Work Now’ Than In 1985 – 20% Of Those Age 65 & Up Haven’t Retired Because ‘Many Can’t Afford To’

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Just as single-income families began to vanish in the last century, many of America’s elderly are now forgoing retirement for the same reason: They don’t have enough money. Rickety social safety nets, inadequate retirement savings plans and sky high health-care costs are all conspiring to make the concept of leaving the workforce something to more»

“Good Labor Isn’t Cheap, Cheap Labor Isn’t Safe:” Trade Unionists Rally Outside The Trump Building At 40 Wall Street - Challenge Trump To Be “Responsible”

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Trade Unionists outraged that the Trump organization is using poorly paid, untrained Workers to restore the facade at 40 Wall Street rallied outside the historic building on Friday (May 24th) afternoon demanding that the current President “act like a responsible owner.” “This ‘kind of stuff can’t go on - more»

Workers At Three Digital Publications Win Union Recognition

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) had a banner day on Tuesday (May 21st) when three digital publications organized by the NewsGuild’s New York Local won voluntary Union Recognition. Now, Workers at Ars Technica, Pitchfork and Quartz are the latest to join the wave of Journalists who are Unionizing. more»

This Is Really Catching On: Illinois Students Commit To Trade Schools On ‘Signing Day’

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ADDISON, ILLINOIS) -- It's Signing Day! Signing Day is usually associated with college athletics or maybe even college academic commitments, but across the country, more than 2,500 students are signing on the dotted line to make a commitment in writing to a career in the Skilled Construction Trades. Fourteen DuPage-area High School Seniors recently more»

After More Than Two Weeks On Strike, UAW-Represented Ohio Hospital Workers Remain United, Head To Bargaining Table

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in National Labor News
(TOLEDO, OHIO) - More than two weeks after walking off the job, striking Workers at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, remain united. The overwhelming support the Workers have received has shown Mercy Health that the Hospital Workers and the community they serve are united in winning contracts for the three Bargaining Units that put more»

National AFL-CIO Tells Trump To ‘Stop Trade Talks’ with Philippines - AFL-CIO & CWA Want To Stop Trade Deal Over That Country's Crackdown On Unions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a joint letter released publicly, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to withhold bilateral trade negotiations with the Philippines until the government of President Rodrigo Duterte halts its “ongoing and more»

New York City Central Labor Council Delegates Re-Elect Alvarez & Hinds - First Elected In 2011, The President & Secretary-Treasurer Will Serve Third Four-Year Term

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Delegates of the New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council this week approved third terms for President Vincent Alvarez and Secretary-Treasurer Janella T. Hinds. The vote carried by acclamation at a meeting of 178 Delegates representing 88 Unions. Alvarez and Hinds, the Labor Federation’s first Latino President and Black more»

‘Responsive’ Unions ‘Help Make Work Feel More Meaningful’ - New Research Finds That The Benefits Of Union Membership ‘Can Extend Beyond’ Wages & Benefits

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
For many of us, meaningful work is an essential component of a fulfilling life - but what, exactly, gives meaning to one's work? A sense of vocation - an intuition that you were born to do this - can often do the trick, but what if you're not lucky enough to find a "calling"? What else can make you feel fulfilled at your job? New research provides an more»

New York Appeals Court Upholds Farmworkers’ Right To Unionize

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Striking a blow against a law described as a remnant of Jim Crow discrimination, a New York Appellate Court on Thursday (May 24th) overwhelmingly upheld the right of the State’s Farmworkers to prevent Wage Theft and Labor Abuses by forming a Union. The Empire State’s Labor Laws derived from the 1938 Fair Labor more»

Delta Air’s Anti-Union Campaign Criticized: The Day When Delta Workers Will Finally Be Able To Bargain For The Compensation, Benefits And Work Rules They Deserve “Is Coming Quickly - And That Has Delta Terrified”

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) – Atlanta-Headquartered Delta Air Lines has confirmed it was behind a poster encouraging Employees to buy a new video gaming system rather than pay Union Dues, NBC News reports. Other posters called on Employees to watch football, "buy a few rounds" or get "tickets and food" at a baseball game, instead of joining a Union, as part more»

This Is What Happens When Working People Vote Republican: NLRB ‘Quietly Moves To Reverse’ Pro-Worker Arbitration Rule

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working to make it easier for employers to steer certain workplace claims into arbitration, a private dispute resolution forum that tends to favor businesses. A decision by the NLRB that loosens the agency’s standards for deferring to arbitration would add to the significance of more»

New York Voters Approve 98% Of School Budgets Statewide

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - Voters across New York displayed their pride in their public schools this week by approving 98% of school budgets, according to a preliminary estimate by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Voters also elected 29 NYSUT Members to School Board Seats in districts around the State. “Parents and community members more»

Labor Perspective From TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano: Stop Scapegoating NYC Transit Workers - Train & Bus Operators ‘Aren’t The Cause’ Of The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Woes

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in New York City Labor News
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Editor’s Note: Tony Utano serves as President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, which represents 40,000 Bus and Subway Workers at Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) absolutely should look for savings and efficiencies in its $17 more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation Criticizes Buffalo Councilman For Bringing A Gun To A Public High School, Calling His Excuse ‘For The Need For More Robust Security Program In Schools’ “Far Worse And Unacceptable”

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore is criticizing Buffalo Councilman Ulysees Wingo, Sr. for his decision to bring a gun into a Public School, calling his excuse for the need for more robust security program in schools “far worse and unacceptable.” “It is a ‘matter of grave concern’ more»

Union Members ‘Continue Push To Contain’ Measles Crisis In Rockland County

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK) - In the wake of the measles outbreak in Rockland County and the New York City area, Rockland County Public Employees have been busy setting up vaccination clinics, providing information to the public and posting notices in schools about the spread of the disease. Members of the Rockland Association of Management (RAM), a Union more»

McDonald’s ‘Hit With A Slew Of New’ Sexual Harassment Charges As Unionization Fight Continues

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Could a new wave of Sexual Harassment Charges leveled at the mighty McDonald’s corporate empire finally open the door to unionization? Fight for $15 advocates are hoping it does. McDonald’s Workers across the globe have won the right to Unionize - including Employees in China, Japan, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy and more»

Workers Employed At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music Move To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Last week, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York City held its annual benefit gala where patrons, Hollywood stars and Art World Insiders hobnobbed with each other at the starting ticket price of $2,500. Swedish Singer-Songwriter Neneh Cherry performed and an art auction offered works by Richard Serra and Deborah Kass, among more»

‘Going Pro’ In Michigan: State Launches $3 Million Campaign To Help Fill Skilled Trades Jobs

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - As older Workers retire, Michigan employers will need to fill an estimated 545,000 Skilled Labor Jobs by the end of 2026 and that's exactly why the State's Talent and Economic Development Department has launched a $3 million awareness campaign called Going Pro to help fill the growing need for Trades Workers. “There is a big more»

New Jersey Labor Leader John Costa Chosen To Serve As International President Of The Amalgamated Transit Union Following The Tragic Passing Of President Larry Hanley

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND) - With the untimely and tragic passing of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley, the ATU General Executive Board has chosen International Vice President John Costa to serve as ATU International President until the next ATU Convention set for September 2019, the Union announced. Javier Perez will more»

Labor Perspective From Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse: Unions Are A ‘Tried & True Way To Fix Inequality In America’

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in National Labor News
CNN Editor’s Note: Steven Greenhouse was a New York Times Reporter for 31 years and is the Author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, to be published by Knopf this August. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his own. Delta Air Lines has taken a beating on Social Media in recent days for more»

After 18 Months Of Negotiations, New Five-Year Niagara Falls Teachers Contract Ratified By More Than A 3-To-1 Margin - Increase In Wages & “More Of A Say” Highlight Pact

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – After 18 months of bargaining, a new five-year contract has been ratified by a 3-to-1 margin by Niagara Falls Teachers Association (NFTA) Local 801’s Membership, Union Officials tell The agreement, which expires in June 2024, was negotiated with the Niagara Falls School Board and the NFTA’s more»

Ford Will Lay Off 10% Of Its Global Salaried Workforce, Including 7,000 Jobs By August - This Round Of Layoffs ‘Doesn’t Impact’ The Automaker’s Hourly Factory Workers

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – The Ford Motor Company has announced this week that it is laying off about 10% of its Global Salaried Workforce, including 7,000 jobs by August. The job cuts are part of Ford’s restructuring effort and is expected to save the #2 Automaker $600 million annually. Most of the reductions are overseas - with roughly 2,300 of more»

‘The Race To Win The Labor Vote Is On:’ 2020 Democrats’ Battle For Union Support

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
One of the hottest stops on the 2020 Presidential Campaign Trail was the Stop and Shop Supermarket Employees Picket Line in Massachusetts this April. U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden all made a point of showing their support for Workers during a 10-day Strike against a corporate push more»

New York City’s Working Theater ‘Keeps The Spotlight On Working People’

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Worker Issues usually don’t bubble up and take center-stage in New York City until there is a job action or Strike, but the Working Theater is on a dedicated mission to shake up that paradigm, continually cultivating fresh new voices from within the local Labor Community and bringing them straight to Working Class Audiences more»

Unionized Workers At The Tompkins Community Action Agency In Ithaca Get Ready To Conduct Public Demonstrations In A ‘Public Show Of Displeasure’ Over Management’s ‘Refusal To Negotiate’ A New Contract

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Two public protests are scheduled for later this week by the Unionized Workers employed by the Tompkins Community Action Agency (TCA) in Ithaca who are displeased with management’s refusal to negotiate a new contract. The 40 Workers - who are represented by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 11 more»

Minnesota Manufacturers Survey Shows Worker Shortages Are ‘Hurting’ Growth

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - Minnesota factory representatives, especially those in rural areas, say severe Worker shortages are increasingly impeding their growth and profits. Nearly 50% of factory managers surveyed in March by Enterprise Minnesota said their inability to find qualified Workers had hurt growth. That’s a rise of 14 percentage points more»

‘Makes No Difference Which Side Of The Border You Live On, Working Union Makes Sense:’ The Canadian Union Of Public Employees Receives Certification To Represent 600 Flight Attendants Employed At WestJet Encore

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(OTTAWA, CANADA) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has announced that the Union has been certified to represent hundreds of Flight Attendants at WestJet Encore. CUPE says the decision was made by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) after a majority of Flight Attendants signed cards in support of Unionization. The Unionization of more»

Unions ‘Vow Not To Give Up’ After Iowa Collective Bargaining Changes Affirmed By State Supreme Court

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in National Labor News
(DES MOINES, IOWA) - The Iowa Supreme Court has affirmed changes to the State’s Collective Bargaining Law in two rulings late laws week. The decision comes as a blow to Unions that argued the 2017 law unfairly classified different kinds of Public Workers and raised barriers to Union Dues Collection and Recertification. In both American Federation of more»

A ‘Sunnier Forecast’ For Unions At The State Level - ‘Thanks To Gains Made’ In The 2018 Election, Unions ‘Finally Have Friends’ In A Number Of State Governments

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of America’s Statehouses this year. For many of them, last November’s elections were a shot of adrenalin in the battle for good jobs, Workers’ Rights, Health Care, Economic Security and the laundry more»

Newly-Released Report Shows Home Health Leads New York City Job Growth

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In New York City, the fastest job growth is within the Home Care Sector with two out of every five new Private Sector Jobs created in 2017 falling into that category, according to a newly-released study from the New York City Independent Budget Office (NYCIBO). The NYCIBO report clearly indicates the importance of the Home Care Industry more»

12 Unions Urge Stronger Statewide Rent Regulations

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A dozen New York State Labor Leaders are urging the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact laws that would both strengthen the State’s Rent Stabilization Laws and extend Tenant Protections to almost all its renter households. “In their homes, just like in their workplaces, our Members – tenants - need more»