An Interview With National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler On Organizing, Infrastructure, Diversity & ‘How Proud She Is of Her Home Union’ - The IBEW
Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The August cover story on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) publication: The Electrical Worker, features Liz Shuler’s journey from Portland, Oregon IBEW Local 125 to the top of the National AFL-CIO. Shuler answered a number of questions posed by the Staff at The Electrical Worker, ranging from organizing new Union more»
Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND) - JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have announced the two airlines plan to merge to create the nation’s fifth largest carrier. However, Spirit Airlines shareholders have rejected Frontier Airlines’ bid to merge and cleared the way for JetBlue’s $3.8 billion all-cash offer to combine the two carriers. more»
The Union-Environmental Coalition Blue-Green Alliance Says The Senate’s Compromise Deficit-Cutting Bill ‘Will Create Thousands Of Green Jobs’
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In Washington, D.C., Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports the Blue-Green Alliance, the Union-Environmental Coalition, says the U.S. Senate’s compromise deficit-cutting Bill will produce at least 560,000 new jobs. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
As It ‘Gears Up To Battle’ A Unionizing Campaign By The Teamsters In Southern California, A ‘Secret’ Amazon Memo ‘Exposes Its Plan To Hire Only The Vulnerable’
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports Amazon, the monster retailer and warehouse firm that’s already known for spending millions on Union-Busting - is gearing up to battle a Teamsters’ campaign to Unionize it, especially in a key area, Southern California. Its target to exploit: “vulnerable people.” In a memo leaked to more»
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Katie Schoolov at CNBC.com reports on Workers organizing at a pace that the United States hasn’t seen since the Great Depression and looks into why. To Directly Access Her Labor News Story, Go To: www.cnbc.com/2022/08/05/why-starbucks-apple-and-google-are-unionizing-now-for-the-first-time.html
In New Jersey, The Building Trades ‘Expand’ Apprenticeships As Infrastructure Initiatives & ‘The Demand For’ Solar And Wind Energy ‘Are Generating Renewed Interest In Construction Careers’
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Contributing Writer Joe Cavaluzzi to njbmagazine.com has a story about the Building Trades in New Jersey are gearing up their workforce development and Apprenticeship efforts to meet the demands of major infrastructure and renewable energy projects. To Read This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Ken Girardin is a Fellow at the Empire Center for Public Policy in Albany who’s written an Opinion Piece that currently appears in The New York Post. In it, Girardin addresses a move by 80 of the New York State Senate’s roughly 1,000 employees who’ve formed the New York State Legislative Workers United Union. To Directly Access His Full more»
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Emily Nonko at nextcity.org reports on a group of Women who recently graduated from a new Worker’s Justice Project Educational Program and – in the process, learned how to disrupt the Cleaning Industry. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»
It Is “Legislation That Will Transform The Lives Of Working Families At Every Level” - National AFL-CIO President Shuler ‘Applauds’ Senate’s Weekend Passage Of The Inflation Reduction Act
Published on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act: The Senate passed legislation that will transform the lives of Working Families at every level and we urge the House of Representatives to pass this Bill swiftly and send it to President more»
The United Mine Workers Of America Calls NLRB Demand For It ‘To Pay’ Warrior Met Coal Strike Costs “Outrageous,” Says It ‘Threatens American Workers’ Right To Strike’
Published on Monday, August 8, 2022 in National Labor News
(TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA) - The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making it clear it will vigorously challenge what the Union calls an outrageous assessment of damages made by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 10 regarding the UMWA’s 16-month Strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. “This is a slap in the face not just to more»
Union-Represented Kaleida Health Employees Deliver 10-Day Informational Picket Notice ‘In Order To Call Public Attention To The Deteriorating Conditions’ For Staff, Patients Within Its Buffalo Area Facilities
Published on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – A variety of Workers employed at the largest Health Care Provider in Western New York - who are represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, have delivered a 10-day notice to Kaleida Health that on August 18th an informational more»
Federal Regulators ‘Welcome Input’ From Rank-And-File Railroad Workers ‘Amid Widespread Service Problems’
Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in National Labor News
Trains Magazine’s Bill Stephens reports on a Union Pacific Engineer’s letter to the Surface Transportation Board that prompted more than three dozen other Railroaders to share their concerns about crew shortages and the state of the industry. As a result, the Board is now welcoming additional feedback from Railroad Workers. To Directly Access more»
Labor Opinion Column From Paul Constant, Co-Host of the Pitchfork Economics Podcast: The Average S&P 500 CEO Makes $18.3 Million A Year, But The Minimum Wage ‘Hasn't Changed Since 2009’ - ‘It's Time For Companies To Pay Up’
Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and serves as the Co-Host of the Pitchfork Economics Podcast. On BusinessInsider.com, Constant – in an Opinion Column, writes about National AFL-CIO’s annual Paywatch Report, which found the average American CEO of an S&P 500 company earns 324 times more than their Median Worker, making on average more»
'Sparked By The Impact' Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, Delta Flight Attendants Say They’re ‘Closing In On A Historic’ Union Vote
Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Kendall Glynn at www.atlantaciviccircle.org reports on Delta Flight Attendants who’ve reignited a Unionization Drive that was brought about by the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic. To Read This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: more»
Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Insider NJ reports on the Apprentices who are participating in the State of New Jersey’s first Pathways to Apprenticeship Class and are working to complete the Laborers Union’s 80-hour General Construction Course - introductory safety and skills training required of all new Apprentices before being dispatched to work for the Union’s more»
Tonawanda Baristas ‘Walk Out In Protest’ After Starbucks Fires 13-Year Employee, The Ninth Union Leader In The Buffalo Area Who’s Been Allegedly Fired By Management For Union Activity
Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - On Friday (August 6th), two managers at Starbucks’ Tonawanda store fired Sam Amato, a well-respected, 13-year Employee, Starbucks Workers United Union said. Amato becomes the ninth Union Leader in the Buffalo area to be fired for their organizing activity, said Union Representatives, who have filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) more»
Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) has ratified a five-year contract with New York State. The agreement, which runs until April 1s, 2026, won the approval of more than 80% of CSEA members. CSEA represents over 52,000 New York State Employees in four Bargaining Units. The ratified contract includes raises in each year of more»
National Association Of Letter Carriers’ President Fredric Rolando Says “Democracy Is On The Ballot This Fall”
Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando adding his voice to those of other Union Leaders warning of the Right Wing’s threat to Democracy. In his column in the latest edition of the Postal Record, published on the eve of the Union’s convention in Chicago in more»
Reuters Journalists Walk Off The Job To ‘Protest’ Management’s ‘Slow-Walking Of Contract Renewal Negotiations & Failure To Offer Wage Increases That Keep Pace With Inflation’
Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Nearly 300 Journalists at Reuters, the Global News Agency, walked off the job Thursday (August 4th) for 24 hours in protest of management’s slow-walking contract renewal negotiations, the first major labor action taken by Journalists at the company in more than 30 years. Reuters Journalists, Photographers, Videographers, Copy more»
National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler To Government, Business, Judicial Leaders: “Give Workers A Seat At The Table”
Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler delivered the following remarks as prepared at the Big Sky Labor & Employment Conference: It’s great to be here in Big Sky, and I want to thank our hosts for inviting me to join all of you and for giving me the opportunity to open up this conference on Labor and employment with a message from the more than 12 more»
The United Food & Commercial Workers & The University Of Nebraska Medical Center Releases ‘Groundbreaking Study’ On ‘How’ COVID-19 ‘Impacts’ America’s Essential Workers - Study Calls For ‘Immediate Action’ From Lawmakers & Employers
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million Workers employed in grocery, meatpacking and other essential industries across North America - in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), has released the results of a year-long study on the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on more»
‘Booming’ Cannabis Industry ‘Seen As Fertile Ground’ For Union Expansion: Labor’s ‘Phones Are Ringing Off The Hook’ As Workers Seek To Win Good Pay & Conditions In Newly-Legalized Sector
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in National Labor News
Reporter Michael Sainato at The Guardian reports on growing Union organizing efforts in the newly-legalized Cannabis Industry as Workers seek to win good pay and working conditions. Already, the United Food and Commercial Workers and the Teamsters both represent thousands of Cannabis Industry Workers and are currently leading Union Organizing Campaigns to more»
Post-Production Workers At ShadowMachine Unionize With The Editors Guild - About Two Dozen Editors & Assistant Editors, As Well As Others, Are Now Union Members
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Katie Kilkenny at The Hollywood Reporter reports on Post-Production Workers at ShadowMachine Unionizing with the Editors Guild - About two dozen Editors and Assistant Editors, as well as others, are now Union Members, she says. To Read This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: more»
International Association Of Heat And Frost Insulators Holds Advanced Pads, Metal Layout 'Train-The-Trainer' Courses
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – Earlier this year, more than a dozen Local JATC Training Coordinators and Instructors attended the International Association Of Heat And Frost Insulators (IAHFI) Advanced Pad Development and Advanced Metal Layout Train-the-Trainers courses at Local 17’s Training Center in Chicago. The two courses were offered by the more»
Governor Hochul Announces Launch of The Health Care And Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program In NYS - Includes $1.3 Billion Allocated For The Payment Of Recruitment & Retention Bonuses To Certain Health Care & Mental Hygiene Workers
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the launch of the Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus program. Enacted in the Fiscal Year 2023 New York State Budget, the program includes $1.3 billion allocated for the payment of recruitment and retention bonuses to certain Health Care and Mental Hygiene Workers, a key initiative in the Governor's aim to more»
WNYLaborToday.com ‘Labor Spotlight’ On Highmark Northeastern New York Labor Representative Laura Wander - “She ‘Really’ Cares, She’s ‘Knowledgeable And Helpful - And Willing To Go The Extra Mile.’”
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Laura Wander serves as a Labor Representative for Highmark Northeastern New York, serving a multitude of Labor Unions and their Members in that region. Highmark Northeastern New York is part of Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, which is overseen by its President, Dr. Michael Edbauer, more»
“Dignity Threatened To Take Away Our Health Coverage, But We Stood Strong And Showed Them That We Could Not Be Broken” - More Than 300 Sequoia Hospital Workers Come Away From California Strike ‘Victorious’
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in National Labor News
(REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA) - More than 300 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)-represented Health Care Workers employed at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California – who had been on Strike since July 18 and ended it Friday (July 29th) have unanimously ratified a four-year contract with their employer, Dignity more»
“Being An Activist And Advocating For Women To Be Hired In The Elevator Trade Has Been My Life’s Work” – LegalMomentum Introduces Us To Union Elevator Constructor L.J. Dolin
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
“Being an Activist and advocating for Women to be hired in the Elevator Trade has been my life’s work,” LegalMomentum introduces us to L.J. Dolin, a Member of International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 131 in Albuquerque, New Mexico To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»
Emergency Medical Services Workers In Georgia Look To Unionize, Saying ‘It Would Help With Retention & Call Response’
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Emergency Medical Service Workers in Georgia who are trying to Unionize, saying it would help with retention and call response. To Directly Access This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: www.ems1.com/labor-issues/articles/atlanta-ems-members-work-to-unionize-WU1A4qg2Hk9qMiqT/
“When Management Leaves Nurses Behind, They Leave Patients Behind, Too.” - NNU-Represented Buffalo VA Medical Center Nurses Protest For Safe Staffing & Patient Care
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – In what’s become a familiar bone of contention in the health care field, Registered Nurses (RNs) employed at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) on Tuesday (August 2nd) protested Veterans Administration (VA) management’s delays in supporting RNs who are committed to providing the country’s more»
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – Teamster-represented Workers at UPS in New York City rallied at the company’s Maspeth, Queens warehouse Tuesday (August 2nd) to demand raises and job protections. The event, which was organized by Teamsters Local 804, coincides with many similar events across the country as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - which more»
To Workers’ ‘Cheers,’ The Federal Railroad Administration Proposes Two Person Crews ‘To Alleviate Fear Of Crewless’ Trains With ‘New’ Mandate
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In Washington, D.C., Press Associates Inc. reports that to Workers’ cheers, the Federal Railroad Administration has proposed mandating Two Person Crews on U.S. freight railroads in almost all cases. If the rule becomes final, Rail Unions, Workers and communities around freight rail lines would win with Two Person Crews almost always aboard freight more»
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat-New York) has announced an agreement with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat-West Virginia) to bring a slimmed-down version of the Bill - previously known as the Build Back Better Act, to the Senate floor before the start of the August recess. National AFL-CIO President Liz more»
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders is praising the Inflation Reduction Act, a Bill aligned with many of the priorities AFSCME Members across the U.S. have been advocating for years. It would, among other things, make unprecedented investments in clean energy, allow more»
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World’s Mark Gruenberg reports on Starbucks Workers, who’ve voted to Unionize 200 stores owned by the Coffee Chain across the country, despite Starbuck’s rampant Labor Law-breaking efforts. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
Labor Perspective From Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: Workers Are ‘Being Punished’ For Inflation. ‘The Real Culprit Is Corporate Greed.’
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Reich has penned a Labor Perspective for The Guardian, saying Workers are being punished for inflation, while the real culprit is corporate greed. To Read Reich’s Labor Perspective, Go To: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/31/us-inflation-corporate-greed
From The New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council: Many New York Union Members Will Have Student Loans Forgiven By October – ‘Can You?’
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in New York City Labor News
After 14 years with a deeply-flawed system, Organized Labor has advocated for change and we finally have the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program we need. Because of a special U.S. Department of Education Program related to the COVID-19 crisis, 250,000 New Yorkers are eligible to have all their student loans erased. And 5,000 New Yorkers have more»
‘Elections Have Consequences’ - Republicans Push Bill To Make Federal Workers ‘Fireable At Will’ Employees
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Brett Wilkins of Common Dreams has a report in RawStory on Republican Texas Congressman Chip Roy's introduction of the Public Service Reform Act to make Federal Bureaucratic Personnel at-will Employees, which is further stoking fears that marginalized Workers will suffer discriminatory firings under a future Republican administration or even under a more»
IAMAW-Represented Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement At Alaska Airlines - Win 17.4% Raise ‘To Become Highest Paid Airline Employees In The Country’
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in National Labor News
Labor411’s Sahid Fawaz reports on Alaska Public Radio’s Labor News Report on International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)-represented Workers employed at Alaska Airlines reaching an industry-leading tentative contract agreement with management that includes an overall 17.4% raise – making those Workers the highest more»
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA) - In a historic Union Election, Arlington County, Virginia Service, Labor and Trades Workers have voted overwhelmingly to join American Federation of State, County & Municipal (AFSCME) Council 20. The Employees are among the first Public Service Workers in the State of Virginia to Unionize since 2020, when a Worker-led more»
‘The Life Of The Union Plumber’ - The United Association ‘Is Known For Its Top-Notch Training, But It Also Has A Successful Ambassador Program To Help Recruit’ Women & People Of Color
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Kelly L. Faloon at ContractorMag.com reports on the life of the Union Plumber and what the United Association is doing with a successful Ambassador Program to help recruit Women and People of Color into the Trade. To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»
140 Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With CWA Local 1168, ‘Become The First’ Veterinary Center In The Buffalo Area To Unionize
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - In a strong show of solidarity, 140 Veterinary Health Care Workers at the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center have voted to Unionize with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168. The group of Workers - including Vet Techs, Vet Assistants, Laboratory Assistants, Pharmacy Assistants & Technicians, Accounting more»
“We Are Disappointed The Formula Created By SUNY And The Finance Committee Of The SUNY Board Of Trustees Does Not Provide More Operating Funds” - UUP Responds To The SUNY Board Of Trustees’ Allocation Of New State Budget Funding
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, issued the following statement on the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees allocation of new State Budget funding: "This past budget session, UUP Members were the loudest voices advocating on behalf of the State University System more»
Trader Joe's Workers In Massachusetts Vote To Unionize, Becomes The ‘First’ Trader Joe's Store To 'Go Union'
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in National Labor News
WCVB-TV reports on Employees of a Trader Joe's Store in Western Massachusetts voting in favor of forming the chain's first Union. The Workers are organizing under the name Trader Joe’s United, which would be an independent Union, and not affiliated with a larger existing Union. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
CNBC’s Jack Stebbins reports on a Teamsters’ rally in Brooklyn where Union Officials describe UPS Distribution Centers as “infernos” with limited air conditioning. The rally was inspired by the June death of a 24-year-old UPS Driver who collapsed while working a 90-degree day in California. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, more»
New EPI Technical Paper Show How Unions Helped Keep Workers In Their Jobs & Paid During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Technical Paper, data was reviewed on how Union Workers fared relative to their Non-Union counterparts during the first two years of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The nationally representative data allowed the EPI to draw several important conclusions about what Unions have been able to do for the more»
CWA & 1199 SEIU ‘Will Not Extend’ Current Health Care Worker Contract After July 31st Deadline - Union Members Call On New York State To ‘Increase Funding For Kaleida To Afford A Fair Contract & Recruit/Retain Workers’
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Kaleida Health Care Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East announced late Friday (July 29th) that they will not be extending their contract past the Sunday, July 31st deadline - following two previous extensions. Citing the more»
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in National Labor News
Interesting story by Samantha Fields of Marketplace, who reports on the “huge challenge” to fill tens of thousands of jobs created by major offshore wind projects. To Read Her Report, Go To: www.marketplace.org/2022/07/25/training-jobs-offshore-wind-farms-massachusetts/ Photo Courtesy of IBEW Local 24 more»
The U.S. Justice Department & The National Labor Relations Board Announce Partnership to Protect Workers - Agencies Will Enhance Enforcement Efforts ‘Through Greater Coordination and Information Sharing, Cross-Agency Training & Outreach’
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the partnership between the two agencies to better protect competitive labor markets and ensure that Workers are able to freely exercise their rights under Labor Law. By more»
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The Tradeswomen Heroes Awards Program honors two Apprentices and two Journey-Level Workers in the United States and Canada that set an exemplary example both on and off the jobsite. In July (2022), yet another SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) Sister earned recognition from North America’s Building more»