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"We Want To Break The Cycle That So Many Of Us At Hello Fresh Are Under" - UNITE HERE Works To Unionize Workers In Colorado & California As Popular Food Delivery Kit Company Hires Union-Busters To Stop Organizing Campaign

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Over the last year Hello Fresh, a popular food delivery kit, sold 278 million meals to Americans and doubled its revenue to $2.4 billion. But as wealthy Americans sat at home cooking their meals, Hello Fresh Workers were struggling with low wages and dangerous work. These working conditions have led to 1,300 Hello Fresh workers deciding to hold a vote to more»

New York City Vaccine Mandate For Teachers Cleared By State Judge - Ruling Suggests Unions Fighting Requirement ‘Face Uphill Battle’

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City’s requirement that Teachers be vaccinated against the Coronavirus has cleared by a State Judge following a legal challenge by Labor Unions. New York State Supreme Court Justice Laurence Love removed a Temporary Restraining Order he had imposed on the vaccine mandate while the case plays out. Love dismissed the more»

Remembering Edith ‘Edie’ LeWin – 35-Plus-Year Buffalo Teachers Federation Vice President/Presidential Assistant Is Being Recalled As “A Very Caring Person” Who “Would Leave No Stone Unturned To Help Anyone”

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Edith ‘Edie’ LeWin, who served as Vice President/Presidential Assistant at the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) for more than 35 years is being remembered as a “very caring person” who “would leave no stone unturned to help anyone.” The long-time Union Leader and Advocate for Buffalo’s more»

New Report Shows Cannabis Workers Unionizing ‘Leads To Higher Quality’ Jobs & ‘Increases Standards In Fast-Growing Industry’

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) is calling on Federal and State Legislators to build on the success of the cannabis industry in creating high quality, better paying jobs for hard-working Americans. A new report released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds Unionization was key to ensuring new jobs created in the more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Appoints 29 Members - Including 10 From Labor - To The Newly-Reinstated Advisory Committee On Apprenticeship

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the appointments of 29 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship in order to provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeship. The Advisory Committee will also promote greater awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeship, foster more»

AFSCME District Council 37 & Non-Profit Workers Applaud Signing Of Labor Peace Agreement

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Following months of advocating on behalf of Workers in the Non-Profit Sector, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido is praising the signing of Intro. 2252. The Bill, which New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law, requires city human services more»

New York Health Care Workers In Utica ‘Go Union’ With UFCW Local One

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(UTICA, NEW YORK) - Service and Maintenance Division Workers at the Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Medical Center in Utica have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One. The Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Medical Center is affiliated with the Mohawk Valley Health System and the 290 new Members of UFCW Local One are more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Releases Its 2021 List Of Endorsed Candidates

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) - The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council has released its 2021 list Of Endorsed Candidates:

CWA-Represented Workers At Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital In South Buffalo Set October 1st Strike Date As ‘Staffing Crisis Reaches Breaking Point’

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Nurses, Technologists, Clerical Staff and other Service Workers employed at Catholic Health System’s Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo announced Monday evening (September 20th) that they will go on Strike on October 1st - if, a contract settlement is not reached by then. The Workers - represented by the more»

How The Twin Cities ‘Became A Hotbed’ For Craft Beverage Unionizing

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - L. Kling’s first job in a craft distillery will also be their first Union job in a craft distillery. After working part-time making hand sanitizer in 2020 at Du Nord Social Spirits, a Minneapolis producer of small-batch liquors, they were hired full-time as a production lead this past February. By mid-June, Kling more»

Six Laid-Off Watertown Radio Station Workers To Be Reinstated, Union Says

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(WATERTOWN, NEW YORK) - The Union representing six Workers who were laid off three years ago by Stephens Media in Watertown says the broadcast company has agreed to reinstate the positions. National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA) Local 51024 has been engaged in a legal battle since the six more»

'Build Back Better' Would Create Four Million Jobs & Now, It's Up To Congress, This Week ‘In The War On Workers’

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat-West Virginia) - and just about every Republican, probably every single one, once the counting is done - are opposed to investing $3.5 trillion over a decade in revitalizing U.S. infrastructure, but let’s be clear, with that, they’re opposed to creating jobs. Here’s the more»

Hy-Vee Introduces New Pharmacy Tech Apprenticeship - Free Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Provides On-The-Job Training & Resources For Technicians Seeking To Become Certified To Immunize

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WEST DES MOINES, IOWA) - Hy-Vee, Incorporated has announced it is seeking to hire 2,000 full- and part-time Pharmacy Technicians to help support its more than 275 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across an eight-state region. As an added benefit, Hy-Vee is introducing a new Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship, which prepares Pharmacy Technicians with the required more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Denounces Violent Expulsion’ Of Haitian Migrants At U.S.-Mexico Border

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in National Labor News
In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis for Haitians and other forced Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond has released the following statement: Working People in the Americas face increasing levels of displacement due to extreme push factors such as political instability, natural disasters, more»

The TWU Honors Its Post-9/11 Dead & Others Who Labored At WTC

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 is vowing to double-down on its campaign to win what Union Leaders maintain is overdue recognition for the central role played by its Members in the 9/11 World Trade Center response and recovery efforts that have claimed the lives of at least 200 of its Members in the years since. Since 2014, in more»

2,000 Washington Carpenters Are On Strike - Work Halted On Amazon, Microsoft, Google & Facebook Expansions In Seattle Area

Published on Monday, September 20, 2021 in National Labor News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Construction work on several major tech company expansion projects - including those by Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, have slowed to a crawl as the region largest Carpenters’ Union halted work over a wage dispute. On Thursday (September 16th), 2,000 Northwest Carpenter Union Members walked off the job and began more»

Workers Aren't 'Burned Out,' They're 'Getting Burned' By The ‘Lack Of’ Policy Protections

Published on Monday, September 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Soaring rates of voluntary resignations, widespread labor shortages, and the ubiquity of "Help Wanted" signs put the "labor" back in the Labor Day holiday this year, as employers struggled to respond to a jobs market that seems, for once, to have given Workers the upper hand. Story after story blames current labor market conditions on "burnout," an more»

‘While Some Resist,’ Other NYC Home Care Agencies ‘Settle’ Back-Pay Claims

Published on Monday, September 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - With a 2019 decision by the state Court of Appeals giving Home Health Aides the right to claim full pay for some 24-hour shifts, several home-care agencies have agreed to settle class-action suits for alleged Minimum Wage violations. The Incare Home Health Care Group, Emanuel and Renaissance agencies have agreed to give their Attendants more»

Nabisco Strike Ends As BCTGM Members ‘Overwhelmingly Vote To Accept’ New Contract

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in National Labor News
Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) - who are employed by Nabisco/Mondelez in Portland, Oregon, Aurora, Colorado, Richmond, Virginia, Chicago, Illinois and Norcross, Georgia, have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Approval of the contract ends the more»

SEIU Challenges Trump NLRB's Joint Employer Rule In New Suit

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has filed a lawsuit challenging the Joint Employer Rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during the Trump years. The suit - filed in Federal Court in Washington, D.C., explains Trump Board’s rule undermines the rights of millions of Private Sector Workers by more»

“It’s An Investment In Our Country’s Future” - Buffalo Building Trade Unions Rally With Congressman Higgins To ‘Call On Washington To Make A Significant Federal Investment To Improve’ Our Nation’s Infrastructure

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – No one could make have made the point better than Sam Capitano - Laborers Local 210 President and Business Manager of the Upstate New York Laborers District Council, who said: “This legislation ‘isn’t simply an investment in our country’s infrastructure, it’s an investment in our country’s more»

Teamsters ‘Denounce’ Billionaire John Catsimatidis ‘For Firing Striking’ Workers As ‘Essential’ Workers Have Been On Strike For 151 Days For Fair Pay & Benefits

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 553 is expanding charges at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against United Metro Energy Corporation, owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis, after the company fired another striking Worker. Catsimatidis has permanently replaced eight Union Activists since a Strike began at the company’s Brooklyn oil more»

Workers At Darwin’s Are Forming A Union - Massachusetts Café Workers ‘Found Inspiration’ In The Recent & Successful Organizing Effort At Pavement Coffeehouse In Boston & Ongoing Organizing Efforts At Starbucks In Buffalo

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) - Workers at Darwin’s Ltd., a Cambridge cafe with four locations, are forming a Union. Late last week, the Darwin’s United Organizing Committee sent a letter to management informing them of their intent to form a Union. In the letter, the Organizing Committee requested that management voluntarily recognize the Union more»

New Effort Adds College Credit To Apprenticeship Programs

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The journey toward a career often starts at a fork in the road. One path points toward on-the-job training. The other takes a detour through college. They have different benefits and barriers, but both can seem like one-way streets - no U-turns allowed. Now, a pilot partnership among colleges, companies and the American Council on Education aims to help more»

So, ‘What Are Unions Over There Doing Differently?’ - Reuters Reports Amazon’s Reached An Agreement With Trade Unions In Italy, ‘Promising To Engage With Them More In The Running Of Operations’ In That Country

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in National Labor News
(MILAN, ITALY) - Amazon.com Incorporated has struck a deal with Italian Trade Unions promising to engage with them more in the running of operations in the country. The framework agreement, seen by Reuters, comes shortly after news that a group of Canadian Workers are seeking to Unionize as Amazon continues to manage discontent among some Workers at its more»

The National AFL-CIO Welcomes The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association As 57th Affiliate

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) has become the National AFL-CIO’s 57th affiliate after receiving a direct charter. The NWSLPA represents Female Players who make up the 10 teams in the league, advocates for them as they navigate their careers, and champions the growth of the league and their more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Join With WNY Congressman Higgins & Local Families ‘To Stress The Need For The Build Back Better Package To Include Policies Supporting’ The Care Economy

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Western New York Home Care Workers - most notably those represented by 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union), and local families recently hosted a roundtable discussion with U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins (New York-26th District) to share the challenges facing those caring for seniors and people with disabilities. more»

Cuba-Rushford’s Carly Santangelo Named New York State’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union congratulates Cuba-Rushford Middle-High School Teacher and Cuba-Rushford Teachers Association Member Carly Santangelo on being named the 2022 New York State Teacher of the Year. Santangelo - an Agriculture Teacher whose work spans the subjects of Agri-Science, welding and small more»

Inside New York’s ‘Body Shops That Exploit’ Ex-Prisoners ‘To Drive Down’ Wages - Workers ‘Often Given No’ Safety Equipment & ‘No Training For Dangerous’ Jobs, ‘But A New Law Would Provide Them Those Protections’

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - For years, Non-Union Labor Brokers in the New York City construction industry have targeted Workers who have recently been released from prison and are under parole supervision or other court surveillance programs, in a move that many say ensures low wages and poses a serious safety risk for Employees. Known as “Body Shops,” more»

Study Says Construction Apprenticeships ‘Offer Pathway Into’ Iowa's Middle Class

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF IOWA) - Apprenticeships in the Construction Trades offer a pathway into Iowa's Middle Class, according to a new study showing they lead to careers with similar wages as those who earn a college associate's degree. That's especially true of Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship Programs, the non-partisan Midwest Economic Policy Institute said more»

Art Institute Employees Rally In Support Of Forming Chicago’s First Major Museum Union

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - There was an unusual exhibition held outside the Art Institute of Chicago on a recent evening where about 200 employees of the world-renowned art museum and associated school gathered along South Michigan Avenue to rally in support of a Unionization Movement at the iconic cultural institution. If successful, the Art Institute of more»

The Metropolitan Opera Has Reached A Four-Year Agreement With The Union For Its Orchestra That Will Allow Performances To Start

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Metropolitan Opera has reached a four-year agreement with the Union for its orchestra, the last major deal needed for the company to resume performances following an 18-month layoff caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The contract with American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802 was ratified on August 24th, replacing an agreement more»

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New York State’s Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A Federal Judge granted a temporary restraining order earlier this week that prevents New York State from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Health Care Workers, just days before the requirement is due to take effect. Judge David Hurd's order comes in response to a lawsuit filed Monday (September 13th) by a group of 17 Health more»

Striking Nabisco Workers To Vote On Contract Offer After Tentative Agreement Is Reached Between Mondelez International & The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers And Grain Millers International Union

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in National Labor News
(KENSINGTON, MARYLAND) - The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union and Mondelez International announced Wednesday (September 15th) that a Tentative Agreement has been reached that could end a Strike against the company’s Nabisco operations. The walkout by BCTGM Members started in August and has affected more»

Enforcing Workers’ Rights: ‘Hit Bosses In The Wallet, Hard’

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “Hit ‘em in the wallet,” hard - That, in so many words, is the message the Democratic majority on the House Education and Labor Committee sent last week in its part of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax and program package which lawmakers will vote on in mid-September. “We passed penalties for firms that more»

Congress Wants To Give You A Tax Break ‘If’ You Buy A Union-Made Electric Vehicle

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Bill in the House of Representatives would give a huge boost to American-made, Union-made Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the proposal, Union-built EVs will be given an additional $4,500 tax incentive. This tax credit would kick in for vehicles made by General Motors, Ford and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler). All of these companies more»

National AFL-CIO Lawyer ‘Warns Of Incoming Fire’ From High Court Majority

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In the top U.S. Supreme Court case in the tribunal’s 2020-21 term directly affecting Workers, they dodged a Right-Wing bullet - but a veteran Pro-Worker Attorney - National AFL-CIO General Counsel Craig Becker, warns Workers to expect more hostile incoming fire from the High Court bench. Speaking from his decades of Labor Law more»

Reputed New York City Colombo Family Crime Boss Among 14 Mobsters Snared In Labor Racketeering/Extortion Bust - Family Boss, Under Boss, Consigliere & Captains Among Those Defendants, Feds Say

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A number of high-ranking Colombo Crime Family Members - including 87-year-old Street Boss Andrew "Mush" Russo, 83-year-old Under Boss Benjamin "Benji" Castellazzo and another 87-year-old Under Boss - were arrested early Tuesday (September 14th) by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and FBI in connection with a wide-ranging Labor more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home Workers In Ithaca Publicly Rally To ‘Demand A Fair Contract Without Concessions’ From Its Downstate Owners - Local Health Care Heroes Say They ‘Won’t Accept Cuts To Their Benefits’

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Nursing Home Workers employed at the Cayuga Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Ithaca rallied this week to publicly protest the lack of a fair contract and management’s concessionary proposals. The Caregivers - who work as Unit Clerks, Grounds Keepers, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), more»

After COVID ‘Shut It Down’ Last Year, The 2021 Niagara-Orleans Labor Council’s Annual Labor’s Night At The Races Fundraiser ‘Successfully Returned’ & Brings In $16,000 ‘To Benefit A Variety Of’ United Way Of Greater Niagara Programs

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK) – For obvious reasons, the Coronavirus Pandemic put the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s (NOLC) 2020 Labor’s Night at the Races annual fundraiser in mothballs. But after a one-year hiatus, the July event returned, triumphantly drawing 600 Unionists and Friends of Labor to an effort that raised more»

AFSCME Member Helps Crack Nation’s Largest Prevailing Wage Theft Case

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in National Labor News
(STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA) - Throughout Supervisory Narcotics Agent Tom Moore’s 23-year law enforcement career, he has worked cases involving drugs, child abuse and murder. Recently, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2245 (Council 13) Member found himself as the lead Agent in an investigation by the more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond: America Is ‘Hungry’ For Unions

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
America's Workers are recognizing something fundamental: there is promise and power in coming together. Gallup just reported that two in three Americans approve of Labor Unions, the highest mark since 1965. Among adults under 34 and People of Color, that approval is even higher - three in four support Unions. This report should come as no surprise. more»

Remembering Workers Who We Lost On 9/11 - Unions Offer Tributes To Their Members Who Died In The Attacks - ‘We Will Never Forget’

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Over the weekend, we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. On that bright, sunny day 20 years ago nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Many were at work or on their way to work when the planes struck the towers, the Pentagon and on United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The Union more»

IATSE ‘Considers Strike’ As Negotiations With Studios ‘Stall Over Paltry’ Streaming Rates

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the major Labor Union for Film, Theater and Television Workers, is mulling a possible Strike amid ongoing negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The Union, which represents 150,000 Workers across 13 Hollywood Locals, has more»

A ‘Huge’ Unionization Vote ‘Is Looming’ At The University Of Pittsburgh - ‘If’ 3,500 Educators ‘Win, It Will Be The Largest New Union In The U.S. This Year’

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - At the University of Pittsburgh, roughly 3,500 Educators are currently voting on whether to Unionize. Should they do so, they would constitute the largest new Union in the United States so far this year. The election, years in the making, is being conducted through the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB). Mail-in more»

New Apprenticeship Closes $2.5 Million Seed Funding To Solve Entry Level Tech & Diversity Hiring Gaps

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) - New Apprenticeship (NEW), the Federally-recognized Digital Apprenticeship solution that is bridging the tech skills and opportunity gap, has announced the close of a $2.5 million seed funding round. The financing was led by ECMC Group's Education Impact Fund, with participation from the Dell Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, more»

Long-Time CWA & Niagara County Union Activist Roger Chenez Remembered “As Unselfishly Different In Order To Make A Difference” & As “Fiery And Fierce In Defending Labor - Kind And Gentle When It Came To His Community”

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – Long-time Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Niagara County Union Activist Roger Chenez is being remembered for being “unselfishly different in order to make a difference,” “his passion (for) the Labor Movement” and for the work he did in “laying a foundation for the next generation” more»

“We Are Committed To Doing Whatever It Takes To Stand Up For Our Patients And Our Families” - CWA-Represented Catholic Health Hospital Workers Vote To Authorize Strike At Catholic Health In Buffalo As ‘Critical Understaffing Reaches Crisis Point’

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Nurses, Technologists, Clerical Staff and other Service Workers employed in the Nursing, Cleaning and Dietary Departments at Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital of Buffalo voted overwhelmingly late Thursday (September 9th) to authorize a Strike - should it be necessary. The more»

“Every Company In America Must Act Now To Guarantee Paid Leave To Help Even More Of Our Country’s Essential Workers Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible” - Labor Unions ‘Are Backing’ Mandatory Vaccinations

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Tyson Foods, the first U.S. meatpacking company to require Covid-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce, received a stamp of approval from Labor Unions last week to mandate all its Workers be vaccinated by November 1st. The company also agreed, after negotiating with the Unions who represent about 80% of Tyson’s Employees to a new Paid Leave more»

How The Pennsylvania Labor Movement ‘Is Changing’ - From Librarians To Grad Students To Uber Drivers

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Richard Trumka, the former National AFL-CIO President who died last month, was the classic example of a Union Leader. A native of Greene County, in Southwestern Pennsylvania, he was a Coal Miner before he got a law degree. He then went to lead the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) before joining the leadership of the more»