Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW MARTINSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA) - Workers employed at Elementis Specialties, Incorporated in New Martinsville, West Virginia have joined International Chemical Workers Union (ICWU)/United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 566C for the better wages and benefits that come with a Union contract. Elementis Specialties is a Global Chemical Company more»
‘Restricting Access To Care For Injured Workers’ - New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Proposes New Rule
Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in New York State Labor News
According to Ian Kea of the Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP), injured Workers in New York State could see limited access to prescription services due to a newly proposed rule from the New York Workers' Compensation Board (NYWCB) that would require injured Workers to receive prescription care from in-network pharmacies selected by their insurance carrier more»
The U.S. Justice Department Sues Some Of The Largest Poultry Producers In The Country, ‘Alleging Unfair’ Worker Practices
Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Michael Balsamo of the Associated Press reports on the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against some of the largest poultry producers in the country, along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been long-standing deceptive and abusive practices for Workers. To Read This Labor News Story, Go To: more»
IUOE-Represented Operators End A Seven-Week Strike That Impacted Road Projects In Northern Illinois After Ratifying A New Deal That Features Raises Of At Least 16.4% Over The Life Of New Three-Year Contract
Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in National Labor News
The Chicago Sun Times reports Members of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 have ratified a new three-year agreement with three companies that includes raises of at least 16.14% over the life of the contract – which brought to an end a seven-week Strike that impacted a number of road projects in Northern Illinois. To Read more»
New York State Attorney General ‘Ends Harmful Labor Practices That Have Hurt Workers’ Employed At Top Title Insurance Companies
Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in New York City Labor News
New York Attorney General Letitia James has ended harmful corporate practices at two title insurance companies that have hurt Workers and limited their earning potential. For years, AmTrust Title Insurance Company and First Nationwide Title Agency (together AmTrust), entered into illegal No-Poach Agreements with their competitors to thwart labor more»
‘This Is Not Your Typical Summer Camp’ - In Austin, Texas A Construction Camp ‘Has A Goal Of Empowering More Women To Enter The Construction Industry’
Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
KVUE-TV’s Conner Board reports on a construction camp in Austin, Texas that’s not your typical Summer camp. It’s a hands-on day offering with the goal of empowering more Women to enter the Construction Industry. To Read This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»
Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Labor Reporter Mark Gruenberg at People’s World Mark Gruenberg take an in-depth look at accelerated Museum Unionization Campaigns in Baltimore and Philadelphia during this month of July by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Read Gruenberg’s Labor News Report At: more»
Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton joined President Joe Biden on Monday (July 25th) for a roundtable on the importance of passing the CHIPS Act, which would allocate $39 billion for chipmakers to build plants, known as fabrication facilities, on U.S. soil. It would also offer another $11.2 billion for more»
National Association Of Letter Carriers-Led ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive Collects 35.66 Million Pounds Of Donated Non-Perishables To Feed The Needy Across The U.S.
Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in National Labor News
This year’s National Association of Letter Carriers-Led ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive collected 35.66 Million Pounds of donated non-perishables to feed the needy across the United States. To Read Labor Reporter Mark Gruenberg’s Story In People’s World, Go To: more»
“We Cannot Accept A Contract That’s Not Fair And Equitable, As This Company Continues To Make Billions Of Dollars Off The Backs Of Our Hard-Working Members” - 2,500 IAM Union Members Vote To Strike Boeing Starting On August 1st
Published on Monday, July 25, 2022 in National Labor News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - Nearly 2,500 Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 837 have voted to Strike the Boeing Company in St. Louis. IAM Members at District Lodge 837, which represents Workers at three Boeing Defense locations, build and produce the world’s best weapons and military aircraft - more»
Published on Monday, July 25, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) - Labor Unions in the 11 U.S. cities selected last month to host matches in the 2026 World Cup welcomed the news, but are seeking a guarantee of minimum labor standards from the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), the Global Soccer Organization that runs the Cup. “The great news that Houston will host games in more»
A Reuters Exclusive: A Hyundai Subsidiary In Alabama Used Child Labor - Underage Workers, In Some Cases As Young As 12, Have Reportedly Been Employed
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in National Labor News
Reuters, in an exclusive report, reports that a subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Company has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean Carmaker's assembly line in Alabama. Reuters also reports that the underage workers in some cases are as young as 12. To Read The Reuters Story, Go To: more»
The Albany Times Union Reports New York State’s Public Workers Have Gotten A ‘Nice Surprise’ - Vesting After Five Years Is Back
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in New York State Labor News
The Albany Times Union reports that New York State's Tiers V and VI used to wait 10 years to be pension eligible, but now it's five for New York’s Public Employees. Read The Albany Times Union Report At: www.timesunion.com/news/article/State-workers-get-nice-surprise-vesting-after-17317456.php
Southwestern College Partners With The San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council To Expand Its High Road Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Southwestern College in California is partnering with the San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council and the San Diego Workforce Partnership to expand its High Road Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program. The free program will prepare students for rewarding, well-paying careers in the Construction Industry. To Read This more»
The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures Has ‘Voluntarily Recognized’ Academy Museum Workers United, Which Is Affiliated With AFSCME & Represents 160 Workers At The Los Angeles Museum
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has voluntarily recognized Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU), which is affiliated with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 36. The AMWU will represent 160 Museum Workers employed at the Los Angeles museum that is dedicated to promoting and studying motion pictures. (Above more»
Nurses ‘Urge’ The Centers For Disease Control ‘To Take Immediate Action To Strengthen’ COVID-19 Guidance ‘In Order To Protect Public Health’
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
National Nurses United (NNU), the largest Union of Registered Nurses in the United States, has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the agency to take immediate action to protect public health in the face of elevated transmission of COVID-19 around the country, the dominance of the extremely contagious and immune more»
Starbucks Workers In Suburban Buffalo Strike After Alleged Accounts Of Bullying, Harassment & Threats From Management As A Result Of Their Effort To Unionize
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) - Starbucks Workers employed at the Transit Commons Store in the Buffalo Suburb of Amherst went out on Strike over the weekend - beginning on Saturday (July 23rd), in response to increasing amounts of alleged bullying, harassment, hours cuts and threats from numerous corporate figures, including Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, to withhold more»
Labor Perspective From The Public Construction Watchdog Group - The New York Foundation For Fair Contracting: ‘Watch For Wage Theft And Speak Out’
Published on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The New York Foundation For Fair Contracting (NYFFC) is dedicated to recovering stolen wages and holding cheating contractors accountable. Any tips, concerns or questions are greatly appreciated and can be sent to NYFFC Director Matt Kent at 716-261-7071 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask almost more»
Published on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
People’s World Mark Gruenberg reports on the National AFL-CIO’s Annual Paywatch Report: Corporate CEOs’ “greedflation” in pay and perks, especially bonuses and stock options, highlights the latest National AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch study. And - to no one’s great surprise - the new CEO of Amazon, Andy Jassy, leads the more»
“Your Fight Is Our Fight” - ‘Stand With Production’ Commercial Production Workers Announce Union With IATSE
Published on Friday, July 22, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Workers employed in Production Departments for TV commercials across the United States are going public with their Union with the backing of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Stand With Production movement. The Unionizing Workers include Production Assistants (PAs), Line Producers, more»
The Atlantic’s Business & Technology Workers Unionize - Unit Represents 130 Employees ‘Driving Financial Success Of The Company,’ Workers ‘Call For Stronger Say In Company Policies, Greater Equity And Diversity In The Workplace, Among Other Wants’
Published on Friday, July 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Atlantic’s Business and Technology Teams have announced the formation of a Union, the latest sign of growing support for Unions among both Tech and Administrative Workers in the Media Industry. The wall-to-wall 130-person Unit covers Workers overseeing the tech infrastructure and business operations of The Atlantic, including more»
Oregon Tradeswomen Receives $150,000 Grant From Google To Support Women In The Building & Construction Trades
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Oregon Tradeswomen, the non-profit that supports Women entering Building Trades Apprenticeship Programs, HAS received $150,000 in grant funding from Google Data Centers. Portland-based Oregon Tradeswomen will use the money to expand outreach to potential candidates for its Apprenticeship Placement Programs, and to offer candidates a more»
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – Workers at Earth Island in Chatsworth, California - a subsidiarity of Danone, have voted to join Teamsters Local 630. The 160 Workers are responsible for the manufacturing of vegan food products. “The Teamsters represent over one-thousand Workers at Danone, including over (250) Members right here in L.A. County in more»
Economic Policy Institute Analysis: The Value Of The Federal Minimum Wage I’s At Its Lowest Point In 66 Years’
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The value of the Federal Minimum Wage has reached its lowest point in 66 years, according to an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of recently-released Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. Accounting for price increases in June, the current Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour is now worth less than at any point since February more»
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A chant of “passion doesn’t pay the rent” resounded off the concrete walls of Lower Manhattan as Workers employed at the HarperCollins Publishing Company picketed outside its offices during a one-day Strike that was held on Wednesday (July 20th), with some 100 people walking in 91-degree heat. Their Union, Local 2110 of more»
CWA-Represented DirecTV Workers Picket to Demand a Fair Contract that Includes ‘Affordable’ Health Care & ‘Adequate’ Wage Increases
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in National Labor News
Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Workers at DirecTV have been bargaining for a fair contract for months as AT&T and TPG Capital - the owners of DirecTV - continue to engage in divisive tactics and putting profits over Workers by proposing major cuts to Workers’ health care benefits and inadequate raises that do not keep up with more»
Blizzard Quality Assurance Workers In Albany ‘Become The Second Group’ Of Activision Blizzard Workers To Form A Union With The Communications Workers Of America
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A super-majority of Quality Assurance Testers at Blizzard Albany (formerly Vicarious Visions) have announced the formation of the Albany Game Workers Alliance/CWA (Communications Workers of America) and filed for a Union Representation Election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). And, the Workers have asked that Activision more»
1199 SEIU Hospital Workers Picket Columbia University – Union-Represented Caregivers ‘Are Fighting For Affordable’ Health Benefits, ‘Fair’ Wage Increases & ‘The Recognition Of Juneteenth As A Paid’ Holiday
Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On Tuesday (July 19th), hundreds of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Caregivers joined with local and State lawmakers and the local community as they picketed in front of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) to demand a fair contract from the university for its Medical Staff. “Right now more»
Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in National Labor News
The Washington Post reports on Ian Miller, a transgender 24-year-old who’s ignited a Union effort at his Starbucks Store in Olney, Maryland. Read Reporter Rebecca Tan’s story at: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jun/22/a-trans-24-year-old-finds-his-voice-ignites-a-unio/
AFSCME President Lee Saunders: “We Must Not Rest Until All Public Service Workers Have A Seat At The Table”
Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders highlighted the sacrifices Public Service Workers nationwide have made since the Coronavirus Pandemic began, the challenges those Workers and their Union have overcome and the victories achieved - that is why Saunders stressed more»
Past Personal Union Representation In Two Jobs Provides Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield President Michael Edbauer With A ‘Unique Perspective’ As WNY Health Care Provider Serves A Vast Number Of The Region’s Union-Represented Workforce
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – While it hasn’t been formally verified, one just might be hard-pressed to find a President of a major Health Care Provider across the entire United States that serves a vast number of Union-represented Workers who has such a unique perspective of actually being a Union Member in their life - and twice for that matter. But more»
From MOXY - The Voice Of Women In Infrastructure: Homesteading Toward A Dream - “Just Go, Learn, Do And Stand Yourself Back Up”
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
MOXY, The Voice of Women In Infrastructure, recently published a must read story on Josephine Hollandbeck and the life obstacles that she overcame on her path to become a Union Electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). To Read This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story By MOXY, Go To: more»
LABOR NEWS UPDATE: ‘Pleased With The Progress’ That’s Been Made In Contract Negotiations, Dodger Stadium Concession Workers Won't Strike MLB All-Star Game
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in National Labor News
ESPN reports the Union representing 1,500 Concessions Workers employed at Dodger Stadium has called off a threatened Strike during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles after being pleased with the progress that’s being made in new contract negotiations, as the Workers continue their fight for better wages. To Read ESPN’s more»
Governor Hochul ‘Touts’ The Efforts Of The New York State Wage Task Force, Which Has Recovered Millions Of Dollars In Wage Theft During Pandemic, Also Announces Creation Of A Wage Theft Hotline
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Governor Kathy Hochul touted the recovery of $11 million in stolen wages by New York State during a news conference held in New York City. The Governor also announced the creation of a wage theft hotline. To Read Labor News Reports Of Governor Hochul’s News Conference, Go To: more»
Workers Employed At Verizon Wireless In Everett & Lynnwood In The State Of Washington Win Their Union Election, Affiliate With The CWA
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE STATE OF WASHINGTON) - Workers employed at Verizon Wireless stores in Everett and Lynnwood, Washington have won their Union Election, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has announced. The Workers, who have been organizing for months, remained united in their efforts to form a Union even in the face of aggressive Anti-Union tactics from the more»
The American Federation Of Teachers ‘Commits To Tackling’ Teacher & School Staff Shortages With ‘Real World’ Solutions
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - In a Special Order of Business at the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) 2022 Convention, AFT Delegates unanimously adopted a new report and recommendations from the AFT Teacher and School Staff Shortage Task Force. The report, titled: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? What America Must Do to Attract and Retain the Educators more»
Labor News Update: President Biden ‘Steps In To Help End’ Freight Railroad & Union Contract Disputes, Signs Executive Order Creating An Emergency Board To Help Resolve Disputes Between Major Freight Rail Carriers & Unions
Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order establishing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), which will delay any freight rail work stoppage or Strike for 60 days upon taking effect on Monday (July more»
The Biden Administration OKs Final Rule for Multi-Employer Pension Aid That Impacts More Than Two Million Workers
Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Biden Administration has announced a final rule for a program intended to keep some 200 Multi-Employer Pension Funds solvent for the next 30 years and protect more than two million Workers from having their retirement benefits reduced. The rule, announced by the Federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on July 6th, modifies the more»
Pennsylvania State Investment In Insulators Local 23Apprenticeship Program ‘Commended’ By State Senator Schwank: “Support Being Given To This Program Is A Meaningful Step In The Right Direction”
Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(GRANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA) – Pennsylvania State Senator Judy Schwank is commending Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration for investing $264,980 in a Union Apprenticeship Program that will serve 18 counties. The funding was awarded to the Insulators Local 23 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for a program aimed at growing the number of more»
Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Employee Benefit News’ (EBN) Reporter Deanna Cuadra looks into why Union Construction Firms have advantages amid the current labor shortage the U.S. is dealing with. In her Labor News Story, Frank Manzo IV, the Executive Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and Co-Author of a study conducted by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and more»
Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
ARTnews reports on Workers at the Baltimore Museum of Art voting to Unionize with the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). To Read This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/baltimore-museum-of-art-employees-unionize-amid-national-labor-movement-1234634303/
Union Book Publisher Hardball Press ‘Looks To Help’ Young Starbucks Workers Learn About Labor Unions & How They Work - Publisher Tim Sheard Seeks Donations To Send Hundreds Of Books & Pamphlets To Newly-Unionized Baristas Across The U.S.
Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Tim Sheard - the owner of Union Book Publisher Hardball Press and Little Heroes Press in New York City, was so impressed with the young Union Activists who are Unionizing Starbucks Stores across the United States that he wants to help them better understand Labor Unions and how to better utilize what more»
Published on Friday, July 15, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Nurses working at Rochester General Hospital have voted to Unionize. According to RochesterBeacon.com, their Union will be known as the Rochester Union of Nurses and Allied Professionals. To Read The RochesterBeacon.com’s Labor News Report, Go To: https://rochesterbeacon.com/2022/07/14/rgh-nurses-vote-to-unionize/ And For More On The Rochester more»
Monday Deadline For The White House To Make A Move Before 115,000 Railroad Workers Could Go Out On Strike, BLET President Says Membership Authorizes Strike, Should It Become Necessary To Secure A Contract “Worthy Of Their Consideration”
Published on Friday, July 15, 2022 in National Labor News
Via The Washington Post, The Associated Press reports the Biden Administration is facing a Monday (July 18th) deadline that involves a review of a contract dispute, which could mean 115,000 Railroad Workers hitting the Strike Line. To Read That Labor News Story, Go To: more»
The International Association Of Machinists ‘Applauds’ The Confirmation Of Owen E. Herrnstadt To U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Board Of Directors, Calling Herrnstadt “An Invaluable Resource” To The IAM & Workers Worldwide
Published on Friday, July 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The International Association of Machinists (IAM) is applauding the confirmation of Owen E. Herrnstadt to the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Board of Directors, calling Herrnstadt “an invaluable resource” to the IAM and Workers worldwide. Herrnstadt has more than 30 years of experience working with the Labor Movement more»
Published on Friday, July 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The WIRED union, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, which represents more than 55 workers at the Technology Magazine, HAS reached an agreement on a first contract with management. The culmination of nearly 14 months of bargaining, the agreement allows the company to avoid a planned strike on Amazon Prime Days, July 12th and 13th, two of more»
Amazon Union Push ‘Spreads It Wings’ After New York Success - Workers In North Carolina, Maryland & Kentucky Continue Their Bid To ‘Go Union’
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in National Labor News
Reporter Michael Sainato at The Guardian reports on Amazon Employees’ efforts to Unionize in the States of North Carolina, Maryland and Kentucky after finding success in Staten Island, New York. One Amazon Worker tells The Guardian: “We are treated like robots, as if we have batteries on our backs.” To Read The Labor News Story In The more»
Pandemic-Related Health Concerns & A Tight Labor Market ‘Cited For Increased’ Union Organizing Efforts During The First Half Of 2022 - NLRB Says Unionization Drives ‘Jumped This Year To The Highest Level In Half A Dozen Years’
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Wall Street Journal Reporters David Harrison and Heather Haddon take a look at the growing number of U.S. workplaces where Workers are trying to Unionize. According to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Union Organizing efforts jumped this year to the highest level six years, a rise that reflects warming public attitudes toward Unions amid a strong more»
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Representative Donald Norcross of New Jersey knows the value of a Union Apprenticeship. Norcross - a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Folsom, New Jersey Local 351, the only Union Electrician in Congress, has a Bill to help extend that opportunity to as many Veterans as possible. The Bringing more»
Verizon Wireless Retail Workers In Flint, Michigan Follow Their CWA Brothers & Sisters Out West, File For Union Elections
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(FLINT, MICHIGAN) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is continuing its efforts to organize non-represented Verizon Wireless Workers. It was announced that Verizon Workers at two Flint, Michigan stores are filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for Union Elections. The CWA says the Workers that are seeking to Unionize have faced more»