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Seeking Tech Talent, Companies ‘Kickstart’ Apprenticeship Programs - Bosch, Barclays & IBM Are Hiring Applicants ‘Without’ College Degrees To Fill Entry-Level Tech Roles

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN) - Companies challenged by the shortage of skilled Technology Staff are using an old-fashioned method – Apprenticeships - to recruit non-traditional Workers for entry-level roles. The applicants, many with just a high-school education, are getting months of training in digital skills, including programming languages such more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: NYSUT ‘Fund Our Future’ Bus Tour ‘Draws Attention To The Underfunding’ Of Western New York’s Schools

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Fund Our Future Bus Tour visited Western New York schools on Friday (February 7th) to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools statewide. Union activists also highlighted the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle more»

Vox Entertainment Union Ratifies First Contract

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Writer-Producers at Vox Entertainment, the non-fiction production company affiliated with Vox Media, Incorporated, have ratified their first Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Vox Entertainment currently produces EXPLAINED on Netflix, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED WITH MARCUS SAMUELSSON on PBS and more»

Did You Know That Teamsters Make Girl Scout Cookies Possible?

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in New York State Labor News
There are only two bakery factories in all of the U.S. that make and bake the famous Girl Scout Cookies - the Interbake Foods Bakery in North Sioux City, South Dakota and the Little Brownie Bakers Bakery in Louisville, Kentucky - and Teamster Members work at both. “We’ve represented the warehouse, Shipping, Receiving and Bakery Machine more»

Trump’s ‘Attack On Workers Continues:’ White House Memo Could End Unionization At The Pentagon - Defense Secretary ‘Authorized To Exempt’ Defense Department From Law Governing Collective Bargaining In The Federal Government

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump signed a memo last month that could pave the way for his Administration to outlaw collective bargaining by the Defense Department’s 750,000-person Civilian Workforce. According to a January 29th memo obtained by Government Executive that was entitled -Delegation of Certain Authority under more»

America's Job Problem: Employers ‘Are Hiring, But Pay Is Low’

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in National Labor News
Hiring remains vigorous in the U.S., with the government's latest job numbers highlighting the ongoing strength of the Labor Market more than a decade into a record-long economic expansion - yet, that Jobs Boom conceals a less cheery reality: Most of that work doesn't pay people much money. About 55% of the 225,000 Private Sector Jobs that employers added more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Hires Two Union Busters To ‘Oversee’ Labor Unions

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Within the U.S. Department of Labor, there’s a section that’s devoted to providing oversight to Labor Unions. It is also responsible for auditing financial disclosures and investigating officer corruption. Now, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia has hired two new people to work in this oversight role who has a long history of more»

More Than 1,800 Unionized HealthPartners Employees In Minnesota Prepare To Strike Over - ‘Get This’ - ‘Their Own’ Health Care

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in National Labor News
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - More than 1,800 Nurses and other Medical Care Workers at HealthPartners have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a seven-day Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) Strike before the end of the month after they failed to reach a new contract agreement. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota represents 1,800 Members more»

‘Words Of Wisdom From The Great White North’ - ‘Debunking Five Myths’ About The Skilled Trades, From Addressing Skills & Labor Shortages To The Fact That Young People ‘Should Be Encouraged To Seek Careers In Trades And Technology’

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WATERLOO, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Manufacturing growth is being affected by companies that are having trouble filling positions that require skills. Meanwhile, outdated misconceptions about working in the Skilled Trades and Technology Fields continue and they represent a significant obstacle that must be overcome to address a serious labor shortage that is more»

Portland, Oregon Bakery Workers ‘Go Union’

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Workers who make bread for Grand Central Bakery in Portland have voted to Unionize in an election held by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The 29-to-9 vote affirmed what the Workers had told management three weeks earlier: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco, and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 114 has the support of a majority of the more»

House Passes The Protecting The Right To Organize Act To Boost Labor Unions

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The House on Thursday (February 6th) passed an ambitious Bill, 224-194, to expand Union Power, signaling to Midwestern Presidential Battleground States an emphatic re-commitment by Democrats to Organized Labor. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was endorsed by most of the top Democratic Presidential Candidates. Although more»

New State Law ‘Shortens The Wait Time’ For Striking Workers To Receive Unemployment Benefits

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new State Law that shortens the wait time for striking Workers to receive Unemployment Benefits, which was praised by New York AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento: “This is a ‘huge victory’ for Unionized Workers ‘who until now had to endure an incredible hardship’ by more»

Pro-Union Bill Draws 2020 Battle Lines

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats and their Labor Allies are gearing up for a 2020 fight against business groups over legislation to protect Workers’ Rights to Unionize. The Democratic-controlled House voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on Thursday (February 7th), but the Bill is considered to be dead on arrival in the more»

NYSUT Brings Its ‘Fund Our Future’ Bus Tour To Western New York – Visits Teachers & Elected Officials In Niagara Falls, Williamsville & Kenmore-Tonawanda In Order to Draw Attention To The ‘Severe Impact And Lack Of’ State Funding Has Had On Schools

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union’s Fund Our Future Statewide Bus Tour in in Western New York today (Friday, February 7th) with stops at schools in the Niagara Falls, Williamsville and Kenmore-Tonawanda School Districts. The goal is to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of New York State more»

Union & Non-Union Workers In New York City Stand United Against ‘Open Shop’ Abuses

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A diverse group of Union and Non-Union Workers protesting more than $70,000 in alleged wage theft rallied outside the New York Construction Alliance’s HQ in Manhattan on Wednesday (February 5th) in an ongoing protest against New Line Structures’ business practices, as well as the recent deaths of two subcontractors on Long more»

The Trump Economy: Seven ‘Broken Promises’ To Working Americans

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In 2016, Donald Trump vowed to champion forgotten Americans and take on the entrenched interests that he blamed for hollowing out the Middle Class. He categorically promised “no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid” and he said he would stop Wall Street from “getting away with murder,” end the more»

Proposal ‘Threatens’ Social Security Disability Benefits ‘For Millions Of Workers’

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Federal scheme that could rob millions of injured Workers of their Social Security Disability Insurance is being widely condemned as a vicious attack on vulnerable Americans, similar to disastrous cuts in the 1980s. “There’s ‘no reason to do this other than cruelty and mean-spiritedness,’” U.S. Senator more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Strike At LVD Strippit Plant In Erie County Is Over As Newly-Negotiated Three-Year Contract Is Unanimously Ratified By IAM-Represented Workforce

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AKRON, NEW YORK) – A short Strike conducted by 35 International Association of Machinists (IAM)-represented Workers at the LVD Strippit Incorporated Plant in the Town of Akron is over after a newly-negotiated, three-year contract was unanimously ratified today (Thursday, February 6th), IAM District 65 Assistant Directing Business Representative Pete more»

“It’s ‘Not A Job - It’s A Career:” Queens, New York Residents ‘Set Their Sights On Upcoming Pathways To’ Apprenticeship Course

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – After a long and difficult struggle, 696 Build Queensbridge Director K. Bain and Laborers Local 79 Organizer Bernard Callegari have succeeded in bringing a neighborhood-based Pre-Apprenticeship Program to one of the most underserved communities in New York City. About 100 young men and women, mainly residents of the Queensbridge more»

Philadelphia’s Next Labor Union Might Be At This Cake Shop That Counts Beyoncé As A Customer

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Employees at Cake Life, a three-year-old business that’s made headlines for being a Beyoncé favorite, is asking owners to voluntarily recognize their Union. About half of the shop’s roughly 25 Employees, which include Baristas and Bakers, signed a letter asking for voluntary recognition that was recently more»

Service Employees International Union Report ‘Finds Food Safety Risks’ At New York Chipotle Stores

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s workplace practices and Staff incentive programs are fueling food safety risks at some locations in New York, according to a report by a consumer group and Labor Union based on interviews with 47 current and former Employees. The restaurant chain’s pay bonus program creates a “highly more»

NYSUT ‘Steps Up To Help’ Members In Puerto Rico After ‘Devastating’ Earthquakes

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(PUERTO RICO) - Teacher Maria Velez saved money for decades to be able to buy a house. Six months ago, she accomplished that dream and moved into a new home with her son and daughter, but on January 7th, an earthquake destroyed her house and all her family’s new belongings. Velez managed to rescue her children and the family dog. The next day, her more»

The SLOW Act: Governor Cuomo Announces New Measure To Enhance Highway Worker Safety Is Included In Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget includes a new measure to implement the Slow Down and Look Out for Highway Workers and Pedestrians Act of 2020, also known as the SLOW Act. This measure imposes tougher criminal penalties for violent actions against Highway Workers and increased safety more»

Union Advocates Fighting For Latino Construction Workers In Brooklyn, Who Say They Are Owed More Than $89,000 In Unpaid Wages

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - The builders of new residential development going up in Downtown Brooklyn owe a group of more than 40 Latino Construction Workers in excess of $89,000 for three weeks of unpaid wages, according to Union Advocates fighting on their behalf. Members of the New York Community Alliance for Worker Justice visited the 260 Gold Street job more»

On The Eve Of The President’s State Of The Union Address, The United Steelworkers Call On Trump ‘To Come Out In Support’ Of The Protecting The Right To Organize Act & ‘Encourage Senators To Do The Same’

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – On the eve of the President’s State of the Union Address, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Republican Donald Trump to come out in support of the Protecting The Right To Organize (PRO) Act and encourage Senators to do the same. The USW represents 850,000 Members who are employed in Metals, Mining, Pulp and more»

Organized Labor ‘Has To Do Better’ - Center For Economic And Policy Research Report Shows Union Membership Among African Americans ‘Declined Faster Than Other Demographics’

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Center for Economic and Policy Research report shows Union Membership among African Americans declined faster than other demographics. Black people are the most heavily Unionized Group at 11.2%, but have been dealt the biggest loss of Union Membership. Black Americans lost 215,000 Union Members in 2019. “Given that the more»

IAM-Represented LVD Strippit Plant Workers Strike Akron Plant – Talks Resume On Expired Contract As Union Members Walk The Line, Three Others Recovering From Injuries After Being Struck By Truck Making A Delivery To The Facility

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AKRON, NEW YORK) – Contract talks continued for a third straight day (Wednesday, February 5th) on a new contract for 35 striking International Association of Machinists (IAM)-represented Workers employed at the LVD Strippit Incorporated Plant in the Town of Akron, just a day after three Union Members who were walking the line were hit and injured by more»

U.S. Income Inequality ‘Is At Its Highest Level In 50 Years’

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in National Labor News
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA) - The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking Income Inequality, according to Census Bureau figures. Income Inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several Heartland States among the leaders of the increase, even though several more»

Labor Perspective From Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Jarrett Skorup: Public Sector Right-To-Work (For Less) ‘May Be A Reason Why’ Union Density Has Declined

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Hill Editor’s Note: Jarrett Skorup is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Research and Educational Institute headquartered in Midland, Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @JarrettSkorup. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. Another year, another more»

The IBEW’s Family Medical Care Plan Aids The Union’s Organizing Success For Utility Electricians In ‘Right-To-Work’ Texas

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Family Medical Care Plan (FMCP) is more than just a health insurance plan - it’s also a surprisingly effective organizing tool. That revelation came to IBEW Houston Local 66 Business Manager Greg Lucero after a handful of his Bargaining Units adopted the plan in 2014 more»

Teens ‘Need To Know They Can Make Money’ In Trade Careers – ‘High-Paying Jobs Are Available For Students Who Choose’ Trade School Or Vocational Or Technical Education Instead Of Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
My son is 15 and will be starting his junior year of high school. The talk of going to college is buzzing all around while no other options are even suggested half as much. There seems to be such a stigma around not going off to school to earn a Bachelor’s ­Degree and I don’t think this is fair to our kids. My son probably won't go to more»

From Our Friends At The New York State United Teachers Union: Remember These Tax Deductions That Your Union Won For You

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in New York State Labor News
A reminder for tax season: Thanks to recent Union victories, the Educator Expense Tax Deduction has been renewed for 2018 returns - and there's a new New York State deduction for your Union Dues too. As a result of legislation championed by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union, the New York State AFL-CIO and Unions across the state - which was more»

1199 SEIU ‘Criticizes’ Closing Of Lakeshore Hospital’s Emergency Room - Rally Held Outside The Chautauqua County Medical Facility ‘Blasts’ Hospital Administration’s “Devastating” Decision That Will ‘Negatively Impact’ Area Residents

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(IRVING, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is criticizing the closing of Lakeshore Hospital’s Emergency Room as those in this Chautauqua County Community rallied outside the Medical Facility to blast the Hospital Administration’s “devastating” decision that will negatively impact area residents. more»

Just In Case You Did Not Know, ‘Here’s The Basics’ When It Comes To The 'Union Bug,' Politics, Candidates Running For Elected Office & Those Seeking Re-Election

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 in New York City Labor News
A couple of years ago, a Democrat seeking election to a public office knocked on the door of my home in the Buffalo Suburb of Lancaster. He greeted me with a smile, introduced himself and handed me a professionally-printed, full-color, glossy campaign flier that touted his background and accomplishments. But while I perused his flier, I could not find a more»

Think About This The Next Time You Want To Go To Chipotle: Mexican Restaurant Chain Hit With $1.3 Million In Fines In Massachusetts ‘Over Thousands Of Child Labor Abuses’ - Largest Child Labor Penalty ‘Ever Issued’ By The State

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 in National Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Chipotle has been hit with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 Child Labor Violations at its Massachusetts restaurants, announced State Attorney General Maura Healey, who ordered the largest Child Labor Penalty ever issued by the state against the Mexican restaurant chain after finding an estimated 13,253 Child Labor more»

Federal Court ‘Rules Against’ The NLRB In Duquesne University Unionization Case – Court Says NLRB ‘Did Not Have Authority’ To Approve Adjunct Faculty Union, University Argued Its ‘Religious Affiliation” Removed Any NLRB Jurisdiction

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been found to not have the authority to approve an Adjunct Faculty Union at Duquesne University. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found the NLRB in violation of Supreme Court precedent, “which held that a school is exempt from NLRB jurisdiction if it more»

The Union ‘That Brings You’ The Super Bowl - For The Past 29 Years, This Is How The IBEW Broadcasts The ‘Big Game’

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in National Labor News
(MIAMI, FLORIDA) - Football fans around the world aren’t likely to realize it, but in most years, Union Members represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are as critical to their Super Bowl viewing experience as chicken wings and guacamole. Tonight (Sunday, February 2nd) marks the 29th time that IBEW professionals have more»

Congress’s ‘Most Ambitious Attempt To Strengthen Unions In Years’ Is Set For A House Vote This Week - The Protecting The Right To Organize Act

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the most significant bills to strengthen Workers’ abilities to organize in the past 80 years is headed to a vote this week in the House, where it will probably pass amid a newfound momentum for progressive legislation. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act would amend some of the country’s decades-old Labor Laws more»

The International Union Of Painters & Allied Trades Calls For National Boycott Of Pittsburgh Plate Glass, The Second-Largest Paint Manufacturer In North America, Over Concerns Of Worker Exploitation

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 4 Members in Buffalo conduct a protest outside a local PPG Retail Store late last week as part of their Union’s national call to boycott Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG), the second largest paint manufacturer in North America, more»

Across New York State, NYSUT-Represented School Nurses And Custodians Are ‘Staring Down’ The Flu & Other Illnesses

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - The first Flu Season of 2020 has School Nurses on high alert as they care for weak and ill students, track cases and provide information to parents, School Staff and County Health Departments. Last week, there were 13,483 confirmed cases of flu in New York - up 22% from the prior week to according to the New York State Department more»

‘Time Is Running Out’ On New York Governor Cuomo To Sign Prevailing Wage Bills

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a little over a week, approximately 4,000 Building Service Workers could either be lifted out of poverty or remain there with or without the stroke of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pen, according to 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Vice President John Santos. “The governor is holding two bills of ours more»

What A Great Idea! - Cleveland Area Boy Scouts Partner With Plumbers Local 55 JATC For Merit Badge Project

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - A partnership between Cleveland area Boy Scouts Troops and the Plumbers Local 55 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is helping Scouts earn a merit badge. Growing up, Local 55 Training Director Jason Shank was a Boy Scout and he is proud to be able to help current scouts learn about the plumbing industry. In addition to more»

Instacart Workers Win Historic Union Election - After Months Of Upheaval, Instacart Employees Voted To Form The Silicon Valley App's First Union In The United States.

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SKOKIE, ILLINOIS) - A group of Instacart Employees in the Chicago suburb Skokie have voted to Unionize with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1546 - a historic win for the grocery delivery platform. The vote was 10-to-4 in favor of the Union, according to Workers. "The overwhelming majority of the Employees made history by becoming the more»

Following The Sale Of The Buffalo News To Lee Enterprises, The Buffalo Newspaper Guild ‘Pledges To Do Everything In Its Power To Safeguard The Work Their Members Do And The People Who Do It’

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Following the sale of The Buffalo News to Lee Enterprises earlier this week, Buffalo Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31026 is “pledging to do everything in its power to safeguard the work” their members do “and the people who do it.” Buffalo’s major daily newspaper will more»

TWU-IAM Association Reaches Agreements In Principle On Five New Joint Contracts Worth $4.2 Billion That Cover 30,000 Workers At American Airlines

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Transit Workers Union (TWU)-International Association of Machinists (IAM) Association announced Thursday (January 30th) that it has reached agreements in principle with American Airlines for five new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion to cover more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, more»

Three-Day Health Care Worker Strike Is Over In Seattle - Workers At The Swedish-Providence Medical Center ‘Are Still Demanding’ Fair Wages, Adequate Staffing & Better Conditions For Their Patients

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in National Labor News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Thousands of Unionized Nurses, Caregivers and Hospital Staff plan to be back on the job today (Friday, January 31st) following a three-day Strike outside seven Swedish-Providence Medical Facilities. Picketing began on Tuesday after nine months of negotiations failed to materialize in an agreement between hospital management and the more»

SEIU-Represented Syracuse University Janitor Who Cleaned Racist Graffiti ‘Replaces It With Kindness’ - Keri Courtwright Has Started Putting Up ‘Inspirational Quotes To Counter The Racist Markings She’s Removed’

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - Keri Courtwright was working her usual night shift at Syracuse University (SU) last week when she was asked to clean up some racist graffiti. When the janitor read the words - a hateful description of Asians - she felt angry. As she scrubbed the black marker off the wall of a university building, she wondered what she could do to more»

In New York City, Wall Street ‘Wipe Out Crushes’ Working Families - ‘Glimpses Of The Ugly Truth Behind The Nation’s Rosy’ Unemployment Stats

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The new decade is starting off bleak this month, for Building Service Workers in the heart of the Financial District who have either been fired outright or forced to reapply for previously good jobs suddenly recast as paltry minimum wage gigs with zero benefits. But they and their Union Brothers and Sisters at International Union of more»

Did You Know What’s Going On In Pennsylvania? - A West Coast Conservative Group Is ‘Attempting To Sway’ Public Workers ‘To Leave Their Unions’

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in National Labor News
(HARRISBURG, NEW YORK) - Another Conservative Group has announced it’s coming to Pennsylvania to fight “Union Bullies.” During a short Capitol press conference, the Freedom Foundation – which is part of the Koch-funded State Policy Network, announced it would begin knocking on doors, phone banking and mass-texting Public Sector more»

Labor Perspective From Columbia University Professor Alexander Hertel-Fernandez: Labor Law ‘Makes It Too Hard To Start Unions’ - Workers ‘Deserve A Bigger’ Voice

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
CNN Editor’s Note: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of international and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he studies the politics of business, Labor and the American Political Economy. He is the author most recently of State Capture: How Big Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the more»