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Unions Mark Anniversary Of The Trumpite Insurrection & Invasion Of The U.S. Capitol ‘By Using It To Largely Push For Protecting & Strengthening Voting Rights’

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Union Leaders marked the one-year anniversary of the Trumpite insurrection and invasion of the U.S. Capitol late last week by using it to largely push for protecting and strengthening voting rights. Only one Union Leader, National Education Association (NEA) President Becky Pringle, openly named former Republican Oval Office occupant more»

The Columbia Student Workers Strike Is Over! University & Its Graduate Assistant/Undergraduate Student Workers Agree To A Four-Year Contract

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Student Workers reached a tentative first contract agreement with Columbia University late last week, following years of negotiations and a 10-week Strike that threatened Undergraduates’ credit hours for the Fall Semester. The four-year deal includes a major win for the Union, given Columbia’s reluctance to agree to it: Access more»

‘The Struggle Over Nursing Home Staffing Reform In New York State Continues’ - 1199 SEIU Is ‘Restating The Need For Staffing Standards’ & ‘Is Urging’ Governor Hochul ‘To Take Steps So They Are Achieved’

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The long-running complaint that some nursing homes are operating with too few employees persists, despite passage of legislation in New York State that was designed to address it. The nursing home reform measures signed into law in 2021 require nursing homes to provide 3.5 hours of direct care per resident per day. They also require more»

U.S. Secretary Of Labor Marty Walsh On The December 2021 Jobs Report: ‘Strong & Steady’ - The American Economy Adds 199,000 Jobs In The Month Of December, While The Unemployment Rate Dips To 3.9%, Down From 4.2% In November

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the American economy added 199,000 jobs in the month of December and the unemployment rate was 3.9%, down from 4.2% in November - marking the first time unemployment has been under 4% since the COVID-19 Pandemic began and the largest one-year drop in the unemployment rate on record. more»

The NLRB ‘Is Finally Doing Its Job’ - Jennifer Abruzzo, The Board’s General Counsel, ‘Is Making Sure President Biden’s Pro-Union Agenda Actually Gets Enforced’

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On January 20th, 2021, after President Joe Biden was sworn in on the West Front of the Capitol, and about the time Amanda Gorman finished reciting her inaugural poem, Peter Robb received an e-mail from the new President telling him to clear out his desk by 5 p.m. This was unusual. Robb was General Counsel of the National Labor more»

Baltimore County Public Library Employees ‘Go Union, Vote Overwhelmingly’ To Join Machinists Union

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND) - A group of 460 Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) full-time and part-time Employees across the county’s 19 branches have voted 77% in favor of joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The IAM is in the process of scheduling negotiations with BCPL management. County statute more»

What A ‘Great’ Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story From Our Friends To The North: An All-Female Class From Little Red River Cree Nation Earns Heavy Equipment Operator Certificates, 10 Women Graduate From Remote Trades Program

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NORTHERN ALBERTA, CANADA) - An all-women class from Little Red River Cree Nation in Northern Alberta graduated recently with their Heavy Equipment Operator Certificates. Lakeisha Metsikassus, 22, has already secured a job as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the Public Works Department in her home community of Fox Lake. "I (hope) to inspire other Women to more»

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Comment On ‘Low-Skill’ Workers ‘Earns On-Line Backlash’

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Eric Adams has been New York City’s Mayor for less than a week, but he’s already found himself the target of on-line scrutiny over comments he made at a press conference last week. “My low-skill Workers, my Cooks, my Dishwashers, my Messengers, my Shoe Shine People, those who work at Dunkin’ Donuts… They more»

New York State’s Seven-Step Workforce Plan: From Overhauling The State’s Workforce Development Efforts & ‘Focus On Region-Specific Needs’ To ‘Expanding Access’ To Apprenticeships & Recruiting The “Next Generation Of Public Servants”

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As part of her 2022 State of the State Address, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a comprehensive plan to strengthen New York’s Workforce and help grow the economy, which includes expanding Part-Time Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and jobs for people with disabilities. Her seven-pronged initiative promises to more»

On The One-Year Anniversary Of The January 6th Insurrection, The National AFL-CIO Says Congress ‘Must Act to Strengthen Our Democracy’

Published on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, the National AFL-CIO said Congress must act to strengthen our Democracy as President Joe Biden - without mentioning Donald Trump by name, President Biden squarely placed the blame on the former President for instigating what can only be described as a governmental coup. more»

Chicago’s Public Schools ‘Lock Out’ Their Teachers After Union Members Voted For Distance Learning In The Latest Effort To Deal With The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, January 7, 2022 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - The Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third-largest system in the Continental U.S., canceled classes earlier this week after an overwhelming majority of its 28,000 Teachers and Staff voted for distance learning, not in-person classes, in the latest effort to beat the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Members of Chicago Teachers Union/American more»

Federal Labor Officials Allege The New York Times ‘Illegally Curbed’ Labor Activism

Published on Friday, January 7, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York Times Company illegally restricted Employees’ Union Activism, Federal Labor Officials allege in a complaint that accuses the company of interfering with Tech Workers’ organizing efforts. The Newspaper Publisher “has been interfering with, restraining and coercing employees in the exercise of the rights more»

New Report From The Economic Policy Institute Shows ‘Strong Unions Go Hand In Hand With Prosperous’ Communities & ‘A Stable’ Democracy

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Simply put, life is better in a union: Union Members make more money, have more reliable health care coverage and retire with financial security, but being in a Union also means having the resources and training to do our jobs well. Now, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reinforces what Union Members know from more»

“In The Face Of The Omicron Variant, It Is Not The Time To Roll Back Protections, But To Fully Enforce And Make Them Permanent” - Organized Labor ‘Pushes For Permanent’ Health Standard ‘To Protect’ Health Care Workers Against COVID-19

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO and other leading Labor Unions have asked a Federal Appellate Court to order the Biden Administration to issue a permanent standard that requires employers to protect Health Care Workers against COVID-19. The Unions petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after the U.S. more»

“We Do Not Feel Safe In Our Store” - Unionized Starbucks Partners In Buffalo ‘Walk Off The Job’ Due To “Unsafe Working Conditions”

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Starbucks Workers in Buffalo - who are employed at the company’s first Unionized store in the United States, walked off their jobs on Wednesday (January 5th) to protest what they described as unsafe working conditions in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases. Starbucks Partners employed at the company’s Elmwood Avenue more»

Organized Labor Responds to Governor Hochul’s State Of The State Address, ‘Praises Her Commitments To’ Front Line Health Care Workers & Public Education, As Well As To The Stated ‘Goals To Achieve Clean Water, Clean Air & Green Jobs’

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Organized Labor responded to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address Wednesday (January 5th) by praising the Governor’s 2022 agenda, which makes commitments to Front Line Health Care Workers and Public Education, as well as Hochul’s goals to achieve clean water, clean air and Green Jobs. more»

Here’s Some Suggestions On ‘How To Bring The Union Meeting To The Members’

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in New York City Labor News
LaborNotes.org Editor’s Note: Joe Fahey is a retired Teamsters Local President and International Rep. Through the Labor Notes Associates Program, he does training and coaching for Unions on internal organizing and overcoming divisions. How many Members attend your Union meetings? And how do you feel about that? Whether it’s just a more»

Starbucks Partners In Chicago ‘Join The National Push’ To Unionize - Staff At The North Wabash Avenue Location ‘Are The Chain’s First In The Midwest To Seek Representation’ With The Service Employees International Union

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Workers at a Downtown Chicago Starbucks have become the first in the Midwest to request a Union Certification Vote at the coffee chain, which is facing organizing drives at other outlets around the country. Employees at the 155 North Wabash Avenue store have submitted signed cards and seek to join an affiliate of the Service Employees more»

San Francisco Building Trades Unions ‘Invite’ Active Duty Service Members & Vets ‘To Join The Apprenticeship Mix’ Because These ‘Skilled & Hard-Working Team Players Are A Natural Fit For Union Work’

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Apprentices and Veterans are highly valued in San Francisco’s Building Trades Locals and some Members fall into both categories. Two Building Trades Unions offer particularly robust programs for Apprentices and, specifically, for Veteran-Apprentices and active-duty U.S. Military Service Member-Apprentices. Including more»

“Assembly Member Gonzalez Lives And Breathes Union Values Every Day” - Lorena Gonzalez ‘Resigns’ From The State Legislature To Lead The California Labor Federation

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (Democrat-San Diego) has announced her resignation from the State Legislature and said she plans to take over as leader of the California Labor Federation when its long-time Executive-Secretary Art Pulaski steps down this Summer. The California Labor Federation consists of some 1,200 more»

President Biden's National Labor Relations Board Recovers $56 Million In 2021 - NLRB Also Recovered 6,000 Jobs For ‘Illegally Fired’ Workers

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - 2021 was a big year for Workers and while a lot of attention was focused on high-profile strikes, record-low unemployment, and “The Great Resignation,” workers also got help from a new pro-Labor National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). According to the NLRB during Fiscal Year 2021 (which ran from October 2020 to September more»

A Labor Perspective From Rutgers School Of Management & Labor Relations Professor Janie Fine: A Tornado Hit An Amazon Warehouse In Illinois And Killed Six Workers. ‘Would A Union Have Made A Difference?’

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in National Labor News
The Nation Editor’s Note: Janice Fine is a Professor at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and the Workplace Justice Lab@RU, as well as the Author of Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream. Although questions remain about the deaths of six Workers at the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, we do more»

Ten ‘Very Sobering’ 2022 Predictions For The Labor Movement From In These Times

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
This is the time of year when many publications publish their ​Year in Review pieces. Boring! We already lived through the past year. We know what happened. Instead, let’s look to 2022. One of the most valuable lessons a Journalist can learn is: Never make predictions. You will inevitably end up looking dumb. That said, here are 10 more»

“They’ve Shown What Is Possible When Workers Stand Together And Refuse To Be Divided” - 17,000 Non-Union Workers In California ‘Go Union’ With The United Auto Workers & News On Other Unionization Wins In Alaska, Colorado & Michigan

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
While a lot of attention over the past few months has rightly been on Workers striking for better wages and benefits, less attention has been paid to Workers organizing. As UCOMM previously reported, for the first time Workers at a Starbucks in the United States were recently organized, but they are not the only new Workers to join the Union Movement. In more»

“Just Like Everybody Else, We Are Dealing With A Tight Labor (Market)” - The City Of Orem, Utah Starts Apprentice Program To Help Fill Public Works Job Vacancies

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(OREM, UTAH) - Keri Rugg says she comes up with her wildest ideas at 3 a.m. Her latest is one for the books and just might help Orem with its hiring conundrum. Orem, like just about any other employer, is having trouble hiring or even getting people to apply for jobs - and when you have 10 openings in one department, you start to feel the pressure, more»

Here’s ‘How To Make’ Union Meetings ‘More Interesting And Useful’

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
LaborNotes.org Editor’s Note: Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle are the co-authors of Democracy Is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up. Got tips on running a meeting? Email them to dan@labornotes.org. This article is an excerpt from the book Democracy Is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up, available for $10. Union Membership more»

“Bringing In Younger Members Ensures Our Future” - UWUA Local 1 2’s ‘Youthful’ Leadership Provides The Union & Its Members ‘With A Future That Looks Bright’

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Throughout 2021, Unions have flexed their muscle - from strikes to organizing drives at some of the largest companies in the world, Organized Labor has been making headlines left and right. Yet, as people’s perception of Unions continues to get better and more young people get involved in their Unions, some of Labor’s more»

COVID, Capitalism & Collapse: A Roundtable Discussion With NYC Nurses & Teachers

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in New York State Labor News
The United States has averaged a thousand people a day dying from COVID since August and the total number of lives lost is approaching a million and the number of children hospitalized with COVID has hit an all-time high nationally - during all of that, the rich have only gotten richer. On the same day we set a new national record for COVID cases, Wall more»

2021 In Review Courtesy Of The New Yorker: The Year in Labor Strife - COVID-19 ‘Appears To Have Lit A Match Beneath At Least A Decade’s Worth Of Late-Stage-Capitalist Tinder’

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in National Labor News
During the second year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the social side effects of the virus started to become more apparent. Amid continued mass demonstrations against lockdown measures, and worldwide civil unrest, the U.S. population broke out in hives of Labor Activism. Workers at corporate behemoths like Amazon and Starbucks attempted to form Unions, with more»

Amazon ‘Can’t Bust’ Unions ‘Forever’ - A Labor Perspective From TV Host Sonali Kolhatkar

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
OtherWords.org Editor’s Note: Sonali Kolhatkar is the host of Rising Up With Sonali, a television and radio show on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations. This commentary was produced by the Economy for All project at the Independent Media Institute and adapted by OtherWords.org. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that a more»

‘The Union Chain Reaction Is Picking Up Steam:’ Starbucks Workers In Chicago & Colorado File Union Petitions

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Capping off what Organizers and other Labor Rights Advocates in 2021 dubbed The Year Of The Worker, Employees at two more Starbucks stores are seeking to Unionize. Workers at a pair of Starbucks locations in Broomfield, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois have filed Union Petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a Twitter account associated more»

‘Diversity’ Apprenticeship Program ‘Aims To Train Workers Underrepresented In The Museum Field’

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Davidra Jackson has been learning a host of new skills as an Apprentice in the Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP), an initiative of The Broad aimed at creating a more equitable workplace in the museum field. The program provides a nine-month, full-time, paid Apprenticeship and trains individuals from underrepresented more»

How To Help New York City’s Working Class - Now! - A Labor Perspective From James Parrott, The Director Of Economic & Fiscal Policy At The New School’s Center For New York City Affairs

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
An obvious fact that many observers are just coming to realize in analyses of Mayor de Blasio’s legacy should come as no surprise: Raising the Minimum Wage had a remarkable impact on lifting the incomes of low-paid New York City Workers. The gradual increase in the New York City Wage Floor from 2014-19 boosted the incomes of the bottom half by an more»

Garment Workers ‘Organize To End’ Wage Theft - A ‘Historic Victory Over The Fashion Industry In California Is Creating Ripples For Global Change’

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Daisy Gonzalez’s mother came to California from Guatemala in the ’80s and landed a job as a Garment Worker. “My mother was a Trimmer and an Ironer. I learned how difficult this work was for her body from her experience,” Gonzalez says. Beyond the difficult conditions, the pay was equally abysmal. She recounts her mother once more»

‘Why 2021 Was The Biggest Year For The Labor Movement In Games’ - Working Conditions At Top Studios ‘Have Been Criticized Before, But This Year Saw A Significant Increase In Protests And Organizing By Employees’

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Marked by walkouts, strikes, petitions and open letters, 2021 was the biggest year yet for Workers in the U.S. video game industry taking a stand against labor conditions. A vocal contingent of Video Game Workers has warned employers they won’t tolerate subpar labor conditions just to fulfill their childhood dream of making video games. “In my more»

1199 SEIU ‘Criticizes’ Nursing Home Lawsuit ‘That Would Block New’ State Safe Staffing Requirements Slated To Go Into Effect On January 1st

Published on Friday, December 31, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - More than 250 New York nursing homes and trade groups have filed a Federal lawsuit seeking to block a New York State Law that’s set to go into effect on January 1st requiring facilities to spend at least 70% of revenue on direct resident care, and at least 40% on Staff who care for residents, The Albany Times Union reports. The more»

Know Your Rights: New York States Adopts Rules ‘Clarifying’ Sick Leave Law

Published on Friday, December 31, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - On December 22nd, 2021, the New York Department of Labor (NYSDOL) adopted rules implementing the State’s Sick Leave Law (NY Labor Law §196-b, or the Sick Leave Law), providing long-awaited clarification, which went into effect over a year ago on September 30th, 2020. The rules were proposed on December 9th, 2020 and adopted more»

‘What If’ Democrats ‘Fail To Deliver’ the PRO Act for Labor?

Published on Friday, December 31, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Working Men and women are rising up, risking all and taking collective action against unchecked exploitation in the era of Covid-19 and Senate Democrats had better catch up - that’s the message frustrated organizers wrapping up a fruitless 14-day, 3,126-mile journey across the country advocating for the Protecting the Right to more»

Association Of Flight Attendants Union President Sara Nelson On ‘What The Pandemic Means For The Larger’ Labor Movement

Published on Friday, December 31, 2021 in National Labor News
The holiday travel season has been marked by frequent flight cancellations. While bad weather played a part, Coronavirus Pandemic-related Staff shortages were another common culprit. Flight Attendants play a critical role on every flight, especially during COVID-19. They make sure masks stay up and that social distancing is maintained where possible. To more»

"You Almost Can't Make Up A More Heinous Story Than This" - After CDC Change It Lobbied For, Delta ‘Slashes’ Paid Sick Leave For Workers ‘With COVID’

Published on Friday, December 31, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Just a day after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) delivered updated Covid-19 isolation guidelines that the company's CEO lobbied for, Delta Air Lines moved to take advantage of the new recommendations by slashing Paid Sick Leave for infected Workers - prompting immediate backlash from Union Leaders and public health experts who warned of such an more»

From ‘Essential Status To Strikes,’ 2021 Was The 'Year Of The Worker' - As The Pandemic Wore On, The Year Was ‘Dominated By Strikes, Unionization Efforts & Worker Mobilization’

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in National Labor News
The months-long Kellogg’s Strike that just ended capped a year of national unrest among Workers in industries from entertainment to health care and manufacturing, as the country continues to grapple with the effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. “There have been years where we thought we could see potential for ‘Year of the Worker,’ more»

“To Protect Workers Now, We Need To Build On The Emergency COVID-19 Standard By Making It Permanent, Not Scrapping It Altogether” - Organized Labor Says Health Care Workers ‘Need Mandatory OSHA Protections’ From COVID-19

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Nurses United (NNU), the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), the United Steelworkers (USW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and the Service more»

Aramark Workers In Georgia Join Teamsters - Laundry Drivers Vote Overwhelmingly For Representation With Local 728 ‘After Years Of Workplace Concerns’

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAVANNAH, GEORGIA) – After seeking a strong voice to address years of workplace concerns, 12 Aramark Workers in Savannah, Georgia have voted by a 2-to-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 728. “This was a tough fight, but we stayed united to form our Union with the Teamsters,” said Will Montgomery, a Driver who’s worked at more»

‘Here’s At Least Six Good Reasons To Join’ The Skilled Trades

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Have you ever considered a career in the Skilled Trades? If you like to work with your hands and aspire to make a good living with low student loan debt, the Trades may be right for you. The Skilled Trades Industry sometimes carries with it certain stigma and perceptions that are inaccurate and outdated. Let’s get real about the Skilled Trades: more»

A ‘Slap In The Face’ - Union-Represented American Red Cross Workers ‘Describe Exploitative Work Conditions,’ ‘Nearly Minimum’ Wage Pay, ‘Chronic Understaffing’ & ‘Proposed Health Care Cuts Leave Employees Disgruntled’

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in National Labor News
Workers at the American Red Cross charity are speaking out about what they say is low pay, chronic understaffing, poor working conditions throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic and proposed cuts to their health care. “The morale is at an all-time low in my twenty-three years of history here,” said Darryl Ford, a Collection Technician at American more»

2021 ‘Was Another Successful Year’ For Journalism’s Unionization Movement - The NewsGuild ‘Broke Its Annual Organizing Record’ With 1,542 Journalists Across 26 Workplaces

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Unionization Movement that started in 2015 shows little sign of slowing down. Journalists across the country launched at least 35 Union Campaigns this year, the vast majority of which were successful. Many of those campaigns were organized by the NewsGuild, the largest Union representing Journalists, which broke its annual organizing record. This more»

The New York State Nurses Association ‘Condemns’ The CDC’s Announced Emergency Guidance As ‘Potentially Dangerous For Health Care Workers’

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Executive Director and Registered Nurse (RN) Pat Kane, whose statewide Nurses Union represents more than 42,000 members, is condemning the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s recent emergency guidance as potentially dangerous for Health Care Workers and the communities they serve. In a released more»

Transit Worker ‘Scarcity’ Hits Cities - Including New York

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
In New York City, Transportation Officials are trying to lure retired Subway Operators back to their old jobs because there just aren't enough Workers to keep these systems running. In Houston, the Public Transportation System is offering new Bus Drivers bonuses of $4,000 - for Mechanics, it's $8,000. In St. Louis, bus service has been cut by more than more»

Santa Fe Springs Dessert Factory Workers' Strike Continues After They Reject Rich's USA Contract

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in National Labor News
(SANTA FE SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA) - A resolution for Workers in the eight-week Jon Donaire Desserts Strike probably won’t come until 2022. Employees voted down a contract proposal from the Santa Fe Springs company on Friday, December 17th, continuing a Strike at the cake producer that started on November 3rd. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Board of more»

‘Despite Its Pending Sale’ To Elderwood, Weinberg Campus Nursing Home Workers ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ New, Two-Year Contract - Caregivers Now The ‘Highest Paid’ Nursing Home Workers In WNY Pending Elderwood’s Approval Of Contract

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GETZVILLE, NEW YORK) – Instead of picketing, more than 200 Nursing Home Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East who are employed at the Weinberg Campus in the Buffalo Suburb of Getzville, are celebrating a big victory this Holiday Season. Workers reached a new, two-year agreement with more»