Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World’s Mark Gruenberg reports on Starbucks Workers, who’ve voted to Unionize 200 stores owned by the Coffee Chain across the country, despite Starbuck’s rampant Labor Law-breaking efforts. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
Labor Perspective From Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: Workers Are ‘Being Punished’ For Inflation. ‘The Real Culprit Is Corporate Greed.’
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Reich has penned a Labor Perspective for The Guardian, saying Workers are being punished for inflation, while the real culprit is corporate greed. To Read Reich’s Labor Perspective, Go To: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/31/us-inflation-corporate-greed
From The New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council: Many New York Union Members Will Have Student Loans Forgiven By October – ‘Can You?’
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in New York City Labor News
After 14 years with a deeply-flawed system, Organized Labor has advocated for change and we finally have the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program we need. Because of a special U.S. Department of Education Program related to the COVID-19 crisis, 250,000 New Yorkers are eligible to have all their student loans erased. And 5,000 New Yorkers have more»
‘Elections Have Consequences’ - Republicans Push Bill To Make Federal Workers ‘Fireable At Will’ Employees
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Brett Wilkins of Common Dreams has a report in RawStory on Republican Texas Congressman Chip Roy's introduction of the Public Service Reform Act to make Federal Bureaucratic Personnel at-will Employees, which is further stoking fears that marginalized Workers will suffer discriminatory firings under a future Republican administration or even under a more»
IAMAW-Represented Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement At Alaska Airlines - Win 17.4% Raise ‘To Become Highest Paid Airline Employees In The Country’
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in National Labor News
Labor411’s Sahid Fawaz reports on Alaska Public Radio’s Labor News Report on International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)-represented Workers employed at Alaska Airlines reaching an industry-leading tentative contract agreement with management that includes an overall 17.4% raise – making those Workers the highest more»
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA) - In a historic Union Election, Arlington County, Virginia Service, Labor and Trades Workers have voted overwhelmingly to join American Federation of State, County & Municipal (AFSCME) Council 20. The Employees are among the first Public Service Workers in the State of Virginia to Unionize since 2020, when a Worker-led more»
‘The Life Of The Union Plumber’ - The United Association ‘Is Known For Its Top-Notch Training, But It Also Has A Successful Ambassador Program To Help Recruit’ Women & People Of Color
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Kelly L. Faloon at ContractorMag.com reports on the life of the Union Plumber and what the United Association is doing with a successful Ambassador Program to help recruit Women and People of Color into the Trade. To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»
140 Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With CWA Local 1168, ‘Become The First’ Veterinary Center In The Buffalo Area To Unionize
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - In a strong show of solidarity, 140 Veterinary Health Care Workers at the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center have voted to Unionize with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168. The group of Workers - including Vet Techs, Vet Assistants, Laboratory Assistants, Pharmacy Assistants & Technicians, Accounting more»
“We Are Disappointed The Formula Created By SUNY And The Finance Committee Of The SUNY Board Of Trustees Does Not Provide More Operating Funds” - UUP Responds To The SUNY Board Of Trustees’ Allocation Of New State Budget Funding
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, issued the following statement on the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees allocation of new State Budget funding: "This past budget session, UUP Members were the loudest voices advocating on behalf of the State University System more»
Trader Joe's Workers In Massachusetts Vote To Unionize, Becomes The ‘First’ Trader Joe's Store To 'Go Union'
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in National Labor News
WCVB-TV reports on Employees of a Trader Joe's Store in Western Massachusetts voting in favor of forming the chain's first Union. The Workers are organizing under the name Trader Joe’s United, which would be an independent Union, and not affiliated with a larger existing Union. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
CNBC’s Jack Stebbins reports on a Teamsters’ rally in Brooklyn where Union Officials describe UPS Distribution Centers as “infernos” with limited air conditioning. The rally was inspired by the June death of a 24-year-old UPS Driver who collapsed while working a 90-degree day in California. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, more»
New EPI Technical Paper Show How Unions Helped Keep Workers In Their Jobs & Paid During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Technical Paper, data was reviewed on how Union Workers fared relative to their Non-Union counterparts during the first two years of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The nationally representative data allowed the EPI to draw several important conclusions about what Unions have been able to do for the more»
CWA & 1199 SEIU ‘Will Not Extend’ Current Health Care Worker Contract After July 31st Deadline - Union Members Call On New York State To ‘Increase Funding For Kaleida To Afford A Fair Contract & Recruit/Retain Workers’
Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Kaleida Health Care Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East announced late Friday (July 29th) that they will not be extending their contract past the Sunday, July 31st deadline - following two previous extensions. Citing the more»
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in National Labor News
Interesting story by Samantha Fields of Marketplace, who reports on the “huge challenge” to fill tens of thousands of jobs created by major offshore wind projects. To Read Her Report, Go To: www.marketplace.org/2022/07/25/training-jobs-offshore-wind-farms-massachusetts/ Photo Courtesy of IBEW Local 24 more»
The U.S. Justice Department & The National Labor Relations Board Announce Partnership to Protect Workers - Agencies Will Enhance Enforcement Efforts ‘Through Greater Coordination and Information Sharing, Cross-Agency Training & Outreach’
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the partnership between the two agencies to better protect competitive labor markets and ensure that Workers are able to freely exercise their rights under Labor Law. By more»
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The Tradeswomen Heroes Awards Program honors two Apprentices and two Journey-Level Workers in the United States and Canada that set an exemplary example both on and off the jobsite. In July (2022), yet another SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) Sister earned recognition from North America’s Building more»
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 email@example.com. 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»