Published on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Pineapple Street Studios, the popular Podcast Network owned by Audacy, has formally recognized the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the Collective Bargaining Representatives of the Staff’s Writers, Producers, Editors, Engineers and other Storytellers. A card-check conducted by an independent third-party confirmed that more»
Deputy U.S. Labor Secretary ‘Stresses’ Registered Apprenticeships’ ‘Ability To Expand Access To Good Jobs For Women & Marginalized Workers’
Published on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su visited the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles last week to see how its Registered Apprenticeship Programs are providing Workers - especially Women of Color - the training and skills they need to secure good Union jobs. The visit coincided with National Women in Apprenticeship more»
Wells Fargo Faces Unfair Labor Practice Claims Amid CWA Union Drive - Workers Announced Unionization Plans In Fall 2021, Wells Fargo ‘Won’t Remain Neutral’
Published on Friday, November 18, 2022 in National Labor News
Bloomberg Law reports the Communications Workers of America has filed a pair of Unfair Labor Practices Charges with National Labor Relations Board against Wells Fargo & Company - accusing the Banking Giant of attempted intimidation and coercion of Workers trying to Unionize Call Center Employees. Sources tell Bloomberg Law the accusation involving the more»
Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler - Working People Were ‘Key’ In Driving Midterm Wins & ‘We’re Just Getting Started’
Published on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The pundits had it all figured out. All the polling data and conventional wisdom pointed to a shift in power in both the House and the Senate. A red wave was coming. As we look at the Mid-Term Election results as they stand today, it’s clear that conventional wisdom was wrong. But why? As with any election, there’s no one explanation. more»
Labor Problems In Ithaca: Unions Respond To City Attorney’s Comments As ‘Tumultuous Month Continues’ – Labor Leadership Says Ithaca ‘Deserves Better And So Do The Workers’
Published on Friday, November 18, 2022 in New York State Labor News
The Ithaca Voice reports the City’s five Labor Unions have penned a joint letter responding to City Attorney Ari Lavine in the first official fallout from Lavine’s speech last week that condemned certain City Worker complaints at November’s first Common Council meeting, calling the meeting an “obscene spectacle.” The Op-Ed was more»
Part-Time Faculty At The New School Are ‘Fed Up’ - The Workers, Who Make Up 87% Of Faculty At The New York City School, Are Striking Until “A Reasonable Contract” Is Reached
Published on Friday, November 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Elaine Velie at Hyperallergic reports on part-time Faculty at the New School in New York City, which encompasses the Parsons School of Design, who are on Strike. They are Members of United Auto Workers Local 7902. After three and a half months of failed negotiations led to the November 13th expiration of their contract, Union Members voted to authorize more»
‘Biggest Academic Strike Ever’ - Alleged Union/Labor Law-Busting By The University Of California System ‘Forces 48,000 Workers To Walk’
Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in National Labor News
Press Associates Union News Service reports low pay in the high-cost State of California and alleged Labor Law-breaking by bosses - what the Union called “unlawful conduct thwarting progress” in bargaining – has forced 48,000 University of California System Student Workers, Members of system-wide United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2865 and more»
New EPI Report: The Cannabis Industry ‘Could Be A Model Of Good Jobs - If, Policymakers Strengthen Workers’ Right To Unionize’
Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Key findings from a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows Unionization is crucial to ensuring the emerging Cannabis Industry provides safe and good-paying jobs. The report examines potential outcomes of allowing the Cannabis Industry to adopt harmful “low-road” practices common in other industries versus more»
‘The Red Cup Rebellion Is In Full Swing’ - More Than 100 Unionized Starbucks Locations Across The Country ‘Are On Strike,’ Including Buffalo Where The National Unionization Movement Started
Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Holiday Season is supposed to be one of cheer, goodwill towards others and kindness, but for Starbucks Workers it's just another day of withstanding the corporation's attempt to bully a Union effort out of existence. That’s why today - Thursday, November 17th, thousands of Starbucks locations across the country offered their customers a branded more»
Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
AutoBodyNews.com reports the Fix Network World has announced the approval of the Fix Network Apprenticeship Program (FNAP) in the State of Washington for Automotive Glass Technicians. FNAP will be the first Automotive Glass Apprenticeship of its kind in the U.S. The program’s goal is to elevate the quality of Automotive Technicians being trained in more»
Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - In another indication that the Unionization Drive is strong in the Nation’s Cultural Sector, Workers at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) have decided to join hands to build power at work. The Ohio Museum Workers, now known as Columbus Museum of Art Workers United, voted 97% in favor of Unionizing with American Federation of County, more»
U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Seeks Nationwide Court Injunction To Stop’ Packers Sanitation Services’ ‘Oppressive Child Labor’ Violations At Processing Facilities - USDOL ‘Finds 31 Children Working Overnight Shifts In Hazardous’ Occupations
Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LINCOLN, NEBRASKA) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has asked a Federal Court to issue a Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order and injunction against Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI) - one of the Nation’s leading providers of food safety sanitation – in order to stop the company from illegally employing dozens of Minor-Aged more»
Federal Workplace Safety Investigation Of Mapleton Foundry Worker's Fatal Fall Into Molten Iron Finds Caterpillar ‘Failed To Install Required’ Fall Protection - Just Nine Days On The Job, 39-Year-Old Employee Falls & Is Immediately Incinerated
Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in National Labor News
(MAPLETON, ILLINOIS) - On June 2nd (20220, a 39-year-old Employee of a Mapleton Foundry fell and was immediately incinerated in an 11-foot-deep pot of molten iron heated to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. A Federal investigation determined that, if required safety guards or fall protection had been installed, the 39-year-old Employee's ninth day on the more»
NYSNA-Represented Nurses Ratify Westchester Medical Center Contract ‘That Will Positively Impact’ 1,500 Valhalla Caregivers - Agreement ‘Delivers Increased Wages & Creates A New Family Leave Bank’ For Nurses
Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(VALHALLA, NEW YORK) – The Westchester Medical Center and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) have announced a newly-ratified, five-year collective contract that will benefit more than 1,500 Nurses employed at Westchester Medical Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and at the Behavioral Health Center. The agreement, which is more»
State Comptroller’s Audit Finds New York Made $11 Billion ‘In Improper Unemployment Payments’ During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Shannon Young at Politico reports an audit conducted by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found New York’s outdated Unemployment Insurance System likely contributed to at least $11 billion in improper payments during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “The State Department of Labor’s antiquated Unemployment Insurance System was ill-equipped more»
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA) – Operations Specialists, Maintenance Specialists, Shift Leads and Team Leads working for Spin Electric Scooters in San Diego have voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 542 - the third City where Spin Workers have Unionized and the first outside of the Bay Area. “These Workers spoke loud and clear with their more»
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Beth Townsend at KPVI.com reports some of the best workforce solutions sometimes are the obvious ones - because they work. Registered Apprenticeships are a perfect example of this. That’s why the Iowa Workforce Development is bullish on Apprenticeships. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced Iowa set a record with 9,731 active Apprentices more»
‘Buckle Up’ - Northern California Kaiser RNs ‘To Hold One Of The Largest Private-Sector Nurses Strikes Ever,’ More Than 21,000 Union-Represented Nurses At 21 Kaiser Facilities In Northern California To Strike On November 21st & November 22nd
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in National Labor News
(NORTHERN CALIFORNIA) - In a historic year for Nurses’ Strikes, more than 21,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners employed at 21 Kaiser Permanente facilities will hold a two-day Strike on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd to protest the administration’s refusal to address their ongoing concerns about workplace more»
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Jeff Schuhrke at In These Times reports that in the Mid Term Election, a majority of Illinois voters backed the Workers Rights Amendment - which will enshrine the ability to organize and bargain collectively. A coalition of Unions helped propel the campaign. Want to find out how? Read Schuhrke’s Story At more»
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Crystal Lewis at The Chief Leader reports New York City Educators say that the Department of Education’s Early Childhood Division is being dismantled and are voicing no confidence in the leadership of Deputy Chancellor Kara Ahmed. Just two days before the start of the school year, about 400 Instructional Coordinators and Social Workers working in more»
Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in National Labor News
Juliana Feliciano Reyes at The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that being in a Union signals a Man has a career and Women raised in Working Class Families tend to find Blue Collar work attractive. Maybe that’s why eligible Working Men are listing their Union affiliation on Tinder when looking for a significant other. To Directly Access This more»
Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
FisherPhillips.com reports the National Labor Relations Board just took the first step towards scrapping Trump-era rules that had made it easier for Workers to undo Union Representation. The proposal would also reinstate a prior doctrine shielding voluntarily recognized Unions from prompt decertification and would once again ease the way for Union more»
Immigrant Workers Say Chipotle ‘Is Firing Them For Organizing’ - Workers Across The Country ‘Have Been Attempting To Unionize Chipotle’ & They Say ‘They’re Facing Retaliation For Their Efforts’
Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Amir Khafagy at DocumentedNY.com reports Immigrant Workers allege Chipotle is firing them for organizing. Workers across the country have been attempting to Unionize Chipotle and they say they are facing retaliation for their efforts. In response, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ, the Union leading the campaign to Unionize Chipotle, has more»
A Labor Perspective From Paul Cole - American Labor Studies Center Executive Director & Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus Of The New York State AFL-CIO: “The Future Of The American Labor Movement Is In Today's Classrooms”
Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Paul Cole serves as the Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center. He is Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the New York State AFL-CIO, a former Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and more»
Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Workers employed at the Lexington Co-Op have announced they are organizing a Union at both of the Grocer’s Buffalo locations. Lexington Co-Op Workers United had sent a letter to the Co-Op’s Board of Directors announcing the formation of their Organizing Committee and called on management to sign the Fair Election more»
Published on Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Camruinn Morgan-Rumsey at WVLT-TV in Tennessee reports Employees at Used Book Store McKay’s Knoxville have voted in favor of Unionizing, according to an announcement from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). CWA Officials told WVLT News the Workers were unhappy with their current work arrangement and wished to organize and negotiate a fair more»
‘Has The Value Of A Four-Year College Degree Changed?’ Career & Technical Education ‘Gain Ground’ In Connecticut & The ‘Opportunities Are Competitive’
Published on Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Erica Phillips at The Hartford Courant reports Policy researchers say the rising cost of higher education - and crippling student loan debt - has begun to shift popular thinking about the value of four-year Bachelor’s Degree Programs, leading to a renewed focus on career and technical education. These career paths are more affordable (and often paid) more»
The CWA Announces ‘New & Expanded’ Apprenticeship & Training Initiatives,’ Millions In Investments To Grow & Diversify Workforce Ahead Of Nationwide Broadband Expansion’
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has announced a slate of new industry and employer partnerships to support Technician training, as all 50 states prepare plans for subsidizing high-speed broadband buildouts under President Joe Biden’s Internet for All initiative. The announcement comes as CWA headlines a White House more»
8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week Gets Ready To Kick Off Next Week – U.S. Department Of Labor To Help Showcase Nationwide Apprenticeship Training Opportunities And The Success And Value For Rebuilding The County’s Economy
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is getting ready to kick off the 8th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which begins on Monday, November 14th and runs to November 20th. National Apprenticeship Week showcases the efforts of industry, Organized Labor, equity, workforce, education and government - which will host events more»
Employees At Woodford Reserve - One Of Kentucky’s Major Bourbon Distilleries, File For A Union Election, Seek Teamster Representation
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Jeremy Tombs at WYMT.com reports Employees at Woodford Reserve - one of Kentucky’s major Bourbon Distilleries, are trying to form a Union with Teamsters Local 651. “Woodford Reserves Workers are the lowest paid among the Bourbon Industry in the Bluegrass Region,” said Union President James Brant, who adds the Workers are in search of more»
“It’s Not About Me. I’m Really About Creating A Movement, A People-Powered Movement, So That Upstate Communities In Our Entire State Get The Resources They Deserve.” - UUP Member Leah Webb Wins 52th District NYS Senate Race
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in New York State Labor News
For More, Read: Democrat Lea Webb Declares Victory Over Republican Rich David In State Senate Race At https://wskg.org/ny-52-election-results/
Governor Hochul Issues Declares November New York State Apprenticeship Month - Celebrates Nation-Leading Apprenticeship Program With More Than 17,000 Apprentices in Various Skilled Trades & More Than 900 Programs Across The State
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has issued a proclamation declaring November as New York State Apprenticeship Month. The proclamation celebrates New York's Apprenticeship Program, which is one of the largest in the Nation with more than 17,000 Registered Apprentices in various Skilled Trades and more than 900 programs across the State. more»
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Alaina Demopoulos at The Guardian reports HarperCollins’ Union-represented Workers have hit the picket line in New York City, going out on Strike over low pay. Many Workers say their salary is “well below a livable wage in New York City.” More than 250 HarperCollins Employees are Unionized. The Workers authorized the Strike with a 95.1% more»
1199 SEIU & Promesa Management Met To Implement Safety Plans Weeks Before Buffalo Shooting Incident At West Side Methadone Clinic - Union-Represented Workers At The Alba De Vida Clinic Participated In Meetings To Address Safety Planning
Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - One person was taken in custody following what Buffalo Police now believe were two attempted robberies on Thursday (November 10th) at a residence on Pennsylvania Street and at a nearby Methadone Clinic on Virginia Street in the City of Buffalo. Two Security Guards working at the Clinic with "heroically" stopping that individual, more»
From The National AFL-CIO: Working People ‘Propel Pro-Worker’ Candidates In ‘Key’ Races, ‘Commit To Strengthening Organizing Wave That’s Reshaping America’
Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has released the following statement on the 2022 Mid-Term Elections: While it may be days or weeks until every vote is counted and we know the full results of this election, it’s clear the tireless organizing efforts of Working People to engage voters in one-on-one discussions about the more»
New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento ‘Congratulates’ Governor Kathy Hochul On Her Election Victory, Sends His ‘Thanks’ To Union Members ‘Across The State For Getting Out The Vote’
Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento sent his formal congratulations to Governor Kathy Hochul for her Election Day victory and also sent his personal thanks to Union Members across the State for getting out the vote. The New York State AFL-CIO is a Labor Federation of 3,000 affiliated Public Sector, Private Sector and more»
With A ‘Big Assist’ From Organized Labor, MAGA Republicans’ Fascist ‘Push Beaten Back In Most Places Nationwide’
Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg and John Wojcik at People’s World report from Washington, D.C. that Republicans who expected a GOP sweep in the elections on Tuesday (November 8th) were dealt a major blow as voters across the country rejected Fascist candidates up and down the ballot. And huge turnouts by Women, youth, and African Americans, along with the organized more»
These Baristas Are Leading A Nationwide Campaign To Unionize Starbucks - However, It ‘Came At A Cost’
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in National Labor News
Chris Isidore at CNN Business reports on four Starbucks Baristas, including Michelle Eisen of Buffalo, New York - where the first Starbucks was Unionized, who came from very different backgrounds and different parts of the country, each with different reasons for seeking a job at Starbucks. Few had given any thought to Unions when they started their jobs more»
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Unions aren’t just vehicles for transforming society - they also transform lives, as Workers and Organizers learn how to build an organization that can overthrow the authoritarian dictatorship of the boss and create a beloved community. Veteran Union Organizer Daisy Pitkin talks to Jacobin about her first Organizing Campaign at an industrial laundry more»
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Michael Moliterno at the Youngstown, Ohio Business Journal Daily reports on the third annual Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo - a two-day event that attracted between 5,000 and 6,000 students from 55 districts in seven counties who got a better understanding of the Skilled Trades. The program was launched last year with 350 students, 50 of whom declared more»
‘Angered By Schedule Changes,’ 11 Employees Of Brooklyn's Daily Press Coffee Shop & Cocktail Bar Decide To Unionize
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
RestaurantBusinessOnline.com reports that irked by a loss of hours, 11 Employees of the Daily Press Coffee Shop and Cocktail Bar in Brooklyn are pushing back on management by forming a Union with Workers United. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Duncan Freeman at The Chief Leader reports that for years, Non-Union Labor Brokers in New York City have employed Laborers from vulnerable communities, such as newly arrived Immigrants and people recently released from prison, to lower their labor costs. These subcontractors, who work directly with construction companies, are referred to as “body more»
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(LONG BEACH, NEW YORK) - The Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) City of Long Beach Unit has Union Representation on lock, as most of the City’s Full-Time Workforce are Members of the Statewide Public Employees Union. But now, thanks to the organizing efforts of the Unit’s Executive Board, 47 Part-Time City Workers have now more»
“‘It’s So Buffalo’” - Second Go-Around At Organized Labor’s Meat Raffle To Benefit The United Way Of Buffalo & Erie County ‘Hopes To Surpass Initial’ $18K Raised To Benefit A Number Of Community Efforts ‘That Also Help Union Workers When In Need’
Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – While there are certainly a number of different fundraising events that Organized Labor and its Member Unions hold throughout the year to raise money for a plethora of worthy causes, it would appear the use of a meat raffle might just do the job. “‘It’s so Buffalo,’” jokingly answered Julie Cosenza, more»
Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg and John Wojcik at People’s World report from Washington, D.C.: Declaring “the fate of the soul of America is in your hands,” President Joe Biden is urging voters, regardless of party, to defend U.S. Democracy by soundly denouncing and rejecting Right Wing MAGA political extremism and violence at the polls on Tuesday, more»
'Vote Blue' On Tuesday, November 8th - And Remember These United University Professions' Members Who Are Running For Public Office
Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - NewsGuild of New York Members at Thomson Reuters have announced a super-majority of Union Members voted in favor of authorizing their Bargaining Committee to call a Strike if their employer continues bargaining in bad faith. The vote took place across two days - Thursday, November 3rd to Friday, November 4th - with 80% of the Bargaining more»
“We Have A ‘Silent Disaster’ Going On, Which Is The Mental Health Of Our Members, And They Need Someone To Turn To” - Helpline For Unionized Sheet Metal Workers Marks Fifth Year As It Looks To Grow
Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in National Labor News
(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA) – In 2017, as awareness of mental health and substance use disorder struggles increased, the Unionized Sheet Metal Industry launched its Helpline, operated around the clock by a Licensed Counselor and made available to dependent families and Members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation more»
Published on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Megan Vaz and Miranda Wollen at The Yale Daily News report Yale University will recognize a Union Election for Graduate Workers for the first time in history, marking another significant step forward in Unite Here Local 33’s three decades of organizing efforts. The petition was backed by Authorization Cards signed by more than 75% of the Graduate and more»
Published on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
First came the formerly incarcerated students - who are now working in the Electrical Union, who are so overwhelmingly grateful they return regularly to thank those who helped them. They are some of the many inspiring stories of the Apprenticeship Readiness Program at the College of Continuing Education San Diego Community College, a program that’s more»