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Architects In New York City ‘Take A Step That’s Nearly Unheard Of’ - SHoP Architect Staffers Announce Unionization Drive, Seek To ‘Go Union’ With The IAMAW

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Employees at the well-regarded SHoP Architects Firm have announced they are seeking to change the formula of long hours for middling pay by taking a step that is nearly unheard-of in their field - they are seeking to Unionize, according to a report published in The New York Times. The Labor Organizers at SHoP Architects, which recently more»

California Providers, Policymakers ‘Lean On’ Training & Apprenticeship Programs ‘To Beef Up’ Home-Based Care Workforce

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - As workforce challenges continue to plague the Home-Based Care Industry, providers and policymakers are leaning on training and Apprenticeship Programs to help close the gap. In September, the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and Homebridge, a San Francisco-based in-home care organization, teamed more»

The Largest Nurses' Union In The United States ‘Slams’ CDC Guidance ‘That Shortens The Isolation Period For Health Care Workers With’ COVID-19

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The largest Nurses' Union in the United States is condemning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) decision to shorten the recommended isolation period for Health Care Workers who test positive for COVID-19, saying the move could be "dangerous" for both Workers and patients. National Nurses United (NNU) released a statement, a day after more»

The New York State Department Of Labor Is ‘Sued Over Its Failure To Release’ Unemployment Insurance Information

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - An advocacy group for low-income communities is suing New York State for documents and data that could shed light on the struggle of non-English speakers to get unemployment insurance during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), a Legal Advocacy Organization, has filed a lawsuit in New York more»

NYC Mayor De Blasio Announces ‘Additional Actions To Improve’ Safety, Health & The Working Conditions For 65,000-Plus Delivery Workers

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In advance of legal workplace protections that go into effect in 2022, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he has marshalled agencies together to implement a series of additional efforts to support and improve the health, safety and working conditions for the city’s 65,000-plus Delivery Workers. “Delivery workers have more»

Remembering Richard Trumka: The Labor Leader ‘Who Told Hard Truths’

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021 in National Labor News
There weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which Working People scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston Strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a Union contract with the United Mine Workers and the company demanded cuts to Miners’ health benefits. more»

Millionaire Manchin’s Coal Money ‘Behind His Knifing’ Of Build Back Better

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Joe Manchin has spewed reason after reason for killing President Joe Biden’s signature Build Back Better plan but left out the real reason - based on campaign contributions and on his personal millions of dollars in wealth, he is a creature of the dirty Fossil Fuel Industry in the United States. However, Manchin has provided a more»

Amazon Labor Union Calls On The NLRB To Grant A Union Election, ‘Trumpets Groundbreaking Labor Agreement With On-Line Giant’

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Amazon Workers who are attempting to organize the JFK8 Fulfillment Center on Staten Island are calling on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to find “new remedies” to existing rules that have made Unionizing inside the company’s massive warehouses next to impossible. The Amazon Labor Union re-filed more»

100 Black Construction Workers: Social Justice ‘Through’ Trade Unionism

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Barrie Smith, who serves as the President of 100 Black Construction Workers, stands on a South Bronx street corner with the group’s Political Action Director, Anthony Williamson, below the unfinished towers of Brookfield Properties’ 101 Lincoln Avenue development. “This job site here,” Smith says, pointing up at more»

Amazon Warehouse Workers On Staten Island Refile Union Petition

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - A Labor Group seeking to organize Amazon Warehouse Workers on New York’s Staten Island has refiled a Union Petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency has confirmed. The group, known as the Amazon Labor Union, first filed its request for a Union vote in late October with signatures from more than more»

The State Of Florida Allocates Nearly $11 Million In Funding For Career & Apprenticeship Grants

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF FLORIDA) - Several companies, schools and employers have received nearly $11 million in grants to help further Career and Apprenticeship Programs in Florida. Including these awards, more than $30 million has been invested since 2019 to expand Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in the state, according to the State more»

‘Significant Action Needed’ After Latest Data Show Essential Workers ‘Disproportionately’ Die On The Job

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows Workers face preventable hazardous working conditions and disparities continue to grow. In 2020, 4,764 Workers died on the job and the job fatality rate was 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 Workers, the first decrease in years. That’s an average of 13 workers dying each more»

Investors To Starbucks: ‘Work With’ The Union - A Group Of Investors ‘Urges’ The Coffee Giant ‘To Stop’ Union Busting & Work With The New Union In Buffalo

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in National Labor News
Earlier this month, a Starbucks location in Buffalo, New York became the first U.S. location to Unionize and another Buffalo area store also appears to have voted to support the Union - although Starbucks is contesting the vote. Even though the Union only currently includes a few dozen workers, the company spent a lot of money and time trying to stop the more»

‘More’ Starbucks Shops Are Unionizing ‘After The First Historic Win In New York’

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Just one week after a Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York won its Union Election, two more Starbucks stores in Massachusetts have filed for Union Elections, according to The Guardian. The Buffalo store made history as the first company-owned Starbucks to successfully form a Union, despite corporate pushback. The Massachusetts stores in Boston and more»

Governor Hochul Announces Applications Are Open For The 'Nurses For Our Future' Scholarship, Tuition Covered For 1,000 New Or Current Health Care Workers – NYSNA Praises Effort & For “Broadening Opportunities For Workers”

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the opening of the application period for the Nurses For Our Future Scholarship, which will cover tuition for 1,000 new or current Health Care Workers to earn an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing (BSN) at a two-year or four-year New York State Public more»

‘On Board To Keep Them Afloat,’ IUPAT District 4 ‘Stepped Up To Help’ The Buffalo Naval Park ‘That’s Been Devastated’ By The COVID Pandemic, Apprentices Donate Labor To Paint Destroyer & Help Improve Hangar Facility

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Many non-profits across the country have been devastated by the negative impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic over the past 24 months - including the Buffalo Naval Park, which serves as home for a number of military artifacts, most notably the decommissioned USS Sullivans Destroyer. The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & more»

There’s A ‘Key Role’ For Union Workers In $9.5B JFK Airport Rebuild

Published on Friday, December 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – There will be a $9.5 billion reconstruction of New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Union Workers will build it. The Board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport, approved the New Terminal One construction project last week, after Governor Kathy Hochul and other officials more»

‘Capping Off A Year Of Labor Action At Amazon,’ Workers Stage A ‘Pre-Christmas Walkout’ At Two Chicago-Area Delivery Facilities Over Pay & Working Conditions

Published on Friday, December 24, 2021 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Dozens of Amazon Warehouse Employees staged a walkout this week at two Chicago-area delivery stations to demand higher pay and better working conditions, disrupting operations just days before Christmas. The work stoppages took place in west suburban Cicero and at the Gage Park facility on Chicago’s Southwest Side, according to more»

How Labor Can Stop ‘The Privatization Of Everything’

Published on Friday, December 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Several years ago, Don Cohen, a former Central Labor Council Staffer from San Diego, appeared on a panel discussing the privatization threats faced by Union Members across the country. He and other speakers were addressing a conference of State, County and Municipal Workers represented by the Communications Workers (CWA). When Cohen described propaganda more»

NYSNA-Represented Nurses At Mount Sinai Hospital In New York City & At Montefiore New Rochelle Both Ratify New Contracts - Nurses Made Several Gains At Mount Sinai & Registered 'Strong' Wage Increases At Montefiore

Published on Friday, December 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Nurses employed at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and at the Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital have ratified new contracts, the Statewide Nurses Union that represents more than 42,000 Members across New York announced on its Social Media platforms this week. In New York, NYSNA announced: The votes more»

Unionized Burgerville Employees Ratify Contract, ‘Establishing First Fast-Food Union In The United States’

Published on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF OREGON) – Unionized Workers at five Burgerville locations have voted to ratify a contract, making them the Nation’s first Fast Food Employees to be covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal applies to Workers employed at the Regional Burger Chain’s Montavilla, Lents, Hawthorne Boulevard, Oregon Convention Center more»

The Biden Administration Unveils A Plan For ‘Helping Fleets With Driver Recruitment, Retention’ - Teamsters Respond Union Is ‘Ready To Beef Up’ Existing Training Program To Supply New Drivers

Published on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The White House says trucking and transportation have long faced the headwinds that have been laid bare by the Coronavirus Pandemic, including historical problems with recruiting new Drivers and high turnover rates. That’s why President Joe Biden announced his plan to unlock productivity and ease the supply chain more»

EPES Transport System Drivers In Virginia Join Teamsters Local 322 - Workers Employed By Regional Trucking Company ‘Unite For Much Needed Improvements’

Published on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - Truck Drivers for EPES Transport System in Chester, Virginia have voted to join Teamsters Local 322 in Richmond. The 60 Drivers work for the Regional Trucking Company, hauling everything from tobacco products to cat litter and paper products. “The Workers put together a letter to submit to management detailing their concerns more»

In South Carolina, Apprenticeships ‘Are Making A Comeback’ - There Are Now 37,282 Apprentices Across 2,668 Occupations In This Southern State

Published on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ACROSS THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA) - Alicia Hyder is a 2019 graduate of the BMW Scholars Apprenticeship Program and is now working full time at the BMW Manufacturing Company’s Greer Auto Plant. While working at BMW she went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering technology management from USC Upstate. Recruiting a Skilled Labor more»

‘No’ Takeaways, ‘No’ Permanent Two-Tier Wage System & ‘A Clear Path’ To Regular Full-Time Employment: Kellogg’s Strike Ends As BCTGM Members Ratify New Contract

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in National Labor News
(BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN) – The Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) who work at Kellogg’s Cereal Plants in Battle Creek, Michigan, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Omaha, Nebraska and Memphis, Tennessee, have voted to accept the recommended Collective Bargaining Agreement. Approval of the more»

Speaking At The ‘House Of Labor,’ Vice President Harris Announces Plan To Replace America’s Lead Pipes

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Vice President Kamala Harris has announced a plan to replace all of America’s lead pipes and service lines, as well as remediate lead paint in homes to protect families from the harmful effects of lead exposure. “Over the years I have traveled around the country and I have met many parents to talk about this very more»

Unions Helping Unions: The Public Employees Federation Helps New Colorado Employee Union Ratify First Contract

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - In an act of solidarity, the Public Employees Federation (PEF) sent its two top Organizers to Colorado to help the state’s new Employee Union win ratification of its first contract. PEF Director of Organizing Dan Carpenter and Jessica Carpenter (no relation), PEF’s Member Engagement Administrator, traveled to Denver in more»

Some ‘Good Labor Advice’ From One Who Knows: The Workers’ Compensation Law ‘Makes An Important Distinction Between’ A Lunch Break & A Coffee Break

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
The Workers’ Compensation Law makes an important distinction between a lunch break and a coffee break. In general, injuries that occur during a lunch break off the employer’s property are not covered by Workers’ Comp, even if the Worker is being paid for the time. Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule. Workers whose more»

Buffalo’s City Mission Receives A $5,000 ‘Combined Donation’ Made By The Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers And Trainmen & A Local Safety Equipment Distributor, Who Was Asked By A Member Of The Union ‘If They Would Like To Get Involved’

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, from left to right: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National Vice President Jim Louis; DiVal Safety Equipment, Incorporated Representative Kyle Staub; Bill Nasca, BLET Division 421 Local Chairman; BLET Division 421 Secretary-Treasurer Chris Eleczko;; and a representative of more»

Global Unions Call To End “Long Hours Culture” For Film, TV Workers - Unions & Guilds Across 70 Countries, Including IATSE, Want Reduced Working Hours, More Minimum Standards & Safe Working Hours/Conditions - Worldwide

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in National Labor News
Global Unions and Guilds have called for the Film and TV Production Industry worldwide to end a “Long Hours Culture” that has only worsened during the current post-COVID vaccine surge in filming. In a report titled Demanding Dignity Behind The Scenes, UNI Global Union - which represents 20 million Film, TV and Arts Workers worldwide, called for more»

Coal Miners' Union Urges Manchin To Reconsider His Opposition To President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan - As ‘Countless’ Interest Groups Call On Manchin To Reverse Course, The Mine Workers’ Statement ‘Might Be The Most Impactful’

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), which represents West Virginia Coal Miners, is urging U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat-West Virginia) to revisit his opposition to President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan. The Labor Union noted the Bill includes an extension of a fund that provides benefits to Coal Miners suffering from more»

“I Am So Excited To Unionize Because I Know It Will Help Us To Be Compensated Appropriately For The Work We Do - In Minnesota, Workers ‘Form First Union At A National Book Store Chain’

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA) - Workers employed at three Half Price Books locations in Minnesota have won Union recognition after a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election, making this the first Union at the National Chain Half Price Books. Workers Unionized with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 663 and 1189 to secure livable more»

The State Of Ohio Ranks Third In The Nation For Apprentices

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - The State of Ohio is No. 1 in the Midwest and third across the U.S. for number of Apprentices, lofty rankings achieved in part because of effort by the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition (MVMC) to create Workforce Training Programs and manufacturers eager to be part of them. “We have a number of group sponsored Apprenticeships more»

New York State’s Minimum Wage Will Increase On December 31st

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The sixth Minimum Wage increase for Workers outside New York City that was enacted under the 2016-2017 New York State Budget will take effect on the last day of this year. The Minimum Wage for Workers in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County will rise to $15 per hour on December 31st (2021). For Workers in the rest of the more»

The United Transit Leadership Organization ‘Secures Significant Gains’ In New MTA Contract, Which Union Leadership Believes ‘May Spark More’ Transit Unionization Across The Country

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The United Transit Leadership Organization (UTLO) represents Collective Bargaining Units within the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), representing Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Assistant General Superintendents within the MTA’s Department of Buses, Department of Subways and Department of Support more»

Union Grocery Workers In Oregon Reach Tentative Agreement, Ending Strike At Fred Meyer, QFC Stores

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF OREGON) - The Union representing thousands of Oregon Grocery Workers reached a tentative contract agreement with management late last week, ending a Strike that was scheduled to run through Christmas Eve. United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555, representing Employees at Fred Meyer and Quality Food Centers stores, says the new more»

From The Economic Policy Institute: Wage Inequality ‘Continued To Increase In 2020’ - Top 1% Of Earners Have Seen Their Wages ‘Go Up 179% Since 1979’ While The Share Of Wages ‘For The Bottom 90% Hits A New Low’

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Newly-available wage data from the Social Security Administration allowed the Economic Policy Institute (EPR) to analyze wage trends for the top 1% and other very high earners - as well as for the bottom 90% during 2020. The upward distribution of wages from the bottom 90% to the top 1% that was evident over the period from 1979 more»

The New York State Department Of Labor & SUNY Announce ‘First Of Its Kind’ Craft Brewer/Distiller Registered Apprenticeship Program

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – After recently marking National Apprenticeship Week with a series of events across New York State to highlight the importance of Apprenticeships as a proven pathway to high-paying, in-demand careers and as a vital tool for businesses to bolster their workforce without impacting production, New York State Department of Labor more»

Meet The 2020 CSEA Danny Donohue Leadership Award for State Government: Brooklyn Developmental Center Local President Faye Wilkie-Fields, ‘Who Worked Around The Clock To Ensure Workers’ Safety’

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - As the Coronavirus spread throughout the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) facilities and Agency Workers were designated essential, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Brooklyn Developmental Center Local President Faye Wilkie-Fields worked around the clock to ensure Workers’ safety. more»

For The ‘Third Straight Year,’ NALC Branch 3’s Buffalo Members Are Honored As ‘NALC Heroes’ - Receive A Unit Citation From Their National Union For Their Efforts That Helped A Veteran Through Summertime Heat

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – For the third straight year, Members of National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Branch 3 in Buffalo have been honored as NALC Heroes, this time receiving a Unit Citation for their efforts that helped a local Veteran through Summertime heat. Kevin Bystrak and the late Jody Kotowski - who was Western New York's first more»

“We Hope Starbucks Takes This Opportunity To Respect Their Partners' Right To Organize And Sit Down At The Bargaining Table” - Partners Ask Starbucks ‘To Turn A New Leaf’ As Their Union Is Legally Certified By The NLRB

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) confirmed last week that Workers United will be certified as the Collective Bargaining Representative for partners at the Starbucks Elmwood location in Buffalo, New York. Partners just made history when they won an election to form a Union, the first of its kind among Starbucks corporate more»

Unions, Worker Advocates ‘Call Out Backroom Deal To Sneak’ Amazon Into NJ Airport

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teamsters Local 863 Member George Boada, 45, grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and still lives “about seven traffic lights” away from Newark Liberty International Airport with his wife and their 14-year-old son. Boada’s worked at the same Jersey-based Supermarket Cooperative for more than 25 years - but now he fears more»

The Massachusetts Nurses Association Reaches Tentative Agreement On A New Contract For Striking Nurses At Saint Vincent Hospital - ‘If Ratified, It Would Bring To An End A 285-Day Strike Over Safe Staffing Levels’

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in National Labor News
(WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS) - Following 285 days on Strike amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) and Worcester’s Saint Vincent Hospital have reached a tentative contract agreement, officials said. Saint Vincent Hospital, owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, announced the tentative agreement in a released statement more»

iHeartPodcast Network Unionizes With The Writers Guild of America, East

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - A clear majority of the iHeartPodcast Network, the fastest growing division of iHeartMedia, has signed Union Cards to organize with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The Guild has called on management to voluntarily recognize the Union. The 125-member iHeartPodcast Network Bargaining Committee includes Producers, Editors, more»

‘Steel Day’ - Ironworker Tryouts ‘For All’

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Hard as nails, but easy to get into, the Ironworker Trade offers a living wage to anyone with some math, some muscles and a sense of safety. Recently, a collection of 20-somethings met at the Iron Workers Local 29 Training Center near the Portland Airport to "Experience a Day in the Life of an Ironworker," as the four-hour session was more»

President Biden ‘Backs’ Kellogg’s Workers As Senator Sanders ‘Takes The Fight To The Cereal Giant’s Doorstep’

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden is publicly and bluntly backing the 1,400 Kellogg’s Workers whom the Cereal Giant forced to Strike weeks ago - and he opposes the firm’s plan to permanently replace them. “Every Employee has the right to collectively bargain. Full stop,” Biden’s first tweet on the months-old conflict more»

Officials ‘Probe Death’ Of 32BJ SEIU Window Cleaner – Activists Say ‘Bad’ Developers ‘Must Lose Licenses’

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Investigations continue into the December 10th falling death of Window Cleaner and 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Member Diego Rodriguez Celi, a 34 year-old emigre who was the third 32BJ SEIU Member to die on the job washing windows since 2017. Rodriguez Celi, along with an uncle, were among a total of four 32BJ more»

The Wirecutter Union Reaches A Deal With The New York Times

Published on Friday, December 17, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Union Members at Wirecutter, the product recommendation website owned by The New York Times Company, said this week that they had reached a deal on their first contract after two years of negotiations that were at times contentious. The contract includes immediate average wage increases of about $5,000, along with 3% raises on average for more»

Governor Hochul Wants To ‘Increase The Pay’ Of Health Care Workers - Response Comes As Facilities ‘Continue To Struggle With Coronavirus Pandemic Staffing’

Published on Friday, December 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State's Health Care Workers should be paid more, Governor Kathy Hochul said Thursday (December 16th) as she previewed her 2022 agenda. The Governor described the potential for "overflowing hospitals" this Winter amid the latest surge of Coronavirus cases, and against the backdrop of an industry that continues to face more»

The First Black Business Manager To Head Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council - Ryan Boyer, ‘Who Offers A Glimmer Of Hope For More Diversity In The Philly Trades’

Published on Friday, December 17, 2021 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - On November 17th, Labor leader Ryan Boyer (pictured above) became the first Black Business Manager of the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council - after John Dougherty resigned from the Labor Organization’s top role when a jury found him guilty of Federal bribery charges. Boyer is the top official of more»