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In Their Own Words: PSAV Employee ‘Tells You Why’ He & His Co-Workers Are Forming A Union ‘At One Of The Largest Event Companies In The Business’

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have attended a gala, trade show, wedding or conference, you know how important it is that the event goes off without a hitch. The lighting needs to be perfect. The audio needs to be constantly monitored and adjusted. The music needs to hit exactly the right cue. In event production, the details more»

UA Welding Instructor Is ‘Excited To Help’ Soldiers ‘Transition Back Into’ Civilian Life

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FORT CARSON, COLORADO) - The United Association Veterans in Piping (UA/VIP) Program Fort Carson Welding Class 17 is off to a great start with a new batch of active-duty transitioning Military Service Members learning entry-level welding skills. Fort Carson UA VIP Welding Instructor Jason Smith is excited to help this group re-familiarize themselves with more»

New Jersey Just Passed The ‘First Law In The Nation To Guarantee Severance Pay After Mass Layoffs’ - The Measure ‘Could Tip The Scales In Favor Of Keeping Stores & Factories Open & People Employed’

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - The New Jersey State Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would make it the first state in the country to guarantee severance pay in the wake of mass layoffs. The bill ensures Workers at big companies have to be paid at least a week’s wages for every year of work. It now sits on the desk of Governor Phil more»

USW Local 4-0598 To Be Honored With The Niagara-Orleans Labor Council’s ‘Champions At Work’ Award For Its Dedication To The Labor Movement & For Helping To Make The Community ‘A Better Place To Live & Work’

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4-0598 President Greg Birkemeier (holding the USW Flag) poses with Niagara-Orleans Labor Council President Jim Briggs, who also serves as Sub-District Director for USW Region 4, outside the Olin Corporation Plant in Niagara Falls. Local 4-0598 will be honored tonight more»

Could This Happen Here, In The U.S.?: “Strikes Cause Problems” - Head Of Powerful Union Tells French President Of ‘Trouble To Come Unless He Cancels’ Pension Reforms

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in National Labor News
(PARIS, FRANCE) - The Union Leader heading protests against France’s bitterly contested pension reforms has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of playing with fire and showing contempt for the country’s Workers. Philippe Martinez, head of the powerful CGT, said Macron and his government were “disconnected” from the real world more»

NABET-CWA-Represented Employees At Radio Stations In Watertown & Massena Win Jobs, Back Pay In North Country Radio Case

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(WATERTOWN, NEW YORK) - The Union representing Employees at radio stations in Watertown and Massena has won a victory. An Administrative Law Judge has ruled in favor of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) and has ordered Stephens Media Group to rehire Employees in both Watertown more»

Be Counted! CSEA Members ‘Urge Everyone To Respond’ To The U.S. Census

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in New York City Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Suzanne Needler, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Niagara County Local Recording Secretary and Niagara County Unit Vice President, discusses her involvement in taking the U.S. Census and how it’s become a family tradition: “It’s very important that everyone gets counted in the census because it more»

Federal Workers Say ‘They’ve Been Gagged From Speaking Out’ On Trump’s Impeachment - A Federal Union Has Asked For An Injunction Against Legal Guidance That ‘Discouraged’ Impeachment Talk

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For more than a year, a Federal Ethics Agency has instructed Federal Employees to steer clear of taking a stand at work for or against the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump, saying that doing so could run afoul of the Hatch Act that bars them from participating in certain political activities. With Trump now impeached more»

CWA Local 1168’s Denise Abbott Becomes First Woman To Serve As President Of The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Since Its Official Beginnings Back In 1957

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured Above, Denise Abbott - the first woman to lead the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council since it was officially founded back in 1957, and John Mudie, outgoing Buffalo Labor Council President, take a moment to enjoy the Holiday Season at the Labor Council’s Annual Christmas Party in December. more»

Historic Union Drive Makes Delaware The ‘First State’ Again - State Legislative Staff In Delaware Become The First In The United States To Seek To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(DOVER, DELAWARE) - For what appears to be the first time ever, the Legislative Staff of a U.S. State is announcing its intent to Unionize. State Legislative Workers in Delaware announced a Union Drive on the first day of the new session, requesting voluntary recognition from State Legislative Leaders. Organizers from the Delaware General Assembly Union more»

Employment Connection Working To ‘Increase The Pipeline’ Of Minority Construction Workers

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - Employment Connection is a non-profit St. Louis Community asset, helping to alleviate barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals with limited opportunities for more than 40 years. Founded in 1977, the Employment Connection provides valuable resources, training and support to inspire and empower individuals to change their more»

Trump’s U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ‘Thinks Farm Workers Are Overpaid’ – ‘Yet Again, Perdue Wants To Gut A Program That Benefits Poor People’

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration is finding itself in a tight corner on the topic of Farm Labor, a task handled by a largely foreign-born workforce. On the one hand, Republican President Donald Trump has made good on campaign promises to make life generally miserable for Immigrants - and he employs a white Nationalist on his Senior Advisory more»

D.C. Attorney General Orders A Florida-Based Electrical Contractor To Pay $2.75 Million In Wage Theft Settlement To Workers In The District Of Columbia

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has announced that Florida-based electrical contractor Power Design Incorporated will be mandated to pay $2.75 million in settlement to Workers and the District of Columbia as part of a Wage Theft and Worker Misclassification Case. The settlement is the result of a 2018 lawsuit alleging more»

RWDSU/UFCW Local 338-Represented Cannabis Workers Employed At Vireo Health New York Ratify New Three-Year Contract - Workers Win ‘Significant Wage Increases & Additional Time Off’

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(FLUSHING, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Cannabis Workers employed at Vireo Health New York have ratified a new three-year contract, which provides them with “significant wage increases and additional time off,” Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 338 Officials have announced. more»

Edible Schoolyard New York City Workers Win Voluntary Recognition Of Union With CWA Local 1180

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Staff of Edible Schoolyard New York City has won voluntary recognition of its Union with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180! The Edible Schoolyard Workers run programs in New York City schools that teach young kids about food justice and healthy eating through gardening and cooking fresh healthy food. The 18-person more»

New Apprenticeship Program In Utah Uses Swiss European Model To Provide Students Training For Advanced Manufacturing Through A ‘Hybrid’ That Blends Training With Coursework At A Community College

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) - A Swiss company is bringing its Apprenticeship Model to Utah to build a skilled workforce for its new facility in this country. The Swiss model, applauded by the Trump Administration and broadly supported by the public, has students split time between classes and paid, on-the-job training to get skills for a specific industry. more»

Workers At Major Illinois Weed Company ‘Go Union’ – Cresco Employees Vote For UFCW Representation ‘In A Key First Win’ For Labor At A State Marijuana Facility

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(JOLIET, ILLINOIS) - Cresco Labs Workers employed at its Joliet Cultivation Facility have voted by a margin of 58-32 to be represented by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 881, it has been announced. The vote is important for Organized Labor, which intends to Unionize the Cannabis Industry in Illinois and other states. The Teamsters lost more»

The United States Postal Service Is America’s ‘Most Popular’ Government Agency, So -Why Does Trump ‘Hate It?’

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
It’s time once again to stand up for the most popular government agency of all, the one that curiously has come under the most consistent attack by the Trump Administration and its Congressional Henchpersons. We’re talking about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). According to a survey last year by the Pew Research Center, 90% of the public has a more»

Steel Mill In The State Of Louisiana, Which Republican Donald Trump Carried In the 2016 Presidential Election, Closes - Leaving Hundreds Jobless/Local & State Officials Blame Closing On Trump’s Tariffs

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in National Labor News
(LAPLACE, LOUISIANA) – Tariffs imposed on foreign countries by Republican President Donald Trump are now being blamed for putting nearly 400 Louisiana Steelworkers out of work after Bayou Steel unexpectedly closed down its mill in LaPlace late last year. Hundreds of Louisiana Steelworkers found out they no longer have a job after Bayou Steel more»

The Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers ‘Leads The On-Going Fight For Healthy Schools’ By Taking Legal Action Over The School District’s Handling Of Asbestos Exposure In A Number Of City School Buildings

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' (PFT) Union is taking legal action over the district's handling of asbestos exposure in school buildings. Earlier this month, the Philadelphia School District said 174 of 214 schools have asbestos somewhere inside the building. Officials said asbestos only poses a health threat once more»

Here’s Proof ‘It Pays To Join Together In Unions:’ As Union Membership ‘Stays Strong’ In The State Of Washington, New Report Finds Union Members ‘Make 23% More Money & Have Better Benefits’

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - A recent national study ranked Washington No. 1 in its 2019 edition of its States With the Strongest Unions. The latest Federal Data on Union Membership shows why our state remains “Union Strong!” The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its 2019 Union Membership Report and more»

STRIKE! - How A Board Game ‘Can Influence’ Organizing

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The time is ripe for STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion, a board game where you mobilize Workers around your city to defeat a nefarious mega-corporation. With Workers joining together and taking action around the country - from Teachers to Tech Workers, Hotel Employees, Nurses, Gig Economy Contractors and so many more – we haven’t seen this more»

NHL Seattle, New Arena At Seattle Center Announce Partnership With Laborers' International Union Of North America – Union’s Unique History To Be Commemorated Within New Arena At Seattle Center And Northgate Ice Centre

Published on Friday, January 24, 2020 in National Labor News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Oak View Group (OVG) and Seattle Hockey Partners have announced the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) as the official Union Partner of National Hockey League (NHL) Seattle, the New Arena at Seattle Center and Northgate Ice Centre. LIUNA Members are among the hundreds of people currently helping to build the New more»

Can Workers ‘Still Use’ The National Labor Relations Board ‘Under Trump?’

Published on Friday, January 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For those following Labor Law Issues, each week seems to bring a new horror story about the Trump Labor Board dismantling rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Since Trump appointees became the majority on the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., the Board has weakened Worker Rights - more»

New York/New Jersey Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’

Published on Friday, January 24, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Low-wage Workers who help move multitudes in and out of New York and New Jersey Airports daily, but still can’t afford the prohibitively high cost of private health insurance, are hoping this is the year legislators on both sides of the Hudson confront tight-fisted employers. Earlier this week, hundreds of Workers at JFK more»

AFT Lawsuit Claims DeVos 'Capriciously' Repealed Borrower Protections - The Lawsuit's Message Is Clear: "Protect The Students Of The United States Of America - Not The For-Profit (Schools) That Are Making A Buck Off Of Them."

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the Nation's largest Teachers’ Unions is expected to sue U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - the complaint: She repealed a rule meant to protect student loan borrowers from for-profit and career-focused schools that graduate them with too much debt and limited job prospects. Randi Weingarten, the President of the 1.7 more»

Banks ‘Are No Longer Forgotten Thanks To’ Trump's Tax Cuts, But Working People Are

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in National Labor News
Who knew that when Donald Trump campaigned on behalf of “forgotten Americans,” he really meant the banks? Earlier this month, the top six U.S. banks posted earnings showing they saved $18 billion in 2019, money they used to increase payouts to shareholders - even as they laid off Workers. That was all thanks to Republican President Donald more»

The ‘Power’ Of Organizing: Missouri Unions Add 47,000 Members, Putting Total At A 15-Year High

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE STATE OF MISSOURI) - The defeat of a Right-To-Work (for less) Law in 2018 seems to have given Missouri's Unions a boost as their membership grew by 46,000 last year, bucking a downward national trend. The increase boosted the state's union membership to 297,000 people, the highest number since 2004. Union Members now make up 11.1% of the state's more»

Apprenticeship: ‘It Means Having A Future’ - Ironworkers Local 86 Apprentice’s Success Story Catches State Of Washington Governor’s Attention

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Sometimes, all it takes to start someone on the path to a good-paying family-supporting career is a few words of encouragement. Just ask Robert Arce. When he and his fiancée moved to Washington from California, he was struggling to get by - bouncing from low-wage job to low-wage job. At one point, Arce was homeless and more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento ‘Applauds’ Governor Cuomo’s Commitment To Protect Gig Economy Workers

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Testifying before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Labor during a public hearing that was held on Workers in the Gig Economy in December, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento stressed to lawmakers that it is imperative Workers in the Gig Economy be considered Employees and must not be left behind when it more»

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance & U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Announce Strategic Conservation Partnership, Paves Way For Labor Union Volunteers To Participate In Conservation & Public Access Projects

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner in conservation and public access projects on lands and waters managed by the USACE. This partnership agreement between the Nation’s fastest-growing non-profit conservation organization more»

Gig Workers’ Rights Fight Ensnares Creative Freelancers

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Times are good for Garrett Camp. Even though Uber, the company he co-founded, has yet to turn a profit, he bought a Beverly Hills mansion for over $70 million last July, beating the previous home sales record in Los Angeles’s wealthiest neighborhood. But for thousands of Uber Drivers, things are not going so well. One of more»

Missouri Republicans Just Won’t Take No For An Answer’ - GOP Initiative Measures Would Put Right-To-Work, Prevailing Wage Ban In Missouri Constitution & ‘Chip Away’ At Minimum Wage

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF MISSOURI) - Missouri Republicans just won’t take no for an answer. Even though Missourians decisively rejected Proposition A on August 7th, 2018 by a better than 2-to-1 majority - 67.5% to 32.5%, defeating Right-To-Work (for less) in 99 of Missouri’s 114 counties and the City of St. Louis, Republicans want to put Right-To-Work more»

New Minimum Wage Increases Will Benefit 7 Million Workers - With The U.S. Minimum Wage Rising For Many States This Year, Some Areas Are Benefitting More Than Others

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Minimum Wage will increase for a total of 47 states and cities across the U.S. this year, impacting at least seven million Workers. Expensive cities like Mountain View, California, Seattle and New York City will have wages at or above $15 per hour. However, some cities and counties will stay at lower wages due to select state rulings. The more»

At The SAG Awards, Actor Robert De Niro ‘Voices His Support For His Union’ & ‘Calls On Voters To Look For Candidates Who Support Unions Themselves’

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – Legendary Actor Robert De Niro reserves his right to speak up, so that's exactly what he did in his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards speech on Sunday night (January 19th). While accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award, De Niro voiced his support for his Union and called on voters to look for candidates who support Unions more»

Trump Has Attacked Federal Unions In The Past, ‘But Now - For The First Time, He’s Trying To Bust One’

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Federal Unions to a new level. For the first time, the Trump Administration is seeking to bust a Union - the National Association of Immigration Judges, by declaring that its Members are managers ineligible for Labor Organization Membership. It’s tantamount to more»

Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in National Labor News
If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join Unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked: “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted. Today, for instance, the wealth of the more»

The University Of Florida Opens An On-Line Version Of A Master Beekeeper Apprenticeship Program

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA) - We've all heard of the plight and decline of global bee populations, due to factors including pesticides, drought and habitat destruction - but now there's a way to get involved and it's giving aspiring Florida beekeepers something to buzz about. The University of Florida (UF) recently launched their new Master Beekeeper Program, more»

Labor Perspective From Kayla Blado & Katie Barrows Of The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union: Women Can Close The Pay Gap By Forming Unions

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Hill Editor’s Note: Kayla Blado is President of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, while Katie Barrows serves as the Union’s Vice President of Communications. In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Today is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2nd - 92 days longer more»

NYSUT ‘Applauds’ Results Of New Statewide Graduation Rate, ‘But Underscores The Fact That More State Funding Is Needed To Ensure Those Graduation Rates Continue Rising’

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is applauding the hard work of Educators and students across New York as the graduation rate for students statewide increased yet again last school year, and also recognized that more progress has been made toward addressing the achievement gap between African-American and Hispanic more»

The USW Sues The EPA To Save Chemical Disaster Rule – Union Says “Eliminating These Requirements ‘Will Allow A Profit-Hungry Industry To Police Itself While Putting Workers, First Responders And The Public At Risk.’”

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Government’s decision to gut a regulation intended to prevent chemical disasters and save lives. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) capitulated to industry demands by rescinding crucial provisions of the Chemical Disaster more»

The Republican Assault On Organized Labor Continues: Two GOP Ohio House Members Look To Eliminate Prevailing Wage Law, Call It “Onerous And Archaic”

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - Two Republican legislators have asked their colleagues to support a soon-to-be proposed Bill which would eliminate Prevailing Wage in Ohio. The impending legislative battle is likely to spark objections from Labor Unions and put pressure on House Speaker Larry Householder, who reportedly made a commitment to Labor Groups in his quest for more»

Labor Perspective From AFSCME National President Lee Saunders: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘Understood The Power Of Unions’

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
On what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to non-violent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr. King was one of his era’s most more»

Labor Perspective From Mickey Williams, President Of United Steelworkers Local 12 In Gadsden, Alabama: “Union Members Are Your Neighbors, Not Your Enemies”

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in New York City Labor News
The Gadsden (Alabama) Times Editor’s Note: Mickey Williams is president of United Steelworkers Local 12, which represents Union Employees at Gadsden’s Goodyear plant. I felt it important to write in response to the recent letter, “Unions Are Elephant In The Room,” that appeared in The Gadsden Times. While I will ignore the more»

How About This? – New Study Shows Electricians Are The ‘Sexiest’ Tradesman, Getting The Most Matches On Tinder

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in New York State Labor News
With Tinder at its most popular, the team at Anchor Pumps conducted a study to find which Trade job people were most inclined to swipe right for. Different professions can be extremely character-revealing and it is definitely one of the biggest conversation starters. While many wouldn’t judge someone based on their occupation, it is human nature to more»

The IBEW Celebrates Its Partnership With The NFL To Protect Children - National Child ID Program Has Helped Millions Of Families Compile Identification Kits To Be Given To Law Enforcement ‘If A Child Is Abducted Or Goes Missing’

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in National Labor News
(GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN) - During a mid-December National Football League (NFL) game that was held in Green Bay, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Lonnie Stephenson was joined by Labor Leaders and Hall of Fame Offensive Lineman and Packers Legend Jerry Kramer, who serves as a Goodwill Ambassador to the National Child more»

‘For The Love Of God, Ask The Candidates About’ Unions!

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The American Labor Movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic Primary Debates. Last week, moderators mentioned Unions once - specifically a Labor Federation, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA Trade Deal that the Union endorsed. This meager exchange is still more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Releases ‘Disturbing’ School Safety & Unacceptable Learning Conditions Survey - Calls For ‘Mandatory Intervention Services’ For Suspended Students To ‘Prevent Future’ Suspensions

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has released a disturbing School Safety & Unacceptable Learning Conditions Survey, and in the process is calling for mandatory intervention services for suspended students to prevent future suspensions “The ‘very disturbing response from hundreds ‘of Teachers (749), from (61 more»

House Bill Aims To Help New York City Cabbies 'Survive Underwater' Medallion Loans

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City Representative Gregory Meeks (Democrat-Queens) introduced a Bill last week to exempt debt relief for Taxi Drivers from Federal Taxes. The measure, co-sponsored by all of the city’s House Members - plus Long Island Republican Peter King, is a second front in the struggle to win relief for Yellow Cab Owner Drivers more»

Labor Perspective From Communications Workers of America District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt: As A Union Leader, I've Learned ‘One Big Lesson’ - ‘Workers Can't Just Rely On Promises From CEOs’

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Some say the era of corporate accountability is here, pointing to statements like the one put out by the Business Roundtable in which executives from companies like JPMorgan Chase, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, and Walmart affirmed their commitment to doing right by customers, Employees and the communities in which they work. But the truth is that more»