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‘Despite’ Republican President Donald Trump’s Stance On Immigration, The Trump Organization ‘Still Employs Undocumented Workers’

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Construction Workers who work for Donald Trump recently told The Washington Post that the Trump Organization is still employing Undocumented Workers. Trump continues to employ these Undocumented Workers despite his vowed crackdown on employing Workers who are not in the U.S. legally across the Nation. According to The Post, Workers on more»

Teamsters Local 237 ‘Helps Young People Explore Exciting’ Career Paths

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teamsters Local 237, representing Workers employed by government agencies, municipalities, libraries and schools, recently welcomed its first crop of participants from the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) through the not-for-profit Road to Success this year. And today (Wednesday, August 14th), nine high school and college students more»

A Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers International President Tom Conway: A Tire That ‘Inspires Fear’

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Mickey Ray Williams (pictured above) keeps a Goodyear tire in his Gadsden, Alabama conference room. Made in Mexico and imported to Gadsden, that tire induces fear. It’s an Assurance All-Season tire. Those were developed at Goodyear’s Gadsden factory in 2014. Now some, or possibly all, are built in a brand-new, half-billion-dollar plant in more»

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree. "All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's ‘so gung-ho’ about going to college." So he tried it for a more»

America's ‘Overworked &Underpaid’ Campaign Staffers Are Unionizing

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
When “Miguel” came to America a few years ago, Donald Trump’s racist campaign against Immigrants was just catching fire. “It affected me,” Miguel, an Undocumented Immigrant who asked that we not use his real name, told Splinter. “It affected everyone,” he said. He tried to turn his focus elsewhere, like school. more»

Fed Up With Working Under An Expired National Contract, SEIU-Represented Kaiser Permanente Workers In California Vote To Approve Strike - Which Could Draw In More Than 80,000 Employees Of The Health Care Giant Across The Nation

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - A swath of Kaiser Permanente Workers in California has voted overwhelmingly to approve a Strike that could draw in more than 80,000 Employees of the Health Care Giant across the Nation, according to the coalition of Unions representing them. The Employees - who include most Staff aside from Doctors, Mental Health Workers or more»

Trump Labor Department Pick Scalia Becomes 2020 Target For Unions

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats and Organized Labor aim to make Eugene Scalia, Republican President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Labor Department, a target in 2020 in hopes of testing Trump’s support among Rank-and-File Union Voters. Trump is nominating Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to more»

The NLRB Says Spectrum ‘May Have Broken Laws’ In Bid To Oust Its Union, NLRB Says Cable Spectrum Allegedly Threatened IBEW-Represented Workers In Mandatory Anti-Union Meeting - About 1,800 Went On Strike In 2017

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A year-long campaign to boot a union of Spectrum technicians from the cable company’s New York facilities may fail after allegations Spectrum engaged in Anti-Union conduct in the lead-up to the Decertification Election, a Federal Labor Board Official said. Voting concluded in February, nearly two years into a Strike by the Spectrum more»

This Is What Unions ‘Can Do’ For Their Members: Operating Engineers Open A ‘Free’ Medical Clinic For Its Membership In Illinois - Could Be A ‘Cost-Savings Model’ For Other Labor Organizations To Consider

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019 in National Labor News
(MERRILLVILLE, ILLINOIS) - A local Building Trades Union has started its own medical clinic here that offers free care for its Membership - International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150, which has its Northwest Indiana office in Merrillville, opened the Operators' Health Center early last month. "We ‘realized a lot of our Members didn't more»

Trump’s ‘War On Unions’ Escalates: Trump Administration ‘Moves To Decertify’ Labor Union Representing Immigration Judges

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S., Justice Department has moved to decertify the Union of Immigration Judges, a maneuver that could muzzle an organization whose Members have sometimes been openly critical of the Trump Administration’s Immigration Enforcement Agenda, The New York Times reports. The department filed a petition late last week asking the more»

Labor Perspective From Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Noah Smith: America’s Workers ‘Need A Labor Union Comeback’ - Employees ‘With More Bargaining Power Would Offset Concentrated’ Corporate Power

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
There are two basic ways to improve the economic situation of the Middle and Lower Classes. First, you can use taxes and government spending to shift income down from the top, either via direct transfers or through services like health care. Second, you can change the laws governing markets, with the goal of producing better outcomes for Low- and more»

“He Gave More Than He Got” - Organized Labor ‘Saddened’ By The Passing Of Former & Long-Time IBEW Local 237 Labor Leader Russ Quarantello, Who’s Being Described As A “Pillar” Of The Niagara County Labor Movement

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com is sad to report that Russ Quarantello (Pictured above/WNYLaborToday.com Photos) - a Member of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 237 in Niagara Falls from the early 80s to 2019 and who served in a number of Union positions, including as its Business Manager for 12 years, more»

Trump Sure Is A ‘Big Supporter’ Of Working People & Union Members: Trump Administration Continues To Attack American Workers, Says Cancer “Is No Excuse” For Federal Workers Not Relocating

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Inspector General concluded last week (August 5th) that the Trump Administration violated Federal Budget Laws when it decided to relocate 550 Workers from Washington to Kansas City - but the USDA, denying the validity of those rules, has begun preparing to fire Workers who haven’t more»

Denver City Council Office Employees ‘Go Union,’ Join The Teamsters - Workplace Protections Said To Be Central to Organizing Effort

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(DENVER, COLORADO) - The Office Staff of District Council 10 member Chris Hinds (Democrat), has officially joined Teamsters Local 17 – and they are the first Staff Members from an office at Denver City Hall to join the Union. "We ‘want to have salary protections and an above-standard sexual harassment policy,’" said Galia Halpern of the more»

Plumbers Union Buys Part Of The Holyoke Mall In Massachusetts With Plans To Transform It Into A New Training Facility

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS) – The Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 104 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund has purchased one of two office pieces of property that once served as home to the Holyoke Mall, with plans to transform it into a new training facility. The Holyoke Mall sold the other piece of property to the owner of a neighboring more»

The Nation's Largest Teachers Union ‘Threatens’ Walmart Boycott Over Gun Sales - The AFT, Which Has 1.7 Million Members And Says Teachers Spend An Average Of $500 A Year On School Supplies, Wants Walmart To ‘Stop Selling’ Firearms

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in National Labor News
The Nation's largest Teachers Union is threatening to call for a boycott of Walmart over the retailer's gun sales, and if it does happen, Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back-to-school shopping season. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) also wants Walmart to stop making financial contributions to politicians who oppose gun more»

SPoT Coffee Workers In Buffalo Petition The NLRB For A Union Election – Majority Of Non-Union Employees Vote ‘Yes’ As Public Campaign Continues

Published on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – A majority of SPoT Coffee Workers at four locations in Buffalo have signed Union Cards and petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to conduct a Union Election, Workers United Union Officials announced today (Friday, August 9th). The NLRB’s Regional Director will set a date and time for the vote. If more»

The IAMAW & The IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement On A New Contract With General Electric – Deal Offers ‘Significant Improvements’ To Company Proposal That Was ‘Previously Rejected’ By Union Membership

Published on Friday, August 9, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Negotiating Committees for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) at General Electric reached a tentative agreement with the company this week that offers significant improvements to the company’s proposal that was previously rejected more»

Salon Reports: Trump ‘Pretends To Like’ Union Members, ‘But He Really Likes The Fat Cats’ – ‘The Proof Is In’ Trump’s Legislation, Regulation & Secretary Selections

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in National Labor News
When Donald Trump ran for the Presidency, he said: “The American Worker will finally have a President who will protect them and fight for them.” And now, how’s that working out for the American Worker? Not very well - actually, not very well. When it comes down to picking sides - standing up for Workers’ Rights or lining the more»

‘More Bad News’ From Trump’s Republican-Majority National Labor Relations Board: NLRB Confirms Intermittent Strikes In Furtherance Of The Same Goal ‘Are Unprotected’

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Act’s (NLRA or Act) Section 7 grants to all Employees - regardless of whether they are Unionized or not - the right to engage in protected concerted activity (PCA). Accordingly, an employer may not punish or take any adverse action against a Worker because they engage in PCA. Such adverse action is an more»

With Schools Getting Ready To Reopen Just Weeks Away, Let’s Revisit The Findings Of A Department Of Education Survey That 94% of U.S. Public School Teachers ‘Spend Their Own Money On School Supplies - Without Reimbursement’

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Andy Yung, a Prekindergarten Teacher in Queens, is adept at raising money on-line for ambitious classroom projects, but even he sometimes pays for supplies out of pocket. And he has company. According to a Federal Department of Education survey released a couple of years ago, 94% of Public School Teachers in the United States reported more»

A Labor Perspective From Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa: Presidential Candidates ‘Shouldn't Ignore’ Worker Concerns

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in New York State Labor News
The 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Debates were just held in Detroit last week and I was hoping to hear more from the candidates about kitchen table issues that affect hard-working Americans. Frankly, the whole thing was a bit of a disappointment. Sure, there was plenty of talk about the future of health care in this country and even the topic of more»

The President Of The AFGE Calls For ‘Bold Action’ In The Wake Of The El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings, Which Claimed The Lives Of 30 People & Left Scores Of Others Wounded In Two Separate Attacks Within 24 Hours

Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is calling for “bold action” from Federal Lawmakers in the wake of the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mass shootings, which claimed the lives of 30 people and left scores of others wounded in two separate attacks within 24 hours. “My heart breaks more»

400 Alaskan Ferry Workers Walk Off The Job To Protest Their Contract, Shutting Down A Key Transportation Network During Peak Season

Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in National Labor News
(THE GULF OF ALASKA) - Four hundred Workers who operate the 13 ferries in coastal communities along the Gulf of Alaska walked off the job, shutting down a key transportation network during peak season. Members of the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), including Cooks, Deckhands, Engine Workers and Pursers, tied up their ships in harbor and set up picket more»

Union Laborers ‘Shift Focus’ To Training High School Students

Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS) - The Illinois Laborers’ and Contractor’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (ILCJATP) recently held an open house to show high school juniors and seniors what the new program has to offer. Roughly 65 attendees gathered at the program’s training center, located at 7277 Marine Road in Edwardsville, to ask more»

Nearly 1,000 Teamster-Represented Warehousing, Distribution & Skilled Trades Workers Employed At The Wegmans Grocery Store Chain In Rochester ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ A New Five-Year Agreement

Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) – Following a week-long contract review period, Teamsters Local 118 members employed at Wegmans Food Market Distribution Centers in Rochester have voted to ratify a new agreement by an overwhelming 80% margin, the Union announced. Last month, Wegmans and Local 118 came to a tentative agreement that covered nearly 1,000 Workers, more»

Unions Says Trump ‘Sided With’ Qatar Airways/Air Italy ‘Over’ U.S. Airline Workers

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump has consistently expressed support for protecting American jobs - but four top Airline Industry Labor Leaders say that support seemed to waver at a White House meeting held last month. The July 19th White House meeting was expected to help resolve the continuing controversy over subsidized Qatar more»

“I Think Trump Needs To Show His Face:” Laid-Off Coal Miners Blocking Trains In Kentucky Are ‘Losing Faith’ In the President’s Coal Promises

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in National Labor News
(CUMBERLAND, KENTUCKY) - Protesting Kentucky Coal Miners sweated through yet another day on top of a railroad track as they continued blocking a coal train from leaving a Harlan County mine. Recently laid off, the Miners are demanding weeks of back pay from their bankrupt employer as the company assets have been put up for auction. Images of frustrated more»

After The Firings Of Nine Workers Who Supported Unionization - Including One Who Was ‘Banned For Life From Ever Working Again’ For The Fast Food Outlet, Little Big Burger Employees In Oregon Vote Against ‘Going Union’

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Workers at Portland Burger Chain Little Big Burger voted 41-to-29 to stay Non-Union in an election that the company asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold. The vote came after as many as nine Union Supporters were fired by the company in the weeks and months after all-volunteer Little Big Union went public on March more»

NYSUT ‘Applauds’ New Legislation Signed By Governor Cuomo That Allows School Districts To Install Stop Arm Cameras On School Buses

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is applauding new legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that allows school districts to install stop arm cameras on school buses. The Governor said the cameras will be used to catch drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. "No parent should ever have to worry that more»

‘Fed Up With The Mistreatment They’re Experiencing’ On The Job, ‘Angry’ JFK Airport Workers Look To Unionize With 32BJ SEIU

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – Fed up with the mistreatment they’re experiencing on the job, Eulen America Employees at JFK Airport are moving closer to Unionizing with 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - and they have the support of New York City Congress Members who want them to have better working conditions too. U.S. Representatives more»

Labor Perspective From Former NY Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse: ‘Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers’ - ‘No Other’ Industrial Country ‘Treats Its Working Class So Badly And There’s One Big Reason For That’

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
New York Times Editor’s Note: Steven Greenhouse, who was the Labor and Workplace Reporter for The New York Times for 19 years, is the author of the forthcoming book: “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor,” from which this essay is adapted. The United States is the only advanced Industrial Nation that more»

Texas AFL-CIO On El Paso Shootings & White Supremacy: The Related Scourges Of Bigotry, Hatred And Ultra-Powerful Guns In The Wrong Hands Must Be Addressed. Our Nation Need Solutions On Mass Gun Violence And We Need Them Now.

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 in National Labor News
(EL PASO, TEXAS) - In the wake of this past weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued the following statement: We are devastated and angry over the deaths of 20 people and injuries of dozens more in the mass shooting in El Paso. We mourn with the City and with the State of more»

Reddaway Driving Academy Provides Driver Training Apprenticeships

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TUALATIN, OREGON) - Reddaway, an industry-leading Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Service Provider in the Western United States and Canada, has announced the Reddaway Truck Driving Apprenticeship - a one-year training program where interested individuals can earn a Class A license and driving experience while being paid a wage that includes benefits. After more»

Union ‘Blasts’ Trump-Republican Tax Cut As ‘Corporate Giveaway,’ Calls For Firms & The Rich To ‘Pay Their Fair Share’ Through Taxes On Speculation

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Blasting the 2017 Trump-Republican Tax Cut as “the largest single giveaway to the wealthy and corporations in U.S. History,” the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is demanding Federal Lawmakers to force the rich to “pay their fair share” through its repeal, plus taxes to stop Wall Street speculation. The more»

With Negotiations Set To Start, Newsday Reports The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wants To Make ‘Big Changes’ To Contracts With The 10 Unions Representing Long Island Rail Road Workers

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is looking to make big changes to its contracts with the 10 Unions representing Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Workers, including doing away with double-time pay for certain overtime assignments, scrutinizing workers who call out sick, and being able to contract out work whenever it more»

Albany Medical Center Nurses Air Safe-Staffing Concerns At Public Forum, Say Competitive Wages & Benefits Would Help Retain Staff

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As negotiations on their first-ever contract stretch on, Albany Medical Center Nurses and their supporters recently gathered to speak out about staffing issues they say are jeopardizing patient care. Nurses have maintained for several years now that rising costs and stagnant wages are causing their colleagues to leave the hospital for more»

The Executive Board Of The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Condemns’ President Trump’s Racist Tweets Aimed At Four Congresswomen Of Color

Published on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) National Executive Council has passed a resolution condemning Republican President Trump’s racist tweets against Members of Congress and calling on Trump to disavow the attacks. The unanimous vote by the 15-Member Board follows a series of messages President more»

CWA President Chris Shelton: “We Must Focus Our Anger On The One-Percent, Not On Each Other”

Published on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in National Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - In his keynote address delivered at the Union’s 2019 National Convention in Las Vegas, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton outlined the three challenges facing CWA today: Overcoming the divisions which split the unity of the Working Class; Building Workplace Power and strengthening the Union; and more»

Can YouTubers Really Unionize? ‘Yes’ - And ‘No,’ But ‘At Least Have The Support Of A Really Big One’

Published on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
YouTubers are Unionizing - kind of. The YouTubers Union is led by Berlin-based YouTuber Jörg Sprave, whose slingshot-focused channel has more than two million subscribers, who recently announced a partnership with IG Metall, the largest Trade Union in the European Union (EU). IG Metall was originally a Metalworkers Union based in Germany, but has more»

CWA Mourns The Passing Of President Emeritus Morty Bahr

Published on Friday, August 2, 2019 in National Labor News
Morton “Morty” Bahr, who led the Communications Workers of America (CWA) during the most turbulent years of the communications industry and made the Union a powerful force for Working People, died earlier this week at the age of 93. Bahr was elected CWA President in 1985, serving in that position for 20 years. He successfully led CWA through more»

“Let’s Be Honest About The Democratic Party’s Record” - In Closed Meeting, The National AFL-CIO President Tells Campaigns That Dems ‘Shouldn’t Expect Union Support If They Don’t Change Their Ways’

Published on Friday, August 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke at a closed meeting with representatives from the entire field of 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates ahead of Wednesday’s (July 31st) debate in Detroit and his message was straightforward: “It’s time to do better,” The Huffington Post reports. Trumka more»

Crosscut Newsroom Employees ‘Vote Unanimously’ to Unionize

Published on Friday, August 2, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Newsroom Employees at Crosscut and KCTS 9, which is part of Cascade Public Media in Seattle, voted 16-0 to Unionize with the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild Local 37082 of the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA). Workers said they organized to fight for pay that keeps up with the cost of living, to preserve quality, more»

An Important Read: Reaching the Unorganized - Low-Cost Social Media Advertising ‘Proves To Be An Effective Way To Generate Quality’ Organizing Leads

Published on Friday, August 2, 2019 in New York City Labor News
The results of a recent Department for Professional Employees (DPE) Campaign with the Non-profit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) demonstrate that low-cost Social Media Advertising is an effective way to generate quality organizing leads. DPE partnered with NPEU - formerly the International Federation of Professional and Technical Employees more»

Two Unions Affiliate With The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation: An AFSCME Local Representing Erie 1 BOCES Employees & The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Two Labor Unions have newly-affiliated with the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF): American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)-represented Workers employed at Erie 1 BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television more»

Labor Department Trump Pick Scalia ‘Becomes 2020 Target’ For Unions

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats and Organized Labor aim to make Eugene Scalia, Republican President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, a target in 2020 in hopes of testing Trump’s support among Rank-and-File Union Voters. Trump is nominating Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace more»

No Class: Pay Discrimination In Women’s Sports ‘Is’ A Labor Issue

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in National Labor News
Teen Vogue Editor’s Note: No Class is an Op-Ed Column by Writer and Radical Organizer Kim Kelly that connects Worker struggles and the current state of the American Labor Movement with its storied - and sometimes bloodied - past. This week, Kim explains how Unions are helping Female Athletes get the pay they deserve. The U.S. Women’s more»

Nassau County ‘Upgrades’ Its Living Wage Laws To ‘Prevent’ Vendors And Businesses ‘From Bypassing’ County Labor Regulations

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(MINEOLA, LONG ISLAND) – Nassau County has upgraded their Living Wage Laws to prevent vendors and businesses from bypassing County Labor Regulations. “Nassau is ‘taking action to help’ Working Class Families ‘and hold accountable’ the companies we do business with,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said. more»

“No One Ever Taught Me These Things When I Was This Age” - The ‘Tools & Tiaras’ Summer Camp Introduces Girls As Young As Six-Years-Old To The Building Trades

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) – “This is ‘actually amazing to me,’” fourth-year Plumbers Apprentice Nkosa Barrett said while surveying the hive of activity going on inside the third floor of the Brooklyn STEAM Center. “No one ‘ever taught me these things when I was this age.’” All around the industrial space more»

The AFGE & NETU Says The Trump Administration’s “Ultimate Goal” In Pushing An Opt-Out Initiative “Is To Destroy’ Federal Sector Unions” - Federal Unions Pledge To “Do Everything In Their Ability To Prevent That From Happening’”

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Anti-Union Janus decision and with Opt-Outs lower than expected, Anti-Union politicians are working to make it easier for people to opt-out of their Union. And while there has been a lot of action at the state level, there is now a new push at the Federal level to convince Public Employees more»