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NLRB Rules Employers 'May Not Unilaterally Stop' Union Dues

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a decision in Valley Hospital Medical Center, Incorporated, on remand from United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, finding employers may not unilaterally stop Union Dues Checkoff after a Collective Bargaining Agreement expires. The NLRB’s initial decision on this more»

"A Lot Of People Say, 'You Can't Eat Prestige.' I Think That's True." - Strike By Philadelphia Museum Of Art Workers ‘Shows Woes’ Of 'Prestige' Jobs

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022 in National Labor News
Laura Benshoff at National Public Radio News (NPR) reports on an NPR analysis of news reports and announcements that Workers are Unionizing in fields where they haven't had a big presence, including world-class cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum at Art - where Workers are currently on Strike. The analysis shows Staff at around two dozen more»

NYC Comptroller, NYS Attorney General & 32BJ SEIU ‘Team Up To Recover ‘$3 Million From Real Estate Developer For Underpaying Workers, ‘Who Will Receive More Than $723,000 In Unpaid’ Wages & Benefits

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, New York Attorney General Letitia James and 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have team up to recover $3 million from a luxury residential property developer for denying Workers Prevailing Wages and benefits. Heatherwood Communities LLC (Heatherwood) received tax exemptions on two of more»

It’s A Good Question: ‘Why Are Lucrative Skilled Trades A Tough Sell To Young People?’

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Jennifer Bieman at The London (Ontario, Canada) Free Press reports on statistics that say there aren’t enough young people to fill trades jobs - everything from electricians and bricklayers to boilermakers – as veterans Workers retire. The question is, why? To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»

1199 SEIU & The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center ‘Collaboratively Approve’ A New Three-Year Agreement That Covers More Than 680 Unionized Health Care Workers, Roughly 70% Of The Western New York Medical Center’s Workforce

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) have once again collaboratively approved a three-year agreement that covers more than 680 Unionized Health Care Workers, roughly 70% of the Medical Center’s workforce. The new agreement includes more»

Organizing Congress: Three Lawmakers’ Staffs ‘Go Union’

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on the Congressional Workers Union in Washington, D.C., which has organized Professional Staffers for three progressive Lawmakers - Democrats Andy Levin of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ro Khanna of California - and with their bosses’ enthusiastic endorsement. To Read This Labor News Story, Go more»

“It Was Hard Times, But We Made It Through” - Minnesota Union Members ‘Led The Fight To Secure Bonus Pay For One Million’ Front Line Workers

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in National Labor News
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) – More than one million Minnesotans will begin receiving payments of $487.45 from the State of Minnesota as a token of public appreciation for their work on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As e-mails carrying the news began appearing in Workers’ in-boxes, Union Members who led the push for bonus pay recently more»

Stagehands At New York City’s ‘Little Island’ Unanimously Approve Union With IATSE Local One

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After a year of legal delays, Stagehands employed at Little Island have unanimously voted “Yes” to Unionize with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local One. Having opened in the Spring of 2021, Little Island is one of New York City’s newest parks and architectural wonders. Built in the Hudson more»

United University Professions Joins With Capital Region Leaders To ‘Urge More State Funding Reverse Severe Budget Deficits’ At SUNY Campuses

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, held a press conference last week to call for more State funding for three Capital Region State University of New York (SUNY) Campuses facing projected multi-million-dollar budget deficits: the University at Albany, Empire State College and SUNY more»

New York Crew Of ‘Tooning Out The News’ Vote To Unionize With Animation Guild

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Jamie Lang at CartoonBrew.com reports Animation Workers employed at Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News have voted to join The Animation Guild (TAG)/International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 839, becoming the second such group of Animation Workers and Production Staff in New York to do so, and joining Workers from Titmouse more»

Court Enters Consent Order Requiring Bakeries In The States Of Connecticut & New York To Pay $952,000 To 74 Employees Following U.S. Labor Department Investigation & Litigation

Published on Friday, October 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) – An investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) have resulted in a Federal Court ordering three bakeries located in Danbury, Connecticut and Mount Vernon, New York - and their owner/officer, to pay nearly $1 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 74 Employees to resolve violations of the Fair more»

“They’ve Shown Our Members Nothing But Disrespect. Enough Is Enough.” - CWA-Represented Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Newspaper Employees Go Out On Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Published on Friday, October 7, 2022 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Locals 14842 and 14827 who are employed at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have gone out on Strike in response to Unfair Labor Practices by management, including unilateral changes to their health care plan. The Workers are responsible for designing, printing, distributing, more»

"A Union Will Give Us A Seat At The Table So We Can Have A Say In Our Working Conditions." - Workers at VITAL Climbing Gyms In New York City Move To Unionize

Published on Friday, October 7, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two VITAL Climbing Gyms in New York City have filed to Unionize with Climbers United. If they win their election, they’ll form the second and third Unionized Rock Gyms in the U.S. Movement Climbing outside of Washington, D.C. - which won a Union earlier this year. Workers decided to Unionize to have a say in pay and working more»

Amazon Suspends Dozens Of Workers Who Staged A Walkout After A Fire Broke Out At Its Staten Island Warehouse

Published on Friday, October 7, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Gwynne Hogan at The Gothamist reports Amazon suspended around 50 Workers at its Staten Island warehouse for refusing to go back to work earlier this week after the Workers cited safety concerns over a fire that had happened at the facility earlier in the day. The suspensions occurred at the JFK8 warehouse, the same one where Workers voted to join the more»

First Starbucks Union Store On Strike, Partners Protest Company’s ‘Retaliatory Discipline Spree’ - Also, Local Starbucks Worker Fired For Wearing Suicide Awareness Pin, Union Reports 120-Plus Pro-Union Starbucks Workers Terminated Across The U.S.

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Unionized Workers at the Elmwood Avenue Starbucks Store in Buffalo went on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike today (Thursday, October 6th) to protest the Coffee Chain’s retaliatory discipline spree and management’s inconsistent and discriminatory enforcement of policies. Since the weekend, five Workers have been more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Selection Of OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Across The U.S. - In New York State, Buffalo & Rochester Chosen, Centers To Extend Safety & Health Training Opportunities

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor's (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the addition of a new organization to its OSHA Training Institute Education Center Network and the renewal of 25 existing Education Centers. OTI Education Centers are Non-Profit Organizations that offer training courses on more»

New Economic Policy Institute Analysis Shows CEO Pay ‘Rose More Than 11%’ In 2021- CEOs ‘Were Paid 399 Times As Much As A Typical Worker In 2021, An All-Time Record’

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - CEO pay, including stock awards and options, is up 11.1% since 2020 and 1,460% since 1978, a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis finds. This increase was not matched by increased pay for typical Workers: The ratio of CEO-to-Typical-Worker Pay soared to 399-to-1 under EPI’s realized measure of CEO pay, the highest ratio more»

Union Representatives Protest The Firing Of A Chipotle Employee In New York City For ‘Organizing’ Workers

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Earlier this week, Winifer Pena Ruiz - a recently terminated Chipotle Worker, was joined by former Co-Workers, Union Members, elected officials and community leaders for a rally outside of the Chipotle store that she worked at in the Bronx at 2910 White Plains Road. Ruiz was actively engaged in Union Organizing efforts at Chipotle more»

“The Cause For Justice Finally Prevailed” - The New York State AFL-CIO ‘Praises’ State Labor Commissioner’s Approval Of 10-Year Phase-In To 40-Hour Farm Laborer Work Week

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in New York State Labor News
New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento is praising State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon’s issuance of an order to phase-in a 40-hour work week for Farm Laborers by 2032. The Farm Laborers Wage Board in September, carrying out the details of a 2019 law, outlined a path that would reduce the hours - gradually, from the current 60-hour more»

Geico Workers ‘Accuse Company Of Aggressive Tactics To Deter Union Push’ - Workers Employed At The Insurance Company In Buffalo, New York ‘Vow To Continue Their Efforts To Organize As An Independent Labor Movement Takes Hold’

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Michael Sainato at The Guardian reports on Workers employed at Insurance Giant Geico’s offices in Buffalo, New York - which employs 2,500, have embarked on a Unionization Campaign in the face of what they say are aggressive and unfair management tactics to prevent them from forming a Labor Union. Workers say they have faced deteriorating working more»

“‘This Is Like Walking On Mars - It’s Priceless’” - High School Social Worker ‘Raves About’ WNY Construction Career Days, Says: “‘We Can Talk To Them About It, How Cool A Job These Are, But You Can’t Replicate This’” Hands-On Experience

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above in the collage - More than 500 high school students took part in the first day of Western New York Construction Career Days on Wednesday (October 5th) - a hands-on opportunity to consider a future career in the Unionized Building Trades. Students took advantage of a number of opportunities, from more»

NLRB ‘Rejects’ Starbucks' ‘Call To Revisit’ Union Election Test

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Daniel Wiessner at Reuters reports the National Labor Relations Board has rejected Starbucks’ call to reconsider a test the agency adopted two years ago for deciding whether to hold Union Elections in person or via mail ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 240 Starbucks stores across the United States have Unionized over the last year. To more»

1,000 Striking Unite Here-Represented Restaurant Workers At The San Francisco International Airport Ratify New Contract That ‘Increases Their Wage By $5 An Hour’ - ‘In Addition To Providing Them With Free’ Family Health Care

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in National Labor News
Amanda Bartlett at SFGATE reports that after more than nine months of negotiations that culminated in a three-day Strike by 1,000 Restaurant Workers at San Francisco International Airport last week, Unite Here Local 2 - the Union representing the Employees, announced Workers have voted to ratify a new contract that will increase their wages by $5 an hour - more»

Starbucks Settles Labor Board Charges At New York Roastery - Employee Records Scrubbed Of Unwarranted Disciplines, But Company Doesn’t Admit Wrongdoing In Agreement

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
BloombergLaw.com reports Starbucks has reached an agreement with the National Labor Relations Board to resolve allegations the company unlawfully retaliated against Workers for their organizing activities at its showcase location in New York City -the New York Roastery. In the first settlement related to the current organizing wave, the Coffee Chain agreed more»

Teamster Strike Against National Food Distributor Sysco ‘Started In Syracuse, But Now It’s Spreading’ - To Boston

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Don Cazentre at Syracuse.com reports that the Teamster Strike against National Food Distributor Sysco that started in Central New York last week seems to be gaining momentum elsewhere. More than 300 Teamsters Local 653-represented Workers walked off the job at Sysco in Boston over the weekend - three days after more than 230 Drivers and Warehouse Workers more»

“Our Members ‘Won’ This Contract” - CWA Local 1168 & 1199 SEIU Leaders Call Tentative Deal With Kaleida Health “Historic,” Say Their Fight Was ‘Always Focused On Safe Staffing’ To Make Union Caregivers’ Jobs “Better”

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 President Cori Gambini and Jim Scordato, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East’s Vice President for WNY Hospitals, hold a news conference on Monday (October 4th) just hours after putting the final touches on a more»

In A ‘Groundbreaking Victory,’ A Majority Of AT&T In Home Expert Workers In North Carolina ‘Go Union’ With The CWA

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
In a groundbreaking victory, a majority of AT&T In Home Expert (IHX) Workers in North Carolina have chosen to Unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA), becoming the first State in the Southeast where IHX Workers have formed a Union. They join IHX Workers in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and Arkansas in more»

Union-Represented Workers At Kaleida Health Reach Tentative Agreement - More Than 6,300 Health Care Workers Represented By CWA Local 1168 & 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Reach Three-Year Agreement, Avoiding Possible Strike

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East have reached a tentative agreement with Kaleida Health for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that will cover more than 6,300 Health Care Workers employed at Buffalo General Medical more»

Are Labor Unions ‘In The Midst Of A Moment Or A New Movement?’

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Todd Dybas at LinkedIn News reports on a Pro-Union Biden Administration, a 57-year-high in the positive view of Labor Unions and high-profile efforts to form new Unions are meeting in what may be an inflection point for the Labor Movement. But, Dybas asks: Can those things be molded into tangible results? To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Illinois & Tennessee - ‘Two States With Two Visions For The Future Of Organized Labor’ As Right-To-Work (For Less) Is On The Mid-Term Ballot

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in National Labor News
Rachel M. Cohen at Vox reports on two Mid-Term ballot measures, in Illinois and Tennessee - states roughly 500 miles apart that offer two visions of Labor Rights in America. Both involve Right-To-Work (for less), which could shape the future of Organized Labor. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

New York State Labor Commissioner ‘Backs An Increase To Minimum Wage Upstate’

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Nick Reisman at Spectrum News in Albany reports that the minimum wage north of Westchester County could increase by $1 to $14.20 by the end of the year under an order issued by New York Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. However, Reisman reports that final approval for the wage increase must still be considered through the rule-making process and is more»

UUP Panel Discussion Set To Hold October Roundtable Discussion ‘On How Racism Negatively Impacts Mental Health’ & ‘How To Make Our Mental Health Care Systems More Inclusive’

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – United University Professions (UUP) will hold an October roundtable discussion on how racism negatively impacts mental health and how to make our Mental Health Care Systems more inclusive. Titled Structural Racism, Generational Trauma and the Implications for Mental Health Equity, the forum will be held at 12:30 p.m. on October more»

“The Current NLRB Is Making A Courageous Effort To Restrain The Most Egregious Violators, But They Have Neither The Funding Nor The Enforcement Powers To Curtail Illegal Behavior” - Testimony To Congress ‘Outlines Employer Anti-Union Efforts’

Published on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Most employers continue to engage in coercive and retaliatory practices to limit Union Activity, a Cornell University Researcher told the U.S. House of Representatives Labor Committee in testimony. Kate Bronfenbrenner, who serves as Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations (ILR) Director of Labor Education Research, more»

CWA ‘Eyes Launch Of A Nationwide’ Fiber Apprenticeship Program - Union Hopes That California ‘Will Provide A Model That Can Replicated Across The Country’

Published on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in National Labor News
Diana Goovaerts at fiercetelecom.com reports the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is pouring $5.8 million in Federal funding into a revamped Fiber Apprenticeship Program in California in hopes that a pilot in the state will provide a model that can replicated across the country. The move is part of the Union’s effort to further organize the more»

Skidmore College Reports Adjuncts & Other Non-Tenure-Track Teachers At Skidmore College In Saratoga Springs, New York Unionize With SEIU Local 200 United

Published on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Kathleen Moore at The Albany Times Union reports Adjuncts and other Non-Tenure-Track Teachers at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs have voted to Unionize, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. Faculty, Librarians and Accompanists who are not eligible for tenure will be represented by the Union. To Directly Access This more»

WNY Construction Career Days Returns After A Two-Year COVID Break - More Than 1,100 High School Students Expected To Attend Two-Day, Hands-On Event ‘Aimed At Introducing Them To A Potential Career In The Unionized’ Building Trades

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKEVIEW, NEW YORK) – After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than 1,100 high school students from 34 schools across the region are expected to attend the Western New York Construction Career Days Event, which will be held on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) more»

U.S. Congressman Higgins Announces $127,000 Grant To The Western New York Council On Occupational Safety and Health - Federal Award Will Support Workplace Training & Safety

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has announced a Federal Grant totaling $127,454 for the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH). Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grant is dedicated to Workplace Safety Measures. more»

U.S. Secretary Of Labor Marty Walsh Details His Role In Freight Rail Negotiations, Worked For About 20 Hours Straight Helping Guide Negotiations

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Boston.com reports on the crucial role U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh played in the negotiations between freight rail companies and Employee Unions that dodged a massively impactful Strike. Walsh told Boston.com that he knew the pressure was on as he worked to bridge the gap between representatives from both sides. If a deal had not been reached, the more»

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation ‘Making It Easier’ For Farm Workers ‘To Unionize’ In California - Agreement Would Also Set A Cap Of 75 Certified Union Elections Per Year

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in National Labor News
Alexander Nieves at Politico.com reports on Governor Gavin Newsom signing legislation to make it easier for Farm Workers to Unionize in California. Nieves reports the agreement with the Governor’s Office eliminates a provision of the Bill that would allow mail-in Union Elections. In its place, Workers will be allowed to join the United Farmworkers more»

“People Feel Intimidated” - The Battle To Unionize Second U.S. Amazon Warehouse

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Steven Greenhouse at The Guardian reports on the battle to Unionize the second U.S. Amazon warehouse. Workers tell Greenhouse that wages and safety concerns are behind the push - but the company is fighting fiercely to defeat the Union Drive. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Labor Perspective From The Economic Policy Institute: ‘Overtime Pay Will Help, Not Hurt,’ New York State’s Farms

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Economic Policy Institute Editor’s Note: David Dyssegaard Kallick serves as Director of Immigration Research Initiative. Daniel Costa serves as Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research Farm Workers have long demanded overtime pay that kicks in after working 40 hours a week, just like other Workers get. This year’s state budget more»

Free Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Training Offered At Honolulu Community College

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Honolulu Community College is offering a free eight-week Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program for residents interested in pursuing career pathways in the Skilled Trades as Carpenters, Dry-Wallers and Millwrights starting in early October. The successful completion of this intensive, hands-on course serves as a direct pathway to becoming a more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Obtains Judgment To Recover $9.3 Million In Back Wages, Damages For 1,756 Workers Misclassified By A Staffing Company In Philadelphia

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has obtained a consent judgment that will recover $9.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 1,756 Employees of a Philadelphia Health Care Staffing Company that misclassified them and willfully denied their hard-earned overtime pay. Obtained by the USDOL’s Office of more»

Meet The Union Leaders ‘Powering A Wave Of Organizing’ At Amazon, Starbucks, Target & More

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in National Labor News
Abby Wallace at BusinessInsider.com interviews several new Union Leaders who are powering a wave of organizing at Amazon, Starbucks, Target and more, including: Derrick Palmer, Amazon, New York; Adam Ryan, Target, Virginia; Jessie McCool, Wells Fargo, Missouri; Jamie Edwards, Trader Joe's, Massachusetts; and Lindsey Price, Starbucks, Seattle. Wallace more»

Labor News Update: TWU Representatives Meet With 9/11 Museum Curators & Executives For Inclusion In The Museum For The Role Their Members Played At Ground Zero

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 Representatives, including Union President Tony Utano, have met Meet With 9/11 Museum Curators and Executives to secure the Union’s and its Members’ inclusion in the museum. The Union has been seeking recognition for its Members’ crucial role in clearing the way for First Responders’ rescue and more»

'SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD’ - Strike At Sysco In Syracuse ‘Threatens Food Supplies To Restaurants, Hospitals & More’

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Don Cazentre & Charlie Miller at Syracuse.com report on 200 Teamsters Local 317-represented Drivers and Warehouse Workers employed at the Central New York Distribution Center for Food Supplier Sysco, who walked off the job earlier this week. The job action affects supplies to local restaurants - as well as big institutions like schools, colleges, more»

“As A ‘Union Town,’ Pittsburgh’s Public Radio Stations Should Be Union Shops” - Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Content Creators Petition To Unionize With SAG-AFTRA

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Content Staff at Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation, the home of Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station 90.5 WESA and Independent Music Station 91.3 WYEP, have announced their intention to form a Union with the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). A super-majority of more»

A National AFL-CIO Panel Says You Can “Blame Corporate Greed, But Not Workers, For Inflation”

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on a National AFL-CIO Panel of Pro-Worker Economists who are warning policymakers to blame Corporate Greed, not Workers, for inflation. The Economists warn that “today’s inflation really is rooted in some of the same long-standing policy choices and long-standing power imbalances” between more»

Teamsters’ President Sean O’Brien To Amazon: ‘We’re Comin’ Hard’

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on Teamsters National President Sean O’Brien, who delivered a hard message to Amazon while standing in the back of a flatbed truck parked in front of the Giant On-Line Retailer’s Seattle headquarters: “We’re comin’ hard” for them. Amazon isn’t the sole Corporate more»

“We Are Going To Drag Our Editors Into This” - The New York Times’ ‘Labor Fight Is Demoralizing The Newsroom’

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Charlotte Klein at Vanity Fair reports on Union Members’ outrage over stalled contract negotiations The New York Times, which has increasingly spilled out into public view as the New York Times Guild has turned up the organizing pressure, with Times Staffers tweeting their frustration and more than 300 of them sending e-mails to leadership about the more»