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Ho, Ho, No! Anti-Union Elves ‘Exploit Holidays To Spread Lies’

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in National Labor News
With no apologies to Dr. Seuss, Union-Busting Grinches masquerading as Santa and his elves spent the holiday season trying to swipe economic security from America’s Public Workers. It’s a new low for the insidious Anti-Union Campaigns bankrolled by the Koch Organization and billionaire friends, who’ve been pressuring Public Workers to more»

Happy New Year! ‘More & More’ U.S. Companies ‘Are Forcing Workers To Train Their Own Foreign Replacements’

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Opponents of job outsourcing made a Holiday Season appeal to Republican President Donald Trump: Stop U.S. companies from forcing American workers to train the very same cheaper Foreign Laborers who will soon replace them. Why it matters: Trump promised voters he'd end abuses of Worker Visa Programs and save U.S. jobs, but as he more»

“This Is A Great Career For A Lot Of People:” Working To ‘Shine A Light’ On The Benefits Of Working In The Electric Industry

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EUGENE, OREGON) - The owners of Balanced Electric in Junction City, Oregon are working to shine a light on the electric industry. Michelle Ericson and Kim McBride mostly do residential wiring and install backup generators for homeowners. Both have more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Ericson and McBride said more people should consider an more»

Staff At The Southern Poverty Law Center In Alabama ‘Go Union’

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) - Staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center have voted to Unionize after a year of turmoil at the organization. Both the Union and management said the vote was 142 to 45 in favor of organizing. Both the Southern Poverty Law Center and a source within the SPLC Union, which organized the drive, confirmed the results after ballots from more»

New York State ‘Phasing Out’ Tipped Wages In 'Miscellaneous' Industries - Change Will Bring Such Impacted Employees As Hairdressers & Parking Attendants Up To The Standard Minimum Wage

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Department of Labor will issue an order bringing some Tipped Employees, such as Hairdressers and Car Wash Workers, up to the standard Minimum Wage, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. The change will impact more than 70,000 people across multiple fields, including Valet Parking Attendants, Nail Salon Workers and more»

Southern Tier Teacher Wins A Private Screening Of 'Aeronauts' Movie

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHAUTAUQUA, NEW YORK) - It's a little unusual for high school students to applaud their teacher, but that's exactly what happened when Chautauqua Lake's Gwen Mueller told them she won a private screening of "The Aeronauts" movie just because she loves using the American Federation of Teachers' (AFT) Share My Lesson website. "I showed them the trailer for more»

Wisconsin Nurses Unionize, ‘Join Fight Against’ Corporatization - Nurses ‘Offer Rebuke’ To State Union-Busting Legislation & ‘An Answer To Corporate Policies That Staff Say Make Working Conditions Dangerous’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Nurses at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) formally demanded that the UW Health Board voluntarily recognize their newly-formed Union. The Nurses, who’d lost Union Representation after former Republican Governor Scott Walker unleashed a package of Anti-Labor Legislation in 2011, fought - and lost - the more»

‘Making The Case’ On Why The Labor Movement ‘Needs A Labor’ Party - The 2019 Stop & Shop Strike Showed Why Labor ‘Needs To Take Advantage Of Every Moment Where Workers Are Tuned Into The Class Struggle’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
I want to talk about the importance of the Stop and Shop strike and how it inspired my co-Workers, and I also want to talk about the direction of the Labor Movement now that we’re moving into a period in which there were more Workers on Strike in 2018 than at any time since 1986. The 2019 Stop & Shop Strike began on April 11th when 31,000 more»

Tech Job ‘Access For All’ - New Yorkers Of ‘All’ Backgrounds, ‘From Across The Income Spectrum, Deserve A Shot At Upward Mobility’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The New York Daily News’ Editor’s Note: Jonathan Bowles serves as Executive Director of the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based Think Tank and Eli Dvorkin is CUF’s Editorial and Policy Director. New York City’s thriving Tech Sector has become a crucial source of Middle Class jobs, but too few of those jobs are more»

Boeing’s ‘Message Is Clear:’ We Will Pay An Ex-CEO As Much As $60 Million, ‘But Fight Loyal Workers Organizing For Better Pay’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Boeing has an ugly history of union-Busting in South Carolina, working feverishly to squash Organizing Activity by employees trying to earn a fair wage, but the company seems to have little problem with setting up a compensation package that could net a fired CEO as much as $60 million. Boeing's ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg left more»

Workers Employed At McNally Jackson Bookstores And Goods For The Study Stationery Stores Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The Retail, Wholesale And Department Store Union

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has announced Workers employed at McNally Jackson Bookstores have voted to join the Union. “We’re proud to welcome the Workers of McNally Jackson into our Union,” RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said. “They showed that the best way for Working People to more»

Chipotle Accused Of Violating U.S. Labor Law On Union Organizing

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The General Counsel of a U.S. Labor Agency has accused Chipotle Mexican Grill of violating U.S. Labor Law. The Mexican fast-casual restaurant chain is charged with allegedly firing an employee in New York in retaliation for complaining about workplace problems and trying to organize with a union. The office of the General Counsel of the more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To The Communities Where Their Members Work, Live & Raise Their Families: Carpenters ‘So Proud To Lend A Hand’ Constructing Ice Rink For Special Olympians In New York City

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – More than 300 New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters showed up at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan earlier this month with one mission: Construct a hockey rink for the qualifying rounds of the 2020 Special Olympics, being held at the venue the following day. “We are so proud to lend a hand to the New more»

As Word Comes That The Trump Administration Could Privatize The United States Postal Service As Early As Next Year, The APWU Says: “We Need To Send A Clear Message To The Next Postmaster General That The U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale.”

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The right to an inexpensive, Public Postal System in the United States has roots that go back further than most amendments recorded in the Bill of Rights. In 1775, Benjamin Franklin ran the post office and used it to sustain communications between a small group of revolutionaries who would soon wage a winning war against the largest more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Union & NYSUT Files A Lawsuit Against The Buffalo School Board - Unions Seeks Court Order Directing District To Equitably Offer Arts Courses & Sequences To All City High School Students

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Parents and Teachers have sued the Buffalo Public Schools, charging that more than 90% of high school students are deprived of New York State-required art and music courses. “For over a year, parents and teachers have sought to have the Buffalo School Board provide secondary students with state-required art and music more»

Union Avoidance - Report Says The Einstein Medical Center In Philadelphia Spent A Whopping $1.1 Million On Trying To Stop Their Employees From ‘Going Union.’ And, You Know What? It Isn’t Alone.

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - According to a new report, you’ll likely have to deal with your employer’s Anti-Union tactics - which might break the law and can cost your employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in so-called Labor Consultant Fees. Employers were accused of illegally interfering with Union Campaigns in nearly half of all more»

Bureau Of Labor Statistics Report Shows 5,250 U.S. Workers Killed On The Job In 2018

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There were 5,250 Worker Fatalities in the United States in 2018, according to this year’s annual report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an agency of the US Labor Department. An average of 101 Worker Fatalities a week, the 2018 toll represents a 2% increase over the 5,147 Workers killed on the job in 2017. The BLS more»

“It’s A ‘Pitiful Attempt To Bankrupt The Union’” - The State Of Missouri ‘Stops Collecting’ Dues For Prison Guards As State Spars With Union Over New Labor Contract

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in National Labor News
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - In a maneuver that is putting pressure on the Labor Union representing Missouri Prison Guards, Governor Mike Parson’s Administration has stopped withholding dues from bi-monthly paychecks. The move has left the Missouri Correctional Officers Association with a funding shortfall as it continues to negotiate a new contract more»

Minimum Wage Set To Increase In New York State

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Workers across New York State are getting ready to see their paychecks increase. The Minimum Wage will increase from $13.50 to $15 an hour on Tuesday (December 31st) for small businesses in New York City with 10 or fewer Employees. Larger New York City businesses are already required to pay Workers $15 an hour. Long Island and Westchester County will more»

This Is ‘What Being In A Union Can Do For You:’ The Los Angeles Times Reaches ‘Historic’ Agreement With Its Newsroom Union - Three-Year Deal With Anti-Union Management Includes Immediate Wage Increases & Slew Of Benefits

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The Los Angeles Times has reached a Labor Agreement with the Union that represents about 475 members of its newsroom, a milestone for a newspaper that for generations was known as a bastion of Anti-Unionism. The two sides had been working on the newsroom’s first Collective Bargaining Agreement for more than a year. The more»

It Was “Definitely A Huge Weight Off Of My Shoulders Knowing I Had A Skill And A Job When I Got Out” - United Association’s Veterans In Piping Program Grad ‘Feels Sense Of Job Security’ With The UA

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FORT CARSON, COLORADO) - United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Fort Carson Welding Class 11 Graduate and Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Welch feels he’s ahead of his peers after graduating from the VIP Program. Since graduating from the free, 18-week Career Skills Welding class at Fort Carson, Welch has been working as a UA Apprentice: “I more»

IBEW Local 3 Electricians Bring ‘Muscle Memory’ To Queens Sculpture Park

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The metal crossbars shimmer as the solar-powered lights below them cut through the evening’s cold rain and fog. Those crossbars, galvanized electrical conduit and aluminum tubing, twist upward in a double-helix pattern around a spine whose vertebrae are the conduit holders Electricians call “Mae Wests.” The undulating more»

Governor Cuomo Unveils 12th Proposal Of 2020 State Of The State: Making The New York Buy American Act ‘Permanent’

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the 12th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda - making the New York Buy American Act permanent. The Buy American Act requires all structural steel and structural iron used in all State road and bridge construction projects with contracts worth more than $1 million to be made in America. The more»

‘In Yet Another Blow’ To Union Organizing, A NLRB Ruling Gives Walmart The ‘Green Light to Restrict’ Union Buttons at Work

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Employers can now more easily restrict Workers from wearing Union Buttons and other insignia under a National Labor Relations Board ruling (NLRB) released just before Christmas. The NLRB held that Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated policies that say Workers can only wear “small, non-distracting” insignia no larger than the size more»

This Is What ‘Going Union Can Do For You:’ Anchor Brewery Workers ‘Overwhelmingly Approve First’ Union Contract, Three-Year Deal Calls For Average 8% Wage Hike Over Length Of Agreement, As Well As Expanded Benefits & Paid Time Off

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - By a gaudy 49-to-3 vote, Workers at Anchor Brewery have ratified their first Union Contract, a happy occasion they hope results in much drinking of Anchor beer, both on and off the De Haro and Mariposa facility. The workforce here in March voted to organize with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), in May more»

Google ‘Accused Of Firing Another Worker’ In Union-Busting Drive - Chrome Security Team Member ‘Becomes The Fifth’ Google Worker ‘Let Go In What Many Believe Is Retaliation For Attempting To Organize A Union’ At the Internet Search Giant

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in National Labor News
Google stands accused of firing a fifth Employee who was suspected of attempting to organize a Labor Union at the Search Giant. Kathryn Spiers, who worked on the Chrome Security Team, says that she was fired for adding a pop-up to an internal browser telling colleagues about their Labor Rights. Spiers says the company has "overreacted in an egregious, more»

IBEW Members Discover Historic Shipwreck in Great Lakes

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BOYNE CITY, MICHIGAN) - When Bernie Hellstrom picked up an obstruction on his boat's sounder, he knew something big was there, but he had no idea how historic it was - or that he would discover it with an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Brother. "I was just thinking, 'Let's see what's here,'" Hellstrom said. "I had ‘no idea more»

IBEW-Represented Spectrum Strikers In New York City Mark 1,000 Days Out - One Former City Official Calls For Cable TV To Be Publicly-Owned & Use Union Labor

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - “It’s been ‘three years with no’ money. ‘It’s tough,’” says Jason, one of the 1,800 Workers at the Spectrum Cable TV Company who’ve now been on Strike for more than 1,000 days with no sign of management offering a palatable deal. He’s gotten some electrical and data work through more»

‘An Awesome Opportunity’ - Pilot Apprenticeship Program In Pennsylvania Set To Launch For Teachers & Child Care Workers

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Learning Lamp will soon launch an Apprenticeship Program designed to allow some aspiring Teachers to earn a college degree in education without incurring debt, the head of the Johnstown-based education and child care non-profit says. Six Employees of The Learning Lamp will begin earning college credits on-line through the more»

Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald Newsroom Staff Votes In Favor Of Union Representation

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MIAMI, FLORIDA) - Journalists at The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald have voted in favor of having a Union represent Newsroom Staffers, according to the official ballot count held at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office in downtown Miami. The vote was 66-to-24 in favor of recognition of One Herald Guild. The result came three weeks after more»

Cheers! - Montana Apprenticeship Program Graduates ‘First’ Brewer

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HELENA, MONTANA) - To celebrate his graduation, Nicholas Balcken likely raised a glass - of Blackfoot River Brewing Company beer. Balcken became the first participant in the Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program to receive a Professional Brewer Certificate. With this credential, the Blackfoot River Brewing Company Employee said: “I hope to be more»

In North Carolina, While Teachers Go Without A Raise, Lawmakers Try To Pass Yet Another Corporate Tax Cut - Republicans: “Sorry Teachers, We Can't Afford To Give You A Decent Raise, But $1 Billion In Corporate Tax Cuts? No Problem!”

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in National Labor News
(RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA) - While North Carolina Public School Educators continue to work without the raises they were promised for the 2019-20 School Year, Republican Lawmakers are trying to ram through another $1 billion in corporate tax cuts instead of negotiating a budget that values public education. Senate Republicans approved a third reading of a more»

The Economy Is ‘Growing & Leaving’ Low-Wage Workers ‘Behind’

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Americans are expected to spend more than ever this Holiday Season and it’s not hard to understand why. Continuing the longest job expansion in history, the Labor Market beat expectations in November as it added 266,000 jobs. The associated real wage growth over the last few years is the first that many Workers have seen in decades. Yet, among more»

United Steelworkers Sue Alcoa To Keep Retiree Life Insurance: Alcoa “Agreed To Provide These Benefits. Abruptly Cutting Off This Coverage Is Not Only Immoral, It’s Unlawful.”

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) Union has filed a lawsuit to protest Alcoa’s termination of Life Insurance Benefits for 8,900 Union-represented Retirees. Alcoa operates a plant in Massena, New York that employs 350 union members. Alcoa informed the Retirees by letter on December 4th that it would eliminate life insurance more»

New York State Attorney General, NYC’s Comptroller & 32BJ SEIU Leadership ‘Return More Than’ $400,000 In ‘Recovered Wages To Underpaid’ Building Service Workers

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Kyle Bragg have distributed more than $400,000 in back wages - plus interest, to 11 Building Service Employees. “There is ‘zero tolerance for cheating Workers out of more»

‘This Is What Union Power Looks Like:’ 32BJ SEIU-Represented Building Cleaners Secure New Contract Agreement Following Large New York City Rally & March

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 20,000 Building Service Workers across New York City will remain on the job throughout the Holiday Season, after their Union and the organization representing property owners and contractors reached a Tentative Agreement on a new four-year deal. According to 32BJ SEIU, the agreement preserves Workers’ all-important Health more»

The ‘New’ Union Label: Female, Progressive & ‘Very Anti-Trump’ – Labor Leader Sara Nelson ‘Wants To Break The National AFL-CIO Out Of Its Male-Dominated, Blue-Collar Rut & Return The Labor Movement To Its Activist Roots’

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On a clear evening in Washington this past Summer, Sara Nelson was in her element, waiting to speak to a revved-up crowd of Union Members at Reagan National Airport. Dressed in a navy Flight Attendants’ uniform, she stood out against the sea of jewel-toned business suits and Union T-shirts. If it intimidated Nelson that she was more»

Do You Work In Or Live Near A Chemical Plant? Then You Need To Know This: The Trump EPA Is Being Sued ‘For Putting Millions Of Lives At Risk With A Rollback Of Chemical Safety Rules’

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of more than a dozen Environmental Groups have sued the Trump Administration for rolling back Chemical Disaster Prevention Regulations, a move they say has endangered millions of lives. "By killing these critical protections, millions of people living near chemical facilities in the United States are put in harm's way," more»

Republican President Donald Trump ‘Is No Friend Of Unions’ - And To Prove It, Here’s 10 Things Trump Has Done During His Presidency ‘To Hurt’ Organized Labor & Their Memberships

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in National Labor News
Since Trump took office in 2017 he has been at war with Organized Labor. Yet, even after all of his attacks on Labor, Union Members still support him. With Trump running for re-election in 2020, UCOMM Blog thought it would be a good thing to let all of our readers know 10 things that Trump has done to hurt Labor Unions. The list is not in order of more»

The ‘Fight Inside’ The NLRB ‘For’ Union Rights - The NLRB Unions Argue ‘A Recent Set Of Executive Orders From The Board Prevent Them From Undertaking Basic’ Union Functions

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In mid-November, dozens of Workers gathered in Washington, D.C. to bring their grievances to the Nation's highest Labor authority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Though they were armed with picket signs and a signature giant Scabby the Rat balloon, the protesters weren’t filing a legal charge - they were the more»

Report Says Nearly 20% Of Workers Are ‘Illegally Fired’ For Union Activity

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Employers are increasingly preventing Employees from forming Unions in the workplace, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Left-Leaning Think Tank. What’s more, the report finds, many of these efforts are illegal. Employers were found with violating Federal Law in roughly 42% of all Union Election Campaigns, with 20% more»

NBC News Digital’s Editorial Staff Of 150 ‘Goes Union’ As The NewsGuild Of New York Is Certified As Their Bargaining Representative

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Editorial Employees of NBC News Digital have won certification of their Union after a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Manhattan. With a vote of 90-to-40, the 150-person Staff joins the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. The new Bargaining Unit includes Reporters, Video Journalists, Editors, Social more»

NYSNA Settles Contract With New York City That Impacts 8,500 Nurses – Agreement Features Wage Increases & Address Nurse-To-Patient Staffing Ratios With The Union

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which represents more than 8,500 Nurses across the NYC Health + Hospitals system (H+H) and City Agencies, has announced the Union has reached a new contract agreement with New York City. “Nurses ‘are vital to the health and well-being of our city,’” Mayor Bill de more»

‘Despite Protests,’ Rochester School Board Sets The Layoff Of More Than 1,000 Teachers To Take Place On January 1st

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 1,000 Rochester Teachers, parents and students showed up at Thursday’s (December 19th) “Rally to Spare Our Students” and the City School Board meeting to demand that the board reject the superintendent’s ill-conceived plan for disruptive mid-year cuts. As dusk fell, Local Union Presidents Adam more»

Apprenticeship & Training Programs Are Under Attack From Pennsylvania Republicans - Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council ‘Adamantly Opposes’ Each Piece Of Legislation, Saying They Were A ‘Dangerous Proposition’

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - A Pennsylvania House panel is hearing from a range of tradesman on a trio of bills that could reform state requirements for apprenticeship and Training Programs. The state House Labor and Industry Committee has received testimony on House Bills 1746, 1840 and 2041, each addressing some facet of state standards on job training more»

Labor Perspective From Harvard Law School & Worklife Program/Director Of State & Local Enforcement Project Director Terri Gerstein: When ‘Anti-Immigrant Mania Endangers’ Public Safety…

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in New York State Labor News
What happens when loathing for Immigrants reflexively trumps all other concerns? We learned one answer to this question when a crucial witness to the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans was deported to his native Honduras. The witness, Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma, had reported job site dangers to his supervisors before the collapse, which killed three more»

Drivers at XPO Logistics In California Vote To ‘Go Union’ - Join Teamsters Local 87

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA) - A group of Line and City Drivers at XPO Logistics in Central California have voted by a nearly 3-to-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 87, coming together with Workers at seven other locations who are demanding fairness at one of the Nation's largest logistics companies. "We are ‘tired of the company's empty promises, so we more»

Wouldn’t The Labor Movement ‘Like To See This Happen Here’ In The United States: South Korean Court Sentences Samsung Electronics Board Chairman To 18 Months In Prison For ‘Sabotaging’ Labor Union Activities

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in National Labor News
(SOUTH KOREA) - A South Korean Court has sentenced Samsung Electronics Board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon to 18 months in prison for sabotaging Labor Union activities. Lee and about 25 other defendants were convicted of violating Labor Union-related Laws. Prosecutors said Samsung Executives had used several tactics to target Union activities, including closing more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Applauds’ The New Fiscal 2020 Budget That Provides Federal Workers With A 3.1% Pay Raise in January - Budget Also Repeals Cadillac Tax On High-Cost Health Insurance Plans

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees is applauding the new Fiscal 2020 Budget that provides Federal Workers with a 3.1% pay raise in January, as well as the repeal of the Cadillac Tax on high-cost Health Insurance Plans. The AFGE released the following statement: The bipartisan spending deal that will fund Federal Agencies more»

JFK Airport Workers Are Fired ‘After Attempting To Organize’ - Employees Go Public & ‘Speak Out About Their Wrongful’ Termination

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Fired JFK Airport Workers are demanding access to their personal records after being terminated by Eulen America - an Aviation Contractor that has been providing Support Staff for airports throughout the Nation since 1994. Eulen America is, in fact, a principal passenger contractor for American Airlines. The Airport Workers charge they more»