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“Pressure Breaks Pipes” - ATU Local 1342 Reps Discuss Their Union’s “Historic & Life Changing” Contract With The NFTA, Local ‘Now Fielding Calls From Interested Unions Across The U.S. That Want To Know How They Did It’

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured below, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 President Jeff Richardson (on the right), Financial Secretary/Treasurer Ron Giza (in the middle) and Vice President Kevin Kline (on the left) sat down with WNYLaborToday.com to discuss a recently-negotiated and ratified contract with the Niagara Frontier more»

George Gresham Is Re-Elected President Of 1199 SEIU - Milly Silva Sworn-In As Secretary-Treasurer & Full Leadership Team Installed Of The Largest Health Care Union In The United States

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, the largest Union of Health Care Workers in the Nation whose mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all, recently installed its newly-elected Leadership Team at a ceremony that was held in Midtown Manhattan – including George more»

Teamsters Protest United Metro Energy Contract with ‘Sham Union’ At Long Island Terminals

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK) - The United Metro Energy Corporation, where Teamsters Local 553 Members in Brooklyn who are seeking their first Union contract have been on Strike for more than a year, recently announced it had signed a five-year Union contract at its two Fuel Oil Terminals on Long Island - but the Teamsters call the Union there, United Service more»

“When Working Families Succeed, We All Succeed” - Governor Whitmer ‘Kicks Off Grand Opening’ Of The Michigan Regional Carpenters & Millwrights’ State-Of-The-Art Training Center In Detroit

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently joined Labor Leaders and local Elected Officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights' (MRCC) new Training Center in Northwest Detroit. The 145,000 square-foot Training Center is home to state-of-the-art classrooms, training more»

Armstrong Ambulance Workers In Boston, Massachusetts 'Overwhelmingly Vote To Join' Teamsters Local 25

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – More than 150 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Workers employed at Armstrong Ambulance in Boston have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 25. This latest Teamster organizing victory follows a nearly year-long campaign which faced aggressive Union-Busting by the company. “These Workers faced challenges along more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Nearly $1.2 Million In Civil Penalties After Finding An Illinois Mine Operator ‘Tried To Conceal An Underground Fire, Which Endangered Miners And Misled The Probe’

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $1.2 million in civil penalties to M-Class Mining LLC, a Macedonia, Illinois Coal Mine Operator after the MSHA cited the operator for continuing to operate the mine without evacuating Miners with a fire underground and failing to more»

“We Won’t Be Silent” - 150,000 Bring Poor People’s Campaign Demands To D.C.

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Demanding an “end to policy murder” that slams poor and low-wealth people, Poor People’s Campaign Co-Chair - the Reverend William Barber II and more than 150,000 allies took to the streets of the Nation’s Capital in a mass rally over the weekend. Their goal: Massive changes in Federal policy away from enriching more»

Juneteenth 2022 - ‘Demanding A Third Radical Reconstruction Of U.S. Capitalism’

Published on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Tens of thousands descended on Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the historic, multi-racial Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. The march occurred during the Juneteenth Holiday weekend and the growing battle to preserve and extend U.S. Constitutional Democracy. The march, called by the Poor People’s Campaign, aimed more»

‘What Strikes & ‘Quits Say About The Labor Movement’s Resolve’

Published on Monday, June 20, 2022 in National Labor News
After decades of declining power, U.S. Workers are showing renewed resolve. Employees at Unionized companies authorized strikes last year at a rate rarely seen in recent times and Non-Union Workers are voting with their feet, fueling a labor market reckoning that’s become known as the Great Resignation. The question is whether this amounts to a more»

Citizen Action & The Alliance For Quality Education Workers ‘Win Voluntary Recognition Of Their Union In The Span Of One Day'

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Workers at Citizen Action of New York and the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), two Rochester Grassroots Organizations that are taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society, have won voluntary recognition of their Union - and in the span of one day. A group of 34 Citizen Action of New York and AQE Workers more»

“Don’t Just Praise Union Benefits, Mr. De Niro, Hire Union Workers” - Legendary Actor & New York Native Son Robert De Niro ‘Catches Heat’ From The Unionized Building Trades For His Decision To Build His Wildflower Studio ‘Non-Union’

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A Number of Building Trades Unions - Steamfitters Local 638, Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, Laborers Local 79, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 and Plumbers Local 1, are calling on legendary Actor and Native Son of New York, Robert De Niro, to ensure that the Men and Women working on the outside on his new $600 more»

New York City/New Jersey Workers & Fans ‘Celebrate’ Its 2026 World Cup Site Selection - The Hosting Of The Games Announcement Follows’ Local Officials’ ‘Meaningful Commitments To Leading Labor & Community Groups’

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City-based Worker Rights Organizations are celebrating the selection of the New York/New Jersey Region to host games for the upcoming 2026 World Cup. With the games set to take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico, local leaders allied with Dignity 2026 - Workers & Communities United for Rights at the World Cup more»

Labor Perspective From Joel Kotkin, The Presidential Fellow In Urban Futures At Chapman University & Executive Director Of The Urban Reform Institute: ‘Forget College, The Skilled Trades Are The Future Of The U.S. Economy’

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
America is suffering from a Worker shortage, but a more persistent and perhaps even urgent problem is the profound lack of skills among younger Americans. American elite universities may still be still regarded as the world's best, but for most young people, the educational system - from grade school to graduate school - is something of a failure, a more»

Apple Retail Store Workers In Maryland Vote ‘Go Union’ With The IAM – ‘Become The First Apple Retail Employees To Unionize In The U.S.’

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in National Labor News
(TOWSON, MARYLAND) - Apple Workers in Maryland have voted to join a Union, becoming the first Retail Employees of the Tech Giant to unionize in the United States. More than 100 Workers in Towson near Baltimore “have overwhelmingly voted to join” the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Union said on its more»

“We Are Underpaid” - AFSCME District Council 37 Rallies for ‘Raises That Make A Difference’

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - You won’t have much luck trying to pay for groceries by telling the Cashier you’re an “Essential Worker,” American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido told several hundred New York City Workers at a rally Thursday (June 16th) that was more»

The IBEW ‘Fights To Expand’ Crypto Mining In New York State - Union Opposes A Bill That Awaits Governor Hochul’s Signature ‘That Would Put A Moratorium On New Fossil Fuel Power Plants’ For The Crypto Industry

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
New York State’s 2022 legislative session ended earlier this month with little action on climate. Lawmakers punted on proposals to ban gas in new construction, authorize the State to build renewable-energy projects, scale back fossil fuel subsidies, and secure funding to achieve the State’s decarbonization goals. Climate Advocates did have one more»

National AFL-CIO Convention ‘Steps Up Fight To Win Documented Status For All Migrants’

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - After a discussion that ranged from practical Workers’ Rights to Biblical moral precepts, Union Delegates to the National AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia voted to “redouble” the Labor Federation’s campaign to win documented status for all Migrants inside the U.S., along with those seeking asylum and more»

Union Leaders Talk With White House On Protecting Abortion Access

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - With a Supreme Court ruling looming that would abolish the 49-year-old right to abortion, prominent Unionists recently discussed with a top White House aide how to protect Women’s access once the Republican-named Supreme Court majority yanks the right. Representatives of the United Teachers of Dade (AFT), the Michigan more»

CSEA Local 815 Erie Unit Members ‘Overwhelmingly Approve’ A New Five-Year Contract With The Erie County Medical Center

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Erie Unit of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 815 - which represents nearly 1,400 Members who are employed in a variety of positions at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo, have overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year contract that features 16% in raises over the life of the agreement, as well as more»

“The Teamsters Support Pro-Worker Bills To Make Sure This White-Collar Crime Syndicate Is Held Responsible For Its Behavior” - Union ‘Applauds Approval’ Of Warehouse Worker Protection Act By The New York Legislature

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York Legislature has approved a measure that beefs up worker safety in the E-Commerce and Warehouse Industries - at companies like Amazon. The bill brings transparency to hidden workplace quotas and ensures that quotas don’t interfere with legally protected breaks. The Warehouse Worker Protection Act, sponsored by more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Awards More Than’ $18 Million In Grants ‘To Address Disparities In The Delivery Of Unemployment Benefits & Services’ In Seven States: Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington & Wisconsin

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the award of more than $18 million in competitive grant funding to help Workers in the States of Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin understand the application process for claiming and receiving Unemployment Benefits and related services. The State more»

New Report ‘Documents The Growing Trend Of Cities & Other Localities Protecting’ Workers’ Rights

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program and Local Progress details the growing involvement of cities and other localities in protecting Workers in recent years. Some of the most noteworthy actions described include: 52 localities have enacted their own higher local minimum wages; more»

Auto Apprenticeship Program Launches In Northern Kentucky ‘To Address The Dire Shortage Of Area Service Technicians’ - As Nationally, There Are Nearly 700,000 Job Openings For Service Techs

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NORTHERN KENTUCKY) - With an estimated 25% to 30% of Northern Kentucky-area auto service bays unused for lack of Service Technicians (and 700 Tri-State Technician job openings posted on job recruitment sites), an Apprenticeship Program to address that shortage is expanding from Louisville to the Northern Kentucky area. Automotive Apprentice Group (AAG) more»

Workers United & The Communications Workers Of America Join Forces To Organize Apple Retail Workers

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - In the truest form of Trade Union Solidarity, Workers United and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), together with the Organizing Committee of Fruit Stand Workers United (FSWU), have agreed CWA will provide support to FSWU’s Union Organizing efforts at Apple’s Grand Central Station Store in New York City. more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers Hold Informational Pickets At Four Individual Buffalo Area Nursing Homes, Workers ‘Demand Fair’ Contracts - Including A $15 Per Hour Rate, ‘Standard’ Wage Scales Based On Experience & ‘Better’ Staffing Levels

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Caregivers held informational pickets today (Thursday, June 16th) at four individual Buffalo area nursing homes to bring attention to a lack of fair wages and poor staffing levels. “It’s not about me, it’s about the residents, it’s about the dignity more»

U.S. Postmaster DeJoy ‘Sued Over Postal Vehicle Contract Decision,’ Which He Wants Built ‘Not In A UAW-Represented Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin, But A Non-Union Plant In South Carolina’

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who’s caught flak ever since former Republican Oval Office occupant Donald Trump forced the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to accept the GOP big giver into its top job, has put his foot in it again. DeJoy’s forced the United Auto Workers (UAW) and a leading Green Group - the Natural Resources more»

Union-Represented Atlantic City Casino Workers Set To Vote On Whether Or Not To Authorize A Strike ‘After Failing To Reach New Contract Agreements’ With The City’s Casinos

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - Atlantic City’s main Casino Workers Union will vote today (Wednesday, June 15th) on whether to authorize a Strike against the City’s casinos, with whom they have yet to reach new contract agreements. Local 54 of the Unite Here Union says its Members will decide whether Union Leadership can call a Strike against any more»

“In ‘No Major City Do OTs And PTs Receive Less Pay Than Their Colleagues In Special Education’” - New York City School Occupational & Physical Therapists ‘Demand’ Parity, Resources & Respect

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - “Last year, I worked in a vestibule,” Elementary School Occupational Therapist Hannah Fleury tells LaborPress. When she complained, she says, the school found a space for her in the cafeteria. Fleury, a Member of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Executive Board, was among about 25 to 30 Occupational Therapists (OTs) more»

In Partnership With The Laborers’ Union, The City Of Phoenix Is Now Offering A Paid Apprenticeship Training Program To Become Street Maintenance Workers

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHOENIX, ARIZONA) – It’s a career that is as solid as the concrete they are pouring. The City of Phoenix is offering a new, unique opportunity on Valley streets where participants can make the roads safer while getting paid to train. "I've learned a lot of stuff, like how to use the jackhammers, how to lay asphalt, how to mix concrete - also more»

Front Office Staff Employed At The ‘Upscale’ Le Méridien Hotel, A Marriott Property In San Francisco, Vote To Become Members Of Teamsters Local 856

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The Front Office Staff at the famed, upscale Le Méridien Hotel in San Francisco have overwhelmingly voted to become Members of Teamsters Local 856, joining a growing movement of Union Hotels in the Bay Area. “We are proud of the Front Office Staff of the Le Méridien Hotel who made their voices heard with a more»

The ‘Push Is On’ To Fill Construction Jobs As Major Rochester Projects Loom

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Work on East Main Street in Downtown Rochester was to be completed this Spring, but private utility work - as well as supply chain issues and labor shortages, have delayed completion until late Summer, according to the City. That despite the number of people working construction in the Rochester area is at its highest level on more»

“It's War” – ‘Tensions Remain High’ At First Amazon Warehouse In U.S. To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - In the two months since Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island voted to form the company's first U.S. Labor Union, the Organizers have been on a victory lap. Leaders for the newly-formed Amazon Labor Union (ALU) have visited the White House, testified before a U.S. Senate Committee, been featured on Time's List of the more»

Organized Labor’s 2022 Election Work ‘To Be Driven From The Bottom Up’

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Organized Labor’s political campaign this year will be driven from the bottom up, emphasizing issues, as State Federations and Central Labor Councils (CLCs) make the key political decisions and then fit candidates into the issue matrix for endorsement decisions - so says American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President more»

As A June 30th Contract Expiration Date Looms, Union-Represented Kaleida Health Workers ‘Raise Concerns’ About What They Describe As ‘Severe’ Understaffing That Is ‘Endangering Patient Care’

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 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 on Tuesday (June 14th) released a new joint survey of Nurses, Therapists, Technologists, Clerical Staff and other Professional and Service Workers employed at Buffalo’s Kaleida Health, which more»

"We Should Encourage Unions. I’m Not Just Saying That To Be Pro-Union, I’m Saying It Because I’m ‘Pro-American.’" - President Biden ‘Puts The Focus On Workers’ During Philadelphia Visit To The National AFL-CIO Convention

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - President Joe Biden told the largest Federation of Labor Unions on Tuesday (June 14th) that he's working to rebuild the U.S. economy around Workers, an attempt to draw a contrast with Republicans. "We should encourage Unions," Biden said. "I’m not just saying that to be Pro-Union, I’m saying it because I’m more»

CWA, Microsoft Announce ‘Ground-Breaking’ Labor Neutrality Agreement - ‘Will Enable A New Approach To Corporate-Union Engagement’ After Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard Closes

Published on Monday, June 13, 2022 in National Labor News
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Microsoft announced Monday (June 13th) they have entered into a ground-breaking Labor Neutrality Agreement. The agreement will apply at Activision Blizzard beginning 60 days after Microsoft’s acquisition closes - it reflects a fundamental belief by both organizations that enabling Workers to freely and more»

Now ‘Formally Elected To Her First Full Term In Office,’ National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler’s Goal: “More Than One Million New” Unionists

Published on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, now formally elected to her first full term in office, has set a goal to “grow our movement by more than one million Working People” in a decade. If it succeeds - and she admits it won’t be easy - that would mark a substantial increase in Organized Labor’s more»

“We’re Not Treated Like Real People, We’re Not Treated Like Humans” - The Association Of Flight Attendants ‘Tries Again’ To Unionize 22,000 Workers Employed At ‘Notoriously Hostile’ Delta Airlines

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - After at least a two-year Organizing Drive and 12 years after a narrow loss under unusual circumstances, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) is trying anew to Unionize 22,000 Flight Attendants at notoriously hostile Delta Airlines - and this time, Union President Sara Nelson and her more»

Union Workers ‘Receive Far Better Pay & Rights,’ Congress Finds - Study Shows Unionized Workers Earn 10.2% ‘More Than Non-Union Peers Amid Wave Of Organizing’ At Some Of The U.S.’s Largest Employers

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers represented by Labor Unions earn 10.2% higher wages than their Non-Union peers, have better benefits and collectively raise wages industry-wide, according to a report released by the House and Senate - and first shared with The Guardian. The report outlines the economic benefits of Union Membership and was released as the Biden more»

Amid School ‘Staff Shortages,’ Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Announces Teacher & Para-Educator Apprenticeship Funding

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DES MOINES, IOWA) - High school students in more than 130 Iowa School Districts may start training as Para-Educators, Governor Kim Reynolds has announced, which is part of a new grant program designed to bring more Teachers into the workforce. The Teacher and Para-Educator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Grant Program allocates $45.6 million for school more»

“If It’s Left To The Senior Leadership, The Changes Won’t Occur” - Wells Fargo Employees ‘Pushing To Organize A Union Across The Third-Largest Bank In The U.S.’

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at Wells Fargo - the third largest bank in the United States, are pushing to organize a Union across the Bank’s Workforce with Wells Fargo Workers United, a campaign with the Committee for Better Banks, which successfully won the first Union contract in the Banking Industry in 40 years at Beneficial Bank in 2021. Wells Fargo has faced a more»

‘Carlos’ Law’ Approved By New York State Lawmakers - Bill ‘Would Significantly Increase Construction Fines For Companies Found Criminally Liable For’ Worker Injuries Or Fatalities

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After spending years in legislative limbo, a Bill that would significantly increase fines issued to construction companies found criminally liable for worker injuries or fatalities was passed by the New York State Legislature last week. Known as Carlos’ Law, for Carlos Moncayo, a Construction Worker killed on the job in 2015, the more»

United University Professions Open Talks With New York State On A New Contract

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Let the negotiations begin. United University Professions’ (UUP) Negotiations Team and UUP President Fred Kowal have met virtually with New York State negotiators to present the Union’s set of proposals for a new contract with the State. The end of May meeting officially kicked off negotiations between the two sides over a more»

The Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television Producers Film & TV Studios ‘Refuses To Recognize’ Their Employees’ Union Affiliation With IATSE, ‘Even After 75% Of Members Signed’ Union Authorization Cards

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – Seventy-five-percent of Film and Television Music Supervisors have signed Authorization Cards to form a Union and become part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). However, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has now indicated the group will not voluntarily more»

As The Televised January 6th Hearings Begin, National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler & Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Vice President Fred Redmond Say “Working People Demand A Renewed Focus On Protecting Democracy”

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the televised January 6th hearings begin, National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Vice President Fred Redmond have released the following statement: For Working People, our vote is sacred. Whether we’re voting to elect candidates to office or to have a voice in our workplace more»

The Hochul Administration Announces A Tentative Five-Year Contract With The Civil Service Employees Association

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that New York State has reached tentative terms on a new contract with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). Documents released by the Governor's Office flesh out the deal estimated to be $350 million through this fiscal year - the end of March 2023, covering 63,000 Workers. It would be more»

Union Musicians ‘Jam On The Streets To Protest’ Distinguished Concerts International New York’s Carnegie Hall ‘Lock Out’

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - At Carnegie Hall earlier this week, the 10-piece brass-and-percussion ensemble played the Allegro Maestoso from Handel’s “Water Music,” the “Ode to Joy” movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Except they weren’t inside the more»

“This Was Possible Because We As A Union Stood Together” - Nearly 2,000 SEIU-UHW-Represented Health Care Workers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In Los Angeles ‘Win Historic Contract’

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Nearly 2,000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Health Workers (UHW)-Represented Members who are employed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have won the best contract they’ve ever received - achieving this after conducting the first Strike at the hospital in more than 40 years. SEIU-UHW more»

Animation Guild Seeks To Unionize IT Workers In The Simpsons, Family Guy & American Dad! TV Programs - IATSE Also Filing Petitions For NLRB Elections To Represent Production Workers On Those Shows

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - The Animation Guild is making an unprecedented effort to Unionize IT Workers in a new organizing bid at The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! The Guild (TAG) revealed it is looking to Unionize around 100 Production Workers and IT Workers at all three 20th Television Animation Shows. While TAG has made a recent push into more»

State Of Maine Grant Will Create 450 Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Opportunities

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LEWISTON, MAINE) - The local Lewiston workforce is set to receive a boost over the next two years in response to a State of Maine Grant that’s designed to spur growth for high-demand Technical Trades. Lewiston Adult Education was one of 14 organizations to receive an Apprenticeship Grant from the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan this year. The program more»