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Unions Beware: NLRB’s LA Specialty Produce Decision ‘Provides More Clarity’ On Employee Handbook Rule Standards

Published on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On October 10th, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision in LA Specialty Produce Company provided some employer-friendly clarification of its standard for assessing the lawfulness of Employee Handbook Provisions under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and in doing so, categorized two specific types of more»

RWDSU President Travels Overseas ‘To Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon In Check’

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - While Amazon watched “Cyber Monday” 2019 become the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history - an international gathering of Unions, policy makers, activists and academics met in Brussels for an inaugural symposium aimed at confronting Amazon’s rapacious worldwide business model. “Amazon is one more»

‘In A First In The State Of Massachusetts,’ Marijuana Company’s Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The United Food & Commercial Workers

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEEDHAM & SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS) - Employees of the Massachusetts Marijuana Company Sira Naturals have Unionized, the first workforce to do so in the state’s rapidly expanding Legal Cannabis Industry. More than two-thirds of Sira’s 115 eligible Workers - including 85 at its Milford Cultivation and Manufacturing Facility, plus another more»

The International Association Of Machinists Calls Republican Leaders’ Pension Proposal A “Tax on Retirees”

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Association of Machinists (IAM) International President Robert Martinez, Jr. is criticizing the Multi-Employer Pension Plan proposal made by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (Republican-Louisiana) and Lamar Alexander (Republican-Tennessee) - calling it nothing more than a “tax on Retirees.” Martinez issued the more»

‘This Is Yet Another Example Of Why Workers Need Unions:’ More Than Half Of Maine Employers ‘May Be Forcing Workers To Sign Away Their Right To Sue’ - Worker Protections Threatened By Both Forced Arbitration & Lack Of State Enforcement

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in National Labor News
(AUGUSTA, MAINE) - An estimated 56% of Maine employers may have made it impossible for their Workers to sue them in court for Wage Theft, safety hazards, sexual harassment, racial discrimination or other violations protected by Labor Laws. Companies can do this by making new Employees sign contracts that force them to resolve legal disputes outside of the more»

SUNY Adirondack To Create Associate Degree For Pipefitter Trades - Program Grew Out Of Discussions With The UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Union

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK) – The State University at New York (SUNY) Adirondack is proposing a new program that would allow local Apprentices in the Plumbing and Pipefitting Trade to earn an Associate Degree that could help them advance in their careers. The Community College’s Board of Trustees recently voted to approve the proposal for a more»

A Labor Perspective From North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey: Apprenticeships, An ‘Overlooked Ticket to the Middle Class,’ Are Being Threatened

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Every day we hear news stories about the growing skills gap, college debt and workforce shortages, but what we do not hear about are the high-quality, debt-free education opportunities that Construction Registered Apprenticeship Programs afford tens of thousands of Americans. These tickets to the Middle Class are improving lives daily for men and women more»

Sciencenter’s Ithaca Employees Vote To ‘Go Union’ With Workers United

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Workers employed at Ithaca’s Sciencenter have unanimously voted to create the organization's first-ever Union. Sciencenter is a hands-on science museum that was founded in February 1983 as a 501 not-for-profit educational organization and grew out of the volunteer-run hands-on science program run for 15 years at several more»

Hennepin County, Minnesota’s First Labor-Trafficking Case Ends In Guilty Plea - Prosecutors ‘Keeping Tabs On Other Cases’ In The Construction Industry Where Contractors ‘Are Exploiting’ Immigrant Workers

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - A Twin Cities contractor accused of exploiting Immigrant Workers was supposed to face criminal charges in a first-of-its-kind trial in Hennepin County, Minnesota, but Ricardo Batres has instead pleaded guilty charges of Labor Trafficking - and prosecutors say other cases in the Construction Industry are coming. Batres, more»

A Letter To The Editor Of The Washington Post From A Pennsylvania Resident: GM’s Plant Closures ‘Are A Direct Result Of Trump’s Policies’

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The announcement by General Motors to drop car lines, close plants and lay off Workers is more than just a signpost of where the economy is going (“GM closing plants, laying off 15,000,” Front Page, November 27th). GM’s decision is rational thinking in the complex world of auto manufacturing. Shareholders reward profits and those more»

‘One Stranger Helping Another Up By Talking Him Down’ – U.A. Plumbers Local 1 Apprentice Helps Talk Man Off The Edge Of The Brooklyn Bridge

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A man standing at the edge of the Brooklyn Bridge was helped down by a total stranger. It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, there’s a snow storm in New York City, and it feels like everyone’s just trying to get through the day. Joey Hansen, a New York City U.A. Plumbers Local 1 Apprentice, got to leave his job in more»

Illinois’ Green Thumb Industries’ Cannabis Workers Look To ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters After Being Continually ‘Fed Up With Losses’ In Pay & Benefits, As Well As Other Issues

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS) – Cannabis Workers who are employed at Green Thumb Industries in Rock Island, Illinois are seeking to ‘Go Union’ with Teamsters Local 371. Workers have been at odds with management at GTI, stating a loss in benefits and pay, among other ongoing issues. Workers, seeking representation by Teamsters Local 371, say more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Condemns’ GOP Multi-Employer Pension Proposal - 125 Plans Are In “Critical & Declining” Condition, Projected To Become Insolvent Over The Next 20 Years - ‘Endangering’ The Retirement Benefits Of More Than 1.3 Million Workers

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO’s Pension Panel has roundly condemned proposals made by two leading Senate Republicans to shore up the Nation’s endangered Multi-Employer Pension Funds that would cut benefits by up to 19%. The National Labor Federation’s Retirement Security Working Group said this week that the proposals more»

NLRB Workers ‘Forced to Fight for Their Own Rights Against Union-Busting’ Bosses

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) own Workers rallied against management abuses affecting their Union’s ability to represent them, signaling new depths of the agency’s Union-Busting Agenda. “This is an agency dedicated to promoting collective bargaining and protecting Workers’ right to organize, more»

‘Spread The Word:’ How Apprenticeship ‘Can Benefit The Bottom Line' Of A Small Business

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A recent report by McKinsey found that approximately 14.7 million U.S. Workers may face job displacement due to automation by 2030. Younger folks entering the workforce have traditionally turned to jobs in retail and food service, and both of these sectors are due to turn toward automation to replace human employees. That means a significant portion of more»

‘More Americans Need A Second Job To Make Ends Meet’ & ‘It's Sending A Troubling Message About The Economy’

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
How healthy is the U.S. job market, really? This remains a major question among economists and Federal Reserve officials, many of whom believe a historically low jobless rate means the U.S. economy is at, or near, what experts call "full employment." Earlier this year, Wall Street cheered the July Jobs Report showing a robust gain of 209,000 net new jobs, more»

NYSUT Calls For ‘Full Funding’ Of Foundation Aid Formula At Manhattan Senate Hearing

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is calling on the state to fully fund the Foundation Aid formula and provide the $3.4 billion in aid owed to schools statewide as part of testimony during a state Senate public hearing on Foundation Aid that was held in Manhattan. NYSUT President Andy Pallotta testified that while the Union more»

Trump ‘Promised Massive’ Infrastructure Projects, But We’ve Gotten Nothing - The Contract Trump ‘Signed With American Voters To Produce An Infrastructure Plan In The First 100 Days Is Worthless Because It Never Happened’

Published on Monday, December 2, 2019 in National Labor News
Bad news about infrastructure is as ubiquitous as potholes. Failures in a 108-year-old railroad bridge and tunnel cost New York Commuters thousands of hours in delays. Illinois doesn’t regularly inspect, let alone fix, decaying bridges. Flooding in Nebraska caused nearly half a billion dollars in road and bridge damage - just this year. No more»

Tipped Workers Will Lose More Than $700 Million Annually Under Proposed U.S. Department Of Labor Rule

Published on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In October, the Trump Administration published a proposed rule regarding tips which, if finalized, will cost Workers more than $700 million annually. It is yet another example of the Republican Trump Administration using the fine print of a proposal to attempt to push through a change that will transfer large amounts of money from more»

Think Trump & Republicans ‘Support’ Union Workers? Then Read This: Host Of Trump Officials Invited To Speak At ALEC Meeting, Held To Discuss Anti-Union Strategy & The Next Steps Of Its Major Anti-Union Project

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in National Labor News
(SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA) - The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that has spent decades working to undermine Organized Labor and Worker Protections, is scheduled to host a five-hour meeting on Tuesday (December 3rd) with invited legislators and state think tanks to discuss the next steps of its Anti-Union Project. The event is set a day more»

Unions ‘Hurt’ By The Trump Administration: IBEW Members Lose Out ‘Big Time’ On An Estimated $1.8 Billion In U.S. Military Construction Projects That Have Been Cut In Order To Fund Trump’s Border Fence

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The White House suspended more than 100 shovel-ready Military Construction Projects in September to divert funding for a border fence, effectively killing hundreds of potential International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)-represented jobs. The Pentagon announced the suspensions on September 3rd, outlining plans to reallocate more»

Is This ‘Winning?’ A New Brookings Institution Study ‘Paints A Devastating Picture Of The Reality’ Of Working Class Life, Finds A ‘Staggering’ 44% Of U.S. Workers ‘Earn Low Wages’

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The November 2019 report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution titled Meet the Low-Wage Workforce, co-authored by Nicole Bateman and Martha Ross, paints a devastating picture of the reality of Working Class Life in the world’s wealthiest country. The study concentrates on the years following the more»

The 500-Member Hearst Magazines’ Editorial, Video, Design, Photo & Social Staff Across 24 Digital/Print Brands ‘Go Union’ With The Writers Guild Of America, East

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hearst Magazines’ Editorial, Video, Design, Photo and Social Staff across 24 digital/print brands has announced it has Unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). A strong majority of the 500-Member Staff had signed Union Cards with their goal of addressing diversity, transparency, compensation and editorial more»

“We Are Not Robots!” - Amazon Hit By Black Friday Strikes & Protests Across Europe As Part Of Long-Running Battle For ‘Better Pay & Working Conditions’

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS EUROPE) - Amazon was targeted by a United Kingdom-wide protest organized to coincide with Black Friday and Cyber Monday - demanding an end to appalling working conditions. In another blow, hundreds of Amazon Employees at its distribution centers across Germany walked out amid a long-simmering battle for better pay. Trade Union GMB coordinated the more»

‘How Much Does Union Membership Benefit’ America's Workers? - Official Data Shows A ‘Clear Fact: Members Earn More Than Non-Members’

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in New York City Labor News
Union Membership in the U.S. has fallen dramatically over the last generation. In 1980, one in five Workers were in a union, but today it’s just one in 10. Despite that, data shows being in a Union is still very effective in protecting the rights of Workers and their earnings. Data on Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers comes from the Bureau of Labor more»

KION North America Awards Five Apprenticeships To High School Juniors, Seniors & Graduates, Affording Them ‘At No Cost’ A Minimum Of 2,000 Hours Of Job-Specific Skills And Half Of Their Associate’s Degree

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA) - In conjunction with Apprenticeship Carolina and New America, KION North America participated in Trident Technical College’s two-day training event in mid-November – an effort designed to assist state and local communities in developing Youth Apprenticeship Programs. “The two-day training event showcased the more»

UAW & Fiat Chrysler Reach New Tentative Labor Deal - According To A UAW Statement, Union Agrees To A Deal With Fiat Chrysler To Add $4.5 Billion In Investments, Translating To 7,900 Jobs Over The Course Of The Agreement

Published on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) and Fiat Chrysler have reached a tentative deal on a new Labor Contract. The UAW Bargaining Committee agreed to a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add $4.5 billion in investments, translating to 7,900 jobs over the course of a four-year deal, according to a UAW statement. The $4.5 billion comes on top of more»

Why Virginia Democrats’ Refusal To Repeal Right-To-Work Law ‘Matters’ - In Addition To The ‘Immediate Policy Impact, Leaving The Anti-Union System Intact Could Hurt’ Democrats’ Long-Term Political Prospects

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in National Labor News
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (Democrat) has all but ruled out repealing the state’s Anti-Union Right To Work (for less) Law, dashing the hopes of a rising populist guard that is hoping to bring Virginia in line with other solidly Democratic states where Organized Labor flourishes. A Northam spokesperson did not immediately more»

Under The Trump Administration, The NLRB ‘Has Become A Hostile Work’ Environment - The Department ‘That Has Been Tasked With Protecting’ Labor ‘Is Now Breaking Labor Law’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) own Workers have openly rallied against management abuses affecting their Union’s ability to represent them, signaling new depths of the agency’s Union-Busting agenda. “This is an agency dedicated to promoting collective bargaining and protecting Workers’ right more»

“We Know Forming A Union Is The Best Way To Protect Not Only Our Well-Being, But To Advocate For The People Who Work Here” - More Than 120 Workers At LA’s Museum Of Contemporary Art Announce Their Effort To ‘Go Union’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - More than 120 Workers at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles have joined a growing Arts-World Labor Movement by announcing their campaign to Unionize with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). More than 50 Employees presented MOCA management with a statement of intent that more»

‘Ruthless Quotas ‘At Amazon ‘Are Maiming’ Employees - This Holiday Season, Amazon Will Move Millions Of Packages At ‘Dizzying Speed’ While Internal Injury Reports Suggest ‘All That Convenience Is Coming At The Expense Of Worker Safety’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(EASTVALE, CALIFORNIA) - When Candice Dixon showed up for her first day of work at an Amazon warehouse in Eastvale she stepped into a wonder of automation, efficiency and speed. Inside the sprawling four-story building in Southern California’s Inland Empire, hundreds of squat orange robots whizzed across the floor, carrying tall yellow racks. As a more»

New Study Finds Maternity Benefits For Construction Tradeswomen ‘Financially Feasible’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
At a 2016 conference for women in construction, Ironworker Bridget Booker stood up and recounted how, as a second-year Apprentice, she miscarried after a very heavy day on the job. Booker told the audience she felt she had had no option but to continue to work when she became pregnant. Without work, she would not only have lost her earnings, but also her more»

Men Of Steel: How Brooklyn’s Native American Ironworkers Built New York

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Did you know that the Empire State Building, the George Washington Bridge, the United Nations, the Woolworth Building, 30 Rock, the Seagram Building, the Lincoln Center and the Waldorf Astoria - virtually all of New York’s most iconic structures, were raised in part by Mohawk Native American Ironworkers? Since 1916, when more»

Michigan Works Launches Health Care Worker Training Initiative

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A new effort is being launched by Michigan Works to train more workers to be in the Health Care Field in Southwest Michigan. The goal is to train more than 100 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Personal Care Assistants through July of next year via an Apprenticeship Program. Michigan Works Vocational Training Manager Rick VanIttersum tells WSJM News more»

The Great American Labor Paradox: While Jobs Are ‘Plentiful, Most Of Them Are Bad’

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The numbers tell one story: Unemployment in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in 50 years and more Americans have jobs than ever before and wage growth keeps climbing - but people tell a different story: long job hunts; trouble finding work with decent pay; and a lack of predictable hours. These accounts are hard to square with the record-long more»

Former International USW President Leo Gerard On The Past, Present & Future Of The Union Movement

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in National Labor News
Leo Gerard was 11 years old when he handed out his first Union leaflets. That was in 1958 and he was living in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada - a mining town. The leaflets were for the Mine Mill, the Union his father belonged to. What Gerard didn't know then was that he would spend much of the rest of his life as a Labor Leader and Activist. He began as a more»

1199 SEIU, UAW Local 2325 UAW Local 2320-Represented Staff At New York City’s Legal Services Organizations Call On Mayor De Blasio To Fund Equitable Wages

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Public Defenders, Civil Legal Service Attorneys, Social Workers, Paralegals and core Staff of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (UAW Local 2325), the Legal Services Staff Association (UAW Local 2320), and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied on the steps of New York City Hall earlier this month to call on the City more»

Airlines Food Catering Workers Protest At Major Airports Across The Country: 60 Arrested At JFK In New York City & Another 39 At Philadelphia Airport

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 1,000 UNITE HERE Members and supporters jammed a traffic island at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday (November 26th), loudly chanting that American Airlines’ food contractors should give their Workers a raise and decent health care. The protest was one of 16 at major National Airports on behalf of 20,000 more»

WNY Area Labor Federation Calls On Tesla To End Alleged Practices Of Racism At Its Buffalo Solar Production Facility - Formal Complaints Filed With NYS Division Of Human Rights & Federal EEOC To Hold Tesla Accountable

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Organized Labor has joined with a host of Local and National Environmental Justice and Racial Justice Organizations supporting former Non-Union Tesla Workers who are now speaking out against alleged racist conditions inside Tesla’s sprawling Buffalo Solar Production Facility, as well as calling on New York State and the more»

Electric Bus Battery Production Workers In California ‘Go Union,’ Join USW

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) is welcoming into its Union more than 60 Proterra Workers employed in City of Industry, California, where they manufacture battery electric buses. After an overwhelming majority of Workers requested representation, Proterra management voluntarily recognized the Union on November 12th. USW more»

The New York Daily News Reports That Several New York City Council Members ‘Decry’ Staff Unionization Effort During Closed-Door Meeting

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A handful of New York City Council Members railed against Staffers’ efforts to Unionize during a heated closed-door meeting last week of the chamber’s Democrats. Councilman Kalman Yeger (Democrat-Brooklyn) was among several electeds who decried the Unionization effort, according to sources present at the meeting, The New York more»

Union vs. Non-Union Workers: Which Construction Sites Are Safer? Study Show Union Construction Workers In NYC Were ‘Five Times Less Likely’ To Suffer A Fatal Accidents Than Non-Union Workers

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) -The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) has released new statistics it says show Union Construction Workers in New York City were five times less likely to suffer a fatal accident last year than their Non-Union counterparts. The BTEA report says 85% of construction fatalities in 2018 occurred at the hands of Non-Union more»

Apprenticeships Expand To Make Up Years Of ‘Dried-Up Pipeline’ After Recession - California Apprenticeship Training Center, Which Only Had 15 Apprentices in 2008, Now Has More Than 2,000

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA) - On a recent afternoon, about a dozen students at the Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trades Training Center in San Jose gathered around their Instructor as he lit a torch against two scraps of metal. They watched as the metal softened beneath the heat, turning two pipes into one. Minutes later, the students, most of them in their late 20s more»

Communications Workers Of America-Represented Educators At The University Of Buffalo ‘Win Massive’ Wage Increase

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Communication Workers of America (CWA)-represented Employees at the University of Buffalo (UB) have won a massive wage increase - which comes two years after the launch of a Living Wage Campaign at UB by Members of the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU-CWA) Local 1104, which represents 5,000 Teaching and Graduate Assistants more»

McDonald's Pays $26 Million To Settle Wage Theft Suit

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - McDonald's is paying $26 million to settle a Class Action Lawsuit over Wage Theft - the latest development in a string of conflicts between the major restaurant chain and its Employees. The settlement puts an end to a multi-year legal battle between the company and California Workers who alleged that McDonald's was skirting Overtime more»

Labor Perspective From Noah Smith, Former Assistant Professor Of Finance At Stony Brook (NY) University: ‘Revive’ The Middle Class By ‘Bringing Back’ Unions - A ‘Crippling Flaw’ In A New Deal-Era Law Governing Unions ‘Needs A Rewrite’

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
If the U.S. is going to make a big dent in Income Inequality and raise living standards for the Middle Class, it’s going to need a multi-pronged approach. Higher taxes and more spending on health care will help. Minimum Wage Laws can raise pay for Workers at the bottom without reducing employment much, but they only benefit a relatively small slice more»

Worker Who Raised Alarm Before Deadly New Orleans Hotel Collapse To Be Deported

Published on Monday, November 25, 2019 in National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) - The Construction Worker who was injured in and raised the alarm about a deadly hotel collapse in New Orleans last month is set to be deported, the man’s wife and lawyers said Friday. Border Patrol Agents arrested Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma, a Honduran National, just two days after the hotel collapse last month. He was more»

America's Workers ‘Continue To Struggle’ - ‘Despite Strong' Jobs Reports

Published on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Hill Editor’s Note: Daniel Alpert is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Cornell Law School and Founding Managing Partner of Westwood Capital, LLC. Michael Stumo is CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. For years, pundits and policymakers have more»

In New York City, Bright Power ‘Fires’ Workers For Organizing - Solar Company Fired Their Employees Just Weeks Before The Holidays For Organizing With Local 3 IBEW

Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Solar is one of the fastest-growing electrical industries in the country and as the effects of climate change become clear, consumers have made the decision to add solar panels to their homes. Cities and local governments have also hoped to reduce their electricity costs by adding these panels to parking lots and putting them on top of more»

Made By Union Hands? Driven By Concerns About Safety, Understaffing, Sexual Harassment & Compensation, Union Organizing Campaign Goes Public At Portland’s Grand Central Bakery

Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Driven by concerns about safety, understaffing, sexual harassment, and compensation, Workers at Grand Central Baking Company’s Northwest Portland Wholesale Bakery are seeking to Unionize. A majority of the 45 Bakers and Dishwashers at the plant signed cards seeking to join 1,170-member Bakery Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain more»