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Wage Gains ‘Have Hit A Wall & That’s Not Good News’ For America’s Workers

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in New York City Labor News
The U.S. economy showed off its muscles in June with a big snapback in hiring, but wage gains for Workers have suddenly turned flabby and threaten to cap economic growth. The economy produced a lusty 224,000 new jobs last month, easing worries after a paltry 72,000 increase in May. While hourly pay grew slightly in June, the increase in wages over the more»

The ‘Brutal’ Labor Battle ‘Consuming’ Pittsburgh's Biggest Paper

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - In April, the Staff of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. The win caught much of the staff by surprise, and, according to a Staff Writer who was there, the office erupted in havoc. Executive Editor Keith Burris brought out a more»

Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service Union Predicts Mass Exodus Ahead Of Relocation - Workers Could Quit Instead Of Relocating To The Agency’s New HQ

Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As many as four out of five Workers employed at the U.S. Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) could quit instead of relocating to the agency’s new headquarters in Kansas City, according to a preliminary survey compiled by Union Leaders and shared exclusively with POLITICO. The mass exodus forecast more»

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: One Year Later, Janus Decision Still Hasn’t Hurt Unions

Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 in National Labor News
A year after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threatened to cripple Public Sector Unions, they seem to be holding their own. Government Employees, it turns out, see value in belonging to Unions. Membership in Illinois Government Unions actually has increased a year after the June 27th, 2018, ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME, as Sun-Times Washington more»

Buffalo Attorney & Former NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce Hired To Lead Georgetown University Law’s New Workers’ Rights Institute

Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Georgetown (University) Law is launching a new Workers’ Rights Institute and has hired the former Buffalo Attorney and Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Mark Gaston Pearce, to lead it, it has been announced. The new institute will focus on innovative legal and policy initiatives to support Workers’ more»

New York Legal Assistance Group Workers ‘Go Union, Vote Yes’ To Representation With Association Of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers Local 2325

Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Staff Members employed at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) in New York City have voted by a margin of 152-to-29 to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325. NYLAG's more than 200 Attorneys, Paralegals, Financial Counselors and Administrative Staff make it possible for NYLAG to provide more»

Share This With Your Fellow Union Members: “If They’re Against Unions - F ’Em!” & “You Can’t Love Your Union And Love Trump.” - Just Some Of The Comments Spoken At A Free Speech Rally In Front Of Federal Hall In New York City

Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - “You ‘can’t love your Union and love’ Trump.” Last week’s Federal Hall rally to save “Scabby The Rat” from the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) bid to stick a pin in him on Staten Island, crystalized the threat to fundamental Free Speech Rights that efforts to ban the Union more»

The ‘New’ Six-Figure Job? It’s Trade Work - Blue-Collar Jobs Like Plumbing Pay $90,000 ‘Without’ A College Degree & It's ‘Driving More’ Workers To Trade School

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The new six-figure job? It’s Trade work. Trade Schools are now touting how Blue Collar Professionals such as Plumbers, Electricians and Mechanics make more money than Workers whose roles require Bachelor's Degrees, Bloomberg reports. While the average pay of some of these occupations totals $52,000, specialized jobs - including Aircraft Mechanics more»

“The Library Works Because We Do” - Carnegie Library Workers In Pittsburgh Launch Union Drive As They Seek A “Greater Voice” When It Comes To Pay, Benefits, Hiring & Promotions

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Employees have launched a Unionization effort as Library Employees announced they are seeking a greater voice when it comes to decisions about pay, benefits, hiring and promotions A committee that formed a year ago will begin collecting union cards in hopes of joining The United Steelworkers more»

The IAM Says American Airlines ‘Wants To Outsource Another’ 5,000 Union-Represented Maintenance & Fleet Service Workers – Replacing Those Workers With ‘Lower Cost and Lower Benefit’ Employees

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in National Labor News
(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) - American Airlines could outsource another 5,000 Unionized Maintenance and Fleet Service Workers, one of the Unions representing those Workers said. After nearly four years of tense contract negotiations, International Association of Machinists (IAM) Spokesman Joe Tiberi said Fort Worth-based American Airlines is refusing to make more»

Government Workers ‘Don’t Have A Federal Right To Unionize,’ But Democrats ‘Want To Change That’ - New Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act Would Represent A ‘Major Shift’ In U.S. Labor Laws

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressional Democrats want to give all Government Employees the right to Unionize. House and Senate Democrats plan to introduce a Bill that would give Public Sector Employees Collective Bargaining Rights for the first time under Federal Law, according to the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) more»

A Victory For Labor Unions In Federal Court: Judge Rules New York Laborers Union Protest ‘Can Keep Using Scabby The Rat’

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A New York Federal Judge has declined to shut down a Union Protest that has involved setting up a huge, inflatable rat named “Scabby” outside several Staten Island supermarkets, saying the demonstration hadn’t obviously crossed the line into illegal conduct. The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Brooklyn Regional more»

Can ‘One’ Union Organize 100,000 New Workers ‘In Just Five Years?’ UNITE HERE Says “It Will”

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Organize, fight, win contracts - repeat. That was the central message UNITE HERE left hundreds of Union Delegates during its recently-held three-day constitutional convention in Las Vegas last week. The Union, one of the Nation’s fastest-growing and most militant, carried that philosophy to the ambitious goals it set for itself more»

“They Started A War Here” - Unions To Rally Behind Three Fired Buffalo SPoT Coffee Workers Involved In Organizing Drive After Looking To Follow In The Footsteps Of Their Rochester Counterparts Who Successfully Unionized Earlier This Month

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – Workers United for Upstate New York Manager Gary Bonadonna, Jr. minced no words when asked by WNYLaborToday.com why the management of SPoT Coffee - which allowed their Workers in Rochester to Unionize, but is trying to stop a Unionization Drive here in Buffalo, would take such opposite stances - and, in the process, fire more»

Penn College & NJIT Get Nearly $8 Million In Federal Funding To Develop Industry-Driven Strategies For Apprenticeships In Advanced Manufacturing Fields

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Pennsylvania College of Technology and the New Jersey Institute of Technology have been awarded a $7,996,530 Federal Grant to develop industry-driven strategies for Apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing fields. Penn College, a leader in innovative Apprenticeship Programs and a special mission affiliate of Penn State, more»

Doesn’t Matter Which Side Of The Border You Live On, Workers Are Making The Decision To ‘Go Union:’ Toronto Uber Drivers Unionize For Better Pay & Working Conditions

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TORONTO, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Hundreds of Toronto Uber Drivers have Gone Union, joining the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada Union in an effort to gain better pay and working conditions. In addition, the UFCW highlighted the Drivers’ lack of paid sick days, vacation and extended health coverage. “Really what we’re asking more»

One New York State Teacher's ‘Extraordinary’ Gift – “Maybe This Will Get People Talking About Being Kinder, Gentler. This Was My Chance To Do Something In My Little Corner Of The World.’”

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in New York State Labor News
NYSUT News Editor’s Note: Valhalla Teachers Association Treasurer Sandro Prosperino, left, donated a kidney to New Jersey Laborer Gino Spina, inset. (Photo By Becky Miller) (VALHALLA, NEW YORK) - Ask Sandro Prosperino Why and his emotions rise to the surface, but an explanation does not. The Valhalla Middle School Special Education Teacher and more»

Union Provides ‘Career Ladder’ For Buffalo Teacher Aides

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Thanks to a Union-backed partnership, several Members of Buffalo Educational Support Team (BEST) recently graduated from Erie Community College's (ECC) Teaching Assistant Level III Certification Program. From the left are: Janet Roberson; Buffalo Teacher Center Director Melinda MacPherson-Sullivan; Serma Nezha; Robin Capasso of more»

In NYC: Unions Warn Efforts To ‘Deflate Scabby The Rat’ Are ‘An Attack On’ First Amendment Rights

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of the Unionized Building Trades rallied at the molded feet of President George Washington last week on Wall Street - calling Federal attempts to bar the use of satirical cartoon balloons in a nasty Labor Dispute on Staten Island a brazen assault on the First Amendment Rights of all Americans. “What the NLRB (National Labor more»

For Anyone Who Still Believes Republican President Donald Trump ‘Is For’ Working People: News Reports Have Him Replacing Federal Workers With ‘Non-Union’ Temps

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Government by Temps? That’s what the Anti-Worker, especially Anti-Federal Worker, Republican Trump Administration is doing, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) discovered. Its findings, have, understandably, gotten Federal Workers and their Unions mad. Since the day he entered the Oval Office, Real Estate Mogul Donald more»

Labor Perspective From Global Macro Strategist George Pearkes: America's Labor Movement ‘Is Finally Waking Up After A 30-Year Slumber’

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in National Labor News
BusinessInsider.com Editor’s Note: George Pearkes is the Global Macro Strategist for Bespoke Investment Group. He covers markets and economies around the world and across assets, relying on economic data and models, policy analysis and behavioral factors to guide asset allocation, idea generation and analytical background for individual investors and more»

National AFL-CIO’S Executive Pay Watch: “The Imbalance In Our Economy Between The Pay Of CEOs And Of Working People Continues To Be A Problem.”

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Elon Musk is known for pushing non-gasoline-fueled cars. Now he’ll be known for something else: His pay and perks. To be precise, $2,284,044,884 worth of them last year. That was Musk’s payout in 2018, including stock options and other “compensation,” according to the National AFL-CIO’s annual Executive more»

CWA Analysis Shows AT&T ‘Has Cut More Than’ 23,000 Jobs Since Receiving A ‘Big Tax Cut’ At The End Of 2017, ‘Despite Lobbying Heavily’ For The Tax Cut By ‘Claiming That It Would Create Thousands’ Of Jobs

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 in National Labor News
In November 2017, AT&T pushed for the Corporate Tax Cut by promising to invest an additional $1 billion in 2018, with CEO Randall Stephenson saying: "Every billion dollars AT&T invests is seven-thousand hard-hat jobs. These are not entry-level jobs. These are seven thousands jobs of people putting fiber in ground, hard-hat jobs that make ($70,000 more»

‘Making The Case’ To Young People - And Their Parents - To Consider A Career In The Trades As A ‘Major Shortage’ Of Electricians Creates Potential For Thousands Of Great-Paying Jobs

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
America's skills gap is creating challenges in the Electricians' Industry, which is expected to have a labor shortage of about 60,000 Workers by 2026, according to one CEO of one tool manufacturing company. In order to fill the surplus of jobs, he started a program four years ago to convince students that becoming an Electrician is the way to go. And it more»

New York City Trade Unionists Block Midtown Traffic In Fight For Middle Class Wages & Benefits

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers and allied supporters briefly shut down midtown traffic this week in an ongoing protest against so-called “Open Shop” Development. Angry Trade Unionists fed up with the race to the bottom that so-called “Open Shop” Development creates - broke off more»

‘Yet Another Reason Why’ Workers ‘Need’ A Union: Non-Union Ramp & Cargo Workers At Miami International Airport And At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Go On Strike To Protest ‘Unsafe’ Working Conditions

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in National Labor News
(MIAMI, FLORIDA) – Non-Unionized Ramp and Cargo Workers at Miami International Airport (MIA) who service Delta and American Airlines went on strike late last week to urge their employer, Eulen America, to improve working conditions. Workers for Eulen describe the current conditions as “unbearable:” Breakless shifts on the overheated more»

Public Service Freedom To Negotiate Act Gives Workers ‘More Freedom To Join’ Unions - Landmark Proposal Would ‘Establish Path To Middle Class For Millions’ Of Public Service Workers, Including Women & People Of Color

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is praising the introduction of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act (H.R. 3463 and S. 1970), which would safeguard Public Sector Workers’ right to a seat at the table by setting a minimum nationwide standard of Collective Bargaining Rights that more»

Laborers’ Inflatable Rat Union Protests On Staten Island Spur Legal Battle Over Right To Protest

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - A series of protests held outside local ShopRite Stores on Staten Island that involve the use of Non-Union labor has resulted in a legal dispute between the owner and Laborers Local 79 Union. Since late-April, Local 79 has used an inflated rat and cockroach balloons, bullhorns and leaflets to protest Mannix Family Market’s more»

Art Installers And Maintenance Workers At The Guggenheim In NYC ‘Go Union,’ Join The International Union Of Operating Engineers

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - After months of behind-the-scenes discussions and debates, Installers, Maintenance Workers and Art Handlers at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City have voted their approval for Union Representation. The Workers will now be affiliated with International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 30, which also includes workers at MoMA more»

With An Informational Picket Now Scheduled By Three Unions That Represent 7,200 Workers Across Buffalo’s Kaleida Health System, Negotiations On A New Deal Resume Monday After A Short Break That Followed More Than 50 Bargaining Sessions

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – With an informational picket now scheduled for July 10th by the three Unions that combine to represent 7,200 Workers who are employed across the Kaleida Health Care System in Buffalo, negotiations are scheduled to resume Monday (July 1st) after a short break asked for by management that followed more than 50 bargaining sessions more»

An Internal Plan Shows The U.S. Postal Service ‘Wants To Make Deep Cuts’ To Worker Benefits - Agency Hopes To Get Congress’ Help In Trimming Pensions And Paid Leave, As Well As Slashing Delivery Service

Published on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants Congress to help it make significant cuts to Employee Benefits as part of a plan to balance the agency’s books, according to a draft business plan The HuffPost obtained. The proposal would save an estimated $18 billion on Employee Compensation over a decade by shaving Paid Leave, raising more»

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Hold First Major Union Protest In 20 Years

Published on Friday, June 28, 2019 in National Labor News
(HONOLULU, HAWAII) - At least a couple of hundred Hawaiian Airlines (HA) Flight Attendants held their first major Hawaii Labor Demonstration in nearly 20 years this week to protest protracted negotiations over a new contract. The contract between Hawaiian Airlines management and the Flight Attendants, who belong to the Association of Flight more»

Broadway Musicians Earn Largest Wage Increase in Two Decades

Published on Friday, June 28, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After more than four months of deliberations, Associated Musicians of Greater New York/American Federation of Musicians Local 802 has announced the Union has secured a three-year contract with the Broadway League and Coordinated Bargaining Partners that will increase health care contributions by 23%, implement a new 401(k) plan, and more»

Looking Back On One Year After The U.S. Supreme Court Issued Its Janus Ruling, New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta Says New York's Unions “Remain Strong”

Published on Friday, June 28, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Early in my career, I taught in a late-1800s school building that was literally crumbling around us, with flecks of toxic plaster sprinkling down on my students and me. So I asked for help from my Union, which sent an Industrial Hygienist to the school to assess the problem. When testing turned up asbestos, remediation work was done to ensure my students, more»

Joliet, Illinois IKEA Distribution Facility Workers ‘Go Union’ - Wanted “Fairness And A Voice On The Job,” Vote To Join The International Association Of Machinists

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(JOLIET, ILLINOIS) - Workers at IKEA's Joliet and Minooka Distribution Centers have voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Union. The Union Election involved 186 workers, the IAMAW said in a news release. IAMAW Organizer Dennis Mendenhall said in the release that joining the Union gives the Workers "the more»

Baltimore Symphony Bosses Cancel Summer Season After Management Locks Out Unionized Musicians

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in National Labor News
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Pleading poverty - and not admitting they fell down on their own fundraising responsibilities - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BPO) Bosses first cancelled the orchestra’s entire Summer Season, depriving its Unionized Musicians of 12 weeks of work and paychecks, then locked them out at midnight on June 16th. The lockout, which more»

‘It's Not Surprising, But It Is Disappointing:’ 194 Republicans ‘Vote Against’ Back Pay For Federal Workers ‘Hurt By’ Trump's Shutdown Tantrum

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It's not surprising, but it is disappointing. On Tuesday (June 25th), Republicans in the House almost uniformly voted against giving low-wage Federal Contractors the back pay they lost during Republican President Donald Trump's 35-day government shutdown stunt earlier this year. A full 194 of the chamber's 198 Republicans refused to more»

State Tech Grant To Expand Industrial Electricity Apprenticeship Program In Missouri

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LINN, MISSOURI) – Over the next four years, the State Technical College in Linn will be receiving a $1.23 million grant from the Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA) for continuing training in industrial electricity that the school started a couple years ago. State Tech's Grants Manager Nancy Wiley also told The News Tribune the school more»

“I Think It Showed ‘We’re A Force To Be Reckoned With’ – ‘When We Stand Together In Solidarity, We Can Achieve Great Things.’” - A Short Strike Brings About Major Wage Gains For The UAW At A Michigan Automotive Components Plant

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in National Labor News
(SALINE, MICHIGAN) – United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 892 Members will vote Thursday (June 27th) on a contract that includes major gains in wages for Union Workers employed at the Faurecia Automotive Components Holding Plant in Saline. A tentative deal between the UAW and Faurecia was reached by negotiators at Liberty School in Saline as Workers more»

Federal Workers Rally Against Trump’s ‘Threat To Fire’ 150 Office of Personnel Management Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Members of the American Federation of Government Workers (AFGE), the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), as well as other Unions and their allies hit the streets Tuesday (June 25th) to protest the Republican Trump Administration’s threat to furlough or lay off up to 150 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Employees more»

Earlier This Month, Work Was Stopped At All Construction Sites Across The State Of Massachusetts As The Construction Industry Called Attention To The Growing Drug Addiction Problem Among Its Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS) - Massachusetts Construction Companies and Labor Unions held work stoppages at project sites across the State earlier this month as their industry attempts to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks. Robert Petrucelli, the CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, a trade group that more»

Heading Into Retirement, USW President Gerard ‘Isn’t Happy’ How Workers ‘Are Being Treated’ - He’s ‘Upset’ Over Ongoing Effort To Pass Employee Free Choice Act, Points Finger At Democrats Who He Says Are “Afraid To Say The Work ‘Union’”

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Over his many years in leadership, United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard said he often got pissed off thinking about how Workers are treated. Now as he heads into retirement later this Summer, Gerard told LaborPress: “I’m leaving now, and things ‘are not very good - and I’m still pissed off.’” more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 36th Annual Harry S. Jordan Scholarships: Students Tell Labor Leaders ‘Why Today’s Unions Are Relevant,’ Including One Who Recounted Attending A Rally With Her Father At The Age Of Eight

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK) – For the past 36 years, the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council (NOLC) has awarded three annual $500 scholarships to two graduating High School Seniors whose parents are Union Members and another to a Union Member who is moving forward with their educational dreams. And while there have been many a memorable story more»

Nurses At The Unity Center For Behavioral Health In Portland, Oregon ‘Vote Overwhelmingly’ To Unionize - Workers Wanted To Create ‘Safer’ Work Environment

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - A Unit of 202 Registered Nurses (RNs) employed at Portland’s Unity Center for Behavioral Health have voted overwhelmingly to join Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), Union Officials have announced. RNs decided to Go Union by a final tally of 128-to-25. ONA Nurses wanted a Union - in part - to create a safer environment for patients more»

Just In Case You Missed This One: Massachusetts House Passes Bill ‘Expanding’ Union Rights In Public Workplaces - Lets Public Sector Unions Charge Non-Members Fees For Representing Them In Grievances

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in National Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - The Massachusetts House has passed a Bill that would let Public Sector Unions charge Non-Members fees for representing them in grievances. “It ‘prevents’ hard-working, dues-paying (Union) Members ‘from footing the bill’ for an Employee ‘who does not share in the obligation to meet those costs by more»

Rochester-Area Unions ‘Ramp Up’ First Book Giveaways To ‘Inspire’ Summer Reading

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Pictured above with his children, Webster Teachers Association (WTA) Members joined with Union President Christopher Wojtas to hand out free books at the community's Summer kickoff bash. (NYSUT Provided Photo) (ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - This is the kind of community outreach that will have a long shelf life: giving books to more»

National AFL-CIO President Talks About ‘The Future’ Of Coal

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MISSOULA, MONTANA) - Richard Trumka, the President of the country’s largest Union Federation, the National AFL-CIO, was in Montana for the State’s convention in Missoula last week. The Labor Federation represents many Workers in Montana’s troubled coal industry. Trumka himself is a third-generation Miner and the Pennsylvania native more»

Teamsters Joint Council 16 Leadership Cheers Law On Drivers Licenses For Immigrants

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda, whose Union represents 120,000 Workers in and around New York City, released the following statement on the signing of New York State’s Green Light Law - which will reopen access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, regardless of Immigration Status: The New York more»

Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership Awarded $12 Million To Scale Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced the recipients of its Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies Grant, which includes a $12 million award to Ohio's Lorain County Community College (LCCC), the lead applicant in collaboration with Ohio TechNet (OTN) and The Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA), collectively more»

GM ‘Pushes For More Temp Workers’ As UAW Summer Contract Talks Loom

Published on Monday, June 24, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - General Motors (GM) wants to hire more Temporary Workers at U.S. plants and trim its health care costs, said people familiar with the automaker’s thinking. Its Union - the United Auto Workers (UAW), is still steaming over the carmaker’s plans to close four U.S. factories - has little interest in obliging. That sets up a more»