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From The New York Times: Why The Media ‘Loves Labor Now’ - ‘At A Moment Of Political Turmoil, Economic Change & A Pandemic-Driven Focus On How We Work, Labor Has Become A Hot News Beat’

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: For the past 14 years, WNYLaborToday.com - Your On-Line Labor Newspaper, has been bringing its visitors, readers and viewers a variety of Labor News from across Western New York, New York State and the Nation. While based in Buffalo, New York - WNYLaborToday.com is read across the Nation, in fact as far away as more»

Under 1% Of New York City Workers ‘Losing Pay Over Vaccine Mandate’ – ‘With Fates Of 12,400 Unknown’

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest vaccine mandate expansion went into effect on November 1st, with 9,000 New York City Workers on unpaid leave - a number that is now down to 2,600. However, nearly 12,500 exemption claims are still pending. Just 2,600 New York City Employees - less than 1% of the 378,000-Member Municipal Workforce - remain more»

“It Should Really Be Local Contractors That Are Doing This Job” - The Laborers Protest The Use Of An “Irresponsible” Out-Of-State Contractor For A $37 Million Contract At Stony Brook University On Long Island

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(STONY BROOK, NEW YORK) - Union Construction Workers from Long Island are protesting a New Jersey-based company winning a $37 million contract to renovate and modernize the main lecture hall at Stony Brook University. The picketers lined up with giant inflatable rats and open coffins outside the south entrance of the university with a sign that read: more»

Starbucks Baristas Get Ready For A ‘Landmark Vote’ On A Union This Week In Buffalo ‘Amid All Kinds Of Union-Busting Pressure From Management’

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - U.S. Workers have authorized strikes in a wide swath of industries and quit jobs in record number, but could soon pull off an even more audacious coup: Winning a unionization vote at one of the country’s signature Non-Union firms, Starbucks. On Wednesday (November 10th), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will mail more»

Des Moines Barber Creates Apprenticeship Program ‘To Build Interest’ In The Trade

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DES MOINES, IOWA) - Des Moines Barber Teono Smith is using clippers to make a difference. Smith recently opened Tru All American Barbershop & Apprenticeship after one of the city's barber schools closed. He wanted to give back to the community and get others interested in the job. "Pretty much it was a void that needed to be filled," Smith said. more»

In A ‘Near Unanimous Vote,” SEIU-Represented Strong Memorial & University Of Rochester Campus Service Workers Ratify ‘Historic” New Contract That Features ‘Significant’ Improvements To Staffing, Wages & Benefits

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 1,800 Service Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East at Strong Memorial Hospital and SEIU Local 200United at the University of Rochester Campus have, in a near unanimous vote, ratified a historic two-year agreement that includes significant improvements to more»

More Than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers Announce They’ll Strike This Month Over Opposition To A Two-Tier Wage Plan That They Say ‘Would Exacerbate An Existing’ Staffing Crisis

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in National Labor News
More than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers plan to Strike next week (on November 15th) if contract negotiations with the health network do not improve. Workers are fighting a proposal from Kaiser that would cut pay for future hires. The decision to provide Kaiser with the 10-day notice required by Federal Labor Law is a major escalation in what could soon more»

Union Busters ‘Operate In Secret’ & ‘They Want To Keep It That Way’

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Right now, corporations can secretly hire firms designed to destroy Union efforts. A proposed rule change would expose such Anti-Union expenses - the last thing the Union Busters themselves want. When Amazon busted a Union Drive at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse earlier this year, it ran a sophisticated campaign that involved sending text messages and more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: CWA-Represented Caregivers At Mercy Hospital In Buffalo ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ New Contract With The Catholic Health System, Bringing A Five-Week Strike To A Formal End

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Following a historic five-week Strike, Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Nurses, Technical, Service and Clerical Staff employed at the Catholic Health System ratified a total of six contracts today (Monday, November 8th) that cover more than 2,500 Workers across Mercy Hospital of South Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy more»

“This Is Union Territory” - 1,000 West Virginia Hospital Workers Strike To “Build Back Better”

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in National Labor News
(HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA) – In the parking lot outside of Cabell Huntington’s Emergency Department, Workers gather in front of a fire bin. Heather Jordan, a middle-aged secretary, approaching retirement age at the hospital, is standing with other Workers trying to warm themselves as the temperature drops into the 30s. It’s was freezing more»

Workers ‘Welcome’ OSHA Emergency Antivirus Standard - GOP ‘Doesn’t’

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers facing the fear and uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic welcomed the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new Emergency Temporary Standard - ordering all firms that employ at least 100 people mandate anti-virus vaccinations for Workers or weekly testing for the unvaccinated. And if more»

“(It’s) Exactly What Our Country Needs Right Now. It Will Create Millions Of Good- Paying Union Jobs, While Providing Much Needed Relief To Working Families.” - New York State AFL-CIO ‘Applauds’ President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO - whose 3,000 Union affiliates combine to represent 2.5 million Union-represented Workers, Retirees and their families across the state, is applauding President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Plan, which was passed by the House on Friday (November 5th). "The Build Back more»

The New York Professional Nurses Union ‘Achieves Major Gains for Patients and Practitioners in New Three-Year Contract’ With Northwell Health

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK) - Nurses and Nurse Practitioners represented by the New York Professional Nurses Union (NYPNU) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year contract with Northwell Health, following nearly two months of negotiation, a 10-day Strike Authorization Vote and informational picket. Northwell Health and the NYPNU agreed on terms more»

‘Considering A Career Transition’ Or ‘Graduating College Without A Clue As To What’s Next?’ ‘It’s Never Too Late To Start Building A Career’ In The Electrical Field

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Chris Cash and Bill Murphy know from experience, how one small change can influence the course of your life. Serving as Director and Assistant Director of Apprenticeship - respectively, Cash and Murphy can tell you it’s because that’s exactly what becoming a part of Washington, D.C.’s International Brotherhood of more»

An Organizing Labor Perspective: The Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Shows’ Latino Workers ‘The Need for Union Organizing’

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
LatinoRebels.com Editor’s Note: Sonja Diaz is the Founding Director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, a Research Think Tank. Yanira Merino is President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the leading national organization for Latino(a) Workers and their families. Even as the Nation continues to grapple with the more»

IAM-Represented Garlock Sealing Technologies Workers In Palmyra End Short Strike After Approving A New, Four-Year Contract

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(PALMYRA, NEW YORK) - The Union Strike at Garlock Sealing Technologies has come to an end. The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 588 announced the striking Workers have ratified a new, four-year contract. The Strike, involving 280 IAM Local 588 (District 65) Members, lasted three days. According to the IAM, more»

Striking Alabama Mine Workers ‘Bring Their Fight’ For A New Contract To NYC

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mine Workers have been on the picket line outside of two mines owned by Warrior Met Coal in rural Alabama for the last seven months, waging one of the longest U.S. strikes this century, but late last week (on Thursday, November 4th) they brought that protest to the streets of New York City. Six Members of the United Mine Workers of more»

Kellogg's Workers Continue Strike After Rejecting Company's Latest Offer

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in National Labor News
(BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN) - Kellogg Company's Union-represented Workers continue to Strike after a Negotiation Committee representing them wasn’t satisfied with the company’s latest offer. As many as 325 Workers have been out picketing at the Battle Creek plant for 31 days. Kellogg's Workers at other plants in Nebraska, Tennessee and more»

National AFL-CIO President Shuler Says Passage Of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill & The Investment That Will Follow Is A ‘Breakthrough Victory’ For Working Families

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The House late Friday (November 5th) passed a more than $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk in a critical step toward enacting sprawling Democratic economic plans. The Senate approved the revamp of transportation, utilities and broadband in August. The legislation’s passage more»

The Buffalo & Niagara Building And Construction Trades Council Announces An Early Endorsement For Kathy Hochul In The New York State Governor’s Race

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo & Niagara Building and Construction Trades Council, which combines to represent more than 12,000 Unionized Construction Workers across Erie and Niagara Counties, has announced an early endorsement - backing Democrat Kathy Hochul for New York State Governor. Hochul, the former Lieutenant Governor who became the more»

Striking CWA-Represented Caregivers At Mercy Hospital Reach “Groundbreaking” Tentative Contract Agreement With Catholic Health - Union Says New Four-Year Deal, If Ratified By Membership, Will Improve Hospitals “By Leaps And Bounds”

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - A tentative, four-year contract has been reached between the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Catholic Health System in Buffalo that is being described as “groundbreaking” and could, if ratified by Membership, bring to an end to a 35-day Strike that impacted nearly 2,000 Caregivers. The Strike started on more»

Scranton Teachers Strike: "We Want A Fair Contract. We Want A Good Health Care Program. We Haven't Had Raises In Five Years And We Deserve A Raise."

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in National Labor News
(SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA) - After working years without a contract or pay raise, Teachers in one of the area's largest school districts hit the picket line. Hundreds of Scranton School District Teachers and Para-Professionals went out on Strike Wednesday (November 3rd), having been without a contract since 2017. Some of those Teachers spoke to Newswatch more»

Highly Paid Union Workers Give UPS ‘A Surprise Win’ In Delivery Wars - FedEx’s Less Costly Contractor Drivers ‘Were Supposed To Give It An Edge,’ But Labor Shortages Are ‘Hobbling’ Services

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Dave Helminski will drop off his last package for United Parcel Service on Christmas Eve 2022 and retire after four decades as a Driver in Chicago. He joined UPS after four years in the Marine Corps and a year-long stint installing carpet. He put in a few years loading trucks, then became a Driver and was set for life. After Helminski drops off that last more»

The Second-Largest Strike In The U.S. Is Happening In New York City

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Last week, Columbia Students marched into the classroom of the University’s President, Lee Bollinger, whom they like to call PrezBo. The class he was teaching was Freedom of Speech and Press, according to The Columbia Spectator, which also noted that Bollinger left through the side door. It was another skirmish in a conflict that more»

Unvaccinated NYC Workers Can Take Unpaid Leave In November

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The largest Public Employees Union in town has reached an agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration that allows Workers who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to take an unpaid leave of absence this month to think it over. “We’ve reached an agreement that gives our Member options,” American more»

Workers At Worthington Libraries In Ohio ‘Overwhelmingly Vote’ To ‘Go Union’

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - Librarians and other Workers at Worthington Libraries have voted 80-to-10 (89%) to form their Union with the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), according to election results that were released by Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board (SERB). The Organizing Campaign was driven by concerns that too many library policies, including more»

“It Will Greatly Expand Our Capacity And Enhance Our Ability To Train Technical Workers To Meet Workforce Demands.” - Wake Tech Opens New Wakeworks® Apprenticeship Training Center In Raleigh, North Carolina

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA) - Apprentices in Skilled Trades, Mechatronics and Robotics have new state-of-the-art labs to train in as Wake Tech hosted a ribbon cutting and celebrated the opening of the new WakeWorks® Apprenticeship Center, the most comprehensive Apprenticeship Training Facility in North Carolina. Located at the college’s Beltline more»

UAW Strike Continues As Union Workers Reject Latest John Deere Contract

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in National Labor News
(ANKENY, IOWA) – United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Workers will continue their Strike at John Deere after rejecting the proposed contract earlier this week. UAW Local 281 posted to its Facebook page that 55% of its Members, company-wide, voted against the contract, while 45% voted for it. The latest contract reportedly included an immediate 10% more»

“We’re Not Here To Get Rich. We’re Here To Survive.” - Teamsters-Represented Workers At The Friendship Dairy In The Southern Tier Go On Strike, ‘Demand Company Rescind Concessionary’ Demands

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(FRIENDSHIP, NEW YORK) – Teamsters Local 264-represented Employees at the Friendship Dairy in Allegany County hit the picket line on Wednesday (November 3rd) after voting unanimously to go on Strike. The Union Members, who’ve been working throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, are protesting the company’s attempt to gut their health care more»

U.S. Environment Workers To Biden: Declare A Climate Emergency!

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - The Chicago-based Union which represents 1,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Midwestern Regional Workers doesn’t want President Joe Biden to wait for a dithering Congress to join in the attack on oil, a key source of carbon emissions. It wants him to ban U.S. crude oil exports and issue a moratorium on oil and gas more»

NYC Taxi Drivers ‘Win Historic Victory’ As City ‘Agrees To New’ Debt Relief Measures

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Taxi Drivers are celebrating a major victory after the city agreed to restructure medallion loans, which could eliminate millions of dollars in devastating debt. Under the agreement, individual debts will be maxed out at $170,000, down from an average of about half a million dollars. The city will also give the main lender more»

What’s A Union? – For Those ‘Who Don’t Know:’ Labor Unions & Labor Jobs ‘Can Help’ Employees Gain Equity & Fairness ‘In Pay And Working Conditions, So Pass It On’

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in National Labor News
As an individual Worker, it isn’t always easy to advocate for yourself. While it would be nice if all employers and workplaces were fair, the fact is that some aren’t. In some industries, Labor Unions can help Employees deal with this reality and ensure that they have equitable representation, contracts and benefits. Union Plus defines a more»

Organized Labor ‘Backs A Trimmed’ Build Back Better

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There’s been a lot of sausage-making going on at the White House and on Capitol Hill over the last several months on Democratic President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation - and, at the end, it seems, “the possible” won. At least that’s the conclusion the National AFL-CIO and many other more»

Image Comics Staffers Form New Union: Comic Book Workers United - Request Voluntary Recognition ‘In An Effort To Seek Better’ Working Conditions

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - The Staffers of Image Comics have formed a new Union - Comic Book Workers United, and are requesting voluntary recognition from Image and the rest of the Comic Book Industry. The formation of this Union is part of a movement to improve conditions in the Comic Book Industry, which was hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic and continues more»

Nearly 300 IAM-Represented Workers At One Of Wayne County’s Largest Employers Go On Strike After Voting Against A New Contract At Garlock Sealing Technologies

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(PALMYRA, NEW YORK) - Nearly 300 Union-represented Workers at one of Wayne County’s largest employers are out on Strike. Members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 588 went on strike at midnight Monday (November 1st) after they voted over the weekend against ratifying a four-year contract offered by more»

It’s Almost Here! - National Apprenticeship Week Will Take Place From November 15th Through The 21st

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) will take place from November 15th through the 21st. The NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, Labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity more»

The NLRB Will Hear Amazon Staten Island Workers' Bid For A Union Vote On November 15th

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will convene a hearing on Amazon Workers' petition to Unionize their Staten Island warehouse on November 15th, Labor Organizer Chris Smalls announced in a tweet this week that was confirmed to Reuters. The hearing plans follow the Workers' request - which was made last week, for a Union Election. more»

The Legacy Of IUOE Local 17’s Joe Palmeri ‘Continues To Grow’ - WNY Union Members’ ‘Donate Blood & Save Lives In The Name Of The Late’ Operating Engineer Business Agent

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Members of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 rolled up their sleeves in order to donate blood Wednesday (November 3rd) in the name of the late Joe Palmeri, a 40-year Local 17 Business Agent who unexpectedly passed at the age of 58 on September 4th, 2019 after complications more»

The USW Is ‘Helping Turn A Massive Abandoned’ Steel Mill ‘Into A Producer Of Wind Turbines’

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in National Labor News
(SPARROWS POINT, MARYLAND) - Once the largest steel mill in the world, the Sparrows Point Shipyard in Maryland will provide new jobs in Baltimore as a manufacturer of wind turbine parts. The United Steelworkers (USW) is partnering with US Wind as it transforms the former steel mill into a manufacturing facility supporting the growth of offshore wind more»

The National Labor Relations Board ‘Recovered More Than’ $56 million & 6,307 Workers ‘Were Offered Reinstatement’ in Fiscal Year 2021

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In Fiscal Year 2021 (which ran from October 1st, 2020 through September 30th, 2021), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recovered $56,801,407 ($53,878,300 in back-pay and $2,923,108 in fees, dues, and fines). Additionally, 6,307 discriminatees were offered reinstatement to jobs from which they had been unlawfully discharged. more»

Update On The CWA Staffing Strike At Mercy Hospital: Contract Negotiations ‘Get Close To Completion,’ But Catholic Health ‘Still Will Not Agree To Committing To Serious’ Staffing Ratios, CWA Official Tells WNYLaborToday.com

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Today (Tuesday, November 2nd) is Day 33 in the Communications Workers of America’s Strike at Catholic Health System’s Mercy Hospital and while CWA Bargaining Members thought they were close to a deal at the negotiating table over the weekend, it was stopped short by Catholic Health’s stance on not committing to more»

9,000 NYC Workers Put On Leave Over Mandate

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On Monday (November 1st) morning, 9,000 New York City Municipal Workers were put on unpaid leave after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The move came after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio set a vaccine mandate deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday (October 29th). While the mandate pushed tens of thousands of City Workers to finally get more»

Leadership ‘Is Key To Strong’ Contracts, ‘Winning’ Fights

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - When it comes to securing strong contracts, winning legislative battles and defeating Anti-Union opponents, it’s important to have strong, empowered leaders. The Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) 111th Annual Delegates Meeting strongly focused on developing Members’ skills and knowledge to allow them to more»

"The Whole Country Is Looking To Us To Set The New Standard For Skilled Assembly Labor" - John Deere ‘Doubles’ Wage Increases, ‘Boosts’ Retirement Benefits In Second Offer To Striking UAW Workers, Who Will Vote On Tuesday

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in National Labor News
In its latest contract offer, Deere & Company doubled wage increases and boosted future retirement payments for its United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Employees who’ve been out on Strike for nearly the past three weeks. UAW Members will vote on the contract on Tuesday (November 2nd). Union Leaders said in a statement that Deere Workers will more»

President Biden Appoints Pro Worker Officials To Federal Labor Board

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Employees had a difficult four years under the previous White House Administration, from thinly veiled Union-Busting to unilateral removal of countless workplace protections - but things have been changing quickly under President Joe Biden. Continuing a trend of filling Labor-related posts with experienced Pro-Worker nominees, more»

1199 SEIU & SEIU Local 200United Unionized Service Workers Reach Tentative, Two-Year Contract Agreement With Strong Memorial Hospital & The University Of Rochester

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - One week following the expiration of their three-year contract, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and SEIU Local 200United have reached a tentative, two-year contract agreement covering 1,800 Service Workers employed at Strong Memorial Hospital and at the University of Rochester. Union Members are currently more»

“Giving Workers A Powerful Voice To Raise Health And Safety Concerns On The Job - Without The Fear Of Retaliation” - Groundbreaking Law Brings Worker Safety Committees To Companies Across New York State

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Today (November 1), a provision of the recently enacted NY HERO Act takes effect, empowering New York Workers to form committees in their workplaces to have a voice on the job and protect their health and safety. The new, New York State policy is the first of its kind in the Nation. Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, Workers raised more»

"The (Unionized Trades Have) Taken Me Places I Never Thought I'd Go” - Charlotte Pre Apprenticeship Shows Youth ‘The Power Of The Trades’

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) - The saying, "If you can't see it, you can't be it," could apply to many of the young people who come through Grace-Mar's doors when it comes to choosing a career. So, Charlotte, North Carolina International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 379 is helping them to "see" themselves as Union Electricians. "Most of more»

Valdivia Trucking Drivers - Who Haul Construction Materials & Sought Respect/Improvements On The Job, Vote To Join Teamsters Local 665 In California

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORINA) – Drivers with Valdivia Trucking have voted overwhelmingly in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 665. The 25 Drivers haul materials to and from construction sites in San Francisco and the North Bay. The campaign to organize at the family-owned company was swift and decisive. It only took three months from more»

After Five Guns Turn Up In New York City Schools, Mayor de Blasio ‘Orders More’ School-Scanning - Instead, The Union ‘Calls For More Safety Agents’

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After five guns were found in New York City public schools over two days, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in late October there will be an increase in random scanning - but the leader of the Union representing School Safety Agents argued the rising safety concerns prove Agents should not be transferred from the Police Department to the more»