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"We’re Going To Become The First Union Starbucks In The United States” - Buffalo Starbucks Partners ‘Win Major Victory’ At NLRB, Workers Will Now Vote To Unionize Between November 10th & December 8th

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Acting Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Buffalo Office has issued a decision that will allow Starbucks Partners to vote in separate Union Elections at individual stores, as requested by SBWorkersUnited, the Union seeking to gain Union recognition for the Workers. The Union Elections for the more»

CWA President Chris Shelton: ‘Almost All’ Of The Republican Party ‘Is A Democracy Threat’

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At the last Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention in Las Vegas back in 2019, Union President Chris Shelton - a blunt and tough Telephone Lineman from The Big Apple, excoriated then-GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump as a threat to Democracy. Now, the Republican Party itself is that threat, he says. This time, keynoting more»

Unionized Letter Carriers ‘Resist After-Dark’ Delivery

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Once upon a time, a nip in the air and the crunch of leaves underfoot meant peak season for shipping - an annual onslaught of catalogs and Christmas cards and on-line shopping. Those were the old days - since COVID-19 hit. Now, peak season never stops. But the holiday rush and dwindling daylight can only intensify the crisis of understaffing and overwork more»

As Union Contract Negotiations ‘Stall,’ 1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Say Staffing Levels At Ithaca Nursing Home ‘Suffer’

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-represented Employees at the Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ithaca were on the picket line for the second time this year this week as negotiations on an updated contract at the nursing home are at a standstill - which has made it difficult for more»

More Than 250 Breaking Ground Workers Unionize, Join AFSCME District Council 37

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – As many as 250 Breaking Ground Workers have officially Gone Union with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 following voluntary recognition from management. The agreement between Breaking Ground and District Council 37 recognized the intention of the Workers to Unionize - the more»

“While We’re Saving The World, They’re Planning Our Demise, It Seems” - What Is The 'Two-Tiered Wage System' Fueling Worker Strikes?

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in National Labor News
In growing numbers, Workers across the country are taking a stand and demanding better conditions, benefits and pay from their employers. While their workplaces vary, ranging from Nabisco and Kellogg to John Deere to Kaiser Permanente, Employees are united in at least one of their grievances: Opposition to a Two-Tier Benefit and Wage System. The policy, more»

74% Of Americans ‘Support’ The Current Strike Wave - With Tens Of Thousands On The Picket Line, ‘Support For These Actions Is At A 56-Year High’

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new poll from the National AFL-CIO shows huge support for the recent rash of strikes throughout the country. The poll, which was conducted by the Progressive Pollster Data for Progress, asked 1,300 likely voters if they “approve” or “disapprove” of Employees going on Strike for better wages and benefits. In more»

NLRB Rules Universal Logistics ‘Illegally Fired ‘Truckers For Unionizing With The Teamsters

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Judge has ordered Universal Logistics companies to reinstate and award back pay to Truckers it fired upon learning they were going to Unionize. On October 19th, Administrative Judge Michael Rosas ordered Universal Intermodal Services, Southern Counties Express, Roadrunner Intermodal more»

Alabama Office Of Apprenticeship Launches Interactive Dashboard - ‘One Of The First In The U.S. To Provide A One-Stop Shop To Explore Current’ Registered Apprenticeships

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA) - The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) has recently launched an interactive dashboard to promote Registered Apprenticeship expansion in Alabama. Developed in partnership with the University of Alabama Education Policy Center (EPC), the multipurpose dashboard is one of the first in the country to provide a diverse set of more»

The Shared Work Program - New NYS Law ‘Lets Workers Propose Hours Cut Instead Of Layoffs’

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Workers facing layoffs in New York State now have a right to ask their employers instead to trim all Workers’ hours and have Unemployment Insurance help offset the losses for everyone, under a law that Governor Kathy Hochul just signed. The measure is meant to increase awareness of what is known as the “Shared Work more»

A WNYLaborToday.com Halloween Tradition: Did You Know That ‘Long Hours & Dangerous Conditions’ On The Frankenstein Sets Led Legendary Actor Boris Karloff To Get Behind The Movement To Unionize Screen Actors?

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper is republishing this Labor News Story that it originally published back on October 29th, 2015. In celebrating Halloween 2021 during this continuing Coronavirus Pandemic, WNYLaborToday.com thought it was important to underscore and recognize - once again - what Actors Boris Karloff and Bela more»

Union Organizers Face Tough Challenges, NYC Carpenters Field Rep Says

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC), an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America (UBC), is composed of nine distinct Craft Locals, four General Carpentry Craft Locals and five Specialized Craft Locals with varying geographical jurisdictions. LaborPress had a chance to more»

McDonald's Workers Walk Out At Restaurants In 12 U.S. Cities To Protest The Fast Food Giant's Handling Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in National Labor News
Organizers, who’ve held five strikes over harassment since 2018, say McDonald's has "largely ignored" Front Line Workers who complain. As a result, Cashiers and Cooks walked out in Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Miami among other places on Tuesday (October 26th). According to Fight for $15 Organizers, the campaign group that put together the national more»

“For All Their Service And Sacrifice, (Workers) Deserve The Freedom To Negotiate And Hammer Out A Fair Contract” - National Union Leaders Speak Out In Support Of The Newly-Introduced Public Service Freedom To Negotiate Act

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act (PSFNA) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (Democrat-Pennsylvania) - a Bill that would set a minimum nationwide standard of Collective Bargaining Rights that states must provide. The Act, which currently has 144 Co-Sponsors, would more»

CSEA ‘Pushes For Changes’ At the Office Of Children And Family Services’ Secure Youth Facility In Claverback Following A September Riot

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in New York State Labor News
CSEA News Editor’s Note: Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Brookwood Secure Center Local Member Roscoe Adams (center) and Local President Todd Gardner (on the right) give a television news interview to WNYT-TV Anchor Subrina Dhammi on the current status of Brookwood Secure Youth Center following a September riot at the center, during which more»

“There's More of Us than There Are of Them” – BCTGM-Represented Nabisco Workers ‘Hope Strike Inspires Others’

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in National Labor News
A month-long Strike by Nabisco Workers beat back the Snackmaker’s bid to introduce a two-tier Health Care Plan and switch them onto 12-hour shifts and now, Employer contributions to Workers’ 401(k) plans will be doubled. One of the biggest issues in the Strike was the company’s effort to do away with premium pay for weekend shifts and more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Turns To Apprenticeships Amid Mass Skilled Worker Shortage’

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Though many people may associate the term “Apprenticeship” as a method of the past, the U.S. Department of Labor believes that they can be the solution to the mass shortage of Skilled Trade Workers and could also help to bring Americans back to work. In data collected by the Federal Government, the most in demand jobs for more»

Allina Mental Health Workers Join Wave Of Union Organizing ‘After Overwhelmingly Voting To Join’ SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) – Eighty-five Senior Mental Health Coordinators at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have voted to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota, joining a wave of Union Organizing happening in Minnesota. This is the third Allina group to join SEIU Healthcare Minnesota in the past month, along with the more»

Apprenticeship Plans ‘Advance’ At Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College In South Carolina

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ORANGESBURGH, SOUTH CAROLINA) - Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) is forging ahead with plans to provide on-the-job training for students through its Apprenticeship Program. Williette Berry, OCtech’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, reported during the area commission’s meeting earlier this month that the college’s Youth more»

Amazon Warehouse Workers From Staten Island File For A Union Vote

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Amazon Warehouse Workers in New York have taken their first formal step toward Unionization as Organizers from Amazon's Staten Island facilities this week announced they've collected some 2,000 signatures from Workers who say they want a Union Election. About a dozen Activists hand-carried four plastic containers filled with more»

New York City Carpenters’ Newest Programs ‘Help Women Succeed On The Job’

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Women may still only constitute about 10% of the overall Construction Workforce, but LaborPress spoke to two Apprentices and their Mentors who are working hard to change that dynamic with the help of the New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC). The NYCDCC’s Women’s Committee launched the “Sisters in the more»

RWDSU-Represented Cannabis Workers At PharmaCann Ratify New Contract - Workers At New York Cultivation & Processing Facility ‘Win Significant’ Wage Increases & Benefits

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(HAMPTONBURGH, NEW YORK) - Local 338 of the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has announced Workers at PharmaCann - which operates as Verilife in New York, have ratified a new three-year Union contract. The Bargaining Unit covers 60 Workers who are employed at the company’s cultivation and more»

Legal Services Staff Association Ratifies Contract ‘With Significant’ Equity Gains

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA), part of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW)/United Auto Workers (UAW) 2320, has settled its Union contract with its employer - Legal Services NYC (LSNYC). With 90% of the Union’s Members participating, the contract was ratified with 80% voting yes. This 2021-2024 more»

“I Felt Like ‘The Lowest Of The Low.’ ‘It Was Overwhelming.’ ‘(Now) I Just (Feel) Like Somebody Sees Me.’ ‘I’m Not Invisible.’” - Striking Mercy Hospital Caregiver ‘Overwhelmed’ By Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Public Recognition

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) of New York City visited striking Mercy Hospital Workers in South Buffalo over the weekend to publicly support the Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Caregivers’ fight for safe staffing ratios, improved patient care and a fair more»

What The Labor Movement ‘Needs To Keep Striketober Going,’ According To New National AFL-CIO Leader Liz Shuler

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As a burgeoning labor shortage precipitated 10 million job openings and millions of Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs in August, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler was handed an extraordinary job at the Nation’s largest Labor Union Federation: Running it. She was elected to fill the shoes of former National more»

Judge ‘Limits’ John Deere Picketing ‘To Four People’ - Ruling ‘Severely Limits’ UAW Members ‘Ability To Picket’ Company In Iowa

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 in National Labor News
On October 14th, 10,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) Workers at John Deere went on Strike. The nationwide job action is the largest in two years and has shut down production at the company. With talks stalled between the Union and the company, John Deere’s Parent Company - Deere & Company, has gone running to the courts to limit the Union’s more»

Heaven Hill Distillery Workers End Six-Week-Long Kentucky Bourbon Strike, New Contract Preserves Health Care & OT Pay - UFCW Calls Contract ‘Important Step To Support Bardstown Bourbon Workers And Good Kentucky Jobs’

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in National Labor News
(BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY) – The United Food and Commercial Worker (UFCW), which represents more than 25,000 Kentucky Essential Workers statewide, as well as 420 Heaven Hill Distillery Workers, has announced Heaven Hill Workers have voted to end a six-week Strike after a tentative agreement was reached late last week on a new five-year contract. UFCW more»

IATSE Member Halyna Hutchins’s Death ‘Is Not Just A Tragic’ Accident – ‘It’s A Labor Issue’

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Halyna Hutchins was killed at her workplace last week. She was 42 years old and was shot to death on a film set after an Actor fired what should have been a prop gun. Official reports state that the gun was supposed to be filled with blanks, but the circumstances surrounding Hutchins’s death and the injury of the film’s director, Joel Souza, more»

New York City Taxi Drivers Launch Hunger Strike For ‘Real Debt Relief’

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Eight New York City Taxi Drivers launched a Hunger Strike on Thursday (October 20th), demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio add loan guarantees to the city’s revised budget, due October 31st, to reduce the crushing debt That Owner-Drivers carry. “The city is still not responding to our call for real debt relief,” New York more»

The New York State Labor Department Releases New Guidance, ‘Prohibits Most Employers From Testing Workers For Marijuana’

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Department of Labor has quietly released new guidance, barring most employers from testing their Employees for marijuana. The news comes months after the state legalized the use of recreational marijuana for anyone 21 and older. There are a few exceptions to the new rules: Jobs through the Federal Government and more»

“When They Graduate After Five Years Of Training, They’re Going To Be Better Off Than Most Kids Who Have A College Degree” - Plumbers Apprenticeship Training Center Opens In Holyoke, Massachusetts

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WESTFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS) - The Holyoke based U.A. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 104 has opened a new facility for their Apprenticeship Training Program. Acting Holyoke Mayor Terry Murphy was among the speakers, welcoming the opening of a state-of-the-art training center. Veteran Plumbers and Pipefitters were among the first to tour the training ground more»

"Non-Profit And Tech Workers Alike Are Becoming Increasingly Aware Of The Power A Union Brings Them At Work" - Code For America Staff Union Voluntarily Recognized, Becoming First "Civic Tech" Union In The United States

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Staff at Code for America (CFA), a non-profit organization focused on closing the technology gap between the Public and Private Sectors, are the latest tech workers who have chosen to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Union Local 1010. Management voluntarily recognized the CFA more»

“There’s A ‘New Militancy’ Out There. ‘It’s An Opportunity For Labor.’” - Unions ‘Push’ Companies As Workers ‘Stay Scarce’ - Union Leaders Say Pandemic Frustrations Spur ‘New Militancy’

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in National Labor News
Union Leaders are pressing to increase their ranks and secure gains for their Members as Workers demand more from their employers and companies struggle with labor shortages and snarled supply chains. A walkout by Production Workers for farm and Construction Machinery Company John Deere & Company followed recent stoppages at Snack Producer Mondelez more»

“We Are Going To Ensure That All Current Workers Are Reminded That They Are Eligible To Join A Union” - Biden Administration ‘Mandates More Transparent Union Rights For Federal Workers’

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal agencies will now be required to provide Employees with comprehensive information on their Collective Bargaining Rights and choices under new policy issued by the White House this week. “We are announcing two new administration policies that will help improve what we must do to protect Workers, but specifically to remove more»

“We Need To Have Our Voices Heard, So We Decided To Join The Union And Fight For Our Rights” - Dollar General Workers ‘Push To Unionize Amid Hostility From Above’

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BARKHAMSTED, CONNECTICUT) - The low-cost retailer Dollar General has the highest number of store locations in America, with over 17,600 stores in 46 states, and its golden and black logo has become ubiquitous across the country. The company’s rapid footprint is continuing to grow, as a staggering nearly one out of every three retail stores opening more»

Two California Electric Bus Manufacturers ‘Hit New Training Milestones’ In Collaboration With SMART & The USW

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - Two Electric Bus Manufacturers, Proterra and BYD, have made remarkable training milestones in the rush to prepare Workers for California’s Green Economy future. On October 4th, BYD and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 105 launched the U.S.’s first Electric Bus Manufacturing more»

New York City Mandates COVID Vaccination for 160,500 Municipal Workers

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - All City Employees will now be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi signed the order this week, impacting some 160,500 municipal workers. “As we continue our recovery for all of us, City Workers have been a daily inspiration. Now is the time for them to show their city the more»

Union Contracts Covering 1,800 Service Workers At The University Of Rochester & Strong Memorial Hospital Expire - 1199 SEIU & SEIU Local 200 United Healthcare Workers Issue 10-Day Picket Notice

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) – Today (Friday, October 22th), the Union contracts covering 1,800 Service Workers employed at Strong Memorial Hospital and University of Rochester Campus since 2018 expired following a short extension, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Officials said. On Thursday (October 21st), in a nearly unanimous vote, Hospital more»

Starbucks Is Being Accused Of Union-Busting Leading Up To Unionization Vote In Buffalo - Reportedly Has ‘Directly Asked’ Its Employees To Vote ‘No’ On ‘Going Union’

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - As Buffalo and Hamburg, New York-area Starbucks Employees edge closer to voting on what would be the company's first Union in the United States, the coffee chain is being accused of Union-Busting by the Union Organization Group, SBWorkers United. SBWorkers United has tweeted out a letter that was originally sent to Starbucks Employees more»

A Labor Perspective From In These Times Reporter Hamilton Nolan: America’s Strike Wave ‘Is A Rare’ - ‘And Beautiful’ - Sight To Behold

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in National Labor News
Labor uprisings are not a spectator sport. They demand not just your attention, but your participation. You may be forgiven for having the strange feeling that America has suddenly been seized by a very retro kind of Labor revolution. If you don’t track these things closely, it may have snuck up on you. Better get your marching shoes. This party more»

“We’re Really Worried About The (Delivery Of) Prescription Medicines” - U.S. Postmaster DeJoy’s Visit To Minneapolis Prompts Postal Workers Protest

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - recent visit to Minneapolis by U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors prompted local Postal Workers to speak out publicly against new USPS policies which will result in slower mail delivery and harm to the public. “We feel a passion and dedication for the mail,” said more»

The American Labor Studies Center Announces The Recipients Of Its Annual Kate Mullany Medal: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, NYSNA’s Albany Medical Center Chapter & Irish American Heritage Museum Director Elizabeth Stack

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(TROY, NEW YORK) - The American Labor Studies Center (ALSC), which owns and is restoring the Kate Mullany National Historic Site in Troy, announced it will be awarding its highest award - the Kate Mullany Medal, to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the Albany Medical Center Chapter of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and to more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Cheers’ President Biden’s ‘Ban On ICE Sweeps Of Undocumented’ People

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO is cheering the latest Biden Administration reversal of racist Trump-era immigration policies. Biden’s Homeland Security Department banned massive Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids to round up and deport undocumented people and instead imposed a U-turn to pursue exploitative employers. more»

IATSE Deal ‘Gives Lowest Paid Workers 62% Raise To $26 Per Hour’ - Union ‘Touts A Living Wage As One Of The Many Victories’ In Its New Bargaining Agreement With Studios

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - The new deal that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) negotiated with Film and TV Producers includes a 62% pay increase for the lowest paid Members of the below-the-line Hollywood Workers’ Union. The lowest hourly wages for Writer Assistants, Script Coordinators, Assistant Production Coordinators more»

‘By A Wide Margin,’ University Of Pittsburgh Faculty ‘Go Union’ With The USW

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Researchers and Professors from across all University of Pittsburgh campuses have voted by a wide margin to form a Faculty Union, according to a copy of an election returns document The Pitt News obtained, setting the stage for changes in the relationship between Faculty and administrators. Out of a total of 2,203 Faculty more»

Back In High School, "Nobody Ever Talked About Apprenticeships" - ‘You Don't Need A Bachelor's Degree To Land A High-Paying Job’

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
It is common knowledge at this point that the more education you have, the more money you'll make. Studies have shown that, on average, someone with a Bachelor's Degree will earn more than someone with an Associate Degree or a year-long certificate, but according to new and recently-released research, there are also a lot of exceptions. A new study from more»

‘A Tip Of The Hat’ To Ove Overmyer – After A 24-Year Affiliation With The Civil Service Employees Association, Western New York Communications Specialist To Retire

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - After a 24-year affiliation with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Western New York Communications Specialist Ove Overmyer is set to retire on October 29th. Overmyer is an award-winning Photojournalist and Writer who has promoted the virtue of Working People and the value of public service throughout his career. Before more»

Brooklyn Oil Terminal Strikers – “A Multi-Billionaire Can Afford Fair Pay”

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers on Strike at the United Metro Energy Corporation Fuel Terminal in Brooklyn marked the six-month anniversary of their walkout on Thursday (October 19th), with a rally outside the Midtown offices of billionaire owner John Catsimatidis. “There’s a reason for this,” Teamsters Local 553 Secretary-Treasurer Demos more»

Governor Whitmer ‘Reinstates’ Prevailing Wage For Michigan Construction Projects

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken action to reinstate Prevailing Wages for contractors and sub-contractors on construction projects funded by the state of Michigan. The Governor met with Union Leaders and Union Members at the U.A. Pipefitters & Steamfitters Local 333’s Training Center in Lansing where she announced more»

Liz Schuler, The National AFL-CIO’s ‘First Female’ President, ‘Takes Charge At A Critical Moment’ As Public Approval For Organized Labor ‘Is On The Rise,’ Young Workers ‘Are Flocking To Unionize’ & ‘Millions Seek Better Conditions’

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For 12 years, Liz Shuler was #2 to Richard Trumka, President of the National AFL-CIO the main Union Federation in the United States, but after Trumka’s unexpected death in August, Shuler became the its first-ever Female President at a time that Organized Labor in the U.S. faces deep problems and extraordinary opportunities. Many more»