Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in National Labor News
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 Business Manager Mark Lynch, Jr., penned a nice Labor Perspective this Labor Day that was published in PhillyVoice.com. Says Lynch: “As the three-day Labor Day weekend approaches, please take a moment to reflect on how the American Labor Movement gave us this holiday and so much more»
Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Jasmine Kenchen, a Union Carpenter represented by Local 157 in New York City, has a nice Labor Perspective published in The New York Amsterdam News. Says Kenchen: “When I started my journey to become a Union Carpenter four and a half years ago, I didn’t know how much I would come to love my job. I have become a more confident and determined more»
Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – Hundreds of Health Care Professionals who are employed at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California have overwhelmingly voted to join American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)-affiliated United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP). These 420 Health more»
“We’re Shining Our Light, Bright:” Labor ‘Gives Back’ To The Jefferson Avenue Community Where Tragedy Struck On 5/14 – A Job Fair, Free Haircuts For School Kids, Grocery Gift Cards & A Car Wash Highlight Labor’s Community Event
Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Organized Labor in Western New York banded together over the weekend, just a couple of days before its annual Labor Day Parade, to give back to the Jefferson Avenue Community on Buffalo’s East Side, where on May 14th 10 people were murdered and three others wounded at a Tops Supermarket by a white supremacist. A more»
1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Ratify New Three-Year Agreement At Four Buffalo Area Facilities As Unionized Workers ‘At Five Other Facilities Vote To Authorize Five-Day Strikes In The Fight For A Fair’ Contract
Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - More than 600 Nursing Home Workers employed at four Buffalo area for-profit facilities have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract, while Unionized Caregivers employed at five other facilities have overwhelmingly voted to authorize five-day strikes in the fight for a fair contract. The Unionized Caregivers are part of a more»
Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in National Labor News
QSRweb.com reports Fast Food Staff in the State of California now have more power and protections due to a landmark Bill that lawmakers passed this week. "We made history," Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry told KCRA. "This legislation is a huge step forward for Workers in California and all across the country." To Directly more»
‘It’s Time For The Airlines To Fix Their Operational Issues And Invest In Workers’ - Air Line Pilots Association-Represented Pilots ‘Stand In Solidarity’ At Nationwide Informational Picket Held At 12 Airports Across The Country
Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MCLEAN, VIRGINIA) - As the United States heads into the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) hosted a nationwide informational picket on Thursday (September 1st) to send a strong message to airline management across the country that it’s time to address their operational problems and prioritize passengers, Pilots and more»
Architects At The New York Bernheimer Architecture Firm Form the Industry’s ‘Only Private-Sector Union’ - Workers Join The International Association of Machinists
Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
The New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council reports a Union Organizing Campaign dating back two years and involving Workers at several New York-based Architecture Firms has notched its first victory. Employees at a 22-member firm, Bernheimer Architecture, have announced they’ve formed what appears to be the country’s only formal Union at a more»
“At No Other Time In Recent Memory Has It Been So Vitally Important To Be Able To Have A Voice In The Workplace” - New York State AFL-CIO President Cilento On The New Gallup Poll Regarding Approval Of Labor Unions
Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A new Gallup Poll finds that 71% of Americans approve of labor unions, the highest approval recorded by Gallup since 1965. “The data from Gallup confirms what we are seeing right here in New York State as Workers organize in the Cannabis and Agriculture Industries and at Amazon, Starbucks, and at nonprofits,” New York State more»
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced it has reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year contract on behalf of 12,000 Members employed at 13 Cleveland-Cliffs locations. USW International Vice President (Administration) David McCall, who chairs negotiations with Cliffs, credited Union Members for working throughout more»
U.S. Department Of Labor Launches App To Provide Miners Access To Health, Safety & Miners’ Rights Information - Also Provides Notifications On Mining Accidents & How To Prevent Them
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched an App for use on iPhone and Android devices that will help get timely information directly to Miners and Members of the mining community. The app allows Miners to easily use the tool at mine sites and outside of working hours to search for more»
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
NPR takes a look at the recent wave of Union Organizing across the United States, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Maryland Institute College of Art. NPR talks to Huffington Post Labor Reporter Dave Jamieson, who provides a national picture of this rise in Labor Organizing. To Directly Access This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: more»
Another Victorious Union Member Running For Public Office: Binghamton Chapter United University Professions Member Lea Webb Won The Democratic Nomination For New York State Senate In The 52nd District
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK) – United University Professions (UUP) Binghamton Chapter member Lea Webb won the Democratic nomination for the New York State Senate in the 52nd District in the August 23rd primary. Webb trounced her challenger, Leslie Danks Banks, winning 61.2% of the vote, according to Ballotpedia.com. Banks won 38.7% of the vote, followed more»
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in New York City Labor News
ABC7NY.com reports on Transport Workers Union (TWU) Officials rallying in support of a Member – employed as a Subway Cleaner, who was assaulted at the Pelham Bay Park station in New York City. "We are tired of seeing our Members get assaulted daily for no good reason," TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said. To Directly Access This Labor News more»
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Tess Ware at The Petoskey (Michigan) News-Review reports on Apprenticeships, on-job training and alternative education options are soaring in popularity among Employees and employers in the State of Michigan. Ware also reports that while Apprenticeships have existed for a long time, they were primarily for the Building Trades like electricians, Carpenters more»
The NLRB Rules Workplace Policies Limiting Wearing Union Insignia, Including Union Apparel, Are ‘Unlawful’ - ‘Absent Special’ Circumstances
Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a decision in Tesla, Incorporated, in which the NLRB overruled Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated and reaffirmed long-standing precedent holding that employer attempts to impose any restriction on the display of Union insignias - including by wearing Union apparel, are presumptively more»
Just In Time For Labor Day: U.S. Approval Of Labor Unions ‘At Highest Point Since 1965’ - 71% Of Americans ‘Now Approve Of Unions’
Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Seventy-one percent of Americans now approve of Labor Unions. Although statistically similar to last year's 68%, it is up from 64% before the Coronavirus Pandemic and is the highest Gallup has recorded on this measure since 1965. These data are from Gallup's annual Work and Education survey, collected August 1st through the 23rd. more»
New York City Sanitation & The Pandemic: Demetrius Wilson ‘Explains How Essential Workers Kept It Going’ - “They Did Their Job And Never Quit”
Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Demetrius Wilson is a District Superintendent Operations Assistant (DSOA) at Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association IBT Local 831 who has 18 years on the job. He recently talked to LaborPress about what he does and his altered experience, and that of his Members, during COVID-19 Pandemic. While much of the city was mired in fear, he more»
Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York Times performance review system has for years given significantly lower ratings to Employees of Color, an analysis by Times journalists in the NewsGuild shows. The analysis, which relied on data provided by the company on performance ratings for all Guild-represented Employees, found that in 2021, being Hispanic reduced the more»
Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council President Denise Abbott ‘Heaps High Praise’ On Annual Labor Day Parade Sponsor Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Western New York: “We Would Not Be Able To Have Such An Event Without Them”
Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Representatives get ready to march in the annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade that was held in South Buffalo last year. Buffalo Labor Council President Denise Abbott recently heaped high praise on the more»
“We Need This Next Generation” - Union Carpentry, Construction Trades ‘Seek Future Workers In The State Of Ohio’
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Kevin Lynch of The Daily Record in Ohio reports that State’s Construction Industry has a bright future for those willing to work in it. Lynch covered an event where Representatives from the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters reached out to students in the Building Trades Program of the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center. To more»
The Major League Baseball Players Association Wants To Unionize Minor Leaguers, Takes First Step By Sending Authorization Cards To Players
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Evan Drellich of TheAthletic.com reports on the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) wanting to include Minor League Players in its Membership. Drellich also reports the MLBPA has sent out Union Authorization Cards to Minor Leaguers asking them to formally declare that they want the MLBPA to represent them. To Directly Access This Organizing more»
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in National Labor News
John Kennedy at USA TODAY’s Florida Capital Bureau reports on Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist picking as his Lieutenant Governor running mate Karla Hernández-Mats, who serves as President of United Teachers of Dade - the head of the largest Teachers’ Union in the Southeast. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
From The Economic Policy Institute: Teachers’ Unions ‘Reduce’ Teacher ‘Stress, While Anti-Union Laws Significantly Increase It’
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Teaching, while rewarding, is one of the most stressful occupations in the United States and many teachers experience serious emotional and mental problems related to school stress. The COVID-19 Pandemic exacerbated this phenomenon as teachers adapted to challenging working environments and navigated frequent technical difficulties in new on-line more»
NYC Mayor's Curbside Trash Push ‘Peeves Powerful’ Union - A Proposal ‘Limiting How Long Trash Can Sit On City Sidewalks Faces Opposition From’ 32BJ SEIU, The Property Service Workers’ Union
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Danielle Muoio Dunn at Politico.com reports on New York City Mayor Eric Adams rankling Senior Union Officials with 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the Nation’s largest Property Service Workers’ Union and an influential supporter of his campaign, with a proposal to limit the hours buildings can put trash out for pickup. To Read This more»
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - With educators seeing more disruptions and violence in their schools, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union today (Tuesday, August 30th) released a new report detailing local, State and Federal policy recommendations that will help bolster school safety and help meet the unprecedented needs of students. The Safe Schools for more»
“We Are Inspired By You” - Four UFCW-Represented Tops Supermarket Employees Who Were Impacted By The 5/14 Mass Shooting At The Jefferson Avenue Grocery Store Are Named Grand Marshals Of The 2022 Buffalo AFL-CIO Council’s Labor Day Parade
Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above from left to right, Lorraine Baker, Latoya Harris, Carl Sepulveda and Rose Marie Wysocki - all United Food & Commercial Workers Union-represented Tops Supermarket Employees were named as this year’s Grand Marshals of the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade, which will more»
“This Contract Was All About Putting Members First” - DHL Teamsters ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ National Contract - Contract Addresses Members’ Top Priorities, Provides Wage Increases & Maintains Strong Benefits
Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Teamsters at DHL have overwhelmingly ratified a new National Contract that provides significant wage increases, improves working conditions and maintains strong Member benefits. All various supplemental agreements were approved as well. “This contract was all about putting Members first. We went into negotiations prepared more»
Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports from Washington, D.C. that the Coronavirus Pandemic, which isn’t over yet, has wreaked massive changes on the world of work - and Workers have gotten more militant, realizing their leverage against their bosses. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on the United Federation of Teachers and New York City Mayor Eric Adams being at loggerheads over Adams’ school budget cuts, all this with Big Apple schools preparing to open on September 8th. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»
Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Hailey Mensik at HealthCareDive reports that the hope several Unions - including National Nurses United, the New York State Nurses Association and other major Unions that represent Teachers and other Workers, had for permanent Workplace Safety Standards to protect Health Care Staff from COVID-19 infections in the workplace were dealt a blow late last week more»
Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The task of building a national network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations could soon fall primarily to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members, thanks to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that recommends the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program as the preferred more»
The National Electrical Contractors Association Welcomes The Biden Administration’s Proposed Rule On Project Labor Agreements Of More Than $35 Million
Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is celebrating the proposed rule from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) on the Biden Administration’s Executive Order requiring Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on Federal Construction Projects valued at or above $35 million. PLAs have proven to be a time-tested method more»
“This Is A Huge Win For Workers At Ascend And For The Labor Movement In New England” - Boston Ascend Dispensary Workers ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters, Are The First In New England
Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – Workers at Ascend in Boston have voted - overwhelming, to join Teamsters Local 25, becoming the first Cannabis Dispensary in New England to organize with the Union. Dispensary Associates at the facility voted by mail-in ballot, with election certification held last week. The win in Boston is the latest victory for the more»
As Apprenticeships ‘Take Off, Unions Are In The Driver’s Seat’ - The Country’s Unions ‘Are At The Forefront Of Efforts To Build Up The Workforce To Meet Demand In Construction, Manufacturing & Other High-Need’ Industries
Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
George Lorenzo at workshift.opencampusmedia.org reports on Apprenticeships taking off, which is positioning Labor Unions in the driver’s seat. Read His Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story At: https://workshift.opencampusmedia.org/as-apprenticeships-take-off-unions-are-in-the-drivers-seat/
Program Will Put Low-Income New Yorkers ‘On The Path To Careers In Construction For Eventual Placement In Union Jobs’
Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Crystal Lewis at The Chief reports on New York City launching a training initiative that will provide opportunities for low-income residents in long-term careers in the Construction and Industrial Sectors. The program, called the New York City Pathways to Industrial and Construction Careers, will recruit nearly 2,300 New Yorkers who live in Housing more»
Governor Hochul Commissions New Report On Women In The Workplace In Honor Of Women's Equality Day - Directs State Labor Department ‘To Examine Impact Of COVID-19 On Women In The Workforce & Explore Equitable Solutions’
Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) will provide a report analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in the workplace with a particular focus on the multi-layered gender wage gap. The report will build on the findings of the 2018 Gender Wage Gap report, which was co-chaired by more»
The U.S. Department Of Labor Announces $3.4 Million In Grants ‘To Expand Job Opportunities For Women In Apprenticeships, Non-Traditional Occupations’
Published on Friday, August 26, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced the award of $3.4 million in funding to help recruit, train and retain more Women in quality Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs, as well as non-traditional occupations. Administered by the USDOL’s Women’s Bureau and Employment and Training more»
Chipotle Workers In Michigan Vote To Join Teamsters - Workers In Lansing Vote ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Join Teamsters Local 243, ‘Become The First To Organize Among Restaurant Chain’s 3,000 Locations’
Published on Friday, August 26, 2022 in National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - Unified Workers at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Lansing, Michigan voted overwhelmingly on Thursday (August 25th) to form a Union with the Teamsters, making it the first of the restaurant chain’s 3,000 locations to organize. In addition to the security of a powerful Teamster contract, Workers are forming a Union to improve their more»
In Michigan: New Apprenticeship Program ‘Leads To Life-Changing Career Opportunities’ For Adults With Disabilities
Published on Friday, August 26, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - A new Cook Registered Apprenticeship Program created through a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Michigan Office of Apprenticeship, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s (LEO) State Apprenticeship Expansion team, Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) and Torch 180 of more»
A ‘Busy’ Labor Day In Buffalo: A CWA Rally For Unionized Veterinary Workers In Orchard Park; A Strike Authorization Vote Announced For Unionized Kaleida Health Workers; & Buffalo Teachers Rally Outside City Hall For A Fair Contract
Published on Friday, August 26, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS THE BUFFALO AREA) - Wednesday (August 24th) was a busy Labor Day in the Buffalo area with three actions occurring within hours of each other: Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 rallied in the morning in support of recently-Unionized Veterinary Workers in Orchard Park; A Strike Authorization Vote announcement was made in early more»
On The Line, Week 2: Fighting For Their Patients, More Than 2,000 Unionized Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians ‘Demand’ The Giant Health Care Non-Profit ‘Staff Up To Provide Its Millions Of Members Timely, Quality’ Mental Health Care
Published on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in National Labor News
Marilyn Bechtel at People’s World reports on the more than 2,000 Unionized Mental Health Clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California and the Central Valley who are in their second week of their open-ended Strike as they demand the giant Health Care Non-Profit staff up to provide its millions of members timely, quality mental more»
Published on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on a Federal Judge’s injunction against Starbucks, ordering bosses to take back seven Workers it illegally fired for organizing the Coffee Chain’s store in Memphis, Tennessee, is one indication the National Labor Relations Board is getting increasingly fed up with the firm’s constant and more»
Published on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TOPEKA, KANSAS) - About 20 Field Organizers with the Kansas Democratic Party have joined Teamsters Local 696 and have been recognized by the party’s leadership. The new Bargaining Unit made up of Temporary Workers organized earlier this month, becoming the latest group of Campaign Workers to join the Union. “We chose to join the Teamsters more»
“This Is Not The American Dream That I Grew Up Thinking I Was Going To Be Living” - Disney Unions Negotiate New Contract As Workers Share Stories Of Their Financial Struggles
Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in National Labor News
Gabrielle Russon at FloridaPolictics.com reports on thousands of Unionized Disney Workers who are getting ready to begin to negotiate a new contract. The Workers recently held a press briefing where a number of them talked about the challenges of working and living in Central Florida. “This is not the American Dream that I grew up thinking I was more»
Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
CBS News has a great story on Unions: "Unions Are Cool Again" - A New Generation Of Workers Advocate For Unionization. It takes a look at young Workers employed at Starbucks, Apple, Google, The New York Times and those employed as Grad Students and Delivery Drivers who are Going Union. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»
And It Just Keeps Getting Better. A New York City Construction Union Needs 200 Labor Apprentices. Interested? Here’s How To Apply…
Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in New York City Labor News
SILive.com’s Paul Liotta reports on a New York City Construction Union looking for 200 Apprentices. The New York Department of Labor (DOL) announced the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Construction and General Building Laborers Local Union 79 will conduct the recruitment effort between September 23rd and October 6th. Interested? Go more»
Teachers Represented By The Columbus Education Association Strike Following Months Of Negotiation ‘Without An Agreement’ Over Working Conditions
Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in National Labor News
Kim Bellware of The Washington Post reports on striking Teachers in Columbus, Ohio - who are doing so for the first time in 47 years after their contract expired Monday (August 22nd) following months of negotiation without an agreement over working conditions in the School District’s more than 100 schools. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go more»
During A Roundtable Discussion Held At The National AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, Railroad Union Leaders ‘Warn Corporate Greed Will Delay Your Holiday Gifts - Again’
Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports Americans who are looking to buy gifts for the upcoming Holiday Season are being warned that it might be a repeat of last year, where they were delayed for weeks or months as cargo ships backed up outside the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, the major import point for containers of toys, clothes, gadgets, games more»
Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Associated Press Reporters Dee-Ann Durbin and Adrian Sainz report on a Federal Judge ordering Starbucks to reinstate seven Employees in Memphis, Tennessee who were fired earlier this year after leading an effort to Unionize their store. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»