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Workers ‘Jeer’ McDonald’s As ‘Rotten From Top To Bottom’ - Walk Out And File Class Action Lawsuit Of Sexual Harassment In The Shadow Of Its ‘Golden Arches’

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Ronald McDonald’s image as America’s innocuous grinning clown took another series hit on Tuesday (November 12th) when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Fast Food Workers in the State Michigan hit the multibillion-dollar eatery with a Class Action Lawsuit alleging a “systemic problem” of sexual harassment more»

With The Reinstatement Of Two Fired Workers & The Lifting Of A Community-Wide Boycott, Organized Labor Announces That ‘Buffalo’s Got A Union SPoT’

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - With the reinstatement of two Workers who were fired during a recent and successful Union Organizing Campaign, along with receiving full back pay, a community-wide boycott of Buffalo’s coffee chain has come to an end with Organized Labor coming together to publicly announce that “Buffalo’s Got A Union SPoT.” more»

Cannabis Workers Unionizing Amid Concerns At Illinois Cultivation Center

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS) - Workers at Green Thumb Industries (GTI) have formed a Union in response to what they call unfair Labor Practices, including unlawful intimidation, harassment and retaliation at the company's Rock Island facility. Now several Aldermen are asking the city to reconsider its support for companies that receive city tax breaks while more»

Illinois Training Facility Receives Recognition For National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(STANORD, ILLINOIS) - For those that don’t know, this is National Apprenticeship Week. In its honor, Normal Mayor Chris Koos and Bloomington Alderman Mboka Mwilambwe recently came together at the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training School to recognize the Stanford School Program, which offers people a route to a more»

Labor Perspective From New York City Building Trades President Gary LaBarbera & NYC Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez: ‘Winds Of Change’ On Staten Island - Bring A New Turbine Logistics Center To Arthur Kill Terminal

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
The New York Daily News’ Editor’s Note: Gary LaBarbera is President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and Vincent Alvarez is President of the New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. A landmark renewable energy opportunity has arrived for New York, giving us the chance to accelerate our clean energy more»

Despite What Trump Promised, The New NAFTA ‘Won’t Protect’ Workers’ Rights - New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ‘Repeats Disasters’ Of The Original Agreement

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and once in office he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - but neither of those trade policies was worth mourning. However, now Trump’s produced a “renegotiated” NAFTA - the United more»

Need Another Reason Why Prevailing Wage Is So Important? - West Virginia Labor Leader Says Square Footage Increase Shows Repeal Of Prevailing Wage ‘Hasn’t Worked’

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - School superintendents from dozens of West Virginia Counties will appear before the state School Building Authority (SBA) this week in hopes of convincing the SBA to fund their school construction projects in the latest round of “Needs” Grants. A recent move by the SBA will allow some of those counties to seek more more»

As Income Inequality ‘Soars,’ Labor Unions ‘Mount A Comeback’

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York City Labor News
After decades of declining Membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of National Strikes has put Labor Unions back in the spotlight - and as Economic Inequality has become a hot-button issue for Workers and Presidential Candidates on the 2020 campaign trail, some experts have said a surge of emboldened Organized Labor movements could be on the more»

Remember - It’s ‘Very Important Who You Vote For:’ Thanks To The Trump Tax Cuts And Lower Interest Rates, The Richest 1% ‘Is Close To Amassing As Much Wealth As The Entire’ Middle Class

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The wealth gap in the U.S. continues to widen, with the Top 1% of Americans close to amassing more wealth than the entire Middle Class, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve, Bloomberg reports. Part of that growing divide is fueled by Republican President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and his relentless drive for lower interest rates. The more»

“It’s My ‘Freedom Ticket,’” Says IBEW Member Crystal Rourke, Who’s The Focus Of The Latest In A Series Of National TV Advertisements ‘Highlighting The Value’ Of Union Membership For Young People Looking For A Stable, Middle-Class Career

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in National Labor News
Crystal Rourke says life wasn’t quite as tough two years ago as it now sounds. Yes, she was going through a divorce and often had to work three jobs to support her three sons, including working as a Probation Officer, a Corrections Officer and driving for Lyft. She also worked towards a graduate degree so she could become full-time Probation more»

Housing Works CEO Clashes With Elected Officials During Sidewalk Summit On His New York City Employees’ Unionization Drive

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Housing Works CEO Charles King is sounding “a lot like a person who really is trying not to have a Union.” That’s the conclusion New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was left with following a sidewalk summit between the non-profit head and elected leaders, in which King once again refused calls to sign more»

A Movement Every Construction Union Across The United States Can Get Behind: Nevada Laborers Union Works To Curb Opioid Abuse

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - According to a 2017 study, Construction Workers were among the most susceptible to opioid abuse due to occupational hazards. In Southern Nevada, Laborers Local 872 saw those issues arising years ago and decided to take action. Tommy White, who serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 872, said: “We started looking at it way back more»

USW Local 135L Members Raise $10,000 For Two Service Dogs For Returning WNY Vets - Union Receives Glass Ball Award That Contains An Actual Suicide Note ‘That Was Written, But Never Used’ Because A Vet Received A Service Dog

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Over the weekend, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 135L and its Membership were recognized for raising and donating $10,000 to the not-for-profit Western New York Heroes, Incorporated, which was used to purchase and train two service dogs for Veterans who were returning home from war. But what made the eyes of those Union Reps more»

Labor Perspective From Michigan House Of Representatives' Andy Levin: Solidarity Helped The UAW Win In Its GM Strike. Imagine If We Had More Of It.

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in National Labor News
Detroit Free Press Editor’s Note: Andy Levin is a Democrat from Bloomfield Township, represents Michigan's 9th House District in the U.S. House of Representatives. United Auto Workers (UAW) Employees were the clear winners in their Strike at General Motors (GM). The Contract Workers ratified a new deal that includes improvements from the status more»

Did You Notice? Despite the Fact The Mainstream Media ‘Isn’t Reporting It, There’s A National Labor Uprising Happening Right Now’ Across The U.S.

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As the National Press Corps fixates on the coming and goings of Republican President Donald Trump as if it were the only story, the American Labor Movement is rising up, informed by almost a half-century of wage suppression made possible by unchecked corporate greed that’s turned our economy into a pyramid scheme where all the wealth drifts to the more»

Attention Organized Labor: Keep This For The Next Election & Distribute Copies To Your Union’s Membership: A Local Voting Primer For Working People

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in New York City Labor News
Local elections are far more important than voters seem to think, given the historically low turnouts for most of them in recent decades. Especially during off-year contests like this year’s. So, for starters, I just want to encourage everyone who is reading this in a municipality that is holding elections to get out and vote in the upcoming more»

‘This Looks Like The Start Of A Great Time For Unions’ - The Tightest Labor Market In Decades ‘Is Shifting The Balance Of Power’ Between Workers & Employers

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The tight Labor Market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between Labor and capital, giving more leverage to Workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, Workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions. This is showing up in the rate of Workers quitting their jobs more»

New Auburn Health Care Union ‘Blasts’ Group Practice, Hospital Over Lack Of A Contract After 17 Bargaining Sessions - Health Care Workers Want Union Rights, A Fair Contract & Respect In The Workplace

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(AUBURN, NEW YORK) - A new Health Care Union looking to get an agreement finalized with Auburn Community Hospital said its Members are not receiving fair wages or treatment. Employees at Multi-Specialty Group Practice Auburn Memorial Medical Services (AMMS), which is affiliated with Auburn Community Hospital, started a Bargaining Unit under the 1199 more»

Group Of 34 Zenetex Aircraft Mechanics In Missouri ‘Go Union,’ Vote Overwhelmingly To Join The International Association Of Machinists

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(KNOB NOSTER, MISSOURI) - A group of 32 Aircraft Mechanics employed at Zenetex, a service contractor at Missouri’s Whiteman Air Force Base, voted more than 75% in favor of joining the International Association of Machinists (IAM). Zenetex specializes in management and technology support services for a variety of Federal Government Agencies and more»

Workforce Development Focus Is The Focus Of National Apprenticeship Week - November 11th Through The 17th

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is hosting their fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) – from Monday, November 11th through November 17th, with more than 700 events already registered to participate. A number of aviation and aerospace companies are also planning events as a way to augment their current workforce more»

6,000 City Workers In San Antonio Choose To ‘Work Union’ With AFSCME Representation

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) – All 6,000 Civilian Employees for the City of San Antonio have chosen the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to represent them in talks with management, according to just-released Union Election results. In a resounding vote of confidence, Workers in the Skilled Craft and Technician Job more»

Trump Apprenticeship Plan ‘Under Fire For Alleged Misuse Of Funds:’ Labor Department ‘Admits Spending Error’ In Apprenticeship Contracts, Congress & Inspector General ‘Probe Potential’ Legal Violation

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) misused more than $1 million to finance a White House-directed Apprenticeship Program after repeatedly telling Congress that existing funding would not be spent on the initiative, the DOL has confirmed. The Trump Administration intended for the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) to be the more»

‘It Was About More Than Money:’ What The Chicago Teachers' Strike ‘Was Really About’

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Three-hundred-thousand students are back in Chicago's Public Schools (CPS) after the city's 25,000 Unionized Teachers recently ended their Strike in the Nation's third-largest school district. Like most Workers who make the decision to walk off the job, the Teachers wanted a raise, but money was only part of the story. Looking back, more»

If You Think Trump ‘Is For Workers, Then Think Again’ - Here’s How The Chamber Of Commerce’s Agenda ‘Rules’ At The Trump NLRB & ‘How It Hurts’ Workers

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In early 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce put out its Top 10 Wish List for changes it wanted to see at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It took a little while for the NLRB to get going on the Chamber’s agenda, because Republican President Donald Trump’s corporate appointees needed to get confirmed by the Senate. more»

Labor Perspective From Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan: Right-To-Work ‘Hasn’t Worked As Promised’ For Kentucky Manufacturing Jobs

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Democrat and Challenger Andy Beshear (pictured above on the left) defeated incumbent Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (pictured on the right) in Tuesday’s Election. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders, whose Union represents 1.4 million Members more»

1199 SEIU Union Members, Caregivers & Advocates ‘Blast’ New York State Over Medicaid Cuts To Nursing Homes

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Caregivers and Union Officials are up in arms over changes to Nursing Home Medicaid Reimbursement Rates slated to go into effect this week. Advocates and Members of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied Monday (November 4th), arguing the cuts will jeopardize jobs and resources and could affect the quality of care more»

Fighting Company Union Busters, Birnie Bus Workers In Utica Seek Union Representation – Inadequate Pay & Alleged Unsafe Working Conditions Spurring The Workers On, Vote Scheduled For Friday

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(UTICA, NEW YORK) - Dwyer Avenue in Utica was recently peppered with horn-honking and sign-waving as a group of Birnie Bus Staff at the company’s Utica site sought support for their wish to Unionize. Workers said they have tried multiple times to get Birnie Bus management to address safety concerns, such as a lack of Bus Monitors, but their pleas more»

The Economic Policy Institute Says Trump’s Majority On The National Labor Relations Board Is ‘Systematically Dismantling’ Workers’ Protections

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Just about the only Worker protection the Trump-named Republican National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) majority hasn’t successfully banned, yet, is Scabby the Rat – but it’s not for lack of trying. NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, its top enforcement officer, wants to trap and kill Scabby too, the Economic Policy more»

Unions Are ‘Encouraging Their Members To Run For Public Office More Than Ever Now & It’s Paying Off’ – Also, Results From Several Races From Across Western New York & Downstate Involving Union Candidates

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper highlighted the campaigns of several Union Members who ran for Public Office during the 2019 November Election, including: Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body Director Jennifer Puja, who won her race for the White Plains Common Council; and Joe Cantafio, a New York State United more»

Trump Repeals OSHA Safety Standards - New Rule ‘Will Hide Accident & Injury Reports Allowing Bad Bosses To Continue Unsafe Practices’

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has gutted an Obama-era rule that required employers to report on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The Trump Administration’s new rule returns injury reports back into the darkness of corporate filing cabinets and makes it much more difficult for regulators and Safe more»

What’s The Best Way To Help Companies ‘Find Workers With The Right’ Skills? New Study Says: Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
For years, American employers have complained that there aren’t enough Workers with the skills they need. At the same time, researchers have argued employers should invest in workforce training to meet their needs. Now, a new report brings attention to a possible way to solve tech-skills gaps. The Professional Services Firm Accenture has released a more»

Workers At Philadelphia’s Public Radio Station WHYY ‘Go Union’ With SAG-AFTRA

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Journalists and other Content Producers at Philadelphia’s Public Radio Station WHYY have voted 70-to-1 to Unionize with Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) - a Union that represents more than 160,000 Media Workers, including those at National Public Radio (NPR) and more»

“We Are So Much Stronger Together” - Merger Approved Between The Buffalo Newspaper Guild & The Buffalo-Niagara Typographical Union

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Newspaper Guild (BNG) Executive Committee has unanimously voted to approve the merger agreement with the Buffalo-Niagara Typographical Union No. 9/Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 14148. Typographical Union President Harold Rehm and Guild President Sandy Tan signed the merger agreement, which was immediately more»

Rory Gamble Named First African-American National UAW President As UAW President Gary Jones Asks For Leave Of Absence Amid Federal Investigation

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) Union has announced Rory Gamble has been named as acting President of the National Union, which represents 390,000 Active Members and more than 600,000 Retired Members across the country. Gamble becomes the UAW’s first African-American President. This announcement comes just days after FBI more»

Across The Nation, Workers Are Striking Like It’s 1986

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Last year, nearly half a million Workers went on Strike across the Nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union Membership Rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%). This year, while the official numbers aren’t out yet, the momentum is anything but slowing down. Take these two examples: the more»

During A Visit To Rome, New York - American Federation Of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Says ‘The Impact Of The Rise In Poverty’ On Students Has Left Public School Teachers As ‘First Responders’

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ROME, NEW YORK) - The impact of the rise in poverty on students has left Public School Teachers as “First Responders,” American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten said on a recent visit to a high school in Rome. Through the AFT’s Innovation Fund, she announced $350,000 in further support for the community schools more»

Trump’s Plan To ‘Slash Your’ Pay, Health Care & Retirement

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “Proud to make America work” is not just AFGE’s pretty slogan - it represents who we are as a Union representing generations of Federal Workers who join public service to make a difference in the lives of their fellow Americans. Whether it’s those moved to service by President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring more»

'Talk About Direct Action Getting Results:' Bankrupt Blackjewel Agrees To Pay More Than $5 Million To Laid Off Coal Miners Who Blocked Train Tracks

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in National Labor News
(HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY) - Progressives are highlighting the power of direct action following a series of Federal Court settlements that will provide Coal Miners who blocked train tracks in Kentucky for nearly two months this Summer to protest against unpaid wages from their bankrupt employer, Blackjewel LLC, with more than $5 million in back pay. more»

“A Union Is An Equalization Of Power”

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in New York City Labor News
When U.S. Workers try to Unionize, roughly a third of their employers engage in retaliatory firings and a Union Organizer today has a 1-in-5 to 1-in-7 chance of losing their job while trying to secure the ability to bargain collectively. Last month, the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 filed a complaint with the more»

States With The ‘Strongest’ Unions - 2019 Edition: Washington, New York, California, Connecticut & Rhode Island Round Out The Top Five

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in National Labor News
Unions can be effective tools for collective bargaining. They represent Workers in negotiations with management to uphold Workers’ Rights, including fair wages. According to a 2018 report on Full-Time Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Non-Union Workers earned just 82% of the median weekly amount that Union-represented Workers more»

NLRB Signals ‘Possible Rollback’ Of Union Surveillance Rule

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Members have signaled their interest in reconsidering long-standing precedent that can make employer surveillance of Union Activity unlawful - even if the Employees don’t know they’ve been observed. NLRB Chairman John Ring and Member Marvin Kaplan mentioned revisiting that case law more»

For The First Time In More Than 25 Years, CSEA Has A New President - Following The Retirement Of Long-Time President Danny Donohue, Executive VP Mary E. Sullivan Is Sworn-In As President Of The Statewide Public Employees Union

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Pictured Above: Mary E. Sullivan (on the left) takes her oath of office, administered by Civil Service Employees Association Capital Region Treasurer Shana Davis. (ALBANY, NEW YORK) - For the first time in more than 25 years, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), one of New York’s largest and most influential Labor Unions, has a new more»

Recognized For ‘More Than Just Delivering The Mail,’ The National Association Of Letter Carriers Honors Its ‘Heroes Of The Year,’ Including Buffalo Branch 3 Letter Carrier Theresa Jo Belkota Of Lewiston, New York

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NLAC) 2019 Heroes of the Year were honored for more than just delivering the mail. The Union-represented Letter Carriers who were recognized on Wednesday (October 30th) by NALC President Fredric Rolando at a special luncheon in Washington, D.C. saved people from car accidents or home more»

NBC News Digital Editorial Staff ‘Goes Union’ With The NewsGuild Of New York

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Editorial Employees of NBC News Digital have announced an overwhelming majority of its Staff have joined the NewsGuild of New York, The News Guild (TNG)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31003. With 75% of the workplace signed on to the effort, the Editorial Staff has requested voluntary recognition of the NewsGuild of New more»

House Democrats Introduce Bill To Protect Health Care Workers From Violence On The Job

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For those who don’t work in the Nursing Profession, it can come as a surprise to learn that Health Care and Social Services Workers experience a greater rate of on-the-job violence than Police Officers or Prison Guards. According to statistics from 2016, Health Care Workers were the victims of 70% of all violent workplace more»

‘Lean In Circles For Union Tradeswomen:’ Unique Event That Partners With The North America’s Building Trades Unions Provides Tradeswomen ‘With Skills To Advocate For Themselves’ In The Workplace

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) – On November 6th, a new program created to support and empower women in the Building Trades - called Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen - will have a St. Louis kick-off event at Teamsters Joint Council Local 682 in St. Louis. North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Build Together are partnering with more»

The Chicago Teachers’ Strike Is Over After 15 Days, ‘Ending The Longest Walkout Since 1987’ – The Five-Year Tentative Deal, Which Must Still Be Ratified By Membership, Features A Raise, Money To Hire More Staff & Enforcement Of Class Size Limits

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Chicago Public Schools Teachers and students returned to the classroom this morning (Friday, November 1st) after a tentative agreement was reached with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) to end a 15-day Strike. The CTU reached an agreement with the city Thursday (October 31st) - ending what has become the longest walkout since 1987. more»

Teamsters Leader Says President Trump “Could Have Done More For Us” - James Hoffa Has Been A ‘Vocal Supporter’ Of Trump’s Trade Moves, But Says The President “Hasn’t Delivered” For Union Members

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In January 2017, James Hoffa had plenty of kind things to say about Republican President Donald Trump. The Teamsters’ top leader appeared on television during Trump’s first days in office to say the new President was doing “amazing things,” particularly by bucking GOP orthodoxy on trade deals. But now, two more»

Principals Union’s Members Rally Outside New York City Hall To Demand New Contract

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - They’re standing on principal. Hundreds of City School Administrators, fed up with working without a contract since April, rallied outside New York City Hall on Wednesday (October 30th) to demand a new pact, a boost in school funding, expanded parental leave - and more independent decision-making for Principals. “Our Members more»

In New York City, Housing Works Employees Walk Off The Job To Demand Their Concerns Be Heard - Including Their Desire To Be Unionized

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Earlier this week, Workers across Housing Works’ New York City locations walked off the job to demand the non-profit hear their workplace concerns and to demand management allow them to form a Union - free of intimidation. More than 100 Workers gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza to speak out about the working conditions more»