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The Marriott Strike ‘Helped Grow The Largest’ Hotel Workers Union - UNITE HERE Just Won Four Union Elections At Marriott Properties, Victories ‘It Traces In Part To The 2018 Work Stoppage’

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in National Labor News
A Labor Union representing Marriott Workers says it’s building off the success of a large Strike last year to add new Members inside the world’s largest hotel chain. Nearly 8,000 Marriott Employees in eight cities took part in the work stoppages in October and November, under the rallying cry of: “One Job Should Be Enough.” The more»

Building Trades Union Members From Across New York Rally In Albany To Push For Legislation That Would Grant Prevailing Wages To Construction Workers On Taxpayer-Funded Projects

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Building Trades Union Members from the State of New York rallied in Albany Tuesday (June 11th) to voice their support for State Legislation that would grant the Prevailing Wage Rate (PWR) to Construction Workers on taxpayer-funded projects. Hundreds of Unionized Construction Members rallied outside the Capitol in an attempt to more»

‘Two Years, Too Long:’ Unionized Building Service Workers Want A Fair Contract Now - 32BJ SEIU-Represented Workers Strike At Two Downtown Luxury Condos

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Union-represented Service Workers at two financial-district luxury-condominium buildings went on Strike this week, after almost two years of trying to get their first Union Contract - and they plan to stay out “till we get a contract,” said Naim Likovic, a Night-Shift Concierge at the Setai Wall Street at 40 Broad Street more»

The Late CSEA Western Region President Flo Tripi Is Remembered & Honored At The Annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Workers’ Memorial Event As Labor Pledges To ‘Continue The Fight’ For Worker Safety On The Job

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) – During a beautiful June evening as the day’s sunlight bathed the impressive Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s monument that honors those area Workers who have died on the job over the years, the late Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region President Flo Tripi was both remembered and more»

Union Leadership ‘Praises’ CWA Local 1133-Represented Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, Which Is Nationally Recognized For Patient Outcomes

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(KENMORE, NEW YORK) – Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a member of the Catholic Health System, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the Nation’s highest performing Hospital ICUs. The Beacon Award for Excellence - which more»

Take A Few Moments Of Your Time To Look At These 15 ‘Rare’ Photos Of Black ‘Rosie The Riveters’

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
During World War II, 600,000 African-American Women entered the Wartime Workforce. Previously, Black Women's work in the United States was largely limited to domestic service and agricultural work, and wartime industries meant new and better-paying opportunities - if they made it through the hiring process, that is. White Women were the targets of the more»

How Unions & Climate Organizers ‘Learned To Work Together’ In New York

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Several years before U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat-New York) elevated the climate, jobs and justice framework to the National level, a coalition of Labor, environmental and community groups joined together to push for a pioneering Climate Bill in New York. The idea for the legislation came in the immediate more»

With Congressional Clock ‘Ready To Start On’ Trump’s ‘New NAFTA,’ Fed Schedules Town Hall Sessions On The Controversial Free Trade Pact

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With the Congressional Clock ready to start ticking on Republican President Donald Trump’s so-called “New NAFTA,” the National AFL-CIO has scheduled mass town hall sessions in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the Detroit Suburb of Taylor on the so-called “Free Trade” Pact. National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

Labor Problems In Las Vegas: NLRB Finds Palms Resort ‘In Violation Of Multiple’ Labor Laws - Culinary Union Launches Strike Headquarters, MGM Resorts At Center Focus

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in National Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) — Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed an order against the Palms Casino Resort, owned by Station Casinos, after finding that the property was in violation of multiple Labor Laws. According to the NLRB’s records, the allegations against the Las Vegas resort include refusal to bargain with Unions and more»

‘Real’ Wage Growth ‘Is Actually Falling’ & Simply Having A ‘Steady’ Paycheck ‘Now Means You Should Count Yourself Lucky’

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. economy is at “full employment,” says the official 3.8% Unemployment Rate compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), but he problem is that fully employed people haven’t seen enough wage growth. It’s a puzzle. Wages used to rise faster when unemployment was this low. That’s why there was more»

New Survey Shows 49% of Americans Under The Age Of 35 Now Report Having a 'Side Hustle'

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Everybody’s hustling. Nearly half of employed Americans are working a side job in addition to their regular full-time or part-time positions, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com. On average, 43% percent of full-time employed people said they worked on the side and 51% of part-time employed did so, while 27% said that at least half of their more»

Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Campaign Staff Has Unionized – Becomes The Third To Unionize So Far In The Race For The Democratic Nomination

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Presidential Candidate who keeps pushing out policy proposal after policy proposal, has already assembled one of the largest Campaign Staffs in the crowded 2020 field. Now, her Staff has moved to Unionize and her campaign management has officially recognized the Union, HuffPost reports. Warren’s Campaign more»

Michigan Welding Program For Women ‘Sparks More Than A Way To Pay Bills’

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN) - Fredrea Lakes still cannot quite believe how a six-week training program turned into a life-changing, $6-an-hour boost to her pay. A year ago, she was living in a homeless shelter in Detroit and working minimum wage jobs. Her last check at her old job was just $40 because she worked so few hours. Now, she's wearing a more»

Lawyers ‘By Day, Uber Drivers And Bartenders By Night’ - Legal Aid Lawyers, Who Represent Poor People In Court, ‘Often Have To Work Second Jobs To Make Ends Meet’

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Her story is a familiar one in the Gig Economy Era: She works several odd jobs like delivering food for Grubhub and UberEats, or helping people with their tax returns, but Danielle happens to have a full-time job: She’s a Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society in New York City. The same goes for Julia Boms, a colleague who began more»

Pearl River Art Teacher ‘Transforms’ Rail Trail With Paint & Imagination

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(PEARL RIVER, NEW YORK) - Instead of writing about what he did last Summer, Pearl River Teachers Association (PRTA) Member John DeMarco painted it. In a crush of color, this Art Teacher spent part of Summer 2018 on a bicycle and walking path in Albany County transforming a quiet underpass with paint and imagination. DeMarco was chosen in a competitive more»

Unions & Their Members ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities Here In Western New York: IUPAT District 4 Union Painters Donate Their Time To Help Put The ‘Finishing Touches’ On A Niagara County Skate Park

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – For the most part, when Labor Unions and their Members do something good for the communities where they work, live and raise their families, it goes unnoticed. It seems the general public and the mainstream media is more interested in Organized Labor when it comes to either a picket line or a Strike. But in Niagara County over more»

‘Fewer’ Inspectors, ‘Less’ Enforcement: OSHA ‘Trend Raises Risks’ For Workers - Are Fewer OSHA Safety Inspectors ‘Putting Workers At Risk?’

Published on Friday, June 7, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new study of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration data since 2016 suggests that record-keeping sleight of hand is masking a significant drop in major cases arising from inspections and the costly penalties that help deter employers from cutting corners. On the surface, OSHA reports a similar number of inspections in more»

Republican President Trump Promised To Put 'American Truckers First,' But Drivers Now Say He ‘Hasn't Delivered’ - Truckers Say Trump Tax Plan Is ‘Hurting Their Wallets’ & That Administration Is 'Not Listening At All'

Published on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(JACKSON, GEORGIA) – Republican President Donald Trump pitched his economic agenda as a win for Truckers, but so far, some Drivers say they haven't seen proof Trump is with them for the long haul. "America first means putting American Truckers first," Trump said at an October 2017 event in Pennsylvania, where he touted the GOP Tax Bill ahead of its more»

Carwasheros Are ‘Now Looking At A Pay Bump’ After New York State Lawmakers Approve Bill Making Them Eligible For Minimum Wage

Published on Friday, June 7, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Car Wash Workers are getting a raise. After years of battling Wage Theft and low pay, the towel-wielding Workers will be paid a full Minimum Wage thanks to a bill passed Thursday (June 6th) by State Lawmakers. The measure amends Labor Law so that Car Wash Employees in New York City and the Suburban Counties of Suffolk, Nassau and more»

A Must Read For Union Members: New York Times’ Editorial - Trump’s War On Worker Rights - The Administration Is ‘Making Life Easier For Business Owners & Harder For Workers’

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in National Labor News
Republican President Donald Trump ran for office as a champion of American Workers and a friend of Labor Unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of Workers. In recent months, the administration has moved to tighten qualifications for who must be paid the Minimum Wage and who must be paid overtime. It is asking more»

House Appropriators Break With President Trump, Propose 3.1% Federal Pay Raise In 2020 Draft Bill

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House appropriators have broken with President Donald Trump and proposed a 3.1% Federal Pay Raise for Civilian Employees in 2020. Specifically, the proposal suggests a 2.6% across-the-board pay raise with an additional 0.5% adjustment in locality pay. In total, Federal Employees would receive, on average, a 3.1% raise next year. more»

The State Of Iowa Has Developed A ‘Renewed Interest’ In Apprenticeships

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The Iowa Gazette Editor’s Note: Kathy Anderson is Vice President for Member Development and Programs at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Iowa’s workforce shortage is well-documented as one of the State’s biggest challenges. While there are many effective initiatives, including Iowa’s STEM Initiative, Future Ready more»

Even In Right-To-Work (For Less) Era, Northern Michigan Manufacturing Local Grows Its Union Membership

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORTHERN MICHIGAN) - Growing Membership in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Manufacturing Local is a challenge under any circumstances as American jobs continue to move overseas at an alarming clip, but growth in Union Membership in a Right-To-Work (for less) State makes it even more of an achievement. IBEW Iron Mountain, Michigan more»

Report Calls Workers’ Comp Protections ‘Seriously Eroded’ - Disturbing New Workers Compensation Report Has Major Implications For Workers Throughout New York State

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 100,000 Workers in New York State are injured each year badly enough to miss time at work, but the State’s Workers’ Compensation System has been “seriously eroded,” according to a recently-released report by the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs. “Legislative and administrative more»

A Labor History Lesson: When & Why Did Unions Start Signing Contracts?

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Organizing.Work Editor’s Note: Robin J. Cartwright explores the historical origins of “Workplace Contractualism” in the United States - the predominant model of Unionism, whereby Workers and employers negotiate a contract. He notes employers themselves pushed for the contract system in order to tame Unions and to engage Union Officers and more»

A Court Blocked Trump’s Bid To ‘Weaken’ Unions, The White House ‘Found Another Way’ – ‘With A Hand From Political Appointees,’ Agencies Are ‘Chipping Away’ At Federal Union Contracts At The Bargaining Table

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Donald Trump suffered a major legal setback last August in his effort to deconstruct the administrative state when a Federal Judge struck down key portions of three Executive Orders aimed at weakening Federal Unions and making it easier to fire Government Employees. But since then, the administration has been achieving the more»

American Airlines Mechanics Are Threatening The “Bloodiest, Ugliest Battle” In Labor History

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mechanics at American Airlines are threatening to Strike if a new contract isn’t negotiated and the Union President has declared that Employees are prepared for the dispute to erupt into “the bloodiest, ugliest battle that the United States Labor Movement ever saw.” The statement came just one day after the airline sued more»

NYSUT Brings Support Safe School Staff Campaign To State Capitol - Union President Andy Pallotta Says: “Aiding These Hard-Working Women And Men And The Children They Serve Is Of Utmost Importance.”

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - With the legislative session winding down, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union called on lawmakers Monday (June 4th) to pass a package of legislation aimed at making schools safer, keeping children who ride the school bus safe and ensuring all permanent School Employees are entitled to due-process and fair Labor more»

This Is Why You Should Never Vote For Republicans: West Virginia Senate Passes Sweeping Education Bill To ‘Ban’ Teacher Strikes - ‘Would Allow’ Schools To Fire Workers For Striking & Withhold Pay On Strike Days

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - The West Virginia State Senate on Monday (June 3rd) passed a sweeping Education Overhaul Bill that would deem Teacher Strikes unlawful. The chamber voted 18-to-15 to advance the measure - after Senate Republicans inserted an amendment during a special session Sunday that would ban Public Worker Strikes, amid protests from more»

State Of Delaware Apprenticeship Program Expands Into Hospitality Industry

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DOVER, DELAWARE) - Cooks in some Delaware restaurants can now participate in an Apprenticeship Program through the State as Delaware’s Department of Labor is partnering with the Delaware Restaurant Association to pilot the program. Paid Employees at some Delaware restaurants can now register as Apprentices and receive two years of on-the-job more»

Laboratory Techs At Health Quest In Poughkeepsie, New York ‘Go Union’ With 1199 SEIU

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK) – Thirty-eight Laboratory Technicians employed at the Health Quest Labs’ Facility that’s attached to Vassar Brother Hospital in Poughkeepsie have voted to Go Union with 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The newest 1199 SEIU Members who serve a variety of patients across the Hudson Valley voted by more»

Teacher Salaries ‘Fell 4.5% Over The Last Decade’ - The ‘Gender Gap Contributes To Disparities In Pay’ Between Teachers & Similarly Educated Professionals

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When Lily Eskelsen García, the President of the 3.2-million Member National Education Association (NEA), attended the State of the Union address earlier this year as a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she had an unexpected encounter at a reception after the speech. A waitress for the company catering the reception approached more»

As Deadline Looms, Union Advocates ‘Fight To Expand’ 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Union Members were out in full force late last week near the 9/11 Memorial Park in Lower Manhattan to rally in support of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, a piece of legislation that would extend financial benefits to survivors and First Responders who lived, worked, more»

1199 Service Employees International Union Backs Giving Licenses To Immigrants In New York State

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - the Nation's largest Health Care Workers’ Union, is publicly backing legislation in New York State that would authorize drivers’ licenses for Immigrants who entered the country illegally. 1199 SEIU's support comes as State Lawmakers consider whether to advance the more»

This Is Why Delta Flight Attendants Need A Union: Messages Show Atlanta-Headquartered Air Carrier Tried To ‘Trap’ Its Own Flight Attendants On A Plane

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - A recent Delta flight leaving Atlanta ran into a maintenance problem, causing a lengthy delay before takeoff. As the airline tried to resolve the issue, someone feared the holdup might cause an even bigger headache: Flight Attendants walking off the plane because they had worked so long. So, according to internal communications more»

Jerry Wurf: The Man Who Put Public Employee Unions ‘On The Map’

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Prospect Editor’s Note: In May, Organized Labor celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of Jerry Wurf, who turned the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) into a powerhouse and a champion of equal rights. Pictured above: then AFSCME President Jerry Wurf sitting next to the Reverend Martin Luther King, more»

On-The-Job Deaths & Severe Injuries ‘Continue To Occur’ On New York City Non-Union Construction Projects As Electrician Narrowly Escapes Electrocution, ‘Underscoring - Yet Again, How Dangerous Building In The Big Apple Has Become’

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - An Electrician narrowly escaped electrocution on a 10th Avenue construction site in Chelsea late last week, underscoring, yet again, just how dangerous building in New York City has become. The harrowing incident occurred sometime before 10 a.m. on May 30th, on a Non-Union JRM Construction site located between West 13th and West 14th more»

New York State’s Labor Movement Is Pushing For Farmworker Rights - Unions Are Also Lobbying For ‘Expanded’ Prevailing Wages & Addressing The Gig Economy

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - For New York Democrats, occupying the Governor’s Mansion and controlling both houses of the State Legislature was like looking for El Dorado, a goal that often proved elusive but kept their sights ever focused forward. But now the Empire State has joined the ranks of only 14 States with a Deep Blue “trifecta,” and more»

Under Trump's Tariffs The U.S. Has Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - 2016 was the best year on record for solar energy in the United States. A report from the U.S. Department of Energy at the time showed that solar energy was responsible for a much larger share of employment in the Electric Power Sector (43%) than the whole of the Fossil Fuel Industry combined (22%). With such robust numbers, it seemed more»

The AFGE Says Trump Panel Has ‘Greenlighted Management’s Assault’ On Social Security Workers’ Rights - ‘Forced’ Contract Provisions ‘Deny Rights’ To Federal Workers Who Help The Elderly & Disabled Live With Dignity

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is speaking out against a Trump-appointed panel’s ruling that will prevent Workers at the Social Security Administration (SSA) from having a voice in decisions affecting the critical services they provide to Americans who are elderly or living with disabilities. Last week, more»

For 'Affordable' Job Training, Consider ‘Modern’ Apprenticeships, Which Offer On-The-Job Training & Competitive Wages For ‘In-Demand’ Jobs

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA) - Childhood dreams of working as an actress or marine biologist did not prepare Tatiana Douglas for her current career path. The young Brooklyn native is a Cloud Computing Apprentice in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she learns by watching training videos, conversing with mentors and tackling team programming challenges with the more»

Makes ‘No Difference’ Which Side Of The Border You’re Working On, ‘More & More’ Workers Are ‘Going Union:’ Hospitality Workers At Courtyard By Marriott In Ontario Join The UFCW

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Workers at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga West hotel are the newest Members of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada Local 1006A after recently voting to join the Union. The 50 Hospitality Members work in a variety of positions at the hotel, including front desk, bistro, kitchen, porters, more»

The New York Foundation For Fair Contracting ‘Applauds’ Erie County’s Decision To Enforce Lowest Responsible Bidder Law - Contractor With Troubling Record, Which Included Worker Deaths, ‘Will Not Be’ Awarded Contract

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting (NYFFC) is applauding Erie County for enforcing its Lowest Responsible Bidder Law by deciding not to award the reconstruction of Lake Avenue project to Zoladz Construction. The NYFFC appreciates the swift action taken by Erie County Leaders to address serious allegations that Zoladz falsely more»

Westchester Day Laborers Win $373,000 Award In Federal Court Wage Theft Case

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK) - Three Day Laborers from Westchester County have won their case in Federal Court against Wage Theft, which their attorney calls “a milestone case.” “This case ‘stands out for the magnitude’ of the wages that were stolen from these Workers and ‘also for the duration of the case and the fact more»

Here’s Some Suggestions On How To Make Your Union’s Monthly Meeting Both Interesting & Useful

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in New York City Labor News
Membership meetings are not simply places for Members to get information and cast votes. Meetings should give Members a sense of power by bringing them together. They can see and feel that they are not alone, that others have similar problems, and that others have found solutions. Meetings should give Members the opportunity to observe leaders and more»

Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant’s UAW Union Vote Now Set For Mid-June, Some 1,700 Workers Will Cast Their Votes On ‘Whether Or Not’ To Unionize

Published on Friday, May 31, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - Workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant will now vote on whether to Unionize with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in mid-June following word from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The election is now set to take place on June 12th, 13th and 14th. According to the UAW, if the election is successful, the Union would more»

Buffalo’s WKBW-TV/7 Eyewitness News Reports Local Tree Care Companies Are Hiring, ‘With’ Union Benefits - There’s A ‘Big Need’ For Line Clearance Tree Trimming' Workers As Industry Faces Retirements

Published on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - Did you know Tree Workers are in hot demand this season? The jobs provide a strong starting wage and Union Benefits as well. 'Wanted - Tree Care Industry Workers' - that's the shout out from Tree Service Companies who participated in an open house and career fair in Orchard Park, just south of Buffalo. Tree Workers clear trees more»

Retired Union Musicians Are Joining Truckers & Miners In ‘Singing The Financial Blues’ - Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s ‘Going Broke’

Published on Friday, May 31, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Retired Musicians are joining Truckers and Miners in singing the financial blues. The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and Employers’ Pension Fund announced it is applying to the U.S. Treasury Department to reduce benefits on the grounds that it has entered “critical and declining” status. That “means the more»

Talking Points Memo Ratifies First Union Contract with WGAE

Published on Friday, May 31, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Talking Points Memo’s Editorial Staff has unanimously ratified its first Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). On May 10, 2018, TPM’s Editorial Staff unanimously signed a letter expressing their intent to join the WGAE and Talking Points Memo Publisher Josh Marshall immediately more»

SEIU To Challenge ‘Racist’ Trump Ban On Payroll Deductions For Home Care Workers - Most Who Are African-American Women & Latinas

Published on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will legally challenge what they term a “racist” Trump Administration ban on payroll deductions okayed by Home Care Workers for Union Dues and other purposes. Most of the Workers are African-American Women and Latinas. The ban, announced on May 1st by the Center for Medicare more»