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Apprenticeships ‘Are Going Beyond’ The Trades

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Alex Fitzpatrick at Axios has an interesting report on Apprenticeship Programs for people without college diplomas - he says they’re back on the rise after a brief dip during the COVID-19 Pandemic and they're gaining traction in new fields. To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»

“Walking In The Footsteps Of A Labor Legend” - IUOE Local 17 Business Manager Gary Swain Is The New President Of The Jamestown Central Labor Council, ‘Praises’ Outgoing President David Wilkinson Of The IBEW ‘For All He’s Done For Labor’

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) – International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 Business Manager Gary Swain has succeeded International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson as President of the Jamestown AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, and in the process offered him high praise, saying he’s more»

The ‘Once Struggling’ United Farm Workers Union ‘Gains New Clout’ In California & ‘Now Wants To Use It’

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022 in National Labor News
Staff Writer Jessica Garrison at The Los Angeles Times reports on the once-struggling United Farm Workers Union, which has suddenly repositioned itself, gained new clout in the State of California and now wants to use it. To Read Her Labor News Story, Go To: more»

“We Are In The Fight Of Our Lifetimes” - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Joined By The National Presidents Of The Teamsters & The Association Of Air Flight Attendants, ‘Criticizes The Concentration Of Wealth In America’

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over the weekend, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was joined by Teamsters National President Sean O’Brien and Sara Nelson, the President of the Association of Flight Attendants, during a Union rally where Sanders said “we are in the fight of our lifetimes.” He went on to criticize the concentration of wealth in more»

New York State ‘Revises’ Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Penalties ‘Just Months After Implementation’

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Amy Stulick at SkilledNursingNews.com reports on the New York State Department of Health revising its minimum Staffing Regulations for nursing homes just months after the policies were officially implemented in April. To Read This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Interested In Becoming A Union Carpenter? In New York City? - Carpenters Union Looking To Fill 65 Apprentices Positions, Here’s How To Apply

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
The New York City Carpenters Union, in partnership with New York State, will kick off a recruitment effort next month in search of 65 Apprentices for a variety of positions. To Find Out What The Process Entails & How To Apply, Read SILive.com’s Labor News Story At: more»

“We’re ‘Like So Many Other Workers Who’ve Learned It’s Not A Choice Between Suffering Abuse Or Quitting’” - Actors’ Equity Association To Unionize Strippers At The Star Garden In Hollywood

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - A majority of the Dancers employed at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood have filed a petition for a Union Recognition Election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If the Dancers win their election and the results are certified by the NLRB, the Star Garden Workers will become the only Strippers in more»

A Labor Perspective: A ‘New’ Labor Movement ‘Might Save America Just Yet’

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Aaron J. Brown is an Author, Community College Instructor and Radio Producer from Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. He’s penned an interesting Labor Perspective headlined: A New Labor Movement Might Save America Just Yet that appears on MinnesotaReformer.com. It Can Be Directly Accessed At: more»

Terminating Supporters Fails to Dissuade Workers from Organizing As Zen Leaf Chicago Workers ‘Go Union,’ Join Teamsters Local 777

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – Workers at the Verano/Zen Leaf Dispensary in the neighborhood of Pilsen have voted by margin of more than 90% to join Teamsters Local 777. The vote in favor of Unionization comes in spite of the fact the company fired Union Supporters during the campaign. “These Workers are brave, unwavering and incredibly more»

Apprenticeships ‘Have Massive Potential To Transform’ Appalachia’s Workforce

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Teagan Hughes in Policy Matters Ohio’s Education & Training Department has authored a piece on how Apprenticeships have the massive potential to transform Appalachia’s Workforce. She writes about ReImagine Appalachia, a coalition of Policy, Labor, Environmental and Racial Equity Groups working toward recovery and prosperity for Ohio River more»

Making Its Recommendations ‘As The Best Choices For Working People,’ The New York State AFL-CIO Announces Its 2022 Endorsements Of Candidates Running For Congress, Senate & The Assembly

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in New York State Labor News
The 2.5 million Member New York State AFL-CIO has announced its endorsements of candidates running for Congress, Senate and Assembly. The endorsements took place at the State Labor Federation’s recently-held 2022 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. Delegates, representing Union more»

TIME Union Unanimously Ratifies Historic Contract With Company – ‘Agreement Is The First To Cover All’ TIME Editorial Employees, Including Print & Digital Employees Of TIME & TIME for Kids

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - TIME Union Workers have voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, a historic agreement that covers all TIME editorial employees without any divisions among the print and digital sides of TIME or TIME for Kids. The deal was finalized on July 21st (2022) and ratified on Monday, August 15th (2022). The Union of more than 80 employees is more»

2,000+ Unionized Caregivers & Hospital Workers ‘Send A Very Strong Message’ To The Kaleida Health System & New York State: “Understaffing And COVID Has Decimated The Workforce And Crippled (Our) Health Care System - We Demand Relief!”

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: More than 2,000 Unionized Caregivers and Hospital Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) turned out in force late last week to participate in an informational picket that was held outside the Buffalo General Medical Center and Oishei more»

‘Good News’ For Organized Labor: Texas Young Workers Summit ‘Shows The Movement’s New Militancy’

Published on Friday, August 19, 2022 in National Labor News
Dylan Manshack at People’s World reports on the Texas AFL-CIO’s third annual Young Active Labor Leaders Summit, where hope of a renewed Labor Movement was provided as a result of recent organizing wins by young Workers across the country. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Teamsters Get Papal Blessing For Their UPS Contract Campaign

Published on Friday, August 19, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on the Teamsters stepping up their campaign for a new contract at UPS, including traveling to the Vatican to ask for support from the Pope. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: www.peoplesworld.org/article/teamsters-get-papal-blessing-for-their-ups-contract-campaign/ People’s World Editor’s more»

Trader Joe’s ‘Closes’ Its Manhattan Wine Shop ‘After Its Workers Decided To Unionize’

Published on Friday, August 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Dave Jamieson at The Huffington Post reports that Trader Joe’s closed its Manhattan Wine Shop just before its Workers there were to go public with a Union Organizing effort to join the United Food & Commercial Workers. Read This Labor News Story At: more»

Union Members ‘Stage Red Carpet Rally Protesting’ Academy Award Actor Robert De Niro's ‘Use Of Non-Union Labor’

Published on Friday, August 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ASTORIA, QUEENS) – Earlier this week, Members of SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) Local 28, Laborers Local 79, Steamfitters Local 638, community supporters and other Union Workers rallied in front of the Tribeca Film Center, calling on self-professed Union Man Robert De Niro to stop cutting more»

Ohio State University-Marion Professors Attempting To Form First Faculty Union

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Sophia Veneziano at The Marion Star reports on Faculty at The Ohio State University at Marion attempting to form the first Faculty Employee Union at Ohio State with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8. To Read This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: more»

U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Fuels Registered Apprenticeships’ Growth’ With APPRENTICESHIPUSA Branding Effort & Public Conversations – ‘Coincides With 85th Anniversary Of National Apprenticeship Act’s Passage’

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On August 16th, 1937, the Nation took a historic step toward formalizing standards for Registered Apprenticeships, including those related to their safety and health and to prevent many forms of discrimination toward Workers in training. Coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act - or the more»

IAMAW-Represented Workers Vote To Ratify ‘Strong’ New Contract At Harley-Davidson In Pennsylvania - Five-Year Agreement Eliminates Two-Tier Wage System

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in National Labor News
(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) - Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 175 who are employed at the Harley-Davidson York, Pennsylvania Plant have overwhelmingly ratified a new, industry-leading, five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, Union Officials announced. The York Facility is Harley-Davidson’s more»

Starbucks United Workers To Hold Protest Outside Bills-Broncos Weekend Preseason Game - Chair Of Starbucks’ Board Is Newest Broncos Co-Owner, Union Charges ‘She’s Leading An Anti-Union Campaign Against’ Starbucks Workers ‘Across The U.S.’

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - On Saturday (August 20th), Starbucks workers from across Buffalo will join together for a demonstration and picket outside of the Orchard Park home of the Buffalo Bills – just before the Bills take on the Denver Broncos in an NFL Pre-season game. The Workers will be targeting Mellody Hobson - Chair of Starbucks’ Board more»

From The Internal Revenue Service: New School Year Reminder To Educators - Maximum Expense Deduction Rises To $300 In 2022

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the new school year begins, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds Teachers and other Educators that they'll be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses for 2022 when they file their Federal Income Tax Return next year. This is the first time the annual limit has increased since the Special Educator Expense more»

New York’s Gimme! Coffee Is Now A ‘Worker-Owned’ Cooperative

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Howard Bryman at DailyCoffeeNews.com reports on Gimme! Coffee officially becoming an Employee-owned Cooperative. Following a series of internal transitions, the progressive Central New York Roastery, Bakery and Cafe Business has emerged as a Worker-owned cooperative with 34 out of its 50 total Employees across the company’s operations signing more»

Amazon Workers In The Albany Area File For A Union Election

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
TheNewsEnterprise.com has published a Labor News Story from Associated Press Business Writer Haleluya Hadero on Workers employed at an Amazon Warehouse in the Albany area filing for a Union Election. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

‘Harmful’ Kaiser Permanente Practices Lead To Therapist Strike In Northern California & San Francisco Area

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in National Labor News
Ariana Bindman at SFGATE reports on 2,000 National Union of Healthcare Workers-represented Kaiser Permanente Therapists across Northern California who’ve begun an indefinite Strike, protesting “unethical” working conditions that providers and patients say are putting vulnerable people at risk. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go more»

From The Economic Policy Institute: The Teacher Pay Penalty ‘Has Hit A New High’

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Over the last 18 years, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has closely tracked trends in Teacher pay. Over these nearly two decades, a picture of increasingly alarming trends has emerged. Simply put, Teachers are paid less (in weekly wages and total compensation) than their non-Teacher/college-educated counterparts, and the situation has worsened more»

‘We’re Hiring, Especially If You Are In High School And Want An Apprenticeship’ - Companies Are ‘Increasingly Tapping Students With Promises Of Training & Good Wages’

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Molly Smith & Nic Querolo at Bloomberg report on U.S. companies that are increasingly tapping high school students for skilled jobs. As a result, Apprenticeships are seeing a renaissance after failing to gain a foothold over the past few decades. To Read This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Specialty Finishes Painters ‘Seal Victory’ In Portland, Oregon Union Election

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) – Specialty Finishes Painters at the Vigor Swan Island Shipyard have won their Union Election with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 5/Painter’s Local 10. The Painters won their election by a vote of 8-1. Specialty Finishes has operated in Oregon and Washington for two decades, more»

Mayor Adams Announces Major Investment In New York City Workers & Employers, New Approach To Talent & Workforce Development With $18.6 Million Federal Grant

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams HAS announced the launch of New York City Pathways to Industrial and Construction Careers (PINCC), an innovative new talent development initiative that will help place nearly 2,300 low income New Yorkers on the trajectory to careers in two high-growth sectors of the city’s economy over the next three more»

Lawmaker Outlines ‘New Effort To Hike The Minimum Wage In New York State’

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Kate Lisa at Spectrum News reports that some Labor Unions and progressive New York State Lawmakers want to make an annual increase in the Minimum Wage a top priority next session. A Bill to implement a permanent increase to the State's Minimum Wage Rate set to the Consumer Price Index, died this session, but the fight is being reinvigorated as New York more»

Postal Unions NALC & APWU ‘Demand’ The United States Postal Service To ‘Ramp Up Hiring’ To Address Understaffing

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 in National Labor News
Jory Heckman at The Federal News Network reports the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) two largest Unions - the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Postal Workers Union, are calling for the USPS to increase hiring, adding long-term understaffing is taking a toll on Employee morale. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Hails’ Bill Extending VA Health Benefits To ‘Toxic-Harmed’ Vets

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In Washington, D.C., Mark Gruenberg of People’s World reports the American Federation of Government Employees - which represent most of the Workers employed at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department, is hailing the new law that extends VA health benefits to Veterans exposed to toxic substances while they served in the military. To Directly Access This more»

Starbucks ‘Seeks To Pause’ Union Elections At U.S. Cafes, Claims NLRB Misconduct

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Hilary Russ at Reuters reports Starbucks has accused the National Labor Relations Board, which overseeing Union Elections at its U.S. cafes, of misconduct and asked for elections to be suspended nationwide pending the outcome of an investigation. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

New York Manufacturing ‘Suffers Near-Record Plunge’

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Matt Egan at CNN Business reports New York-area manufacturing suffered a large and unexpected setback in August, according to a New York Federal Reserve Empire State Manufacturing Survey. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

“People Want More Power. They Want More Of A Voice. They Want More Opportunity.” - Organizing A ‘Top Topic’ At Steelworkers Convention

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World’s Mark Gruenberg reports on the United Steelworkers (USW) Convention that was held in Las Vegas. Dominating the discussion - organizing. To Read This Labor News Story, Go To: www.peoplesworld.org/article/organizing-a-top-topic-at-steelworkers-convention/ And For More, Go To: more»

Learn What The Inflation Reduction Act ‘Means For Working People’

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Here’s what the just-signed-into-law Inflation Reduction Act means for Working People, according to the National AFL-CIO: Allow For The Negotiation Of Lower Drug Prices For Seniors: Medicare will begin negotiating lower drug prices for Seniors and people with disabilities. Drug price negotiation will focus on the highest more»

Coral Gables Hospital Nurses In Florida Vote To Join The Nation’s Largest Registered Nurses Union - National Nurses United

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA) - Citing a desire for improved staffing and a strengthened voice in patient care protections, Registered Nurses (RNs) at Coral Gables Hospital in South Florida voted by 57% to join National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida (NNOC), an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU), the Nation’s largest RN Union. “Coral more»

Meet Judaline Cassidy: The Plumber ‘Flushing Away Stereotypes To Motivate Women In Construction’

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Emily Beyda at The Blubeam Blog has a story on Judaline Cassidy, who’s been laughed at for being a Female Plumber - but that hasn’t stopped her from ascending to the top of her craft and being a trailblazer for other Women entering the Trade. To Read This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Hundreds Of Journalists Across The U.S. Take A ‘Coordinated Lunch’ Out ‘To Protest Gannett’s Threat Of Layoffs’ - Workers Highlight Gannett’s Spending Of $100 Million On Stock Buybacks & The Nearly $8 Million CEO Mike Reed Takes Home

Published on Friday, August 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Hundreds of Workers employed by Gannett-owned newsrooms took a coordinated lunch break in response to a string of e-mails from upper management last week that threatened layoffs due to the company’s second quarter financials. According to Mike Reed, Chairman and CEO, Gannett must “responsibly and proactively (align) more»

The New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation And Education Trust On The CHIPS Act: It’s An Investment In The Future Of Working Men & Women

Published on Friday, August 12, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State LECET (The Laborers-Employers Cooperation And Education Trust) is commending the Biden Administration for signing the CHIPS Act to boost domestic supply chains, combat the underinvestment in our country’s manufacturing and research and development capabilities, and bolster our technology infrastructure - all while more»

The International Association Of Fire Fighters ‘Commits To Spending More Money To Fight’ Occupational Cancer

Published on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports that committing more money to fight occupational cancer, including raising dues to fund research on the fatal disease, was a top topic at the International Association of Fire Fighters Convention that was held in Ottawa, Ontario/Canada. At the convention, Brian Jeffries, who serves as President of Professional more»

New York Employers Paying Bi-Weekly Hit With Wage Class Actions

Published on Friday, August 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Bloomberg Law’s Robert Iafolla reports on Walmart defending against a class action complaint that alleges it violated New York law by paying certain Workers bi-weekly instead of at least once per week. Iafolla reports the lawsuit could seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, depending on how many of the retailer’s estimated 35,000 New more»

Teamsters Donate Proceeds Of UPS Wage Theft Lawsuit To New York City Children’s Hospitals

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 804 has donated $188,000 to two hospitals serving New York City’s children - donations that resulted from a Class-Action Lawsuit against UPS, which illegally deducted money from Employees’ paychecks for the company’s charity program. About 6,000 UPS Workers in the New York City Region were part of the more»

Rochester Veterinary Specialists Set To Begin Bargaining For First Contract

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 130 Workers employed at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services (VSES) in Rochester are set to begin bargaining for a first agreement. The International Association of Machinists (IAM)-represented Unit of 130 Workers is made up of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Front Desk Staff and other more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers President Rolando ‘Spells Out Amazon Threat’ To Postal Workers - ‘And All Unions’ In The Coming Years

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg of People’s World reports on National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando, who told NALC Delegates who attended the Union’s Convention in Chicago this week that organizing Amazon against its ever-expanding reach and the Radical Right extremist threat to Democracy are two main challenges confronting more»

Pittsburgh Home Care Agency To Pay $1.4 Million In Back Wages & Damages To 218 Workers After Federal Investigation Finds Owner ‘Attempted To Hide Wage Theft’

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - In return for providing essential homecare for people in need, 218 Workers employed by a Pittsburgh-based Home Care Agency expected their employer to pay them all their hard-earned wages - instead, they found their employer denied them overtime wages, and manipulated records to hide the wage theft. Following an more»

One Year After ‘Launching An Ambitious’ Organizing Effort, Hundreds Of Cannabis Workers Join The Teamsters Union

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
There are few goals more difficult to accomplish than successfully organizing a Union. The process can be long and arduous. Many Workers are afraid to exercise their rights and companies will spend six or seven figure sums breaking a Union Drive as soon as they get wind of it without blinking an eye. When the Teamsters launched a National Organizing more»

Penn State University’s Unique Butcher Apprenticeship Program Is ‘Showing Results’

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
LacansterFarming.com’s Philip Gruber reports on the Penn State University Butcher Apprenticeship Program, which he says is beginning to pay off for aspiring Meat Cutters and Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Industry. To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Chipotle To Pay $20 Million To 13,000 New York City Workers In Fair Workweek Settlement

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Elizabeth Shwe at The Gothamist reports on Mayor Eric Adams announced $20 million settlement with Chipotle to pay 13,000 Workers who have not had predictable work schedules and safe Paid Sick Leave – a violation of New York City Law. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Could Apprenticeships 'Fix' The Teacher Shortage?

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in National Labor News
An interesting Labor Opinion Piece on the website Route-Fifty.com that was authored by Lois Kimmel - a Technical Assistance Consultant to AIR’s Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, which has done extensive research on policies and practices that can help states and districts address Teacher shortages. Kimmel discusses what several states across the more»