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Biden ‘Wants Billions More’ For The U.S. Department Of Labor - President ‘Proposes A 14% Increase To Fund Apprenticeships & To Go After Bad Employers’

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After four years of constant attacks, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is hoping to be in a good position for the next fiscal year after President Joe Biden proposed spending $14.2 billion on the Department, a 14% increase from the agency's current budget. While this is not the final budget, which is written by Congress, it is a more»

The Nation’s Two Big Teachers Unions - The American Federation Of Teachers & The National Education Association - Protest New Anti-Virus School Reopening Guidelines

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Nation’s two big Teachers Unions are protesting Biden Administration guidance which says students returning to reopened schools can sit only three feet from each other, not six, but only after schools take other measures to combat potential community spread of the Coronavirus. One protest came in a formal letter from American more»

The Amazon Warehouse Workers Election In Alabama ‘Showcased Our Broken Union Election System & Why We Must Pass’ The PRO Act

Published on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The results of the election at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama reveal a broken Union Election System. It is clear that if policymakers do not reform our Nation’s Labor Law System, then they are effectively denying workers a meaningful right to a Union and collective bargaining. If they don’t take more»

New EPI Report Shows The ‘Erosion’ Of Collective Bargaining ‘Has Cost’ Middle-Wage Workers ‘Thousands Of Dollars Each Year’ & That De-Unionization ‘Has Fueled The Growth Of Wage Inequality’

Published on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report finds the erosion of collective bargaining lowered the median hourly wage by $1.56, a 7.9% decline from 1979 to 2017 – and these losses from de-Unionization are the equivalent of $3,250 annually for a full-time, full-year Worker. The decline hit men the hardest given they were more more»

Biden Is ‘Rebuilding’ The NLRB - New Report ‘Shows Why’ The President ‘Had No Choice But To Fire’ The Trump-Appointed NLRB General Counsel

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden fired Peter Robb, the Trump-appointed General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency responsible for interpreting and enforcing Federal Labor Law. Robb’s supporters protested that Biden had unfairly and illegally thrown him out of office 10 months before the end of his more»

Three American Factory Workers Talk About How President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment Plan Will Help Manufacturing

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
There’s a lot of talk in policy circles about infrastructure, but how would a robust investment package effect Manufacturing Workers in communities across the country? President Joe Biden has officially unveiled The American Jobs Plan, his proposal for rebuilding American infrastructure, shifting to a clean energy economy, and strengthening critical more»

A New Non-Partisan Report From The Government Accountability Office Says NLRB Field Staff ‘Shrank By One-Third’ In The Last Decade

Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Field Staff for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - the Workers who actually investigate and hold hearings on bosses’ Labor Law-breaking and run Union Recognition Elections - shrank by one-third in the last decade and one-fifth during the recent reign of Trump-era NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, a new non-partisan more»

The NLRB ‘Isn’t Strong Enough To Protect’ Workers From Amazon & Some Union Organizers ‘Want To Go Around It’

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Amazon repeatedly violated the rights of employees who pushed for health and safety improvements during the Coronavirus Pandemic, according to the nation’s top Labor Regulator, but a year after the global health crisis began, the company has so far faced minimal consequences. As COVID-19 spread in the spring of 2020, Amazon more»

Biden Eyeing 2.7% Federal Pay Raise In 2022

Published on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Biden Administration is expected to propose a 2.7% Federal pay raise for Civilian Federal Employees in 2022. Agencies have been told to plan for the Federal pay raise in 2022, according to a budget pass-back document the Federal News Network reviewed and confirmed with another source familiar with the budget process. One source more»

President Biden Targets The Creation Of An Off-Shore Wind Zone Between Long Island & The New Jersey Coast – Federal Officials Say The Area ‘Will Create Tens Of Thousands Of Union Jobs’ In Offshore Wind & Manufacturing

Published on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Across the United States, individual states are moving away from fossil fuels and moving towards renewable sources of energy. One of those sources is off-shore wind. While popular in other parts of the world, off-shore wind has never really taken off in the U.S., with most of our wind production being land-based. However, if the U.S. more»

President Biden ‘Makes The Strongest Presidential Pro-Union Statement In Decades’ As He Unveils The American Jobs Plan - A $2 Trillion Infrastructure & Jobs Initiative

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - President Joe Biden proposed his opening bid on Wednesday (March 31st) for a $2 trillion infrastructure package that pushes the United States toward a clean energy economy. The bulk of Biden’s plan involves upgrading America’s roads, bridges and public transit, but it also takes a sweeping definition of the word more»

Biden Announces Pick For FLRA General Counsel - Charlotte Dye Will Fill Position That Former President Trump ‘Left Vacant For Four Years’

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For over four years, the General Counsel position at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been vacant. During the entire Trump Presidency, he refused to appoint someone to lead the important Federal Labor Agency. Now President Joe Biden has ended the vacancy by naming Charlotte Dye as the Acting General Counsel. Dye has a more»

“We Are Going To Be Hiring Hundreds Of New OSHA Inspectors.” - In His First Week As U.S. Secretary Of Labor, Marty Walsh Talks About Unions, Jobsite Inspectors & An Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Standard

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Shortly after being confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor on March 22nd, Marty Walsh highlighted a number of issues that he sees as critical priorities for the American Workforce, including making sure Workers feel safe on the job, revisiting the need for an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19, putting Inspectors out in more»

“America’s Labor Movement Will Not Stand By Quietly. We Will Continue Fighting For A Future In Which Every Voter Has Free And Fair Access To The Ballot” - National AFL-CIO ‘Condemns’ Georgia Republicans’ ‘Outrageous’ Voter Suppression Law

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO is condemning Georgia Republicans’ “outrageous” Voter Suppression Law, saying “America’s Labor Movement will not stand by quietly and we will continue fighting for a future in which every voter has free and fair access to the ballot.” National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

NLRB Rules Tesla ‘Must Rehire’ Fired Worker & Elon Musk ‘Must Delete Anti-Union’ Tweet

Published on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered Tesla Incorporated to reinstate an employee it fired in 2017 and said Chief Executive Elon Musk (pictured above) must remove a three-year-old tweet urging against Unionizing. The NLRB in Washington, D.C., agreed with a 2019 ruling by an NLRB judge in California, who found that the more»

NLRB ‘Rethinking’ Law For Union Insignia Restrictions - Top NLRB Lawyer Says ‘Keep Union Insignia Rule’ In Tesla Case

Published on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer is urging the Board to retain its legal framework for wearing Union Insignia in a case involving Tesla Incorporated, instead of expanding employer power to bar Workers from wearing symbols of Organized Labor. Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr’s views generally line more»

NALC On The Postal Service’s Delivering for America Plan: It’s “A Good Starting Point For Discussion Going Forward And Should Satisfy Those Who Wanted To See Such A Plan Before Moving Forward With Legislation.”

Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which represents 277,000 non-Rural Letter Carriers employed by the United States Postal Service (USPS), says the USPS’s Delivering for America Plan is “a good starting point for discussion going forward and should satisfy those who wanted to see such a plan before moving more»

“Essential Immigrant Workers Have Proven How Valuable They Are To All Of Us” - With ‘Renewed’ Union Backing, The House Passes The Dream Act

Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With renewed labor backing, this time from the Union Veterans Council, the House voted 227-to-197 to pass the Dream Act, formally legalizing and providing an eventual path to citizenship for the 700,000 “Dreamers,” Undocumented People brought to the U.S. as kids, who are Americans in all but their papers. The vote, with more»

“It’s Difficult To Overstate The Importance Of This Moment” - In A ‘Union Win,’ U.S. Senate Confirms Marty Walsh As The Next U.S. Secretary Of Labor

Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -The U.S. Senate on Monday (March 22nd) confirmed former Union Leader Marty Walsh, a son of Irish Immigrants, as the next Labor Secretary - boosting President Joe Biden’s efforts to expand Workers’ protection and delivering a win for the country’s Organized Labor Movement. His confirmation, by a 68-to-29 margin, is more»

Labor Perspective From Bloomberg Columnist Joe Nocera: Labor Unions ‘Are Back in Favor & They Need To Seize The Moment’

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg Editor’s Note: Joe Nocera is a Bloomberg Opinion Columnist covering business. He’s written business columns for Esquire, GQ and The New York Times, and is the former Editorial Director of Fortune. His latest project is the Bloomberg-Wondery podcast - The Shrink Next Door. Organized Labor is having a moment the likes of which it more»

From Our Union Friends At The European Trade Union Confederation: How To Engage Young People In Trade Unions

Published on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) - www.etuc.org/en - represents 45 million Members from 90 Trade Union organizations in 38 European countries, plus 10 European Trade Union Federations. Following different projects with partners and building on contributions from member organizations and individuals from across Europe, ETUC Youth Committee has more»

What The Pandemic ‘Has Taught Us’ About America’s Working Class

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
April, who works at a pet shop in Minneapolis, makes $11.75 an hour. She loves her job and it pays better than the Federal Minimum Wage, but not by much. She and her partner get by, but they still don’t make enough money to afford a car, but they can manage rent, their phones, and internet and support their 12-year-old daughter. Her partner lost more»

NLRB Finds Amazon Retaliated Against Chicago Workers Following Spring COVID-19 Protests

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In April 2020, as the world was coming to terms with the new Coronavirus Pandemic, Workers at an Amazon Sorting Facility in Chicago launched a series of Safety Strikes to demand COVID-19 protections for all Staff. It was one of several organized protests by Amazon Workers nationwide and the actions in Chicago, at the DCH1 Delivery more»

The ‘Sweeping Implications’ Of The Supreme Court’s ‘New’ Union-Busting Case: Cedar Point Nursery V. Hassid ‘Isn’t Just An Attack On Unions, It Could Bar’ Health Inspectors From Inspecting Restaurants

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on Monday, March 22nd, targets a nearly half-century-old regulation in California that permits Union Organizers to briefly enter agricultural worksites and speak to Farm Workers - but the stakes in this case go far beyond Union Busting. The plaintiffs in Cedar Point more»

U.S. Representative Tim Ryan’s PRO Act Speech ‘Goes Viral’ - “Help The Damn Workers”

Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
I’d been hoping some Democrat would cut loose on Republican Union-Busters for claiming the GOP is the “Working Class” Party. Well, U.S. Representative Tim Ryan came through. “Now stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start working with us on behalf of the American Workers,” the Ohioan recently challenged Republicans on the House. more»

‘Seats At The Table’ - President Biden Appointees Give Workers, Unions ‘New Clout’ In Washington

Published on Monday, March 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A second-generation Laborer rising to be U.S. Secretary of Labor. A United Steelworker (USW) helming the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Member bringing her passion for good, Union jobs in a Green Economy to the Department of Energy. And many more»

NLRB Ditches Rulemaking ‘That Aimed to Halt’ Student-Worker Unions

Published on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scrapped a proposal that would have made Student Workers at private universities ineligible to form or join Labor Unions. “The (NLRB) has decided to withdraw this rule-making proceeding at this time in order to focus its limited resources on competing agency priorities, including the more»

President Biden ‘Has Delivered’ On Teamsters’ Pension Priorities In Signing The American Rescue Plan – ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept In Bringing Retirement Security To One Million-Plus Americans’

Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union is celebrating President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law, bold legislation that among other things will boost the retirements of more than one million U.S. Workers and Retirees in faltering Multi-Employer Pension Plans to ensure they more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers’ Membership ‘Overwhelmingly Ratifies’ New Contract With The U.S. Postal Service

Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has overwhelmingly ratified the tentative 2019-2023 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) by a vote of 60,111 to 3,341. More than 94% of participating and eligible NALC Members voted to accept the agreement that was announced on November more»

House Democrats Pass The PRO Act - Bill Would Protect Worker Organizing Efforts

Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House Democrats have approved a Bill that would provide protections for Workers trying to organize, a measure that is the Labor Movement's single biggest legislative priority in this Congress. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act - PRO Act - passed Tuesday (March 9th) with a 225-206 vote, with five Republicans joining Democrats in more»

On International Women’s Day, Female Workers Join With The Poor People’s Campaign To Demand A $15-An-Hour Federal Minimum Wage

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Coronavirus Pandemic and the economic depression it sparked have highlighted what Women Workers have known for a long time: The Minimum Wage is not a living wage and that CEOs keep wages low while their own pay and corporate profits continue to skyrocket. On Monday (March 8th), on International Women’s Day, the Poor more»

‘Without Even One’ Republican Casting A ‘Yes’ Vote, Democrats Still Prevail - OK $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill That Organized Labor Applauds & Says Will Help Struggling Working Families Across The U.S.

Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19/ American Rescue Plan Relief Bill Saturday (March 6th) as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments - nearly more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Explores Taking A Stance On Eliminating’ The Filibuster As ‘Two Of Its Highest’ Priorities - The PRO Act & The Raise The Wage Act, ‘Are Both Unlikely To Garner The 60 Votes Needed For Passage In The Senate’

Published on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO's Executive Board will meet this week to determine its position on eliminating the filibuster, the Labor Federation's President, Richard Trumka, tells POLITICO. Two of Organized Labor's highest priorities in Congress - boosting the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour and legislation containing a long list of Union more»

Denmark McDonald's Workers ‘Get Paid Twice As Much’ As Americans. Here's Why…

Published on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The McDonald's brand is known around the world and some would say the chain takes care of its customers as well as its Staff Members. As per Indeed, many McDonald's Employees across the United States make more than $10 an hour (some make a bit over $9). Plus, many Team Members can take advantage of several perks - such as a Stock Purchase Plan, special more»

The News Guild Is ‘Angered’ By President Biden’s Decision “Not To Penalize The Saudi Arabian Government For Its Role” In The Murder Of Washington Post Journalist Khashoggi

Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden’s decision to take no action, including no sanctions, against Saudi Arabia’s de facto supreme ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), for ordering the assassination of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is angering The News Guild. A Bin Salman-sent hit squad murdered and dismembered Khashoggi, a more»

What Role Do Unions Have In Addressing Systematic Racism? In Canada, Labor Organizations Are Currently ‘Looking Inward’ To Address Systemic Racism & They ‘Must Be Willing To Commit To Making Change’

Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Reported cases of abuse and murder of people from visible minority groups at the hands of police forces across Canada persist today. Yet, by and large, Canadian Police Unions have been opposing or watering down efforts to address discriminatory policing practices and unbridled growth in police funding for years. Since 1999, even during times of budget more»

President Biden ‘Backs Union Vote’ By Amazon Workers, Tells Company ‘Not To Interfere Or Intimidate’ With The Election

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Referring to the Unionization Vote as a “vitally important choice,” President Joe Biden has publicly expressed his support for Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama - who last month kicked off a fresh bid to Unionize, despite strong pushback from the E-Commerce Giant. Biden asserted that “the choice to join a Union is more»

Under The New Biden Administration, The Veterans Administration Invites AFGE Locals Back To VA Facilities, ‘Won’t Charge’ Rent For Union Offices

Published on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A year ago, at the direction of the Trump White House, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Locals to either pay rent for Union Office space at VA facilities or move out. It was part of the previous administration’s plan to destroy Unions and weaken workplace rights and more»

The PRO Act ‘Is Pro-Worker’ - How The Act ‘Would Restore’ Workers’ Freedom To Form A Union

Published on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would strengthen Workers’ Rights to form a Union and negotiate with their employers for better wages and working conditions. Specifically, it would reform our Nation’s Labor Law so that private sector employers can’t perpetually stall Union Elections and contract more»

‘If’ The Republican Party ‘Says It Is The Party Of Working People, Why Would’ GOP Lawmakers In Washington, D.C. ‘Introduce A National Right To Work Act?’

Published on Friday, February 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky (pictured above on the left) and U.S. Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina (pictured above on the right) have reintroduced the National Right to Work Act, a U.S. Right-To-Work (for less) Law that ensure Americans can work specific jobs without having to join Unions or pay Union more»

Calling Them 'Real Friends,' President Biden Seeks The Input Of Several Major Union Leaders On His Forthcoming Infrastructure Plan

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden recently met with a host of major Union Leaders to get input on his forthcoming Infrastructure Plan, while rolling back a Trump-era Apprenticeship Program. Among those Labor Leaders were: National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey; and more»

AFGE Announces 'Boldest Agenda Yet To Strengthen’ Federal Employee Rights, Pay & Benefits - Union Forecasts ‘Two-Year Window To Undo’ Former President Trump’s Workforce Policies & Expand Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President Everett Kelley has announced an expansive agenda to undo the former Trump Administration’s workforce policies and to improve the rights, pay and benefits of Workers throughout the Federal Government. At the Union’s Annual Legislative Conference, more»

House Panel Probes Meatpackers’’ Refusal To Protect’ Workers From The Coronavirus

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The special House Committee investigating the Federal Government’s response, or lack of it, to the Coronavirus Pandemic has opened an investigation of big meatpackers’ refusal to protect their Workers against the contagion. In letters to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Nation’s more»

‘Unions By The Numbers’ - The 2021 Edition

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual report on Labor Unions last month - detailing, at least numerically, where Unions currently stand in America. Relative to years past, there is some favorable data for Unions in this year’s report. Overall, Union Membership increased on a percentage basis from 2019 to 2020. According to more»

From Repealing & Issuing New Executive Orders To Appointing Union Leaders To Run The Department Of Labor, Here’s 20 Things President Biden ‘Has Done To Help Unions’

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Nearly a month into his Presidency, President Joe Biden has already taken some big actions to help working people. Some of them have gotten a lot of attention while others have been done quietly. With a lot of other news coming out of Washington over the last few weeks, UCOMM decided to put together a list of 20 things that Biden has more»

President Biden Nominates Labor Union Attorney For NLRB General Counsel Position - Jennifer Abruzzo Has A Long History Of Working For Unions & Is The CWA’s Special Counsel For Strategic Initiatives

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Day One in office, President Joe Biden fired National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, a move that was widely applauded by Unions and Working People. Robb had completely changed the position from one that defends Workers’ rights to a prosecutor that went after Unions. Now, nearly one month later, Biden more»

"I Just Think This Is A Reckless And Irresponsible Exploitation Of The Fear And Frustration That Everybody Feels Right Now," AFT President Weingarten Says Of Republican Attacks On Teachers In A Bid To Retake The Suburbs

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House Republicans think school reopenings may be their winning issue in key races in the 2022 Mid-Term Elections that could help them recapture the chamber. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) says the main obstacle standing in the way of reopening schools is "the rich, powerful Unions that donate huge sums to more»

Election Of Former USW Labor Leader As Democratic Chair Of The U.S. Postal Service ‘Marks First Step In Potential Shake-Up’

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A former Labor Leader and Obama Administration Official has been elected to serve as Chair of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors, marking the first step in a potential shake-up under President Joe Biden. Ron Bloom has replaced a former Republican National Committee Chair, Robert “Mike” Duncan, who remains on more»

Hollywood Unions Join The National AFL-CIO’s Push For Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Public Policy Agenda

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Hollywood’s major Unions have signed on with the National AFL-CIO-affiliated push to advance public policy initiatives involving diversity, equity and inclusion issues. The broad goals of the campaign spearheaded by the Department for Professional Employees (DPE), a coalition of Unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, is to strengthen collective more»

Teamsters ‘Applaud’ House Ways & Means Vote Approving Pension Reform Plan – Union Officials Say Passage Of The Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act ‘Is First Step Towards Relief’

Published on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Teamsters are commending the work of the House Ways & Means Committee, which has approved broad COVID-19 stimulus legislation that includes a provision granting relief to hundreds of faltering Multi-Employer Pension Plans, including many serving Teamster Members. As part of language folded into the Butch Lewis Emergency more»