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Just In Case Your Missed This: Trump’s NLRB ‘Gives Employers More Rights’ When It Comes To Wearing Union Stickers & Buttons At Work

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Just in case you missed it, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several rulings several months ago to further weaken Workers' voices on the job, including in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 146, where the NLRB gave employers the ability to limit Union buttons and stickers on the job. At Wal-Mart, the company more»

Unions Are Now Talking About A General Strike ‘Of All Working People’ Should Trump ‘Not Hand Over Power Peacefully If He Loses’ The Presidential Election In November

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
“Therefore, be it finally resolved that the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO calls on the National AFL-CIO, all of its affiliate Unions, and all other Labor Organizations in the United States of America to prepare for and enact a General Strike of all Working People, if necessary, to ensure a Constitutionally mandated peaceful transition of power as a more»

NLRB Rules Kumho Tire Broke The Law By Illegally Suppressing A 2017 United Steelworkers Organizing Drive In Macon, Georgia

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the Korean Multi-National Tire Manufacturer illegally suppressed a United Steelworkers (USW) 2017 Organizing Drive in Macon, Georgia. The NLRB upheld a ruling that Kumho Tire illegally threatened and coerced Workers to discourage them from joining the USW during a 2017 more»

“The Response To This Health Crisis ‘Was Chaotic At Best And Life-Threatening At Worst’” - AFSCME-Represented Public Workers Says Senate’s ‘Priority Should Be On Funding Front-Line Workers, Not Fast-Tracking Anti-Worker Judge’

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On a press call last week, Chris Mabe, an American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Vice President and President of Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA) Local 11, shared harrowing stories of OCSEA Members serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic without adequate Personal Protective more»

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Chronicles Battles, Victories & Voting

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “The first Latino or Latina President ‘has already been born,’” said Domingo Garcia, the President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), at the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Hispanic Heritage Month virtual event. “But we’ve got to more»

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson: Fighting To ‘Put Workers First’

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When the Coronavirus Pandemic started to wreak havoc on the aviation industry, Sara Nelson knew her Union needed to move fast to get ahead of the crisis. Nelson heads the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA), the largest Flight Attendant Union in the United States, with 50,000 Members spread more»

‘Can You Imagine Trying To Live, Or Feed Your Family On $5 A Week?’ ‘How About $10 Or $15, Or $25?’ ‘That’s What It’s Looking Like’ As Republicans ‘Refuse To Back’ A Rescue Package For Thousands Who Are Jobless

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Can you imagine trying to live, or feed your family on five bucks a week? How about $10, or $15 or $25? Tens of thousands of jobless Workers could face that fate in December unless Republican President Donald Trump gets a bill for and signs into law $600 in Federal Jobless Benefits for Workers who don’t qualify for State more»

‘Just In Case You Missed This:’ Trump's NLRB ‘Bans Bargaining’ For COVID-19 Safety As The Board ‘Takes Away Union Rights To Negotiate Safety Or Closures’

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19 - the first guidance the NLRB has given since the Coronavirus Pandemic started in March. In a series of five memos to its Regional Directors, the NLRB instructed them to dismiss various cases regarding COVID-19 related charges against more»

Biden ‘Promises’ Cash Infusion, ‘End Of Pre-Funding Mandate’ For The United States Postal Service & Says He Would ‘Never Privatize’ The Postal Service

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is vowing to work with Congress to boost funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) if he is elected President and to eliminate its long-standing requirement to pre-fund health care benefits for future Retirees. The Democratic nominee for President condemned Republican President Trump’s Donald more»

Arbitrator Finds Trump Workforce Orders ‘Violate’ The Law - Independent Arbitrator Rules He ‘Cannot Reduce The Scope Of Bargaining Between An Agency And A Labor Group’

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - An independent arbitrator has ruled that a series of 2018 Executive Orders seeking to reduce the role of Unions at Federal Agencies violate Federal Labor Law, in the first case testing an Administrative Review Process since a Federal Appellate Court ordered the dismissal of a legal challenge against the orders on jurisdictional grounds more»

The Federal Labor Relations Authority ‘Abandons Decades Of Precedent, Eviscerates’ Union Bargaining Rights

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has overturned decades of precedent in a trio of decisions that collectively hamstring Federal Employee Unions’ ability to negotiate with agencies. The first decision changes the standard for whether an agency policy change triggers a duty to bargain over its implementation and impact more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Changes To Financial Reporting Requirements For The ‘Largest & Most Prominent’ Unions

Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In the wake of a high-profile corruption scandal involving the United Auto Workers (UAW), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is designed to “increase and enhance financial transparency for Unions regulated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959. more»

The U.S. Labor Department ‘Proposes New Pro-Employer Rule’ On Gig Workers

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule aims to change the standards for determining who is an Independent Contractor, or Gig Worker, making it easier for Working People to be denied the benefits of full employment. “This rule ‘only serves to help unscrupulous employers at the expense of Working People,’” IBEW more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: The Nation’s Workers ‘Will Protect’ Democracy ‘And Not Tolerate’ Trump ‘Trashing’ The Constitution

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued a strong warning to Republican President Donald Trump that the Nation’s Workers are ready to stop any attempt by the administration to trash the U.S. Constitution. Trumka was reacting to announcements by the President that he considers the mail-in voting process more»

Even The ‘Lowest-Paid’ Workers In America ‘Have A Higher Tax Bill Than Trump’ - That's Equivalent To The Tax Bill For A ‘Typical Single Worker’ Earning Just $17,850 In 2016 & $17,900 In 2017 – ‘A Level In Line With That Of Fast-Food Workers’

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The New York Times, which just released a bombshell report on nearly two decades of Republican President Donald Trump’s taxes, reports Trump paid just $750 in Federal Income Taxes in 2016 and again in 2017. Based on the tax brackets, standard deductions and personal exemptions allowed at the time, that's equivalent to the income more»

Barrett Nomination For U.S. Supreme Court Justice ‘Looms Ominous For’ Labor Law

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Judge Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Republican President Donald Trump, is expected to be an active Anti-Labor vote if confirmed, despite her limited judicial record. “Judge Barrett’s record demonstrates a clear disdain for Workers’ Rights and her more»

Here’s A Look At Joe Biden's Plan To ‘Strengthen’ Unions ‘And The NLRB’

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
At its August 2020 Convention, the Democratic Party adopted a platform that incorporated elements of their nominee’s previously announced Biden Plan for Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Unions. What would that look like? The Biden Plan aims to restore the Labor Movement to its 1950s glory when Unions represented 35% of more»

An In These Times Conversation With Labor Activist & Legal Scholar James Gray Pope: How Amy Coney Barrett's Appointment To The U.S. Supreme Court ‘Would Escalate The War On Workers’

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The death of Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Gins­berg has trig­gered a hasty search by Republican Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Sen­ate Repub­li­cans for a Jus­tice to fill the emp­ty seat before the Novem­ber Pres­i­den­tial Election. Now Trump has cho­sen Amy Coney Bar­rett, of more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Applauds’ Biden Plan To Fill Worker Vacancies At the Veterans Administration, As Well As ‘Bump Pay’ For VA Employees & Make Investments In The Overall System

Published on Monday, September 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that, if elected President, he plans to fill vacancies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and increase wages for Employees to be competitive with the Private Sector. The VA now has more than 50,000 vacancies, up from 49,000 last year. Biden told the Military Newspaper Stars and more»

Are You A Union Member ‘Who Needs A Reason Not To Vote For Trump?’ Here’s 50 Ways From The Economic Policy Institute On How The Trump Administration ‘Has Eroded’ Workers’ Rights ‘While Bolstering Corporate Power’

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report provides a comprehensive review of the Trump Administration’s 50 most egregious attacks on Working People as part of a pro-corporate, Anti-Worker agenda since Republican President Donald Trump took office. The authors begin with recent actions and extend back to the beginning of more»

Unions Praise Ginsburg, Demand No Supreme Court Replacement Till Next Presidency

Published on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Top Union Leaders - and the Woman Worker who triggered one of the justice’s most-memorable dissents – are praising the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - and many coupled it to demands there be no replacement for her on the High Court bench until after the next Presidential inauguration on January 20st, 2021. more»

‘Gagging On The Gig Economy’ - U.S. Labor Department ‘Fast-Tracks Rule Widening’ Independent-Contractor Status

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify Workers as Independent Contractors and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced on Tuesday (September 22nd), would widen when Workers can be considered an more»

NLRB General Counsel Warns Pandemic ‘Is No Excuse for Violating’ Employee Rights

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The COVID-19 Pandemic has unquestionably created challenging times for employers and Employees. Among the many issues facing employers has been the filing of various Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges around the country. The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel recently issued a memorandum providing a more»

U.S. Congressman & IBEW Member Donald Norcross Introduces The National Apprenticeship Act Of 2020, Which Would Expand Apprenticeships & Investment In Workforce Training

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is thanking and commending U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (Democrat-New Jersey), who is a Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), for drafting, sponsoring and introducing the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The legislation includes: The PATH Act, to set up more»

Be Informed: Here Are The Top Five Labor Law Developments For August 2020

Published on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Here are the top five Labor Law Developments for August 2020: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) ruling directing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) trial to be conducted by video-conference because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. William Beaumont Hospital, 370 NLRB No. 9 (August 13th, more»

‘Workers Win’ As New York Federal Judge Tosses Trump ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Millions of Workers potentially won - and the Republican Trump Regime lost in court again - as a New York Federal Judge tossed the Trump Labor Department’s new, and narrower, “Joint Employer” Rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for Southern New York, that more»

NABTU Updates Its Scorecard ‘On How’ Real Estate & Infrastructure Managers Are Following The Labor Organization's ‘Responsible Contractor’ Policies

Published on Friday, September 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) has released a scorecard of real estate and infrastructure managers, based on how well they follow the Labor Organization's Responsible Contractor Policies. The latest version of the NABTU Responsible Contractor Policy Scorecard now has 10 categories instead of five and places greater more»

The American Federation of Teachers & RFK Human Rights Launch Human Rights And Democracy Program

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Working with the RFK Human Rights organization, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will launch a program to share lesson plans on Human Rights and Democracy that has been developed by Classroom Teachers during a webinar that will be held today (Thursday, September 17th). The webinar: Defenders of Human Rights and Democracy in more»

AFSCME & The NAACP Launch Historic Partnership To Mobilize Black Voters - Kicks Off With Joint Four-State Presidential Radio Buy On African American Radio Stations In Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan & North Carolina

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have joined together to launch two new radio ads in the Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Detroit, Flint, Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro markets through Election Day that slam Republican more»

Judge ‘Refuses To Force’ Unions ‘To Pay Back Fair Share Fees’ - Case Is The ‘Latest Loss’ For Anti-Union Groups ‘Seeking To Bankrupt’ Organized Labor

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision brought Right-to-Work (for less) to the Public Sector and eliminated fair share fees. These were payments that were made to a Labor Union from someone who was covered under the Union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), but not a member of the Union. The fees were used to more»

Santa Barbara (California) News-Press’ Owner Sanctioned for ‘Flagrant’ & ‘Aggravated’ Unfair Labor Practices, Ordered By NLRB To Pay $2 Million To Workers

Published on Monday, September 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Dickie Montemayor, an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has dropped a $2 million bomb on The Santa Barbara News-Press and its ever-embattled owner, Wendy P. McCaw, for Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) and bad-faith bargaining - described variously in the court ruling as “flagrant” and “aggravated” more»

‘No, He Didn’t’ - Trump ‘Falsely Claims He Saved’ The U.S. Auto Industry At Michigan Rally – ‘Brags About Imaginary’ Car Plants

Published on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(FREELAND, MICHIGAN) – Republican President Donald Trump made wildly inaccurate claims at a rally outside Saginaw late last week, suggesting he has revitalized auto manufacturing in the state when it actually lost jobs even before Coronavirus hit in March. "We brought you a lot of car plants, we brought you a lot and we’re going to bring you a more»

Trump’s NLRB ‘Upends Special Status’ Of Union Stewards - Decision ‘Ends Special Legal Protections Enjoyed By Union Grievance Handlers For The Past 70 Years’

Published on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - And you thought it couldn’t get any worse! The Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has eliminated the special legal protections enjoyed by Union Grievance Handlers for the past 70 years. In the interest of promoting workplace “civility,” the NLRB announced employers will no longer be restrained from more»

Labor Unions ‘Plan To Turn Out An Army’ Of Poll Workers For The Election – ‘Facing An Alarming Shortage Of Poll Workers Due To The Pandemic,’ Unions Have Begun ‘Recruiting Their Members To Help Keep Precincts Open’

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In a normal election year, Labor Unions would be kicking their canvassing programs into high gear right about now, sending Members door-to-door to talk with voters, but the Coronavirus has made this election anything but normal and Unions are changing their game plans. Election officials fear a historic shortage of Poll Workers due to the pandemic, since more»

A Labor Perspective From Democratic President Candidate Joe Biden & National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: ‘Put Power Back In Workers’ Hands’ - Amid Struggles, The Labor Movement ‘Faces An Additional Burden - A Union-Busting’ President

Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Fifty-five years ago, in a speech delivered at the Illinois AFL-CIO Convention, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. laid out with characteristic moral clarity the essential role of Unions in American life: “The Labor Movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. (When) the wave of Union Organization more»

‘The Strongest Labor President Ever’ – Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Makes his Pitch to Unions On Labor Day

Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Unions have always been critical to Democratic electoral success. A big reason Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 was that she bled even a few Members in states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But now, Joe Biden feels strongly that he can win those voters back and the former Vice President is polling much better in these states. Biden continued his more»

National AFL-CIO Labor Day Message: Tell Your Senators To Pass The HEROES Act

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO has released the following statement to honor Workers across the Country who have keep the United States running during the Coronavirus Pandemic and issued a call for Federal Lawmakers to pass the HEROES Act: This year, Labor Day looks a lot different for many of us. The usual activities - the parades, more»

“As Americans, We Must Recognize The Difference Between Right And Wrong, And We Must Always Stand Up For What Is Right” – The National AFL-CIO Reacts To The Fatal Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO and the National AFL-CIO Task Force on Racial Justice have released the following statements regarding to the fatal police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. From AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: The Labor Movement joins with all those in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and across the country who are more»

The Republican Economy - ‘Tons Of Layoffs Are Coming:’ United Airlines Set To Furlough More Than 16,000 Employees At The End Of September, While U.S. Passenger Railroad Amtrak Ready To Lay Off 2,000 Workers

Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United Airlines is getting ready to furlough more than 16,000 Employees at the end of September, while U.S. Passenger Railroad Amtrak will lay off more than 2,000 Workers as a result of the steep decline in travel demand from the Coronavirus Pandemic. According to Reuters, Amtrak said in a statement that despite other cuts, more»

These 2020 ‘Anti-Union’ National Labor Relations Board Decisions ‘Show That We Must Vote Out Trump To Restore Fairness’

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Relations Board (NLRB) has been on a rampage in 2020, issuing decision after decision against Workers and Unions - and that’s no surprise given that three of the four members on the NLRB are Republicans appointed by President Donald Trump. One seat is currently vacant and four of the five seats will be up for more»

Labor Perspective From SUNY/Albany Professor Of History Emeritus Dr. Lawrence Wittner: ‘It’s Hard To Take Seriously Trump’s Claim’ U.S. Workers ‘Have Thrived During His Presidency While He Keeps Giving American Workers A Raw Deal’

Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Although Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that American Workers are “thriving” during his Presidency, this contention rings hollow. The mishandled Coronavirus Pandemic, of course, has created levels of unemployment, hunger, and misery in the United States not seen since the Great Depression. But even in the years before the pandemic, more»

Organized Labor Joins The March On Washington For Nationwide Policing Reforms & Stronger Voting Rights

Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Friday (August 28th), a powerful coalition of Labor Unions joined forces to help co-sponsor the 57th anniversary celebration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - an event packed with extraordinary urgency and profundity in an era of on-going police brutality and calls to defund the police. This year’s more»

New Economic Policy Institute Reports Shows Union Workers Are Paid 11.2% ‘More’ & ‘Have Greater Access’ To Health Insurance & ‘Paid Sick Days Than Their’ Non-Union Counterparts

Published on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) discusses the importance of Unions and Workers’ collective action in establishing an equitable economy, particularly during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The authors find that Unionized Workers earn on average 11.2% more in wages than their Non-Unionized peers (Workers in the same more»

In A ‘Big Non-Surprise,’ Trump ‘Turns On’ Labor Unions

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Back in 2016, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for President. However, once Republican Donald Trump won they responded warmly to his promise to be the Builder-in-Chief as Trump told them he planned to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. Maybe even $2 trillion! Here’s Trump more»

A Labor Perspective From IBEW Local 3 Staten Island Assistant Political Director Robert Hoist: A ‘Heartfelt Plea’ From On-The-Job Rank & File To ‘Get Out The Vote This November’ - Joe Biden's ‘Election Vital To Organized Labor's Survival’

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
If you, like millions of Americans, have been paying attention to the course our country is on, you are worried about a crashing economy, a global pandemic and the largest protest movement many of us have seen within our lifetimes all happening at once. Any one of these things alone would be enough to cause our families anxiety and concern. Lucky for us, more»

Trump's NLRB ‘Bans Bargaining’ For COVID-19 Safety - Board ‘Also Takes Away Union Rights To Negotiate Safety Or Closures’ - In Addition, NLRB Draws A Line With ‘Polite’ Picket Lines, ‘Civil’ Social Media & ‘Courteous’ Complaining

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19 - the first guidance the NLRB has given since the Coronavirus Pandemic started in March, according to UCOMM Blog. In a series of five memos to their Regional Directors, the NLRB instructed them to dismiss various cases regarding COVID-19 more»

Association Of Flight Attendants Union President On The Federal Pandemic Response: “There’s No Plan In Place And There’s No Instruction From The Federal Government - Strangest Thing That I’ve Ever Experienced In My 25 Years On The Job.”

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of American (CWA) President Sara Nelson says the Federal Government’s response to the Coronavirus is the “strangest thing” that she has ever experienced. According to the Union President, the lack of a plan and instructions from the Federal Government has more»

The U.S. Postal Service ‘Warns Employees Not To Speak To The Press’ - Memos Obtained By Media ‘Warn’ USPS Employees That ‘Nosy Customers Could Be Sneaky’ Reporters

Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Memos show the United States Postal Service (USPS) bureaucracy is warning Employees that they should not speak to the Press and any customer asking lots of questions might be a Journalist sneakily trying to get information out of them. Meanwhile, David Williams - the former Vice Chairman of the Postal Board of Governors, testified late more»

Even Business Groups Are ‘Blasting Trump Payroll Tax Order As ‘Unworkable’ – They Say: "It Threatens To Impose Serious Hardships On Employees, Who Will Face A Large Tax Bill As A Result Of Deferral”

Published on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of 30 Trade Groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter to Congress and the White House blasting Republican President Donald Trump's Executive Order (EO) on payroll taxes, saying it was unworkable without Congressional action. "Under current law, the EO creates a substantial tax liability for Employees more»

In His Speech To The Democratic National Convention’s Labor Council, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Said: “This Election Is About More Than Red And Blue. It’s A Fight For Our Democracy Itself.”

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In his speech delivered at the 2020 Democratic National Convention Labor Council Meeting, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka - the head of the Nation’s Labor Federation whose Union Affiliates combine to represent 12.5 million Public and Private Workers, said: “This election ‘is about more than red and blue.’ ‘It’s more»