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SMART-TD: The Union “Does Not Support The Notion Of Congress Intervening In Our Collective Bargaining Negotiations To Prevent A Strike” - National AFL-CIO Stands With Rail Workers, Calls On Congress To Pass Paid Sick Days

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Transportation Division “does not support the notion of Congress intervening in our collective bargaining negotiations to prevent a Strike,” the Union announced. Meanwhile, the National AFL-CIO released a statement, saying the Labor Federation stands with more»

Rail Unions ‘Protest President Biden’s Move To Have Congress Impose’ New Pact

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports several Rail Union Leaders, plus a top Rank-And-File Group, are protesting President Joe Biden’s request to Congress to impose a new contract on the Nation’s 115,000 Freight Rail Workers. Biden made his request after Members of four of the 13 Rail Unions in bargaining with the big Class I freight more»

President Biden Calls On Congress ‘To Avert’ Rail Strike

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Tanya Snyder at Politico reports on President Joe Biden, who will ask Congress to intervene to prevent an economically-crippling Freight Rail Strike, even though it means delivering a defeat to his allies in the Labor Movement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will call a vote this week to carry out Biden’s request, which will mean Paid Sick Leave for the more»

Data For Progress Survey Shows Voters ‘Strongly Support’ Unions & ‘Oppose’ Companies’ Anti-Union Tactics

Published on Monday, November 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Lew Blank and Zachary Hertz at Data For Progress report that in a June survey of 2,698 likely voters, Data for Progress tested how Americans are responding the current increase in Union Organizing. The survey, conducted prior to the Mid-Term Election, asked voters whether they’d be more likely or less likely to vote for a candidate who supported more»

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson Retires

Published on Sunday, November 27, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After seven years as International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Lonnie Stephenson is retiring. When he took office in 2015, the IBEW was still digging out from the wreckage of the Great Recession. Stephenson was President during a period of nearly unprecedented chaos. After just one year in more»

Organized Labor ‘Demands An End’ To Wall Street Stock Buybacks

Published on Friday, November 25, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Jacobin reports that stock buybacks are a major way the rich can hoard their wealth instead of investing in Workers, which is why a coalition of Unions are demanding an end to such buybacks. “We have serious concerns about the lack of investment back into facilities, particularly given the profits reported by the oil industry as a whole and the more»

The National AFL-CIO: “House Leadership Under Speaker Nancy Pelosi Has Been Transformational For America’s Working Families”

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has released the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she will not pursue the role of Minority Leader: America’s Unions thank Nancy Pelosi for her historic leadership and her decades of public service. She is undoubtedly the greatest and most more»

How About This? - Former Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo, Who’s Eyeing A Potential Run For The White House, ‘Believes’ American Federation Of Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten Is The “Most Dangerous Person In The World”

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Olafimihan Oshin at The Hill reports former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes Randi Weingarten - President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Union, is the “most dangerous person in the world.” Pompeo, who is thought to be eyeing a potential 2024 White House bid, says education is one of the central issues that Republicans more»

‘Split Decision’ - Unions Representing Train Engineers & Conductors ‘Take Different Routes’ In Freight Rail Contract Ratification Vote

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(INDEPENDENCE, OHIO) - Voting concluded midnight Sunday (November 20th) for Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) - as well as the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD), on proposed new five-year collective bargaining agreements with the more»

Deputy U.S. Labor Secretary ‘Stresses’ Registered Apprenticeships’ ‘Ability To Expand Access To Good Jobs For Women & Marginalized Workers’

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su visited the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles last week to see how its Registered Apprenticeship Programs are providing Workers - especially Women of Color - the training and skills they need to secure good Union jobs. The visit coincided with National Women in Apprenticeship more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler - Working People Were ‘Key’ In Driving Midterm Wins & ‘We’re Just Getting Started’

Published on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The pundits had it all figured out. All the polling data and conventional wisdom pointed to a shift in power in both the House and the Senate. A red wave was coming. As we look at the Mid-Term Election results as they stand today, it’s clear that conventional wisdom was wrong. But why? As with any election, there’s no one explanation. more»

New EPI Report: The Cannabis Industry ‘Could Be A Model Of Good Jobs - If, Policymakers Strengthen Workers’ Right To Unionize’

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Key findings from a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows Unionization is crucial to ensuring the emerging Cannabis Industry provides safe and good-paying jobs. The report examines potential outcomes of allowing the Cannabis Industry to adopt harmful “low-road” practices common in other industries versus more»

U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Seeks Nationwide Court Injunction To Stop’ Packers Sanitation Services’ ‘Oppressive Child Labor’ Violations At Processing Facilities - USDOL ‘Finds 31 Children Working Overnight Shifts In Hazardous’ Occupations

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LINCOLN, NEBRASKA) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has asked a Federal Court to issue a Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order and injunction against Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI) - one of the Nation’s leading providers of food safety sanitation – in order to stop the company from illegally employing dozens of Minor-Aged more»

Unionizing Is ‘Now On Track To Be A Constitutional Right In Illinois’ - Here’s How It Happened…

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Jeff Schuhrke at In These Times reports that in the Mid Term Election, a majority of Illinois voters backed the Workers Rights Amendment - which will enshrine the ability to organize and bargain collectively. A coalition of Unions helped propel the campaign. Want to find out how? Read Schuhrke’s Story At more»

National Labor Relations Board Proposal ‘Aims To Make It Harder To Remove Unions’

Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
FisherPhillips.com reports the National Labor Relations Board just took the first step towards scrapping Trump-era rules that had made it easier for Workers to undo Union Representation. The proposal would also reinstate a prior doctrine shielding voluntarily recognized Unions from prompt decertification and would once again ease the way for Union more»

8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week Gets Ready To Kick Off Next Week – U.S. Department Of Labor To Help Showcase Nationwide Apprenticeship Training Opportunities And The Success And Value For Rebuilding The County’s Economy

Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is getting ready to kick off the 8th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which begins on Monday, November 14th and runs to November 20th. National Apprenticeship Week showcases the efforts of industry, Organized Labor, equity, workforce, education and government - which will host events more»

From The National AFL-CIO: Working People ‘Propel Pro-Worker’ Candidates In ‘Key’ Races, ‘Commit To Strengthening Organizing Wave That’s Reshaping America’

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has released the following statement on the 2022 Mid-Term Elections: While it may be days or weeks until every vote is counted and we know the full results of this election, it’s clear the tireless organizing efforts of Working People to engage voters in one-on-one discussions about the more»

Anatomy Of A Union Organizing Drive

Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Unions aren’t just vehicles for transforming society - they also transform lives, as Workers and Organizers learn how to build an organization that can overthrow the authoritarian dictatorship of the boss and create a beloved community. Veteran Union Organizer Daisy Pitkin talks to Jacobin about her first Organizing Campaign at an industrial laundry more»

A Message To All Union Members: Voters ‘Must Choose Between Democracy & Fascism’

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg and John Wojcik at People’s World report from Washington, D.C.: Declaring “the fate of the soul of America is in your hands,” President Joe Biden is urging voters, regardless of party, to defend U.S. Democracy by soundly denouncing and rejecting Right Wing MAGA political extremism and violence at the polls on Tuesday, more»

NLRB’s Top Lawyer ‘Announces Focus On Electronic Worker Tracking, Will Advocate For A New Legal Framework To Protect’ Workers’ Rights Under Federal Labor Law ‘From Abuse Of Workplace Technologies’

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg Law reports National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo will focus on electronic monitoring and algorithm-driven management, saying she’ll advocate for a new legal framework to protect Workers’ Rights under Federal Labor Law from abuse of workplace technologies. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

“If Union Members ‘Don’t Get Involved, The Laws Won’t Change’” - Georgia IBEW Member Runs For Secretary Of State

Published on Friday, November 4, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Bee Nguyen is many things. She’s the daughter of Vietnamese Immigrants, the State Representative for Georgia’s 89th District, and, as she proudly touts in her campaign for Secretary of State, a card-carrying Member of Atlanta International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 613. “Bee is very intelligent and seasoned in more»

The National AFL-CIO & NewsGuild-CWA ‘Warns Of Chilling Effect’ On Journalistic Freedom Following ‘Wrongheaded Court Decision’ Involving Starbucks’ ‘Efforts To Obtain Messages Between Reporters & Its Buffalo Workers’

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Last month a Federal Judge ruled that Starbucks Workers United, a Union supporting the organizing of thousands of Starbucks Workers across the U.S., must turn over private messages between Workers and Journalists covering the massive organizing wave at the Coffee Chain. This ruling has serious implications for media coverage of Unionization efforts and more»

Laborers’ President Terry O’Sullivan Says ‘All Is On The Line In 2022 Elections’

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports Laborers President Terry O’Sullivan says the 2022 Mid-Term Election is more important than Workers suspect - and adds that it not only will it determine the fate of Pro-Worker measures enacted since 2020, but it’ll be a predictor of 2024 too. The veteran Union President of one of the Nation’s more»

Brotherhood Of Railroad Signalmen ‘Reject Proposed Deal To Avert’ Strike

Published on Monday, October 31, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports that by a 1,820-to-2,810 margin, Members of yet another Rail Union - the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, have rejected a proposed contract which bargainers for 13 Rail Unions hammered out with the Nation’s Class I Freight Railroads, and brokered by the Biden Administration. Lack of Paid Sick Leave was more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees Union Calls For $16.5 Billion In Funding For Staffing At The Social Security Administration & The ‘Abandonment Of Cutthroat Collective Bargaining Tactics’ By Management

Published on Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Erich Wagner at GovExec.com reports the Union representing Employees of the Social Security Administration - the American Federation Of Government Employees, is calling on Congress to provide $16.5 billion in emergency appropriations for Fiscal 2023 and on agency management to improve its workforce policies to address a staffing crisis that has created more»

‘It Matters Who You Vote For’ - Union ‘Strike Power Under Threat’ As U.S. Supreme Court ‘Mulls’ Labor Law

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg Law reports an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case has the potential to chill Unions’ use of strikes as a bargaining strategy and tilt the balance of power in Labor-Management relations more toward businesses. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

The National AFL-CIO On The Fatal School Shooting In St. Louis: “We Call On Our Legislators In Washington And At Every Level To Take Action To Ensure Our Schools And Workplaces Are Safe Places For Everyone”

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond released the following statement after Monday’s (October 24th) fatal school shooting at St. Louis Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, which left two people dead and seven injured. Police Officers on the scene killed the suspected more»

Labor Perspective From Wade Rathke, Chief Organizer At Acorn International For Unions: ‘The Ripple May Be As Powerful As The Wave’

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
An interesting Labor Perspective from Wade Rathke, who serves as Chief Organizer at Acorn International, at ChiefOrganizer.com. Despite news of a second consecutive defeat by the Amazon Labor Union, in a 2-to-1 beat-down in Albany, New York - Rathke says Workers and organizers shouldn’t be discouraged: “I’m no Pollyanna, but I would argue more»

American Workers Are ‘Rediscovering The Power Of Going On Strike’ - Most Americans' Wages ‘Stagnated As Unions Lost Power, But Now Unions Are Flexing Again & The Results Could Be Huge For Workers’

Published on Sunday, October 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
MSNBC Opinion Columnist Kate Bahn says dire headlines about inflation are masking one of the biggest economic shifts in the U.S. Labor Market: After decades of decline, the American Labor Movement is showing signs of revival. And while most Americans' wages stagnated as Unions lost power, Bahn says, Unions are now flexing again and the results could be more»

Election 2022: Workers ‘Battle Hordes Of Corporate’ Campaign Cash

Published on Friday, October 21, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports that even as Union Workers and their allies hit the political hustings, campaigning door-to-door, explaining issues, phone banking and more, they face one big problem on the campaign trail: Hordes of corporate campaign cash fueling the drives of Anti-Worker - and Anti-Democracy - politicians. For decades, the more»

Union Canvassers ‘Reject’ The New York Times’ ‘Gloomy Outlook’ On The Elections

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
John Wojcik and Mark Gruenberg at People’s World combine to report on Union Canvassers, who are rejecting The New York Times gloomy outlook on the upcoming Mid-Term Elections. Unite Here Local 274 President Rosslyn Wuchinich pulled no punches when interviewed by the two, telling them her Members are not content to live with claims by The Times that more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Calls For Sweeping Reforms’ Of The H-2B Visa Program As The Department Of Homeland Security Announces ‘Move To Supplement’ H-2B Cap With Nearly 65,000 ‘Additional’ Visas For Fiscal Year 2023

Published on Monday, October 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), announced it will be issuing a regulation that will make available to employers an additional 64,716 H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Visas for Fiscal Year 2023 - on top of the 66,000 H-2B Visas that are normally available more»

National AFL-CIO ‘To Invest Millions In New Worker Organizing Efforts’ - Increase On Member Union Fees ‘Would Bring In An Estimated $11 Million Per Year, All Of It Earmarked For Organizing’

Published on Sunday, October 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Dave Jamieson at The Huffington Post reports on the National AFL-CIO increasing the fees paid by its Member Unions to fund more organizing and help restore Union Membership after years of decline. The National AFL-CIO’s Board voted to approve a new measure that will raise the per-capita contributions each Union makes based on the size of its more»

The NLRB Says Union Representation Petitions ‘Soared’ 53% In A Year As Workers ‘Are Increasingly Turning To Established & Independent Unions In An Effort To Address Their Workplace Issues’

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Reuters reports the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says Union Representation Petitions increased 53% In Fiscal Year 2022 when compared with 2021 and were at the highest since 2016. Workers are increasingly turning to established and independent Unions in an effort to address their workplace issues - ranging from wages and benefits to more»

USDOL Announces Proposed Rule On Classifying Employees & Independent Contractors, ‘Seeks To Return To Longstanding Interpretation’ - National AFL-CIO Says Change To Rule Is A ‘Victory For Working People’

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) will publish a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) on Thursday (October 13th) to help employers and Workers determine whether a Worker is an Employee or an Independent Contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule would provide guidance on classifying Workers and seeks to combat more»

‘Unions 101’ From The U.S. Department Of Labor - ‘Good Information For Union Members To Share’ With Their Non-Union Friends

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
What is a Labor Union? Who has the legal right to organize? And who protects these rights? All good questions to ask, especially if you are a Non-Union Worker. The U.S. Department of Labor provides answers these questions and plenty more in a posting on its website. So, to get the facts about Unions, Workplace Organizing and the Federal Agencies that more»

NLRB Rules Employers 'May Not Unilaterally Stop' Union Dues

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a decision in Valley Hospital Medical Center, Incorporated, on remand from United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, finding employers may not unilaterally stop Union Dues Checkoff after a Collective Bargaining Agreement expires. The NLRB’s initial decision on this more»

Organizing Congress: Three Lawmakers’ Staffs ‘Go Union’

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on the Congressional Workers Union in Washington, D.C., which has organized Professional Staffers for three progressive Lawmakers - Democrats Andy Levin of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ro Khanna of California - and with their bosses’ enthusiastic endorsement. To Read This Labor News Story, Go more»

Court Enters Consent Order Requiring Bakeries In The States Of Connecticut & New York To Pay $952,000 To 74 Employees Following U.S. Labor Department Investigation & Litigation

Published on Friday, October 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) – An investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) have resulted in a Federal Court ordering three bakeries located in Danbury, Connecticut and Mount Vernon, New York - and their owner/officer, to pay nearly $1 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 74 Employees to resolve violations of the Fair more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Selection Of OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Across The U.S. - In New York State, Buffalo & Rochester Chosen, Centers To Extend Safety & Health Training Opportunities

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor's (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the addition of a new organization to its OSHA Training Institute Education Center Network and the renewal of 25 existing Education Centers. OTI Education Centers are Non-Profit Organizations that offer training courses on more»

NLRB ‘Rejects’ Starbucks' ‘Call To Revisit’ Union Election Test

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Daniel Wiessner at Reuters reports the National Labor Relations Board has rejected Starbucks’ call to reconsider a test the agency adopted two years ago for deciding whether to hold Union Elections in person or via mail ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 240 Starbucks stores across the United States have Unionized over the last year. To more»

Are Labor Unions ‘In The Midst Of A Moment Or A New Movement?’

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Todd Dybas at LinkedIn News reports on a Pro-Union Biden Administration, a 57-year-high in the positive view of Labor Unions and high-profile efforts to form new Unions are meeting in what may be an inflection point for the Labor Movement. But, Dybas asks: Can those things be molded into tangible results? To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

“The Current NLRB Is Making A Courageous Effort To Restrain The Most Egregious Violators, But They Have Neither The Funding Nor The Enforcement Powers To Curtail Illegal Behavior” - Testimony To Congress ‘Outlines Employer Anti-Union Efforts’

Published on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Most employers continue to engage in coercive and retaliatory practices to limit Union Activity, a Cornell University Researcher told the U.S. House of Representatives Labor Committee in testimony. Kate Bronfenbrenner, who serves as Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations (ILR) Director of Labor Education Research, more»

U.S. Secretary Of Labor Marty Walsh Details His Role In Freight Rail Negotiations, Worked For About 20 Hours Straight Helping Guide Negotiations

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Boston.com reports on the crucial role U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh played in the negotiations between freight rail companies and Employee Unions that dodged a massively impactful Strike. Walsh told Boston.com that he knew the pressure was on as he worked to bridge the gap between representatives from both sides. If a deal had not been reached, the more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Obtains Judgment To Recover $9.3 Million In Back Wages, Damages For 1,756 Workers Misclassified By A Staffing Company In Philadelphia

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has obtained a consent judgment that will recover $9.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 1,756 Employees of a Philadelphia Health Care Staffing Company that misclassified them and willfully denied their hard-earned overtime pay. Obtained by the USDOL’s Office of more»

A National AFL-CIO Panel Says You Can “Blame Corporate Greed, But Not Workers, For Inflation”

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on a National AFL-CIO Panel of Pro-Worker Economists who are warning policymakers to blame Corporate Greed, not Workers, for inflation. The Economists warn that “today’s inflation really is rooted in some of the same long-standing policy choices and long-standing power imbalances” between more»

Dr. Madhav Narayan, A Physician In The Heartland, Says: “We Must Stop Abandoning The American Railroad Worker”

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In The Omaha World-Herald’s Midland Voices Opinion Column, Dr. Madhav Naraya, a Physician in The Heartland, says there’s a crisis on our railroads. While there was a great amount of media coverage of the recent and potential Strike by Railroad Workers, Dr. Naraya says there is very little coverage of what railroad companies are doing to these more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Refocuses On Proven’ Registered Apprenticeship Model, ‘Rescinds Industry-Recognized’ Apprenticeship Program - Cites ‘85-year Record Of Promoting Higher Quality Training & Worker Protection Standards’

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a final rule to rescind the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program and will direct the Department’s resources toward Registered Apprenticeships to expand access to good-paying jobs and create reliable pathways to the Middle Class. The USDOL issued this final rule after more»

Washington, D.C.-Area Airport Workers ‘Demand Better’ Health Care, Pay & Job Protections

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on Workers who are employed at Washington D.C.’s Dulles and National Airports – including a number who are Unionized and are Members of the Service Employees International Union and Unite Here, who are battling their bosses over sick time, and demanding better health care, pay and job protections. more»

Labor Service + Solidarity Spotlight: The National AFL-CIO & The Chris Gardner Foundation ‘Join Forces To Give Students Life-Changing’ Job Opportunities

Published on Friday, September 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – The National AFL-CIO has announced a ground-breaking and new partnership with the Chris Gardner Foundation’s Permission to Dream Program to put students with limited economic opportunities on an early path to the Middle Class. National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond and Chris Gardner, founder of the Chris Gardner more»