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U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Proposed Rulemaking ‘To Protect’ Tipped Workers

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to limit the amount of non-tip producing work that a Tipped Employee can perform when an employer is taking a Tip Credit. The proposed rule clarifies when an Employee is working in a tipped occupation and when a Worker has performed such a substantial more»

OSHA Orders COVID Protections For Health Workers, ‘But Other High-Risk Professions Are Left Out’

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Almost 16 months and 600,000 deaths after the government officially declared the Coronavirus a pandemic, the Biden Administration issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (EST) forcing health care firms to protect their Workers, now. But the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate only applies to the health more»

Majority Of Voters ‘Support’ The PRO Act - Vox Poll ‘Shows Support For The PRO Act & Public Sector Bargaining & Union Rights’

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act is a transformational Bill that would rewrite Labor Law to give Workers a fairer chance against their bosses. It would do things like outlaw Right-To-Work (for less) and make it easier to get a first contract after organizing. Since this is a Bill that would actually help Workers, Conservatives and business more»

Ransomware Attack Hit Teamsters In 2019, But They ‘Refused To Pay’ - FBI Advised The Union To "Just Pay" The Ransom, According To Sources, But The Teamsters ‘Instead Chose To Rebuild’ Their Computer Network

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day Weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment, but unlike many of the companies hit by such high-profile attacks in recent months, the Union declined to pay - despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported more»

The Fight To Unionize Amazon Workers ‘Excited’ The Labor Movement, ‘But What Does Their Loss Mean For Union Organizing In 2021?’

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note: Nathaniel Pettit is a Freelance Writer and a Labor Movement supporter. This Summer, he’ll be working in the United Steelworkers’ (USW) Organizing Department. When we spoke in late March, veteran Pittsburgh Social Justice Organizer Mel Packer was anxiously awaiting news from Bessemer, Alabama where more»

OSHA Issues Emergency COVID Standard For Fire & EMS Agencies

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect Health Care Workers from exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its ensuing illness, COVID-19. OSHA’s latest ETS applies to Health Care Workers and Emergency Responders who likely will interact with, and care more»

“You Heard Rhetoric From The Last Administration. This Administration Has Stood With Unions Every Step Of The Way.” - National Building Trades Unions Back President Biden’s Full Infrastructure Plan

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Aware that the pressure must be raised for passage of President Joe Biden’s proposed Infrastructure Plan, the National AFL-CIO’s Building Trades Unions, at a one-day virtual legislative conference, backed the President’s original $2.2 trillion plan. “This year has been unlike any other,” National more»

Labor Perspective From AFGE National President Everett Kelley: ‘Strong’ Unions ‘Make For Better’ Workplaces - Biden Is ‘Doing More To Strengthen Worker Rights Inside The Federal Government Than Any President In A Generation’

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Progressive Editor’s Note: Everett Kelley serves as National President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which is the largest Union representing Federal and D.C. government Employees. President Joe Biden is moving swiftly and decisively to protect and expand Union Rights for Federal Employees, following years of more»

Reflecting On Organized Labor's ‘Efforts To Defend’ Democracy

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note: The following was signed by these Labor Leaders & Activists: Ed Bruno, Southern Workers Assembly; Gene Bruskin, National Writers Union; Michael Eisenscher; Peralta Federation of Teachers/American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1603, retired; Jonah Furman, former National Labor Organizer, Bernie 2020; Norine more»

The U.S. Supreme Court ‘Rejects Bid To Weaken’ Public Sector Labor Unions

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a bid to weaken the power of Public Sector Unions, refusing to reconsider a 1984 ruling that lets them serve as the exclusive Bargaining Agent for Workers. The Justices - without comment, rejected an appeal by Jade Thompson, an Ohio High School Teacher who said she has a First Amendment right not more»

Workers ‘Gain An Upper Hand For First Time In A Generation’

Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has recalibrated the power dynamics between employers and would-be Employees in favor of Workers - and this shift "could persist for years," The New York Times reports. Why It Matters: With Workers having the upper hand, employers are trying to lure them into the workforce by offering higher wages and more benefits, as well as more»

West Virginia Unions ‘Pressure’ Manchin ‘To Back Biden’ On Infrastructure Plan

Published on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
If President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan is going to become reality, it will very likely need the vote of every Democrat in the evenly divided U.S. Senate. That simple fact puts a bright spotlight on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a Moderate Democrat who represents a deep-red Republican state - a place that Donald Trump carried more»

Largest Federal Workers Union ‘Praises’ The Biden Administration’s ‘Move To Expand’ Union Rights & Increase Pay For Transportation Security Administration Workers

Published on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In what is being described as a major victory for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Workers, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has directed TSA Administrator David Pekoske to issue a new determination that expands Union Rights for TSA Workers, ensures fairness and due process by extending more»

Workers ‘Should Have The Power To Say No’ - Policy Makers ‘Should Not Ensure A Flood Of Low-Wage Workers For’ America’s Businesses

Published on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Cities and towns are opening back up after their Coronavirus-induced shutdowns. Job vacancies have surged to historic highs. Millions of Americans report that they are looking for work. Yet, employers are struggling to fill available positions, leaving them with no option but to shorten their business’s hours of operation and pay overtime. But more»

Labor Perspective From Labor Author Phil Cohen: Will Biden Repair Trump's Damage To the NLRB?

Published on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
UCOMM Blog Editor’s Note: Phil Cohen is the Author of Fighting Union Busters in a Carolina Carpet Mill One of Donald Trump’s less-documented abuses of power has been his subversion of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal in 1935 to encourage collective bargaining more»

President Biden Is ‘Proudly Pro-Union,’ But Can He ‘Reverse’ Labor’s Long Decline?

Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As Joe Biden launched his Presidential run, he made an early stop at the Washington headquarters of the National AFL-CIO to meet with its President, Richard Trumka. The former Vice President talked about economic inequality and sluggish wages, analyzing them as a product of the outsize power corporations have over Workers, Trumka more»

How Many Strikes Are There In The U.S.?

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
How many strikes are there in the United States? It’s a question with obvious importance to Labor Activists, yet there is no readily accessible answer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases an annual Work Stoppage Summary in February that reports on the number of strikes and lockouts over the prior year - but only those that involved at more»

Workers Answer The Alliance For American Manufacturing’s Q&A’s On Infrastructure: They Say They Want “More Work, More Workers.”

Published on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Biden Administration’s big infrastructure proposal is running into the customary opposition from Senate Republicans in Washington, D.C. But while there will be plenty of coverage of the debate over the contours of this legislation, it’s just as important to hear what Factory Workers think about a potential more»

Truck Driver Unions ‘Push Congress To Regulate Driverless’ Trucks - Labor Groups Propose Framework For ‘Testing, Deployment & Regulation Of Autonomous Vehicles’

Published on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Truck Driver Unions are pushing Federal Lawmakers to create stricter regulations over driverless vehicles, pointing to a spate of recent accidents involving semi-autonomous cars from Waymo, Tesla and Uber. Those crashes have raised questions about the extent to which autonomous vehicles will truly increase equity, transportation more»

President Biden Nominates Union-Side Attorney Gwynne Wilcox To Fill NLRB Seat - The ‘First’ African-American Woman ‘Ever Appointed’ To The NLRB

Published on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden has nominated Gwynne Wilcox to fill the last remaining vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If confirmed by the Senate, Wilcox would be the second Democrat on the Board, joining Board Chair Lauren McFerran – who’d been a Member of the NLRB since 2014 and was appointed Chair on January more»

New Face-Mask Rules ‘Put Grocery Workers Back At Center Of Debate’ - UFCW Encourages Supermarkets ‘To Keep’ Mask Requirements ‘In Place Because There's No Easy Way To Tell Whether Someone Is Vaccinated’

Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Supermarket workers are back in the middle of a national conversation about face masks. Many supermarket chains have eased rules for wearing masks in stores since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on May 13th that fully-vaccinated people no longer need to cover their faces indoors. The Kroger Food Chain more»

Labor Perspective From Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: Workers ‘Matter’ - Eight Lessons We’ve Learned From The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Anchorage Daily News Editor’s Note: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is A Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the Author of Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. Reich blogs at Maybe it’s wishful thinking to declare the Coronavirus Pandemic over in the more»

"We Have Many Officers On The Fence About Whether To Stay With This Department" - U.S. Capitol Police Union Says More Than 70 Rank-And-File Officers Have Left The Force Since The Deadly January 6th Insurrection

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - More than 70 Rank-and-File United States Capitol Police Officers have resigned or retired since the deadly January 6th insurrection at the Capitol building, their Police Union says. "What keeps me awake at night is not the challenge of hiring and training more Police Officers, but keeping the Officers we have right now," said USCP more»

“This Opportunity To Take A Step Back And Think About What You’re Doing Really Changed My Mind. (It) Made Me Think Long-Term For The First Time.” - ‘Changed’ By The Pandemic, Many Workers ‘Won’t Return To Their Old Jobs’

Published on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - There’s a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many Workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced Unemployment Benefits and Stimulus Checks, gave many Americans the time and the financial cushion to rethink their careers. Their former employers are more»

The Public Safety Blueprint For Change Report - The National AFL-CIO Calls For Union Training In Community Relations For Cops

Published on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Labor Movement is attempting to tackle head on the nationwide scourge of police violence and in particular the continued killing by cops of unarmed Black people. Labor Leaders have a vision of an America where large numbers of heavily-armed militarized police are never sent in to serve a summons on an unarmed Black man, like they more»

Working Women ‘Need’ The PRO Act – ‘Passing Off Anti-Union Beliefs Under The Guise Of Feminism Isn’t Just Cynical, It’s Flat-Out Wrong’

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Jeanne D’Angelo, currently a Freelance Illustrator, had a job interview at the Comcast headquarters in Philadelphia 13 years ago. The manager who interviewed her, who was employed by Comcast, told her she got the job. Then she was sent to a temp agency to fill out her new-hire paperwork. Like so many other Workers, D’Angelo had been a temp more»

Amazon Access To Mailbox ‘Could Be Grounds To Overturn’ Union Vote - Worker ‘Testified He Saw Company Guards Open Mailbox With Key’

Published on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Testimony that had access to a mailbox installed for Workers to vote in a recent Union Election could prompt the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to overturn the results, according to the agency’s former chair. During an NLRB hearing late last week, Employee Kevin Jackson said Amazon Security Guards used keys to open the mailbox, more»

The United Food & Commercial Workers ‘Raise Concerns’ Over The New Centers For Disease Control And Prevention’s Mask Policy, Union Says CDC ‘Must Recognize Challenges’ Essential Retail & Grocery Workers ‘Still Face’

Published on Monday, May 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million Essential Food and Retail Workers, is raising concerns about the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors. As the Nation’s leading voice for Retail and Grocery Worker more»

Americans ‘Are More Pro-Union & Anti-Big Business Than At Any Time In Decades’ - Support For Organized Labor ‘Has Even Gone Up Among Republican Voters, Perhaps Trump’s Faux-Populism Had An Unintended Effect’

Published on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Guardian Editor’s Note: Emily DiVito is Program Manager for the Corporate Power Program at the Roosevelt Institute. Aaron Sojourner is a Labor Economist at the University of Minnesota, a Roosevelt Institute Fellow and a former Senior Economist for Labor at the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Obama and Trump. more»

$15-An-Hour For Federal Contractors ‘Is Great, But A Union Is Better’ - President Biden ‘Could Kick-Start’ Labor Organizing, ‘Without Approval From Congress’

Published on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After Democrats in March voted down a national $15 Minimum Wage, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order raising it for Federal Contractors to $15 an hour by 2022. This is an excellent - if insufficient step, both for the national Fight for $15 and for low-wage Federal Contractors. It’s also heartening to see the President more»

A Mother Jones’ Report: American Labor Law ‘Is Stuck’ In the Year 1947 & ‘It’s No Surprise Companies Keep Winning’ As Congress ‘Has Passed No Major Pro-Union ‘Legislation Since Republicans ‘Gutted Labor Protections After WWII’

Published on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In 1947, when Republicans took control of Congress for the first time since the Great Depression, they immediately set out to weaken Labor Unions. The Bill they drafted provoked sharp condemnation from Democrats: Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the first Black Congressman elected in New York, compared it to slave labor and said it could “just as easily have more»

New Study ‘Shows The Perils Of Right-To-Work (For Less)’

Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Long-shot efforts to roll back Right-To-Work (for less) Laws in Michigan and Virginia aren't likely to level the playing field for Working People this year, but a new study provides fresh ammunition for Pro-Union Lawmakers in the fight for repeal. The study, released earlier this year by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle more»

Former National AFL-CIO Deputy Chief Of Staff Thea Lee To Join The U.S. Labor Department’s International Affairs Division

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former AFL-CIO official Thea Lee will be named to a top role at the U.S. Labor Department. Lee will be appointed as Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs, The Wall Street Journal reported. In that role, Lee will oversee the section that investigates Labor Rights, forced labor and child trafficking. National AFL-CIO more»

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer & Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown ‘Unveil New Clean Transit For America Plan’ To ‘Replace’ Nation’s ‘Polluting Buses With Clean Buses’

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat-New York) and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio) have unveiled their new Clean Transit for America plan to help protect the planet by providing $73 billion to move the United States’ Public Transit Systems to more»

Ninth Circuit Overturns NLRB Decision ‘Finding Unlawful Secondary Picketing, Citing Insufficient Evidence Of An Intent To Coerce A Neutral Employer’

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - dismissing a complaint against two joint employers alleging unlawful termination in retaliation for picketing activity. The Court, reversing the NLRB, found that the Employees’ picket was not unlawful secondary activity more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Calls On The Biden Administration To Strengthen OSHA’ After Releasing Its Annual Worker Deaths Report

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO is calling on the Biden Administration to take action to strengthen Federal enforcement of Workplace Safety Standards, on the heels of a report showing more than 5,300 workers died on the job in 2019. The report the Labor Organization released at a virtual press conference found workplace deaths rose slightly in more»

“As A Country, We Must Renew Our Commitment To Safe Jobs For All Workers And Invest The Resources To Make That Happen.” - New National AFL-CIO Report Shows 275 U.S. Workers Killed Daily

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In 2019, 5,333 Working People were killed on the job and an estimated 95,000 died from occupational diseases, according to the 30th edition of the Death On The Job: The Toll Of Neglect Report. That means every day, on average, 275 U.S. Workers die from hazardous working conditions. And this was before the devastating COVID-19 more»

The ‘Ascent’ Of Association Of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson – ‘Now She’s Poised To Help The Entire Worker Movement Take Off’

Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Sara Nelson was supposed to be accepting a lifetime achievement award from the National AFL-CIO, the Nation’s largest federation of Labor Unions. After a brief video played of her speaking out against sexism and harassment in the airline industry, Nelson, the President of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), took the stage more»

A Closer Look At Mother Jones, Labor Organizer & Agitator

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mother Jones (who was born Mary Harris in1837 and died on November 30th, 1930) was a key radical figure in United States Labor History. She was a fiery orator, a Union Agitator for Mine Workers, and a Co-Founder of the International Workers of the World (IWW). The current-day political magazine Mother Jones was named for her and maintains her legacy of more»

“It Shouldn’t Be This Hard” - The National AFL-CIO Launches Major Ad Campaign ‘Boosting’ The PRO Act

Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO launched a seven-figure advertising campaign last week, airing television and radio ads promoting the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act across Alaska, Arizona, Virginia and West Virginia. Additionally, digital ads are running nationwide, urging constituents to contact their Senators in support of the PRO more»

‘100 Days Of Helping Workers’ - President Biden's ‘First 100 Days Have Included A Whirlwind Of Action To Support Unions & Working People’

Published on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Thursday, April 29th marked the 100th day that Joe Biden has been President of the United States. The first 100 days have been used as a benchmark since President Franklin Roosevelt on how successful the new President is in getting things done right away. Roosevelt first used the term to explain all of the legislation he got passed in more»

Workers Memorial Day 2021: ‘Renew The Promise - Safe Jobs For All’

Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Fifty years ago on April 28th, Workers Memorial Day - the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, promising every Worker the right to a safe job. The law was won because of the tireless efforts of the Labor Movement, which organized for safer working conditions and demanded government action. Unions and its allies have fought hard to make more»

How The PRO Act ‘Restores’ Workers’ Right To Unionize - An Economic Policy Institute Chart Of The Ways The PRO Act ‘Fixes Major Problems In Current Labor Law’

Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Nearly half of all Non-Union Workers say they want a Union in their workplace, yet only 12% of all Workers are actually represented by a Union. Current Law places too many obstacles in the way of Workers trying to organize and gives employers too much power to interfere with Workers’ free choice. The Protecting the Right to more»

President Biden Will Promote Unions Through A White House Task Force

Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Monday (April 26th) to create a task force to promote Labor Organizing, according to a White House fact sheet. The task force, to be led by Vice President Kamala Harris and populated by Cabinet Officials and top White House advisers, will issue recommendations on how the Federal more»

Mineworkers Union Supports Biden's Green Energy Plan - Union Calls For A ‘Just Transition’ For Their Members & Investment In Green Technology

Published on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the biggest impediments to President Joe Biden’s climate plan has done a 180 and is now supporting the plan. The United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) has announced they support the President’s Green Energy policies in exchange for a robust transition strategy. The Union hopes that this will mean more jobs for their more»

Unions To Democrats: ‘No’ PRO Act, ‘No’ Money - Unions Are ‘Threatening To Withhold Support From Senators Who Don't Support The Labor Bill’

Published on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With the Protecting The Right To Organize (PRO) Act still short of the votes that are needed to pass, Unions are ramping up the pressure on undecided U.S. Senators to get the bill passed. This includes a week of action and a threat to pull support for any Senators who don’t support the Bill. In a private call between Union more»

New Bill ‘Would Restore’ Tax Deduction For Union Dues, Other Worker Expenses

Published on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Four years after the income tax deduction for Union Dues was ripped out of the U.S. Tax Code, Pro-Worker Lawmakers are fighting to bring it back and - for the first time, make it available without itemizing. The Tax Fairness for Workers Act would also restore the deduction for other unreimbursed Employee expenses - including travel and more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Hails Chauvin Verdict’ In The George Floyd Case, But Police Unions ‘Are Still An Issue’ For Organized Labor

Published on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A jury’s conviction of former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin on all three counts in George Floyd’s killing - including one that could send Chauvin to prison for decades - delivered justice to Floyd’s family, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. But at the same time, he warned, it’s not the end of the more»

Labor Perspective From Paul Krugman Via The New York Times: America ‘Needs to Empower Workers Again’ - Unions ‘Aren’t Obsolete & We Need To Get Them Back’

Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
New York Times Editor’s Note: Paul Krugman has been a Times Opinion Columnist since 2000 and is also a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He won the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade and economic geography. Labor Activists hoped that the Unionization vote at more»

New Report Finds Employers Are Charged With Violating Federal Law ‘In Four Out Of Every 10’ Union Elections

Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Employers are charged with violating Federal Law in 41.5% of all Union Election Campaigns and illegally firing Workers in nearly 20% of all elections, according to a new report by researchers at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and University of Oregon. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of employer conduct in Union more»