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Workers Across The United States ‘Condemn’ Coronavirus Relief Bill's Loophole For Big Companies

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the coronavirus outbreak highlights the need for social distancing, policymakers and public health experts want to make sure that sick workers can stay home without fear of going broke. To that end, the Senate is set to take up a Coronavirus Relief Bill, passed by the House and backed by Republican President Donald Trump, that could more»

United Steelworkers President Tom Conway ‘Tells You How’ Trump’s Trade Policies Have ‘Failed’ Workers: Trump’s “Helping To ‘Perpetuate The Broken System He Bitterly Criticized.’”

Published on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed “great negotiator” and author of The Art of the Deal, promised to use his bargaining skills to help the American Worker. Trump vowed to rewrite Trade Deals, stanch the offshoring of U.S. jobs and reinvigorate American manufacturing, but his behavior tells a different story. Both of the Trade Deals he produced more»

From The Economic Policy Institute: Union Workers ‘Are More Likely To Have’ Paid Sick Days & Health Insurance As Covid-19 ‘Sheds Light On Our Country’s Least-Empowered’ Workers

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic highlights the vast inequalities in the United States between those who can more easily follow the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendation to stay home and seek medical attention when needed and those who cannot. High-wage earners are more likely to be able to stay home and have health more»

The Current State Of The NLRB: More Than Half Of NLRB Regional Offices Have Top-Level Vacancies, 15 Offices Have Vacancies Or ‘Acting’ Leadership & Observers Say ‘Effective ‘Management At Regional Level Is “Crucial”

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A majority of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) 26 Regional Offices have at least one vacancy or temporary appointment in leadership, creating top-level personnel gaps that some observers say can hinder the agency’s work and sap Employee morale. Effective management at the regional level is crucial to the more»

Effort To ‘Curb’ Defense Unions ‘Meets Bipartisan Opposition’ In The Senate

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators active in Federal Employee and National Security Issues is opposing Republican President Donald Trump’s memo authorizing the Department of Defense to bar Unions from subcomponents, saying it could result in banning Unions for “poorly defined reasons.” In the memo, Trump allowed the more»

Coronavirus Brings A ‘New Legislative Push’ For Paid Sick Leave - Democrats Introduce Measure They Hope ‘Will Find Bipartisan’ Support

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United States is one of the only rich countries not requiring employers to give their workers paid time off when they’re sick and it has become an urgent issue for more Americans because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Citing the crisis, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a new version of a Sick Leave Bill that has been more»

Federal Employees’ Union Responds To Trump Administration ‘Vow To Purge Federal Workers Insufficiently Loyal To President’

Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) - a National Union representing approximately 110,000 Blue and White Collar Government Workers across the United States, has released the following statement: On numerous occasions throughout his Presidency, President Trump has gone out of his way to make public comments aimed at more»

The National AFL-CIO Sues The Trump Administration Over Union Elections Rule

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO, the largest Labor Organization in the United States, is suing to try to block a Trump Administration Rule likely to make it harder for Unions to organize. The National AFL-CIO has asked a Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. to shoot down a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regulation that more»

House Passes Legislation To Grant Federal Transportation Security Officers ‘Equal’ Workplace Rights - New Bill Would Also Give TSOs A Pay & Morale Boost

Published on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - New legislation that would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) equal Workplace Rights passed the House on late last week. The Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act (H.R. 1140), re-introduced by U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson (Mississippi) and Nita Lowey (New York) in 2019, will extend full Collective more»

United Steelworkers International President Conway Calls On Congress To Support The Steel Industry & Its Workers - ‘First Step Is To Ensure American Workers Are Competing On A Fair Playing Field’ With Overseas Competitors

Published on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway joined top executives from U.S. steelmakers on Thursday (March 5th) in testifying before the Congressional Steel Caucus to seek continued support from lawmakers for the American Steel Industry and its Workers. The first step is to ensure American Workers are competing more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Union Support Has “Yet To Be Earned” By Democratic Hopefuls

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told Yahoo Finance this week that the support of the U.S.'s largest Federation of Labor Unions has "yet to be earned" by the Democratic Presidential hopefuls. Even as the Democratic field narrowed after Super Tuesday, the National AFL-CIO is "still evaluating" and "still asking the tough more»

U.S. Department Of Agriculture Sued Over Trump's Effort To ‘Privatize’ Pork Industry Inspections, New Rule ‘Targets’ Federal Inspectors By ‘Weakening’ Their Ability To Do Their Jobs

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A lawsuit has been filed against Republican President Donald Trump's loosening of regulations in pork inspection plants, aiming to stop the rules from taking effect to protect consumers from illness and death. The suit, which targets Trump's New Swine Inspection System (NSIS), was filed by Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food more»

Defense Chief Says ‘He Didn’t Ask For’ Union Memo, But Declines To Say How He’ll Use New Power - Says He’ll Wait For Staff Recommendations Before Using Newly Granted-Authority To ‘Outlaw’ Collective Bargaining Among Pentagon Civilian Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has told Federal Lawmakers he did not request the recent memo signed by Republican President Donald Trump that grants him the authority to ban collective bargaining for the department’s Civilian Workforce, but he declined to say if or how he might use his new power. Esper appeared last week more»

Federal Employee Retirement Benefits ‘Would Be Cut Under’ Trump’s 2020 Budget

Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump has again proposed reducing the value of Federal Retirement Benefits, while requiring most Federal Employees to pay more toward those benefits. In some cases, the benefits would be reduced only for future retirees, but in other cases, those already retired would face a cut, as well. The more»

A Coalition Of Some Of The Largest Labor Unions In The U.S. Are Pushing The Federal Trade Commission To Investigate E-Commerce Giant Amazon For Anti-Competitive Practices

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of some of the largest Labor Unions in the U.S. have formally petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon for anti-competitive practices. The petition, filed late last week, is a 28-page document with nearly 150 footnotes. It asks the FTC to conduct a study exploring Amazon’s effects on the more»

SEIU Unveils $150 Million Campaign To Help Defeat Trump

Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the Nation’s largest Labor Unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat Republican President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout more»

Trump’s NLRB ‘Making It Harder’ For Fast Food Workers To Unionize - New “Joint Employer” Rule ‘Is Another Treat’ For Companies Like McDonald’s ‘That Have Been Battling’ Union Organizing

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is releasing a long-awaited rule that will make it harder for Workers in fast food and other industries to bargain collectively, delivering another win for employers and a setback to Worker Groups. The regulation will limit the scenarios under which corporations are considered “Joint more»

‘A Travesty And A Disgrace:’ Trump Quietly Issues Memo That Could Abolish Union Rights For 750,000 Federal Workers - “This Administration Will Not Stop Until It Takes Away All Workers’ Rights To Form And Join A Union.”

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Donald Trump quietly issued a memo granting Defense Secretary Mark Esper the power to abolish Collective Bargaining Rights for the Defense Department’s 750,000 Civilian Workers, a move Unions are decrying as part of the administration’s far-reaching assault on Organized Labor. The American Federation of Government more»

In Yet ‘Another Unfortunate Example’ Of President Trump’s ‘Willingness To Talk A Big Game About Being Pro-Union While His Actions Clearly Contradict That,’ The White House ‘Vows To Veto’ The PRO Act’s Worker Protections

Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One day before 224 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties voted to approve a bill to make it easier for Working People to join Labor Unions - the White House issued a strongly worded statement opposing the measure. “This is ‘another unfortunate example’ of (Republican) President (Donald) more»

Union Sues To Block Plan That Would ‘Make It Easier’ For Feds ‘To Quit Paying’ Dues

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is suing to block the agency that governs Labor-Management Relations across Federal Agencies from implementing a plan to make it easier for Federal Workers to stop paying Union Dues, accusing officials of abetting the Republican Trump Administration’s efforts to crack down on Labor more»

Trump 2021 Budget Calls For USPS ‘Pay Cuts, Greater Use’ Of Private Partners In Order To Bring Postal Workers Pay To A Level “More Closely Aligning Postal Service Employee Wages With Those Of Other Federal Employees”

Published on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump’s proposed Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 did not call for the outright privatization of the United States Postal Service (USPS), but its call for “increased use of private sector partners” and cuts in postal pay likely will alarm many Employee groups. The budget, released more»

Labor Authority Moves Forward With Plan ‘To Make It Easier’ For Feds ‘To Cancel’ Union Dues

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is moving forward with a controversial proposal to make it easier for Federal Employees to cancel automatic Union Dues collection, over the objections of Labor Groups and the agency’s lone Democratic appointee. Last year, the FLRA, which oversees Labor-Management Relations across the more»

Labor Perspective From Former Disability Policy Analyst & Federal Lobbyist Jack Delaney: Medicare For All ‘Helps’ Unions By Taking Health Care ‘Off’ The Bargaining Table

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Truthout Editor’s Note: Jack Delaney is a former Disability Policy Analyst, Federal Lobbyist and Congressional Intern who worked on issues relating to Health Care, Disability and Labor Policy. On February 11th, the Nevada Culinary Workers Union publicly criticized Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All Plan ahead of the more»

Workers ‘Face Retirement With Fear’ As GOP ‘Refuses To Back’ Pension Protection Bill

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Glen Heck spent 28 years sweating in a Campti, Louisiana Paper Mill that he likes to say was “hotter than nine kinds of hell.” But now, Heck’s sacrifice may have been for nothing because his Multi-Employer Pension Plan is one of about 150 nationwide set to go broke. If that happens, the 78-year-old Heck will have to more»

Labor Perspective From Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Michael Hiltzik: Trump Has Turned The Department Of Labor Into The ‘Department Of Employer Rights’

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
L.A. Times Editor’s Note: Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Michael Hiltzik writes a daily blog appearing on As a member of The Los Angeles Times Staff, he has been a Financial and Technology Writer and a Foreign Correspondent. He is the author of six books, including: Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age more»

The Largest Federal Employee Union ‘Punches Back’ At President Trump

Published on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As President Donald Trump continues battering Federal Employees, their largest Union sent him a rousing retort this week that it might be bloodied - but not busted. Delegates to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Legislative Conference were fired up by high-profile speakers, including House Speaker Nancy more»

The Assault On Organized Labor Continues: Republican President Trump ‘Bans’ Unions At Defense Department - Trump Says “In The Name Of National Security, The Defense Secretary Doesn't Have To Recognize The Union”

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Another day and another move by Republican President Donald Trump to weaken Unions that represent Workers in the Federal Government. This time his focus is on Union Employees at the Defense Department (DoD). Breaking the Union at the DoD has long been the dream of Conservatives. In 2017, Trump Advisor James Sherk authored a memo more»

Trump ‘Refuses To Give’ Federal Workers ‘Their Required’ Pay Raise

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump is attempting to justify a smaller-than-anticipated proposed pay raise for Civilian Federal Workers by citing “national emergency or serious economic conditions,” despite his frequent statements that the Nation’s economy is booming. Trump is proposing pay raises for Civilian more»

‘In Blow To Privatizers,’ House Passes Postal Financial Relief - Bipartisan Bill Would Ease Financial Challenges That Critics Have Used ‘To Justify Calls For Postal Worker Wage Cuts & Selling Lucrative Parts Of The Service To For-Profit Corporations’

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The House has voted to remove a financial albatross around the neck of the U.S. Postal Service. Approved by a vote of 309 to 106, the USPS Fairness Act would repeal a 2006 Law that requires the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to create a $72 billion fund to pay for the cost of its post-retirement health care costs, 75 years into the more»

Trump’s ‘Attack On Workers Continues:’ White House Memo Could End Unionization At The Pentagon - Defense Secretary ‘Authorized To Exempt’ Defense Department From Law Governing Collective Bargaining In The Federal Government

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump signed a memo last month that could pave the way for his Administration to outlaw collective bargaining by the Defense Department’s 750,000-person Civilian Workforce. According to a January 29th memo obtained by Government Executive that was entitled -Delegation of Certain Authority under more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Hires Two Union Busters To ‘Oversee’ Labor Unions

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Within the U.S. Department of Labor, there’s a section that’s devoted to providing oversight to Labor Unions. It is also responsible for auditing financial disclosures and investigating officer corruption. Now, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia has hired two new people to work in this oversight role who has a long history of more»

Pro-Union Bill Draws 2020 Battle Lines

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats and their Labor Allies are gearing up for a 2020 fight against business groups over legislation to protect Workers’ Rights to Unionize. The Democratic-controlled House voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on Thursday (February 7th), but the Bill is considered to be dead on arrival in the more»

Proposal ‘Threatens’ Social Security Disability Benefits ‘For Millions Of Workers’

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Federal scheme that could rob millions of injured Workers of their Social Security Disability Insurance is being widely condemned as a vicious attack on vulnerable Americans, similar to disastrous cuts in the 1980s. “There’s ‘no reason to do this other than cruelty and mean-spiritedness,’” U.S. Senator more»

On The Eve Of The President’s State Of The Union Address, The United Steelworkers Call On Trump ‘To Come Out In Support’ Of The Protecting The Right To Organize Act & ‘Encourage Senators To Do The Same’

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – On the eve of the President’s State of the Union Address, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Republican Donald Trump to come out in support of the Protecting The Right To Organize (PRO) Act and encourage Senators to do the same. The USW represents 850,000 Members who are employed in Metals, Mining, Pulp and more»

Labor Perspective From Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Jarrett Skorup: Public Sector Right-To-Work (For Less) ‘May Be A Reason Why’ Union Density Has Declined

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Hill Editor’s Note: Jarrett Skorup is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Research and Educational Institute headquartered in Midland, Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @JarrettSkorup. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. Another year, another more»

Federal Court ‘Rules Against’ The NLRB In Duquesne University Unionization Case – Court Says NLRB ‘Did Not Have Authority’ To Approve Adjunct Faculty Union, University Argued Its ‘Religious Affiliation” Removed Any NLRB Jurisdiction

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been found to not have the authority to approve an Adjunct Faculty Union at Duquesne University. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found the NLRB in violation of Supreme Court precedent, “which held that a school is exempt from NLRB jurisdiction if it more»

Congress’s ‘Most Ambitious Attempt To Strengthen Unions In Years’ Is Set For A House Vote This Week - The Protecting The Right To Organize Act

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the most significant bills to strengthen Workers’ abilities to organize in the past 80 years is headed to a vote this week in the House, where it will probably pass amid a newfound momentum for progressive legislation. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act would amend some of the country’s decades-old Labor Laws more»

TWU-IAM Association Reaches Agreements In Principle On Five New Joint Contracts Worth $4.2 Billion That Cover 30,000 Workers At American Airlines

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Transit Workers Union (TWU)-International Association of Machinists (IAM) Association announced Thursday (January 30th) that it has reached agreements in principle with American Airlines for five new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion to cover more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, more»

Labor Perspective From Columbia University Professor Alexander Hertel-Fernandez: Labor Law ‘Makes It Too Hard To Start Unions’ - Workers ‘Deserve A Bigger’ Voice

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
CNN Editor’s Note: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of international and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he studies the politics of business, Labor and the American Political Economy. He is the author most recently of State Capture: How Big Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the more»

Federal Workers Say ‘They’ve Been Gagged From Speaking Out’ On Trump’s Impeachment - A Federal Union Has Asked For An Injunction Against Legal Guidance That ‘Discouraged’ Impeachment Talk

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For more than a year, a Federal Ethics Agency has instructed Federal Employees to steer clear of taking a stand at work for or against the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump, saying that doing so could run afoul of the Hatch Act that bars them from participating in certain political activities. With Trump now impeached more»

Trump’s U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ‘Thinks Farm Workers Are Overpaid’ – ‘Yet Again, Perdue Wants To Gut A Program That Benefits Poor People’

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration is finding itself in a tight corner on the topic of Farm Labor, a task handled by a largely foreign-born workforce. On the one hand, Republican President Donald Trump has made good on campaign promises to make life generally miserable for Immigrants - and he employs a white Nationalist on his Senior Advisory more»

The United States Postal Service Is America’s ‘Most Popular’ Government Agency, So -Why Does Trump ‘Hate It?’

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
It’s time once again to stand up for the most popular government agency of all, the one that curiously has come under the most consistent attack by the Trump Administration and its Congressional Henchpersons. We’re talking about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). According to a survey last year by the Pew Research Center, 90% of the public has a more»

Can Workers ‘Still Use’ The National Labor Relations Board ‘Under Trump?’

Published on Friday, January 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For those following Labor Law Issues, each week seems to bring a new horror story about the Trump Labor Board dismantling rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Since Trump appointees became the majority on the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., the Board has weakened Worker Rights - more»

AFT Lawsuit Claims DeVos 'Capriciously' Repealed Borrower Protections - The Lawsuit's Message Is Clear: "Protect The Students Of The United States Of America - Not The For-Profit (Schools) That Are Making A Buck Off Of Them."

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the Nation's largest Teachers’ Unions is expected to sue U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - the complaint: She repealed a rule meant to protect student loan borrowers from for-profit and career-focused schools that graduate them with too much debt and limited job prospects. Randi Weingarten, the President of the 1.7 more»

New Minimum Wage Increases Will Benefit 7 Million Workers - With The U.S. Minimum Wage Rising For Many States This Year, Some Areas Are Benefitting More Than Others

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Minimum Wage will increase for a total of 47 states and cities across the U.S. this year, impacting at least seven million Workers. Expensive cities like Mountain View, California, Seattle and New York City will have wages at or above $15 per hour. However, some cities and counties will stay at lower wages due to select state rulings. The more»

Trump Has Attacked Federal Unions In The Past, ‘But Now - For The First Time, He’s Trying To Bust One’

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Federal Unions to a new level. For the first time, the Trump Administration is seeking to bust a Union - the National Association of Immigration Judges, by declaring that its Members are managers ineligible for Labor Organization Membership. It’s tantamount to more»

The USW Sues The EPA To Save Chemical Disaster Rule – Union Says “Eliminating These Requirements ‘Will Allow A Profit-Hungry Industry To Police Itself While Putting Workers, First Responders And The Public At Risk.’”

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Government’s decision to gut a regulation intended to prevent chemical disasters and save lives. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) capitulated to industry demands by rescinding crucial provisions of the Chemical Disaster more»

‘For The Love Of God, Ask The Candidates About’ Unions!

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The American Labor Movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic Primary Debates. Last week, moderators mentioned Unions once - specifically a Labor Federation, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA Trade Deal that the Union endorsed. This meager exchange is still more»

Bill In Congress Targets Intimidation Of Unionizing Workers

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. House has committed to voting on a comprehensive Bill supporting Union Organizing before Presidents' Day. The announcement comes after 68 representatives, including Suzanne Bonamici (Democrat-Oregon) sent a letter to the House Leadership urging the lawmakers to bring the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to the more»

Trump-Appointed NLRB Is ‘Making It Harder For’ Workers - Organized Labor ‘Refuses To Talk Their Decisions Lying Down And Fights Back’

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Even though several recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would make it harder for Workers to Unionize, Labor Unions are refusing to take these decisions lying down. In 2014, the NLRB ruled that Employees at Purple Communications who have access to their employers’ e-mail system for more»