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Democrats Select CWA Lawyer For Spot On NLRB

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With an open slot on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a Democratic pick, Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (Democrat-New York) has asked the National AFL-CIO for a recommendation. As such, Politico reports the Labor Federation has advised Schumer to recommend Union Attorney Jennifer Abruzzo to fill the vacant more»

Cheered On By The SEIU, House Okays Bill Overturning Trump’s ‘National Emergency’

Published on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Cheered on by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents many Spanish Janitors, Nurses and other members, the Democratic-run U.S. House decided to overturn Republican President Donald Trump’s “national emergency,” which he wants to use to grab $6 billion in Federal Funds to build his Mexican more»

Labor Unions Are ‘Skeptical’ Of The Green New Deal & They Want Activists To Hear Them Out

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Intercept Editor’s Note: Pictured above - Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), speaks during a LIUNA rally as Laborers hold up signs in support of the Keystone XL pipeline, in Washington, D.C., on October 7th, 2011. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Via Getty Images) Deciding whether to more»

Injured Nurse’s Story Prods Lawmakers As House Panel Tackles Legislation To Curb Violence Against Health Care Workers

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Patricia Moon-Updike, a former Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Worker, has a horrifying tale to tell. It’s an all-too-common one among Health Care Workers, though, so she brought it to Capitol Hill. Almost four years ago, Moon-Updike was mentoring a new Nurse at their mental health facility when the Nurse was called more»

End Of Trump’s Government Lockout/Shutdown Shifts The National AFL-CIO’s Attention ‘Back On’ Its Push For Congress To Pass A Pro-Worker Agenda

Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The end of Republican President Donald Trump’s partial Federal Government Lockout/Shutdown, which dominated the news for the first month and a half of 2018, has now given the National AFL-CIO the opportunity to resume its push for Congressional passage of a Pro-Worker Agenda. But whether the measures it advocates will get beyond more»

Federal Judge’s Ruling On Sexual Exploitation Case Adds U.S. Labor Secretary Acosta To ‘Parade Of Ethically Suspect’ Trump Cabinet Choices

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Federal Judge’s ruling in Florida has added Republican President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta (pictured above on the left), to the ever-lengthening parade of ethically suspect Trump Cabinet choices - and, in an eerie resemblance to how Acosta got the job in the first place, Acosta got caught for the more»

AT&T Workers Want Congress To Investigate Company's Use Of Tax Cut Benefits

Published on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) – Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented AT&T Workers met with Ohio members of Congress to ask them to support an investigation of the company’s use of tax cut benefits. The CWA says AT&T continues to eliminate jobs throughout the Midwest. AT&T has eliminated 11,780 jobs since the tax cuts took more»

The Economic Policy Institute Says The Trump Administration Is ‘Turning Its Back On Millions Of Workers’ By ‘Siding With Corporate Interests’ As It ‘Looks To Prevent Millions Of Workers From Getting Paid Overtime’

Published on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump’s Administration is close to publishing a new proposal that would dramatically weaken the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) 2016 Overtime Rule. Adoption of this new rule would leave behind millions of Workers who would have gotten overtime protections under the 2016 guidelines. The more»

The U.S. Supreme Court Rejects In-N-Out’s Union Button Case - While Justices Won’t Review Ruling On ‘Pro-Union’ Workplace Buttons, The Court Could Take Up The Question At A Later Point

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In-N-Out Burger Incorporated won’t get a chance to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that it should be allowed to ban Workers from wearing buttons supporting a Union-backed campaign for higher Minimum Wages and stronger Workplace Rights. Earlier this week, the High Court declined to hear In-N-Out’s challenge to a U.S. Court more»

Trumping Labor: The Republican Plan To ‘Gut’ Workers’ Rights

Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In 1989, during the transition from Republican Presidents Reagan to George H.W. Bush, the Right Wing Heritage Foundation expressed dismay that “Free Market” Reforms were not moving fast enough. The group weighed in with a burly 900-plus page “Mandate for Leadership,” urging Reagan Revolutionaries to more more»

How Does This Keep Workers Safe On The Job? The Trump Administration Repeals OSHA Safety Standards - New Rule ‘Hides’ Accident & Injury Reports That ‘Allows Bad Bosses To Continue Unsafe Practices’

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has gutted an Obama-era rule that required employers to report on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The Republican Trump Administration’s new rule returns injury reports back into the darkness of corporate filing cabinets and makes it much more difficult for Regulators more»

An Open Letter From National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler To Video Game Developers: “Change Will Happen When You Gain Leverage By Joining Together In A Strong Union.”

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note: Given ongoing issues in the video games industry, the National AFL-CIO recently reached out to Kotaku about addressing the people who make games. The National AFL-CIO represents more than 12 million Workers in the United States across more than 50 Labor Unions (including the Writers Guild of America, of which Kotaku and its more»

The Government Shutdown Made Sara Nelson Into ‘America’s Most Powerful Flight Attendant’ - A ‘Rising Star’ Of The Labor Movement, Nelson’s ‘Made A Career Of Getting Unruly People To Do What She Wants’

Published on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Seven hours before the State of the Union address, Sara Nelson went to Capitol Hill to visit U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. She waited in the reception area of his office until the Independent from Vermont emerged, cracked a grin and bear-hugged her: the most powerful Flight Attendant in America. Nelson had introduced Sanders at an more»

In 2018, U.S. Workers Struck At The ‘Highest Level In Past Three Decades’

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United States had the highest number of Workers go on Strike in more than 30 years as the number of major work stoppages across the U.S. rose to its highest level in over a decade, according to year-end data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2018, there were 20 major work stoppages involving 485,000 Workers, more»

Here It Comes: Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Introduces A National Right-To-Work (For Less) Act ‘Aimed At Destroying’ Labor Unions

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Monday night (February 18th), U.S. Senator Rand Paul (Republican-Kentucky) introduced in the Senate the National Right-To-Work Act to end Union Dues for Workers. The one-page bill would end Organized Labor’s Federally-authorized power to assure Workers pay Union Dues or Agency Fees as a condition of representation. The more»

This Is What Happens When Republicans Win The Presidency - NLRB ‘Reverses Rule,’ Now Says Airport-Van Drivers ‘Can’t Form’ Union

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -In a 3-1 party-line vote, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed an Obama-era decision and held that SuperShuttle Airport Van Drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are Independent Contractors and thus can’t legally form a Union. In SuperShuttle DFW Incorporated, the NLRB dismissed Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) more»

Democratic National Committee Chairman & Buffalo Native Tom Perez Repeats ‘Party Fealty To Labor, But With Few Specifics’

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez has once again pledged his political party’s fealty to Organized Labor - and pleaded for Workers’ votes, but in a speech held in Washington, D.C. in mid-February, he offered few specifics. The only specific future aim Perez uttered, after enumerating his achievements more»

Trump Blocks Back Pay For Contractors Who Worked During Shutdown

Published on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As a real estate mogul, Donald Trump was notorious for swindling Low-Wage Workers out of pay, so - as Economist Robert Reich put it - ”no one should be surprised” that Trump is continuing this cruel practice as President, this time by reportedly refusing to sign any government funding deal that includes back pay for the more»

Union Leaders Gather in Washington, D.C. To ‘Discuss The Future’ Of American Labor

Published on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - During a discussion this past weekend on the future of American Unions, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders and the leaders of the three other Public Sector Unions (the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA) and the Service Employees more»

Union Approval Rating Increases As Activism Rises

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
62% of Americans approve of Labor Unions today, up from 61% in 2017 and 56% in 2016, according to a recent Gallup poll. But the Union Membership Rate –- the percentage of Wage and Salary Workers who belong to Unions - fell slightly to 10.5% in 2018, down by 0.2 percentage points from 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported this more»

Association Of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson Calls For General Strike If Government Shuts Down Again

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The president of a Union representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants is renewing calls for a General Strike if lawmakers aren't able to reach a funding deal on Friday (February 15th) to keep the government open. Sara Nelson (pictured above), who serves as the President of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), told multiple news more»

Gearing Up For The Possibility Of Another Trump-Ordered Government Shutdown, Airport Workers Plan Mass Protests In 80 Major Cities

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
With Congressional Negotiators still working on a deal to keep the Federal Government open after the current stopgap funding measure expires on Friday (February 15th), Airport Workers are already planning mass protests in case the government shuts down again. Air Traffic Controllers and other Airport Employees were widely credited for creating the pressure more»

Is Living Paycheck To Paycheck ‘The New Normal For’ Middle-Class America?

Published on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
“Millions of Middle Class Americans are just one missed paycheck away from poverty,” reports Aimee Picchi for CBS News, who adds that four in 10 are considered “liquid-asset poor,” which is defined as lacking “enough savings to make ends meet at the poverty level for three months.” For a family of four to live at a more»

Union Benefits ‘Go Far Beyond’ The Workplace - Unions ‘Also Fortify’ The Social Safety Net & Aid Communities On The Path To Self-Sufficiency

Published on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Organized Labor has been through a tough half-century, as deindustrialization, economic deregulation and an all-out Right-Wing attack have decimated Union Membership across the country, but new research shows how the benefits of Organized Labor extend far beyond Union Members’ paychecks: Unions also help fortify the social safety net and push more»

Court Rules Firms Can’t Skirt Teamsters Pension Withdrawal Fee - Construction Company Owes More Than $641,000 For Leaving Multi-Employer Plan

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
A Court has ruled that a group of construction-related companies can’t leave their Multi-Employer Pension Plan without paying the withdrawal liability. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a District Court ruling that said the now-defunct T&W Edmier Corporation and its affiliated entities must pay a $640,900 withdrawal more»

Democrat & Former Buffalo Labor Lawyer Mark Pearce Withdraws His Name For Another Term On The National Labor Relations Board

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrat and former Buffalo, New York Labor Lawyer Mark Gaston Pearce has withdrawn his name from consideration for another term on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “I will not be seeking another term at the NLRB,” the former Labor Board Chairman told Bloomberg Law Tuesday (February 5th). “While I urge that more»

Unionists Keep The Pressure On After ‘People Power Beats Down’ Trump Lockout

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Organized Labor is not resting on its laurels after the Nation’s Unions led the People Power Movement that beat down Republican President Donald Trump’s 35-day partial Federal Government lockout/shutdown. Instead, the National AFL-CIO, its State Affiliates and many other Unions are hosting rallies and more to keep the more»

Washington Post Union Leader Blasts D.C. Newspaper For High-Dollar Super Bowl Ad, Says $10 Million It Cost Could Have Been ‘Better Spent’ On Its Employees

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Washington Post paid for a 60-second ad during the Super Bowl, which means it is likely paying somewhere in a neighborhood north of $10 million for the airtime. That doesn’t sit well with Fredrick Kunkle, The Co-Chair of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild’s Bargaining Unit at The Post and he thinks even if the cause more»

How A Short-Statured Woman Who’s Called ‘Big Labor’ Shape Economic Policy For 2020? And Why Should You Care? - Because Thea Lee’s ‘Helping Define’ Policy Agenda On The Left.

Published on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As leaves fell to the ground in the crisp Michigan Fall of 1986, Thea Lee could be found knocking on doors. Lee was pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, but when her friend Dean Baker decided to run for Congress, she couldn’t say no to managing his campaign. Lee was itching to get out of the classroom and more»

While We Were ‘All Focused On’ The Government Shutdown, The White House ‘Quietly Rolled Back’ Workplace Safety Rules

Published on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The partial government shutdown may have disrupted air travel and triggered financial hardship, but it didn’t stop the White House from continuing to dismantle regulations meant to protect U.S. Workers. The Trump Administration has gutted a 2016 rule that required most employers to electronically submit detailed reports of all more»

This Is What Happens When Working People Vote Republican: Trump Administration’s NLRB ‘Reverses Rule,’ Says Airport-Van Drivers ‘Can’t Form’ Union

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a 3-to-1 party-line vote, the Trump Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed an Obama-era decision and held that SuperShuttle airport-van drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are Independent Contractors and thus can’t legally form a Union. In SuperShuttle DFW Incorporated, the NLRB dismissed more»

Trump’s Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Work To ‘Reduce’ Ford UAW Workers' Profit-Sharing Checks By $750 Each

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - While Hourly Workers employed by Ford Motor Company - on average - will each get a $7,600 profit-sharing check in March, the dollar amount would have been even larger if not for Republican President Donald Trump's tariffs. During a discussion with analysts about Ford's 2018 annual earnings report, Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks more»

The American Federation of Government Employees Urges Workers to Join Shutdown Lawsuit So ‘They Can Be Made Whole’ From The Loss Their Income

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is urging all Federal Employees who have been working without pay during the 35-day government shutdown to join its shutdown lawsuit so they can recover liquidated damages for the financial harm they suffered. AFGE, the Nation’s largest Federal Employee Union, and the Law more»

Labor Perspective From USW President Leo Gerard: How The Government Shutdown ‘Exposed The Lie At The Heart’ Of The Anti-Union Right-To-Work (For Less) Movement

Published on Monday, January 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Thousands of Federal Employees protested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. last week, holding aloft empty plates during 33 minutes of silence - one minute for each day of the government shutdown. Some plates carried the message: “Will work for pay.” Unions representing the 800,000 Federal Workers who were either locked out more»

It’s Time To Give TSA Screeners ‘Full’ Union Rights – After Trump’s Government Shutdown ‘Exposed How Dangerous It Can Be To Starve Critical’ Safety Personnel

Published on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -The just-ended government shutdown spurred a new wave of sympathy for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Workers, and in particular the Screeners at airports nationwide. These Agents already work for low and middling wages and since late December had been asked to show up and perform their jobs for free. Some Democrats in more»

U.S. Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Says “Teachers' Unions Are The Only Thing Standing In The Way” Of School Choice

Published on Friday, January 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Wednesday (January 23rd) that the public wants school choice and that Teachers' Unions are the only real impediment, but some school choice proposals have met with resistance even from Congressional Republicans and conservative organizations, including the Heritage Foundation, where she made more»

Federal Workers Protest Ongoing Shutdown, Union Leaders Arrested By Capitol Police Outside Senate Majority Leader McConnell's Office In The Russell Senate Office Building

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Twelve protesters advocating an end to the government shutdown were arrested on Wednesday (January 23rd) outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, following a larger demonstration where furloughed Federal Workers and their Unions raised their voices. Event organizers said Labor Leaders planned the act of civil more»

‘Death To Scabby:’ Trump Labor Counsel ‘Aims To Deflate’ Protest Icon

Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Scabby the Rat stands 12 to 30 feet tall, teeth bared and claws raised aggressively, with hungry, bloodshot eyes. The giant rodent’s sickly-looking underbelly refers to the ‘scab’ pejorative sometimes used by Unions against strikebreakers, making it a global symbol of Worker Protest. Courts and the National Labor more»

Workers ‘Notch A Rare Win’ In Federal Court

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a major win for Labor Advocates, a Federal Court issued a long-awaited ruling earlier this month that found corporations could be held responsible for issues like wage discrimination or illegal job termination, even if the Employees were subcontractors or working at a franchised company. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit more»

Trump Agency Protecting Federal Unions Wants To Kill Its Own - Agency That Enforces Government Workers’ Right To Unionize Says Own Employees ‘Can’t Join’ A Union

Published on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) no longer will negotiate with the Labor Union that has represented agency Employees for nearly 40 years, Chairwoman Colleen Kiko (Republican) recently announced in a letter obtained by Bloomberg Law. Kiko says FLRA Workers aren’t covered by the law, which generally gives Federal more»

The AFGE Says Some Transportation Security Administration Workers Are Now Quitting Their Jobs Because Of The Government Shutdown

Published on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Some Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Employees are quitting their jobs as the partial government shutdown heads into its fifth week, leaving more than 800,000 Federal Employees without a paycheck. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest Union of Federal Employees, representing about 44,000 TSA more»

Wait, What? - The Supreme Court Just Handed A ‘Big, Unanimous Victory’ To Workers

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Tuesday (January 15th), the Supreme Court handed a victory to American Workers, ruling unanimously that Independent Contractors who work in transportation may not be forced into mandatory arbitration (Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the bench after argument, did not participate). The decision is a remarkable win for Labor Rights more»

New Poll Shows Nearly Three-Quarters of Locked-Out Federal Workers ‘Oppose’ Shutdown, While The Majority ‘Oppose’ The Building Of Trump’s Border Wall

Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Employees remain overwhelmingly opposed to the partial government shutdown, according to a new poll by Government Business Council and, with 72% against it and just 21% supporting it. The results vary little from the last GBC/GovExec survey, conducted during the first week of agencies closing their doors, when 71% more»

Disaster Averted: How Unions Have ‘Dodged The Blow’ Of Janus (So Far) - Public Sector Unions Defied The Right’s ‘Attempt To Crush Them & Were Transformed In The Process’

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Months after the Supreme Court’s June 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision, Public Sector Unions are not teetering on the brink of collapse, as their detractors may have hoped. The consensus is that good preparation softened the initial blow. “Anyone ‘writing our obituary is going to be sorely disappointed,’” more»

Trump ‘Proposes Ending’ Federal Pensions - The IBEW Reports That Trump Wants To ‘Stop’ Pensions, ‘End’ Raises & ‘Take Away’ Paid Holidays For Federal Workers

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Trump Administration Officials have suggested ways to save the government money in the next budget - and, to no one’s surprise, some of the savings are expected to come at the expense of Working People, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) reports on its website. The proposals call for slashing the wages more»

This Is The ‘True Meaning’ Of Unionism & Solidarity: The American Federation Of Teachers Union Announces Interest-Free Loan Program For Public Sector Employees Impacted By Federal Government Shutdown

Published on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten has announced an Interest-Free Loan Program from the Union for its Federal Public Sector Members who are impacted by the government shutdown, which is entering its fourth week. The AFT represents Federal Government Employees, including Corrections Officers, Firefighters, more»

Federal Workers Rally To ‘Blast’ Republican President Trump’s Government Shutdown & Lockout Of National Workforce

Published on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With denunciations ranging from “shutdown” to “lockout” to - one speaker in Washington, D.C. said - “shakedown,” Workers and their allies rallied to blast Republican President Donald Trump’s closure of a large hunk of the Federal Government and his denial of pay to 800,000 Workers. The sharp more»

Transportation Security Administration Union Warns Of ‘Massive Security Risk’ As Some Officers Quit Amid Government Shutdown

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At first, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screeners were just calling out sick from work. Now, some are quitting altogether, their Union says. In a statement released Tuesday (January 8th), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represents the Workers, warned that safety could take a big hit in more»

Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson Calls On Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell To Hold Votes To End Trump’s Government Shutdown

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Sara Nelson, the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) Union, called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) on Tuesday (January 8th) to hold votes to end Republican President Donald Trump’s shutdown of the Federal Government. “We ‘shouldn’t be more»

In An ‘Astonishing’ Letter, Delta & United Airlines Pilots Told President Trump To “Stop And Think” As Pilots Voiced Their ‘Serious Concern” About The Government Shutdown

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Delta and United Airlines Pilots - and those of JetBlue and many other airlines - have had enough. In a scorchingly fact-based letter to Republican President Donald Trump, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) - which represents 61,000 Pilots - used simple words. Its president, Captain Joe DePete wrote: I am writing to urge you to more»