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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Republican President Donald Trump’s Executive Actions On COVID ‘Are Smoke And Mirrors That Help No One’

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
One way to view President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions on COVID relief is that they represent unlawful overreach. But that would imply that while his actions are illegal, they are nevertheless effective - and therein lies the core problem. What our showman President signed was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Trump’s actions more»

Democratic Lawmakers ‘Decry’ Republican President Donald Trump’s NLRB’s Reorganization Plan ‘That Would Demote’ Seven Regional Directors

Published on Monday, August 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer is reorganizing case handling in seven Western Regional Offices, a move that would take authority away from more experienced leadership, according to senior Democratic Lawmakers who are among those who oversee the agency. In addition to that, Republican President Donald more»

The National Association Of Letter Carriers Endorse Biden, Warn 'Survival' Of The U.S. Postal Service ‘Is At Stake’ - Union Endorsement Comes After Trump’s ‘Resistance’ To USPS Funding, ‘Amid His Fight Against Expanded’ Mail-In Voting

Published on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrat Joe Biden gained the Presidential Endorsement of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) on Friday (August 14th), a Union that boasts nearly 300,000 Active and Retired Postal Workers. "Vice President Biden ‘is, was and will continue to be a fierce ally and defender’ of the United States Postal Service more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Wins Huge Contract Battle Against Trump’ - Environmental Protection Agency Workers ‘Get A Fair Deal After Trump Tried To Force A One-Sided Anti-Union Contract On Them’

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For more than a year, the Republican Trump Administration has been attempting to impose one-sided, Anti-Union contracts on different Federal Agencies including the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Education. In July 2019, one of these contracts was imposed on the 7,500 American Federation Of Government Employees more»

Trump ‘Got Rich By Screwing Over’ Workers - ‘Of Course He’s Doing It Again As President’

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The biggest lie ever told in American politics is the claim Donald Trump cares about Working People. He never has. He never will. As a bankruptcy-prone business mogul, Trump has always financed his lavish lifestyle at the expense of the Workers and contractors he screwed over. Now he is doing the same thing as President, having engineered a government more»

AFSCME International President Lee Saunders: ‘It’s Time To Inject Some Disinfectant Into The Highest Levels Of Government’ As Americans ‘Fall Victim’ To ‘Trump’s & McConnell’s Corrupt Incompetence’

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International President Lee Saunders - whose Union represents 1.4 million Public Employees across the U.S. that provide the vital services that make America happen - says it is “time to inject some disinfectant into the highest levels of more»

The National Association Of Letter Carriers File Nationwide Grievance Against 'Mail Slowdown Scheme' Initiated By Trump Appointee, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has filed a National Grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired more than two dozen top Staffers and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down. The Union’s grievance, which also more»

National Labor Leaders ‘Join Their Voices Together’ To Call On Senate To Pass The HEROES Act

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Several National Labor leaders came together late last week to call on the Senate to pass the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act, a House-approved Bill that includes nearly $1 trillion in Federal aid to states, cities and towns - which is essential in helping communities across the country more»

‘Friday Night Massacre’ At The U.S. Postal Service: Is This Trump's ‘Best Shot’ At Stealing The Election? The APWU Says “There's A White House Agenda To Also Privatize And Sell Off The Public Postal Service"

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Government Watchdogs, Democratic Lawmakers and Pro-Democracy Advocates declared it a "Friday Night Massacre" for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy - a major GOP donor to Republican President Donald Trump and the recently-appointed Postmaster General - had issued a more»

‘Never Stronger’ - The American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees’ 2020 Virtual Convention Will Honor ‘Front Line Public Service Heroes’

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Next week, on August 13th and the 14th, thousands of Delegates will participate in virtual proceedings during the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) 44th International Convention. During the convention, AFSCME Delegates will conduct the business of the Union, including elections for the more»

Labor Perspective From High School Social Studies Teacher & Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers Working Educators Caucus Member Paul Prescod: ‘Remember The Public Sector’ In The Fight For Black Lives

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
While today's wave of protests focuses on the role of police in our society, we cannot ignore another big looming crisis for Black lives: The destruction of the Public Sector. With the GDP shrinking by a whopping 32.9% in the second quarter, the economic crisis induced by the pandemic is leading to massive austerity across the country. Without Federal more»