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“When President Biden Announced His Plans, For Us To Hear That - It Was Nirvana” - Infrastructure Bill Viewed ‘As A Boon For’ Labor Unions

Published on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(SPRINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY) - Greg Lalevee is standing in the midst of a truly epic collection of construction equipment at his Union’s Training Center, just off the New Jersey Turnpike. This former sand mine, which his Union uses to train workers in construction equipment, is bristling with cranes, pile drivers and dozens of other pieces of heavy more»

American Federation Of Teachers President Randi Weingarten: “Governors Who Ban Masks Make Schools Unsafe For Kids”

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With school underway amidst continuing Teacher, parent and student concern about the Coronavirus Pandemic, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten says governors who ban Staff and kids from wearing anti-virus masks make schools unsafe (Photo Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal). And while Weingarten more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Appoints 29 Members - Including 10 From Labor - To The Newly-Reinstated Advisory Committee On Apprenticeship

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the appointments of 29 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship in order to provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeship. The Advisory Committee will also promote greater awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeship, foster more»

'Build Back Better' Would Create Four Million Jobs & Now, It's Up To Congress, This Week ‘In The War On Workers’

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat-West Virginia) - and just about every Republican, probably every single one, once the counting is done - are opposed to investing $3.5 trillion over a decade in revitalizing U.S. infrastructure, but let’s be clear, with that, they’re opposed to creating jobs. Here’s the more»

Workers Aren't 'Burned Out,' They're 'Getting Burned' By The ‘Lack Of’ Policy Protections

Published on Monday, September 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Soaring rates of voluntary resignations, widespread labor shortages, and the ubiquity of "Help Wanted" signs put the "labor" back in the Labor Day holiday this year, as employers struggled to respond to a jobs market that seems, for once, to have given Workers the upper hand. Story after story blames current labor market conditions on "burnout," an more»

SEIU Challenges Trump NLRB's Joint Employer Rule In New Suit

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has filed a lawsuit challenging the Joint Employer Rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during the Trump years. The suit - filed in Federal Court in Washington, D.C., explains Trump Board’s rule undermines the rights of millions of Private Sector Workers by more»

The National AFL-CIO Welcomes The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association As 57th Affiliate

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) has become the National AFL-CIO’s 57th affiliate after receiving a direct charter. The NWSLPA represents Female Players who make up the 10 teams in the league, advocates for them as they navigate their careers, and champions the growth of the league and their more»

Enforcing Workers’ Rights: ‘Hit Bosses In The Wallet, Hard’

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “Hit ‘em in the wallet,” hard - That, in so many words, is the message the Democratic majority on the House Education and Labor Committee sent last week in its part of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax and program package which lawmakers will vote on in mid-September. “We passed penalties for firms that more»

National AFL-CIO Lawyer ‘Warns Of Incoming Fire’ From High Court Majority

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In the top U.S. Supreme Court case in the tribunal’s 2020-21 term directly affecting Workers, they dodged a Right-Wing bullet - but a veteran Pro-Worker Attorney - National AFL-CIO General Counsel Craig Becker, warns Workers to expect more hostile incoming fire from the High Court bench. Speaking from his decades of Labor Law more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond: America Is ‘Hungry’ For Unions

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
America's Workers are recognizing something fundamental: there is promise and power in coming together. Gallup just reported that two in three Americans approve of Labor Unions, the highest mark since 1965. Among adults under 34 and People of Color, that approval is even higher - three in four support Unions. This report should come as no surprise. more»

“Every Company In America Must Act Now To Guarantee Paid Leave To Help Even More Of Our Country’s Essential Workers Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible” - Labor Unions ‘Are Backing’ Mandatory Vaccinations

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Tyson Foods, the first U.S. meatpacking company to require Covid-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce, received a stamp of approval from Labor Unions last week to mandate all its Workers be vaccinated by November 1st. The company also agreed, after negotiating with the Unions who represent about 80% of Tyson’s Employees to a new Paid Leave more»

“When Unions Win, Workers Across The Board Win. That’s A Fact.” - President Biden Honors Union Workers In Event Held At The White House

Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden honored Labor Unions at the White House on Wednesday (August 8th), saying that empowering Workers will help to build back the economy. “In the economy my administration is building, instead of Workers competing with each other for the jobs that are scarce - everybody’s mad at me because now, guess what, more»

Unemployed Workers ‘Face Hardship & Desperation As Benefits Run Out’

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When two vital programs expired on September 6th, millions of jobless Americans lost their Unemployment Benefits, leaving them vulnerable to the financial impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, as well as natural disasters like the flooding that ravaged New York City and the wildfires in the Western states. At least 8.9 million U.S. more»

As America Celebrated Labor Day, A Question Needs To Be Asked - ‘Are U.S. Workers Winning?’

Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As the United States celebrated Labor Day, many employers are still struggling to find enough Workers. McDonald’s, Chipotle, Walmart and many other companies have announced sizable wage increases to attract Workers and some economists argue American Workers have the most bargaining power they’ve had in years. Many people, from low-wage workers more»

The State Of Working America, Labor Day 2021: ‘Unsettled’

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At first glance, and by economic numbers alone, the state of Working America appears to be improving - but a second look shows it’s unsettled, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic The official jobless rate hovers around 6%, still higher than it was by the end of former Democratic President Barack Obama’s term, but it’s more»

‘Get Rid Of The Filibuster’ - National AFL-CIO President Shuler ‘Warns’ Senators ‘About Consequences If They Don't End The Filibuster And Pass’ The PRO Act

Published on Friday, September 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - New National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler is coming out of the gate swinging in her attempt to pass the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act. The Bill, which has now been renamed The Richard L. Trumka PRO Act - in honor of her predecessor who died last month, is a key priority for the Labor Movement. While Trumka previously more»

A Strike At Nabisco ‘Is Testing The Power Of Unions’ In The Pandemic

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Since August 10th, about 1,000 Union Workers across five states who make Ritz crackers and Oreo cookies for Nabisco have been on Strike over contract disagreements. As America’s appetite for snack foods has grown during the Coronavirus Pandemic - Mondelez International, Nabisco’s parent company, wants some Employees to work longer shifts to more»

‘Pro-Worker Majority Restored’ At The National Labor Relations Board During What’s Turned Out To Be A ‘Summer Of Progress’ For Organized Labor

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - All 50 Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted to seat Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty, bringing an end to four bleak years for wronged Workers seeking justice from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The confirmations restore a 3-2 Pro-Worker majority on the Board, capping a landmark July for Federal nominees who embody more»

Two More Votes For The Protecting The Right To Organize Act? - Reports Say Senators Kelly & Warner ‘Are Now In Support Of The Pro-Union Act’

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Although it passed the House in March, for the last few months, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) Act has been stalled in the Senate since it did not have the support of 50 Senate Democrats, let alone the support of any Republicans. However, some progress seems to be occurring with Ryan Grim of The Intercept reporting that more»

SAG-AFTRA Mourns The Passing Of Former SAG President & Renowned Actor Ed Asner

Published on Monday, August 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is mourning the passing of former Screen Actors Guild President, SAG-AFTRA National Board member and SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Edward Asner. Asner, who was 91, was married twice, to Nancy Sykes and Cindy Gilmore, and had four more»

National AFL-CIO Calls For Resignation Of A State Elected Delaware Official, Who Also Serves As Executive Director Of The Delaware AFL-CIO, Over Racist & Sexist Remarks - Gerald Brady Then Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Published on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has called for the resignation of Delaware State AFL-CIO Executive Director Gerald Brady (pictured above) - who also serves as a State Representative from Wilmington, over racist and sexist remarks made by Brady. Brady has since announced he will not see re-election after his anti-Asian slur more»

Labor Unions ‘Gear Up’ For Saturday’s Voting Rights March In D.C. ‘To Mark The Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March On Washington’

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Civil Rights Activists - for a second consecutive year, will descend on the National Mall on Saturday (August 28th) to mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, and to dial up pressure on Democrats to make Voting Rights Legislation law. The march will feature a host of high-profile advocates and more»

Building Trades Union Imposes Vaccine Mandate On Itself - The International Union Of Painters & Allied Trades ‘Has Gone Further Than Other Unions, ‘Which Are Negotiating Vaccine Requirements With Employers'

Published on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the country continues to wrestle with efforts to increase vaccination rates, an International Building Trades Union took the rare step this week of stating clear support for vaccination mandates for its Staff, its National Collective-Bargaining Unions and its affiliated Local Unions. The International Union of Painters & Allied more»

Voting Rights Equal Worker Rights: Unions Fight For John Lewis Act, PRO Act

Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Saying voting rights and Workers’ Rights are definitely and inextricably linked, advocates, led by the NAACP, the ACLU and the National AFL-CIO, launched a new campaign to pressure lawmakers to approve the John Lewis Act, restoring and enhancing the Voting Rights Act, and the right to vote. In Union-dominated rallies held on more»

New Study Shows Unionization ‘Cuts Poverty Rates By More Than Two-Thirds’

Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
It may be stating the obvious, but a new study of U.S. wage data over decades reveals Unionization cuts poverty rates by more than two-thirds. Only 5.9% of families with at least one Union Member lived in poverty, compared to 18.9% of families without Union Members, it says. The data, analyzed by University of Minnesota Sociology Professor Tom VanHeuvelen more»

As The Strike Continues, The NLRB ‘Finds Merit’ In Unfair Labor Practices Charges Filed By The United Mine Workers Against Warrior Met

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MCCALLA, ALABAMA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found merit in Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULP) the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) filed regarding Warrior Met Coal’s bad faith bargaining and its failure to provide the Union with information the Company is obligated to provide in contract negotiations. The NLRB Regional more»

Liz Shuler Elected President ‘As Part Of Most Diverse Leadership Team In National AFL-CIO History’ - ‘First Woman To Hold The Office In The History’ Of The Labor Federation

Published on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO Executive Council has elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and long-time Trade Unionist, to serve as President of the Labor Federation of 56 Unions and its combined 12.5 million Members. Shuler is the first Woman to hold the office in the history of the Labor Federation. The Executive Council also elected more»

NLRB Accuses Home Depot Of Racism - Home Depot Allegedly Fired A Worker For Complaining About Racism & Wearing Black Lives Matter On An Apron

Published on Friday, August 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Home Depot is coming under fire after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint against the company for banning Employees from taking part in protected speech on the job. The case came after an Employee at a Minneapolis Home Depot location raised issues of racial harassment from their Co-Workers and managers. The Employee protested this more»

Is It Time For Unions To Seize The Moment? - The Last Year Has Seen Workers Rights & Safety ‘Continue To Erode. Collective Action May Be The Only’ Answer

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In April, Amazon Employees in Bessemer, Alabama, held a vote on forming the company’s first Union, but they landed on no. No, despite Labor violations, alarming rates of workplace injuries and unrelenting surveillance. Amazon’s reputation as an employer is questionable at best: its Time Off Task (TOT) System tracks the time, down to the more»

NLRB Top Lawyer ‘Eyes Worker Status In Charting Legal Plans’ - General Counsel ‘Unveils Roadmap For Changing Precedent,’ Regional Attorneys ‘Instructed To Send Cases To HQ’

Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer previewed her goals for changing Federal Labor Law - including the test for determining Employee status, the boundaries of protected Worker activity and the extent of employers’ duty to bargain with Unions. General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo just issued a memo instructing more»

Labor Perspective From High School Studies Teacher & Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers Member Paul Prescod: For The Labor Movement To Fight Racism, ‘We Must Organize With Our Co-Workers’

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
“The heartbeat of racism is denial, the heartbeat of anti-racism is confession.” Ibram X. Kendi, the anti-racist Scholar and Activist, says this is one of his favorite lines about fighting racism. It makes sense, because the quote is entirely consistent with the dominant frameworks used for discussing and combating racism today. As the Black more»

While Coronavirus ‘Upends Our World Of Work, COVID-19's Impact Is Opening The Eyes Of Workers To Unions’

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In the months since the Coronavirus Pandemic officially was declared in the U.S. on March 13th, 2020, the Nation’s world of work has turned upside down - and, it seems, hundreds of thousands of Workers have had their eyes opened to the need for protections that Labor Unions offer. First, the statistics: Among U.S. Workers who more»

‘It’s The First Of Its Kind In The U.S.’ - New IBEW-NECA Electrical Trades Maternity Benefit Sets Nationwide Standard

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - A new Maternity Benefit Plan made available by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48 - in partnership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Harrison Electrical Workers Trust Fund, is the first of its kind in the Nation. Since the plan went into effect at the beginning of 2020, 25 more»

“It Exposes Starbucks’ Union-Busting Practices” – Administrative Law Judge Rules Coffee Chain ‘Illegally Fired’ Baristas ‘For Union Organizing’

Published on Friday, August 13, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Starbucks illegally retaliated against and fired two Philadelphia Baristas who were trying to organize a Union, an Administrative Law Judge has ruled. And Judge Andrew S. Gollin ordered Starbucks to reinstate the Workers with back-pay and post fliers at its stores at Broad and Washington in South Philly and by the Hospital more»

Democrats Renew Push On Elections Bill That Republicans ‘Vow To Block,’ The National AFL-CIO Says Senate Rules ‘Must Support Democracy For All’

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats are renewing their push to enact their marquee voting bill, pledging to make it the first order of business when the Senate returns in the Fall - even though they don’t have a clear strategy for overcoming steadfast Republican opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced this week his plan for floor action more»

The CWA & USW ‘Applaud’ Senate Passage Of Infrastructure Bill

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the United Steelworkers are applauding Senate Passage of President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Bill. The CWA released the following statement: The U.S. Senate’s passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which will invest $65 billion in our country’s broadband more»

USW International Affairs Directors Says ‘The Jury’s Still Out’ On The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact

Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A year after it took effect, the impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact (USMCA) is still uncertain, the top United Steelworkers (USW) Trade Official tells Congress. One reason, added Benjamin Davis, who serves as International Affairs Director for the USW, is the sheer size of the task the USMCA requires in order to free Mexican more»

“We Will Honor His Legacy By Continuing His Fight” - Following The ‘Sudden Passing’ Of National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, The American Labor Movement ‘Now Finds Itself At A Crossroads’

Published on Monday, August 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka died suddenly on August 5th, apparently of a heart attack. A former Coal Miner from Western Pennsylvania, who became head of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) at age 33, was 72. Tributes poured in after his death was announced. “Rich was a lion of the Labor Movement,” said more»

“All Those ‘Health Care Heroes’ Signs Were Garbage” - U.S. Nurses Strike Over Working Conditions, ‘Severe’ Understaffing Issues & ‘Inadequate’ Equipment Amid The Pandemic

Published on Sunday, August 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Last April, people across America came out of quarantine each night to cheer the Health Care Workers fighting to save lives at the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sixteen months on, Nurses around the U.S. are holding strikes and picket actions amid claims of deteriorating working conditions and severe understaffing issues. more»

“If You Have To Be In A War, You Want To Be In The Trenches With Richard Trumka" - Remembering National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Published on Friday, August 6, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who, following predecessor John J. Sweeney, took U.S. Organized Labor in a far different and more activist direction, has died of a heart attack, it was announced on Thursday (August 5th). Trumka was 72. The National AFL-CIO released the following statement: “The Labor Movement, more»

Union-Endorsed Four-Day Workweek Bill Introduced - New Legislation Proposes Reducing Overtime Pay Threshold From 40 Hours To 32 Hours

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (Democrat-California) has introduced legislation that would reduce the standard work-week for Americans from 40 hours to 32 hours - and the proposal would allow non-exempt Employees to receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 32 hours. “I am introducing this legislation to reduce the more»

EPI Fact Sheet: ‘Why Workers Need The Protecting The Right To Organize Act’ - How The PRO Act ‘Solves The Problems In Current’ Law ‘That Thwart’ Workers Seeking Union Representation

Published on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Nearly half (48%) of all Non-Union Workers surveyed say they would vote for a union if given the opportunity - a roughly 50% higher share than when a similar survey was taken 40 years earlier. And the 65% of Americans who approve of Labor Unions is higher than it has been since the early 2000s, with young workers ages 18-to-34 the most more»

U.S. Labor Official Says Amazon Union Election Should Be ‘Re-Run’ - Union Challenged Result After Losing Vote At Alabama Warehouse, NLRB Regional Director Will Now Rule On The Recommendation

Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Federal Official has recommended overturning the results of a Union Election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, giving the Retail Union an opportunity to reverse its defeat, according to people familiar with the matter. After losing the election in April, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) appealed the outcome more»

UFCW President Marc Perrone ‘Disputes’ U.S. ‘Labor Shortage,’ Says “People Don't Want To Work For Poverty Wages”

Published on Monday, August 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
More than a year after Coronavirus Pandemic-related shutdowns caused unemployment claims to spike, U.S. employers in the retail, restaurant and tourism industries are actively advertising job openings while muddling through what has been widely referred to as a "labor shortage." Help Wanted signs are visible in store windows across the country and some more»

U.S. Senate Approves Two Union Lawyers To The NLRB - Gives Democrats ‘Control’ & ‘Paves The Way To Likely Reverse Of A Series Of Employer-Friendly Trump-Era’ Decisions

Published on Sunday, August 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Union Lawyers Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty to seats on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), paving the way for a Democratic majority that is likely to reverse a series of employer-friendly Trump-era decisions. The Democrat-led Senate voted 52-to-47 to approve the nomination of Wilcox, a partner at more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees & The Department Of Veterans Affairs ‘Reach Historic Settlement - ‘Restore’ Workplace Rights & ‘Overturn’ Anti-Worker Policies Implemented By The Trump Administration

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National VA Council (NVAC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have reached a historic settlement to restore workplace rights and overturn anti-Worker policies implemented by the Trump Administration during the past four years. The July 20th settlement also resolves pending more»

“This Is Our Selma Moment” - Unions Join Poor People’s Campaign To ‘Bust The Filibuster’

Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHOENIX, ARIZONA) - The Poor People’s Campaign held actions from sit-ins to small rallies at U.S. Senators’ offices in more than 30 states on Monday (July 26th), demanding that they enact a four-point program of abolishing the filibuster, raising the National Minimum Wage to $15 an hour, fully restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and passing more»

Worker Tells Senators ‘Why’ The PRO Act ‘Is A Must’ - “We’ve Been Overworked, We’ve Been Injured On The Job, Disrespected By Supervisors And Forced To Work In Bad Conditions. We Want A Union To Help Protect Us.”

Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(McCOMB, OHIO) - For 20 of the 33 years she’s worked at Hearthside Foods, an industrial bakery in McComb, Ohio that turns out cookies, crackers and candy bars for big firms such as Nabisco and Kellogg’s, Gracie Heldman has campaigned for a Union - specifically the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTWGM) - there. more»

‘Once Again,’ Republicans In Congress ‘Put Party Before Progress & Block Beneficial & Needed’ Infrastructure Bills

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Once again - or maybe as usual - Republicans have put party before progress, blocking two needed Infrastructure Bills: One that would repair and upgrade “hard” infrastructure, such as bridges and subways; and another that would upgrade human infrastructure, such as expanding child care, extend Paid Family and Medical Leave, more»

Hourly Workers Are ‘Demanding Better’ Pay & Benefits - ‘And They’re Getting Them’

Published on Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MISSOULA, MONTANA) - Xue Vang had long known that his job de-icing planes, loading bags and chocking wheels at the Missoula Airport was dangerous, especially in the Montana Winter, when blinding snow and rain obscure the spinning engines that can suck in a human body. But this past Winter, the conditions at Unifi, which services planes for United and more»