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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Closer Look At Mother Jones, Labor Organizer & Agitator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

President Biden Will Promote Unions Through A White House Task Force

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where Does Your State Rank? Here A List Of The Most Unionized States In The U.S.

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Unions spent the first half of the 20th Century transforming a massive industrial peasantry into the American Middle Class. In the second half of the 20th Century, Big Business fought back by pressing for so-called Right-To-Work” (for less) Laws, which dilute the influence of Labor Unions and their power of collective bargaining. The Right-To-Work more»

Which Unions Won Or Lost In 2020? - Data Shows New Union Contracts Averaged A 3.2% Raise For 2020

Published on Friday, April 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The year 2020 was a tough year for Workers. Work moved out of the office and into people’s homes, there was record unemployment - especially in the travel industry, and some Workers were put on the frontlines in jobs that were never meant to be front line work. New reports from the U.S. Department of Labor have provided some data on just what a more»

Female Union Leaders Say ‘Labor Law Reform Is A Civil Rights Issue’

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
People’s World Editor’s Note: Pictured above, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler discusses how the Protect The Right To Organize (PRO) Act will help Working Women. She is joined by: Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation President Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou; Nebraska State AFL-CIO President/Secretary Treasurer Sue Martin; Wisconsin more»

Labor ‘After’ Bessemer - To ‘Halt’ Unions’ ‘Seemingly Endless Losing Streak, They Need A Law That Lets Workers Chart Their Own Course’

Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
When was the last time a Union had a major victory at a large private-sector workplace? I guess it was at the Smithfield Foods slaughterhouse in 2008, and before then, at the Fieldcrest Cannon textile mills in 1999 - both in North Carolina. The victory at Smithfield was the third such Union Election there - the Union had lost the previous two, and at more»

Biden ‘Wants Billions More’ For The U.S. Department Of Labor - President ‘Proposes A 14% Increase To Fund Apprenticeships & To Go After Bad Employers’

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After four years of constant attacks, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is hoping to be in a good position for the next fiscal year after President Joe Biden proposed spending $14.2 billion on the Department, a 14% increase from the agency's current budget. While this is not the final budget, which is written by Congress, it is a more»

The Nation’s Two Big Teachers Unions - The American Federation Of Teachers & The National Education Association - Protest New Anti-Virus School Reopening Guidelines

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Nation’s two big Teachers Unions are protesting Biden Administration guidance which says students returning to reopened schools can sit only three feet from each other, not six, but only after schools take other measures to combat potential community spread of the Coronavirus. One protest came in a formal letter from American more»

The Amazon Warehouse Workers Election In Alabama ‘Showcased Our Broken Union Election System & Why We Must Pass’ The PRO Act

Published on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The results of the election at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama reveal a broken Union Election System. It is clear that if policymakers do not reform our Nation’s Labor Law System, then they are effectively denying workers a meaningful right to a Union and collective bargaining. If they don’t take more»

New EPI Report Shows The ‘Erosion’ Of Collective Bargaining ‘Has Cost’ Middle-Wage Workers ‘Thousands Of Dollars Each Year’ & That De-Unionization ‘Has Fueled The Growth Of Wage Inequality’

Published on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report finds the erosion of collective bargaining lowered the median hourly wage by $1.56, a 7.9% decline from 1979 to 2017 – and these losses from de-Unionization are the equivalent of $3,250 annually for a full-time, full-year Worker. The decline hit men the hardest given they were more more»

Biden Is ‘Rebuilding’ The NLRB - New Report ‘Shows Why’ The President ‘Had No Choice But To Fire’ The Trump-Appointed NLRB General Counsel

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden fired Peter Robb, the Trump-appointed General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency responsible for interpreting and enforcing Federal Labor Law. Robb’s supporters protested that Biden had unfairly and illegally thrown him out of office 10 months before the end of his more»

Three American Factory Workers Talk About How President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment Plan Will Help Manufacturing

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
There’s a lot of talk in policy circles about infrastructure, but how would a robust investment package effect Manufacturing Workers in communities across the country? President Joe Biden has officially unveiled The American Jobs Plan, his proposal for rebuilding American infrastructure, shifting to a clean energy economy, and strengthening critical more»

A New Non-Partisan Report From The Government Accountability Office Says NLRB Field Staff ‘Shrank By One-Third’ In The Last Decade

Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Field Staff for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - the Workers who actually investigate and hold hearings on bosses’ Labor Law-breaking and run Union Recognition Elections - shrank by one-third in the last decade and one-fifth during the recent reign of Trump-era NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, a new non-partisan more»

The NLRB ‘Isn’t Strong Enough To Protect’ Workers From Amazon & Some Union Organizers ‘Want To Go Around It’

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Amazon repeatedly violated the rights of employees who pushed for health and safety improvements during the Coronavirus Pandemic, according to the nation’s top Labor Regulator, but a year after the global health crisis began, the company has so far faced minimal consequences. As COVID-19 spread in the spring of 2020, Amazon more»

Biden Eyeing 2.7% Federal Pay Raise In 2022

Published on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Biden Administration is expected to propose a 2.7% Federal pay raise for Civilian Federal Employees in 2022. Agencies have been told to plan for the Federal pay raise in 2022, according to a budget pass-back document the Federal News Network reviewed and confirmed with another source familiar with the budget process. One source more»

President Biden Targets The Creation Of An Off-Shore Wind Zone Between Long Island & The New Jersey Coast – Federal Officials Say The Area ‘Will Create Tens Of Thousands Of Union Jobs’ In Offshore Wind & Manufacturing

Published on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Across the United States, individual states are moving away from fossil fuels and moving towards renewable sources of energy. One of those sources is off-shore wind. While popular in other parts of the world, off-shore wind has never really taken off in the U.S., with most of our wind production being land-based. However, if the U.S. more»

President Biden ‘Makes The Strongest Presidential Pro-Union Statement In Decades’ As He Unveils The American Jobs Plan - A $2 Trillion Infrastructure & Jobs Initiative

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - President Joe Biden proposed his opening bid on Wednesday (March 31st) for a $2 trillion infrastructure package that pushes the United States toward a clean energy economy. The bulk of Biden’s plan involves upgrading America’s roads, bridges and public transit, but it also takes a sweeping definition of the word more»

Biden Announces Pick For FLRA General Counsel - Charlotte Dye Will Fill Position That Former President Trump ‘Left Vacant For Four Years’

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For over four years, the General Counsel position at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been vacant. During the entire Trump Presidency, he refused to appoint someone to lead the important Federal Labor Agency. Now President Joe Biden has ended the vacancy by naming Charlotte Dye as the Acting General Counsel. Dye has a more»

“We Are Going To Be Hiring Hundreds Of New OSHA Inspectors.” - In His First Week As U.S. Secretary Of Labor, Marty Walsh Talks About Unions, Jobsite Inspectors & An Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Standard

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Shortly after being confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor on March 22nd, Marty Walsh highlighted a number of issues that he sees as critical priorities for the American Workforce, including making sure Workers feel safe on the job, revisiting the need for an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19, putting Inspectors out in more»

“America’s Labor Movement Will Not Stand By Quietly. We Will Continue Fighting For A Future In Which Every Voter Has Free And Fair Access To The Ballot” - National AFL-CIO ‘Condemns’ Georgia Republicans’ ‘Outrageous’ Voter Suppression Law

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO is condemning Georgia Republicans’ “outrageous” Voter Suppression Law, saying “America’s Labor Movement will not stand by quietly and we will continue fighting for a future in which every voter has free and fair access to the ballot.” National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

NLRB Rules Tesla ‘Must Rehire’ Fired Worker & Elon Musk ‘Must Delete Anti-Union’ Tweet

Published on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered Tesla Incorporated to reinstate an employee it fired in 2017 and said Chief Executive Elon Musk (pictured above) must remove a three-year-old tweet urging against Unionizing. The NLRB in Washington, D.C., agreed with a 2019 ruling by an NLRB judge in California, who found that the more»

NLRB ‘Rethinking’ Law For Union Insignia Restrictions - Top NLRB Lawyer Says ‘Keep Union Insignia Rule’ In Tesla Case

Published on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer is urging the Board to retain its legal framework for wearing Union Insignia in a case involving Tesla Incorporated, instead of expanding employer power to bar Workers from wearing symbols of Organized Labor. Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr’s views generally line more»

NALC On The Postal Service’s Delivering for America Plan: It’s “A Good Starting Point For Discussion Going Forward And Should Satisfy Those Who Wanted To See Such A Plan Before Moving Forward With Legislation.”

Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which represents 277,000 non-Rural Letter Carriers employed by the United States Postal Service (USPS), says the USPS’s Delivering for America Plan is “a good starting point for discussion going forward and should satisfy those who wanted to see such a plan before moving more»

“Essential Immigrant Workers Have Proven How Valuable They Are To All Of Us” - With ‘Renewed’ Union Backing, The House Passes The Dream Act

Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With renewed labor backing, this time from the Union Veterans Council, the House voted 227-to-197 to pass the Dream Act, formally legalizing and providing an eventual path to citizenship for the 700,000 “Dreamers,” Undocumented People brought to the U.S. as kids, who are Americans in all but their papers. The vote, with more»

“It’s Difficult To Overstate The Importance Of This Moment” - In A ‘Union Win,’ U.S. Senate Confirms Marty Walsh As The Next U.S. Secretary Of Labor

Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -The U.S. Senate on Monday (March 22nd) confirmed former Union Leader Marty Walsh, a son of Irish Immigrants, as the next Labor Secretary - boosting President Joe Biden’s efforts to expand Workers’ protection and delivering a win for the country’s Organized Labor Movement. His confirmation, by a 68-to-29 margin, is more»

Labor Perspective From Bloomberg Columnist Joe Nocera: Labor Unions ‘Are Back in Favor & They Need To Seize The Moment’

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg Editor’s Note: Joe Nocera is a Bloomberg Opinion Columnist covering business. He’s written business columns for Esquire, GQ and The New York Times, and is the former Editorial Director of Fortune. His latest project is the Bloomberg-Wondery podcast - The Shrink Next Door. Organized Labor is having a moment the likes of which it more»

From Our Union Friends At The European Trade Union Confederation: How To Engage Young People In Trade Unions

Published on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) - - represents 45 million Members from 90 Trade Union organizations in 38 European countries, plus 10 European Trade Union Federations. Following different projects with partners and building on contributions from member organizations and individuals from across Europe, ETUC Youth Committee has more»