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What The Pandemic ‘Has Taught Us’ About America’s Working Class

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
April, who works at a pet shop in Minneapolis, makes $11.75 an hour. She loves her job and it pays better than the Federal Minimum Wage, but not by much. She and her partner get by, but they still don’t make enough money to afford a car, but they can manage rent, their phones, and internet and support their 12-year-old daughter. Her partner lost more»

NLRB Finds Amazon Retaliated Against Chicago Workers Following Spring COVID-19 Protests

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In April 2020, as the world was coming to terms with the new Coronavirus Pandemic, Workers at an Amazon Sorting Facility in Chicago launched a series of Safety Strikes to demand COVID-19 protections for all Staff. It was one of several organized protests by Amazon Workers nationwide and the actions in Chicago, at the DCH1 Delivery more»

The ‘Sweeping Implications’ Of The Supreme Court’s ‘New’ Union-Busting Case: Cedar Point Nursery V. Hassid ‘Isn’t Just An Attack On Unions, It Could Bar’ Health Inspectors From Inspecting Restaurants

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on Monday, March 22nd, targets a nearly half-century-old regulation in California that permits Union Organizers to briefly enter agricultural worksites and speak to Farm Workers - but the stakes in this case go far beyond Union Busting. The plaintiffs in Cedar Point more»

U.S. Representative Tim Ryan’s PRO Act Speech ‘Goes Viral’ - “Help The Damn Workers”

Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
I’d been hoping some Democrat would cut loose on Republican Union-Busters for claiming the GOP is the “Working Class” Party. Well, U.S. Representative Tim Ryan came through. “Now stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start working with us on behalf of the American Workers,” the Ohioan recently challenged Republicans on the House. more»

‘Seats At The Table’ - President Biden Appointees Give Workers, Unions ‘New Clout’ In Washington

Published on Monday, March 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A second-generation Laborer rising to be U.S. Secretary of Labor. A United Steelworker (USW) helming the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Member bringing her passion for good, Union jobs in a Green Economy to the Department of Energy. And many more»

NLRB Ditches Rulemaking ‘That Aimed to Halt’ Student-Worker Unions

Published on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scrapped a proposal that would have made Student Workers at private universities ineligible to form or join Labor Unions. “The (NLRB) has decided to withdraw this rule-making proceeding at this time in order to focus its limited resources on competing agency priorities, including the more»

President Biden ‘Has Delivered’ On Teamsters’ Pension Priorities In Signing The American Rescue Plan – ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept In Bringing Retirement Security To One Million-Plus Americans’

Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union is celebrating President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law, bold legislation that among other things will boost the retirements of more than one million U.S. Workers and Retirees in faltering Multi-Employer Pension Plans to ensure they more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers’ Membership ‘Overwhelmingly Ratifies’ New Contract With The U.S. Postal Service

Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has overwhelmingly ratified the tentative 2019-2023 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) by a vote of 60,111 to 3,341. More than 94% of participating and eligible NALC Members voted to accept the agreement that was announced on November more»

House Democrats Pass The PRO Act - Bill Would Protect Worker Organizing Efforts

Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House Democrats have approved a Bill that would provide protections for Workers trying to organize, a measure that is the Labor Movement's single biggest legislative priority in this Congress. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act - PRO Act - passed Tuesday (March 9th) with a 225-206 vote, with five Republicans joining Democrats in more»

On International Women’s Day, Female Workers Join With The Poor People’s Campaign To Demand A $15-An-Hour Federal Minimum Wage

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Coronavirus Pandemic and the economic depression it sparked have highlighted what Women Workers have known for a long time: The Minimum Wage is not a living wage and that CEOs keep wages low while their own pay and corporate profits continue to skyrocket. On Monday (March 8th), on International Women’s Day, the Poor more»

‘Without Even One’ Republican Casting A ‘Yes’ Vote, Democrats Still Prevail - OK $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill That Organized Labor Applauds & Says Will Help Struggling Working Families Across The U.S.

Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19/ American Rescue Plan Relief Bill Saturday (March 6th) as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments - nearly more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Explores Taking A Stance On Eliminating’ The Filibuster As ‘Two Of Its Highest’ Priorities - The PRO Act & The Raise The Wage Act, ‘Are Both Unlikely To Garner The 60 Votes Needed For Passage In The Senate’

Published on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO's Executive Board will meet this week to determine its position on eliminating the filibuster, the Labor Federation's President, Richard Trumka, tells POLITICO. Two of Organized Labor's highest priorities in Congress - boosting the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour and legislation containing a long list of Union more»

Denmark McDonald's Workers ‘Get Paid Twice As Much’ As Americans. Here's Why…

Published on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The McDonald's brand is known around the world and some would say the chain takes care of its customers as well as its Staff Members. As per Indeed, many McDonald's Employees across the United States make more than $10 an hour (some make a bit over $9). Plus, many Team Members can take advantage of several perks - such as a Stock Purchase Plan, special more»

The News Guild Is ‘Angered’ By President Biden’s Decision “Not To Penalize The Saudi Arabian Government For Its Role” In The Murder Of Washington Post Journalist Khashoggi

Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden’s decision to take no action, including no sanctions, against Saudi Arabia’s de facto supreme ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), for ordering the assassination of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is angering The News Guild. A Bin Salman-sent hit squad murdered and dismembered Khashoggi, a more»

What Role Do Unions Have In Addressing Systematic Racism? In Canada, Labor Organizations Are Currently ‘Looking Inward’ To Address Systemic Racism & They ‘Must Be Willing To Commit To Making Change’

Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Reported cases of abuse and murder of people from visible minority groups at the hands of police forces across Canada persist today. Yet, by and large, Canadian Police Unions have been opposing or watering down efforts to address discriminatory policing practices and unbridled growth in police funding for years. Since 1999, even during times of budget more»

President Biden ‘Backs Union Vote’ By Amazon Workers, Tells Company ‘Not To Interfere Or Intimidate’ With The Election

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Referring to the Unionization Vote as a “vitally important choice,” President Joe Biden has publicly expressed his support for Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama - who last month kicked off a fresh bid to Unionize, despite strong pushback from the E-Commerce Giant. Biden asserted that “the choice to join a Union is more»

Under The New Biden Administration, The Veterans Administration Invites AFGE Locals Back To VA Facilities, ‘Won’t Charge’ Rent For Union Offices

Published on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A year ago, at the direction of the Trump White House, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Locals to either pay rent for Union Office space at VA facilities or move out. It was part of the previous administration’s plan to destroy Unions and weaken workplace rights and more»

The PRO Act ‘Is Pro-Worker’ - How The Act ‘Would Restore’ Workers’ Freedom To Form A Union

Published on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would strengthen Workers’ Rights to form a Union and negotiate with their employers for better wages and working conditions. Specifically, it would reform our Nation’s Labor Law so that private sector employers can’t perpetually stall Union Elections and contract more»

‘If’ The Republican Party ‘Says It Is The Party Of Working People, Why Would’ GOP Lawmakers In Washington, D.C. ‘Introduce A National Right To Work Act?’

Published on Friday, February 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky (pictured above on the left) and U.S. Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina (pictured above on the right) have reintroduced the National Right to Work Act, a U.S. Right-To-Work (for less) Law that ensure Americans can work specific jobs without having to join Unions or pay Union more»

Calling Them 'Real Friends,' President Biden Seeks The Input Of Several Major Union Leaders On His Forthcoming Infrastructure Plan

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden recently met with a host of major Union Leaders to get input on his forthcoming Infrastructure Plan, while rolling back a Trump-era Apprenticeship Program. Among those Labor Leaders were: National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey; and more»

AFGE Announces 'Boldest Agenda Yet To Strengthen’ Federal Employee Rights, Pay & Benefits - Union Forecasts ‘Two-Year Window To Undo’ Former President Trump’s Workforce Policies & Expand Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President Everett Kelley has announced an expansive agenda to undo the former Trump Administration’s workforce policies and to improve the rights, pay and benefits of Workers throughout the Federal Government. At the Union’s Annual Legislative Conference, more»

House Panel Probes Meatpackers’’ Refusal To Protect’ Workers From The Coronavirus

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The special House Committee investigating the Federal Government’s response, or lack of it, to the Coronavirus Pandemic has opened an investigation of big meatpackers’ refusal to protect their Workers against the contagion. In letters to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Nation’s more»

‘Unions By The Numbers’ - The 2021 Edition

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual report on Labor Unions last month - detailing, at least numerically, where Unions currently stand in America. Relative to years past, there is some favorable data for Unions in this year’s report. Overall, Union Membership increased on a percentage basis from 2019 to 2020. According to more»

From Repealing & Issuing New Executive Orders To Appointing Union Leaders To Run The Department Of Labor, Here’s 20 Things President Biden ‘Has Done To Help Unions’

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Nearly a month into his Presidency, President Joe Biden has already taken some big actions to help working people. Some of them have gotten a lot of attention while others have been done quietly. With a lot of other news coming out of Washington over the last few weeks, UCOMM decided to put together a list of 20 things that Biden has more»

President Biden Nominates Labor Union Attorney For NLRB General Counsel Position - Jennifer Abruzzo Has A Long History Of Working For Unions & Is The CWA’s Special Counsel For Strategic Initiatives

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Day One in office, President Joe Biden fired National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, a move that was widely applauded by Unions and Working People. Robb had completely changed the position from one that defends Workers’ rights to a prosecutor that went after Unions. Now, nearly one month later, Biden more»

"I Just Think This Is A Reckless And Irresponsible Exploitation Of The Fear And Frustration That Everybody Feels Right Now," AFT President Weingarten Says Of Republican Attacks On Teachers In A Bid To Retake The Suburbs

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House Republicans think school reopenings may be their winning issue in key races in the 2022 Mid-Term Elections that could help them recapture the chamber. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) says the main obstacle standing in the way of reopening schools is "the rich, powerful Unions that donate huge sums to more»

Election Of Former USW Labor Leader As Democratic Chair Of The U.S. Postal Service ‘Marks First Step In Potential Shake-Up’

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A former Labor Leader and Obama Administration Official has been elected to serve as Chair of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors, marking the first step in a potential shake-up under President Joe Biden. Ron Bloom has replaced a former Republican National Committee Chair, Robert “Mike” Duncan, who remains on more»

Hollywood Unions Join The National AFL-CIO’s Push For Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Public Policy Agenda

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Hollywood’s major Unions have signed on with the National AFL-CIO-affiliated push to advance public policy initiatives involving diversity, equity and inclusion issues. The broad goals of the campaign spearheaded by the Department for Professional Employees (DPE), a coalition of Unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, is to strengthen collective more»

Teamsters ‘Applaud’ House Ways & Means Vote Approving Pension Reform Plan – Union Officials Say Passage Of The Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act ‘Is First Step Towards Relief’

Published on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Teamsters are commending the work of the House Ways & Means Committee, which has approved broad COVID-19 stimulus legislation that includes a provision granting relief to hundreds of faltering Multi-Employer Pension Plans, including many serving Teamster Members. As part of language folded into the Butch Lewis Emergency more»

Democrat-Sponsored PRO Act ‘Would Invalidate’ Right-To-Work Laws In 27 States

Published on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. House and Senate Democrats have reintroduced the PRO ACT, a sweeping Pro-Union Bill that would wipe out Right-To-Work Labor (for less) Laws in 27 states. Democrats say the PRO Act will create safer workplaces and increase employee benefits by expanding Union Organizing. A version of the Bill was introduced in 2018 and 2019 more»

Biden Labor Appointee ‘Frees’ Scabby The Rat ‘From Legal Peril’ - New Acting NLRB General Counsel ‘Appears To Be Winding Down His Predecessor’s Fight’ With The Labor Protest Icon

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The end of the Trump Presidency has already impacted many lives, including that of a giant inflatable rat. Scabby the Rat, as the Organized Labor protest icon is known, recently found himself in the crosshairs of Peter Robb, the former Trump-appointed General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Robb wanted to ban more»

Biden Has Given Trump’s Union Busters ‘A Taste Of Their Own Medicine’

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Twenty-three minutes after assuming the Presidency, Joe Biden demanded the resignation of Peter Robb, the notoriously Anti-Union General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointed by Donald Trump. Robb refused to resign, so Biden fired him. Alice Stock, another Anti-Union Trump appointee, then assumed the role of more»

"The Last Four Years ‘Have Been Incredibly Rough’ On Our Civil Servants" - Here's What Federal Workers Want From Biden In The Wake Of Trump's Union-Busting Tactics

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Workers who saw their rights to collective bargaining, due process and workplace representation eviscerated under Republican President Donald Trump have an enormous hill to climb to reclaim all they've lost. Trump - who had a decades-long history of sticking it to Workers before entering politics - did all he could to hurt the more»

Meanwhile - Here In The United States: How The Coronavirus Pandemic ‘May Be Causing Support Of Labor Unions To Rise’

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Over the past several decades, Union Membership has steadily declined. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data indicates that in 1983, 20.1% of employed Americans were Members of a Union. But by 2019, that share had decreased by roughly half to 10.3%. However, as wealth inequality accelerates, Essential Workers organize for pandemic protections and more»

Lawmakers Aim To Dissolve 'Draconian' Law That Placed 'Heavy Pre-Funding Postal Benefit Financial Burden' On The USPS

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) much-needed financial relief by doing away with a mandate that required it to pre-pay retirement benefits decades in advance. The issue stems from a 2006 law that required the Postal Service to more»

Biden Picks College Athlete Advocate As NLRB Acting General Counsel

Published on Friday, February 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden has selected a familiar name in the Sports World to serve as Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Seven years ago, Peter Sung Ohr, then a Regional Director for the NLRB in Chicago, stunned athletes and coaches alike by finding that Northwestern University Football Players who received more»

‘More Good News’ For Organized Labor: Biden ‘Fires More Of’ Trump’s Labor Appointees - President Asked All Members Of The Federal Service Impasses Panel To Resign, ‘Two Declined & Were Fired’

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden continues to take an ax to former President Donald Trump’s labor policies, removing all 10 of his predecessor’s appointees to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) . The FSIP is supposed to resolve bargaining disputes between Federal Agencies and Worker Unions, but Union Leaders said more»

‘Great News’ For Organized Labor: Top NLRB Lawyer ‘Rolls Back Broad Slate’ Of Trump-Era Policies - Acting General Counsel ‘Withdraws’ 10 Of His Predecessor’s Memos, ‘Marks Major Step To Change Agency’s Direction’

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new top lawyer dumped a slew of Trump-era changes to the agency’s enforcement of Federal Labor Law, including several that had intensified its policing of Unions. Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr rolled back 10 separate directives issued by ex-General Counsel Peter Robb, the more»

Calls Mount For President Biden To ‘Shake Up’ Leadership In The U.S. Postal Service, Including The American Postal Workers Union

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It's been a rocky few months for the U.S. Postal Service. Numerous lawsuits were filed over the Post Office's handling of mail-in ballots during November's elections. Then came the holiday season and customers became frustrated by backlogs that meant their Christmas cards and packages weren't delivered until January. Among those more»

IATSE Offers President Biden Its Members' Services To Build Vaccination Sites

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has sent a letter to President Biden, offering the White House COVID Response Team and FEMA the Labor Union's infrastructure and members to contribute to building or converting vaccination sites across the country. "Together, we have a unique opportunity not only to help more»

A Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: What President Biden & Congress ‘Can Do To Support Unions’

Published on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
CNN Business Editor’s Note: Richard Trumka is president of the 12.5 million member, 55-member union National AFL-CIO, America's labor federation. At the ballot box, Working People pushed America in a new direction. Two years ago, even two months ago, the idea of a Pro-Worker control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and White House was more»

National AFL-CIO President Says The Creation Of Family-Supporting Union Jobs ‘Is A Major Component’ Of President Biden’s Climate Actions

Published on Friday, January 29, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden has announced a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on public lands, one of a slate of executive actions to demonstrate his commitment to fighting climate change, despite opposition from the fossil fuel industry and many Republicans. Meanwhile, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the creation of more»

A Victory For Teachers’ Unions & Public Employee Labor Organizations – The U.S. Supreme Court ‘Declines Appeals’ From Teachers ‘Seeking Union-Fee Refunds’ Based On Janus Case

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday (January 25th) declined to take up appeals from Teachers and other Public Employees who do not belong to their Unions and sought to pursue refunds for years of Collective Bargaining Fees after the High Court’s landmark 2018 decision barring the collection of such fees. The Court’s actions, more»

Top Democrats Formally Introduce A $15-An-Hour Federal Minimum Wage Bill

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Joined by a top Fight for $15 and a Union Campaigner, Congressional Democrats have formally introduced legislation to raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2025 - which would more than double the current minimum for adult Workers, which stands at $7.25. The wage hike would particularly benefit women, who are 60% of all more»

President Biden’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order ‘Aims To Boost’ Government Purchases From U.S. Manufacturers - National AFL-CIO Says Order ‘Will Close Loopholes That Allow Agencies To Sidestep’ Such Requirements

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – President Joe Biden signed a Buy American Executive Order (EO) on Monday (January 25th) that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, a move the National AFL-CIO says will now close loopholes that allow agencies to sidestep such requirements. The United States has shed roughly 540,000 factory jobs since last more»

Biden ‘Repeals Union-Busting’ Executive Orders - Also Appoints Union Officials To Lead The FLRA, OSHA & Wage & Hour Division

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Late last week, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to direct the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to establish a Temporary Safety Standard for COVID-19, a top priority of the National AFL-CIO. Then he followed that up by taking action on a top priority for Federal Unions: Repealing more»

U.S. Union Membership Numbers ‘Are Down, But Union Density Is Up’ As The Labor Movement Continues To Deal With The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The galloping spread of the Coronavirus plague took its toll on U.S. Unions in 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. But in a paradox, while Union Membership declined in its annual report, Union Density rose by 0.5%, to 10.8% in 2020. That’s because as the economy tanked to try to prevent the disease’s more»

The USW Applauds ‘Worker-Friendly Choices’ For OSHA Leadership Roles, Including ‘One Of Their Own’ - James Frederick, Who Will Serve As The Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Labor For Occupational Safety & Health

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Steelworkers (USW) are praising President Joe Biden’s decision to tap Workplace Safety Advocates James Frederick and Joseph Hughes, Jr. for leadership positions within the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Frederick, who will serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety more»

That Didn’t Take Long: President Biden Fires NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb After He Refuses To Resign, First General Counsel Forced Out Since 1950

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden fired Peter Robb, the Trump-appointed General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after Robb refused a request from the new administration to resign. The White House notified Robb of his dismissal by letter - sent minutes after Biden was sworn in Wednesday (January 20th) which specified he had more»

President Biden & National AFL-CIO Labor Law Agendas 'Track Each Other' – Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda Contains The Words ‘Union, Right To Organize & Worker' Run Through It Like A Constant Thread

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Go to incoming Democratic President Joe Biden’s “Building Back Better” agenda on his website and read through it - the word “Union,” the phrase “right to organize” and especially the word “Worker” run through it like a constant thread. No wonder National AFL-CIO President Richard more»