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New NLRB Rule ‘Makes It Impossible To Win A Union Election’ As President Trump ‘Permits Decertification In 45 Days’

Published on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - While most non-essential services are shut down, Union Elections are suspended, and most of America is working from home worrying about a global pandemic, Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was passing a rule to make it harder to win a Union Election. The proposed rule was published on April 1st and contains several more»

National AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement: Working People's ‘Demands’ In The Face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, Which Has ‘Exposed The Inadequacy’ Of Our Worker Protections, Health Care And Occupational Health & Safety Systems

Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO says now that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, and that the disease is spreading quickly across the United States in just a matter of weeks, the human and economic impact has become devastating for Working People. In light of these developments, the Labor Movement is mobilizing and doing everything it more»

NLRB Suspends Unionizing Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Just as Delivery Personnel, Medical Staffers and just about everyone who has to be out in First Responder roles is raising serious questions about lacking proper protections, the Federal Government has found this is the time to suspend Union Elections. Given the date, it sounds like a cruel April Fools’ Day joke. But it is a more»

Top NLRB Lawyer Says Unilateral Layoffs From Virus ‘May Be OK’

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Employers rocked by the COVID-19 Pandemic may be able to sidestep their normal duty to bargain with Unions over layoffs and other workplace changes, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer said. The NLRB has permitted a limited exception for unforeseen, extraordinary events that have major economic effects more»

AFSCME, AFT, NEA, SEIU Letter ‘Condemns’ U.S. Chamber of Commerce For ‘Lobbying Against’ Defense Production Act

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has sent a letter condemning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for lobbying Republican President Donald Trump against using more»

Union-Represented Musicians “Blindsided” After Kennedy Center ‘Stops Paying Them Hours After’ $25 Million Coronavirus Aid Bailout Is Signed

Published on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts informed members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they would no longer be paid just hours after Republican President Donald Trump signed a $25 million taxpayer bailout for the cultural center, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. Nearly 100 Musicians more»

SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West Locates More Than 39 Million N95 Face Masks - Union Is Now Working On Distributing Them In Both New York & California

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Healthcare Workers West (UHW) is reporting that it has located 39 million N95 face masks and is working to distribute them both in California and New York. The $5 face masks - so vital to Medical Personal treating ill patients with the Novel Coronavirus - were reportedly located over a more»

“This Is The Power Of A Union,” SEIU Wins $3 Billion To Protect Airport Workers - Union ‘Persuades’ Congress To Dedicate Funds In The Stimulus Legislation To Keeping 100,000 Airport Workers Solvent

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After four years working as a Baggage Handler at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Kachelle Lasley was laid off last Saturday, becoming one of thousands of Airport Workers laid off nationwide as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Like many of these laid-off Workers - a group that includes Wheelchair more»

Senate Coronavirus Bill Includes Union Protection Measure - Employers ‘Not Allowed To Get Rid Of Any’ Collective Bargaining Agreement They Already Have & ‘Are Barred From Taking Sides On Any Efforts’ By Their Employees To Unionize

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the provisions tucked into the massive Coronavirus Relief Bill approved by the Senate late Wednesday night (March 25th) restricts certain businesses that accept government loans in their dealings with Labor Unions. Businesses with between 500 and 10,000 Employees that accept loans to tide them over until the pandemic abates will more»

Leaders Of Major U.S. Unions Praise Senate Democrats For Blocking ‘Corporate Power Grab’

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Leaders of major U.S. Unions are praising Senate Democrats for initially blocking a $1.8 trillion Economic Stimulus Package, calling it a “corporate power grab” that would have done little to help Workers laid off during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Epidemic. “This is not a moment for corporate power grabs or crony more»

Flight Attendants Union President: “We Need Worker Relief, Not Corporate Bailouts”

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Sara Nelson, the President of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), says any Federal Aid Package for the airline industry should focus on providing economic relief to Employees instead of bailing out the companies. "Let's ‘be really clear, there just can't be a bailout.’ ‘We've done that before.’ more»

Union Members Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic Share Their Stories & Urge The Federal Government ‘To Do More’

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union - who are fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic recently joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders on a press call to share their stories of how they’re protecting their communities despite risks to themselves. Those Union Members also called on the more»

Unions Call On The Federal Government ‘To Do More To Protect All’ Workers During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Say Worker Aid Package ‘Falls Short’

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the United Steelworkers (USW) are calling on the Federal Government “to do more” when it comes to protecting American Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic, adding that a current aid package being crafted “falls short” of what more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka 'Praises' Workers, 'Slams' Trump & Profiteers On Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers, Union and Non-Union, are responding magnificently to the Coronavirus Pandemic, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. However, the President of the Nation’s largest Labor Federation says Big Business and Republican President Donald Trump are another matter. “Workers of ‘every stripe are supporting more»

Leaked McDonald’s Recording Shows Fast Food Company Is 'Fighting Against Parts Of’ Trump's Coronavirus Bill ‘That Would Give Workers Paid Sick Leave’

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - McDonald's pushed for changes to a Coronavirus Relief Bill that would require its restaurants across the U.S. - 95% which are owned by franchisees - to give Workers two weeks of Paid Sick Leave, describing it as an effort to protect franchisees' financials. The Fast-Food Giant has been lobbying the Trump Administration and Congress to more»

New Poll Finds 18% of U.S. Workers Have Lost Jobs Or Hours Since Coronavirus Hit

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic hits the economy, it’s slamming the American Workforce. A new poll finds that some 18% of adults reported that they had been laid off or that their work hours had been cut. The proportion affected grew for lower-income households, with 25% of those making less than $50,000 a year reporting that they had been more»

Workers Across The United States ‘Condemn’ Coronavirus Relief Bill's Loophole For Big Companies

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the coronavirus outbreak highlights the need for social distancing, policymakers and public health experts want to make sure that sick workers can stay home without fear of going broke. To that end, the Senate is set to take up a Coronavirus Relief Bill, passed by the House and backed by Republican President Donald Trump, that could more»

United Steelworkers President Tom Conway ‘Tells You How’ Trump’s Trade Policies Have ‘Failed’ Workers: Trump’s “Helping To ‘Perpetuate The Broken System He Bitterly Criticized.’”

Published on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed “great negotiator” and author of The Art of the Deal, promised to use his bargaining skills to help the American Worker. Trump vowed to rewrite Trade Deals, stanch the offshoring of U.S. jobs and reinvigorate American manufacturing, but his behavior tells a different story. Both of the Trade Deals he produced more»

From The Economic Policy Institute: Union Workers ‘Are More Likely To Have’ Paid Sick Days & Health Insurance As Covid-19 ‘Sheds Light On Our Country’s Least-Empowered’ Workers

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic highlights the vast inequalities in the United States between those who can more easily follow the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendation to stay home and seek medical attention when needed and those who cannot. High-wage earners are more likely to be able to stay home and have health more»

The Current State Of The NLRB: More Than Half Of NLRB Regional Offices Have Top-Level Vacancies, 15 Offices Have Vacancies Or ‘Acting’ Leadership & Observers Say ‘Effective ‘Management At Regional Level Is “Crucial”

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A majority of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) 26 Regional Offices have at least one vacancy or temporary appointment in leadership, creating top-level personnel gaps that some observers say can hinder the agency’s work and sap Employee morale. Effective management at the regional level is crucial to the more»

Effort To ‘Curb’ Defense Unions ‘Meets Bipartisan Opposition’ In The Senate

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators active in Federal Employee and National Security Issues is opposing Republican President Donald Trump’s memo authorizing the Department of Defense to bar Unions from subcomponents, saying it could result in banning Unions for “poorly defined reasons.” In the memo, Trump allowed the more»

Coronavirus Brings A ‘New Legislative Push’ For Paid Sick Leave - Democrats Introduce Measure They Hope ‘Will Find Bipartisan’ Support

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United States is one of the only rich countries not requiring employers to give their workers paid time off when they’re sick and it has become an urgent issue for more Americans because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Citing the crisis, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a new version of a Sick Leave Bill that has been more»

Federal Employees’ Union Responds To Trump Administration ‘Vow To Purge Federal Workers Insufficiently Loyal To President’

Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) - a National Union representing approximately 110,000 Blue and White Collar Government Workers across the United States, has released the following statement: On numerous occasions throughout his Presidency, President Trump has gone out of his way to make public comments aimed at more»

The National AFL-CIO Sues The Trump Administration Over Union Elections Rule

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO, the largest Labor Organization in the United States, is suing to try to block a Trump Administration Rule likely to make it harder for Unions to organize. The National AFL-CIO has asked a Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. to shoot down a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regulation that more»

House Passes Legislation To Grant Federal Transportation Security Officers ‘Equal’ Workplace Rights - New Bill Would Also Give TSOs A Pay & Morale Boost

Published on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - New legislation that would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) equal Workplace Rights passed the House on late last week. The Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act (H.R. 1140), re-introduced by U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson (Mississippi) and Nita Lowey (New York) in 2019, will extend full Collective more»

United Steelworkers International President Conway Calls On Congress To Support The Steel Industry & Its Workers - ‘First Step Is To Ensure American Workers Are Competing On A Fair Playing Field’ With Overseas Competitors

Published on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway joined top executives from U.S. steelmakers on Thursday (March 5th) in testifying before the Congressional Steel Caucus to seek continued support from lawmakers for the American Steel Industry and its Workers. The first step is to ensure American Workers are competing more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Union Support Has “Yet To Be Earned” By Democratic Hopefuls

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told Yahoo Finance this week that the support of the U.S.'s largest Federation of Labor Unions has "yet to be earned" by the Democratic Presidential hopefuls. Even as the Democratic field narrowed after Super Tuesday, the National AFL-CIO is "still evaluating" and "still asking the tough more»

U.S. Department Of Agriculture Sued Over Trump's Effort To ‘Privatize’ Pork Industry Inspections, New Rule ‘Targets’ Federal Inspectors By ‘Weakening’ Their Ability To Do Their Jobs

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A lawsuit has been filed against Republican President Donald Trump's loosening of regulations in pork inspection plants, aiming to stop the rules from taking effect to protect consumers from illness and death. The suit, which targets Trump's New Swine Inspection System (NSIS), was filed by Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food more»

Defense Chief Says ‘He Didn’t Ask For’ Union Memo, But Declines To Say How He’ll Use New Power - Says He’ll Wait For Staff Recommendations Before Using Newly Granted-Authority To ‘Outlaw’ Collective Bargaining Among Pentagon Civilian Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has told Federal Lawmakers he did not request the recent memo signed by Republican President Donald Trump that grants him the authority to ban collective bargaining for the department’s Civilian Workforce, but he declined to say if or how he might use his new power. Esper appeared last week more»

Federal Employee Retirement Benefits ‘Would Be Cut Under’ Trump’s 2020 Budget

Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump has again proposed reducing the value of Federal Retirement Benefits, while requiring most Federal Employees to pay more toward those benefits. In some cases, the benefits would be reduced only for future retirees, but in other cases, those already retired would face a cut, as well. The more»

A Coalition Of Some Of The Largest Labor Unions In The U.S. Are Pushing The Federal Trade Commission To Investigate E-Commerce Giant Amazon For Anti-Competitive Practices

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of some of the largest Labor Unions in the U.S. have formally petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon for anti-competitive practices. The petition, filed late last week, is a 28-page document with nearly 150 footnotes. It asks the FTC to conduct a study exploring Amazon’s effects on the more»

SEIU Unveils $150 Million Campaign To Help Defeat Trump

Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the Nation’s largest Labor Unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat Republican President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout more»

Trump’s NLRB ‘Making It Harder’ For Fast Food Workers To Unionize - New “Joint Employer” Rule ‘Is Another Treat’ For Companies Like McDonald’s ‘That Have Been Battling’ Union Organizing

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is releasing a long-awaited rule that will make it harder for Workers in fast food and other industries to bargain collectively, delivering another win for employers and a setback to Worker Groups. The regulation will limit the scenarios under which corporations are considered “Joint more»

‘A Travesty And A Disgrace:’ Trump Quietly Issues Memo That Could Abolish Union Rights For 750,000 Federal Workers - “This Administration Will Not Stop Until It Takes Away All Workers’ Rights To Form And Join A Union.”

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Donald Trump quietly issued a memo granting Defense Secretary Mark Esper the power to abolish Collective Bargaining Rights for the Defense Department’s 750,000 Civilian Workers, a move Unions are decrying as part of the administration’s far-reaching assault on Organized Labor. The American Federation of Government more»

In Yet ‘Another Unfortunate Example’ Of President Trump’s ‘Willingness To Talk A Big Game About Being Pro-Union While His Actions Clearly Contradict That,’ The White House ‘Vows To Veto’ The PRO Act’s Worker Protections

Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One day before 224 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties voted to approve a bill to make it easier for Working People to join Labor Unions - the White House issued a strongly worded statement opposing the measure. “This is ‘another unfortunate example’ of (Republican) President (Donald) more»

Union Sues To Block Plan That Would ‘Make It Easier’ For Feds ‘To Quit Paying’ Dues

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is suing to block the agency that governs Labor-Management Relations across Federal Agencies from implementing a plan to make it easier for Federal Workers to stop paying Union Dues, accusing officials of abetting the Republican Trump Administration’s efforts to crack down on Labor more»

Trump 2021 Budget Calls For USPS ‘Pay Cuts, Greater Use’ Of Private Partners In Order To Bring Postal Workers Pay To A Level “More Closely Aligning Postal Service Employee Wages With Those Of Other Federal Employees”

Published on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump’s proposed Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 did not call for the outright privatization of the United States Postal Service (USPS), but its call for “increased use of private sector partners” and cuts in postal pay likely will alarm many Employee groups. The budget, released more»

Labor Authority Moves Forward With Plan ‘To Make It Easier’ For Feds ‘To Cancel’ Union Dues

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is moving forward with a controversial proposal to make it easier for Federal Employees to cancel automatic Union Dues collection, over the objections of Labor Groups and the agency’s lone Democratic appointee. Last year, the FLRA, which oversees Labor-Management Relations across the more»

Labor Perspective From Former Disability Policy Analyst & Federal Lobbyist Jack Delaney: Medicare For All ‘Helps’ Unions By Taking Health Care ‘Off’ The Bargaining Table

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Truthout Editor’s Note: Jack Delaney is a former Disability Policy Analyst, Federal Lobbyist and Congressional Intern who worked on issues relating to Health Care, Disability and Labor Policy. On February 11th, the Nevada Culinary Workers Union publicly criticized Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All Plan ahead of the more»

Workers ‘Face Retirement With Fear’ As GOP ‘Refuses To Back’ Pension Protection Bill

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Glen Heck spent 28 years sweating in a Campti, Louisiana Paper Mill that he likes to say was “hotter than nine kinds of hell.” But now, Heck’s sacrifice may have been for nothing because his Multi-Employer Pension Plan is one of about 150 nationwide set to go broke. If that happens, the 78-year-old Heck will have to more»

Labor Perspective From Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Michael Hiltzik: Trump Has Turned The Department Of Labor Into The ‘Department Of Employer Rights’

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
L.A. Times Editor’s Note: Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Michael Hiltzik writes a daily blog appearing on As a member of The Los Angeles Times Staff, he has been a Financial and Technology Writer and a Foreign Correspondent. He is the author of six books, including: Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age more»

The Largest Federal Employee Union ‘Punches Back’ At President Trump

Published on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As President Donald Trump continues battering Federal Employees, their largest Union sent him a rousing retort this week that it might be bloodied - but not busted. Delegates to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Legislative Conference were fired up by high-profile speakers, including House Speaker Nancy more»

The Assault On Organized Labor Continues: Republican President Trump ‘Bans’ Unions At Defense Department - Trump Says “In The Name Of National Security, The Defense Secretary Doesn't Have To Recognize The Union”

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Another day and another move by Republican President Donald Trump to weaken Unions that represent Workers in the Federal Government. This time his focus is on Union Employees at the Defense Department (DoD). Breaking the Union at the DoD has long been the dream of Conservatives. In 2017, Trump Advisor James Sherk authored a memo more»

Trump ‘Refuses To Give’ Federal Workers ‘Their Required’ Pay Raise

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump is attempting to justify a smaller-than-anticipated proposed pay raise for Civilian Federal Workers by citing “national emergency or serious economic conditions,” despite his frequent statements that the Nation’s economy is booming. Trump is proposing pay raises for Civilian more»

‘In Blow To Privatizers,’ House Passes Postal Financial Relief - Bipartisan Bill Would Ease Financial Challenges That Critics Have Used ‘To Justify Calls For Postal Worker Wage Cuts & Selling Lucrative Parts Of The Service To For-Profit Corporations’

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The House has voted to remove a financial albatross around the neck of the U.S. Postal Service. Approved by a vote of 309 to 106, the USPS Fairness Act would repeal a 2006 Law that requires the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to create a $72 billion fund to pay for the cost of its post-retirement health care costs, 75 years into the more»

Trump’s ‘Attack On Workers Continues:’ White House Memo Could End Unionization At The Pentagon - Defense Secretary ‘Authorized To Exempt’ Defense Department From Law Governing Collective Bargaining In The Federal Government

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump signed a memo last month that could pave the way for his Administration to outlaw collective bargaining by the Defense Department’s 750,000-person Civilian Workforce. According to a January 29th memo obtained by Government Executive that was entitled -Delegation of Certain Authority under more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Hires Two Union Busters To ‘Oversee’ Labor Unions

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Within the U.S. Department of Labor, there’s a section that’s devoted to providing oversight to Labor Unions. It is also responsible for auditing financial disclosures and investigating officer corruption. Now, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia has hired two new people to work in this oversight role who has a long history of more»

Pro-Union Bill Draws 2020 Battle Lines

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats and their Labor Allies are gearing up for a 2020 fight against business groups over legislation to protect Workers’ Rights to Unionize. The Democratic-controlled House voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on Thursday (February 7th), but the Bill is considered to be dead on arrival in the more»

Proposal ‘Threatens’ Social Security Disability Benefits ‘For Millions Of Workers’

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Federal scheme that could rob millions of injured Workers of their Social Security Disability Insurance is being widely condemned as a vicious attack on vulnerable Americans, similar to disastrous cuts in the 1980s. “There’s ‘no reason to do this other than cruelty and mean-spiritedness,’” U.S. Senator more»

On The Eve Of The President’s State Of The Union Address, The United Steelworkers Call On Trump ‘To Come Out In Support’ Of The Protecting The Right To Organize Act & ‘Encourage Senators To Do The Same’

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – On the eve of the President’s State of the Union Address, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Republican Donald Trump to come out in support of the Protecting The Right To Organize (PRO) Act and encourage Senators to do the same. The USW represents 850,000 Members who are employed in Metals, Mining, Pulp and more»