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Labor Perspective From Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Jarrett Skorup: Public Sector Right-To-Work (For Less) ‘May Be A Reason Why’ Union Density Has Declined

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Hill Editor’s Note: Jarrett Skorup is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Research and Educational Institute headquartered in Midland, Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @JarrettSkorup. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. Another year, another more»

Federal Court ‘Rules Against’ The NLRB In Duquesne University Unionization Case – Court Says NLRB ‘Did Not Have Authority’ To Approve Adjunct Faculty Union, University Argued Its ‘Religious Affiliation” Removed Any NLRB Jurisdiction

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been found to not have the authority to approve an Adjunct Faculty Union at Duquesne University. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found the NLRB in violation of Supreme Court precedent, “which held that a school is exempt from NLRB jurisdiction if it more»

Congress’s ‘Most Ambitious Attempt To Strengthen Unions In Years’ Is Set For A House Vote This Week - The Protecting The Right To Organize Act

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the most significant bills to strengthen Workers’ abilities to organize in the past 80 years is headed to a vote this week in the House, where it will probably pass amid a newfound momentum for progressive legislation. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act would amend some of the country’s decades-old Labor Laws more»

TWU-IAM Association Reaches Agreements In Principle On Five New Joint Contracts Worth $4.2 Billion That Cover 30,000 Workers At American Airlines

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Transit Workers Union (TWU)-International Association of Machinists (IAM) Association announced Thursday (January 30th) that it has reached agreements in principle with American Airlines for five new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion to cover more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, more»

Labor Perspective From Columbia University Professor Alexander Hertel-Fernandez: Labor Law ‘Makes It Too Hard To Start Unions’ - Workers ‘Deserve A Bigger’ Voice

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
CNN Editor’s Note: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of international and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he studies the politics of business, Labor and the American Political Economy. He is the author most recently of State Capture: How Big Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the more»

Federal Workers Say ‘They’ve Been Gagged From Speaking Out’ On Trump’s Impeachment - A Federal Union Has Asked For An Injunction Against Legal Guidance That ‘Discouraged’ Impeachment Talk

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For more than a year, a Federal Ethics Agency has instructed Federal Employees to steer clear of taking a stand at work for or against the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump, saying that doing so could run afoul of the Hatch Act that bars them from participating in certain political activities. With Trump now impeached more»

Trump’s U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ‘Thinks Farm Workers Are Overpaid’ – ‘Yet Again, Perdue Wants To Gut A Program That Benefits Poor People’

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration is finding itself in a tight corner on the topic of Farm Labor, a task handled by a largely foreign-born workforce. On the one hand, Republican President Donald Trump has made good on campaign promises to make life generally miserable for Immigrants - and he employs a white Nationalist on his Senior Advisory more»

The United States Postal Service Is America’s ‘Most Popular’ Government Agency, So -Why Does Trump ‘Hate It?’

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
It’s time once again to stand up for the most popular government agency of all, the one that curiously has come under the most consistent attack by the Trump Administration and its Congressional Henchpersons. We’re talking about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). According to a survey last year by the Pew Research Center, 90% of the public has a more»

Can Workers ‘Still Use’ The National Labor Relations Board ‘Under Trump?’

Published on Friday, January 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For those following Labor Law Issues, each week seems to bring a new horror story about the Trump Labor Board dismantling rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Since Trump appointees became the majority on the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., the Board has weakened Worker Rights - more»

AFT Lawsuit Claims DeVos 'Capriciously' Repealed Borrower Protections - The Lawsuit's Message Is Clear: "Protect The Students Of The United States Of America - Not The For-Profit (Schools) That Are Making A Buck Off Of Them."

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the Nation's largest Teachers’ Unions is expected to sue U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - the complaint: She repealed a rule meant to protect student loan borrowers from for-profit and career-focused schools that graduate them with too much debt and limited job prospects. Randi Weingarten, the President of the 1.7 more»

New Minimum Wage Increases Will Benefit 7 Million Workers - With The U.S. Minimum Wage Rising For Many States This Year, Some Areas Are Benefitting More Than Others

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Minimum Wage will increase for a total of 47 states and cities across the U.S. this year, impacting at least seven million Workers. Expensive cities like Mountain View, California, Seattle and New York City will have wages at or above $15 per hour. However, some cities and counties will stay at lower wages due to select state rulings. The more»

Trump Has Attacked Federal Unions In The Past, ‘But Now - For The First Time, He’s Trying To Bust One’

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Federal Unions to a new level. For the first time, the Trump Administration is seeking to bust a Union - the National Association of Immigration Judges, by declaring that its Members are managers ineligible for Labor Organization Membership. It’s tantamount to more»

The USW Sues The EPA To Save Chemical Disaster Rule – Union Says “Eliminating These Requirements ‘Will Allow A Profit-Hungry Industry To Police Itself While Putting Workers, First Responders And The Public At Risk.’”

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Government’s decision to gut a regulation intended to prevent chemical disasters and save lives. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) capitulated to industry demands by rescinding crucial provisions of the Chemical Disaster more»

‘For The Love Of God, Ask The Candidates About’ Unions!

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The American Labor Movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic Primary Debates. Last week, moderators mentioned Unions once - specifically a Labor Federation, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA Trade Deal that the Union endorsed. This meager exchange is still more»

Bill In Congress Targets Intimidation Of Unionizing Workers

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. House has committed to voting on a comprehensive Bill supporting Union Organizing before Presidents' Day. The announcement comes after 68 representatives, including Suzanne Bonamici (Democrat-Oregon) sent a letter to the House Leadership urging the lawmakers to bring the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to the more»

Trump-Appointed NLRB Is ‘Making It Harder For’ Workers - Organized Labor ‘Refuses To Talk Their Decisions Lying Down And Fights Back’

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Even though several recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would make it harder for Workers to Unionize, Labor Unions are refusing to take these decisions lying down. In 2014, the NLRB ruled that Employees at Purple Communications who have access to their employers’ e-mail system for more»

EPA Employees Begin Bargaining, Demand Bill Of Rights

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Republican Trump Administration has waged an all-out assault on Workers employed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Silencing Researchers; Erasing years of scientific advancement; and cutting Agency Staffing to the lowest levels since 1985. Now Employees are joining together to articulate a bold new vision for the more»

NABET-CWA Negotiates ‘Historic’ $76 Million Back Pay Settlement With CNN - Union ‘Planned To Picket’ Democratic Presidential Debate ‘Due To Longstanding’ Labor Dispute

Published on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)-Communications Workers of America (CWA), its Local 11 (New York) and Local 31 (Washington, D.C.) have negotiated one of the largest back pay settlements in the 84-year history of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The agreement requires CNN America, more»

The Income Equality Between What Bosses & Workers Make ‘Widens’ - EPI Report Shows CEOs Rake In 940% ‘More Than 40 Years Ago,’ While Average Workers Earn 12% More/’Eroding’ Union Membership One Of The Reasons Why

Published on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their Workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average Worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period. "CEOs are getting more because of their power more»

2019 Saw ‘Surge’ In Organized Labor

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
For decades now, too many of the benefits produced by our country have flowed to the 1%, at the expense of the rest of us. One way to turn that tide is by supporting candidates who will end tax giveaways to corporations who ship jobs overseas - candidates who will un-rig our economy by making corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. more»

Trump’s Alleged Tax Cut For The Middle Class ‘Has Been Anything But’

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The two-year-old Tax Law pushed by Republican President Donald Trump and his Congressional Allies has helped the wealthy enrich themselves and left out Working People. Known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the law has benefitted corporations and the wealthy while doing little or nothing for Working Families, according to a new more»

Trump ‘Silent’ As AT&T Outsources Thousands Of Jobs - ‘Adding Insult To Injury,’ Telecom Giant Has Also Informed Workers They Will Be Training Foreign Replacements

Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Companies that have made the decision to put profits over people and sent their jobs overseas has destroyed many communities across the United States. First, it was manufacturing - and now big companies like AT&T are laying off thousands of Workers and sending their jobs to Asia. This trend has caused many voters to become angry more»

NLRB ‘Guts’ Obama-Era Ambush Election Rules - Earlier Board ‘Sought To Diminish Employers’ Ability To Mount An Effective Defense’ To Union Organizing

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed regulations that were previously adopted by the Obama-era Board that allowed Unions to spring an organizing vote on an employer without adequate time for it to mount an effective defense. Called “Ambush” and “Quickie” Election Rules, they were part of the more»

Two Years After Trump Tax Cuts, Middle Class Americans Are ‘Falling Behind’

Published on Friday, January 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Income for Middle Class Americans is growing more slowly than for both top earners and the poor, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The analysis comes two years after Republican President Donald Trump enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a major overhaul in the nation's tax laws billed by the White House as a boon for more»

Happy New Year! ‘More & More’ U.S. Companies ‘Are Forcing Workers To Train Their Own Foreign Replacements’

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Opponents of job outsourcing made a Holiday Season appeal to Republican President Donald Trump: Stop U.S. companies from forcing American workers to train the very same cheaper Foreign Laborers who will soon replace them. Why it matters: Trump promised voters he'd end abuses of Worker Visa Programs and save U.S. jobs, but as he more»

‘Making The Case’ On Why The Labor Movement ‘Needs A Labor’ Party - The 2019 Stop & Shop Strike Showed Why Labor ‘Needs To Take Advantage Of Every Moment Where Workers Are Tuned Into The Class Struggle’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
I want to talk about the importance of the Stop and Shop strike and how it inspired my co-Workers, and I also want to talk about the direction of the Labor Movement now that we’re moving into a period in which there were more Workers on Strike in 2018 than at any time since 1986. The 2019 Stop & Shop Strike began on April 11th when 31,000 more»

As Word Comes That The Trump Administration Could Privatize The United States Postal Service As Early As Next Year, The APWU Says: “We Need To Send A Clear Message To The Next Postmaster General That The U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale.”

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The right to an inexpensive, Public Postal System in the United States has roots that go back further than most amendments recorded in the Bill of Rights. In 1775, Benjamin Franklin ran the post office and used it to sustain communications between a small group of revolutionaries who would soon wage a winning war against the largest more»

Bureau Of Labor Statistics Report Shows 5,250 U.S. Workers Killed On The Job In 2018

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There were 5,250 Worker Fatalities in the United States in 2018, according to this year’s annual report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an agency of the US Labor Department. An average of 101 Worker Fatalities a week, the 2018 toll represents a 2% increase over the 5,147 Workers killed on the job in 2017. The BLS more»

‘In Yet Another Blow’ To Union Organizing, A NLRB Ruling Gives Walmart The ‘Green Light to Restrict’ Union Buttons at Work

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Employers can now more easily restrict Workers from wearing Union Buttons and other insignia under a National Labor Relations Board ruling (NLRB) released just before Christmas. The NLRB held that Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated policies that say Workers can only wear “small, non-distracting” insignia no larger than the size more»

The Economy Is ‘Growing & Leaving’ Low-Wage Workers ‘Behind’

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Americans are expected to spend more than ever this Holiday Season and it’s not hard to understand why. Continuing the longest job expansion in history, the Labor Market beat expectations in November as it added 266,000 jobs. The associated real wage growth over the last few years is the first that many Workers have seen in decades. Yet, among more»

Do You Work In Or Live Near A Chemical Plant? Then You Need To Know This: The Trump EPA Is Being Sued ‘For Putting Millions Of Lives At Risk With A Rollback Of Chemical Safety Rules’

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of more than a dozen Environmental Groups have sued the Trump Administration for rolling back Chemical Disaster Prevention Regulations, a move they say has endangered millions of lives. "By killing these critical protections, millions of people living near chemical facilities in the United States are put in harm's way," more»

The ‘Fight Inside’ The NLRB ‘For’ Union Rights - The NLRB Unions Argue ‘A Recent Set Of Executive Orders From The Board Prevent Them From Undertaking Basic’ Union Functions

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In mid-November, dozens of Workers gathered in Washington, D.C. to bring their grievances to the Nation's highest Labor authority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Though they were armed with picket signs and a signature giant Scabby the Rat balloon, the protesters weren’t filing a legal charge - they were the more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Applauds’ The New Fiscal 2020 Budget That Provides Federal Workers With A 3.1% Pay Raise in January - Budget Also Repeals Cadillac Tax On High-Cost Health Insurance Plans

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees is applauding the new Fiscal 2020 Budget that provides Federal Workers with a 3.1% pay raise in January, as well as the repeal of the Cadillac Tax on high-cost Health Insurance Plans. The AFGE released the following statement: The bipartisan spending deal that will fund Federal Agencies more»

‘Here We Go Again’ - ‘Yet Another Disastrous’ NLRB Ruling ‘That Adds Yet Another Hurdle’ For Worker Organizing

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Shortly after Google Staffers engaged in the largest mass walkout at any tech firm in the United States, the company quietly lobbied the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the hopes it would roll back a decision that safeguarded the only way protesters were able to organize that action as quickly as they did: E-mail. more»

Republican Majority NLRB ‘Empowers’ Employers To ‘Cut Off’ Union Dues Collections

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued its Holiday Season gift-giving for employers on Monday (December 16th) when it issued a ruling that allows employers to stop deducting Union Dues from Employee paychecks after the expiration of a Collective Bargaining Agreement. That 3-to-1 ruling overturns the Obama-era decision more»

Just In Case Your Forgot: Trump Has ‘Gutted’ OSHA Safety Standards - New Rule Hides Accident & Injury Reports, Which Allow ‘Bad Bosses To Continue Unsafe Practices’

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has gutted an Obama-era rule that required employers to report on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The Republican Trump Administration’s new rule returns injury reports back into the darkness of corporate filing cabinets and makes it much more difficult for Regulators more»

McDonald’s ‘Wins High-Stakes Labor Battle With Help From The White House’ - Board Led By Trump Appointees ‘Overrules Judge In Case That Threatened’ Business Model

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a television commercial that’s become part of the lore surrounding Donald Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s Corporation, he embraced a purple, lumpy denizen of the fast-food chain’s “McDonaldland” and said: “Together, Grimace, we could own this town.” He was talking about New York, not more»

'Unions Are Lying, Cheating Rats' - Leaked Video Reveals Amazon's Belligerent Anti-Worker Tactics

Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As Amazon works to combat its public image as a starvation-wage employer by doling out mere pennies in pay hikes and deploying an army of Workers to sing the company's praises on Twitter, a leaked video reveals the trillion-dollar company is continuing to work feverishly behind the scenes to crush any attempts by Workers to Unionize and bargain collectively more»

The Republicans’ ‘Plan To Destroy’ Union Pensions - The IBEW ‘Raises The Alarm About The GOP Scheme To Tax & Obliterate’ Union Pensions

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Senate Republicans are readying a radical plan to raise taxes on Retiree Pension Benefits and put catastrophic burdens on Union Retirement Plans, according to documents released last month. Under cover of a “rescue” for a few endangered Multi-Employer Pensions - primarily troubled Mineworkers and Teamsters Plans - Senate more»

“Make No Mistake, We Demanded A Trade Deal That Benefits Workers, Fought Every Single Day To Negotiate That Deal” - National AFL-CIO Endorses New North American Trade Agreement After Successfully Negotiating Improvements

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced Tuesday (December 10th) that the Labor Confederation will support Republican President Donald Trump’s new North American Trade Deal, paving the way for likely passage in the Democratic-controlled House. Trumka said in a statement that the National AFL-CIO endorses more»

Labor Perspective From Brendan Flanagan, A Democratic Consultant & Veteran Of Obama For America: Democrats Must Win Back Working-Class Voters

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Our Nation is less than a year away from voters heading to the polls to either change the direction of our country or re-elect Republican President Donald Trump. Regardless of who Democrats nominate as our candidate, one question must remain top of mind among party strategists - How do we win back Working-Class Voters? It’s an important question to more»

“A Dangerous Game Of Chicken” - Moody’s Estimates Trump Trade War With China Has Cost 300,000 U.S. Jobs - Tariffs On Imported Chinese Goods ‘Are Paid For By’ U.S. Companies, Not China As President Trump ‘Has Erroneously Claimed’

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Moody's Analytics estimates the Trump Administration's Trade War with China has resulted in 300,000 fewer jobs being created in the U.S. and that the figure could rise to 450,000 by year-end if the dispute continues, according to the Economic Research Firm. Moody's Analytics' Chief Economist Mark Zandi said the two countries are more»

Unions Beware: NLRB’s LA Specialty Produce Decision ‘Provides More Clarity’ On Employee Handbook Rule Standards

Published on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On October 10th, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision in LA Specialty Produce Company provided some employer-friendly clarification of its standard for assessing the lawfulness of Employee Handbook Provisions under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and in doing so, categorized two specific types of more»

The International Association Of Machinists Calls Republican Leaders’ Pension Proposal A “Tax on Retirees”

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Association of Machinists (IAM) International President Robert Martinez, Jr. is criticizing the Multi-Employer Pension Plan proposal made by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (Republican-Louisiana) and Lamar Alexander (Republican-Tennessee) - calling it nothing more than a “tax on Retirees.” Martinez issued the more»

A Letter To The Editor Of The Washington Post From A Pennsylvania Resident: GM’s Plant Closures ‘Are A Direct Result Of Trump’s Policies’

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The announcement by General Motors to drop car lines, close plants and lay off Workers is more than just a signpost of where the economy is going (“GM closing plants, laying off 15,000,” Front Page, November 27th). GM’s decision is rational thinking in the complex world of auto manufacturing. Shareholders reward profits and those more»

NLRB Workers ‘Forced to Fight for Their Own Rights Against Union-Busting’ Bosses

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) own Workers rallied against management abuses affecting their Union’s ability to represent them, signaling new depths of the agency’s Union-Busting Agenda. “This is an agency dedicated to promoting collective bargaining and protecting Workers’ right to organize, more»

Tipped Workers Will Lose More Than $700 Million Annually Under Proposed U.S. Department Of Labor Rule

Published on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In October, the Trump Administration published a proposed rule regarding tips which, if finalized, will cost Workers more than $700 million annually. It is yet another example of the Republican Trump Administration using the fine print of a proposal to attempt to push through a change that will transfer large amounts of money from more»

Unions ‘Hurt’ By The Trump Administration: IBEW Members Lose Out ‘Big Time’ On An Estimated $1.8 Billion In U.S. Military Construction Projects That Have Been Cut In Order To Fund Trump’s Border Fence

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The White House suspended more than 100 shovel-ready Military Construction Projects in September to divert funding for a border fence, effectively killing hundreds of potential International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)-represented jobs. The Pentagon announced the suspensions on September 3rd, outlining plans to reallocate more»

Under The Trump Administration, The NLRB ‘Has Become A Hostile Work’ Environment - The Department ‘That Has Been Tasked With Protecting’ Labor ‘Is Now Breaking Labor Law’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) own Workers have openly rallied against management abuses affecting their Union’s ability to represent them, signaling new depths of the agency’s Union-Busting agenda. “This is an agency dedicated to promoting collective bargaining and protecting Workers’ right more»

The Great American Labor Paradox: While Jobs Are ‘Plentiful, Most Of Them Are Bad’

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The numbers tell one story: Unemployment in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in 50 years and more Americans have jobs than ever before and wage growth keeps climbing - but people tell a different story: long job hunts; trouble finding work with decent pay; and a lack of predictable hours. These accounts are hard to square with the record-long more»