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National AFL-CIO Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Looks Ahead ‘To What Is Possible’

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Organizers of the National AFL-CIO’s annual Martin Luther King Conference pledged to use it to “build on past victories,” but they also can’t escape the shadow of past events - especially the Radical Rightist and White Nationalist invasion of and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, marshaled by more»

Union Allies Call On Biden ‘To Fire’ Trump's Labor Board Attorney, ‘Immediately’ - What Biden Decides To Do About Peter Robb ‘Could Be A Bellwether For How He Governs, As A Moderate Consensus-Builder Or A Hard-Nosed Progressive’

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the country’s most powerful Labor Unions is urging the incoming Biden Administration to quickly fire the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a potentially precedent-setting move that Labor Groups argue is necessary to protect Worker Rights. Peter Robb, who was appointed by Republican President more»

Several Major Unions Ask Pelosi & Schumer For $1 Trillion In Emergency Aid For State & Local Governments

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Several major Labor Unions this week urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat-California) and incoming Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (Democrat-New York) to provide $1 trillion in emergency funding for states, cities, towns and schools. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Democracy And The Labor Movement ‘Are One And The Same’

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Our Constitution says that after a Presidential Election, Congress shall meet on January 6th to count the electoral votes cast for the President and Vice President. It is a solemn ritual of Democracy. But it is only that - a ritual. This ceremonial custom is not how our President and Vice President are chosen. They are chosen by us, the people. Of more»

Ratification Vote Begins On Tentative NALC/U.S. Postal Service Contract Agreement - Union Representing 205,000 City Letter Carriers Unanimously Recommends Approval Of The New 44-Month National Labor Agreement

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A ratification vote has begun on a on a new 44-month National Labor Agreement that was reached late last year between the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), which covers 205,000 active City Letter Carriers across the United States. The agreement emerged in November after several more»

“It’s ‘Up To The Rest Of Us Create A Country Where All Work Has Dignity’” - A Labor Perspective From U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Of Ohio: Corporations That ‘Exploit Workers - Even Amid COVID, Don't Deserve To Run The Economy’

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In the early months of this pandemic, as businesses and feel good news stories hailed America’s Workers as the heroes of our time, I submitted an open letter to America’s Corporate Leaders, imploring them to live up to their ad campaigns and invest in the Workers who make their businesses successful. I wrote: If you truly believe that Workers more»

Biden & His New Labor Secretary ‘Vow To Boost’ Union Membership

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden said his Labor Secretary nominee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, understands Unions built the American Middle Class and will encourage Unionization. “Marty ‘understands, like I do, that the Middle Class built this country and Unions built the Middle Class,’” Biden said. “He more»

North America’s Building Trades Unions Announce $100,000 Reward For The Arrest Of Suspects Involved In The Murder Of A U.S. Capitol Police Officer Who Was Bludgeoned By Rioters With Fire Extinguishers

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have announced a $100,000 reward for the arrest of suspects involved in the murder of a Police Officer during riots incited by Republican President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol last week. NABTU’s Governing Board of Presidents are issuing a $100,000 reward for information more»

“Marty Walsh Has Always Been A Fighter Who Understands The Power Of Working People Standing Together For A Better Life” - Boston Mayor Walsh Chosen By President-Elect Biden As His Labor Secretary

Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President-elect Joe Biden has picked Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a former top Union Leader, to serve as his Labor Secretary. Before Walsh was elected Mayor of Boston, he was a Union Leader himself, coming out of Laborers Local 223, which he joined when he was just 21 years old. Walsh later became the Local’s President and was more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Calls Capital Insurrection As ‘One Of The Greatest Assaults On Our Democracy Since The Civil War,’ Blames Trump For Instigating Violent Actions

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is publicly condemning Republican President Donald Trump’s supporters for storming the U.S. Capitol, calling it “one of the greatest assaults on our Democracy since the Civil War.” Trumka largely blamed the president for instigating the actions. “Today’s attempted more»

Union Leaders Say The $900 Billion Stimulus Is ‘Only A Step To Rescuing’ Workers

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The $900 billion Stimulus Law Congress passed and bitter GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump reluctantly signed has both good news and bad news for Workers and their families whose lives have been physically and financially smashed by the Coronavirus Pandemic and subsequent shutdowns and economic depression used to fight it. And more»

Employers ‘Will No Longer Be Required To Give Paid Leave To Workers With COVID-19’ - In March, Congress ‘Guaranteed’ Workers ‘Up To 2 Weeks Of Fully-Paid Sick Leave If They Contract’ COVID-19, But Republicans Blocked The Extension

Published on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Starting January 1st, employers will no longer have to give Workers with COVID-19, or those taking care of someone with the virus, two weeks of paid leave. Congress let the Coronavirus Paid Leave Guarantee expire at the end of the December without an extension. The $900 billion relief package Congress last week does extend tax credits more»

The Union Members Who Voted For Trump ‘Have To Be Organized, Not Ignored’ – Unions ‘Should Be Holding More Political Discussions With Their Members And Listening Closely To Their Needs’

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Although Republican Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will (hopefully) be leav­ing the White House, Progres­sives must reck­on with the fact that 74 mil­lion peo­ple - almost a third of whom came from house­holds mak­ing under $50,000 - vot­ed for him. It is alarm­ing that so many Work­ing Class more»

Another Labor 2020 Look Back: The Year That Organized Labor ‘Hung On By Its Fingertips’ - Disasters, Missed Opportunities & A Few Bright Spots In 2020

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
A lot of things hap­pened to Work­ing Peo­ple this year and most of them were bad. But even in a year as deranged as 2020, the broad­er themes that afflict and ener­gize the Labor Move­ment have car­ried on. If you are read­ing this, Con­grat­u­la­tions! And, there is still time for you to do some­thing more»

“This Is A ‘Slap In The Face’ Of Construction Workers ‘In The Eleventh Hour’ Of The Trump Administration” - Labor Department ‘Shifts’ Construction Wages On Trump’s Way Out

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department (USDOL) has quietly updated policies on Construction Wage Standards, delivering industry groups a lobbying victory and taking a possible swipe at Building Unions in Republican President Donald Trump’s final weeks in office. Posted deep inside a Federal Government website, the USDOL’s Wage and Hour more»

New Bureau Of Labor Statistics Report Finds A Worker ‘Died Every 99 Minutes From Being Injured On The Job’ In 2019

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Worker died every 99 minutes from fatal occupational injuries in 2019, the U.S. Labor Department revealed in its recently-released annual report on the prior year’s data - and that wasn’t the only dubious job safety record set last year. The report, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), said 5,333 Workers died from more»

‘No Class’ Op-Ed Column By Writer & Radical Organizer Kim Kelly: What The Labor Movement ‘Wants’ From A Joe Biden Administration

Published on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
When Joe Biden was finally declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, many in the Labor Movement breathed a sigh of relief. Biden won in no small part due to the efforts of hundreds of thousands of Union Members, particularly those in UNITE HERE - 98% of whom lost their hospitality and service industry jobs thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but more»

Trump Administration ‘Continues Its Assault On The American Worker,’ Moves Forward With Rule ‘Requiring’ Servers ‘To Give Up More Of Their Tips’

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Tipped Workers at restaurants will have to pay their Co-Workers more under a rule proposed by the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor. The rule is scheduled to take effect in 60 days, but because Joe Biden will have taken over as President by then, his administration will have the opportunity to undo this rule before it more»

More Mail-In Union Elections On Tap Under NLRB’s Virus Framework

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regional Directors have called for voting by mail in all 30 decisions that applied the framework the NLRB established in its November 9th ruling in Aspirus Keweenaw, which created a six-factor test to guide when virus-related conditions necessitate mail balloting. Those results signal Union more»

Under The Biden Administration, The NLRB ‘May Overturn Employer-Friendly’ Decisions

Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President-Elect Joe Biden's administration may have difficulty getting the Congressional votes needed to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, legal experts say, but Democrats are likely to eventually gain control of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - as such, a Democrat-controlled Board might overturn a host of more»

AFSCME President Saunders ‘Blasts’ New COVID Relief Package As ‘A Slap In The Face To Front-Line Heroes’

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Workers (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders says while the Public Service Worker Union would not oppose passage of the negotiated Congressional COVID relief package as is - because it includes some positive proposals, it is nonetheless “a slap in the face to Front Line Public more»

Job Fatalities Under The Republican Trump Administration ‘Grow’- New Data Shows ‘Increasing’ Workplace Deaths In 2019, ‘Especially For Workers Of Color’

Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Too many of America’s Workers are being killed on the job and face dangerous working conditions - according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which also shows Workers of Color are especially at high risk. In 2019, 5,333 Workers died on the job, the more»

Unions ‘Like’ Buttigieg For Transportation Secretary - Transportation Unions ‘Applaud His Commitment’ To "Transformational Infrastructure Projects"

Published on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President-Elect Joe Biden made history on Wednesday (December 16th) when he announced that former South Bend Indiana Mayor and his one-time Presidential rival Pete Buttigieg would be his choice for Transportation Secretary. If confirmed, Buttigieg would be the first LGBTQ person to be a Senate approved Cabinet Member - Republican more»

A Holiday Message From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: While This Will Be A Holiday Season ‘Like No Other,’ Let It Be ‘The Start Of A New Tradition,’ One Where We ‘Recognize The Sacrifice And Dignity Of Every Worker On Every Job’

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has released the following message to the more than 14 million Members of Union across the U.S.: We know this will be a holiday season like no other. Many of us will be breaking with our long-standing tradition, staying home in order to keep our families and communities safe. Essential more»

26 Union Leaders Cast Electoral College Votes For Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden - Nine States & D.C. Chose Union Members To Represent Them At The Electoral College

Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
On Monday, December 14th, the Electoral College met to officially vote on the 2020 Presidential Election. According to the Constitution, the National Election in November determines which slate of electors your state will send to the Electoral College. For example, voters in New York voted to send the Democratic slate, while voters in Florida voted to more»

McConnell’s Virus ‘Lawsuit Ban Is Far Worse Than Advertised’ - ‘If’ Your Employer ‘Breaks’ The Occupational Safety And Health Act ‘By Not Protecting You Against The Coronavirus, You Can’t Sue’

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s (Republican-Kentucky) ban on lawsuits through 2024 against firms that don’t protect Workers and consumers from the Coronavirus is even worse than advertised, the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) reports - and an inspection of the measure’s underlying text more»

Calling All Working People: ‘Here’s Yet Another Reason To Involve Yourself In The Georgia Senate Runoffs’ - ‘Funding For Our Front-Line Heroes’

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(THE STATE OF GEORGIA) - Here’s a crucial reason for Working People to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Reverend Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate Run-Off Elections in January - Federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools. If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a Pro-Worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-Elect more»

Trump’s Labor Department ‘Guts’ LGBTQ Workplace Protections

Published on Sunday, December 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department, under outgoing Republican President Donald Trump, has gutted LGBTQ Workplace Protections. With less than two months remaining in the Trump Administration, the Department of Labor went through with making a rule final last week that would grant religious institutions a broader exemption under former President more»

‘The Damage Is Not Permanent’ - Federal Unions Look To ‘Turn The Page’ On Trump’s Executive Orders

Published on Friday, December 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Employee Unions are counting on President-Elect Joe Biden to quickly repeal a trio of 2018 Executive Orders signed by Republican President Donald Trump once he takes office in January, but that’s only the first step - simply repealing them isn’t enough to undo the damage Federal Unions say they caused. “When more»

The Republican War On Federal Workers Continues: After ‘Promising’ A 1% Raise, Trump ‘Backtracks, Now Says Freeze’ Federal Workers Pay

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump may be on his way out, but he is using his last few weeks in office to continue his war on Federal Workers. As negotiations continue over the 2021 pay for Federal Workers, Trump has released a statement backing a Republican proposal that would freeze wages for the next year. The move came as the more»

These Latinas Were ‘Pioneers For Workers' Rights In The U.S.’ - Here Are Two ‘You Should Have Learned About In School’

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
When news outlets projected Joe Biden would win Arizona’s 11 electoral votes in the 2020 Presidential Election, people were quick to thank Cindy McCain, the widow of the late U.S. Senator John McCain, who endorsed the former Vice President. However, activists quickly pointed out that Latina Grassroots Organizers deserve credit for Biden’s win. more»

Trump ‘Solidifies’ Anti-Labor Rules ‘That Will Continue Post-Inauguration’

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Anti-Worker National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund - the lawsuit arm of the Right-To-Work (for less) crowd - has seized upon a Unite Here Organizing Drive at a Boston hotel to try to outlaw company neutrality during any Union Campaign. In two cases filed on December 6th, the defense fund asked the National Labor Relations Board more»

Google Accused Of Breaking Labor Laws For Firing Staff Behind Protests

Published on Monday, December 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A complaint has been filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that accuses Google LLC of breaking U.S. Labor Laws. The company is accused of illegally spying on Workers and also questioning them, before firing Staff who were behind protests in 2019. The workers were also trying to form a Union. The complaint names former more»

Amazon Effort ‘To Thwart’ Alabama Union Drive ‘Suffers Early Defeat’ At The NLRB

Published on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected Amazon’s bid to delay a hearing on the Union Drive of Alabama Workers into January as the E-Commerce Giant signals its willingness to vigorously battle their Employees efforts to organize. Bessemer Warehouse Workers have notified the NLRB they want to hold an election to more»

The United Farm Workers Are One Of Two Groups That File A Federal Lawsuit Against The Department Of Labor’s ‘Decision To Freeze Wages’ Under The H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program

Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The United Farm Workers (UFW) Union and the UFW Foundation, represented by Farmworker Justice and the Law Firm WilmerHale, have filed a Federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to slash wages under the H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program. The case challenges the DOL’s issuance on more»

The National AFL-CIO ‘Applauds Action To Ban Goods Made With Forced Labor’ Linked To Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO is applauding a decision issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to issue a Withhold Release Order (WRO) that prohibits the entry of cotton-made goods that are linked to the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC). National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following more»

Four Names Emerge To Fill An Open Democratic Seat On The NLRB, Including A Special Counsel To The CWA & General Counsel To SEIU Local 32BJ

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Four lawyers have emerged as the leading candidates to fill an open Democratic seat on the National Labor Relations Board once President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, according to people familiar with the discussions. That list includes Union-side lawyers, some of whom also could bring diversity to the all-White Board: Kent Hirozawa, more»

‘Essential’ Workers? Companies Now Seem To Be ‘More Interested In Protecting Profits Than People’

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Three Front Line Workers whose lives and livelihoods are under constant pressure from the threat of the Coronavirus Pandemic say their employers - a grocery chain and an acute-care facility - first hailed them as “essential” and treated them well, but after an initial burst of recognition, the companies are now more more»

Even Though He Lost The Election & Is A ‘Lame Duck’ President - Trump ‘Is Still Racing To Weaken’ Worker Protections Before January 2nd

Published on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration is on pace to finalize 36 major rules in its final three months. For example, six days after Republican President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notified food safety groups that it was proposing a regulatory change to speed up chicken factory processing lines, a more»

National Nurses United ‘Readies New Medicare For All Push’

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National Nurses United (NNU) is gearing up for a new drive to enact Medicare For All, but its organizers realize the campaign may take a while - Not only does the Nurses’ Union face the moneyed opposition of the insurance and hospital lobbies, but it must overcome a “not-that” attitude from Democratic President-elect more»

In A ‘Federal Vacuum,’ Pro-Worker States ‘Act To Protect Workplaces From COVID-19’s Spread’

Published on Friday, November 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Labor Activists and public officials are making strides at the state level to reduce Workers’ risk of exposure to COVID-19, piecemeal but vital efforts in the absence of a national game plan nine months into the Coronavirus Pandemic. Their actions have led to virus-specific requirements on employers in at least 14 states more»

Unions Float Two Picks To Be Workplace Safety Chief Under Biden

Published on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Organized Labor is touting two veterans from within its ranks as potential Biden Administration picks to lead the Federal Government’s Workplace Safety Agency through the Coronavirus Pandemic-induced crisis. Jim Frederick, who retired last year after 24 years as the United Steelworkers’ (USW) Assistant Health and Safety more»

How About A Union Leader Heading The U.S. Department Of Education? The Presidents Of The AFT & NEA ‘Are Considered The Front-Runners’ To Replace Betsy DeVos In The New Biden Administration

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Two of the most important Education Union Officials in the country are being considered to take over for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who’s been in the position since 2017, but will be replaced by the new and incoming Biden Administration. DeVos, who had no education background before taking over, was despised by more»

The Supreme Court Gets Ready To Hear ‘A New Attack On Unions’ & ‘The Implications Are Profound’ - Case Targeting Union Organizers ‘Could Endanger Basic Government Functions,’ Such As Fire Inspection & Workplace Safety

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Supreme Court has announced it will hear Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, a case targeting a 45-year-old California regulation that allows Union Organizers to briefly enter agricultural workplaces to speak to Farm Workers - but the case has implications that stretch well beyond Labor Organizing. Among other things, Cedar Point could more»

Longtime Union Members & U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross & Mark Pocan Announce Labor Caucus ‘To Advocate For’ Workers In Congress

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Common Dreams Editor’s Note: Pictured above are U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (Democrat-New Jersey) and Mark Pocan (Democrat-Wisconsin), who have joined together to create a Labor Caucus in Congress. (Photos Courtesy of Donald Norcross For Congress and Representative Mark Pocan Via Facebook) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Amid a flurry of new campaigns more»

Even Though He Lost The Election, Trump ‘Continues His Attack On Organized Labor’ As The Federal Labor Relations Board ‘Continues To Bust Unions With Decertification Decision’

Published on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration has been using the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to bust Unions. This time, it’s using the FLRA to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges by claiming the 450 Judges at the Department of Justice are management officials, stripping them of their collective bargaining rights. more»

Biden ‘Poised To Flip The Anti-Union, Republican-Dominated’ NLRB

Published on Friday, November 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Relations Board (NLRB) currently has four members, with one seat vacant. The NLRB Board is composed of four Republicans and one Democrat. They are: John Ring, Chairman, appointed by Republican President Donald Trump. Term ends December, 2022. Marvin Kaplan, appointed by President Trump. Term ends August, 2025. more»

Biden: Union, Business Leaders Agree That Funding The Front Lines Is ‘Urgent’

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WILMINGTON, DELAWARE) - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris brought together business and Union Leaders, including American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders, earlier this week for a virtual meeting to discuss an economic recovery agenda for the country. Following the more»

'Joe's A Blue-Collar Guy' - Organized Labor ‘Believes It Has A Friend Coming To The White House’ And Here's What's On The Agenda

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President-Elect Joe Biden's campaign began at a Union Hall in Pittsburgh, a city with deep ties to Organized Labor, and it ended nearby with an election-eve promise to be "the most Pro-Union President you've ever seen." After a strained relationship with Barack Obama's White House and a sometimes downright hostile one with Republican more»

Postal Workers Saved The Election, Now They Need Help To Stop Privatization

Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The 2020 election may be mostly over, but Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to destroy the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) aren’t - and the Postal Workers are leading a wide-ranging national coalition that has set up events that will occur today (November 17th) events to stop him. The American Postal Workers Union more»