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Biden To Use Defense Production Act ‘To Bolster’ Domestic PPE Supply

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - America’s Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) stockpiles are critically low ahead of what is expected to be an even deadlier COVID-19 wave. As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to assume office in January, there’s no lack of challenges ahead of him: Guiding the U.S. to economic recovery from historic unemployment rates; more»

‘Bye, Betsy’ - Educators ‘Celebrate The End Of The DeVos Era’

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After the 2020 Presidential Election was called for Democrat Joe Biden last weekend, the country's Educators released a collective sigh of relief knowing that, at long last, the days were numbered for the woman they consider Public (School) Enemy #1: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The National Teachers Unions, their city and state more»

Representing 1.4 Million Members Across The U.S. ‘Who Provide The Vital Services That Make America Happen,’ AFSCME Says ‘It’s Time To Build On The Affordable Care Act, Not Take Away Health Care During A Pandemic’

Published on Friday, November 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Representing 1.4 million Members across the U.S. who provide the vital services that make America happen, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Says it’s time to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), not take away health care during a pandemic. AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the more»

President-Elect Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders To His Transition Team - 15 Agency Review Teams Include Union Officials

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With Democrat Joe Biden elected President, the process of transitioning from Republican President Donald Trump to a new Biden Administration has begun - even without the help of Trump or the General Services Administration (GSA). Biden is continuing to move forward to ensure as seamless a transition as possible and his first step in more»

While Americans Voted On Election Day, The Trump Administration ‘Quietly Revoked The Union Rights’ Of Immigration Judges, ‘Which Could Jeopardize Their Independence’

Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has ruled Immigration Judges are "managers," not Workers, denying them the right to collectively bargain. The ruling comes after the Trump Administration sought to silence the judges, some of whom have spoken out against its policies on Immigration and COVID-19. Judge Ashley Tabaddor, the more»

What A Biden Victory ‘Will Mean For The American Workforce - Possibilities Include ‘Heightened’ Worker Safety Enforcement, ‘Pursuit Of Progressive’ Labor Policy, A ‘Boost To Manufacturing’ Via Trade & A ‘More Labor-Friendly’ NLRB

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With Joe Biden about to enter the Oval Office, the American workplace is going to look much different. The former Vice President and U.S. Senator has four decades of relationships with Union Leaders behind him, setting him up to potentially be the most Labor-Friendly President the U.S. has ever had. Biden, who won the endorsement of more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka: Joe Biden’s ‘Firewall Was Union Made’

Published on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered the following remarks at his post-election press conference: Thank you for your role in making our Democracy strong. I am hopeful that the end of the Trump Presidency will bring a newfound respect for the institution of journalism. This has been an unprecedented election - and more»

Labor Unions ‘Hope For A Turnaround’ Under A Biden Presidency - ‘There’s A Lot The New Democratic President Can Do To Help Organized Labor And Build Unions, With Or Without The Senate On His Side’

Published on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Four years ago, Republican Donald Trump fashioned himself as a President for Union Workers, but once he occupied the White House, Trump only made life harder for Organized Labor - through the U.S. Supreme Court, through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and through executive Orders. Now with former Democratic Vice President Joe more»

Four Unions Come Together To Take The Trump Administration To Court In Order To Protect Health Workers From COVID-19, Flu & Ebola

Published on Friday, November 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and three other Unions are taking the Trump Administration to court to protect Health Care Workers from getting infected on the job by COVID-19 and other dangerous diseases like the Flu and Ebola. AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers more»

Strong, Union Heavy States Deliver For Biden - May Deliver The White House

Published on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
After two years of campaigning, the 2020 election has gone into overtime. The decision on whether former Vice President Joe Biden will defeat incumbent Republican President Donald Trump seems to be more and more likely as the minutes go by, but it is relying on some strong Union States to deliver a victory for Democrat Biden. The states that Biden needs more»

On The Front Line - Presumption Rules For Essential & Front-Line Workers With COVID-19 In Some States ‘Shift The Burden Of Proof To Employers, But Are They Also Driving Up Workers’ Compensation Claims & Costs?’

Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As the COVID-19 Pandemic rages on, more than 174,400 Physicians, Nurses and other U.S. Health Care Workers on the front lines of the unprecedented crisis had as of early October been infected by the virus, with 744 dying of the illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. That's a significant rise from the roughly 62,000 more»

Trump Tax Cuts Helped Billionaires ‘Pay Less Taxes Than The Working Class’ In 2018

Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
For the first time in American History, the 400 wealthiest people paid a lower tax rate than any other group, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman at the University of California, Berkeley. The startling data was brought to light in a New York Times column and is based on an analysis by Saez and Zucman in their new book, more»

Unions Representing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers ‘Prepare For General Strike If’ Trump ‘Subverts’ Election Results - A U.S. Work Stoppage ‘In Certain Parts Of The Country Would Be Historic,’ The Last Time It Happened Was In 1946

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Dozens of Labor Unions have resolved to consider a General Strike after November 3rd should Republican President Donald Trump refuse to accept the results of the election or sabotage the counting of ballots, with organizers calling a work stoppage “the most powerful tool the movement has” to protect Democracy. The 100,000-member more»

Farm Workers, Including Organizers, ‘Beat Trump Twice’ In Federal Court ‘In One Day’

Published on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
One of the Nation’s most underpaid, exploited and oppressed groups of Workers - Farm Workers, and their Union Organizers, won twice against the Anti-Worker GOP Trump regime in Federal Court last week in Vermont and California. The two wins represent yet more victories against the White House occupant’s War on Workers, particularly Workers of more»

‘Scabby The Rat’ Heads To A ‘Showdown’ As Trump’s NLRB ‘Weighs Protest Limits That Will Negatively Impact’ Unions & Their Members

Published on Friday, October 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will review the circumstances under which Unions can display a massive inflatable rat at protests, despite court findings that its use is protected by the First Amendment. The announcement follows a campaign against “Scabby" - a symbol used by Unions at demonstrations for decades - by more»

‘Workers Under Attack’ - The United Steelworkers Take A Look At ‘What Trump Has Done’ Through His National Labor Relations Board, Which Has ‘Systematically Dismantled Workers Rights & Made It Harder For Workers To Unionize’

Published on Thursday, October 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Since Republican President Donald Trump took office nearly four years ago, his administration, through its appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has systematically dismantled Workers’ Rights, made it harder for Workers to organize Unions, harder for Workers who are already Union Members to bargain and enforce more»

It Is “Reckless And Dangerous (To) Encourage Americans To Ignore Safety Measures Essential To Saving Lives” - National Nurses United Condemns Statements Made By Trump & Meadows To ‘Dismiss’ COVID-19 Deaths & Downplay Pandemic Toll

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National Nurses United (NNU) is sharply criticizing statements made by both Republican President Donald Trump and his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows over the weekend that the Union says were intended to deflect and dismiss public outrage of the mounting toll of the COVID-19 Pandemic. During a campaign rally, Trump reasserted an more»

‘It’s ‘Despicable During A Pandemic Where So Many Federal Workers Are On The Front Lines That The Trump Administration Continues To Try And Attack Them’” - AFSCME Challenges The FLRA’s ‘Blatantly Anti-Labor’ Policies

Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is taking the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to court for adopting blatantly Anti-Union policies. AFSCME is challenging three FLRA “statements of policy or guidance” in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, more»

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Gets ‘Key’ Union Endorsement From The North America’s Building Trades Unions, Which Represents Three Million Workers

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden got a late boost in the White House race when he scored the endorsement of a prominent alliance of Construction Unions. The North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), which includes 14 Unions representing nearly three million Workers, announced late last week it was backing the more»

“This A ‘Declaration Of War On Civil Service’” - Trump ‘Issues Sweeping Order For Tens Of Thousands Of Career’ Federal Employees ‘To Lose’ Civil Service Protections

Published on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, Republican President Donald Trump fired his biggest broadside yet against the Federal bureaucracy by issuing an executive Order that would remove job security from an estimated tens of thousands of Civil Servants and dramatically remake the government. Trump’s directive strips long-held Civil Service Protections more»

‘Massive’ Union Coalition ‘Takes Trump To Court Over Coronavirus PPE Failure’

Published on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO, at least seven Unions, the Labor Network for Sustainability and two other environmental groups are suing two Republican Trump regime agencies in Federal Court in D.C., demanding they order firms to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers who suffer huge exposure to the Coronavirus more»

Federal Workers’ Unions ‘Slam Racist Trump Order To End’ Diversity Training

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The two largest Unions for Federal Workers - the Government Employees (AFGE) and the Treasury Employees (NTEU), are slamming Republican President Donald Trump’s order that dismantles government-wide Diversity Education Programs. NTEU President Tony Reardon and AFGE President Everett Kelley - who is Black - bluntly said more»

“While The EPA ‘Fiddles, Americans Are Dying.’” - House Bill Would ‘Ban’ Asbestos ‘After Trump Deregulated It’ - Imports Of The Deadly Substance ‘Are Up 2,000%, Thanks To Trump’

Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Although the health dangers of asbestos have been known for years, it is still legal to import and use the dangerous substance in the United States. However, a Bill in Congress would change that and protect Workers across the country. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019, also known as HR 1603, is a Bill that would ban the more»

Just In Case Your Missed This: Trump’s NLRB ‘Gives Employers More Rights’ When It Comes To Wearing Union Stickers & Buttons At Work

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Just in case you missed it, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several rulings several months ago to further weaken Workers' voices on the job, including in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 146, where the NLRB gave employers the ability to limit Union buttons and stickers on the job. At Wal-Mart, the company more»

Unions Are Now Talking About A General Strike ‘Of All Working People’ Should Trump ‘Not Hand Over Power Peacefully If He Loses’ The Presidential Election In November

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
“Therefore, be it finally resolved that the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO calls on the National AFL-CIO, all of its affiliate Unions, and all other Labor Organizations in the United States of America to prepare for and enact a General Strike of all Working People, if necessary, to ensure a Constitutionally mandated peaceful transition of power as a more»

NLRB Rules Kumho Tire Broke The Law By Illegally Suppressing A 2017 United Steelworkers Organizing Drive In Macon, Georgia

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the Korean Multi-National Tire Manufacturer illegally suppressed a United Steelworkers (USW) 2017 Organizing Drive in Macon, Georgia. The NLRB upheld a ruling that Kumho Tire illegally threatened and coerced Workers to discourage them from joining the USW during a 2017 more»

“The Response To This Health Crisis ‘Was Chaotic At Best And Life-Threatening At Worst’” - AFSCME-Represented Public Workers Says Senate’s ‘Priority Should Be On Funding Front-Line Workers, Not Fast-Tracking Anti-Worker Judge’

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On a press call last week, Chris Mabe, an American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Vice President and President of Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA) Local 11, shared harrowing stories of OCSEA Members serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic without adequate Personal Protective more»

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Chronicles Battles, Victories & Voting

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “The first Latino or Latina President ‘has already been born,’” said Domingo Garcia, the President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), at the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Hispanic Heritage Month virtual event. “But we’ve got to more»

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson: Fighting To ‘Put Workers First’

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When the Coronavirus Pandemic started to wreak havoc on the aviation industry, Sara Nelson knew her Union needed to move fast to get ahead of the crisis. Nelson heads the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA), the largest Flight Attendant Union in the United States, with 50,000 Members spread more»

‘Can You Imagine Trying To Live, Or Feed Your Family On $5 A Week?’ ‘How About $10 Or $15, Or $25?’ ‘That’s What It’s Looking Like’ As Republicans ‘Refuse To Back’ A Rescue Package For Thousands Who Are Jobless

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Can you imagine trying to live, or feed your family on five bucks a week? How about $10, or $15 or $25? Tens of thousands of jobless Workers could face that fate in December unless Republican President Donald Trump gets a bill for and signs into law $600 in Federal Jobless Benefits for Workers who don’t qualify for State more»

‘Just In Case You Missed This:’ Trump's NLRB ‘Bans Bargaining’ For COVID-19 Safety As The Board ‘Takes Away Union Rights To Negotiate Safety Or Closures’

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19 - the first guidance the NLRB has given since the Coronavirus Pandemic started in March. In a series of five memos to its Regional Directors, the NLRB instructed them to dismiss various cases regarding COVID-19 related charges against more»

Biden ‘Promises’ Cash Infusion, ‘End Of Pre-Funding Mandate’ For The United States Postal Service & Says He Would ‘Never Privatize’ The Postal Service

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is vowing to work with Congress to boost funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) if he is elected President and to eliminate its long-standing requirement to pre-fund health care benefits for future Retirees. The Democratic nominee for President condemned Republican President Trump’s Donald more»

Arbitrator Finds Trump Workforce Orders ‘Violate’ The Law - Independent Arbitrator Rules He ‘Cannot Reduce The Scope Of Bargaining Between An Agency And A Labor Group’

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - An independent arbitrator has ruled that a series of 2018 Executive Orders seeking to reduce the role of Unions at Federal Agencies violate Federal Labor Law, in the first case testing an Administrative Review Process since a Federal Appellate Court ordered the dismissal of a legal challenge against the orders on jurisdictional grounds more»

The Federal Labor Relations Authority ‘Abandons Decades Of Precedent, Eviscerates’ Union Bargaining Rights

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has overturned decades of precedent in a trio of decisions that collectively hamstring Federal Employee Unions’ ability to negotiate with agencies. The first decision changes the standard for whether an agency policy change triggers a duty to bargain over its implementation and impact more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Changes To Financial Reporting Requirements For The ‘Largest & Most Prominent’ Unions

Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In the wake of a high-profile corruption scandal involving the United Auto Workers (UAW), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is designed to “increase and enhance financial transparency for Unions regulated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959. more»

The U.S. Labor Department ‘Proposes New Pro-Employer Rule’ On Gig Workers

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule aims to change the standards for determining who is an Independent Contractor, or Gig Worker, making it easier for Working People to be denied the benefits of full employment. “This rule ‘only serves to help unscrupulous employers at the expense of Working People,’” IBEW more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: The Nation’s Workers ‘Will Protect’ Democracy ‘And Not Tolerate’ Trump ‘Trashing’ The Constitution

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued a strong warning to Republican President Donald Trump that the Nation’s Workers are ready to stop any attempt by the administration to trash the U.S. Constitution. Trumka was reacting to announcements by the President that he considers the mail-in voting process more»

Even The ‘Lowest-Paid’ Workers In America ‘Have A Higher Tax Bill Than Trump’ - That's Equivalent To The Tax Bill For A ‘Typical Single Worker’ Earning Just $17,850 In 2016 & $17,900 In 2017 – ‘A Level In Line With That Of Fast-Food Workers’

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The New York Times, which just released a bombshell report on nearly two decades of Republican President Donald Trump’s taxes, reports Trump paid just $750 in Federal Income Taxes in 2016 and again in 2017. Based on the tax brackets, standard deductions and personal exemptions allowed at the time, that's equivalent to the income more»

Barrett Nomination For U.S. Supreme Court Justice ‘Looms Ominous For’ Labor Law

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Judge Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Republican President Donald Trump, is expected to be an active Anti-Labor vote if confirmed, despite her limited judicial record. “Judge Barrett’s record demonstrates a clear disdain for Workers’ Rights and her more»

Here’s A Look At Joe Biden's Plan To ‘Strengthen’ Unions ‘And The NLRB’

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
At its August 2020 Convention, the Democratic Party adopted a platform that incorporated elements of their nominee’s previously announced Biden Plan for Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Unions. What would that look like? The Biden Plan aims to restore the Labor Movement to its 1950s glory when Unions represented 35% of more»

An In These Times Conversation With Labor Activist & Legal Scholar James Gray Pope: How Amy Coney Barrett's Appointment To The U.S. Supreme Court ‘Would Escalate The War On Workers’

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The death of Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Gins­berg has trig­gered a hasty search by Republican Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Sen­ate Repub­li­cans for a Jus­tice to fill the emp­ty seat before the Novem­ber Pres­i­den­tial Election. Now Trump has cho­sen Amy Coney Bar­rett, of more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Applauds’ Biden Plan To Fill Worker Vacancies At the Veterans Administration, As Well As ‘Bump Pay’ For VA Employees & Make Investments In The Overall System

Published on Monday, September 28, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that, if elected President, he plans to fill vacancies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and increase wages for Employees to be competitive with the Private Sector. The VA now has more than 50,000 vacancies, up from 49,000 last year. Biden told the Military Newspaper Stars and more»

Are You A Union Member ‘Who Needs A Reason Not To Vote For Trump?’ Here’s 50 Ways From The Economic Policy Institute On How The Trump Administration ‘Has Eroded’ Workers’ Rights ‘While Bolstering Corporate Power’

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report provides a comprehensive review of the Trump Administration’s 50 most egregious attacks on Working People as part of a pro-corporate, Anti-Worker agenda since Republican President Donald Trump took office. The authors begin with recent actions and extend back to the beginning of more»

Unions Praise Ginsburg, Demand No Supreme Court Replacement Till Next Presidency

Published on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Top Union Leaders - and the Woman Worker who triggered one of the justice’s most-memorable dissents – are praising the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - and many coupled it to demands there be no replacement for her on the High Court bench until after the next Presidential inauguration on January 20st, 2021. more»

‘Gagging On The Gig Economy’ - U.S. Labor Department ‘Fast-Tracks Rule Widening’ Independent-Contractor Status

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify Workers as Independent Contractors and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced on Tuesday (September 22nd), would widen when Workers can be considered an more»

NLRB General Counsel Warns Pandemic ‘Is No Excuse for Violating’ Employee Rights

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The COVID-19 Pandemic has unquestionably created challenging times for employers and Employees. Among the many issues facing employers has been the filing of various Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges around the country. The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel recently issued a memorandum providing a more»

U.S. Congressman & IBEW Member Donald Norcross Introduces The National Apprenticeship Act Of 2020, Which Would Expand Apprenticeships & Investment In Workforce Training

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is thanking and commending U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (Democrat-New Jersey), who is a Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), for drafting, sponsoring and introducing the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The legislation includes: The PATH Act, to set up more»

Be Informed: Here Are The Top Five Labor Law Developments For August 2020

Published on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Here are the top five Labor Law Developments for August 2020: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) ruling directing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) trial to be conducted by video-conference because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. William Beaumont Hospital, 370 NLRB No. 9 (August 13th, more»

‘Workers Win’ As New York Federal Judge Tosses Trump ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Millions of Workers potentially won - and the Republican Trump Regime lost in court again - as a New York Federal Judge tossed the Trump Labor Department’s new, and narrower, “Joint Employer” Rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for Southern New York, that more»

NABTU Updates Its Scorecard ‘On How’ Real Estate & Infrastructure Managers Are Following The Labor Organization's ‘Responsible Contractor’ Policies

Published on Friday, September 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) has released a scorecard of real estate and infrastructure managers, based on how well they follow the Labor Organization's Responsible Contractor Policies. The latest version of the NABTU Responsible Contractor Policy Scorecard now has 10 categories instead of five and places greater more»