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Appeals Court ‘Delivers 'Tremendous Blow’ To Federal Workers' With ‘Decision To Uphold’ Trump's ‘Anti-Union’ Executive Orders

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Unions representing hundreds of thousands of Federal Employees are vowing to fight a Federal Appeals Court ruling in which a three-judge panel unanimously upheld Republican President Donald Trump's Executive Orders attacking Workers' Rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit said that it lacked jurisdiction to block Trump's more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Urges Senate Democrats Into “Full Court Press” On Workers’ Issues

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is urging Senate Democrats to undertake a “full court press” to pass a wide-range of Pro-Worker Legislation and issues - including strong Labor Law Reform and a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico that helps Workers, not the Corporate Class. But during a closed-door speech more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers’ President Predicts ‘Especially Difficult’ Bargaining With U.S. Postal Service As Talks Open On New Contract

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando is predicting “especially difficult” negotiations with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as talks on a new contract between the two sides have begun. Rolando, in the third contract bargaining of his 15-year tenure heading one of USPS’s two more»

Major Lawsuit Launched By The AFT Against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Over Student Debt Debacle – Suit Charges DeVos With ‘Deliberately Blocking Access’ To Public Service Loan Forgiveness, ‘Stiffing’ Student Borrowers

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A lawsuit suit has been filed in Federal Court that spells out in devastating detail how U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos deliberately stymied Public Service Workers from accessing a Loan Forgiveness Program they are entitled to under Federal Law. The landmark complaint, Weingarten v. DeVos, lays bare the gross mismanagement and more»

At Hearing Packed With Workers, Key Panel Okays Multi-Employer Pensions Rescue Bill

Published on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At a hearing packed with hundreds of Workers, Lawmakers on the key committee handling pension issues tackled – and approved – legislation to establish Federal Loans for troubled Multi-Employer Pension Plans (MEPs). The measure, HR397, named for Ohio Unionist Butch Lewis who died of a stroke four years ago, would set up a more»

Teamsters Call On Ways And Means To Approve Pension Reform Bill

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Teamsters Union called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to approve H.R. 397 - the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, offered by U.S. Representative Richard Neal (Democrat-Massachusetts), more»

U.S. Department Of Transportation Says Unions Can't Block Use Of Mexican Rail Crews

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have told the D.C. Circuit it should end a lawsuit brought by Railroad Workers' Unions objecting to the use of non-U.S. Train Crews on the U.S side of the Texas-Mexico border. In a brief filed Friday (July 5th), the government said there's no more»

This Is Why Young Workers ‘Are Embracing’ Labor Unions - Millennials ‘Are More Pro-Union Than Generations Before’ - Buffalo CWA Representative Whitney Yax Chimes In

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
In March (2019), the Editorial Staff at Gimlet Media became the first podcasting company to Unionize when they joined the Writers Guild of America. The announcement came just a month after Gimlet was acquired by Spotify in a $230 million dollar deal. Unionizing has been notoriously difficult for tech companies, according to Fast Company, but it could be more»

Unions Are Taking A ‘New Approach’ To Presidential Endorsements

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(NEW YORK CITY) - The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) may have already put their eggs in former Vice President Joe Biden’s basket, just as the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC) has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio - but we shouldn’t expect to see more Labor Unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 more»

Trump’s NLRB ‘Eliminates Hurdle’ to Employers ‘Kicking Out’ Unions - Ruling ‘Eases Process’ For “Anticipatory Withdrawal” Of Union Recognition & Replaces Unfair Labor Practice Process ‘With Call For New’ Election

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made it easier for an employer to oust a Labor Union after getting evidence that a majority of Workers no longer supports that Union. The NLRB’s Republican majority modified the Board’s legal framework for an employer to stop bargaining prior to the expiration of a Collective more»

Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service Union Predicts Mass Exodus Ahead Of Relocation - Workers Could Quit Instead Of Relocating To The Agency’s New HQ

Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As many as four out of five Workers employed at the U.S. Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) could quit instead of relocating to the agency’s new headquarters in Kansas City, according to a preliminary survey compiled by Union Leaders and shared exclusively with POLITICO. The mass exodus forecast more»

Government Workers ‘Don’t Have A Federal Right To Unionize,’ But Democrats ‘Want To Change That’ - New Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act Would Represent A ‘Major Shift’ In U.S. Labor Laws

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressional Democrats want to give all Government Employees the right to Unionize. House and Senate Democrats plan to introduce a Bill that would give Public Sector Employees Collective Bargaining Rights for the first time under Federal Law, according to the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) more»

For Anyone Who Still Believes Republican President Donald Trump ‘Is For’ Working People: News Reports Have Him Replacing Federal Workers With ‘Non-Union’ Temps

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Government by Temps? That’s what the Anti-Worker, especially Anti-Federal Worker, Republican Trump Administration is doing, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) discovered. Its findings, have, understandably, gotten Federal Workers and their Unions mad. Since the day he entered the Oval Office, Real Estate Mogul Donald more»

National AFL-CIO’S Executive Pay Watch: “The Imbalance In Our Economy Between The Pay Of CEOs And Of Working People Continues To Be A Problem.”

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Elon Musk is known for pushing non-gasoline-fueled cars. Now he’ll be known for something else: His pay and perks. To be precise, $2,284,044,884 worth of them last year. That was Musk’s payout in 2018, including stock options and other “compensation,” according to the National AFL-CIO’s annual Executive more»

Public Service Freedom To Negotiate Act Gives Workers ‘More Freedom To Join’ Unions - Landmark Proposal Would ‘Establish Path To Middle Class For Millions’ Of Public Service Workers, Including Women & People Of Color

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is praising the introduction of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act (H.R. 3463 and S. 1970), which would safeguard Public Sector Workers’ right to a seat at the table by setting a minimum nationwide standard of Collective Bargaining Rights that more»

An Internal Plan Shows The U.S. Postal Service ‘Wants To Make Deep Cuts’ To Worker Benefits - Agency Hopes To Get Congress’ Help In Trimming Pensions And Paid Leave, As Well As Slashing Delivery Service

Published on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants Congress to help it make significant cuts to Employee Benefits as part of a plan to balance the agency’s books, according to a draft business plan The HuffPost obtained. The proposal would save an estimated $18 billion on Employee Compensation over a decade by shaving Paid Leave, raising more»

‘It's Not Surprising, But It Is Disappointing:’ 194 Republicans ‘Vote Against’ Back Pay For Federal Workers ‘Hurt By’ Trump's Shutdown Tantrum

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It's not surprising, but it is disappointing. On Tuesday (June 25th), Republicans in the House almost uniformly voted against giving low-wage Federal Contractors the back pay they lost during Republican President Donald Trump's 35-day government shutdown stunt earlier this year. A full 194 of the chamber's 198 Republicans refused to more»

Federal Workers Rally Against Trump’s ‘Threat To Fire’ 150 Office of Personnel Management Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Members of the American Federation of Government Workers (AFGE), the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), as well as other Unions and their allies hit the streets Tuesday (June 25th) to protest the Republican Trump Administration’s threat to furlough or lay off up to 150 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Employees more»

National AFL-CIO President Talks About ‘The Future’ Of Coal

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MISSOULA, MONTANA) - Richard Trumka, the President of the country’s largest Union Federation, the National AFL-CIO, was in Montana for the State’s convention in Missoula last week. The Labor Federation represents many Workers in Montana’s troubled coal industry. Trumka himself is a third-generation Miner and the Pennsylvania native more»

Democrats’ ‘Minibus’ Money Bill Contains ‘Win’ For Fire Fighters & ‘Halts’ Trump Rollback Of ‘Key’ OSHA Beryllium Rule

Published on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A “Minibus” Money Bill funding Federal Agencies for the year -starting October 1st - contains a win for Union-represented Fire Fighters and it orders Republican President Donald Trump’s Labor Department to preserve, not roll back, a key U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Rule against exposing more»

Steelworkers Organizer Comes Up With Great Anti-‘New’ NAFTA Line

Published on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - United Steelworkers (USW) Organizer Maria Somma came up with a great line for Unionists to use when urging Lawmakers to defeat Republican President Donald Trump’s new NAFTA: “If ya can’t enforce it, why are ya gonna pass it?” Somma’s summary for Workers revised the answer she got from National more»

Labor Perspective From Steven Greenhouse: To Secure ‘Pro-Worker’ Legislation, Hold Politicians' ‘Feet To The Fire’ - Unions Should Draw Up A Contract For The American Worker & ‘Only Support’ Candidates Who Endorse It

Published on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Guardian Editor’s Note: Steven Greenhouse, who was formerly employed by The New York Times, is a journalist and author who writes about Organized Labor and the workplace. His new book: Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, will be published in August more»

The UAW Calls For Comprehensive Changes To U.S. Labor Laws & NLRB Rules After Tennessee Volkswagen Plant Organizing Loss

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) is calling on Congress to take a comprehensive look at the country’s Labor Laws and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Rules that made it almost impossible for Volkswagen Workers to form a Union. Last week, Workers at VW’s Tennessee Plant voted against Unionizing by a margin of a mere more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka 'Laughs' At Republican President Donald Trump's Suggestion That Unions ‘Love’ New Trade Deal

Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly said Unions are supportive of the new North American Trade Pact, as he ramps up his push for Congress to approve the deal this Summer - but the head of America's largest Labor Organization thinks Trump's claim is laughable. "Maybe he’s talking about the Unions in some other more»

Republican President Trump’s National Labor Relations Board Overturns ‘Public Spaces’ Ruling That Had Allowed Non-Employee Union Reps On An Employer’s Premises

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Republican President Donald Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued another ruling that strikes a blow to Labor Unions. “Employers may ban Union Representatives from promoting their Union in a public space within the employer’s facilities if those representatives aren’t Employees, the NLRB ruled more»

Iowa Union Workers ‘Wonder Where Trump’s Jobs Are’

Published on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(THE STATE OF IOWA) – Republican President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa last week to tout his administration’s record on the economy, immigration, and rural America issues. Just before his visit, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann boasted about Trump’s “ground-breaking policies that have brought 5.4 million new jobs, more»

Just In Case You Forgot: The White House Has ‘Quietly Rolled Back’ Workplace Safety Rules - ‘Moves That Clash With’ Trump’s Populist Campaign ‘Promises And Have Hurt Many’ Of The Blue Collar Workers ‘Who Voted Him Into Office’

Published on Friday, June 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In case you forgot, the partial government shutdown earlier this year disrupted air travel and triggered financial hardship, but it didn’t stop the White House from continuing to dismantle regulations meant to protect U.S. Workers. The Trump Administration gutted a 2016 rule that required most employers to electronically more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers Says Anti-USPS Privatization, Pro Six-Day Delivery Measures Are ‘Gaining Majority Support’

Published on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Three non-binding Pro-Worker, Pro-Postal Service measures - one endorsing continued six-day delivery and two others banning U.S. Postal Service (USPS) privatization, have gained majority - and bipartisan - support on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Union has announced. HR 33, by U.S. Representative more»

More Than 100 Congressional Members Accuse The Veterans Administration Of Anti-Union Behavior

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Members of Congress are weighing in on contract negotiations between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), calling on the agency to improve what they say are “Anti-Labor Policies” outlined in the new contract. The VA proposed a new contract with AFGE on May more»

With Congressional Clock ‘Ready To Start On’ Trump’s ‘New NAFTA,’ Fed Schedules Town Hall Sessions On The Controversial Free Trade Pact

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With the Congressional Clock ready to start ticking on Republican President Donald Trump’s so-called “New NAFTA,” the National AFL-CIO has scheduled mass town hall sessions in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the Detroit Suburb of Taylor on the so-called “Free Trade” Pact. National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

New Survey Shows 49% of Americans Under The Age Of 35 Now Report Having a 'Side Hustle'

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Everybody’s hustling. Nearly half of employed Americans are working a side job in addition to their regular full-time or part-time positions, according to a new survey from On average, 43% percent of full-time employed people said they worked on the side and 51% of part-time employed did so, while 27% said that at least half of their more»

Republican President Trump Promised To Put 'American Truckers First,' But Drivers Now Say He ‘Hasn't Delivered’ - Truckers Say Trump Tax Plan Is ‘Hurting Their Wallets’ & That Administration Is 'Not Listening At All'

Published on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(JACKSON, GEORGIA) – Republican President Donald Trump pitched his economic agenda as a win for Truckers, but so far, some Drivers say they haven't seen proof Trump is with them for the long haul. "America first means putting American Truckers first," Trump said at an October 2017 event in Pennsylvania, where he touted the GOP Tax Bill ahead of its more»

House Appropriators Break With President Trump, Propose 3.1% Federal Pay Raise In 2020 Draft Bill

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House appropriators have broken with President Donald Trump and proposed a 3.1% Federal Pay Raise for Civilian Employees in 2020. Specifically, the proposal suggests a 2.6% across-the-board pay raise with an additional 0.5% adjustment in locality pay. In total, Federal Employees would receive, on average, a 3.1% raise next year. more»

A Court Blocked Trump’s Bid To ‘Weaken’ Unions, The White House ‘Found Another Way’ – ‘With A Hand From Political Appointees,’ Agencies Are ‘Chipping Away’ At Federal Union Contracts At The Bargaining Table

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Donald Trump suffered a major legal setback last August in his effort to deconstruct the administrative state when a Federal Judge struck down key portions of three Executive Orders aimed at weakening Federal Unions and making it easier to fire Government Employees. But since then, the administration has been achieving the more»

Teacher Salaries ‘Fell 4.5% Over The Last Decade’ - The ‘Gender Gap Contributes To Disparities In Pay’ Between Teachers & Similarly Educated Professionals

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When Lily Eskelsen García, the President of the 3.2-million Member National Education Association (NEA), attended the State of the Union address earlier this year as a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she had an unexpected encounter at a reception after the speech. A waitress for the company catering the reception approached more»

Jerry Wurf: The Man Who Put Public Employee Unions ‘On The Map’

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The Prospect Editor’s Note: In May, Organized Labor celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of Jerry Wurf, who turned the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) into a powerhouse and a champion of equal rights. Pictured above: then AFSCME President Jerry Wurf sitting next to the Reverend Martin Luther King, more»

The AFGE Says Trump Panel Has ‘Greenlighted Management’s Assault’ On Social Security Workers’ Rights - ‘Forced’ Contract Provisions ‘Deny Rights’ To Federal Workers Who Help The Elderly & Disabled Live With Dignity

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is speaking out against a Trump-appointed panel’s ruling that will prevent Workers at the Social Security Administration (SSA) from having a voice in decisions affecting the critical services they provide to Americans who are elderly or living with disabilities. Last week, more»

SEIU To Challenge ‘Racist’ Trump Ban On Payroll Deductions For Home Care Workers - Most Who Are African-American Women & Latinas

Published on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will legally challenge what they term a “racist” Trump Administration ban on payroll deductions okayed by Home Care Workers for Union Dues and other purposes. Most of the Workers are African-American Women and Latinas. The ban, announced on May 1st by the Center for Medicare more»

Lawmakers Again Push To Enact Collective Bargaining Rights For Public Safety Workers

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Once again, lawmakers are pushing legislation to force all States to mandate Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Safety Workers - Police, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and their colleagues - but if past is prologue, the measure will pass the Democratic-run House, as it has on occasion ever since the September more»

SMART ‘Slams’ Trump Administration For Its ‘Continued Attack On Workers’ With Its Latest Action, Administration ‘Halts All’ Crew Safety Efforts

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration is doing everything it can to stop all Railroad Crew Safety Issues, so says the National Legislative Director for the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union’s Transportation Division. In a Federal Register, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) formally withdrew proposed and more»

U.S. Beer Industry Blames Trump Tariffs for 40,000 Job Losses

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A report by two trade groups showed U.S. Beer Industry jobs dropped 40,000 since 2016 as metal tariffs boosted aluminum can costs, leading to a drop in investment. The biennial study by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association said direct, indirect and induced jobs fell to 2.19 million in 2018 from 2.23 million in more»

Trump’s Republican NLRB Cancels UAW Union Election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga – However, UAW ‘Immediately Files New Petition’ On Behalf Of The Production & Maintenance Workers Seeking Union Representation

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - In what the United Auto Workers (UAW) described as an “unprecedented move caused by Volkswagen’s legal games,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week issued a split decision, which dismissed the Automaker’s Chattanooga Plant’s Production and Maintenance Workers’ current petition for more»

National AFL-CIO Tells Trump To ‘Stop Trade Talks’ with Philippines - AFL-CIO & CWA Want To Stop Trade Deal Over That Country's Crackdown On Unions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a joint letter released publicly, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to withhold bilateral trade negotiations with the Philippines until the government of President Rodrigo Duterte halts its “ongoing and more»

This Is What Happens When Working People Vote Republican: NLRB ‘Quietly Moves To Reverse’ Pro-Worker Arbitration Rule

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working to make it easier for employers to steer certain workplace claims into arbitration, a private dispute resolution forum that tends to favor businesses. A decision by the NLRB that loosens the agency’s standards for deferring to arbitration would add to the significance of more»

New Jersey Labor Leader John Costa Chosen To Serve As International President Of The Amalgamated Transit Union Following The Tragic Passing Of President Larry Hanley

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND) - With the untimely and tragic passing of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley, the ATU General Executive Board has chosen International Vice President John Costa to serve as ATU International President until the next ATU Convention set for September 2019, the Union announced. Javier Perez will more»

‘The Race To Win The Labor Vote Is On:’ 2020 Democrats’ Battle For Union Support

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
One of the hottest stops on the 2020 Presidential Campaign Trail was the Stop and Shop Supermarket Employees Picket Line in Massachusetts this April. U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden all made a point of showing their support for Workers during a 10-day Strike against a corporate push more»

A ‘Sunnier Forecast’ For Unions At The State Level - ‘Thanks To Gains Made’ In The 2018 Election, Unions ‘Finally Have Friends’ In A Number Of State Governments

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of America’s Statehouses this year. For many of them, last November’s elections were a shot of adrenalin in the battle for good jobs, Workers’ Rights, Health Care, Economic Security and the laundry more»

In ‘Another Blow’ To Worker Rights, Republican-Majority National Labor Relations Board ‘Takes Sides Against For-Hire Drivers’

Published on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a memo released earlier this week, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lawyer instructed the agency to presume Uber Drivers are Independent Contractors and not Employees who are entitled to Minimum Wage, Workers’ Compensation and the right to form Unions. The memo, written in April by Associate General Counsel Jayme more»

Reports Estimate That Trump's Trade War With China Could Cost The Average Working Family Up To $2,300 A Year

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump’s trade war with China could cost the average American Working Family of four up to $2,300 a year, according to a report on the effect of tariffs on the U.S. economy and Workers. The study, by the Economic Consulting Firm Trade Partnership Worldwide, assesses how tariffs will affect more»

Labor Perspective On The PRO Act From United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard: It’s A ‘Pathway To Power ‘For Workers

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company, called out the family business’ current CEO last month for making what’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth pretty darn miserable for its Workers. All of the company profits shouldn’t be going into executives’ pockets, she said in a Washington more»