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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation ‘Making It Easier’ For Farm Workers ‘To Unionize’ In California - Agreement Would Also Set A Cap Of 75 Certified Union Elections Per Year

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in National Labor News
Alexander Nieves at Politico.com reports on Governor Gavin Newsom signing legislation to make it easier for Farm Workers to Unionize in California. Nieves reports the agreement with the Governor’s Office eliminates a provision of the Bill that would allow mail-in Union Elections. In its place, Workers will be allowed to join the United Farmworkers more»

Meet The Union Leaders ‘Powering A Wave Of Organizing’ At Amazon, Starbucks, Target & More

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in National Labor News
Abby Wallace at BusinessInsider.com interviews several new Union Leaders who are powering a wave of organizing at Amazon, Starbucks, Target and more, including: Derrick Palmer, Amazon, New York; Adam Ryan, Target, Virginia; Jessie McCool, Wells Fargo, Missouri; Jamie Edwards, Trader Joe's, Massachusetts; and Lindsey Price, Starbucks, Seattle. Wallace more»

Teamsters’ President Sean O’Brien To Amazon: ‘We’re Comin’ Hard’

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on Teamsters National President Sean O’Brien, who delivered a hard message to Amazon while standing in the back of a flatbed truck parked in front of the Giant On-Line Retailer’s Seattle headquarters: “We’re comin’ hard” for them. Amazon isn’t the sole Corporate more»

New ‘Striketober Looms’ As U.S. Walkouts ‘Increase Amid Surge In Union Activity’

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in National Labor News
Michael Sainato at The Guardian reports on thousands of Workers across the U.S. who are going on Strike or threatening to do so heading into October, amid a recent surge of Labor action activity in America - and just one month before the crucial Mid Term Elections. To Read This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

The ‘New’ Labor Movement: ‘A Movement For All’ Workers

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022 in National Labor News
Ken Green at Union Track reports that there’s a new Labor Movement happening across the U.S. Green says it’s what Rani Molla, a Senior Data Reporter at Vox, calls “a new era for the American Worker,” and it looks different from Labor Movements of the past. Green writes it’s a resurgence in Unionizing and Worker action that is more»

International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Seeks Representation Election For 3,000 JetBlue Ground Workers

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in National Labor News
David Shepardson at Reuters reports on the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) seeking to represent 3,000 JetBlue Ground Workers. The IAM is the largest Airline Union in North America and represents Workers at every major U.S. airline. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

Once Upon A Time, “Waitress” Was A Union Job. Could History Repeat Itself? It Could.

Published on Friday, September 23, 2022 in National Labor News
Haley Hamilton at Slate.com thinks history could repeat itself and that the employment position of Waitress could once again become a Union-represented job. Case in point, Hamilton says Unionization in the Service Industry is increasingly, as Employees at Chipotle and several Starbucks locations, as well as Google’s Cafeteria Workers, have more»

Home Depot Workers File Union Petition in Philadelphia

Published on Thursday, September 22, 2022 in National Labor News
Olivia Rockeman at Bloomberg.com reports 274 Home Depot Employees based in Philadelphia have filed a petition to Unionize, according to a National Labor Relations Board filing - a rare move at the Home-Improvement Retailer amid a growing nationwide Labor Movement. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Looking To Buy A Union-Made Car Or Truck? Then Check Out The UAW’s 2023 Union-Built Vehicle Guide

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in National Labor News
The National AFL-CIO has posted a link to the list of vehicles that are made in the United States or Canada by Members of the United Auto Workers and Canada’s Unifor Union. When purchasing one of the listed vehicles, it’s important to check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VIN beginning with "1" or "4" or "5" identifies a U.S.-made more»

‘We Really Need To Teach People About Unions’ - American Workers Are ‘Burned Out & Tired, But There’s A Solution: Unions’

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in National Labor News
Hamilton Nolan at The Guardian reports American Workers are burned out and tired, but that there’s good news when it comes to fixing that malaise - because many, many people have been there before. He says what we really need to do is teach people about Unions. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

‘Next Up’ For The Labor Movement: Major Contracts For 700,000 Workers

Published on Monday, September 19, 2022 in National Labor News
Chris Isidore at CNN Business reports on what’s coming for the Labor Movement in this country after the settlement of a contract for Unionized Rail Workers: Major contracts for another 700,000 Workers, most notably those who work in the Airlines Industry and as Teamsters for UPS. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

Wanted: 7,000 Construction Workers For Intel Chip Plants - Ohio's ‘Largest-Ever ‘Economic Development Project ‘Is Coming With A Big Employment Challenge’

Published on Sunday, September 18, 2022 in National Labor News
Andrew Welsh-Huggins at the Associated Press reports Ohio’s largest-ever economic development project comes with a big employment challenge: How to find 7,000 Construction Workers in an already booming building environment when there's also a national shortage of people working in the Trades? To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

In A ‘Unanimous’ Ruling, The Ohio Supreme Court Finds ‘Targeted Picketing’ Ban Is ‘Unconstitutional’

Published on Friday, September 16, 2022 in National Labor News
The Ohio Supreme Court has taken issue with a ban on “targeted picketing” of public officials, issuing a unanimous ruling that an education board violated Picketers’ rights by putting a stop to public protests, calling the law that regards “encouraging” or organizing a protest at public officials’ homes or workplaces more»

The States Of California & New York ‘Could Soon Change How Workers Everywhere Negotiate Salaries’

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2022 in National Labor News
Noah Bierman at The Los Angeles Times reports on Bills that are on the desks of the Governors of California and New York, both Democrats, which would require companies to post pay ranges on job advertisements. All Workers could be affected, The Times reports, but evidence suggests that more transparent pay practices are particularly helpful for Women and more»

Labor Shortages Bring Change With Pay & Benefits – ‘And, More Interest In Unions’

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in National Labor News
Nick Natario at KTRK-TV in Houston, Texas reports that labor shortages and the Coronavirus Pandemic are bringing better benefits for Workers, and enticing more to look into unions. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: https://abc13.com/quiet-quitting-paying-experience-union-pay-benefits/12201013/

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: A Tentative Deal Has Been Reached To End The Seattle Teachers Strike

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in National Labor News
Rebecca Boone and Gene Johnson at the Associated Press report the Seattle Education Association and Seattle’s Public Schools have reached a tentative contract agreement. Seattle Teachers went on Strike last week over pay and classroom support. On Monday, the School District had cancelled classes for today (Tuesday, September 13th), the fifth school more»

The State Of California 'Is On The Brink Of Enacting The First Significant Law To Combat International Labor Recruitment Abuses & Protect’ 300,000 Temporary Migrant Workers, ‘But Will Governor Newsom Sign The Bill?’

Published on Monday, September 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - There are at least 310,500 Migrant Workers in the State of California - employed through Temporary Work Visa Programs, making it the largest host State. However, these temporary Migrant Workers are vulnerable to abuses of labor recruiters that connect Workers to jobs in the United States. The abuses of labor recruiters have more»

6,000 Seattle Teachers On Strike Over ‘High’ Teacher-Student Ratios, ‘Low Pay In A High-Cost’ City & ‘Too Few’ Nurses & Counselors

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on striking Seattle Education Association Members, who are upset over high Teacher-student ratios, low pay in a high-cost City and too few School Nurses and Counselors. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.peoplesworld.org/article/seattle-school-bosses-force-6000-teachers-staff-to-strike/ more»

'One Of The Largest Nurses’ Strikes In U.S. History Is Brewing' In Minnesota

Published on Friday, September 9, 2022 in National Labor News
Jacobin reports on the Minnesota Nurses Association, which is prepared to launch what the Union claims is one of the largest Nurses’ strikes in U.S. History. After a Summer of stalled contract negotiations, 15,000 Nurses in the Twin Cities area have overwhelmingly authorized a Strike, sending an ultimatum to the seven corporate health care systems more»

Where Does Your State Rank? New Index Ranks ‘Best & Worst’ States For Workers - Researchers Looked At More Than Two Dozen Types Of Policies In All 50 States As Part Of Their Analysis

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2022 in National Labor News
Molly Bolan at www.route-fifty.com reports on a new OXFAM Report that ranks the best and worst states for Workers. Where does your State rank? To Find Out, Go To: www.route-fifty.com/management/2022/09/new-index-ranks-best-and-worst-states-workers/376721/

“Together, With Our (12.5 Million) Members, We Will Bring Our Strength To Their Fights, Including Working To Organize (5,400) Minor League Players” - The MLBPA Joins The National AFL-CIO ‘With A Goal Of Helping Strengthen The Labor Movement’

Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced it is formally affiliating with the National AFL-CIO - with a goal of supporting the efforts and strengthening the voice of the National Labor Movement. “The MLBPA has a proud, fifty-six-year history of success rooted in unity and a highly engaged more»

A Labor Day Leftover: ‘What Else Are American Workers Up To?’

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in National Labor News
Alina Selyukh and Andrea Hsu of National Public Radio provide a snapshot of what's happening with American Workers: Jobs are growing and Workers are still quitting; It's not just about the money, it's about Worker well-being; The biggest American brands are getting their first Unions; A Union is about collective bargaining, but getting there is arduous; and more»

‘Thank’ A Union Member ‘This Labor Day Weekend’

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in National Labor News
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 Business Manager Mark Lynch, Jr., penned a nice Labor Perspective this Labor Day that was published in PhillyVoice.com. Says Lynch: “As the three-day Labor Day weekend approaches, please take a moment to reflect on how the American Labor Movement gave us this holiday and so much more»

California Lawmakers ‘Approve Landmark Bill That Empowers’ Fast Food Workers

Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in National Labor News
QSRweb.com reports Fast Food Staff in the State of California now have more power and protections due to a landmark Bill that lawmakers passed this week. "We made history," Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry told KCRA. "This legislation is a huge step forward for Workers in California and all across the country." To Directly more»

The USW Reaches A Tentative Contract Agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs That Covers 12,000 Workers

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced it has reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year contract on behalf of 12,000 Members employed at 13 Cleveland-Cliffs locations. USW International Vice President (Administration) David McCall, who chairs negotiations with Cliffs, credited Union Members for working throughout more»

Just In Time For Labor Day: U.S. Approval Of Labor Unions ‘At Highest Point Since 1965’ - 71% Of Americans ‘Now Approve Of Unions’

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Seventy-one percent of Americans now approve of Labor Unions. Although statistically similar to last year's 68%, it is up from 64% before the Coronavirus Pandemic and is the highest Gallup has recorded on this measure since 1965. These data are from Gallup's annual Work and Education survey, collected August 1st through the 23rd. more»

Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Crist Chooses Miami-Dade Teachers' Union Chief As Running Mate

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in National Labor News
John Kennedy at USA TODAY’s Florida Capital Bureau reports on Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist picking as his Lieutenant Governor running mate Karla Hernández-Mats, who serves as President of United Teachers of Dade - the head of the largest Teachers’ Union in the Southeast. To Read This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

“This Contract Was All About Putting Members First” - DHL Teamsters ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ National Contract - Contract Addresses Members’ Top Priorities, Provides Wage Increases & Maintains Strong Benefits

Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Teamsters at DHL have overwhelmingly ratified a new National Contract that provides significant wage increases, improves working conditions and maintains strong Member benefits. All various supplemental agreements were approved as well. “This contract was all about putting Members first. We went into negotiations prepared more»

IBEW-Backed EV Training Picked For National Charging Network

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The task of building a national network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations could soon fall primarily to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members, thanks to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that recommends the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program as the preferred more»

Chipotle Workers In Michigan Vote To Join Teamsters - Workers In Lansing Vote ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Join Teamsters Local 243, ‘Become The First To Organize Among Restaurant Chain’s 3,000 Locations’

Published on Friday, August 26, 2022 in National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - Unified Workers at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Lansing, Michigan voted overwhelmingly on Thursday (August 25th) to form a Union with the Teamsters, making it the first of the restaurant chain’s 3,000 locations to organize. In addition to the security of a powerful Teamster contract, Workers are forming a Union to improve their more»

On The Line, Week 2: Fighting For Their Patients, More Than 2,000 Unionized Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians ‘Demand’ The Giant Health Care Non-Profit ‘Staff Up To Provide Its Millions Of Members Timely, Quality’ Mental Health Care

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in National Labor News
Marilyn Bechtel at People’s World reports on the more than 2,000 Unionized Mental Health Clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California and the Central Valley who are in their second week of their open-ended Strike as they demand the giant Health Care Non-Profit staff up to provide its millions of members timely, quality mental more»

“This Is Not The American Dream That I Grew Up Thinking I Was Going To Be Living” - Disney Unions Negotiate New Contract As Workers Share Stories Of Their Financial Struggles

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in National Labor News
Gabrielle Russon at FloridaPolictics.com reports on thousands of Unionized Disney Workers who are getting ready to begin to negotiate a new contract. The Workers recently held a press briefing where a number of them talked about the challenges of working and living in Central Florida. “This is not the American Dream that I grew up thinking I was more»

Teachers Represented By The Columbus Education Association Strike Following Months Of Negotiation ‘Without An Agreement’ Over Working Conditions

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in National Labor News
Kim Bellware of The Washington Post reports on striking Teachers in Columbus, Ohio - who are doing so for the first time in 47 years after their contract expired Monday (August 22nd) following months of negotiation without an agreement over working conditions in the School District’s more than 100 schools. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go more»

The ‘Once Struggling’ United Farm Workers Union ‘Gains New Clout’ In California & ‘Now Wants To Use It’

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022 in National Labor News
Staff Writer Jessica Garrison at The Los Angeles Times reports on the once-struggling United Farm Workers Union, which has suddenly repositioned itself, gained new clout in the State of California and now wants to use it. To Read Her Labor News Story, Go To: more»

“We’re ‘Like So Many Other Workers Who’ve Learned It’s Not A Choice Between Suffering Abuse Or Quitting’” - Actors’ Equity Association To Unionize Strippers At The Star Garden In Hollywood

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - A majority of the Dancers employed at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood have filed a petition for a Union Recognition Election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If the Dancers win their election and the results are certified by the NLRB, the Star Garden Workers will become the only Strippers in more»

‘Good News’ For Organized Labor: Texas Young Workers Summit ‘Shows The Movement’s New Militancy’

Published on Friday, August 19, 2022 in National Labor News
Dylan Manshack at People’s World reports on the Texas AFL-CIO’s third annual Young Active Labor Leaders Summit, where hope of a renewed Labor Movement was provided as a result of recent organizing wins by young Workers across the country. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

IAMAW-Represented Workers Vote To Ratify ‘Strong’ New Contract At Harley-Davidson In Pennsylvania - Five-Year Agreement Eliminates Two-Tier Wage System

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in National Labor News
(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) - Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 175 who are employed at the Harley-Davidson York, Pennsylvania Plant have overwhelmingly ratified a new, industry-leading, five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, Union Officials announced. The York Facility is Harley-Davidson’s more»

‘Harmful’ Kaiser Permanente Practices Lead To Therapist Strike In Northern California & San Francisco Area

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in National Labor News
Ariana Bindman at SFGATE reports on 2,000 National Union of Healthcare Workers-represented Kaiser Permanente Therapists across Northern California who’ve begun an indefinite Strike, protesting “unethical” working conditions that providers and patients say are putting vulnerable people at risk. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go more»

Postal Unions NALC & APWU ‘Demand’ The United States Postal Service To ‘Ramp Up Hiring’ To Address Understaffing

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 in National Labor News
Jory Heckman at The Federal News Network reports the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) two largest Unions - the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Postal Workers Union, are calling for the USPS to increase hiring, adding long-term understaffing is taking a toll on Employee morale. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, more»

“People Want More Power. They Want More Of A Voice. They Want More Opportunity.” - Organizing A ‘Top Topic’ At Steelworkers Convention

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World’s Mark Gruenberg reports on the United Steelworkers (USW) Convention that was held in Las Vegas. Dominating the discussion - organizing. To Read This Labor News Story, Go To: www.peoplesworld.org/article/organizing-a-top-topic-at-steelworkers-convention/ And For More, Go To: more»

Hundreds Of Journalists Across The U.S. Take A ‘Coordinated Lunch’ Out ‘To Protest Gannett’s Threat Of Layoffs’ - Workers Highlight Gannett’s Spending Of $100 Million On Stock Buybacks & The Nearly $8 Million CEO Mike Reed Takes Home

Published on Friday, August 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Hundreds of Workers employed by Gannett-owned newsrooms took a coordinated lunch break in response to a string of e-mails from upper management last week that threatened layoffs due to the company’s second quarter financials. According to Mike Reed, Chairman and CEO, Gannett must “responsibly and proactively (align) more»

Pittsburgh Home Care Agency To Pay $1.4 Million In Back Wages & Damages To 218 Workers After Federal Investigation Finds Owner ‘Attempted To Hide Wage Theft’

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - In return for providing essential homecare for people in need, 218 Workers employed by a Pittsburgh-based Home Care Agency expected their employer to pay them all their hard-earned wages - instead, they found their employer denied them overtime wages, and manipulated records to hide the wage theft. Following an more»

Could Apprenticeships 'Fix' The Teacher Shortage?

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in National Labor News
An interesting Labor Opinion Piece on the website Route-Fifty.com that was authored by Lois Kimmel - a Technical Assistance Consultant to AIR’s Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, which has done extensive research on policies and practices that can help states and districts address Teacher shortages. Kimmel discusses what several states across the more»

As It ‘Gears Up To Battle’ A Unionizing Campaign By The Teamsters In Southern California, A ‘Secret’ Amazon Memo ‘Exposes Its Plan To Hire Only The Vulnerable’

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports Amazon, the monster retailer and warehouse firm that’s already known for spending millions on Union-Busting - is gearing up to battle a Teamsters’ campaign to Unionize it, especially in a key area, Southern California. Its target to exploit: “vulnerable people.” In a memo leaked to more»

The United Mine Workers Of America Calls NLRB Demand For It ‘To Pay’ Warrior Met Coal Strike Costs “Outrageous,” Says It ‘Threatens American Workers’ Right To Strike’

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022 in National Labor News
(TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA) - The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making it clear it will vigorously challenge what the Union calls an outrageous assessment of damages made by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 10 regarding the UMWA’s 16-month Strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. “This is a slap in the face not just to more»

Federal Regulators ‘Welcome Input’ From Rank-And-File Railroad Workers ‘Amid Widespread Service Problems’

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in National Labor News
Trains Magazine’s Bill Stephens reports on a Union Pacific Engineer’s letter to the Surface Transportation Board that prompted more than three dozen other Railroaders to share their concerns about crew shortages and the state of the industry. As a result, the Board is now welcoming additional feedback from Railroad Workers. To Directly Access more»

National Association Of Letter Carriers’ President Fredric Rolando Says “Democracy Is On The Ballot This Fall”

Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 in National Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando adding his voice to those of other Union Leaders warning of the Right Wing’s threat to Democracy. In his column in the latest edition of the Postal Record, published on the eve of the Union’s convention in Chicago in more»

‘Booming’ Cannabis Industry ‘Seen As Fertile Ground’ For Union Expansion: Labor’s ‘Phones Are Ringing Off The Hook’ As Workers Seek To Win Good Pay & Conditions In Newly-Legalized Sector

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in National Labor News
Reporter Michael Sainato at The Guardian reports on growing Union organizing efforts in the newly-legalized Cannabis Industry as Workers seek to win good pay and working conditions. Already, the United Food and Commercial Workers and the Teamsters both represent thousands of Cannabis Industry Workers and are currently leading Union Organizing Campaigns to more»

“Dignity Threatened To Take Away Our Health Coverage, But We Stood Strong And Showed Them That We Could Not Be Broken” - More Than 300 Sequoia Hospital Workers Come Away From California Strike ‘Victorious’

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in National Labor News
(REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA) - More than 300 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)-represented Health Care Workers employed at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California – who had been on Strike since July 18 and ended it Friday (July 29th) have unanimously ratified a four-year contract with their employer, Dignity more»

From The National AFL-CIO: Eight Ways The Inflation Reduction Act ‘Helps’ Working People

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat-New York) has announced an agreement with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat-West Virginia) to bring a slimmed-down version of the Bill - previously known as the Build Back Better Act, to the Senate floor before the start of the August recess. National AFL-CIO President Liz more»