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New Union Offers Subscription-Based Benefits To Central Pennsylvania Restaurant Workers

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - A newly-founded, Harrisburg-based Labor Union is offering Central Pennsylvania Restaurant Workers, who are independent of a Union, a weekly subscription service that includes among its benefits limited health and retirement services. A detailed rundown of the benefits can be found at: more»

Organized Labor Fights Uber & Lyft’s Prop 22 In The State Of California - Union Members See ‘Tech-Funded Initiative As A Direct Attack On The Working Class’

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Janitors, Housekeeping Staff, Food Concessionaires and waiters shouted above the din of honking horns as they demanded better pay and benefits, decried discrimination in the workplace, and urged voters to reject Proposition 22. Those who have never been represented by a Union (currently only about 10% of American Workers are) more»

She Was A Farm Worker, Her Grandson Is A Lyft Driver & ‘A Fight For Workers' Rights Unites Them’

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - More than 40 years ago, Maria Cardona laid her livelihood on the line to demand change in the hot central California fields where she picked grapes and other produce for $1.75 per hour. Cardona, now 80 years old, was tired of how Farm Workers like her were treated - the low wages, the back-breaking labor, the days without access to more»

Broken Promises: How Trump Betrayed Ohio’s Autoworkers - Trump Made A Pledge To The Workers Of The Lordstown Plant That He Could Save Their Jobs & Their City, Instead, The Massive Auto Plant Shuttered & 4,500 Were Left Unemployed

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 in National Labor News
(LORDSTOWN, OHIO) - Dan Aurilio’s seven-year-old son, Landon, is home from school. He hits a plastic ball with a plastic bat and looks across his Fort Wayne, Indiana, cul-de-sac toward the house across the street. “His one friend in the neighborhood lives there,” says Aurilio, a proud Italian-American son of Youngstown, Ohio. A minute more»

Need Any More Proof? New Report Shows Prevailing Wage Repeal In The State Of Wisconsin ‘Yielded Lost Construction Jobs & Lower Wages’

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - A new report from the Midwest Policy Economic Institute and Colorado State University Pueblo shows Wisconsin's 2017 repeal of its Prevailing Wage Laws has failed to produce the promised cost savings for public transportation projects and has led to lower construction Worker pay, diminished apprenticeship programs and a reduction more»

‘Looking Out’ For Our Union Brothers & Sisters: Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters ‘Forms Committee To Help Prevent’ Worker Suicides

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC), a 55,000-member Labor Union based in Los Angeles, has announced the formation of the Brotherhood Outreach for Strength and Support (BOSS) Committee - whose focus is to break the stigma of mental health in the construction industry. According to the Center for Disease Control more»

Unions ‘Predict A Great Awakening’ During A Biden Presidency – As Biden Would Institute "The Most Significant Pro-Labor, Pro-Worker Administration In A Long, Long, Long Time," One Labor Leader Predicts

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in National Labor News
Labor Leaders are eyeing a Joe Biden victory in November as the start of a Union revival, one with the potential to undo decades of policies that have diminished Union influence, undermined the right to organize and exacerbated income inequality. And they’re planning on playing a central role. “It’s clear to me ‘it’s going more»

A Steelworker ‘Makes The Case’ – The November Election ‘Is About Revitalizing Unions & Protecting Retirement’

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in National Labor News
Here’s why I am very enthusiastically supporting - along with my Union, the United Steelworkers (USW), our Retiree Organization SOAR, ARA, our entire Labor Movement, and wide sections of our people - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of our Nation and urge all to do likewise. Republican President Donald Trump is attacking more»

Death On The Job: The Toll Of Neglect, 2020

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - This 2020 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect marks the 29th year the National AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s Workers. This report features national and state information on workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses, the number and frequency of workplace more»

Trump Administration Plan ‘Would Cut Pay For Essential’ Farm Workers - U.S. Agriculture Department’s Decision To ‘Suspend’ A Farm Labor Survey ‘Could Lead To Lower’ Minimum Wages In The Fields

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Low-Wage Farm Workers who’ve put food on America’s dinner tables throughout the coronavirus Pandemic could soon see a pay cut courtesy of the Trump Administration as the U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving to phase out a quarterly survey that helps determine wage rates on farms that use the H-2A Guest Worker more»

“People (Are) Dying.’ ‘It Became So Outrageous That We Wanted To File A Complaint.’” - Labor Leaders File Complaint With The United Nations, Accusing The U.S. - Under Trump’s Leadership - Of Violating Labor Laws & Forced-Labor Protections

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Leaders representing a large number of U.S. Unions filed a complaint with the United Nations’ Labor Agency on Wednesday (October 7th), arguing the country - under the leadership of Republican President Donald Trump - has violated international Labor Standards during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The complaint was filed by the Service more»

“It Was ‘Only Through’ (Union) Solidarity ‘That We Were Able To Push Through And Get Done What We Needed To Get Done’” - SAG-AFTRA Reps Say Back-To-Work Deal Was The “Single Most Important Agreement” Union Has “Signed In Decades”

Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – In late September, The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) held webinars for the Union’s Membership and their Representatives regarding return-to-work protocols that were recently adopted by management’s AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) more»

Philadelphia ‘Is Still Very Much A Labor Town’ - Here’s ‘How’ Workers ‘Are Fighting Back’

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - In June, a coalition of Labor Unions and Organizations won a first-of-its-kind whistle-Blower Protection Law that made it illegal for Philadelphia employers to fire or otherwise discipline Workers for speaking out against unsafe Coronavirus conditions. In July, after more than a year of organizing, Free Library of more»

The 10 States With The ‘Strongest’ Unions - These States Have ‘High Shares’ Of Unionized Workers & ‘Relatively High’ Average Wages

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 in National Labor News
Labor Unions can be a great way for Workers to gain power in the workplace and make sure they are treated and compensated fairly. Overall, Union Participation Rates in the U.S. are down: In 2018 the rate was 10.5%, while in 1983 it was 20.1%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Still, there are some places where Unions are stronger more»

‘This Is Why Workers Need A Union’ - ‘On-Line Retail Behemoth’ Amazon Reveals Nearly 20,000 Of Its Employees Got COVID-19

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in National Labor News
Amazon released data late last week that shows 19,816 of the company’s Employees have tested positive or been presumed positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The On-Line Retail Behemoth said in the statement that it chose to share the COVID-19 infection rates among Amazon Front Line Employees in hopes other companies do the same. more»

AFSCME Launches Poll Worker Program

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in National Labor News
The people who staff polls on Election Day are crucial to the Democratic process. They do much more than simply hand out “I Voted” stickers. They make Election Day run smoothly, answering questions, solving problems and helping people navigate their ballots. They are part of our Civic and Democratic infrastructure. But the majority of Poll more»

The UFCW And Stop & Shop Announce A New Premium Pay Agreement For Grocery Employees Working On The Front Lines As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union - which represents 1.3 million Workers in grocery, retail and other front line industries - has announced a new agreement with Stop & Shop on premium pay for 56,000 Union Stop & Shop Associates represented by UFCW. The agreement will provide retroactive premium more»

Labor Perspective From Edward Smith - President & CEO Of Ullico, The Nation’s Only Labor-Owned Insurance & Investment Company: In A Pandemic, ‘Unions Matter,’ Organized Labor ‘Helps Expand Safety Net For All’ Workers

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in National Labor News
As our economy continues to struggle under the weight of a spreading and deadly virus, America’s Workers need more of what inspired the Labor Day Holiday to begin with: We Need More Unions! As the COVID-19 Pandemic has gripped daily life, nearly half of the workforce has been labeled as Essential Workers. They have been lauded as heroes, and those more»

Amazon Is Expanding Its Network Of Warehouses In The State Of Connecticut, ‘Drawing Protests’ From Organized Labor ‘For Its Reliance On Non-Union’ Contractors

Published on Monday, September 28, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT) - Amazon is expanding its network of warehouses in the State of Connecticut, drawn by open space coveted in the crowded Northeast and access to nearby highways that bring the lucrative and populous region within its grasp. The state also offers something the on-line retail giant is not looking for: protests from Organized Labor more»

The National AFL-CIO Launches ‘Am I Safe At Work?’ Web Tool

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States – and in the absence of a Federal enforceable, emergency Workplace COVID-19 Standard - Working People are looking for ways to join together to form a Union in their workplaces and negotiate for strong health and safety protections. The National AFL-CIO just launched a more»

Hey Union Leaders, ‘Turn the Tables’ – ‘Demand’ Concessions ‘From Your’ Employer

Published on Friday, September 25, 2020 in National Labor News
Employers look at COVID-19 and see an opportunity to demand concessions. Can concessions save jobs? Almost always they cannot - and certainly not in the big picture. Concessions can’t fix a collapsed market nor the 1%’s relentless assault on Workers. The best rationalization for concessions is a retreat to fight another day. Concessions may more»

Public Employees Unions In Hawaii Expected To Fight Governor’s Proposed Union Furloughs That Would Amount To A 10% Pay Cut For 4 Years

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in National Labor News
(HONOLULU, HAWAII) - Governor David Ige is proposing furloughs for tens of thousands of Government Workers that would amount to a 10% pay cut, Hawaii News Now reports. The furloughs - essentially unpaid days off - would remain in place for four years, according to sources. Ige with the leadership of six Public Worker Unions earlier this week to discuss more»

WIRED Magazine Staff Goes Out On Strike Due To Unionization Delay By Management

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Journalists at the well-known Technology News Website WIRED have walked off the job to protest against the delay by its owner, Publishing Giant Condé Nast, in allowing Staff to form a Union. Senior Editor Anthony Lydgate said in a tweet thread that he was joining his colleagues, pointing out the company had been notified five more»

Hollywood Unions Announce Pandemic Agreement To Resume Film/TV Production - Deal Includes Mandatory Use Of PPE, Testing Of Cast And Crew & A Dedicated Coronavirus Supervisor To Oversee It All

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - Hollywood’s Unions have announced they’ve reached an agreement on Coronavirus Pandemic Protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of more»

Labor Mourns The Passing Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, One of America’s ‘Greatest’ Jurists

Published on Monday, September 21, 2020 in National Labor News
Organized Labor is mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of America’s greatest Jurists. National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement: America has lost one of the greatest Jurists in our Nation’s history. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her career defending the Constitution and more»

Get Educated: Trump Has Attacked Workers’ Safety, Wages & Rights ‘Since Day One’ - Here's A Look At Five Of The ‘Worst Actions’ The Trump Administration ‘Has Taken Against’ Workers

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - From Republican President Donald Trump’s first day on the job, his administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of Working People. The current administration has rolled back Worker protections, proposed budgets that slash funding for agencies that safeguard more»

The United Steelworkers Call On Pennsylvania & Other States To Vote In The November Election With A Unique Projected "Bat-Light" Campaign

Published on Friday, September 18, 2020 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) is making a superhero-sized statement about voting with a new campaign in Pennsylvania and other battleground states. The USW has launched a night-time campaign to project giant messages in support of Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and his Vice-Presidential pick, Kamala Harris. more»

New Study Finds COVID-19 Deaths Lower In Unionized Nursing Homes

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in National Labor News
Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 Pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is Unionized. According to a study published in Health Affairs, Unionized more»

New Jersey State AFL-CIO ‘Thanks’ Governor For Signing Into Law Workers’ Compensation Reform For Essential Workers Who Contracted COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in National Labor News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech is publicly thanking Governor Phil Murphy for signing into law Workers’ Compensation Reform for Essential Workers who contracted COVID-19. Union-represented Workers are on the front lines, ensuring the public has access to essential services during the pandemic. As a more»

Michigan Governor Launches ‘First In Nation’ Futures For Frontliners Program To Offer Essential Workers A ‘Tuition-Free Path’ To Community College - Labor Leaders Join To Urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 Essential Workers To Apply Now

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with leaders in education, business, Organized Labor and workforce development, has launched the Nation’s first program offering tuition-free college to an estimated 625,000 Michiganders who provided essential, front line services during the COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Safe orders (between more»

Farm Workers Are Laboring In California’s ‘Dangerous’ Wildfire Smoke, The United Farm Workers Union Asks: What Is Cal/OSHA Doing To Protect Them?

Published on Monday, September 14, 2020 in National Labor News
(ACROSS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) – The United Farm Workers (UFW) is working around the clock to assist Farm Workers already dealing with repercussions from the COVID-19 Pandemic and a dangerous heat wave. Now with California’s recent wildfires, the danger is escalating. State legislation passed last year mandates growers provide N95 masks - more»

"Want To Know What A Worker's Life Is Worth In America?” - 'A Total Failure To Protect Workers On The Job From COVID,’ Trump's OSHA ‘Criticized For Fining’ Meatpacking Plant ‘About $10 Per’ Coronavirus-Infected Worker

Published on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in National Labor News
(SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been criticized for issuing an allegedly inadequate first COVID-19 citation to Smithfield Packaged Meats Corporation for "failing to protect employees from coronavirus." Late last week, OHSA announced a proposed penalty totaling $13,494 to more»

The UFCW ‘Steps Up Demands’ That Whole Foods, Walmart & Other Retailers ‘Reinstate’ COVID-19 Hazard Pay, Announces Plans To ‘Stage Dozens Of Job Actions’ At Stores In California, Texas, Georgia ‘And Other Hard-Hit’ States

Published on Friday, September 11, 2020 in National Labor News
The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) is stepping up demands that Whole Foods, Walmart and other retailers reinstate COVID-19 Hazard Pay, announcing plans to stage dozens of job actions at stores in California, Texas, Georgia and other hard-hit states. The Union announced this week that it will hold at least 26 actions at grocery stores and more»

Workers ‘Reveal Disney Is Covering Up’ Its COVID Cases – Disney Employees & Their Worried Spouses Tell The Daily Beast Disney ‘Is Not Only Underreporting’ Its COVID Cases, ‘But Clearing COVID-Positive Employees To Return To Work’

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in National Labor News
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA) - In early July, the Walt Disney Company reopened parts of two amusement parks: Disney World near Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The former reopened to house the tightly-controlled 13-week experiment known as the NBA (National Basketball Association) Bubble, in which staff, players, coaches and personnel adhered more»

The ‘Future Of Labor Is Growing In South Dakota’ - Kooper Caraway, The Head Of The State’s AFL-CIO, ‘Is Done With Thinking Small’

Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in National Labor News
(SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA) - Kooper Caraway, the newly-elected President of the South Dakota AFL-CIO, sees his stated duty to improve the lot of the American Working Class as more of a calling. Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, the 29-year-old son of a German-American Truck Driver and a Native American Retail Worker became aware of the inequities of more»

Unions ‘Threaten Work Stoppages’ Amid Calls For Racial Justice

Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Unions representing millions of Workers across several Middle Class Sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice. In a statement first shared with The Associated Press (AP), Labor Leaders who represent Teachers, Auto more»

LABOR DAY 2020: Gallup Poll Shows 65% Of Americans Approve Of Labor Unions - Latest Reading Is Its Highest Since 2003

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Labor Day 2029, a new Gallup Poll shows 65% of Americans approve of Labor Unions, the highest it has been since 2003. Public support for Labor Unions has been generally rising since hitting its lowest point of 48% in 2009, during the Great Recession. Gallup's initial reading of the public's support for Labor Unions was 72% in more»

Public Sector Job Loss ‘Is Coming’ & Women ‘Will Be Hit The Hardest’ - Women ‘Have Already Lost More Than’ 800,000 Public Sector Jobs ‘And That Number Could Grow’ As State And Local Governments Face Budget Shortfalls

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 in National Labor News
Women continue to weather the worst of this Coronavirus-induced economic storm, but out in the horizon, another disturbance is forming. Public Sector jobs are expected to take a greater hit as plummeting tax revenues across the country slash Local and State Government Budgets, setting off layoffs and furloughs. When the job losses come, it’ll be more»

‘A Round Of Applause For Postal Workers In The State Of Washington Who Defied’ U.S. Postal Service Orders ‘And Reinstalled Dismantled’ Mail Sorting Machines

Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WASHINGTON) - Postal Workers in Washington State have reinstalled high-speed mail sorting machines - dismantled after controversial orders from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) - despite USPS orders not to put machines back in use. After embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced he would pause recent controversial changes to USPS more»

‘What The Doctor Ordered’ - For Pandemic Relief, ‘One Dose Of Collective Bargaining For Every Worker’

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in National Labor News
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Union Members in America were better prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic and have fared better than their Non-Unionized peers. Among other things, Unionized Workers have been able to “secure enhanced safety measures, additional premium pay, Paid Sick Time, and a say in the terms of furloughs or work-share arrangements more»

For Those Union Members Who Support Trump: Non-Union Associated Builders And Contractors Organization Endorses Trump’s Re-Election Bid, ‘Recognizes Trump Promises To Overturn’ Freedom Of Choice In All Existing Right-To-Work States

Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is proud to announce its endorsement of Republican President Donald J. Trump for re-election. In a letter to the President, ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman and ABC 2020 National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of the R. C. Stevens Construction Company in Winter Garden, more»

Death On The Job: Workers ‘Have Never Been More Expendable Than They Are Now’ - And The ‘Lack Of Unions Is Bringing Everyone Down In The Age Of COVID, Which Is Bad For All Of Us’

Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 in National Labor News
For hundreds of thousands of Essential Workers, the potential swearing-in of Democrat Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, will have come too late to save them. It's kind of surreal, but even as the corporate media celebrates the role of Essential Workers, it's clear that the lives of the workforce - and by extension their families - have never been more more»

“You Can’t Do It All By Yourself” - At 90, Labor Leader Dolores Huerta ‘Still Works To Make A Difference’

Published on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in National Labor News
USA TODAY Editor’s Note: Dolores Huerta is one of USA TODAY's Women of the Century. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we've assembled a list of 100 women who've made a substantial impact on our country or our lives over the past 100 years. Read about them all at usatoday.com/WomenoftheCentury. Dolores Huerta was born 10 more»

“The Federal NLRB ‘Must Stop Prioritizing Corporate Executives' Wishes Over Its Duty To Behave Neutrally’" - Trump’s NLRB ‘Halts Mail-In Union Election’ At Michigan Hospital Amid COVID-19

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020 in National Labor News
(LAURIUM, MICHIGAN) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has stopped a Mail-In Ballot Union Election at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium, Michigan amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bloomberg Law reports. In a decision issued on August 25th, the NLRB's majority granted an emergency motion to stay the election. Chairman John Ring and Members Marvin more»

“It Only Took Five Minutes Into (The Republican National) Convention Before They Started Bashing Unions!” - Prominent United Auto Workers’ Leader Cindy Estrada ‘Blasts’ Trump As “Always Anti-Union”

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - A prominent United Auto Workers (UAW) leader in the Detroit area called out President Donald Trump after an Anti-Teachers Union Activist was given a prominent spot during the first night of the Republican National Convention. Cindy Estrada, who heads the Fiat Chrysler Department for the UAW, took to Facebook to register her more»

Judge ‘Sides With’ Florida Teachers Union, Says Districts ‘Should Decide If Schools Should Reopen’ - Judge Also ‘Strikes Down’ State Mandate Requiring ‘Brick And Mortar’ Schools To Reopen

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in National Labor News
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA) - A Tallahassee-based Judge has sided with the State of Florida’s largest Teachers’ Union, ruling Florida’s blanket order to require schools to teach students in the classroom during the Coronavirus Pandemic is unconstitutional. The Florida Education Association (FEA) had joined with a number of other organizations that more»

“The Republican Party Went All In On Vouchers and Anti-Union Rhetoric,” Tweets AFT President Randi Weingarten After Teachers' Unions Accused Of Turning Schools Into 'War Zones' By A Speaker At The Republican National Convention

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in National Labor News
Speakers on the opening night of Republican National Convention (RNC) slammed Teachers' Unions for hurting children, talked up school choice and praised President Donald Trump's record on education. Among those who delivered speeches Monday evening (August 24th) was Rebecca Friedrichs, a long-time Public School Teacher in California who brought a legal more»

Goodyear Workers ‘Rally Against’ Republican President Trump's Called For Boycott, Union Says It Should 'Scare The Hell' Out Of Working Americans

Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 in National Labor News
(AKRON, OHIO) - Politicians and Workers rallied in Akron, Ohio late last week against Republican President Donald Trump's call to boycott Goodyear tires - a move United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Sub-District Director Bill Conner said should worry everyone – and not just Goodyear Employees. Speaking at the rally, Conner said it was a "sad day" for more»

West Virginia Solar Agreement Brings New Work & New Union Members

Published on Friday, August 21, 2020 in National Labor News
(HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - A disturbingly small percentage of the Electrical Workers who install residential solar panels in North America belong to a Union, but thanks to a new partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and an innovative West Virginia-based Solar Firm, that portion is growing. In June, Huntington, more»

What Kind Of President Does Such A Thing? Trump Urges Goodyear Tire Boycott After Company Bars Political Attire, His MAGA Hats - United Steelworkers Union Responds

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday (August 10th) called for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, accusing the Ohio-based company of “playing politics” by forbidding Workers from donning the “Make America Great Again” caps favored by his supporters. Trump, who is seeking a second more»