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A Labor Perspective From Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse: ‘A New Generation Is Reviving Unions - The Old Guard Could Help’

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in National Labor News
Los Angeles Times Editor’s Note: Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse is now a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation. He the Author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. This is the most exciting - and promising - moment for the Nation’s Labor Movement in decades thanks to the more»

Tech Worker Activism ‘Presents Opportunities For Building Worker Power’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in National Labor News
In relative terms, U.S. Tech Worker Activism is booming. More than 80% of the workplace actions taken by Tech Workers in the past decade have occurred since 2019, according to a recent report from Collective Action in Tech, an organization that documents Worker Organizing efforts in the Tech Industry. In 2021 alone, Tech Workers engaged in nearly 70 more»

“As It Turned Out, A Single Call Made All The Difference” - A Server’s ‘Plea For Help Leads To $1.2 Million In Back Wages’

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in National Labor News
(DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - Diego Jimenez worked long hours as a Server at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant in Derry, New Hampshire for over four years. Diego regularly worked more than 50 hours a week, serving customers and cleaning the restaurant, but the only compensation he received for his hard work were the tips paid by restaurant patrons. “I took more»

American Federation Of Teachers Co-Lead A Coalition To Stop White Supremacist Crusade To Ban Books From Libraries

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It’s not quite the book burning, yet, of Nazi Germany before World War II, but white supremacists are on a crusade to ban books from libraries and schools around the U.S. and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) are co-leading a coalition to stop them. The Right’s book censorship campaign, one of numerous suppression more»

Nurses On Buffalo Massacre: ‘Moral Outrage Not Enough, It’s Long Past Time For Accountability And Action’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in National Labor News
National Nurses United (NNU) is echoing the widespread shock and horror at the deadly, racist attack in Buffalo and is pledging to work with Elected Officials and community organizations to hold accountable not just the perpetrators of white supremacist terrorism, but also those who inspire and encourage them. “We need to hold these on-line platforms more»

U.S. Men's & Women's Soccer Teams ‘Will Be Paid Equally Under New Labor Deal’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in National Labor News
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday (May 18th) that it has reached a deal to pay the U.S. Men's National Team and the U.S. Women's National Team equally, eliminating a contentious pay gap that saw Female Players earning less. The new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) will run through 2028 and include the "equalization" of World Cup prize more»

New Report Says ‘If You Want A Construction Project Finished On Time Without’ Worker Shortages, ‘Hire A Unionized’ Crew

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in National Labor News
Despite rising wages, the Associated Builders and Contractors said the industry still needs nearly 650,000 Workers after 3.2% of the workforce quit in March 2022, the second-highest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began measuring it. Amidst a hot real estate market, employers struggle to hire enough Workers to keep up. "The Construction more»

The Year Workers Said 'No:’ A ‘Record-Breaking Number Of Workers Have Quit Their Jobs’ - ‘It’s A Trend That Hasn't Let Up & At The Same Time, An Organizing Wave Has Spread Across A Host Of Retailers,’ Such As Starbucks & Amazon

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in National Labor News
A year ago, if you'd asked Hope Liepe if she'd be working at a Unionized Starbucks, she "would've probably said that was, like, insane and would never happen - especially at Starbucks." But last month, the store in Ithaca, New York, where the 18-year-old works as a Barista joined a wave of Starbucks stores officially voting to Unionize. "I remember that more»

New Report ‘Reveals Meatpacking Industry Drafted Trump’s 2020 Order To Keep Plants Open At The Expense Of’ Worker Safety During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Lawyers for Tyson Foods, one of America’s largest meatpacking companies, drafted an early version of a 2020 Executive Order that allowed plants to continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Congressional report based on company e-mails shows. It’s been reported that the meatpacking industry wrote a draft version more»

Labor Perspective From Kentucky State AFL-CIO Representative Berry Craig: ‘What Could Go Wrong If Railroads Eliminate’ Conductors?

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World Editor’s Note: Life-long Kentuckian Berry Craig is an Emeritus Professor of History at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah and a Freelance Writer. He is a Member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1360, Recording Secretary for the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council, Webmaster-Editor for the more»

The IAM & The United Launch Alliance Agree On A New Three-Year Contract For The Workers Who Build & Launch Its Rockets

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA) – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) - which represent Employees at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) who build and launch its rockets, have reached a new contract agreement, avoiding a repeat of the Strike that marred the previous round of negotiations. The three-year deal covers nearly more»

“We Deserve Respect, Recognition And Fair Wages To Keep Up With The High Cost Of Living Today” - Cedars-Sinai Workers ‘Strike For First Time In Decades, Seek Higher Wages Amid’ Inflation

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Nearly a thousand Workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center started a week-long strike on Monday (May 9th) for the first time in decades, demanding higher pay and better working conditions amid negotiations for a new contract. The previous three-year contract between Cedars-Sinai, a Non-Profit Health Care Organization, and the more»

Numerous Unions Join Texas AFL-CIO In Amicus Brief To ‘Stop’ Governor Greg Abbott & Attorney General Ken Paxton ‘From Reducing’ Construction Worker Wages

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in National Labor News
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) - The Texas AFL-CIO has filed an Amicus Brief opposing the effort by the State of Texas to overturn a White House order that sets a minimum wage of $15 an hour for Construction Workers on Federal Contracts. Joining the Texas AFL-CIO on the brief in Texas v. Biden were: The Communications Workers of America (CWA); The Service Employees more»

A Consortium Of Labor Unions Call On The National Mediation Board To Proffer Arbitration In Negotiations On A New & Major Railroad Contract After More Than Two Years Of Fruitless Bargaining

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in National Labor News
After more than two years of bargaining with the major U.S. Class I Railroads on a new contract, the 10 Rail Unions that are part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) have asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a proffer (an offer made prior to any formal negotiations) of arbitration be issued by the NMB to move the Unions’ contract more»

National Nurses United: Likely Supreme Court Ruling On Reproductive Rights ‘Poses Major Threat’ To Patients’ Health & Security

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022 in National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - National Nurses United (NNU) - the largest and fastest-growing Union and Professional Association of Registered Nurses in the United States with more than 175,000 Members nationwide, calls the draft majority U.S. Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade an “unconscionable threat to Women’s health and security, more»

NLRB: Unionizing Petitions ‘Up 57%’ In The Last Six Months

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – It appears “Striketober” turned out to be the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” when it came to Unionization Petitions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is reporting a 57% increase in petitions for Union Recognition Votes in the first half of fiscal 2022, which ended March 31st. There were more»

‘Union-Busting At Its Finest’ - Starbucks Will Raise Wages Again, 'But Not For Unionized Workers'

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in National Labor News
Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz has a message for Workers interested in unionizing: If you do, you could miss out on higher wages. The coffee chain said it would raise wages back in October. Starbucks will honor those commitments to employees even if they have voted to Unionize, Schultz said during an analyst call Tuesday (May 3rd). But future wage more»

Stanford Nurses ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ New Contract, End Week-Long Strike

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in National Labor News
(STANFORD, CALIFORNIA) - Members of the Union representing thousands of striking Stanford Nurses have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract offer, bringing an end to the week-long work stoppage. Stanford and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital had to cancel some elective surgeries and call in replacement Workers when 5,000 Unionized Nurses more»

“It’s Going To Mean $4- To $9-An-Hour Increases For Workers All Across Washington. It’s Just Amazing.” - Puget Sound Grocery Store Workers Ratify New Contract With ‘Substantial Raises’

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022 in National Labor News
(DES MOINES, WASHINGTON) - Good news for Unionized Grocery Workers: They just ratified a new contract with big raises. Thousands of Unionized Grocery Workers have voted to ratify a new three-year contract with six major chains in the Puget Sound region – and it came just one week before their current contract was set to expire. The Workers were more»

Amid A Unionization Push, Delta Announces It Will Pay Flight Attendants ‘During’ Boarding - Something U.S. Airlines ‘Don’t Typically Pay’ Their Flight Attendants For

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - In a major win for Unionizing Flight Attendants, Delta Air Lines has announced it will begin paying its Flight Attendants during boarding as the company faces a renewed Union Drive backed by the largest Flight Attendants’ Union in the country. This is a first for a major U.S. airline since U.S. Airlines typically don’t Pay more»

Colorado Bill Seeks To Give 38,000 County Workers Collective Bargaining Rights

Published on Friday, April 29, 2022 in National Labor News
(DENVER, COLORADO) - Nearly 38,000 County Workers across Colorado could soon gain the right for a voice on the job. Under legislation Colorado Senate President Steve Fenberg and Senate Majority Leader Dominick Moreno, nearly 38,000 Essential Workers employed by Colorado’s County Governments would gain Collective Bargaining Rights - the same rights more»

The National AFL-CIO Releases Its 2022 Death On The Job Report: The Toll of Neglect

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to affect countless Working People, with nearly one million deaths in the United States, the National AFL-CIO this week released its 31st annual report: Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, a national and State-by-State profile of Worker safety and health. During a video press conference, National more»

Program Serves As A ‘National Model’ - The California Workforce Association Highlights ‘CityBuild, A Pipeline To High-Wage Jobs In Construction’

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - San Francisco has long been known as a place where local government and community leaders are willing to experiment to solve social problems. One example of that is CityBuild, an academy that trains low-income or under-represented local residents for jobs in the Construction Industry. It is part of the city’s Office of more»

Nurses At Stanford, Packard Hospitals ‘Go On Strike For First Time In Two Decades’ - ‘Demands Focus On Mental Health, Staffing & Benefits’

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in National Labor News
(PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA) - Thousands of Nurses from Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's Hospitals staged a raucous protest on the hospital campus on Monday (April 25th) during the opening salvo of their Strike. The Nurses, wearing the blue T-shirts with the name of their Union - the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA), set up picket more»

5,000 Machinists Union Members Employed At Lockheed Martin In Texas Ratify Contract With ‘Historic’ Pay Increases & Strong Benefits

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022 in National Labor News
(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) – Approximately 5,000 Members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 776 in Fort Worth, Texas have voted to ratify a new contract with Lockheed Martin. The four-year, two-month contract takes effect today, on Monday, April 25th. IAM Members at the Fort Worth facility build the F-35, the more»

IBEW Broadcast Technicians Approve New CBS Agreement

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Members covered by the CBS National Agreement voted to approve a new contract agreement effective May 1st. The agreement covers 3,500 IBEW-represented Technicians employed by CBS. “Our Bargaining Committee did a masterful job dealing with very challenging issues,” IBEW more»

Apple Workers In Atlanta Become Company's 1st Retail Workers To File To Unionize

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - Apple Workers in Atlanta filed to unionize Wednesday (April 20th), becoming the first Retail Employees for the Tech Giant to do so in the Nation, according to the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the Union representing the employees. Staff at the Apple store in Atlanta's Cumberland Mall submitted their filing Monday (April more»

Wave Of Union Victories ‘Suggests Union-Busting Consultants May Have Lost Their Sway’ - ‘Challenging Anti-Union Rhetoric & Pro-Union Attitudes Of Younger Workers Are Undermining Highly Paid’ Consultants

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in National Labor News
The Nation’s Anti-Union Consultants and Lawyers – who’ve made millions of dollars fighting against Union Drives - have just been through some of their worst weeks ever as Unions racked up wins at Amazon, Starbucks, REI, the New York Times, MIT and other places. These Consultants and Lawyers - often called “Union Busters” more»

After Management ‘Refused To Address Concerns About Safe Staffing And Health And Safety Protections,’ More Than 8,000 Nurses & Health Care Workers Participated In A One-Day Strike Across Northern California

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in National Labor News
(ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA) - More than 8,000 nurses and Health Care Workers went out on Strike Monday (April 18th) outside 18 Sutter Health facilities across Northern California, including a dozen in the Bay Area. Union representatives say Sutter Health has refused to address concerns about safe staffing and health and safety protections. The one-day more»

“The Companies Were Afraid Of A Strike” - West Coast Grocery Workers Get Double-Digit Pay Raises In New Contract, Which Features Hikes Of 19% To 31% Over Current Pay Levels For Most Employees

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022 in National Labor News
(SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Whipsawed by the Coronavirus Pandemic, spurred by fury over wage stagnation and alarmed by inflation, Southern California’s Unionized Grocery Workers has gained their biggest pay raises in decades as they ratified a new contract with the region’s largest food chains late last week. The three-year contract’s more»

U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh Joins Vice President Kamala Harris To Announce’ First-Ever National Emphasis Program To Protect Workers From Indoor & Outdoor Heat Hazards’

Published on Friday, April 15, 2022 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of Workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspections before Workers suffer more»

SAG-AFTRA Board ‘Overwhelmingly Approves New $1 Billion-A-Year’ Commercials Contract, ‘Urges’ Membership Ratification

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists’ (SAG-AFTRA) National Board has approved a tentative agreement on a new $1 billion-a-year commercials contract and is recommending its ratification to the Guild’s Members. The deal, which was approved by 93% of the National Board more»

‘What’s The Impact’ of the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act? - Here’s An Example Of What It Will Do In The State Of New Jersey, ‘As Well As Work To Create More Than 850,000 Jobs Across The Country’

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY) - The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is being called a once-in-a-generation influx of money - that, according to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey), is the largest investment in America’s infrastructure since the creation of the Federal Highway System in 1956. New Jersey will be more»

Labor Perspective From Mark Ziegler, A Director Of Minnesota’s Construction Industry Labor And Employers Council: If Construction Firms ‘Need’ Workers, ‘They Should Turn To Unions’

Published on Monday, April 11, 2022 in National Labor News
MinnesotaReformer.com Editor’s Note: Mark Ziegler is the former President of Amerect, Incorporated, and a Director of Minnesota’s Construction Industry Labor and Employers Council (CILEC). Learn more at www.mncilec.org. Just as business success requires an ability to compete for customers, it also depends on attracting and retaining more»

President Biden Signs Postal Service Reform Act Into Law

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Biden has signed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (H.R. 3076) into law after the Bill passed with massive bipartisan majorities in the House in February and in the Senate in March. “With this Bill, we're repealing the pre-funding mandate and setting the Postal Service on a more sustainable and stable financial more»

Speaking At The North America's Building Trades Unions' Conference In Washington, President Biden ‘Celebrates’ Amazon Warehouse Staff Union Win & ‘Touts’ The Creation Of 320,000 New Construction Jobs From His American Rescue Plan

Published on Friday, April 8, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – President Joe Biden issued a major warning to Amazon during a speech he made to North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) this week, telling the Shipping Giant: “Here we come.” Just days earlier, Amazon Workers at its Staten Island, New York warehouse took a historic vote to establish the company's first Workers' more»

‘Something That Should Be Created In Every American City’ – ‘Forever Essential:’ A Health Care Worker Memorial

Published on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – On March 7th, on National COVID-19 Memorial Day, friends and family members of fallen Health Care Workers and patients joined Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Healthcare Workers (UHW) West for a Forever Essential Memorial program, to honor the dedication and courage of our community members who lost their more»

‘As One Of The Few Independent Union Breweries In North America,’ SMART Signatory - The Headless Mumby Brewing Company, ‘Continues To Thrive’ In Olympia, Washington

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in National Labor News
(OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON) - Since opening its doors in 2018, the Headless Mumby Brewing Company has defined itself by defying expectations. For one, Headless Mumby exclusively brews lager-style beers - no IPAs, Pilsners or artisanal stouts. Secondly those lagers are currently produced by an all-Woman Brew Crew. And perhaps most unique, Headless Mumby is the more»

‘Trouble In The Tulips’ - Organized Farm Workers ‘Win Basic Demands In A Quick Strike’

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in National Labor News
(MT. VERNON, WASHINGTON) - Tulips and daffodils symbolize the arrival of Spring, but the fields are bitterly cold when Workers’ labors begin. Snow still covers the ground when Workers go into the tulip rows to plant bulbs in Northwest Washington State, near the Canadian border. Once harvesting starts, so do other problems. When a Worker cuts a more»

“The Story Needs To Be Told About Those Who Didn’t Go In, Those Who Stood By Us” – ‘Forget The Slap,’ The ‘Real Scandal’ At The Oscars Was When Celebrities ‘Crossed A Picket Line’

Published on Monday, April 4, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - While the world reacted to Movie Star Will Smith’s altercation with Comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, a different Oscars’ controversy was brewing - one centering on the struggles of Hospitality Workers at a hotel that caters to Hollywood elites. Following the recently-held awards more»

“If We Build A Union, We’ll Have A Voice” - Activision Blizzard Workers ‘Make A Game Where The Bad Guy Is A Union-Busting Boss’

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2022 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has just announced a brand new game that “reflects the growing Worker organizing happening within the Gaming Industry.” Made by Activision Blizzard Employees who are struggling to receive recognition for their announced Union, details of the new game were laid out in a more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS/UPDATE: In A ‘Stunning’ Victory, Amazon Workers On Staten Island ‘Vote For A Union’ - ‘Historic Vote’ Was 2,654 To 2,131

Published on Friday, April 1, 2022 in National Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - In a stunning victory, Amazon Workers on Staten Island have voted for a Union - the historic vote was 2,654 to 2,131. Ballots were cast in person over five days starting last Friday. Roughly 8,000 Workers were eligible to vote. The Workers, who pick and package items for customer orders at the facility will be represented by more»

Staten Island Amazon Union Leading After First Day Of Vote Count

Published on Friday, April 1, 2022 in National Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - A campaign to Unionize Workers at one of Amazon’s Staten Island facilities is leading after the first day of vote counting - a result that, if it holds, would be a historic first at the Nation’s second-largest private employer. After Thursday’s (March 31th) five-hour counting session, 1,518 Workers at the more»

Kellogg’s Workers In Kansas ‘Win Historic Wage Increases In New’ 3-Year Contract - Union Membership, Who Produce Cheez-It Brand Snack Crackers, ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ Deal That Features A 15.5% Increase In Wages

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in National Labor News
(KANSAS CITY, KANSAS) – Workers employed at Kellogg’s in Kansas City, Kansas - who are represented by Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 184-L, have ratified a new contract containing unprecedented wage increases. The new agreement, which covers 570 Kellogg’s Workers who produce Cheez-It brand snack crackers, more»

Starbucks Workers In Knoxville, Tennessee Vote 8-To-7 ‘To Become The Company’s First Unionized Store In The South’

Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in National Labor News
(KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE) - Workers at a Starbucks store in Knoxville, Tennessee voted 8-to-7 to form a Union on Tuesday (March 29th), becoming the first of the U.S. Coffee Chain's stores in the South to Unionize, a spokesperson for SB Workers United said. The store became the ninth Starbucks outlet to Unionize in the United States, according to the Labor more»

Amazon Workers Looking To Unionize Say They Were ‘Kept At Their Stations For Hours Amid A Health And Safety Incident’ At The Company’s Bessemer Facility Where An ‘Unknown Vaporized Substance Spread Throughout The Warehouse’

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in National Labor News
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) – A compressor inside the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon facility malfunctioned - spraying excessive amounts of what Workers thought at the time was smoke, but now understand to potentially be vaporized oil, into an air vent that rapidly clouded the air on the third floor of the warehouse. At approximately 1:30 p.m. (CT), Workers - who more»

Sacramento Teachers Strike Day 6: District Meets With Unions - Separately, But Still No Deal Is Reached

Published on Monday, March 28, 2022 in National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - The Sacramento City Unified School District sat down at the bargaining table with the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) for the first time on Sunday (March 27th) since thousands of teachers and staff went on strike last week. The School District also continued talks with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

“Historic Agreements That Significantly Raise Pay,” Minneapolis Teachers Reach Tentative Deal To End Strike - Meanwhile, in Northern California, Sacramento City Unified School District Teachers Go On Strike

Published on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - Minneapolis Public Schools has reached a tentative deal with Teachers, ending a Strike that officially started on March 8th and canceled school for 30,000 students, Schools Superintendent Ed Graff. "It has been very challenging, very difficult. But at the end of the day, we were all able to come together and tentatively agree more»

Nearly Five-Week-Old Strike At Illinois Defense Contractor By 400 IAMAW-Represented Workers Ends With A New Contract That Features ‘Improved’ Wages, ‘More’ Vacation, ‘Additional Leave’ & ‘Greater’ Scheduling Certainty/Flexibility

Published on Friday, March 25, 2022 in National Labor News
(DAVENPORT, ILLINOIS) – Four hundred Unionized Workers employed at Eaton-Cobham Mission Systems have returned to work after ending a nearly five-week-old Strike, according to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). As a result, the Workers will receive "improved wages," though IAMAW Spokesman DeLane Adams did not more»

“Union Members Are Not Willing To Bargain Away Their Futures At Any Cost” - IBEW Local 1220 Strikes WTTW Channel 11 In Chicago After Contract Negotiations Stall

Published on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1220 has called for a Strike at Chicagoland’s PBS affiliate, Window to the World (WTTW) Communications. In a public show of support, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined the Union’s picket line earlier this week. Following nearly a year of difficult collective more»