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More Good Union Organizing News: KCBS-AM Staff In San Francisco Vote To Join Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Employees at KCBS-AM in San Francisco overwhelmingly voted late last week in favor of joining the 160,000 Media and Entertainment Professionals who are part of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Union, SAG-AFTRA Officials have announced. Production Assistants, Writers and more»

How Sunday Stopped Being Special For The American Worker - Following The Rest Of The Retail Industry, Walmart Gets Rid Of Sunday Premium Pay Altogether

Published on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
This month, Workers who’ve been with Walmart for at least five years received a one-time bump in their paychecks. A couple hundred extra dollars is usually welcome, but this time, it actually symbolizes a loss: No longer will those Workers receive Premium Pay for their Sunday shifts, as the idea of compensating people for toiling on what some more»

With Coffins Lining The Street In Grand Rapids, Michigan - Union Members Call On Republican Governor Rick Snyder To Resign Over The Flint Water Crisis

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN) – As Republican Governor Rick Snyder visited a Fuller Avenue business Monday (March 14th) afternoon, sign-toting Union Members from the Muskegon area lined the street in protest – along with 10 wooden coffins. One word was taped on each of the first nine coffins, with a question mark stamped on the tenth: How many more more»

Protesters In France Take To Streets Over Proposed Changes To Labor Law

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PARIS, FRANCE) - Firing an Employee in France often means a court date, months of hearings and hefty payouts under the country’s 3,400-page Labor Code. Employers hate the thick book, but Workers - those lucky enough to have jobs - love it. Last week, thousands went into the streets across France to protect it, demonstrating against a new government more»

An Important Reminder From Our Canadian Teamster Brothers & Sisters: Remember - Unions Allow You To ‘Make’ A Life, ‘Not Just A Living’

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
You may not always recognize it, but our work life directly impacts home life – no matter what type of situation you are in. Stresses from work can spill over into family life and vice versa. From low wages to being overworked, we can’t help but be impacted by how we make a living. But by being a Member of a Union, it can help with that more»

Uniformed Firefighters Association Union Calls On Mayor To Reverse Bloomberg 'Mistake,’ An Alleged Union-Busting Maneuver Preventing First Responders From Answering Calls For Help As Quickly As Possible

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - An alleged Union-Busting Maneuver undertaken under the old Bloomberg Administration is preventing First Responders from answering calls for help as quickly as possible, according to a new report - and the Union representing City Firefighters is calling on Mayor de Blasio to reverse the decision, pronto. Before he finally left office more»

NLRB Hearing on Staples Deal ‘Finally Gets to the Heart of the Matter’ - Hearing Room is Cleared When Secret Documents Are Discussed

Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on charges that the United States Postal Service (USPS) illegally subcontracted work to Staples resumed last week after months of procedural wrangling – and finally got to the substance of the dispute. In an opening statement, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) offered its more»

UFCW-Represented Stop & Shop Workers In Massachusetts Authorize Strike – 10,000 Could Walk If Agreement Is Not Reached

Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS) – The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445, which represents about 10,000 Workers at Massachusetts-based Supermarket Chain Stop & Shop, has voted to authorize a Strike if it can't reach agreement on a new contract with the company. About 2,000 UFCW Local 1445 Members participated in the vote Sunday more»

International Association Of Machinists Union Signs Hawaiian Airlines Contracts Covering More Than 2,000 Workers – Five-Year Deal Provides Pay Increases, Enhanced Job Security & ‘Holds The Line’ On Health Care Costs

Published on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(HONOLULU, HAWAII) - During a ceremony held at Hawaiian Airlines' headquarters last week, the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Union and Hawaiian Airlines signed recently-ratified agreements covering more than 2,200 Mechanic and Related, Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet Service and Passenger Service Employees at the carrier. "These agreements more»

From Our Labor Friends North Of The Border, An Important Reminder: Think About It - What If There Were ‘No’ Unions?

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
You cannot talk about Labor History without mentioning Unions – they’ve been essential in the formation of workplace laws and standards. But to really understand the role they play, take a minute and imagine if there were no Unions: No Collective Bargaining - Collective Bargaining is one of the pillars of belonging to a Union, and without it more»

United Steelworkers-Represented National Grid Gas Workers In Boston Protest Ahead Of Contract Expiration/Union Representing 800 Employees Claim Utility Company’s Practice Of Hiring Outside Contractors Puts Public At Risk

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BOSTON) – With a critical contract expiration deadline just days away, Members of a local gas Union representing 800 National Grid Employees protested at the State House earlier this week, claiming the utility company’s practice of hiring outside contractors puts the public at risk. “We feel like it is ‘unacceptable’ and more»

Workers Are Literally Flocking To Unions In The State Of Connecticut – State Added 38,000 New Members In 2015, Representing The Sharpest Gain Of ‘Any’ State In The Northeast

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT) – In the State of Connecticut, Labor Unions added 38,000 new Members in 2015, according to government estimates, which equates to a surge of nearly 17% that has pushed Connecticut Membership totals to 269,000 – and also represents the sharpest gain of any state in the Northeast. Nationally, Unions gained 216,000 Members more»

Maybe They’re ‘Getting It Now:’ Right-To-Work Bill In Montana Draws NO Support Except For Sponsor

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(HELENA, MONTANA) – No one but the sponsor testified for a Right-To-Work (for less) Bill for State Employees this week in Helena, Montana - but more than 30 people stood up against it. House Bill 462, submitted by Republican Representative Art Wittich, would change State Law so that State Employees would not be required to become Union Employees as a more»

In What’s Being Described As A ‘Huge Victory’ For The Drivers Who Wanted A Union In Their Workplace, The NLRB Orders FedEx Freight To Bargain With Teamsters Local 439

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered FedEx Freight to cease and desist from refusing to bargain with Teamsters Local 439, which equates to a huge victory for the Drivers who voted 33-to-12 to form their Union in March 2015. The case is yet another example of how FedEx is trampling on the federally protected rights more»

No Surprise Here: Construction Projects Suffer From A Shortage Of Skilled Trades - ‘Baby Boomers’ Are Retiring & Millennials Aren’t Interested In ‘Picking Up The Slack’

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TAMPA, FLORIDA) - There are more than a dozen high-rise or mid-rise residential projects on drawing boards in the downtown Tampa area and at least three more are in the works in downtown St. Petersburg. Tampa International Airport is in the second year of a $1 billion overhaul. National Hockey League (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s more»

Oreo Bakers Union, Chicago Snack-Maker Mondelez Begin Contract Talks Amid Company’s Move Of Manufacturing To Mexico To “Increase Profit Margins”

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - Labor negotiations between Mondelez International, which owns the Nabisco Plant on Chicago's Southwest Side, and its largest Union at the plant - the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers (BCTGM) - are set to begin today (Tuesday, February 23rd) amid anticipated layoffs and the Union's ongoing efforts to prevent them. Last more»

“This Is A Landmark Contract” - CWA-Represented New York City Traffic Agents Ratify Contract By 99% - Agents Pay To Increase By 10%

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s Traffic Enforcement Agents, who are represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1182, have overwhelmingly ratified their first contract in almost six years. Local 1182 members voted 1,784-to-14 in favor of the agreement that was reached with the Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration last more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: CSEA Wins Dispute Over Retroactive Contract Imposed By Onondaga County, Public Employees Will Get To Vote On New Contract

Published on Monday, February 22, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - Two days after the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) challenged the legality of an Onondaga County-imposed contract, the county has agreed to meet the Union's requests. CSEA Members will get a chance to vote on a retroactive contract that had been recently imposed by the Onondaga County Legislature, which prompted the Union more»

Labor Unions & Housing Activists Begin Push To Sway New York City Council On Zoning Proposals

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - Now that New York City Council Members have had a chance to recover from the more than 20 hours of public testimony that was recently given on zoning proposals, a host of Labor Unions and activists are beginning to push their preferences in private. Both affordable housing advocates and a Construction Union Trade Group are promoting a more»

One Huge Reason Why The Next Supreme Court Appointments Will Matter For Workers

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Seattle’s Lydia DePillis is a Reporter focusing on Labor, business, and housing. She previously worked at The New Republic and Washington City Paper. To Directly Access her Labor News Column, Go to: more»

Interesting Report: Group Of Chicago-Area Unions & Back Bills That Would Force Large Corporations To Pay A Fine If They Don’t Pay Workers A Living Wage

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - A group of Chicago-area Labor Unions and progressive groups are backing a bill that would punish large companies who don’t pay their Workers a Living Wage. The Responsible Business Act (RBA) would charge corporations who employ more than 750 Cook County Workers at less than $15 per hour fees for paying what advocates call poverty-level more»

Union-Represented Taxi Drivers Seek City Protection From Uber In New York City

Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 100 Taxi Drivers and supporters rallied outside City Hall earlier this week, demanding that Uber and Lyft roll back their 15% fare cuts from last month and urging the city to enact regulations to protect driving as a full-time profession. “We are ‘not going to let some Wall Street darling’ come into our city more»

United Steelworkers & Mexican Miners’ Union Accuse Asarco & Its Parent Firm Of Violating Workers’ Rights On Both Sides Of The Border

Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) and the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Allied Workers of the Mexican Republic (Los Mineros) filed a complaint on Thursday (February 17th) accusing Mexican mining conglomerate Grupo Mexico and its U.S. subsidiary, Asarco, of violating Workers’ Rights on both sides of the border. The complaint, more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: USW Says There’s ‘No Hope’ Of Saving 1,400 Jobs As Indianapolis’s Carrier Corporation Moves To Mexico, Union Officials Say Company Intends To Pay Workers There Just $6 An Hour

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(INDIANAPOLIS) - United Steelworkers (USW) Officials Representatives met with representatives of the Carrier Corporation earlier this week in an effort to try and come up with a resolution before the company takes its work to Mexico. However, USW Local 1999 President Chuck Jones says there’s no hope of saving 1,400 jobs at the Indianapolis plant more»

CSEA Charges Onondaga County With Breaking The Law By Approving Three-Year Retroactive Contract, Public Employees Union Says County “Never Asked” For Multi-Year Extension

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - Onondaga County's largest Public Employees Union says the county “broke the law” by approving a three-year retroactive contract last week. On Tuesday (February 16th), the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) said state law invalidates the contract approved by the county legislature last Thursday (February 11th). more»

Teamster-Represented Mechanics Vote To Strike After Rejecting United Airlines' Final Offer That Featured A Two-Tiered Wage System

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Teamster-represented Mechanics voted overwhelmingly Tuesday (February 16th) to reject United Airlines' final offer and authorize a Strike, Union Officials announced. There are more than 9,000 Mechanics in the Teamsters/United Airlines Bargaining Unit and more than 93% of those Mechanics who voted cast ballots against the company's more»

New National AFL-CIO Report On The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Highlights Lack Of Worker Protections

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - During a conference call held Tuesday (February 16th) in Washington, National AFL-CIO Director of International Affairs Cathy Feingold and AFL-CIO Trade Policy Specialist Celeste Drake discussed a newly-released AFL-CIO Report: A Gold Standard for Workers? The State of Labor Rights in Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries – which more»

Disturbing Worker Report: New OSHA Rule Reveals Slaughterhouse Worker Amputations - In The First Nine Months Of 2015, Workers In Meat-Packing Plants Owned By Tyson Foods Averaged At Least One Amputation A Month

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
In the first nine months of 2015, Workers employed in meat-packing plants owned by Tyson Foods averaged at least one amputation a month. That report was gleaned from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Celeste Monforton, a George Washington University Occupational Health Professor. Monforton writes on her blog that she sought the data because more»

How About This? In Rhode Island, ‘Unions Still Rule’ - Membership May Be Down, But As Construction Sector Eyes Rebound, Labor's Political Power Remains Formidable

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND) - When a proposal to build the first new hotel in Providence in nearly a decade ran into opposition last summer, a few hundred Unionized Contractors and Laborers filled the City Council's ornate chambers. They squeezed together on the elegant wooden benches and stood along the back of the room. Half of them were unemployed more»

Could The Death Of Justice Scalia Mean A Positive U.S. Supreme Court Ruling For Organized Labor In The Friedrichs V. California Teachers Case?

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia due to a heart attack over the weekend, could this mean a positive and upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling for Organized Labor in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case – a decision that would impact more than five million Workers in 23 States and Washington, D.C. more»

Interesting Labor Perspective From Economy Hub Reporter Michael Hiltzik: The ‘Untold Story’ - How Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Death Blew Up An Anti-Union Group's Grand Legal Strategy

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
The Anti-Union lawsuit known as Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is widely viewed as one of the leading casualties of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death. What's less well-known is how the Anti-Union Plaintiffs connived to fast-track the case through the federal judiciary in order to get it before the court while it still harbored a more»

CSEA Western Region 6 Members Take The Polar Plunge – Brave The Chilly Waters Of Lake Ontario To Raise Needed Funds For Special Olympics New York

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - With sub-zero wind chills at their back, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region Members braved the chilly waters of Lake Ontario on Sunday (February 14th) to raise necessary funds and awareness for Special Olympics New York. Now in its 16th year, more than 1,800 participants signed up to take the plunge in 2016. more»

New Study Show U.S. Economy Would Lose $65 Billion If Prevailing Wage Was Repealed Nationally

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor News Story is Chaz Bolte, a Pittsburgh native who attended Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Bolte is a contributor to several on-line publications, including We Party Patriots and Addicting Info. You can directly access this Labor News Story at: more»

West Virginia Republicans Override Governor’s Veto Of Contentious Right-To-Work Law, West Virginia Now Becomes 26th State Across U.S. With RTW (For Less) Law

Published on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA) – Democratic West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin had opposed a Right-To-Work Bill (RTW - for less) in his state, but Republicans in the Legislature overrode his veto of the contentious RTW Bill on Friday (February 12th). The swift override means that a majority of U.S. States now have Right-To-Work Laws, with West more»

CSEA President Danny Donohue Re-Elected To Unprecedented Seventh Term

Published on Friday, February 12, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members have re-elected President Danny Donohue and his leadership slate to an unprecedented seventh term, which begins on March 1st. Also returning to office for four-year terms are CSEA Executive Vice President Mary Sullivan and Statewide Secretary Denise Berkley. “These are more»

Love With A ‘Union Label’ On Valentine’s Day

Published on Friday, February 12, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
Why not give your valentine some Union-Made sweets this Sunday (February 14th), toast your love with champagne that carries a Union Label or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good Union-Made scents. It turns out there are many Union-Made treats you can give out on Valentine's Day. For example, the iconic Necco Candy Sweethearts Conversation more»

The American Federation Of Government Employees Backs Bill To Boost Transportation Security Administration Worker Labor Protections Granted To Other Federal Workers

Published on Friday, February 12, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represents Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Employees, is "enthusiastically" backing a bill from House Democrats to provide them with Labor Protections that are currently granted to other Federal Workers. U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson more»

How About This One? Newly Elected Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Tells Labor Unions - “You’ll Have A Friend In The Governor’s Office”

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA) - While speaking at a Louisiana Building and Construction Trades Council (LBCTC) meeting this month, newly-elected Governor John Bel Edwards informed Union Members and Leaders that “they will have a friend in the governor’s office.” In a run-off election to replace former Governor and Republican Presidential more»

Group Of More Than 200 Specialized Workers Employed At The Newport News Shipyard Finally Win Their Long-Running Fight For Union Representation

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA) - More than 200 Specialized Workers at Newport News Shipbuilding, which is considered crucial to the yard's operation, have won a long-running fight to be represented by a Union. Negotiations began this week between Huntington Ingalls Industries, the shipyard's parent company, and the International Association of Machinists and more»

United Steelworkers & Four American Paper Manufacturers Win Illegal Trade Practices Case Against China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal & Australia

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C) – The United Steelworkers (USW) and four American Paper Manufacturers have won their Illegal Trade Practices Case against China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia. The unanimous and affirmative vote was issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) earlier this week on the petitions brought at both the ITC and the more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Calls On The State To Make A “Greater Investment” In Public Higher Education

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – On Monday (February 8th), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union reminded state lawmakers that a "college degree is ‘no longer just an option,’ but rather a ‘prerequisite’ in many industries." As such, the state's Public University Systems require an investment greater than that proposed in the more»

CWA-Represented New York City Traffic Agents Reach Seven-Year Tentative Agreement

Published on Monday, February 8, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK) - New York City Traffic Enforcement Agents, Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1182, have reached a Tentative seven-Year Agreement with the city that includes raises and a signing bonus, the Union announced. The 2,100 Agents issue parking tickets and direct traffic throughout the city. "I’m ‘thrilled’ a more»

Do You Get The Feeling That Something ‘Good’ Is Happening Here? - Union Membership Creeps Upward In The South

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
Over the last year, the share of U.S. Workers belonging to Unions held steady at 11.1%, according to recently-released data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - but the new BLS figures also show Unions made surprising gains in a region where Labor faces some of its biggest legal and political obstacles to organizing: the U.S. South. In the 13 Southern more»

SEIU-Represented Twin Cities Security Officers In Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota Reach Tentative Agreement On Landmark New Contract, Win $15 For All Officers

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Twin Cities Security Officers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 have reached a Tentative Agreement for a ground-breaking new contract, Union Officials announced earlier this week. All current Officers will achieve a minimum of $15-an-hour Wage and all future Officers will be on a path more»

Why Do Republicans Hate Unions? Because They’re A Threat To Corporate Control

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
Unions have been fiercely attacked since their emergence in the United States during the Industrial Revolution. While it is true that Labor Unions have had their own set of unique and troubling problems, ranging from insufficient organization to outright corruption, the most harrowing opposition they’ve faced throughout history has been from the more»

The Big Game’s On Sunday & Here’s Your Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

Published on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and while some of our larger and faster Union Brothers from the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers; who are Members of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) - will be battling it out in Santa Clara; California at Super Bowl 50. And while the Super Bowl carries a Union Label; from players to broadcast more»

Thousands Take To The Streets During Downtown Rush Hour As The Chicago Teachers Union Voices Its Opposition To The School District's Move To Slash Budgets & Stop Paying Much Of Teachers' Pension Contributions

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - Throngs of protesters organized by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) clogged Loop streets during Thursday (February 4th) evening’s rush hour to voice opposition to the Chicago Public School District's move to slash budgets and stop paying much of the Teachers' Pension Contributions. The show of force by the Union's rank-and-file came three more»

Teamsters Applaud Agreement Ending Misclassification At Port Of Oakland - Enhanced Project Labor Agreement Upholds Prevailing Wage For Drivers

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Construction Truck Drivers at the Port of Oakland will be protected from Employee Misclassification and receive the Prevailing Wage, thanks to an enhanced Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that was recently passed - unanimously - by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Under the agreement, trucking brokers must commit to paying more»

National AFL-CIO Delivers One Million Anti-TPP Petitions To Congress

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As representatives of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement countries meet in New Zealand to officially sign the trade deal, its prospects of going into effect remain uncertain at best. The pact does not enjoy majority support in Congress and changes that some members are demanding are strongly opposed by other TPP more»

Hailed As A 'Pioneer' - Willie James, The First Black President Of Bus And Subway Workers Union In New York City, Passes Away At The Age Of 73

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - Willie James, the first African American president of the Bus and Subway Workers Union in the city, has passed away, Transit Workers United (TWU) Local 100 Officials announced earlier this week. James, 73, headed TWU Local 100 between 1996 and 2000. He was appointed to the post by the executive board before eventually winning election. more»