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Did You See This? – An Estimated 260,000 Unionized South Korean Workers Strike Against Flexible Labor Market, Pension Reform

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) - Tens of Thousands of Unionized Workers Walked Out of Their Work Places Across South Korea on Friday (April 24th) Against Government Plans to Reform the Pension System for Public Servants and Introduce a More Flexible Labor Market. About 260,000 Unionized Workers Joined the One-Day Walkout Launched in 2,829 Work Places Across the more»

The National AFL-CIO Warns Congress Of The Dangers Of ‘Fast Track’ In A Wave Of Actions Held Across The U.S./More Than 10,000 Calls & Nearly 7,000 People Participate In Events Against ‘Bad’ Trade

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last Week, the National AFL-CIO and its Allies Placed 10,000 Calls to 49 Congressional Members and Two Senators, With an Additional 1,000 Calls Occurring on Saturday’s (April 25th) National Day of Action Against Fast-Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement From Virginia Alone. Since Fast Track Legislation Was more»

Citing Staffing Problems And Patient Care Concerns, Thousands Of Registered Nurses Are Getting Ready To Strike Nine Hospitals In The States Of California & Illinois

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
More Than 6,400 Registered Nurses (RNs) Will Hold Either a One or Two-Day Strike on April 30th and May 1st at Eight Hospitals in the State of California, as Well as at a Major Chicago Hospital. RNs Want Hospitals to Stop Endangering Patients by Implementing Safe Staffing Levels and Taking Steps to Retain Experienced RNs. They are Also Demanding Policies more»

NLRB May Chip Away At Right-To-Work Laws - Considers A Rule To Allow Unions To Charge Non-Members ‘Fair Share’ Fees To File

Published on Friday, April 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Federal Agency That Enforces Federal Labor Laws, is Contemplating a Rule Change That Would Chip Away at State Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws. The Potential Change Would Allow Unions to Charge Non-Members ‘Fair Share’ Fees to File Workplace Grievances With the Board. The Fees more»

Italian Fashion Retailer Benetton Pays $1.1 Million Into Bangladesh Factory Disaster Fund To Compensate Victims Of The Rana Plaza Factory Collapse Where 1,138 People Died

Published on Friday, April 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BANGLADESH, INDIA) - Italian Fashion Retailer Benetton Recently Announced it Would Pay $1.1 Million Into an International Fund to Compensate Victims of the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse in Bangladesh Two Years Ago in Which 1,138 People Died. Benetton, Which Initially Denied Using Any Firms Located in the Nine-Story Factory Complex Which Workers and Local more»

Boeing CEO Says If Employees Want Union In South Carolina, “We’ll Work With Them”

Published on Friday, April 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - Boeing Company Would be Willing to Work With a Union in South Carolina if the Employees Choose to Organize, the Planemaker’s Top Executive said Earlier This Week. CEO Jim McNerney’s Comments Came Less Than a Week After the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Withdrew its Petition for a Union more»

In Washington, D.C.: Contract Workers Employed In Federal Buildings Go Out On Strike To Demand Living Wages

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Contract Workers in Federal Buildings - Once Again - Walked Out and Rallied With Supporters on Wednesday (April 22nd) as They Continue Pressing the Federal Government to Raise Employment Standards.. Contract Workers in Federal Buildings, Including Cooks and Janitors, Went on Strike April 22nd to Protest Low Wages, Which Force Many of more»

Eight Allina Health Hospitals In Minnesota Agree To Raise The Minimum Wage Of 3,100 Service Workers Represented By SEIU To $15 An Hour

Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Allina Health Will Boost Pay for Service Union Workers Employed at its Twin Cities Hospitals in Minnesota to at Least $15 an Hour Under a Contract Ratified by the Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The Agreement Covers About 3,100 Workers at Eight Hospitals, Including United Hospital in St. more»

Unions Charge Walmart Shut Five Stores Over Labor Activism – Big Box Retailer's ‘Plumbing Problems’ Flush Out A Potentially Embarrassing Labor Situation

Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PICO RIVERA, CALIFORNIA) - The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Has Filed a Claim With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) That Walmart's Recent Closing of Five Stores Was Done in Retaliation for a History of Labor Activism at One of the Locations, Rather Than Because of the Plumbing Problems the Retailer Cited, The New York Times more»

Ohio Bill Would Effectively Bar Faculty Unions At Public Colleges

Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF OHIO) - Full-time Faculty Members at Public Institutions in the State of Ohio are Objecting to Proposed Legislation With Big Implications for Their Right to Organize Unions. Tucked Deep Into a 3,090-Page Budget Bill Pending Before the State’s House Finance Committee is Language That Would Reclassify Professors Who Participate in more»

Canadian Auto Workers Show One Way Out Of Tier 2 Wages

Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – CANADA) - As the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union This Year Seeks to Roll Back or Eliminate the Lower-Paying Tier 2 Wage System at The Detroit Three, There's a Model to the North That Auto Worker Lyle Little Likes. Unlike Entry-Level Hires in the United States, Little- Who Was Hired Into Ford's Oakville, Ontario, Assembly Plant in more»

More Than 8,500 UFCW-Represented Grocery Workers Employed At Stop & Shop & King Kullen Supermarkets In New York Overwhelmingly Ratify Contracts That Increase Wages & Maintains All Pension & Health Benefits

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 Announced Late Last Week the Member Ratification of New Contracts Agreements With Both the Stop & Shop and King Kullen Supermarket Chains That Impact More Than 8,500 Grocery Workers Across New York. “Both Negotiating Committees Did an Excellent Job. The Agreements Provide more»

UAW-Represented New York University Graduate Employees Ratify Contract, Which Covers More Than 1,200 Workers And Provides Them With Substantial Gains In Wages & Health Care

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) Have Announced the Ratification of the Contract With New York University (NYU), Which Covers More Than 1,200 Graduate Employees - Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee-UAW Local 2110, Who Perform Various Functions for the University, Including Teaching and Research. Once Again, This Makes NYU more»

NLRB Official Rejects McDonald's Bid For Union Documents/Board Rules Documents Sought By Fast Food Giant Could Have Been Used To Intimidate Employees

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Has Denied McDonald's Request for Documents From Groups Hired by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) That Could Have Revealed the Names of Current and Former Employees of the Fast Food Giant Who are Supporting the Union-Backed Campaign Demanding $15 Per Hour Wages and more»

Organized Labor’s Unified Message On The TPP: We Won't Be Fooled Again On Trade

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Here’s Organized Labor’s Unified Message Against President Obama’s Free Trade Agenda. It’s Simple: No Thanks, We’ve Been Here Before. “We Keep ‘Repeating’ the ‘Same Mistakes Over and Over Again,’” U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (Democrat-Maryland) Told POLITICO more»

What A Union Can Do For You: A Living Wage For Thousands Of New York City’s Public Workers

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - An Agreement That Was Reached Between American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 and the City of New York - Which Was Announced on Thursday (April 16th), Will Benefit Thousands of Low-Paid Public Workers, Including Job Training Participants. After Intensive Negotiations, AFSCME DC 37 and more»

The National AFL-CIO Seeks To Turn Democrats Against Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Labor Unions are Launching a New Advertising Campaign to Prod Democratic Lawmakers to Break With President Barack Obama on Free Trade. The National AFL-CIO Will Meet the Introduction of a Bill to Fast-Track Pacific Rim and European Pacts With a Six-Figure On-Line and Radio Advertising Campaign Targeting 16 Democrats in the Senate and more»

Good Organizing News: 13,500 San Bernardino, California Public Employees Vote To Become Teamsters/Workers Seek Strong Union Representation & Bargaining Clout

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA) - San Bernardino County Public Employees in California Have Voted to Affiliate With the Teamsters Union - Paving the Way for More Than 13,500 Workers to Have a More Secure Future, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Has Announced Earlier This Week. The Workers Voted Over the Past Several Weeks. About 61% Voted in Favor of more»

More Good Organizing News: 150 Workers Employed At Warren Steel Holdings In Ohio Vote For United Steelworker Representation

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, OHIO) - Employees of a Trumbull County, Ohio Manufacturer Have Voted to be Represented by the United Steelworkers Union (USW), it Was Announced Wednesday (April 15th). USW Officials Tell 21 News Workers at Warren Steel Holdings Approved Union Representation by a 2-to-1 Margin During Voting Held On Tuesday. USW Sub District Director more»

Bravo! Seattle Employer ‘Shocks’ Employees By Raising His Company's Minimum Wage - To $70,000 Per Year

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SEATTLE) – As Workers Across the Country Take to the Streets Today for the Fight For $15 in an Effort to Lift Up the Wages of Fast Food and Retail Workers, Here Comes the Story of Dan Price - the Founder of Seattle-Headquartered Gravity Systems, a Credit Card Processing Company Based, Which Has Literally Shocked His Employees. Price’s Idea more»

Hilton Doubletree Hotel Workers In Boston Vote To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BOSTON) - After a High-Profile, Two-Year Effort to Organize Workers at the Hilton Doubletree Suites Hotel, Involving a Boycott, a Sharply Divided Workforce, and an Appeal to Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg, a Majority of the Boston Hotel’s Employees Voted Late Last Week to Form a Union. Once Their First Contract is Negotiated, 130 Workers Will Become more»

It’s Concert Promotion Company Live Nation Vs. The Stagehands Union In Philadelphia

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - When Folksy WXPN-Favored Singer-Songwriter Rhiannon Giddens Showed Up for Her $42-a-Head Gig Late Last Week at the Theater for Living Arts (TLA) On South Street in Philadelphia, She’ll Was Welcomed by That Wonderful Ambassador of Philadelphia Conflict: the Giant Inflatable Union Rat. The Rat, Which Took its Position in more»

Unionized Faculty, Clerical Staff & On-Campus Police File Charge Against The University Of Massachusetts For Failure To Pay Negotiated Pay Hikes

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS) - The Massachusetts Society of Professors Filed a Charge of Prohibited Practices Against the University of Massachusetts Last Week, Alleging the University Has Refused to Pay Out Negotiated Salary Increases, www.masslive.com Reports. Massachusetts Society of Professors Union President Randy Phillis said the Union Hopes Filing of more»

University Of California Doctors Strike Again Over Unfair Labor Practices

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - University of California (UC) Doctors at the Northern Campus Student Health Centers are Out on Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) Through April 15th. It’s the Second Strike This Year for the Doctors, Who are Members of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Union of American more»

Across That State, Illinois, Cities & Counties Formally Reject Republican Governor Rauner’s Anti-Union Proposals

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) - Across the State of Illinois, Municipalities are Rejecting the Turnaround Agenda of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, Which Calls for Changes to the Prevailing Wage and Workers Compensation Systems, as Well as the Creation Of as Yet Unconstitutional Right-To-Work (For Less) Zones. The Agenda’s Being Tackled by City Councils more»

Atlanta, Which Leads The Nation In Income Inequality, Needs Unions

Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ATLANTA) - While Income Inequality in Atlanta Tops the Charts, the City's Staggering Income Disparity Between the Haves and Have-Nots Does Not Exist In A Vacuum - Across the Country, Income Inequality Continues to Grow at a Troubling Rate, While Union Membership Falls. For the Second Year in a Row, Atlanta Ranks No. 1 Among American Cities With the more»

IAM Faces Heavy Opposition From Elected Officials Over Upcoming Union Election At South Carolina Boeing Manufacturing Plant

Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - Republican North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey Gave a Misleading Interview Last Week to Local Press About a High-Stakes Union Election at the City’s Boeing Factory. Some 3,200 Production Employees Will Decide On April 22nd Whether to Join the International Association of Machinists (IAM). Summey Was Urging more»

Part-Time Faculty Unionization Spreads Across Boston, Throughout Country

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BOSTON) - When Tufts University’s Part-Time Faculty Unionized in September of 2013, They Were at the Forefront of a Growing Movement for Better Working Conditions for Adjuncts Across the Greater Boston Area. By Now, Adjuncts at Boston University, Northeastern University, Lesley University and Bentley University Have Also Formed Their Own Unions and more»

Long Beach, California Approves Historic Project Labor Agreement With Unions For City Construction Projects

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA) - Union Workers Will Have an Easier Time Getting a Job on Public Construction Projects After the Long Beach City Council Approved Signing of a Historic Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Earlier This Week, One Which is More Expansive Than Any Other City in the State of California. The Five-Year Deal With the Los Angeles/Orange Counties more»

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Buy American: Chinese-Made San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bay Continues To Fall Apart As Media Reports The Bridge's Anchor Rods May Be Snapping

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Here We Go Again: There are Serious Problems With the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The San Francisco Chronicle Reports One of the Anchor Rods in the Bridge’s Eastern Span May Have Snapped. An Ultrasonic Test Performed in Late March Indicates the Steel Fastener May be as Much as Six Inches Shorter Than the Other Rods, more»

A Warning For Working People Across The United States: ALEC Anti-Union Agenda Goes ‘Local’ In Kentucky

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF KENTUCKY) - The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is Already Notorious for Pushing a Corporate Agenda in State Capitols, But the Secretive Group is Not Satisfied With Promoting Union-Busting Legislation at Just the State Level - Now, ALEC is Setting its Sights on Local Governments, Too. Kentucky’s the Testing Grounds for more»

Via The New York Post: American Apparel Hires Consultant To Thwart Its Factory Employees From ‘Going Union’

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - The Cash-Strapped Clothing Chain American Apparel Has Hired a Consultant to Warn its Factory Workers About Labor Unions as an Effort To Organize the Company’s Workforce Escalates, The New York Post Has Learned. Starting Last Week, Restive Workers at the Retailer’s LA-Area Factories - Hit by Layoffs and Furloughs Since the more»

Las Vegas Culinary, Bartenders Unions Reach Tentative Deal With MGM Grand

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LAS VEGAS) - Unions Representing Bartenders, Food and Drink Servers, Cooks, Porters, Guest Room Attendants and Other Hospitality Positions Have Reached a Tentative Agreement With The MGM Grand on a Four-Year Contract Renewal. The Recently Announced Deal Covers 4,000 Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Whose more»

Four-Plus-Month-Long Brooklyn Car Wash Strike Over As Workers Win Landmark Pact That Features Wage Hikes, Strong Workers Protections & $1,500 Signing Bonus

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - After More Than Four Months On Strike During the Coldest Winter in Recent Memory, Carwasheros at the Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn Have Won a Landmark Contract Agreement That Includes Wage Hikes, Strong Worker Protections and a $1,500-Per-Person Signing Bonus, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Has Announced. The more»

Another Union Win: United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America-Represented Workers In Massachusetts Ratify New Contract After Three-Week Long Strike

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS) - On March 6th, After a Militant, Three-Week Long Strike, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 279 Ratified a Contract With Weir Valves and Controls in Ipswich, Massachusetts – a Workers’ Action That Illustrates the Accomplishments That are Possible When Trade Unions are Willing to Take more»

Republicans Unveil Their Plan To Take Health Care Away From As Many As 20 Million Americans

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Centerpiece of the House and Senate Republican Budgets is a Plan to Take Away Health Care From Anywhere From 14.3 Million to 20.5 Million Americans. How? Republicans Plan to First Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Convert Medicaid Funding Into a Block Grant. The House Budget Has Been Analyzed in Greater Detail, But Senate more»

Calling It ‘Family Friendly,’ Republicans Propose Weakening Overtime Laws

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Did You See This One? Just a Week or So Ago, Republican Senators Reintroduced a Bill Intended to Address the Country’s Lack of Paid Family Leave. The Bill, the Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act, Would Let Employers Give Their Workers an Option to Put Their Earned Overtime Hours Toward Paid Family Leave, Rather more»

United Auto Worker Membership Increases - Continues To Climb

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) – Membership in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Grew by More Than 12,000 in 2014, the Union is Reporting in its Labor Organization Annual Report, Which Was Filed Earlier This Week With the U.S. Department of Labor. The Report Shows UAW Membership at 403,466 in 2014, Compared to 391,415 in 2013. It’s the Fifth Straight Year of more»

State Education Budget Update: NYSUT Rejects Governor Cuomo's Teacher Evaluation Sham

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) say Changes to the Teacher Evaluation and Tenure Laws Contained in the State Budget are a Disgrace. NYSUT - a Statewide Union With More Than 600,000 Members in Education, Human Services and Health Care, Released the Following Statement. The Teacher Evaluation System Imposed by Governor more»

ILA-Represented Longshoremen Approve Local Contract, Ending 18-Month Labor Standoff At Baltimore Port

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Members of Baltimore's Largest Dockworkers Union Have Agreed to a New Local Labor Contract, Ending a Nearly 18-Month Standoff That Both Sides said Threatened the Long-Term Viability of the Port. Members of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) Local 333 Voted by a Thin Margin to Approve the Contract Negotiated by more»

President Obama Vetoes GOP Bill On Union Elections

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Tuesday (March 31st), President Obama Vetoed a Republican Effort to Overturn Controversial Union Voting Rules. Congress Had Passed a Resolution of Disapproval This Month On a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruling That Sped Up Union Elections. Republicans Dubbed it an “Ambush Election” Rule, Arguing it Would more»

Cesar Chavez Day March Shines Light On Los Angeles Produce Workers' Rights

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - A March by Labor Activists On Cesar Chavez Day Tuesday (March 31st) is Helping Shine a Spotlight On the Rights of Los Angeles Produce Workers and Exposing What the Workers Call "an Underground Economy" in the Produce Industry, Which Includes Both Good and Bad Employers. Representatives of the Teamsters Union Who Marched say They are in more»

NYSUT President Magee Calls For Test Boycott

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Appearing On the Capitol Pressroom Radio Show and Then Spent a Few Minutes With a Gaggle of Reporters at the State Capitol in Albany On Monday (March 30th), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Karen Magee Talked About the Pending Budget Deal to Revamp Teacher Evaluations. While Magee Stressed she Hadn’t Seen the more»

AFSCME Cancels Indiana Conference Over 'Un-American' Discrimination Law

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It Turns Out There's a Cost for Legalizing Discrimination, as Indiana is Now Finding Out. One of the Latest to Cancel an Upcoming Event in Indiana Because of That State's New License-to-Discriminate Law is the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Which Announced Monday (March 30th) That the Union is more»

In An Effort To Raise Awareness About The Plight Of Minor League Players Who Often Make Less Than Minimum Wage, The UFCW Passes Out Leaflets At Cactus League Games

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TAMPA, FLORIDA) - In an Effort To Raise Awareness Among Baseball Fans About the Plight Of Minor League Players Who Often Make Less Than Minimum Wage, the United Food & Commercial Workers' (UFCW) Union Passed Out Leaflets at Four Spring Training Games Over the Weekend, Including Two Cactus League Games in the Valley On Sunday. "We’re Leafleting more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: NYSUT President Magee On The State Budget Agreement - “Legislature Mitigated Some Of The ‘Worst’ Elements of Governor Cuomo's ‘Toxic Agenda’ After Parents and Teachers ‘Stood Up’ To His Bullying”

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Karen Magee Released the Following Comments On the State Budget Agreement This Afternoon (Monday, March 30th): "The Legislature, Led by the Assembly, Mitigated Some of the ‘Worst’ Elements of Governor Cuomo's ‘Toxic Agenda’ After Parents and Teachers ‘Stood Up’ to His more»

The NLRB Approves Election For South Carolina Machinists At Boeing

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) – Hard-Working Union Members in the State of South Carolina Have a Message for Boeing Workers in North Charleston: Get the Facts, Don’t be Intimidated and Vote to Go Union With the International Association of Machinists (IAM). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Approved an Agreement Between the IAM more»

Fighting Until The Very End: Thousands Rally In Manhattan To Protect Our Schools

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - Sparse, Tiny Snowflakes Tickled Eyeballs as a Couple of Thousand Protesters Gazed Up Toward Governor Andrew Cuomo's High-Rise Office Building On Third Avenue In Midtown Manhattan Saturday (March 28th) Afternoon. New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union President Karen Magee - One of Several Inspirational Speakers, Told the Crowd That, more»

New AFSCME-Negotiated Emergency Medical Service Professionals’ Contract Promotes Safety, Raises Pay & Protects Health Care Across 13 Californian Counties

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Professionals Working in 13 Counties Across California Have Voted to Ratify a New Three-Year Agreement With the Ambulance Company, American Medical Response (AMR), Representatives of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Workers (AFSCME) Union Announced. The Deal Will Improve more»

The Incredible Hulk Goes To War With Billionaire David Koch – Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls For The Smithsonian Institute To Cut Its Ties With The Koch Brothers

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Actor Who Plays The Incredible Hulk in the Avengers’ Movies - Activist Mark Ruffalo - Went After Climate Denier David Koch On Twitter Calling for the Smithsonian Institute to Cut Ties With the Koch Brothers. Three Dozen Scientists Recently Sent an Open Letter to the Washington, D.C.-Based National Museum Of Natural more»