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With Deadline Having Passed, American Federation Of Government Employees-U.S. Transportation Security Administration Contract Negotiations That Impacts 45,000 Workers Are At A Standstill

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The contract between the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Union representing its workforce expired on Wednesday (December 9th), and as the deadline passed, the two sides still appear to be gridlocked. Without reaching an agreement, the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Federation of more»

Investigative Report From The New York Times Finds NYC Construction Deaths Doubled From 2014 To 2015 - With Majority Of Injuries Suffered By Undocumented Immigrants

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - An investigative report from The New York Times has determined that the number of fatalities and injuries on Construction Sites in New York City surged in the last two years, partially due to what they label “woefully inadequate” safety conditions. Using data from the New York City Buildings Department, The Times reported more»

The New York Times Reports A New Study Shows Walmart’s Imports From China Displaced 400,000 American Jobs

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Imports from China by Walmart, the Nation’s Largest Retailer and Biggest Importer, eliminated or displaced over 400,000 jobs in the United States between 2001 and 2013, according to an estimate by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a progressive research group that has long targeted Walmart’s policies. The jobs, mostly in manufacturing, more»

Could This Be A ‘Wave Of The Future’ For Organized Labor? Teamster Union Pension Funds Purchases $20 Million Long Island City Commercial Property As An Investment

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 813’s Pension Fund and Teamsters Local 27 IBT Pension Fund are getting into the real estate game as investors for the first time, The Commercial Observer has learned. The Pension Fund affiliated with Local 813, which represents New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Employees in the Private Sanitation, more»

How About This: Trump Las Vegas Workers ‘Go Union’ – Vote To Join The Culinary Workers & Bartenders Union

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - After two days of voting in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election, a majority of Workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have voted to be represented by Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 of UNITE HERE, Union Officials announced Monday (December 7th). More than 500 of the more»

‘Jobs to Move America’ Blows Whistle on Los Angeles Bus Builder

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - While the revival of the American Manufacturing Sector builds momentum, along with the fight to earn a Fair Wage in this Country, there is a component of accountability that sometimes gets overlooked. Are the companies that promise domestic production and good jobs actually following through? One Chinese company that made such promises, more»

10 Of 14 Killed In San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Were Union Members – SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry: "The SEIU Family Suffered A Profound And Terrible Loss.”

Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA) - Ten of the 14 people killed in the shooting rampage in Southern California last week were members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), according to the Union. SEIU 721, the Los Angeles-based local that represented the victims, said at least another three of its Members were injured in the massacre in San more»

The Plight Of Non-Represented Temporary Workers: Gruesome Accidents At Texas Manufacturer Leave Workers ‘Skinned’

Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TEMPLE, TEXAS) - Twice in 14 months, MooreCo Incorporated Temporary Workers were seriously injured when inadequately guarded machines pulled them in, removing skin from the wrist up to the shoulder in the most recent incident, and from the wrist down in an earlier incident. As a result of the earlier incident, the Employee's fingertips were also more»

Fired Workers Deliver 1,000 Signatures To Marks Dairy Farm, Demanding An End To Intimidation & Retaliation

Published on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOWVILLE, NEW YORK) - The Workers’ Center of Central New York will hold a rally for dignity and respect on Monday (December 7th) morning at Marks Dairy Farms in Lowville (Located just north of Syracuse and Rome) as Workers will deliver a petition to management with 1,000 signatures to protest the firing of two Workers and calling for an end to more»

Kohler Resumes Contract Talks With Striking United Auto Workers

Published on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(KOHLER, WISCONSIN) - Negotiations have resumed between the Kohler Company and the United Auto Workers (UAW), which represents 2,100 Production Workers who’ve been on Strike since mid-November. Kohler Spokesman Todd Weber said Friday (December 4th) that the two sides met earlier this week and more talks are scheduled for next week. UAW Local 833 more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Volkswagen Skilled Trades Employees Vote Overwhelmingly For Union Representation With United Auto Workers Local 42 – UAW Officials Applaud Workers ‘Courage & Persistence,’ Urge VW To ‘Respect’ Decision

Published on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - Skilled Trades Employees at Volkswagen’s (VW) Chattanooga Plant in Tennessee have voted overwhelmingly to designate United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 42 as their Union Representative for the purpose of initiating Collective Bargaining, the Union announced Friday (December 4th). In a two-day election that was held this week on more»

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Found Guilty On One Of Three Counts Connected To Deadly West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion - U.S. Labor Secretary Says Blankenship Conviction On Workplace Safety ‘Sends A Message’

Published on Friday, December 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - A U.S. District Court Jury in Charleston, West Virginia has convicted ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship of a misdemeanor count connected to a deadly Coal Mine Explosion that killed 29. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says the conviction of Blankenship sends a message that "no Mine Operator is above the law." Perez more»

Chicago-Area Workers At Two Different Coca-Cola Plants Go On Strike – Teamsters-Represented Workers Protest Unfair Labor Practices

Published on Friday, December 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) – Union-represented Chicago-area Workers at two different Coca-Cola plants are on Strike this week as Teamsters Local 727 is protesting Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs), some of which are related to on-going contract negotiations, reports The Chicago Tribune. The Workers' Contract expired at midnight on Tuesday (December 1st), and the two more»

27,000-Member Chicago Teachers Union Sets Strike Vote For December 9th Through The 11th

Published on Friday, December 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - Continuing to ramp up the pressure on a district that has threatened thousands of layoffs, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) this week announced its Members will take a strike vote on December 9th, 10th and 11th. The House of Delegates, the CTU’s governing body of about 800, was informed of the vote Wednesday (December 2nd) evening in a more»

Via CrainsNewYork: NYC Mayor Signs Law Creating Labor Enforcement Office - Policing Of Paid-Sick-Leave & Transit-Benefit Mandates Could Shift, Increasing Burden On Businesses

Published on Friday, December 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week signed a new office into existence that will enforce the City’s Paid-Sick-Leave Law and other mandates on City businesses. The Department of Consumer Affairs currently enforces the Paid-Sick-Leave Law, but it was not clear if the new Office of Labor Standards would be housed under more»

White House Says President Obama Will Sign $305B Highway Bill To Be Introduced This Week By Lawmakers In The House & Senate

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Obama will sign the $305 billion Highway Bill introduced this week by lawmakers in the House and Senate, the White House said Wednesday (December 2nd). The 1,300-page Bill, paid for with gas tax revenue and a package of $70 billion in offsets from other areas of the Federal Budget, calls for spending approximately $205 more»

Get This: The United States Postal Service Will USPS Pay Oakland Maintenance Postal Employees Nearly $2 Million For Over Staffing

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - In 2010, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 78 filed a grievance over the United States Postal Service (USPS) failing to staff or work all of required work-hours at the Oakland P&DC and Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) as required by the MS-47 Handbook. The USPS is required to maintain Staffing Levels as determined by more»

American Airlines Workers Represented By The CWA & Teamsters Unions Ratify Groundbreaking Agreement - Nearly 15,000 Passenger Service Workers Win Industry-Leading Wages & Working Conditions

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Union-represented Passenger Service Workers employed by American Airlines, who are Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and Communications Workers of America (CWA), have voted to ratify a groundbreaking five-year agreement, it was announced Tuesday (December 1st). The Contract covering nearly 15,000 Workers more»

Pittsburgh Attorney Says Unionizing Should Be A Civil Right

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PITTSBURGH) - Pittsburghers know as well as anyone that Labor Unions have been struggling. In 2014, Federal Statistics show, 11.1% of all Workers were Union Members - roughly half the rate in 1983, when Pittsburgh’s Unionized Steelworkers were stepping out of the gate for the last time. But if Unions can reverse that decline, a 2012 book more»

Huffington Post Employees Ask Management To Recognize Union Amid 'Overwhelming' Newsroom Support - Would Be The Largest Digital Newsroom To Organize

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK) - Huffington Post Employees have asked management to voluntarily recognize their Union after an "overwhelming majority" of Editorial and HuffPost Live Staff Members signed Union Cards signaling their support for representation. The Writers Guild of America, East, which is working to organize Staff at HuffPost and other Digital Media Outlets, more»

Contract Ratification Boosts AFSCME-Represented School Workers In Miami Who Are Employed At The Fourth-Largest School System In The United States

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MIAMI) – The Bus Drivers, Maintenance and Food Service Workers – and all the other hard-working men and women of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSMCE) Florida Local 1184 who make the U.S.’s fourth-largest school system happen every day – have approved a new three-year Contract with the Miami-Dade more»

‘Stay Union, Stay Strong:’ New Jersey State AFL-CIO Calls For Solidarity In Face Of Friedrich’s U.S. Supreme Court Case

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY) - Strong Unions empower Working People to fight for Justice, Fairness, Dignity and Respect - no matter the challenges we face, your Solidarity will ensure a strong and enduring Labor Movement for generations to come. In the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s new video: Stay Union, Stay Strong - Union Members Alicia Abrams of Office more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Slams The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal - Says It Needs To Be Stopped

Published on Monday, November 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - A groundswell of Workers demanding their share of the Nation’s wealth faces “sophisticated and ruthless” opposition from the rich and the Pacific Rim Trade Deal - the Trans-Pacific Partnership - which is a crucial, symbolic battle in that on-going war, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. “We more»

This From The Canadian Side: Under The Secretly-Negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, You Can Expect An Influx Of Foreign Workers & Professionals Under TPP

Published on Monday, November 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TORONTO) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement has significant implications for the movement of Workers to and from Canada, with experts predicting it will open the Canadian Labor Market to a new wave of Foreign Workers - but that influx may or may not be offset by increased opportunities for Canadian Workers to move abroad, the experts more»

Via The Nation: CUNY Faculty Authorizes A Strike Vote - Half A Decade After Working Without A Contract Or A Pay Raise, City University Of New York Faculty And Staff Have Had Enough

Published on Monday, November 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) - the Labor Union that represents more than 25,000 Faculty and Staff across the City University of New York’s (CUNY) 24 campuses - has had a busy November. In the course of three weeks, the Union’s organized a coordinated act of Civil Disobedience, taken the first step towards calling for more»

You Won’t Believe How Walmart ‘Keeps An Eye’ On Its Massive Workforce

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
In the Autumn of 2012, when Walmart first heard about the possibility of a Strike on Black Friday, company executives mobilized with the efficiency that had built a retail empire. Walmart has a system for almost everything: When there’s an emergency or a big event, it creates a Delta Team. The one formed that September included representatives from more»

New York Daily News EXCLUSIVE: White Millionaire And A Former Labor Management Lawyer Pays For Times Square Billboard That Accuses Racial Bias In The New York Unionized Construction Trades

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - A billboard (pictured above/New York Daily News Photos) in Times Square that accuses New York City Construction Unions of racial bias has co-opted the name of a growing activist campaign, declaring that Black Workers matter. The provocative message, which promotes something called blackworkersmatter.org, has an unusual sponsor. Richard more»

Labor Perspective From Accurate Forming President and CEO Rich Regole: The ‘Power’ Of Manufacturers Using 'Made In The USA' In Marketing

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Rich Regole is the President and CEO of Accurate Forming, a leader in the art and science of deep-draw metal forming. Accurate Forming supplies complex deep drawn components and value-added operations such as in-house polishing, nickel & chrome plating, high performance powder coating, notching, slotting, thread more»

Retailers Discover That Labor Isn't ‘Just a Cost’

Published on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
For the past couple of decades, retailing in the U.S. has - with some notable exceptions - been a vast experiment in minimizing Labor Costs. At the 2009 annual convention of the National Retail Federation, though, Charles DeWitt noticed the beginnings of a shift. "Retailers started coming up to me and saying, ‘We can't get any more out of this more»

National Women's Advocacy Group Ultraviolet Launches Billboard Campaign In Wisconsin Criticizing House Speaker Paul Ryan's Stance On Paid Family Leave

Published on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN) - A National Women's Advocacy Group has put up two billboards (pictured above) in the home State of Speaker Paul Ryan, criticizing Congressman Ryan and Republican Leadership for inaction on legislation that supports Paid Family Leave. The group, called UltraViolet, rented space on billboards at Center Avenue and Delavan Drive and at more»

Nearly 5,000 Envoy Air Agents ‘Go Union’ With The Communications Workers Of America For Workplace Fairness, A Safer Workplace, Job Security & Better Wages

Published on Friday, November 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Nearly 5,000 Envoy Air Agents (formerly known as American Eagle) joined together and overwhelmingly voted for representation by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in an election that was conducted by the National Mediation Board (NMB), CWA Representatives announced this week. The Envoy Air Agents work at 102 stations more»

How One College Became Ground Zero for Grad-Student Unionization

Published on Friday, November 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - University Administrators don’t view Tania Aparicio as an employee, but she feels like one. The sociology Ph.D. Student at the New School teaches two undergraduate courses, holds office hours, answers students’ -mails, and performs research unrelated to her dissertation for professors. "When I ‘had an issue’ with more»

Black Lung Disease Underreported, Federal Mine-Safety Chief Says - Many Miners Don’t Tell Companies They Have The Disease

Published on Friday, November 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY) - An analysis shows serious underreporting of the extent of Black Lung Disease among Miners, according to the head of the Federal Mine Safety Agency. In Kentucky, for example, coal companies have reported only 112 cases of Black Lung to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) since 2010, even though Miners in the State more»

National AFL-CIO To Rehab, Sell Up To 300 Vacant Detroit Homes - Program Would Offer Job Training In Unionized Construction Trades

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) – The National AFL-CIO will invest up to $30 million to rehab as many as 300 vacant homes in Detroit in a partnership announced this week that also aims to provide job training and career paths to Detroiters. The National AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust said its Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program will aim to stabilize more»

Nearly 1,000 IAM-Represented Workers At Harley-Davidson In Pennsylvania OK New 7-Year Contract

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) - Unionized Workers at Harley-Davidson's Springettsbury Township Motorcycle Assembly Plant in Pennsylvania have ratified a new seven-year Contract that includes Annual Wage Increases while allowing the company to continue to use Temporary Workers during peak "surge" production. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement covers about 975 more»

Here’s Your Union-Made In America Thanksgiving Shopping List

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
As you put together your Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List, check our list of Union-Made in America Food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. And speaking of thanks, how about a big Thank You to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union Plus and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's more»

American Federation Of Government Employees: Transportation Security Administration Busted For Violating Contract & Trying To Get Away With It

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There’s a reason all workers need a Collective Bargaining Agreement and its enforcement. At the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), this couldn’t be more true. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) recently won a case in which the TSA was found violating the plain language of the more»

International Union Of Machinists Announces New President: Bob Martinez To Succeed Tom Buffenbarger

Published on Monday, November 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced Sunday (November 22nd) that General Vice President Bob Martinez, Jr. will succeed current International President Tom Buffenbarger, who will step down on January1st, 2016 after a 45-year career that spans service as a local IAM Shop Steward to more than 18 more»

Via The Detroit Free Press: Ford Workers Approve UAW Contract By A Slim Margin While UAW Members Ratify Four-Year GM Contract

Published on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - Ford is the final Detroit automaker to negotiate a new four-year agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) as Workers narrowly voted to approve their new four-year agreement after a nail-biting process that kept everyone guessing until the final ballots were cast and counted. And – UAW Members have also ratified the General Motors more»

UNITE HERE Local 23, Grand Hyatt San Antonio & Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk Settle First Union Contracts

Published on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) – UNITE HERE and two Hyatt Hotels – the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, have reached an agreement on new five-year Union Contracts, which represents the first Union Contracts at hotels on the San Antonio River Walk. The new five-year agreement covering approximately 500 Hyatt employees more»

This Is Sparking Widespread Outrage Across The United States: Support Pours In For Walmart Employee In East Greenbush, New York Who Was Fired After Redeeming $5.10 Of Cans He Found Discarded In The Parking Lot

Published on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(EAST GREENBUSH, NEW YORK) - An Albany Times Union story about a Walmart Employee fired from his job for redeeming $5.10 worth of empty cans and bottles he found discarded in the parking lot this week has sparked widespread outrage and is gaining traction nationally via Social Media. Local readers wrote and called the Times Union to express their anger at more»

NLRB Declares Taxi Drivers Are Employees, Can Vote To Unionize

Published on Friday, November 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - For what the Union involved says is the first time ever, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has declared Taxi Drivers are legally “Employees” and have the right to vote to Unionize, the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) announced this week. In an October 23rd ruling covering 200 AAA more»

More Than 2,000 Airport Workers At Seven Major U.S. Hubs Are Out On Strike Over What They Say Are Poor Working Conditions & Management’s Retaliation For Unionizing

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK) - Entering one of the busiest holiday travel weeks of the year, 2,000 Baggage Handlers and other Airport Workers at seven of America's biggest hubs – including John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia in New York - went on strike late Wednesday (November 18th) over pay and Union Rights. The work action began at JFK and LaGuardia, Boston Logan, more»

United Auto Workers Union Election Set For VW Chattanooga Maintenance Workers In Early December – To Decide Whether They Want The UAW To Represent Them For Collective Bargaining Purposes

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scheduled a Union Election for Maintenance Workers at Volkswagen's (VW) Chattanooga Assembly Plant for December 3rd and 4th. The Workers will decide whether they want the United Auto Workers (UAW) to represent them. The NLRB had rejected VW's request that all Maintenance and more»

Non-Union Atlanta Workers Say ‘No’ to Company Intimidation & ‘Yes’ to IAM Representation - Employees At Office Remedies ‘Stand Up’ To Brutal Anti-Union Campaign

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) – International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 131 in Georgia has seen lots of organizing action in recent months. First, new organizer Billy Barnwell organized more than 100 new members at Local 2789 in Grovetown, Georgia on an internal organizing campaign at John Deere. But it didn’t stop there. When 24 more»

NLRB Takes On Puerto Rico’s El Vocero Newspaper's Union-Busting Bankruptcy Scheme

Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO) - Like many other U.S. corporations, the owners of the El Vocero Newspaper in Puerto Rico, used bankruptcy as a tactic to try to shed their Union and other obligations. But this time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) slammed the brakes on the scheme. NLRB Regional Director Margaret Diaz agreed with UPAGRA (Unión de more»

United Auto Workers-Represented Kohler Employees Reject Offer, OK First Union Strike At Plumbing-Ware Factory in Wisconsin Since 1983

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(KOHLER, WISCONSIN) - United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Workers went on Strike at the Kohler Company on Sunday (November 15th) after overwhelmingly rejecting what the company had called its "last, best and final offer." The strike – which is the first at Kohler since 1983 - was declared after paper-ballot voting by an estimated 1,800 UAW Members more»

IKEA Workers Strike For Union Recognition - Shut Down Retail Store In Boston After IKEA Refuses To Recognize Their Union & Enter Into Contract Negotiations

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BOSTON) – Early today (Monday, November 16th), Workers at a Boston-area IKEA store went on strike, shutting down normal store operations in an effort to improve the lives of hard-working IKEA Workers and their families. The Striking Workers are the first Unionized Retail Workers at an American IKEA store and are taking action in response to IKEA more»

Serving Those Who Have Served: UAW-Ford Program Teaches Veterans How To Weld

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LINCOLN PARK, MICHIGAN) - Some are homeless. Others are missing limbs or facing other serious issues as a result of their service in war-torn places such as Afghanistan and Iraq. But all of the participants in the United Auto Workers (UAW)-Ford Veterans Welding Class have the same desire to improve their lives by learning a trade. The 10 Veterans who more»

Clashes Break Out As Greek General Strike Brings Athens To A Halt

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(GREECE) - Clashes have broken out between riot police and protesters in central Athens during Greece’s first General Strike since the Leftist Syriza-led Government came to power in January. Nearly 25,000 people participated in three separate demonstrations in the capital on late last week, according to police figures, in protest at a further round more»