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Labor Leaders Want A President Who Will ‘Rewrite The Rules’

Published on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Wanted: A Presidential Candidate Who Will Help the AFL-CIO Reshape America’s Economy to Better Suit the Labor Coalition. How are National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Other Union Leaders Deciding Who’s Worthy of Labor’s Activist Machinery and Vast Campaign Funds for 2016? Here’s How: the AFL-CIO is Using Columbia University more»

Cab Drivers In Chicago Take Historic Step – Form Their Own Union With AFSCME

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - After Decades of Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens by the City of Chicago, Cab Drivers Took the Historic Step of Forming Their Own Local Union in Early August - the First in 30 Years in Chicago. More Than 150 Drivers Attended Cab Drivers United/American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local more»

Construction Owner & Project Manager Sentenced To Unprecedented Jail Time For Worker’s Death In California

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA) - The Owner of an Alameda, California Construction Company and a Project Manager Have Been Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter Following the Death of a Day Laborer on Their Worksite. The Victim, 36-Year-Old Raul Zapata, Died After Thousands of Pounds of Rocks and Dirt Collapsed From a Hillside Into a Ditch more»

More Than 4,000 Workers Go On Strike At A General Motors Plant In Brazil

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAO PAULO, BRAZIL) - More Than 4,000 Workers at the General Motors (GM) Plant Located Outside of Sao Paulo Have Voted to Strike Indefinitely After Hundreds of Workers Received Pink Slips Over the Weekend, According to the Local Metalworkers Union Affiliated to CSP-Conlutas. The Strike Has Halted Operations at GM’s Sao Jose Dos Campos Factory, Which more»

Construction Jobs On The Upswing - Nationally, Laborers And Carpenters Expected To Add 478,000 Jobs By 2022

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PHILADELPHIA) - Brian Martin, 33, Almost Gave Up On Being a Bricklayer During the Recession. He Loved the Work But Couldn't Get Any, So he Joined the Vast Army of Construction Workers Rendered Jobless by the Worst Economic Downturn Since the Great Depression. "I Thought About Going Back to School," said Martin, of Glenolden, Taking a Break From Work at more»

UFCW-Represented El Super Workers Win Justice

Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - In the Wake of a Nearly Two-Year Struggle, El Super’s Workers and United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Locals Have Won a Significant Legal Victory Against the California-Based Grocer, as a Federal Judge Granted the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Request for a Rare 10j Injunction to Stop El more»

Coalition Of Unions Reach First-Ever National Tentative Agreement With The American Red Cross That Covers 4,000 Workers

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – After Several Months of Serious Negotiations, a First-Ever National Tentative Settlement Covering Some 4,000 Workers At American Red Cross Operations In 24 States Has Been Reached, Union Officials Announced. The Impacted Union Members Will Vote on the Tentative Settlement, Which Has a Ratification Deadline of October 2nd more»

More ‘Good News’ Organizing Workers In the Media: Writers At Vice Media Vote To Unionize

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Writers at Vice Media Have Voted to Unionize, Giving Organized Labor its Biggest Foothold Yet in Digital Media Newsrooms, the Wall Street Journal is Reporting. The Writers Will be Joining the Writers Guild of America, East and Vice’s Management Has Been Informed. Vice’s Attorney Has Already Responded to the Union, saying The Company is more»

Worker Health & Safety: The United Steelworkers Praise OSHA’s Push To Establish New Standard To Protect Workers Exposed To Beryllium

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union is Praising the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for Moving Forward With its Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium. The Proposal Was Announced During a Recent Meeting by Dr. David Michaels – Who Serves as Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Materion more»

New State Education Commissioner Elia Listens To NYSUT Leaders

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Calling Herself a Good Listener and Strong Collaborator, New York State's New Education Commissioner Maryellen Elia Told the Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) That she Wants to Keep Hearing From Those on the Ground. "I am There With You," Elia said. "We Will Not Agree on Everything, But I am Committed to Supporting Educators. more»

Is This The ‘Wave Of The Future’ For Management? - Verizon Spios™: It’s A New App That Allows Non-Union Workers To Report Their Union Counterparts To Security

Published on Friday, August 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Last week, 39,000 Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Members Decided to Begin Working Without a Contract at Verizon While Negotiations Continue, Rather Than Striking. For Their Gracious Behavior, Verizon Has Released a New Smart Phone App That Allows Non-Union Workers to Record and Report more»

California State Labor Board Issues Complaint In Charter School Unionization Effort

Published on Friday, August 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - California’s Labor Oversight Board Has Issued a Complaint Alleging the Largest Charter School Organization in Los Angeles Interfered With the Right of its Teachers to Unionize. The Complaint Filed by Attorneys With the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Alleges Charter School Leaders Violated State Laws by Denying Pro-Union more»

Another Company Hits American Workers Hard: Nabisco To Cut Chicago Jobs, Send Some Work To Mexico

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) – Nabisco (Mondelez International) Has Announced it Will Lay Off Half its 1,200 Employees in its Bakery Located on Chicago’s Southwest Side After Deciding to Make a Major Investment in a Mexican Plant - Rather Than its Long-Standing Chicago Facility. The Layoffs at the Plant Will Occur Over the Next Year. The Facility Makes Mini more»

It Appears The TPP Just Hit A Major Snag - What Once Looked Like A Foregone Conclusion Now Appears Stalled By Major Policy Disagreements… So, What's Next?

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Since the Passage of Fast-Track Authority, the Biggest Obstacle to More Corporate-Written International Trade Deals Like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Has Not Been Unions or Environmentalists or Public Health Advocates - it’s Been the Calendar and Jostling by TPP Member Countries Over Domestic Priorities May Have Just more»

Federal District Court Upholds NLRB Union-Organizing Rule - Move Viewed As Blow To Several Business Trade Groups That Sued To Block It

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A Federal District Court Has Upheld a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Rule That’s Expected to Speed Union-Organizing Elections, a Comes as a Blow to Several Business Trade Groups That Sued to Block It. The Rule Allows Petitions and Other Documents to be Filed Electronically Instead of by Mail and Generally Delays Employer more»

NLRB Finds Merit In Allegations Of Retaliation After Capitol Food Worker Strike - Charges Included Interrogation & Coercive Statements

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Found That the Capitol’s Food-Service Vendor Likely Violated Labor Laws When Supervisors Retaliated Against Workers Who Went on Strike. In Two Separate Cases, The NLRB Found Merit in Allegations of Retaliation, Which Included Charges of Interrogation and Coercive Statements. Workers more»

UAW Angered By Ford Plans To spend $2.5 billion Mexican Plants – Union Says Decision Will Be A ‘Major Issue’ During Upcoming Contract Talks With Automakers

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MEXICO CITY) - The Ford Motor Company Announced it Will Spend $2.5 Billion to Build a New Generation of Fuel-Efficient Engines and Transmissions in Mexico, Creating 3,800 Jobs. In Response, the United Auto Workers (UAW) said Putting Jobs in Mexico Rather Than the United States Will be a Major Issue During its Upcoming U.S. Contract Talks With Ford, more»

Think Republicans Have Any Use For Unions? Then Read This: Once Again, The GOP Re-Introduces Mistitled & Hateful Anti-Worker Bill

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Republicans, Led by the Senior Member of the U.S. Senate - Utah’s Orrin Hatch, Announced Monday (August 3rd) the GOP Will Make Another Attempt to Pass the Anti-Union Employee Rights Act, Which Has Failed Ii Previous Attempts Due to Democratic Control of the Senate. If Passed, The Bill Would be the First Major Reform of Federal more»

Guardian U.S. Votes Unanimously To Unionize - Labor Organizing Is Sweeping Through Newsrooms… So Who's Next?

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Staff of the Guardian U.S. Recently Voted - Unanimously - to Unionize Under the News Media Guild, an Action That Comes Amid a Spate of Labor Organizing In Newsrooms. "The Guardian Has a Long Tradition of Supporting Union Effort," a Spokeswoman for the Guardian U.S. Chapter of the News Media Guild said in an E-Mail to The Huffington more»

Politico Labor Reporter Gets A ‘Big Yes’ From Bernie Sanders On Media Unions

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Labor Reporter Mike Elk Has Led an Outspoken Campaign to Unionize Politico Since Arriving at the Publication Last Year. And Just Recently, the Labor Reporter Broached the Topic of Media Unionization During a Question-and-Answer Session With Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders During a Meeting of the International more»

Are You A Teacher? Then Read This One: GOP Presidential Candidate Chris Christie Vows To Punch National Teachers Union ‘In The Face’ Because They ‘Deserve’ It

Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
New Jersey Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie said Over the Weekend That the National Teachers Union Deserved a “Punch in the Face” Because it Had Become the Most Destructive Force in America’s Education System. In an Interview That Aired Sunday (August 2nd), CNN’s Jake Tapper Reminded the Governor more»

Guess What Paying Fast Food Workers A Living Wage Would Do To The Price Of A Big Mac - The Answer? Not Much

Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Would You Pay 17 Extra Cents for a Big Mac if it Meant the Person Who Prepared it Could Earn a Living Wage? What About an Extra 30 Cents Each Time You Ate Out at Any Fast Food Restaurant? These are the Small Prices We Would Have to Pay on Average to Ensure Fast Food Workers Around the Country Earned an Hourly-Wage of $15, According to a New Study by more»

Recently-Organized SEIU Adjuncts At Whittier College In Los Angeles Ratify Their First Union Contract

Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) – Recently Unionized Adjunct Faculty at Whittier College in Los Angeles With Adjunct Action, a Project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Have Ratified Their First Union Contract - a Three-Year Agreement That Features Pay Increases, Protections on Reappointment and Evaluation, a Just Cause Standard for Discipline and more»

Building Trades President Not Having San Diego Newspaper’s Construction Lobby Propaganda Piece – Sets The Record Straight On The ABC/Non-Union Contractors

Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN DIEGO) - The San Diego Union-Tribune Recently Published an Article by Conservative Columnist Steven Greenhut That Used Questionable Numbers and Biased Sources to Argue Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) Would Dramatically Raise the Cost of School Construction In the State of California. The Article Blasted Both PLAs and Legislation That’s more»

The United Association & The United Union Of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Approve Historic Affiliation Agreement

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Citing Strong Ties and Common Interests in Water Conservation, General President William Hite of the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA) and International President Kinsey Robinson of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (Roofers Union) Have more»

Former IAM General Counsel Allison Beck Confirmed As Federal Mediation Director - Becomes First Female Director Of The Agency

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate Has Voted To Confirm Former International Association of Machinists (IAM) General Counsel Allison Beck as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) – Becoming the First Female Director of the Agency, Which Helps Mediate Disputes Between Unions and Companies. The FMCS, Created in 1947, is an more»

Nearly 1,000 Contract Workers At The Letterkenney Army Depot In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Overwhelmingly Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The IAM

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - Workers Employed by Bowhead Support Group LLC at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Voted Overwhelmingly Last Week for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in a Union Representation Election Conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Group of Nearly more»

Guitar Center Accused Of Violating Federal Labor Law

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) – The Guitar Center is Being Accused of Violating Federal Labor Law by "Discriminating" Against Employees at its Flagship Stores in the Cities of Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and Failing to Bargain in "Good Faith" With the Workers' Union, According to a Complaint Issued Last Week by a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations more»

“We’re Going To Show ‘Em An Old School Labor Fight” - Steelworkers Come Together In Solidarity In Pittsburgh During Rally For Fair ATI Contract

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Photos That Appear With This Labor News Story are Courtesy of the USW’s Lori Greathouse Bookwood Via the Social Network Facebook. In Addition, See Your On-Line Labor Newspaper’s June 24th Report on USW-Represented ATI Workers in the Niagara County City of Lockport, Headlined: USW-Represented Workers At ATI more»

Harley Motorcycles Is An ‘Awkward Ride’ For 'Union-Busting' Wisconsin Governor/Republican Presidential Candidate Scott Walker

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN) - For Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, There's Something Awkward About the Harley-Davidson Motorcycles That he’s Been Posing On at Presidential Campaign Stops: Each One Bears a Sticker on its Frame That Reads: Union Made In The USA. Walker’s Made the Iconic American Brand a Centerpiece of His Campaign Kick-Off Tour This more»

Truckers at Los Angeles Port ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - A Group of Truck Drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Have Voted to Join the Teamsters Union, Becoming the Fourth Company at the Port to Unionize at a Time When Many Say Port Trucking is Ripe for a Shake-Up. In The $12 Billion Niche Industry Known as Drayage Trucking, Short-Haul Drivers Transport Containers Between Ports and more»

Ford's Huge Quarter A Boost To The United Auto Workers - Automaker's $2.6-Billion Profit Amplifies Union's Chorus Of 'It's Our Time'

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - Huge Profits Reported by the Ford Motor Company Tuesday (July 28th) Likely Will Amplify the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) Chorus of “it’s Our Time” as Detroit’s Automakers Start Contract Talks With the Union. Ford’s $2.6 Billion Best-Ever Pretax Quarterly Profit in North America Between April and July Came on more»

‘United Front’ By Illinois Building Trades Unions Turns Back Attempt To Block PLA

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(GLEN CARBON, ILLINOIS) – Wherever You Go in This Mining Town Turned Leafy Suburb, You’ll See Pictures of the Coal Miner - One of the Nation’s Most Fundamental Images of a Union Worker. But Earlier This Month, Glen Carbon’s Standing as a Union Town Was Ringingly Confirmed by a Coalition of Village Board Members and Working People more»

Laborers Union Pickets Gas Station Construction In Woodstock For Using Out-Of-Town Workers

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK) - Representatives From Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1035 Spent Last Week Protesting Construction of a Gasoline Station at the Entrance of a Walmart Supercenter in Woodstock, New York, Where Union Officials say Murphy USA is in the Process of Building the Station Near its West Entrance. Union Members more»

CWA & Frontier Communications Reach Agreement That Will Benefit CWA-Represented Employees & Frontier’s Future Customers In California

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NORWALK, CONNECTICUT) - Frontier Communications Corporation and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9 Have Announced the Signing of an Agreement That Will Benefit CWA-Represented Employees and Frontier’s Future Customers in California. CWA Officials say the Agreement is an “Important Step Forward” in the Process to more»

Unions Start Their Own Right-To-Work On The ‘Roads Movement’

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - What Goes Around Comes Around… For Every Action There’s a Reaction… Paybacks are a You-Know-What. Pick Your Cliché and it Fits in What Could be One of the Ugliest and Most Expensive Political Battles in State History as Organized Labor Takes On Corporations Seeking to Boost the Corporate Income Tax Rate From more»

The National AFL-CIO Looks To Postpone Its Endorsement Of A Presidential Candidate

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Largest Labor Union in the United States Will Likely Postpone Endorsing a Presidential Candidate for the 2016 Elections in a Move to Pressure Hillary Clinton to Take a Tougher Stance Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Deal. Quietly, the National AFL-CIO's Political Committee Voted Unanimously Last Week to more»

Painters Union’s Efforts Uncover Labor Abuses & Safety Gaps In Colorado Painting Industry

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DENVER) - As Part of its Constructing Justice Campaign, Representatives of the International Painters Union and Allied Trades (IUPAT) in Denver Have Had Conversations With More Than 600 Union and Non-Union Painters Over the Past Year to Better Understand the Labor Abuses They Face and the Results Show a Widespread Epidemic of Wage Theft, Misclassification more»

Standing In Solidarity With Verizon Workers As Thousands Rally In New York City/Workers Vote To Approve Strike Authorization As Contract Expires On August 1st

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) – Thousands of Union-Represented Verizon Workers and Their Supporters Rallied Outside the Communication Giant’s Headquarters in New York City Saturday (July 25th), as the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Announced That 86% of Verizon Workers Have Voted to Authorize a Strike, if Necessary. The Contract, Which Covers 39,000 more»

Nail Salon Workers & Advocates Applaud New Legislation As ‘Major Stepping Stone’ for Industry-Wide Transformation To Be Led by Workers

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK, CITY) - The New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition is Applauding Recent Legislation That Has Been Signed Into Law by Governor Andrew Cuomo (Bills A.7630A/S.05966) That Creates an Opportunity for Steady and Fair Employment for Those Working in an Estimated 3,000 Nail Salons Across the State. The New Law Provides a Path to Full Licensure for more»

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Blasts MSNBC & Comcast For Canceling Worker-Friendly/Pro-Union Broadcaster Ed Schultz’s Show

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is Blasting MSNBC and Comcast for Canceling Worker-Friendly/Pro-Union Broadcaster Ed Schultz’s Show and Removing One of the Few Voices That are Currently on Television for Working Americans. In A Statement Sanders (Independent-Vermont) said: We Live in a Time When Much of the Corporate Media more»

UPDATE: JFK, LaGuardia Union-Represented Airport Workers Call Off Strike – “Labor Peace” Reached With SEIU

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) – JFK & LaGuardia Union-Represented Airport Workers Have Called Off Their Strike That Was Set to Occur Tonight (Wednesday, July 22nd) With Company Representatives Announcing “Labor Peace” Has Been Reached With Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ. More Than 1,000 Low-Paid Security Officers, Baggage more»

UNITE HERE-Represented Workers At The Trump Taj Mahal Casino In Atlantic City Plan To Strike Over Sharp Cuts In Pay, Benefits & Other Issues

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) – Union-Represented Employees at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in New Jersey's Struggling Gambling Hub Atlantic City Have Voted to Authorize a Strike Over Sharp Cuts in Pay, Benefits and Other Issues. UNITE HERE Local 54’s Membership Vote, Conduced Late Last Week, Gives the Employees' Negotiating Committee the Power to more»

UFCW On A&P Supermarkets Bankruptcy Filing: “Now’s The Time For A&P And Any Potential Buyer To Focus On Doing What Is Right For Our Hard-Working Members And Their Families”

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MONTVALE, NEW JERSEY) - Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Incorporated, Which Controls the A&P Supermarket Chain, Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Has Threatened to Liquidate - Without Approval - for a Sale of Some of its Stores. The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, Which Represents 3,000 A&P Supermarket Workers, more»

A Good One To Take Another Look Back At: Bill Ford – Executive Chairman Of The Detroit Automaker – Says: “Labor Unions Saved Ford In Our 'Darkest' Hour”

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
In an Interview With CNBC, Bill Ford – Executive Chairman of the Detroit Automaker – said While Labor Unions are Sometimes Blamed for the Financial Woes at Other Car Companies, Unions Actually Helped "Save" the Ford Motor Company as its Competitors, Such as General Motors (GM), Went Bankrupt. Ford said in an Interview That Aired Late Last Year more»

Four Ways The United Auto Workers Could End Two-Tiered Wages With The Detroit Three

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - United Auto Workers (UAW) President Dennis Williams Has Made it Clear One of His Top Priorities in Contract Talks is to "Bridge the Gap" in Hourly Pay Between Entry Level Workers and Workers Hired Before 2007, to Kill or Make Strides Toward Eliminating the Two-Tier Wage System. What's Less Clear is How he Plans to Do That. Analysts See at more»

Verizon Employees In New England Vote To Strike - Union Negotiators Say Company Proposals Would Slash Local Jobs

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BOSTON) - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council T-6 Has Announced Verizon Employees in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Have Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor of a Strike in the Event Union Negotiators Determine One is Necessary After the August 1st Contract Expiration. The IBEW and the Communications Workers of more»

Professional Football’s Cheerleaders Are Now Considered Employees in the State of California

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) – Earlier This Month, California Governor Jerry Brown Approved a Bill That Officially Classifies Professional Cheerleaders as Employees – Who Will Now be Entitled to Minimum Wage, Sick Leave and Overtime Pay. That Feels Like it Should Already Have Been a Thing, Right? The Bill (AB202), Which Will Officially Take more»

Republican Wisconsin Governor & Presidential Wannabe Scott Walker Crows About “Crushing Unions” As Big Labor Prepares To Pounce

Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Rose to National Prominence in 2011 When the Republican Waged – and Won – a War Against Public Employee Unions in Wisconsin, and Substantially Restricted Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights in the State. Now, With Walker a Newly-Declared Presidential Hopeful, Unions are Hoping to Exact Revenge. Unions more»

New York Bike Workers Agree To Industry's First-Ever Union Contract

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers for Citi Bike in New York, Who are Represented by Transport Workers (TWU) Local 100, Have Agreed to Terms on the First-Ever Union Contract for Bike Share Workers in North America. The Union's Board Voted Unanimously in Favor of the Agreement With NYC Bike Share (NYCBS)-Motivate, Which Owns Citi Bike, it Was Announced Earlier This more»