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CSEA Honors Public Safety Workers During ‘Pretrial, Probation & Parole Supervision Week’

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The Civil Service Employees Association is Joining With Organized Labor and Other Groups This Week (July 12th Through July 18th) to Recognize CSEA Members Who Work In Probation And Other Public Safety Jobs In Nearly Every Community In New York During Pretrial, Probation & Parole Supervision Week. “On Behalf of Nearly more»

NYSUT Cheers Pearson’s Firing, Union Says State Ed Department’s New Contract With Questar - And Promise To Involve Teachers In Every Step Of The Test Development Process - Is A Victory For Students, Parents & Teachers

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) says the New York State Education Department’s New, Five-Year Contract With Questar Incorporated and a Promise to Involve New York Teachers in Every Step of the Test Development Process is a Victory for Students, Parents and Teachers. Less Than a Year After Hundreds of Parents and NYSUT more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Hears About Wage Theft, Says "It's The Difference Between Poverty And Not-Poverty."

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PHILADELPHIA) - Richard Trumka, a Former Mine Worker and a Graduate Of Philadelphia’s Villanova University Law School, Leads the Nation's Largest Labor Federation - the AFL-CIO - So he Hears Workers Gripe About Their Pay and Benefits All the Time. But, Those Workers Have Pay And Benefits. On Monday (July 13th), Trumka, in the Offices Of Community more»

22-Month-Long Strike By The USW May Be Over As Union Reaches Tentative Deal On A New Contract With Crown Beer

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TORONTO) – The United Steelworkers (USW) and Crown Holdings Have Reached a Tentative Agreement Aimed at Ending a 22-Month Strike at a Beer Can Manufacturing Plant in Toronto. The Tentative Agreement Was Reached Last Week With the Assistance of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and Will be Presented to Striking Workers and Then Submitted to a more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Reacts To Republican Wisconsin Governor Walker’s Announced Run For The Presidency: “Scott Walker Is A National Disgrace”

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Perhaps National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Has Already said Everything he Needs to say About Republican Presidential Wannabe - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. This Morning (Monday, July 13th), Walker Officially Declared his Expected Candidacy to Become President of the United States. Trumka, Who Head the National AFL-CIO Labor more»

San Jose City Workers In California Profit With ‘AFSCME Strong’

Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA) - Using AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees) Strong Campaign Tactics to Energize and Mobilize Members, Local 101 (Council 57) Was Able to Win 9% Wage Increases During the 3-Year Term of a New Contract for San Jose City Workers in This California City, Union Officials Announced. Besides the more»

Labor Battles Heat Up In State Legislatures

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Thousands of Protesters Rallied Outside The State Capitol in Frigid Temperatures Back in February to Express Their Anger Before the State Senate Voted. The Assembly Held a Heated All-Night Debate, But in the End - the Republican-Dominated Wisconsin Legislature Passed a Right-To-Work (For Less) Measure, Making it the 25th State to more»

Marine Base Contractors In North Carolina Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The IAM

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) – A Total of 133 Workers Employed by EMI Services, LLC at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina Have Voted to Go Union With the International Association of Machinists (IAM), the Union Announced. Team Members and Employees Sounded Off About Winning the more»

Good News For Organized Labor #1: Union Momentum Catching Public Eye

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Newspapers From Coast to Coast Have Begun to Reflect the Momentum Labor is Witnessing Within the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Demonstrating to the Public That Unions are Back and More Relevant Than Ever. Citing Washington Post Reporter Dana Milbank’s Decision to “Come more»

Good News For Organized Labor #2: Labor Organizing In Orange Is The ‘New Black’ & What It Means For You

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
In its Third Season With Netflix, Orange is the New Black Has Had a Significant Effect on America’s Consciousness Regarding: Race, Women and Incarceration, and Transgender Issues. This Season Highlighted Many Character Back-Stories, But Personally, the Most Interesting Plot-Line Was That of the Security Guards and Their Efforts to Organize a more»

1199 SEIU Announces Strategic Partnership In New York State With Major Marijuana Company That Will Allow Workers To Form A Union

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - America's Largest Health Care Union, and Columbia Care LLC - One of the Nation's Leading Manufacturers and Distributors of Medical Marijuana Products and Services - Have Announced the Formation of a Strategic Partnership in New York State and Massachusetts That Opens the Way For Workers more»

U.S. Adds 223,000 Jobs In June

Published on Monday, July 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Employers Added 223,000 Jobs in June as the Economy Maintained a Steady - if Underwhelming - Pace Of Growth, the Labor Department Reports. The Unemployment Rate Fell to 5.3% Last Month - a Seven-Year Low - From 5.5% in May, But Only Because People Stopped Looking for Work, Sending the Labor Force Participation Rate Down to a more»

NLRB Reverses Longstanding Rule: Employers Now Required To Disclose Confidential Witness Statements In Investigations – A Major Change For Labor Arbitration?

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in its June 26th, 2015 Decision and Order in American Baptist Homes of the West d/b/a Piedmont Gardens (PDF) Has Overruled What it Described as a Longstanding “Blanket Exemption” Allowing Employers to Protect the Confidentiality of Witness Statements Taken During Investigations and Not Provide Them to a more»

Canadian Loblaw United Food & Commercial Workers Union Workers Reach Tentative Deal

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO, CANADA) - Loblaw Companies Limited and the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Have Reached a Tentative Deal After Two Days of Strike Action That Occurred at Nine Southwestern Ontario Grocery Stores Last Week. Employees at the Five Real Canadian Superstores and Four Zehrs in Windsor, Leamington, Chatham, Kingsville and Sarnia more»

NLRB Strikes Major Blow To USPS-Staples Deal

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a Major Blow to the U.S. Postal Service’s Deal With Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Issued a Complaint Charging the USPS Illegally Subcontracted Work to the Office-Supply Chain and Ordering the Agency to Return the Work That Existed on July 31st, 2014 to the American Postal Workers Union more»

Construction Stops At About 30 New York City Sites As Union Concrete Workers Strike

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - Construction Partially Ground to a Halt This Week at an Estimated 30 Major Sites Across New York City After a Group Of Concrete Workers Went on Strike. Among the Stalled Sites are the Related Companies' Massive Hudson Yards Project and Time Equities' 50 West Street Condo Tower. The Workers Belong to a Union Umbrella Group Called the more»

American Federation of Government Employees Files A Class Action Lawsuit Against The Office Of Personnel Management Over Data Breach

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour, Alleging Both Failed to Heed Warnings and Obey Security Policies, Which Led to One of the Largest Data Breaches in U.S. more»

Via The Huffington Post: Now We Know Why The Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From The Public

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
A Key Section of the Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement Has Been Leaked to the Public and The New York Times Reported on the Contents of the Leaked Chapter - and it's as Bad as Many Feared. Now We Know Why Corporations and the Obama Administration Wanted the TPP, a Huge Trade Agreement Being Negotiated Between the United States and 11 more»

President Obama Dropkicks Republicans With Executive Action To Raise OT Wages For Five Million Workers/Obama’s Overtime Rules Also Triggers Fight With Business

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – With Organized Labor Praising the Move, President Obama Tuesday (June 30th) Signed an Executive Order That’s Put the Labor Department Into Action to Extend Overtime Pay and Raise Wages for Five Million Workers. The Department of Labor said the Proposal Would Guarantee Overtime Pay to Most Salaried Workers Earning Less Than more»

Via thehill.com: President Obama Signs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill Into Law

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Obama on Monday (June 29th) Signed a Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill Into Law, Cementing a Major Legislative Victory at the End of a Bruising Months-Long Battle Within His Own Party and Organized Labor. Obama Signed the Measure During a Brief Ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Where he Hailed the Bipartisan more»

inthesetimes.com: Connecticut Just Passed A Law Requiring Bosses Who Steal Workers’ Wages To Pay Them Back - Double

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
For Many Employers, Wage Theft Makes Good Business Sense. The Probability of Getting Caught Refusing to Pay a Worker Overtime, Shaving Hours Off Their Check or Paying Less Than the Minimum Wage is Low. And Even in the Small Number of Cases Pursued by Victims That See the Inside of a Courtroom, Employees Often Only Recover a Fraction of What They’re more»

Via USA Today: Supreme Court To Hear Case Threatening Public Employee Unions

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Supreme Court Has Signaled it May be Prepared to Strike Down Laws Forcing Public Employees to Pay Union Dues, Posing a Major Threat to Organized Labor. The Justices Have Agreed to Hear a California Case Next Fall Challenging the Requirement That Teachers Contribute to Unions, Even if They Don't Join Them Or Agree With Their more»

“An Absolute Disgrace,” That’s What Union Leader Says The Australian Government's Decision Is Under A New Free Trade Agreement That Will Remove The Skill Assessment Of Chinese Electricians

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(AUSTRALIA) - Removing a Requirement to Assess the Skills of Chinese Electricians on Temporary Work Visas Will Endanger the Australian Community, the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) says. Allen Hicks From the ETU said the Government's Decision to Remove the Mandatory Skills Assessment Requirement for Chinese Workers in 10 Occupations, as Part of its New Free more»

'A Great Day For Corporate America': U.S. Senate Passes Fast Track

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Tuesday (June 23rd), the U.S. Senate Voted 60-to-37 to Cut Off a Filibuster on Whether to Give President Barack Obama Fast-Track Authority Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade (TPP) Agreement. The Trade Promotion Authority, Expected to be Approved Today (Friday, June 24th), Will Enable the President to Present the more»

A Pot Industry First: Cannabis Workers Join Food Workers Union

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TACOMA, WASHINGTON) - Employees at Tacoma’s Cannabis Club Collective Will Soon be Members of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union. All Eight Staff Members Voted Earlier This Month to Join the 1.3 Million-Member International Organization in What is the First-Ever Union Contract in the State of Washington’s Marijuana Industry. more»

Unionized Loblaws’ Workers In Ontario Reject Deal, Prepare For Strike - 28,000 Employees At Various Loblaws-Owned Chains Would Be Involved In Walkout

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - Unionized Workers at Loblaws Great Food and Superstore are Poised to Go to the Picket Lines After Voting to Reject the Framework of a Labor Deal Made Between Their Negotiating Committee and the Company. The United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1000A, Which Together With Other Locals Speaks for Roughly 28,000 Workers more»

AFSCME’s Next Wave Applies ‘Street Heat,’ Young Delegates Rally Outside Missouri’s Largest Home Care Vendor Urging Implementation Of Contracts For Workers

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ST. LOUIS) - Young American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union Members From All Over the Country Gathered Earlier This Month in Missouri for the Third Annual Next Wave Assembly, and at the Same Time Got a First-Hand Opportunity to Strengthen Their Organizing Skill by Rallying for St. Louis Area Home Care Attendants and more»

Industrial Development Agency Reform Is Passed By The NYS Legislature - A Key Initiative Of The New York State AFL-CIO’s ‘Making New York Work’ Campaign

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK)) – The New York State Assembly Late Last Week Passed Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Reforms That Will - for the First Time - Require IDAs to Have Transparency and Accountability Standards When Public Money is Used for Economic Development. The Bill Was Passed By the Senate on Wednesday and the Assembly on Friday. IDA Reform more»

Michigan School Bus Workers ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters - First Student Workers Join Local 283 For Respect & A Strong Contract

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) – School Bus Workers With First Student in Carleton, Michigan Have Voted - Overwhelmingly, by a Vote of 25-to-2, in Favor of Union Representation by Teamsters Local 283 In Wyandotte, Michigan. The Group of 35 Drivers and Monitors Had Reached Out to the Teamsters Seeking a Strong Voice to Address Their Workplace Concerns. “My more»

Saying “Republican Leadership Will Do Anything To Grease The Wheels For Job-Killing Trade Agreements,” The CWA & The USW Criticize House Approval Of Fast Track Bill

Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Saying “Republican Leadership ‘Will Do Anything to Grease the Wheels’ for Job-Killing Trade Agreements,” the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the United Steelworkers are Criticizing Thursday’s (June 18th) House Approval of the Fast Track Bill, Which Would Make it Easier for President Obama to more»

South Carolina AFL-CIO Send Condolences To Families & Friends Of Victims Of The Charleston Shooting

Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - The South Carolina AFL-CIO Has Released a Statement of Condolences to the Families and Friends of the Nine Victims Killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina: The South Carolina AFL-CIO Wishes to Extend its Condolences to the Family, Friends and Entire Community of the Emanuel more»

In What Could Be An Explosive Decision, California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver An Employee

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SAN FRANCISCO) - In What Could be an Explosive Decision, the California Labor Commission Has Found a Driver for Uber in San Francisco is an Employee of the Company. That’s From a Ruling Filed in State Court Earlier This Week and First Reported by Reuters – and it’s Pretty Damning. “Defendants Hold Themselves Out as Nothing More more»

The IBEW 'Shows The World' The New World Trade Center

Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - It Takes a Certain Sort of Courage to Return to a Site of Trauma. The Attacks on September 11th, 2001 are Etched Onto the Nation’s Memory, But for Those Who Lost Someone That Day, the Pain Can be Even More Acute. So on May 18th, When Members of New York International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1212 Stepped Into more»

Syracuse Teachers To Get 19% Raise Over Five Years With New Contract

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - Teachers in the Syracuse City School District Will be Getting a 19% Percent Raise - on Average and Over Five Years - as the School Board Has Approved a New Contract, Nearly a Year After the Old One Expired. The Contract Immediately Increases the Base Pay of Incoming Teachers by $5,000, From $42,050 to $47,500, in the Hopes the more»

West Coast Truckers Poised To Strike, Claim They’re Owed Nearly $1 Billion In Stolen Wages

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - Less Than Two Months After Participating in a Strike Against Trucking Companies Allegedly Committing Wage Theft at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, a Super-Majority of Drivers at Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT) are Poised to Strike in Order to Pressure IBT Into Correcting Their Alleged Misclassification as Independent Contractors. more»

Organized Labor In New York State Unanimously Adopts Resolution Supporting Prevailing Wages For All Workers On 421-A Projects

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Executive Council of the New York State AFL-CIO Has Unanimously Adopted a Resolution Supporting Prevailing Wage for All Workers on 421-A Projects, Including the Men and Women Who Provide Services in the Buildings and the Men and Women Who Construct the Buildings. The Resolution’s Passage Brings Together Public Sector, Private more»

Organized Labor Reacts To House Trans-Pacific Partnership Vote: Elected Officials Stand With Working Families – Shoot Down TPP Trade Agreement

Published on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Over the Weekend Issued the Following Statement After the House of Representatives Failed to Advance a Package of Trade Deals on Friday (June 12th): The House of Representatives Has Done the Right Thing, But the Fight Isn't Over. This is a Significant Day. American Workers Came Together more»

How About This One? - Workers At French Goodyear Tire Plant Take Two Managers Hostage At Facility Billed For Closure In Bid To Keep It Open Or Win 'Enormous' Pay-Offs

Published on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NORTH AMIENS, FRANCE) - Workers at a French Tyre (Tire) Factory Threatened With Closure Took Two Company Executives Hostage and Promised to Hold Them Until Given "Enormous Amounts Of Money.” The Kidnapping Was Carried Out at the Goodyear Plant in North Amiens That Was at the Centre of an International Spat a Year Ago After an American Businessman more»

Chicago Teachers Union On The March, Leaders Slam City’s Public School System As 'Broke On Purpose'

Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Members and Their Supporters Blocked a Downtown Stretch of LaSalle Street Earlier This Week, Staging a Show of Force Amid an Intensifying Contract Battle. "You Have to Remember That What You're Fighting for is ‘Not Just a Fair Contract,’ it is the ‘History’ of Fair Contracts," more»

Another Great Example Of Why You Should ‘Work Union:’ Non-Union Ironworkers Strike In Nashville To Improve Construction Site Standards

Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - A Group of Non-Union Reinforcing Ironworkers (Workers Who Tie Rebar to Reinforce Concrete) Conducted a Strike This Week at Three Major Nashville Projects to Protest Unsafe, Unfair and Intolerable Work Practices by Their Employer - K&D LLC of Manchester, Tennessee. Workers Put Down Their Tools at the Westin Hotel Construction more»

Dealing Stunning Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass TPP Trade Plan Fail In The House After National AFL-CIO President Trumka Sends Angry Letter To Obama On Deal

Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In a Stunning Defeat for the White House, Democrats in the House Today (Friday, June 12th) Voted Down a Measure Creating an Assistance Program for Workers Displaced by Free Trade Agreements - Throwing Final Passage of the Proposal in Jeopardy Until at Least Next Week. Lauded for Her Stance by National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

As Talks Near, The UAW Steels For A Strike - Contract Negotiations To Take Place Amid Climate Of Great Profitability For Auto Makers

Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - With Less Than 100 Days Remaining on a Four-Year Labor Pact, United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Locals are Drawing Up Strike Contingency Plans to Prepare Members for Potentially Contentious Negotiations With Detroit Auto Makers Now Awash in Profits. UAW Officials - Representing About 140,000 General Motors Company (GM), the Ford Motor Company and more»

National Labor Relations Board Pushing For Non-Union Members To Pay Fees

Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Alabama, Georgia and Florida are All Right-To-Work (For Less) States, Which Means Employers Can't Force Workers to Join a Union - But the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) May Force Some Non-Union Workers to Pay a Fee Anyway. Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws are Supposed to Protect Non-Union Workers From This: “Unfortunately, in Twenty-Five States more»

Chris Shelton Elected President Of 700,000-Member Communications Workers Of America At National Convention In Detroit, Succeeds Outgoing President Larry Cohen

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) – Christopher Shelton (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of CWA) Was Elected as the New President of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) by Acclamation of Delegates on Monday (June 8th) at the Union’s 75th Convention That’s Being Held in Detroit. Shelton Succeeds Outgoing CWA President Larry Cohen (Pictured Below on the Left more»

National AFL-CIO Ramps Up Pressure In Key Districts Ahead Of Fast Track Vote - Fight For Working Families Hits Television, Radio & Digital

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO is Ramping Up its Efforts to Stop Fast Track With a Targeted Advertising Blitz Against Undecided Members of Congress. The Ads Reflect the Sentiment of Working Families Who are Vehemently Opposed to Giving Fast Track Authority to Another Bad Trade Deal That Costs American Jobs. The Coalition To Stop Fast more»

IAM Welcomes 100 Southwest Source Of Support Workers Into Union

Published on Monday, June 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DALLAS) - The International Association of Machinists (IAM) Recently Welcomed 100 Southwest Airlines Source of Support (SOS) Employees Into the Union After a Majority of the Work Group Signed Authorization Cards to Join the IAM. The IAM Filed With the National Mediation Board (NMB) to Recognize the Group as Part of the Already Unionized 5,000-Plus more»

California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Minimum Wage

Published on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - The California Senate This Week Approved a Plan to Again Raise the State's Minimum Wage, Lifting it to $13 an Hour In 2017, Then Tying it to the Rate of Inflation After That. The Proposal by State Senator Mark Leno (Democrat-San Francisco) Comes Just Two Years After Governor Jerry Brown Signed Legislation Giving California One of more»

National AFL-CIO Press Conference Ends With Critics Of The TPP Trade Agreement Being Locked Out Of The Office Of The United States Trade Representative

Published on Friday, June 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier This Week, Under the Backdrop of a Huge Show Us The Text, Show Us The Jobs Banner, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre Gathered With Critics of Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement to Reinforce the Message That Working People Won’t more»

NLRB Approves USW Union Representation At Golden Dragon Copper Plant In Alabama

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Certified a Vote by Workers to Unionize at Golden Dragon (GD) Copper USA - Which is Located at Pine Hill in Wilcox County, Alabama – a Business That Governor Robert Bentley Had Touted as an Example of Economic Development. The NLRB Issued a Certificate of Recognition to Workers at more»

Texas Court Upholds National Labor Relations Board's Union Election Rule

Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(THE STATE OF TEXAS) - Judge Robert Pitman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Monday (June 1st) Tossed Out a Lawsuit From Business Groups Challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Union Election Rule. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Texas Chapters of the Associated Builders and more»