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Organized Labor’s Plan To Derail Donald Trump

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka thought he’d have a pretty simple job in 2016: turn out his 12.7 million Union Members to support the Democratic presidential nominee. But it turns out Trumka’s task may be very different and perhaps more difficult: preventing a significant share of Union Households - which more»

Organizing Institute Apprentices Gear Up To Help Auto Workers Build A Union At The Nissan Plant In Canton, Mississippi

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Young Unionists
(CANTON, MISSISSIPPI) - Organizing Institute (OI) Apprentices have hit the ground running to help Auto Workers build a Union at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi - a fight that’s been brewing over the past decade. This is the largest class of OI apprentices to be part of any one campaign and it’s important because this is a historic more»

The ‘Value’ Of Being Union-Represented To News Workers Becomes ‘Crystal Clear’ In Al Jazeera America Shutdown

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Young Unionists
January’s news that Al Jazeera America would shut down this Spring came as a huge blow to the company’s Journalists, but it also illustrated the difference a Union makes. An overwhelming majority of Employees in Al Jazeera America’s Digital Newsroom, a unit of nearly 50 Media Workers, voted in October to join the New York more»

Chicago Teachers Could Strike On April 1st If Chicago Public Schools Follows Through On Threat To Unilaterally Cancel Pension Pickup

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) - The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) will gear up to Strike as soon as April 1st, if Chicago Public Schools follows through on its threat to unilaterally cancel the 7% Pension pickup it has made for decades, a top Union Official said Monday (March 7th). CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey made the comment just hours after 62 Members of his Union were more»

Don’t You Wish More Of The 1% Would Make This Kind Of Commitment To Their Workforces: LinkedIn CEO Donates His $14M Bonus To His Employees

Published on Monday, March 7, 2016 in Young Unionists
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is donating his entire annual $14 million stock bonus to Employees at the Social Networking Company for professionals. The gesture was made less than a month after the firm’s stock value plunge, which wiped out nearly $11 billion of market value. This drop represented the sharpest decline in LinkedIn’s stock since its more»

Eastern Missouri Laborers’ Local Member’s Son Takes Message About Unions To Legislators - Writes ‘Thank You’ Letters To Republicans Who Voted ‘No’ On Right-To-Work

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Young Unionists
(SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) - Clayton Bruner, who is the son of Laborers’ Local 110 Member Mark Bruner, recently received the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council Scholarship and a Local 110 scholarship. Between taking classes at Missouri State University in Springfield, where he is a sophomore who’s majoring in mathematics, the 19-year-old more»

This Is Why Talking About What A Union Does For Workers Matters: Ohio’s ‘Intermittent’ Firefighters Rush To Sign Up For Full Membership In AFSCME After Learning How The Union Can Help Them

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF OHIO) - What happens when you get nearly 100 intermittent Firefighters in a room - half of whom are Fee Payers and not full-fledged Members - and you tell them about the plan to strengthen the Union against Anti-Union zealots trying to use the Supreme Court to undermine public services and the Workers who provide them? It turns out that these more»

AFSCME Member Aims To Educate Fellow Union Members About Labor History – Wants Co-Workers To Know About Threats to Workers’ Rights: “Don't Forget That Everything We Won Was ‘Not Given To Us On A Silver Platter.’”

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Young Unionists
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - Chuck Martin, who is a student of Labor History, says the progress that Workers have made since World War II can be traced to the “long and bloody struggle of the Labor Movement” that culminated in the reforms of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. However, Martin didn’t get serious about the Labor more»

Public Employees Doing Wonderful Things: AFSCME Local 829 Member Robert Vega Delivers A Baby - By Phone

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 in Young Unionists
(SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA) - In his 20 years as an Emergency Dispatcher, Robert Vega has delivered babies on the spot and dealt with calls from women about to give birth, but the call he got through the California Highway Patrol dispatch center last October was one for the books. Vega, a Member of American Federation of State, County & Municipal more»

Are You A Working Person Thinking About Voting For Trump? Then Think Again: NLRB Sides With Trump Hotel Workers In Union Battle

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Young Unionists
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Just days before Tuesday’s (February 23rd) Nevada’s Republican Presidential Caucus, a Federal Labor Official weighed in on the ongoing dispute between Donald Trump’s signature luxury Las Vegas hotel and the hundreds of workers who voted in December to Unionize. Trump Hotel management had asked the National Labor more»

Union Ironworkers In New York City Try to Solve East Harlem Wage Theft - “This Is ‘Rampant’ In The ‘Non-Union World,’” One Worker Says

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) – “None of these Workers are getting paid,” said Octaviano Cortes while standing outside the partially finished foundation at 109 East 115th Street in East Harlem on the afternoon of February 19th. Antonio Lopez, speaking with a heavy Spanish accent, said he showed up for work at seven in the morning, hasn’t been more»

Take A Couple of Minutes To Read You’ll Begin To Realize How Republicans Get Americans To ‘Vote Against’ Their ‘Own Self Interest’

Published on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Young Unionists
The general stigma and opinion of the majority of the American People is that the Republican Party and their policies favor the wealthy. So, if so many people believe that a particular political party has only a small elite in their best interest, why do so many still continue to vote for them? Really, it’s a question that needs to be asked: Why do more»

Hey – Here’s How To Beat Retaliation, Even ‘Without’ A Union

Published on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Young Unionists
(SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO) - When you’re working without a Union, it can feel impossible to take on workplace problems, but Somos un Pueblo Unido, a New Mexico Worker Center, is honing a process to help even tiny groups of Workers win changes through small collective actions - while staving off retaliation. Willing Co-Workers form a committee, agree on a more»

Talk About NEEDING a Union: Silicon Valley Tech Worker Fired After Blogging About ‘Starving’ & ‘Struggling To Survive’ While Working At Billion-Dollar Food Delivery Firm In San Francisco

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Young Unionists
(SAN FRANCISCO) - A fired employee from the Silicon Valley tech firm Yelp! has raised anger over the $1.38 billion company’s Labor Practices after writing a blog that pointed out that the profitable company’s employees are struggling to survive. The employee, known as Talia Jane on-line, posted on her Medium blog that many Employees can’t more»

A Union Viewpoint: Florida Department Of Children And Family’s North Florida Evaluation & Treatment Center Employee James McGee - “AFSCME Saved My Career”

Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF FLORIDA) - James McGee has always been happy to pay his Union Dues to the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) because, much like participating in the electoral process, “if you are not participating - then you are letting others control your future.” Late last year, McGee learned more about the more»

Forgotten Labor History: The Filipinos Who Led A Farmworker Revolution

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 in Young Unionists
These days, grapes in the grocery store don't seem that controversial, but more than 50 years ago, a historic Workers' Strike in the vineyards of California's Central Valley set in motion the most significant campaign in modern Labor History: the Farmworker Movement. The United Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez are widely known: They first came to prominence more»

This Is What Happens When Republican-Dominated States Adopt Right-To-Work Laws: Carrier Tells Stunned USW-Represented Workers It’s Moving Their Indiana Operation To Mexico Because Of Cheaper Wages

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in Young Unionists
(INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA) – In the Right-To-Work (for less) State of Indiana, Representatives of the Carrier Corporation told its stunned Union Employees Wednesday (February 10th) that the company would be moving its operations to Mexico in phases because of cheaper wages – a decision that will impact 1,300 Union Jobs by the end of 2019. When the more»

Union-Represented Sargent Workers In Connecticut OK ‘Historic’ Three-Year Contract That Keeps Health Benefits Intact & Provides Increases To Workers’ Pensions

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in Young Unionists
(NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT) – Union-represented Sargent/Assa Abloy Workers earlier this week voted 187-to-5 to approve a three-year contract that avoids a Strike and keeps Health Benefits intact. “Awesome,” “A slam dunk” and “Historic.” - Those were the terms that Members of United Electrical, Radio & Machine more»

Joint Effort By The United Auto Workers & General Motors Leads To Five-Year Grant To Fund Health And Education Programs For Flint Children Impacted By Lead-Contaminated Water

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Young Unionists
(FLINT, MICHIGAN) – The United Way of Genesee County announced Tuesday (February 9) a joint effort involving the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union and General Motors, which will donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint who’ve been impacted by lead-contaminated water. Under a five-year more»

The Labor Movement Celebrates Black History Month: Former AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy Says Unions Are ‘Powerful Instruments’ That Can ‘Bring People Together’ & ‘Elevate Dignity And Respect’ For ‘All’ Working People

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Former American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy returned to the Union’s headquarters on Monday (February 8th) to celebrate Black History Month, declaring that Low-Wage Jobs are the new slavery and that Unions - particularly AFSCME - are powerful instruments that can more»

An Interesting Read For Unionists Fighting The 1%: The Brainwashing Of My Dad By Fox News, Rush Limbaugh & ‘Hate Media’

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Young Unionists
Many of us understand the damage that’s been done by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and Hate Media. You can hear the promotion of blatant racism, homophobia, misogyny and bigotry just by turning on the TV, radio or computer. Malicious lies are perpetuated until they are believed by those who have been sucked in and who now use Right-Wing more»

More Good Organizing News: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members At Two University Of Southern California Academic Units Have Voted To Unionize

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 in Young Unionists
(LOS ANGELES) - The results, announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) earlier this week, make University of Southern California (USC) the largest private university in California to have Faculty represented by a Union. Eligible Faculty Members in the Roski School of Art and Design opted to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

Continued Help For Flint Residents From Organized Labor: General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant & UAW Local 2209 Collect 56,700 Water Bottles For Residents Poisoned By Lead In Their Drinking Water

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 in Young Unionists
(FORT WAYNE, INDIANA) – Located less than three hours to the north, an American city about half the size of Fort Wayne, Indiana is without drinking water amid a public health emergency because its water has tested positive for lead. The City of Flint, Michigan’s water was contaminated with lead in 2014 when the city switched from the Detroit more»

‘Change The Rules, Be The Power’ Conference Addresses Responsibility Of Labor Unions

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – More than 1,000 Members of the AFL-CIO members from across the United States met in Washington, D.C. in mid-January for the largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event of its kind for the second year in a row. The Change the Rules, Be the Power Conference examined major issues facing its members including Gender Justice, Criminal more»

Could There Be A ‘Silver Lining’ In The Friedrichs’ Decision? Former AFT Organizing Director Shaun Richman, Via In These Times, Opines: How Friedrichs Could Actually ‘Unleash’ Unions From Decades Of Free Speech Restrictions

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Shaun Richman is a former Organizing Director for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). His Labor Perspective originally appeared In These Times and can be directly accessed at: As the spring semester more»

Disney Just Got Hit With Two Class-Action Suits For Illegally Replacing American Workers With Foreigners

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Young Unionists
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA) - Disney just got hit with two class-action suits. Leo Perrero and Dena Moore say they were illegally replaced by Foreign Workers. Both were laid off from their IT jobs at Walt Disney World in Orlando in January 2015. They were told they had 90 days to train their replacements: Foreigners on H-1B Visas, the most common visa for more»

Why Organized Labor Must Fight Right-To-Work Legislation: Michigan Union Membership Dropped Significantly In 2014, First Full Year Under RTW Law

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Young Unionists
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Union Membership in the State of Michigan fell sharply in 2014, the first full year under its new Right-To-Work (for less) Law. Overall, 14.5% of Wage and Salary Workers in Michigan were Members of a Union in 2014, down from 16.3% in 2013, according to Federal Statistics released late last week. Union Membership in Michigan more»

One Step Closer To Collective Bargaining & Respect On The Job, Some Temp Workers Make Move To Unionize After Recent NLRB Ruling

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Young Unionists
(NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS) - Advocates for Temporary Workers are celebrating a recent decision issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to broaden the definition of Joint Employers - a move that could bring many Temp Workers closer to Collective Bargaining. One of the first to join a Union following the new rule is a group of Guatemalans in more»

More Good Organizing News: 850 Nurses ‘Go Union’ At Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Hospital – Says One Nurse: “We Were ‘Tired’ Of Having Management’s Decisions ‘Limit Our Ability’ To Give The ‘Best Care.’”

Published on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Young Unionists
(PHILADELPHIA) - For the second time in the past week, hundreds of Nurses at a Philadelphia-area hospital have voted to Unionize - this time it was 850 Nurses at Hahnemann University Hospital have voted to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP.) In seeking to join a Union, the Nurses complained of poor working more»

An Important Read For Working People: How Politicians Divide, Conquer & Confuse American Workers Based On Race - Artificial Divides Based On Racial Fears Worsen Everyone’s Prospects

Published on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Young Unionists
Since the 60s, Amer­ic­an Work­ers have been sub­jec­ted to a steady drum­beat of polit­ic­al mes­sages de­signed to di­vide them by Race and Class, res­ult­ing in a dra­mat­ic weak­en­ing of Bar­gain­ing Power and Job Se­cur­ity – that’s the con­clu­sion more»

More Non-Represented Workers Wanting A Union In Their Workplace: University Of Minnesota Faculty To File For Union Vote - Goal Is Better Job Security & Pay

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Young Unionists
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Faculty Members at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus are calling for an election to form a union. Organizers planned to file a formal petition today (Wednesday, January 20th) on behalf of some 2,500 full- and part-time Instructors at the university’s largest more»

Union-Represented Tenured Professors Reach Tentative Three-Year Contract Agreement With Kent State University – Agreement Avoids Potential Strike Set For Next Week

Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in Young Unionists
(KENT, OHIO) - Kent State University (KSU) and the American Association of University Professors-KSU have reached a Tentative Contract Agreement for its Tenured Professors and avoided a potential Strike next week. The three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty was reached Monday (January 18th). Kent State spokesman more»

Via National AFL-CIO News Now: From University Of California, Berkeley Professor & Author Ian Haney López - Unions Must Address Racism

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Ian Haney López is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of: Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. To Directly Access His Labor Perspective - Unions Must Address Racism - Go to: more»

An Editorial From The Sacramento Bee: In Friedrichs Case, Justices Should Follow Precedent, Side With Labor

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Young Unionists
From all reports, the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to undermine Organized Labor and curb States’ ability to reasonably govern their own affairs. We hope calm heads and Labor prevail, and that the justices affirm 40-year-old precedent by ruling against plaintiffs led by Orange County teacher Rebecca Friedrichs in Friedrichs v. California Teachers more»

Labor Perspective From State Of Washington AFSCME Member Alice Rogers: Conservative Workers Should Look To Unions For A ‘Voice’

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Alice Rogers is a State of Washington Community Corrections Specialist and a Union Member of the Conservative Caucus of the Washington Federation of State Employees, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 28. Her Labor Perspective - Conservative Workers Should Look To Unions more»

Unions Helping Those In Their Community: The UAW To Bring Truckloads Of Water Donations To Food Bank In Flint In Effort To Help Residents Affected By City’s Water Emergency

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Young Unionists
(FLINT, MICHIGAN) - United Auto Workers (UAW) Members from across the State of Michigan are donating truckloads of bottled water to Flint residents affected by the city's water emergency. Several UAW Locals have asked how they could help residents and today (Sunday, January 10th) those Locals south of Flint will bring a caravan of trucks filled with cases more»

A Labor Perspective From University Of California Irvine School Of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky Via Legal Precedent Should Stand In Teachers' Suit Against Union

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Young Unionists
No one ever can be forced to join a Public Employees Union, but Non-Union Members can, and should, be required to pay their fair share of the costs of the Collective Bargaining Process from which they benefit. This has been the law for decades, but the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday (January 11th) in Friedrichs vs. California more»

Activists Push For Unionism, Protection At The College Of St. Rose In Albany

Published on Friday, January 8, 2016 in Young Unionists
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - “Be glad you are in a Union and stay involved,” is the message Lisa Kannenberg is sending to all New York State Public Employee Federation (PEF) Members. Kannenberg is a History Professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Her experiences have emphasized how being a Union Member makes a big difference in all walks of more»

TPP UPDATE: Leaders From 12 Nations – Including The United States – Are Set To Sign The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement On February 4th

Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in Young Unionists
From Flush the TPP: After those leaders sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade (TPP) Agreement on February 4th, the TPP will still need to go through a process of approval in each participating country. President Obama will send the TPP implementing legislation to Congress when he thinks he has enough votes to pass it. Those who oppose the TPP and what more»

An Important Read For Labor Unions & Their Members: Wisconsin's Public Sector Unions Plot To ‘Fight Back’ As Supreme Court Case Looms

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Young Unionists
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Wisconsin’s Labor Leaders cheered when their nemesis, Governor Scott Walker, dropped out of the Republican Presidential Campaign last September. Walker’s Anti-Union message failed to catch fire the way it did four years ago, when he pushed through legislation that hobbled Public Employee Unions. But while Walker’s more»

Labor Perspective From Holly Wood Via One Weird Trick You Can Do To Help The Labor Movement ‘Without’ Joining A Union

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Young Unionists
A lot of people I know exist outside of the world of Unionization. Though there is a massive freelancer Union, few people I know are Members. Virtually none of my friends who work in tech are Unionized. And academics, well, ironically enough? But then my family, who are not well-off, work in Retail and Health Care Service Industries where Unionization more»

Yet Another Group Of Non-Union Workers Deciding To ‘Go Union:’ Pepsi Workers In Macon, Georgia Vote To Become Members Of Teamsters Local 528

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Young Unionists
(MACON, GEORGIA) - Drivers, Merchandisers and Warehouse Workers at the Pepsi Facility in Macon, Georgia recently voted to become Members of Teamsters Local 528, with a majority of the 45-person Unit casting ballots in favor of Going Union. “We’re ‘pretty excited’ that we won,” said Erick Barber, a Warehouse Worker at the Macon more»

New York City Lets Luxury Building Owners Stiff Workers & ‘Still Get A Tax Break’

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - When Isaac Bowman got a Concierge Job at a luxury Queens Apartment Building, he hoped it would be his ticket out of a homeless shelter and into New York City's Middle Class. The pay was low at only $10 an hour, but at least it was a start toward getting his partner and three stepchildren into an apartment of their own, reasoned Bowman, more»

Looking Back At The Labor Year That Was In 2015 – An Amazing Amount Of Organizing Victories Bodes Well For Continued Increasing Union Membership In The New Year

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Young Unionists
Working People won big in 2015 - Whether it was coming together and voting Union Yes or winning legislation for Paid Sick and Family Leave, we can say it was a very good year. The National AFL-CIO News Now Web Site has covered many of these Worker Wins stories over the last year on the AFL-CIO Now Blog. Here are some highlights you don’t want to more»

Any Working Person Who’s Thinking About Voting For Donald Trump For President? - Think Again! Trump Says: ‘Having A Low Minimum Wage Is ‘Not A Bad Thing’ For This Country’

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in Young Unionists
Saying the United States needs to be able to compete in a global economy, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump says having a low Minimum Wage isn’t a bad thing for the Country. “Now, I want to create jobs so that you don’t have to worry about the Minimum Wage, you’re doing a great job, and you’re making much more more»

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Kicks Off New Season Of ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’ On January 3rd

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance kicks off the eighth season of its award-winning TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, with a New Mexico Black Bear Hunt that’s as inspiring as it is challenging. New episodes will air Sundays at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on Sportsman Channel, with additional airings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at more»

More Good Organizing News: Adjunct, Part-Time Faculty Vote To Unionize With SEIU At Brandeis In Boston – Workers Become The Sixth Boston-Area Group Of Higher Education Workers To Unionize In The Past Two Years

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(BOSTON) - Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty at Brandeis University have voted 4-to-1 in favor of Unionizing, becoming the sixth Boston-area group of Higher Education Workers to do so in the past two years. The Brandeis Faculty will join the Faculty Forward Union, a division of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509. About 3,200 Boston-area more»

NewsGuild Of New York Reaches ‘Groundbreaking Contract Settlement’ With The Nation - New Six-Year Contract Includes Four-Month Paid Parental Leave For Employees - Regardless Of Gender, & 25% Raises Over Six Years

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK) – The NewsGuild of New York announced on Wednesday (December 16th) a groundbreaking new six-year Contract with The Nation, which will provide Employees four months of Paid Parental Leave regardless of gender, a nearly unheard of benefit in the News Industry. NewsGuild Members at The Nation voted overwhelmingly to ratify the agreement more»

'Do Unions Still Matter?' – From Bandon Weber Via Five Answers I've Offered My Father-In-Law When He Asks That Question

Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
Labor Unions have been on the decline for decades after reaching their high-water mark in 1955, when they represented nearly 35% of the Workforce. Some (like my father-in-law) say that because they bargain for fewer and fewer people, they should just go away or that “they had a purpose at one time, but not anymore." But others say the decline of more»

Young New Yorkers fight for stability through unionized labor

Published on Friday, December 11, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - Rudy Mulligan never expected she would trade in 10 years of experience as a Social Worker for safety glasses, a tool belt and a hard hat. Now Mulligan, 34, is one of the about 877,000 Unionized Members of New York City's Workforce. New Yorkers have historically supported Organized Labor even as National Politics have marred their more»