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Political Appeal Of Bashing American Unions May Have Peaked

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
Unions might never recover the strength they had decades ago, but recent signs suggest renewed support for Labor, or at least an end to its run as a Republican bogeyman. After building a campaign around his battle with Government Workers, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker abruptly ended his presidential campaign on September 21st. His decision more»

Workers Employed At Barneys Posh Chicago Department Store Push To Unionize

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) - Chicago Employees of posh Department Store Barneys New York are seeking to Unionize, with a chief concern being a company policy that requires sales associates to push the store credit card or face disciplinary action. About 70% of the company's 75 Chicago Sales Associates and Shipping and Distribution Workers have signed cards indicating they more»

An Important Read: New Study Finds Unionized Latinos Earn $11,544 More Per Year Than Non-Union/Recommends Unions Begin Extensive Outreach To Latino Community

Published on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Young Unionists
A new report from the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) shows Latino Workers who are Members of Unions have distinct advantages over their Non-Union Peers - Latino Workers and Unions: A Strategic Partnership for America’s Progress provides the latest data Wages and Benefits afforded Latino Workers through Union Membership. The more»

Didja Hear This One? Day After Employees Vote To Unionize, Target Announces Fleet Of Robot Workers

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Young Unionists
Geez, that escalated quickly - Just a day after Pharmacy Workers from a Brooklyn Target Store formed a Union, the company announced plans to replace Employees with robot workers in the near future. Last week it was reported the Pharmacists had submitted their initial Micro-Union filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after an initial ballot more»

A Question For Organized Labor: The Problem Of The Youth Vote & How Do We Get Young People To Vote?

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Even though this Labor News Story is from Canada, it still underscores an important point for Organized Labor on both sides of the border. This report was found on the Web Site of Teamsters Local 362 and can be direct accessed at: www.teamsters362.com/the-problem-of-the-youth-vote-how-do-we-get-young-people-to-vote/ more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The U.S. Visit Of Pope Francis: His Message Is Aimed At Those Committed To Building An Economy That Works For Working People & A Just And Racially Harmonious Society

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
Pope Francis’ popularity continues to grow as more Americans embrace his message of togetherness, community, inclusion and equality - a message that transcends partisan politics. Some people tell us to ignore Pope Francis. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh says Pope Francis is practically working for the Democrats and Republican Presidential more»

Labor Op-Ed From Author Miriam Pawel Via The Los Angeles Times: 50 Years Ago, Cesar Chavez Led A Crusade To Unite & Empower Farmworkers

Published on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Young Unionists
Los Angeles Times’ Editor’s Note: Miriam Pawel is the author of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography, winner of the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Her Labor Op-Ed Can be Directly Accessed at: more»

Exclusive From Reuters: Target Pharmacy Workers In Brooklyn Form Union, First In Company's History – Go With The United Food & Commercial Workers Union

Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - A group of Pharmacy Workers within Target Corporation's store in Brooklyn, New York, have won a vote to form a Micro-Union, making it the first Unionized Store at the retailer since its inception in 1902. Earlier this week, Reuters was first to report that a group of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians won an initial ballot, 7-to-2, more»

Latinos Are At The Forefront Of Advancing Workers’ Rights

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Young Unionists
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15th, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement: Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the countless contributions of Latinos to our nation. It is also a time to evaluate the challenges they face. Today, as America’s Latino Community grows more»

Wisconsin Republican Governor & GOP Presidential Wannabe Scott Walker Proposes Sweeping Crackdown On Unions, Draws Fierce Response From Organized Labor

Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Under President Scott Walker, it would be illegal for Federal Workers to form Unions and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would be no more. The Republican Presidential Candidate unveiled these proposals, and others, Today (Monday, September 14th) in Las Vegas, according to details shared with the Associated Press (AP), in more»

Evidence Keeps Piling Up: Unions Are Very, Very, Very Good For Workers

Published on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Young Unionists
With most of the largest Organized Workforces in the U.S. going to the bargaining table before the end of next year, "it is likely that more workers will be seeking raises through the Collective Bargaining Process in 2015–2016 than at ‘any other point’ in recent American Labor History." "Collective Bargaining is our ‘best more»

Independent Pilots Association Threatens Strike Over UPS Contract

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Young Unionists
(LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY) - The Union representing about 2,600 pilots who fly UPS Aircraft says its members will be asked to authorize a potential strike if the airline and the Union can’t resolve differences over a new Labor Contract. Despite the move by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), “there’s no real threat of strike,” a more»

The IBEW’s RENEW Program: Busting Union Stereotypes In The South

Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - For Caleb Long, hard work, public service and the importance of education were values instilled early on in life. Long’s father - Eddie Long, is a 41-year veteran of Chattanooga’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 175, and growing up in a Union Household meant security and a chance to chase more»

Feeling Good About the Labor Movement - National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Cites The Examples Of How Working People Are About Bringing A ‘Wave Of Change’

Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in Young Unionists
Every Labor Day there’s a quick nod to past Labor Victories, and then a knee-jerk assertion that “Organized Labor is in decline.” It’s time to retire that tired line because it’s simply not true. In 2015 there’s an untold story about the rising tide of Working People finding new and innovative ways to create a better more»

From Union Plus: 36 Reasons Why You Should Thank A Union

Published on Monday, September 7, 2015 in Young Unionists
Show your support for the labor movement! If for some reason you can't join a union, but want to support your fellow Working Americans and fight for good jobs and a just economy, join Working America at www.WorkingAmerica.org. When you join Working America - or if you're already a Union Member - you are automatically eligible for Union Plus Discounts and more»

Don’t Think Being In A Union Is Important? – Then Read This: Central New York Dairy Workers Fired For Just Meeting With Worker Rights Advocates

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Young Unionists
(LOWVILLE, NEW YORK) - Two Marks Farm Employees were fired on September 1st after meeting with Worker Rights Advocates to discuss English Language Classes and Farm Working Conditions. A week prior, on August 24th, Rebecca Fuentes of the Workers’ Center of Central New York met with five Workers in their home when Christopher Peck of Marks Farm called more»

A ‘Bigger Share’ For NYC Bike-Share Workers: One Worker’s Story On ‘Winning A Voice’ (And A Contract) In The Workplace

Published on Saturday, September 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) – There’s an invisible hand that mysteriously guides bike behavior in New York City, making them disappear and reappear all around the City - and that hand belongs to Dolly Winter, a friendly Veteran Dispatcher who’s worked for Citi Bike in New York since its launch back in 2013. Dolly’s favorite part of the job is more»

Al Jazeera America Digital Journalists Organize With News Guild Of New York - Overwhelming Majority Of Newsroom Joins Effort To Unionize

Published on Friday, September 4, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - Citing a deep commitment to Al Jazeera America’s mission of providing quality, cutting-edge Journalism, and a desire for more consistent and transparent management practices, the Digital Newsroom of Al Jazeera America (AJAM) announced this Week that it has petitioned for representation with the News Guild of New York-Communications more»

More Than 3,000 AFSCME And Fellow Union Members, Retirees And Supporters Protest Koch Brothers ‘Summit’ In Columbus, Ohio - Send Loud And Clear Message: The American Dream Is Not For Sale

Published on Friday, September 4, 2015 in Young Unionists
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – More than 3,000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Fellow Union Members, Retirees and Supporters recently turned out in Columbus, Oho to send a loud and clear message to the Koch brothers: The American Dream is not for sale. The fattest of America’s Fat Cats, the Kochs sent their front more»

Labor Looks At ‘Major Push’ To Organize Workers Across The U.S. After ‘Landmark’ Ruling, Sees Potential Impact Of Ruling As Being A "Game Changer"

Published on Monday, August 31, 2015 in Young Unionists
What’s Being Described as a Landmark National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruling on Companies' Obligations Toward Contract and Franchise Workers Should Help the Labor Movement Organize Manufacturers and E-Commerce Companies, as Well as Fast Food Chains. Last Week, the NLRB Ruled the Owner of a California Recycling Plant Was a "Joint Employer" With more»

New Study Shows Unionized Women Earn ‘More Than’ Non-Union Women In Every U.S. State - Average $212 More Per Week Than Women In Non-Union Jobs

Published on Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A New Briefing Paper Just Released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) Finds Women Represented by a Union in the United States Earn an Average of $212 More Per Week Than Women in Non-Union Jobs. In Addition, Union Women Earn More in Every State, With the Size of the Union Wage Advantage Varying Across States: Union more»

Ten Years After Katrina, Union Solidarity Overshadows Tragedy

Published on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) - It Was 1 a.m. and the Staff of Central Louisiana State Hospital Had a Major Emergency on Their Hands. A Week After Hurricane Katrina Made Landfall in Louisiana on Monday, August 29th, 2005, Patients and Staff From Charity Hospital in New Orleans Were Arriving at the Pineville Hospital by the Busloads, Seeking Refuge and more»

Federal Judge In Michigan Stops Bus System's Interference In Union's Leaflet Distribution

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN) - A Federal Judge in Michigan Has Issued a Temporary Restraining Order That Stops the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) From Interfering With Union Members' Distribution of Leaflets at Grand Rapid’s Central Station. The Order, Which Was Granted Tuesday (August 25th) by U.S. District Judge Janet Neff, Came One Day more»

AFSCME Members In Texas Establish Innovative Youth Court

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in Young Unionists
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) – Members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) are Behind an Innovative Initiative in Austin to Keep Youth Out of the Texas Court System and Out of Jail. For More Than a Decade, AFSCME Local 1624 President Judy Cortez and Austin Municipal Court Judge John Vasquez - an AFSCME Member Since more»

When Adjuncts Go Union: On Campuses Across America, Contingent Faculty Are ‘Fighting Back’ Against Low Wages & Precarious Employment

Published on Friday, August 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - By Now, Tiffany Kraft Imagined she Would Be Fully Immersed in Academia, Putting Her PhD and Passion for British Literature to Use on an Annotated Version of Irish Novelist George Moore’s Mike Fletcher. But Her Path to Academia Has Not Been as Straightforward as she Had Hoped. She Got Her Master’s When President George W. more»

Newly-Released Poll Finds Americans' View Of Labor Unions Improving

Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
Nearly Six in 10 Americans Have a Favorable View of Labor Unions, According to the Results of a New Gallup Survey Released Today (Monday, August 17th). The Poll Was Conducted as Part of Gallup’s Annual Work and Education Survey From August 5th Through the 9th Via Landlines and Cellphones, Surveying 1,011 Adults Nationwide - With an Overall Margin of more»

Another Great Example Of Unions Giving Back To Their Communities: Boston/Springfield Ironworkers Local 7 Donates $10,000 To BayState Franklin's Campaign For Keeping Care Local

Published on Monday, August 17, 2015 in Young Unionists
(GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS) – Earlier This Month, Boston/Springfield Ironworkers Local 7 Donated $10,000 to BayState Franklin's Campaign for Keeping Care Local. "Putting Local Ironworkers to Work in the Community is ‘Important’ to Our Members. We ‘Value’ the Ongoing Relationship We Have With BayState Health and Each One Of more»

Another Union Worker ‘Stepping Up’ For Others: AFSCME-Represented Group Home Worker Pushes For Betting Training Against Violent Attacks

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5 Member Joann Holton Has Been in Public Service for More Than 33 Years, Spanning Two Different Jobs, Five Governors and Massive Shifts in Her Field Caring for the Developmentally Disabled. And it’s Been These Changes That Have Made Her more more»

Learn About Labor History With A Newly-Created App

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Young Unionists
There’s a New App That Makes Learning About Labor History Both Fun and Engaging. This App Is Developed for iphone 5’s and Newer Models. Wi-Fi or Cellular Service is Needed to Get Full Use of the App. The Purpose of the App - Which Has a Time Line of All the Important Events That Have Happened in Labor History - is to Educate and Engage more»

‘Solidarity To Save Jobs’ At Eastern Illinois University – Unionized Faculty Step Up, Agree To Delay Raise To Save The Jobs Of 29 Annually Contracted Faculty

Published on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS) - At Eastern Illinois University (EIU), Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty are Stepping Up in the Midst of a Budget Crunch to Help Those Not on the Tenure Track Keep Their Jobs. Unionized Faculty Members at the State Institution Have Agreed to Extend Their Contract for One Year, Delaying a1.5% Across-the-Board Raise, for Which They Had more»

Paramedic Shares Awesome Facebook Post About Minimum Wage Increase

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
Jens Rushing, Like So Many People, Took to Facebook to Rant About Something. Rushing, a Paramedic, Wrote an Angry Post About Fast Food Workers Winning a $15 an Hour Wage That Has Since Gone Viral. But Instead of Getting Angry That His Skilled Job Only Pays Him the Same Amount, he Stood in Solidarity With the Underpaid Workers and Had This to Say to more»

Important Labor Op-Ed From American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido: ‘You’ Are The Union

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Young Unionists
Nearly 10 Years Ago, Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett Famously Observed: There's Class Warfare, All Right, But It's My Class, The Rich Class, That's Making War, And We're Winning. What Buffett Referred to is the Growing Gap Between the Ultra Rich and the Rest of Us, the Economic Inequality That President Obama Has Called "the Defining Challenge of Our more»

AFSCME Bus Driver In Washington, D.C. Organizes With Strategy Of Education

Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Corey Upchurch and His Family Came Up in Transportation. His Father Was a Manager at the Department of Transportation of the Washington, D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education. He Worked There for 32 Years. His Mother Started Out as a Bus Attendant, Moved to Dispatch and Then Worked as Routing and Scheduling Manager. more»

National AFL-CIO Launches Plan For Labor Commission On Racial And Economic Justice/Internal Labor Conversations Around Racism Will Begin In September

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – This Week, as Part of the National AFL-CIO Executive Council, the AFL-CIO Commission on Racial and Economic Justice Held its First Meeting, Bringing Together a Diverse Group of Labor Leaders, as Well as Academic Advisors to Map Out a Plan for a Series of Internal Conversations Around the Role of Race in Unions, Workplaces and Our more»

From Coast To Coast – A Worker Wins Update: Workers Across The United States Are ‘Winning’ On Their Raising Wages Agenda

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As Compiled by the National AFL-CIO News’ Web Site: Workers Across the Country Have Stood Up in the Past Month to Fight for Better Wages and Working Conditions. Here are Just Some of the Victories: Maryland Taxi Drivers Deliver Major Reforms: Last Week, Taxi Drivers - Who are Organizing With the National AFL-CIO’s Newest more»

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Studies Reveal Union Membership Linked With Higher Life Satisfaction

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Young Unionists
There are Always Lots of Recommendations Out There for How to Help Lift Our Spirits and Brighten Our Mood - From Getting More Sunlight to Being Physically Active or Simply Eating Better. But According to Recent Studies, Joining a Union Should Definitely be Added to That List. Patrick Flavin is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University and Gregory more»

“In A Team Effort,” Central New York Building Trades Union Members Restore Replica Birthplace Cabin Of President Millard Fillmore In Cayuga County

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
(MORAVIA, NEW YORK) - A Little-Known Tourist Attraction in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region is the Birthplace of the 13th President of the United States - Millard Fillmore, Who Was Born on January 7th, 1800 in Moravia (in Cayuga County). A Replica House Sits in the Namesake Park Fillmore Glen, Located Just Four Miles From the Fillmore more»

Painters Union Helps Veterans Transition Out of Active Military Service Into Jobs

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON STATE) - When Someone’s Transitioning Out of Active Military Service, One of the Most Important Next Steps for Veterans is Finding Income. Many Unions Have Programs That Open the Doors of Their Union Halls to Veterans and Some are Even Working to Get Folks Lined Up With Careers Before They Even Leave the Service. One Example of This is more»

'America's Toughest Lady' Oversees Largest Concrete Pour At North America's Largest Infrastructure Construction Project: New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK) - Dianna ‘Iron Lady’ Montague- Who’s Affectionately Known as America's Toughest Lady, is the First African-American Woman in the Nearly 100-Year History of Philadelphia Iron Workers Union Local 405 to Become a Member, and the First Woman of Any Ethnicity to Complete the Union's Apprenticeship Program - Becoming a more»

Canadian Government & Industry Join With The IBEW To Promote Women In Trades

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
(OTTAWA, CANADA) - Go to Any International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Conference, Rally or Gathering of Activists and You’ll Frequently See a Popular Slogan on T-Shirts and Bumper Stickers: A Woman’s Place Is In Her Union! And in Canada, That Sentiment is Growing Stronger, Thanks to a New Nationwide Initiative. The IBEW Has more»

CWA/IBEW Contract Update: Verizon Reported To Be Preparing To Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go to: http://wepartypatriots.com/wp/2015/07/15/scabblerouser-verizon-preparing-to-train-15k-non-union-replacement-workers-as-bargaining-tactic/. To Read Your On-Line Labor Newspaper’s Local Labor News Coverage of the CWA/IBEW/Verizon Negotiations, See Our July 10th more»

SEIU’s Recipe for Unionizing Fast Food: Union Wants The Big Restaurant Chains To Pressure Their Franchisees To Allow Unions

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), One of the Nation’s Largest Labor Groups, is Battling to Organize America’s Fast-Food Workers. Since 2012, the Union Has Spent More Than $25 Million on a Campaign That’s Included Backing Lawsuits Over Alleged Unpaid Wages and Racially Motivated Firings, Promoting Legislation to Change the more»

Canadian Medical Pot Growers Battle To Unionize

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 in Young Unionists
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - In a World of Increasingly Precarious Work, it Seems Grow-Ops are No Exception. Low Wages and Erratic Schedules Have Workers at a Markham, Ontario-Based Medical Marijuana Producer Seeking Union Protection, in What Could be a Precedent-Setting Fight for Better Work Conditions in the Burgeoning Industry. But the Battle is Becoming more»

A Labor Perspective From British Journalist Simon Hattenstone Via theguardian.com: A Moment That Changed Me – Joining The Union And Taking A Stand

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: You Can Directly Access This Labor Perspective From British Journalist Simon Hattenstone at: www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/09/a-moment-that-changed-me-simon-hattenstone?CMP=share_btn_fb I’d Been in My First Full-Time Job for Six Months – £6,000 (English Pounds) a Year Working as a more»

Actor Danny Glover Tells Young Unionists They’re Making History

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) - An Enthusiastic Crowd of Young Trade Unionists and Allies From More Than 40 States and Puerto Rico Cheered as Actor Danny Glover Came on Stage at the National AFL-CIO's 2015 Next Up Summit Held in Chicago Earlier This Year. Glover, Who’s Been a Leader in the Struggle of Nissan Workers in Canton, Mississippi to Win Union Representation, more»

Labor Perspective From Retired AFSCME Board Member Steven Weiner: Unions Matter & Solidarity Means Something

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Steven Weiner is a Retired Executive Board Member and Shop Steward of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2627/District Council 37. His Labor Perspective Originally Appeared in the New Hampshire Labor News and Can be Directly Accessed at: more»

Public Defenders In The State Of Massachusetts Try To Unionize For Third Time

Published on Monday, July 6, 2015 in Young Unionists
(BOSTON) - As a Public Defender in Malden, Massachusetts - Representing Clients Who Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer, Rachel Scotch Makes Less Than $49,000 a Year, Which she Augments With a Job as a Greeter at Fenway Park in Order to Cover Her Rent and Pay Down Her Considerable Law School Debt. Of the 36 Lawyers Who Started Working for the Committee For more»

Yet Another Group Of Editorial Employees ‘Going Union!’ As Salon Editorial Employees Announce Plans To Unionize

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
Just Weeks After Writers and Editors at Gawker Media Unionized, Editorial Employees at Salon Media Group Have Announced They Intend to Join the Same Union - the Writers Guild of America East (WAGE). The Decision by Salon Employees Suggests Gawker's High-Profile Union Campaign May Indeed Have a Domino Effect in New Media, Which is Generally a Union-Free more»

Think You Don’t Need A Union? - Toronto Workers In War Over Unpaid Wages With Grilled Cheese Restaurant Owner

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
(TORONTO) - Kris Kadas Was Only Trying to Help a Friend Out When he Took a Gig Behind the Counter at The Grilled Cheese. A Pal of His Had Become Manager at the Kensington Market Restaurant in April and she Was Looking for Some Staff. It Seemed Like a Good Opportunity, Thought Kadas, Who Had a Resume Filled With Experiences at Other Kitchens and Was Eager more»

Ohio University Student Workers Demand Union

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Young Unionists
(ATHENS, OHIO) - Plagued by Poverty Wages and Soaring Tuition Costs, Hundreds of Student Workers at Ohio University in Athens Have Banded Together to Form a Union in Partnership With American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8 to Negotiate for Fair Pay and Gain a Voice in Setting Their Working Conditions. In Just more»