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Who's Next? Making Space For Young Workers In Labor Unions

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Young Unionists
As Aging Labor Leaders Look to the Future and Try to Get Young Members More Involved, Young Worker Programs With Perky, Forward-Looking Names - the National AFL-CIO’s Next Up, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employee’s (AFSCME) Next Wave, and the Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) Next Gen - Have Popped Up more»

From Union Plus’s David Tindell: Four ‘Loony Labor Lies’ We’re ‘Really Sick’ Of Hearing

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: David Tindell Serves as the Digital Media Coordinator at Union Plus and Can be found writing for Union Plus’s Social Network Offerings on Facebook, Twitter. You Can Directly Access This Labor News Perspective in its Entirety at: http://bluenationreview.com/4-loony-labor-lies-were-really-sick-of-hearing/ more»

Teamsters Union Fights Toyota’s Greedy Car Haul Job-Killing Practices

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
The Teamsters Union is Fighting Toyota’s Greed in Which the Manufacturer is Shifting Business From Dependable and Experienced Teamster-Represented Car Haul Companies to Lower-Bidding Non-Union Companies - a Shift That’s Costing Numerous Teamster Car-Haulers’ Jobs and Lowering Work Standards While the Company Rakes in Record Profits. For more»

Final New York State Wage Board Hearing Held In Albany With Fast Food Workers Providing Emotional Testimony On Why Their Families Need $15 To Survive

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Saying Having Extra Money in Their Pockets Would Not Only be Beneficial To Their Families, But to the Economy as Well, Fast Food Workers Made Their Case for Hourly Wages of $15 in Their Final Opportunity to Publicly Testify During the Last New York State Wage Board That Was Held in Albany on Monday (June 23rd). Hundreds of Fast Food more»

Republican Legislators’ Next Union Target: Building Trades Unions & Prevailing Construction Wages

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 in Young Unionists
Expanding Their Battle With Organized Labor, Republican Lawmakers in the Midwest are Moving to Scrap Labor Laws That Help Unions Win a Healthy Share of the Jobs on Public Works Projects and Bolster Trade Union Membership. Conservative Legislators are Targeting Prevailing Wage Statutes, Now on the Books in 31 States, That Require Paying the Local Wage and more»

The National Association Of Letters Carriers’ 2015 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive Is A Smashing Success - Nearly 71 Million Pounds Of Food Collected Across The U.S.

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Annual Stamp Our Hunger Food Drive Collected Almost 71 Million Pounds of Food Across the U.S. to Help Restock Food Banks, Pantries and Shelters Across the Country - an Impressive Result Made All the More Necessary by the Extreme Weather Experienced by Much of the Country, Along more»

California Court Ruling Could Make It Nearly Impossible For Farmworkers To Win Union Contracts

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(FRESNO, CALIFORNIA) - On May 18th in Fresno, California, the State's Court of Appeals for the 5th District Ruled That a Key Provision of the State's Unique Labor Law for Field Workers Was Unconstitutional. Should it be Upheld by the State's Supreme Court, This Decision Will Profoundly Affect the Ability of California Farm Workers to Gain Union Contracts. more»

National AFL-CIO’s ‘Union Summer’ Participants Launch Organizing Campaigns Across The United States

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO’s Annual Union Summer Program Kicked Off This Week With 40 Interns Beginning a 10-Week Effort to Assist Major Organizing Campaigns in Six Major Cities. “From Raising Rages to Securing Rights in the Workplace, Providing a ‘Voice’ to Working People ‘Helps Us All,’ and That’s more»

NYSUT Members Jump Into Action To Keep Students Safe And Calm During North Country Manhunt For Prison Inmates

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SARANAC, NEW YORK) - Students, Teachers, Staff and Families Fearing for Their Safety in the Midst of a Massive Manhunt for Two Convicted Murderers Stayed Home Late Last Week for a Second Day at the Rural Saranac Central School in Clinton County. The Search for the Escapees, Which Went in Many Directions the First Four Days, Veered Back to the Wooded Areas more»

How Much More Money Would You Make If You Were Unionized?

Published on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
The Century Foundation Hs Released a Thorough Report on Virtual Labor Organizing. If You’re Interested in Organizing Your Workplace, There Might Soon be an App for That. And if You’re Not Interested in Being Unionized, You’re Leaving Money on the Table. Lots of Money. By the Hour, According to the Report, Unionized Personal Care more»

Visit mic.com And Take A Look At Several Photos That Show The Inspiring Women Who Are Building America Decades After ‘Rosie The Riveter’

Published on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
One of the Most Iconic Images of the American Worker in the 1940s Was a Woman. With Her Red Bandana and a Curled Bicep, One Figure Who Came to be Known as Rosie the Riveter Represented the Efforts on the Home Front During World War II to Manufacture Machinery for the War Effort, Declaring: "We Can Do It!" But Fast-Forward to 2015 and the Tiny more»

Praying For Help At Nissan - With No Union, Workers Have Little Or No Recourse

Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CANTON, MISSISSIPPI) - Braving 90-Degree Temperatures and 50% Humidity, Almost Three Dozen People Showed Up on Nissan Drive Right by the Front Entrance of the Automobile Manufacturer This Week to Hold What Organizers Referred to as a Prayer Vigil Urging Nissan to Stop Using Threats in the Manufacturer's Anti-Union Campaign. "Mississippi is a Land (Where) more»

Currency Workers Vote Overwhelmingly For Change With RWDSU

Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers at the Change Group, a Foreign Currency and Tourist Services Company, Recently Voted - Overwhelmingly - to Join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Workers Employed at Six Locations in Manhattan Operated by the Company, a Global Company Based In London, Will be Represented by RWDSU Local 1102. "I've Worked more»

Do We Really Need A Think Tank To Tell Us That Improving America's Roads & Bridges Is A ‘Great Option’ For Workers Lacking College Degrees?

Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Young Unionists
America’s Crumbling Infrastructure is No Secret, But its Rehabilitation Could Provide Even More Than a Bustling Network of Trains, Airports and Highways. According to a May Report by the Brookings Institute, a Washington Think Tank, Infrastructure Jobs Help Provide a Path to Long-Term Employment for Workers Who Lack a College Degree. “Only more»

Via The Business Insider: It's Time We Admit It - To Save This Country, We ‘Need’ Labor Unions

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Young Unionists
It's Time for a Big Push for Labor to Organize. We are at an Economic Crossroads. The Economy is Finally Humming Along, But We're Seeing Increasingly Terrible Working Conditions, at Both the High and Low Ends of the Income Ladder. The Economic Problem of This Generation in the United States is Income Inequality. The Rich Continue to Get Richer, and the more»

Charter School Unions Are Spreading: Teachers At Elite Chicago Charter Network Vote To Unionize

Published on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) - Last Week, a Majority Of Urban Prep Teachers Voted to Join the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS). Fifty-Six Teachers Voted for (36 Voted Against) Joining Chicago ACTS - a Joint Chicago Teachers Union, Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Project. However, the Vote’s more»

Pittsburgh Labor Board Rules Duquesne University Must Recognize United Steelworkers As Part-Time Adjunct Faculty’s Collective Bargaining Representative

Published on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Young Unionists
(PITTSBURGH) - The Pittsburgh Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Issued a Decision Friday (June 5th) Ordering Duquesne University Must Recognize the United Steelworkers (USW)’s Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA) as the Collective Bargaining Representative for Part-Time Adjunct Faculty at the Pittsburgh University’s more»

And They Just Keep On Coming With More Non-Union Workers ‘Going Union:’ 730 Utica Hospital Workers Vote To Join CWA Local 1126

Published on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
(UTICA, NEW YORK) - After Years of Effort, 730 Support Workers at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica Have Voted to Have a Voice in Their Work Destiny by Joining Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1126 in an Union Election Vote of 309-to-210, it Was Announced This Week by the Union. "By Organizing With My Co-Workers to Have a Successful and more»

Southern Workers ‘Rise Up’ In Two More IAM Union Organizing Victories

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Young Unionists
The Southern Territory Recently Secured Two More International Association of Machinists (IAM) Organizing Victories in the Month of May and Now Represents Workers at PAE in Texas and URS in North Carolina - the 10th and 11th Organizing Wins of 2015 for the Southern Territory. The IAM’s Newest Members at PAE Perform Highly-Skilled Maintenance Work on more»

Allegheny General Hospital’s Service & Technical Workers Join SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Young Unionists
(PITTSBURGH) - More than 1,000 Service and Technical Workers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Wednesday (June 3rd) Voted to Join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Pennsylvania, the Union Announced. With 80% Support, the AGH Employees Will be Joining 1,200 Registered AGH Nurses (RNs) and Service Workers at Canonsburg Hospital and more»

Democrats Upset Over Labor's Pressure Tactics On Their Vote Concerning TPP, Says One Lawmaker: ‘I Haven’t Seen This Look In Their Eyes In A Long Time.’

Published on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA) - The National AFL-CIO Was Blunt in the Call That Went Out to U.S. Representative Scott Peters, a Democrat Who Represents San Diego: Vote Yes on Fast-Track Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trades Agreement, People Familiar With the Conversation Recall, and They’d Spend a Million Dollars to Knock Him Out in Next more»

Organized Labor Calls NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Attack On A Prevailing Wage Mandate For Construction Workers A ‘Slap In The Face’

Published on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York State AFL-CIO is Blasting Typically Pro-Union New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio for His Plan to Extend the 421a Tax Abatement - Without a Prevailing Wage Mandate for Construction Workers. A Companion Statement From New York City’s Umbrella Labor Group, the Central Labor Council, Also Deems the Move by the De Blasio more»

A Beer Lover’s Lament: Union Busting Ended My Love Affair With Yuengling Beer

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Please be Advised That This Labor News Perspective Was First Published in June 2009. While the Names of the U.S. Representatives Contained and Described Within This Labor Op-Ed Piece are No Longer in Office, Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Thought it Would Still be of Interest to Our Many Visitors, Readers and Viewers. more»

Labor Perspective By USW President Leo Gerard: The GOP’s Blind Hate of Labor Union Members Is Irrational

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard is Also a Member of the National AFL-CIO Executive Committee and Chairs the Labor Federation’s Public Policy Committee. President Barack Obama Appointed Gerard to the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation and the President's Advanced more»

For Pete’s Sake, Another Pro-Worker Law - This Time For Apprentices, Enacted In Florida’s Sunshine City

Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA) - In Florida, the St. Petersburg City Council Has Approved a Mandatory Apprenticeship Program for Public Works Projects With a Price Tag of More Than $2 Million - The Program Replaces a Voluntary Apprenticeship Program That Had Failed. The Council Also Lowered the Threshold to Trigger the Apprenticeship Program. It Was more»

Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: Press Candidates On Strengthening Unions

Published on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(AMES, IOWA) – Iowans Need to Ask Presidential Candidates Tough Questions About Strengthening Labor Unions and Regulating Big Banks, or Risk an Increasingly Stagnating Middle Class, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Recently Told More Than 275 People Who Recently Gathered in an Iowa State University Auditorium. The Event, Called The Working more»

Aetna Raises Wages, Proves Corporations Don’t Need To Rely On State Assistance

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Aetna Recently Came Aboard as a Front Page Advertiser on Your On-Line Labor Newspaper. To Check Out What Aetna Offers Labor Unions and Their Members in Terms of Health Insurance, Go to: www.aetnalabor.com/. (HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) - This Past January, the Insurance Giant Aetna Announced it Would Raise its Minimum more»

Shoes You Can Believe In: New Balance’s ‘Made In The USA’ Line

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Young Unionists
In a Truly Dumbfounding Move, President Obama (Pictured Below) Recently Delivered a Speech at Nike Headquarters as Part of His Push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement, Arguing the Trade Deal Will Benefit American Workers (Spoiler: Unless it Strengthens Trade Enforcement and Stops Currency Manipulation, it Will Not). The Whole Thing more»

Hollywood Actress Reese Witherspoon Gives Public Workers A ‘Big Shout’ On Twitter

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Young Unionists
Hollywood Superstar Reese Witherspoon Gave Public Workers a Big Shout Out Last Week on Twitter. You Don’t Have to be Legally Blonde to Know Public Employees Walk the Line to Make America Happen! (WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Those are Just Two of the Many Motion Pictures Witherspoon Has Starred in Over the Years.) Witherspoon said it Was more»

New National AFL-CIO Report: CEOs Now Pulling In 373 Times To Average Worker Paycheck

Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Corporate Executive Paychecks Got Bigger In 2014, Climbing Roughly 16% and Significantly Outpacing What the Average Worker Takes Home in Income. In a New Report Released Earlier This Week, the National AFL-CIO Found Top Executives Made 373 Times What the Average Worker Made in 2014, as the Labor Union Continued to Hammer on Top more»

Social Network Facebook Ups Pay & Benefits For Low-Wage Workers/CEO Says "Taking These Steps Is The ‘Right Thing to Do’ For Our Business and Our Community"

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) – The Social Network Facebook Just Announced a Move Toward Addressing the Increasingly Large and Embarrassing Income Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots In Silicon Valley. Facebook Will Give Contractors - Think Janitors and Cooks - a Minimum Wage of $15 an Hour and Offer Them the Kinds of Benefits That are Extremely Basic to more»

Get This: Study Shows Unions Are Becoming Cool!

Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Has Been Telling Our Visitors, Viewers and Readers for Years That it’s Cool to be Union! WNYLaborToday.com is Offering This Cool New T-Shirt That Lets Everyone Know That. Click on This Link to Find Out More: http://www.wnylabortoday.com/main/store/ New Research Shows More Young more»

Rebuilding Strong Unions Is Vital To Rebuilding The Middle Class

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Young Unionists
Every Year - on Labor Day, Families Gather, Politicians Pay Tribute to the Values of Hard Work and Some Workers Even Get an Extra Day Off. But Every Year Working Families are Continuing to Struggle to Stay Afloat Because Incomes Haven’t Gone Up in the Twenty-First Century. Income Inequality is Reaching New Extremes While Corporate Profits are more»

Don’t Forget, The 23rd Annual NALC/Letter Carriers’ Non-Perishable Food Drive Is This Saturday, May 9th – Leave Your Donation Next To Your Mail Box For Pick Up

Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is Leading the Charge in the Union’s 23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive This Weekend - and Local NALC Branch 3 President Larry Kania is Reminding Western New Yorkers Who’re Planning on Donating Non-Perishable Food Donations to Leave Them Next to Your Mail Box This more»

U.S. Senator & Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Calls For A Mobilization Of Millions Of Americans To Take Down The Kochs

Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Young Unionists
U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont Reminded MSNBC of What Liberalism Looks Like by Calling for a Mobilization of Millions of Americans to Take Down the Koch Brothers and Other Conservative Billionaires. The Morning Joe Crew at MSNBC Wanted to Play Up the Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton Conflict, But Senator more»

Thousands Of Unionized Pennsylvania Home Care Providers Vote To Make Their Voices Heard

Published on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA) - Thousands of Home Care Providers Across the State of Pennsylvania Just Voted to Form a Union to Advocate for Expanding and Improving Services for Seniors and People With Disabilities, it Was Announced This Week. With The Support of an Overwhelming 89%, The Workers Chose to Join the United Home Care Workers Of Pennsylvania more»

Teamster-Represented Coca-Cola Members Ratify Two New Contracts That Cover 1,400 Workers – Deals With Increase Wages & Pension Benefits

Published on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Young Unionists
(LOS ANGELES) – A Total of 1,400 Coca-Cola Workers Represented by the Teamsters Union in Southern California Have Ratified Two New Contracts That Increase Wages And Pension Benefits. One Contract Covers Bottling and Warehouse Workers Represented by Local 896 in Los Angeles. The Second Contract Covers Warehouse and Truck Drivers Represented by Local more»

Via The Washington Post: Looks Like America Supports The Struggle - New Pew Poll Shows Most Americans Believe Fast Food Workers Should Be Able To Unionize

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Young Unionists
As Unions Become a More Forceful Voice in the Political Discourse Leading Up to Next Year's Presidential Election - Both in Their Fierce Opposition to the White House Trade Agenda and as a Proposed Solution to Rising Inequality - it's Important to Know What the Public Thinks About Them. We Don't Get That Kind of Data Very Often, But Pew Research Just Came more»

Baltimore Orioles Chief Operating Officer John Angelos Ties Unrest In Baltimore To Nation’s Elite Ripping Off America, Sending Jobs Overseas For Bigger Profits

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
I Come Here Not to Particularly Urge That a Baseball Owner/Executive be Idolized, But it's Worth Noting What Baltimore Orioles’ Chief Operating Officer John Angelos said Following Protests on Sunday - a Day Before Riots and Civil Unrest Occurred in the City - by Thousands Outraged by the Killing of Freddie Gray While in Police Custody. The Protestors more»

Did You Know That Americans Are Spending $153 Billion A Year To Subsidize McDonald’s And Wal-Mart’s Low Wage Workers?

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Young Unionists
Did You Know That the Low Wages Paid by Businesses - Including Some of the Largest and Most Profitable Companies in the U.S., Like McDonald’s And Wal-Mart - are Costing Taxpayers Nearly $153 Billion a Year? After Decades of Wage Cuts and Health Benefit Rollbacks, More Than Half of All State And Federal Spending on Public Assistance Programs Goes to more»

Unfortunately, Union-Busting Is Spreading Across The Globe

Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
It Appears There’s a Global Movement to Dismantle Workers Unions. American Conservatism is at the Heart of This Purely Profit-Driven Agenda That Sees Workers as the Smallest Cogs in a Machine That Proclaims its Right to Enormous Profits at the Expense of the Proletariat. It’s Not Only in the United States - Australia is Suffering Under more»

Next Time You’re Ready To Spend Some Money At Their Fast Food Stores, Remember This: Taco Bell Lobbyists Sent Congress 6,000 ‘Thank You’ Tacos For Fighting Unions & Health Care Laws

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It’s Not Unheard of for Politicians to Give Special Considerations to Interest Groups Based on Perks, But Selling Out Thousands of Workers for Some Cheap Taco Bell Tacos is Pretty Harsh. Lawmakers Recently Celebrated Taco Tuesday by Receiving More Than 6,000 Free Tacos Sent in by Taco Bell Franchise Owners Who Were Grateful for more»

Yet ‘Another’ Great Example Why Workers ‘Need’ Unions: Pregnant Fast Food Worker Robbed At Gunpoint, Told To Repay Stolen Cash Or Be Fired

Published on Friday, April 24, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF TEXAS) - Marissa Holcomb Was Hard at Work at a Popeye's Fast Food Restaurant in Texas When in the Midst of One of the Busiest Shifts of the Week, a Gunman With a Stocking Cap Entered the Store, Jumped Over the Counter and Robbed the Clerk at Gunpoint. Unable to Open the Safes, she Opened the Registers and the Thief Made Off With Roughly more»

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Newest Leak Shows It Contains A Trade Rule That Makes It ‘Illegal’ To Favor Local Business! Yup, The TPP Would Do That - And More

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
Secret Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a Trade and Investment Agreement Involving 12 Nations of the Pacific Rim, are Coming to a Close - and President Obama Will Soon Submit the Final Agreement to the U.S. Congress for Approval. So as Working People and Organized Labor Waits While Working Hard to Stop the TPP From Happening, Here are more»

Via In These Times: Alleging Labor Abuses, U.S. & Mexican Workers Call For Boycott Of Driscoll’s Berries

Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
(BAJA, CALIFORNIA) - Driscoll’s May be the U.S.’s Most Recognizable Brand Name on Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry and Blackberry Cartons. Its Conventional and Organic Berries Can be Found Year-Round Everywhere From Sam’s Club to Whole Foods, and to Keep its Berries Stocked Far and Wide, the Company Uses a Vast Supplier Network Stretching more»

An Excellent Read From The Washington Post: New York City-Based Blog - Gawker - Makes Unionizing Look Easy

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) – Readers of Gawker - the New York City-Based Blog That Promotes Itself as the Source for Daily Manhattan Media News and Gossip - Were Presented With Some Startling News Late Last Week: The Popular Web Site's Mostly 20-Something Staff is Planning to Join the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Union. The Post, Entitled: Why We've Decided more»

A Must Read On The ‘Fight For $15’: Demonstrations Across The Country Swelled Into The Largest Protest By Low-Wage Workers Ever In U.S. History

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Young Unionists
Workers in Atlanta, Buffalo, Boston, New York and Los Angeles – In Fact, More Than 200 Cities in All Across the U.S. Walked Out On Their Jobs or Joined Marches and Protests on Wednesday (April 15th) During What Organizers Claimed Was the Largest Protest by Low-Wage Workers in U.S. History (See WNYLaborToday.com’s Labor News Report: The more»

This Is What Happens When Working People Vote Republican: Indiana Senate Narrowly Passes Repeal Of Common Wage

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF INDIANA) - The Indiana Senate Narrowly Passed a Repeal of the State's Common Construction Wage Law, Delivering a Victory for Governor Mike Pence Who’s Pushed Hard for the Repeal. The Senate Voted 27-to-22 Wednesday (April 15th) in Favor of Repeal, With 12 Republicans Bucking Party Leadership to Vote Against the Measure. The Bill's more»

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler: Unions Are A Woman's Best Friend

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Young Unionists
With National Women’s History Month Behind Us Now, it’s Still Important to Celebrate the Great Strides Women Have Made Over the Past Decades. It is Equally Important to Remember How Many Women Workers Still Don’t Have the Basic Necessities They Need to Support Themselves and Their Families. The Labor Movement Views the Struggle for more»

As The Rich Get Richer, Unions Are Poised For Comeback

Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Young Unionists
After Years of Avoiding Confrontation, the U.S. Labor Movement is Reasserting Itself. From the Ports of Los Angeles to the Car Plants of Detroit, Unions are Demanding Payback for Sacrifices - They Say - Helped Revive the Economy. Oil Workers Walked Off the Job For Higher Wages and Better Working Conditions. Dock Workers Have Snarled West Coast Ports. more»