September 26, 2017 San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract

San Diego, Calif.—The union representing most of San Diego County’s 17,000 employees has ratified a new contract. More than 75% of the voters approved the five-year agreement, Service Employees International Union Local 221 announced Sept. 14. It will give about 10,000 county workers, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, raises ranging from 13% to 17%,...

September 26, 2017 Michigan Court Backs Clerk Who Wouldn’t Pay Union Dues

Lapeer, Mich.—The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 12 that the state’s 2013 law banning the union shop gave a county clerk the right to stop paying union dues even if she hadn’t resigned during the union’s official opt-out period.

September 26, 2017 Council Member Carlos Menchaca’s Statement After Two Construction Workers Killed

“Two construction workers died today, and another was severely injured. Two different New York Cityconstruction sites saw tragic reminders of this city’s failure to adequately protect workers. These preventable incidents follow more than 30 construction worker deaths during the last two years.

September 26, 2017 104 Traffic Enforcement Agents Upgraded from Level I to Level II

New York, NY – 104 newly minted Traffic Enforcement Agents, members of Local 1182, graduated from Level I to Level II on Monday, September 25th, at 1 Police Plaza in downtown Manhattan. With family members and friends present, and the lively strains of the NYPD Jazz Band as serenade, the fresh graduates received certificates and...

September 26, 2017 Graduate Workers Urge Columbia to Stop Stalling Union

New York, N.Y.—With Columbia University refusing to bargain with the union they voted for last December, its graduate teaching and research assistants enlisted the support of two local Congressmembers at a forum Sept. 20.

September 25, 2017 James M. Steinberg Litigates for Labor

New York, NY – James M. Steinberg, managing partner at the law firm Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C., has spent his entire career litigating on behalf of labor. His involvement in the field began early on, while in his last year of law school at St. John’s, when he worked for an attorney on union...

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