December 15, 2017 NLRB Orders Revote on Student Unionization at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 12 rejected Harvard University’s appeal of its ruling that the 2016 election where graduate assistants voted against a union was invalid.

December 15, 2017 Oakland Strikers Return to Work; Talks Resume With Mediation

OAKLAND, Calif.—More than 3,000 Oakland city employees returned to work after a week-long strike Dec. 12, as contract talks between the city and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 resumed with the aid of an outside mediator.

December 14, 2017 Tax-Bill Protesters Arrested at Maine Senator’s Office

BANGOR, Me.—Five people, including one from the Maine AFL-CIO, were arrested after a sit-in at Sen. Susan Collins’ office here Dec. 4 to protest her support of the Republican tax bill.

December 14, 2017 Oregon Grocery Workers Accuse ‘Progressive’ Chain of Union-Busting

PORTLAND, Ore.—Workers at a Pacific Northwest grocery chain that claims “progressive values” are charging that it isn’t so progressive when it comes to them forming a union.

December 14, 2017 Oakland City Workers Strike Continues, But Mediation Begins

OAKLAND, Calif.—A strike by 3,000 city workers continued for its seventh day Dec. 11, but Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and city officials returned to the bargaining table with the aid of a mediator.

December 13, 2017 Here It Now: Voices of Maimonides Workers; CUNY Faculty; More!

This week, Blue Collar Buzz brings you voices of workers fighting to keep their jobs at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, following the administration’s decision to axe more than 100 staffers before Christmas. We also bring you PSC-CUNY faculty & staff on the front lines of their renewed battle for a fair contract. We’ve also got...


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