July 17, 2018 Orca v. OSHA? Trump Court Pick Said Killer Whale Not Safety Violation

Last week, I wrote that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, had “a less egregiously anti-labor record than Justice Neil Gorsuch.” I was wrong.

July 17, 2018 ArcelorMittal Wants More Concessions From Steelworkers

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—As contract talks began here July 9, ArcelorMittal is seeking major concessions from the United Steelworkers, The union said the company’s initial proposal included forcing workers to choose between “paying expensive premiums to stay in a lesser Preferred Provider Organization plan ($200 per month for a family)” or another plan with $8,000 per year...

July 17, 2018 Indiana Steelworkers Win Raises After Short Strike

VALPARAISO, Ind.—After a brief strike in late June, more than 80 workers at the Union Electric Steel plant in Valparaiso ratified a four-year contract that will give them a 10.5% raise.

July 16, 2018 The Best Pro-Union Movie To Come Around In Years Is ‘Sorry To Bother You’

New York, NY – Heads up, the most entertaining, provocative and overtly pro-union movie you’ve probably ever seen on the big screen has just gone into wide release, and it’s writer/director Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You. 

July 16, 2018 SPIRIT OF THE LAW: Have Google, Apple, McDonald’s, Disney and Others Illegally Suppressed Workers’ Wages?

Yes, appears to be the answer judging from recent legal settlements.

July 16, 2018 UFCW Settles with Giant Eagle

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – The United Food and Commercial Workers union have announced a tentative agreement with Giant Eagle in Western Pennsylvania. The contract will cover over 5,600 employees.

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