November 22, 2018 Message To CIM Group: Stop Hiring Irresponsible Contractors!

New York, NY – This week, union construction workers fighting to preserve good middle class jobs in the face of increasing greed and exploitation in the development community, took their battle to the Madison Avenue offices of the CIM Group — a $29 billion private equity real estate fund manager known for hiring contractors with...

November 21, 2018 Boston Marriott Workers Win Contract Deal, Ending Strike

BOSTON, Mass.—After more than six weeks on strike, Marriott hotel workers in Boston overwhelmingly ratified a new contract Nov. 17. The agreement paved the way for the 1,500 strikers at seven hotels to return to work Nov. 21. “We have taken a tremendous step forward in the direction of one job being enough for hotel...

November 20, 2018 Teamsters Win Important New Contract At Bronx Trash Collector

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Next season, the workers who recycle the empty beer cups tossed out by fans at Yankees and New York City Football Club games will be getting a good raise, Teamsters Local 813 announced Nov. 20.

November 20, 2018 Indianapolis Janitors Win Raise in Battle Over Outsourcing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Eight Indianapolis cleaning companies have reached a tentative agreement with SEIU Local 1 that would increase janitors’ starting wages from $9.75 per hour to $11.50 over three years, as well as lowering health-insurance premiums to $100 per month and adding paid sick days. The deal, which has not yet been ratified by the about...

November 19, 2018 Oregon Mental-Health Workers Join AFSCME

PORTLAND, Ore.—After two years of organizing, about 270 mental-health and addiction-recovery workers at Oregon’s largest behavioral health provider voted to join Oregon AFSCME in October and November. The votes came at a mobile mental-health crisis-response team and five outpatient clinics in Portland and its Milwaukie suburb run by the nonprofit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. Low pay...

November 18, 2018 AFL-CIO Sees ‘No Progress’ Protecting Workers From Serious Injuries

WASHINGTON—The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual job injury and illness report “shows no overall progress protecting workers from serious injuries and illnesses on the job, and that workplace violence is getting worse,” AFL-CIO Safety and Health Director Peg Seminario said Nov. 14. The 2.8 million work-related injuries reported were not significantly changed from 2016,...

Events

Labor Leadership Awards Nov. 27, 2018 Honoring:

  • LIUNA NY Concrete Workers President Angelo Angelone
  • AFSCME DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina
  • IBT Local 810 President Mike Smith
  • IATSE Local 764 President Patricia White
  • SAG-AFTRA NY President Rebecca Damon

For information call Stephanie at 646-529-8436
or email:stephanie@laborpress.org

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