UAW Joins Fight Against Proposed Michigan Limits on Bargaining
Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National, New York

UAW Joins Fight Against Proposed Michigan Limits on Bargaining

Lansing, Mich.—The United Auto Workers has joined the fight against a plan to prohibit state workers’ unions from bargaining on issues such as scheduling, staff assignments, and seniority. UAW Local 6000, which represents almost 17,000 of Michigan’s 50,000 state workers, said it “is strongly opposed to the rule changes, which will negatively affect our freedom to…

NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes

On Aug. 11, union carpenters from New York City hung up their hammers to swing some irons at Crystal Springs Golf Course in New Jersey, to help support a cause they are well-suited to endorse: constructing wheelchair-accessible homes for injured U.S. veterans. Partnering with retired pro-football star Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, the New…

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike
Features, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, New York

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.

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