September 23, 2017 Trump Right on China The First Time

National Report from Washington – first in a monthly series by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky After deferring to China for Korea and seeing no results, President Trump’s return to disciplining China over trade crimes is the right position. On Aug. 14, President Trump authorized a probe on China’s trade practices, with a focus on...

September 23, 2017 Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work

Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents.  But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost.  Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them. As she writes, “They achieved...

September 22, 2017 Vermont Teachers Strike Over Layoffs, Pay, Prep Time

Burlington, Vt.—Teachers in Burlington, Vt. went on strike Sept. 14 after a nine-hour negotiating session with the city school board failed to produce a contract agreement. Burlington Education Association President Fran Brock said Sept. 15 that the strike was provoked by the cumulative effect of reductions in school staff and programs.

September 22, 2017 James Conigliaro Sr.: 40 Years With Machinists

James Conigliaro Sr., general vice president of the International Association of Machinists’ Eastern Territory has been a member of the union since 1977. The son of a union member, he grew up in Brooklyn and joined Local 447 when he was a maintenance mechanic for United Parcel Service.

September 22, 2017 Court Rulings Energize Home Attendants in Fight Against Exploitation

New York, NY – Home attendants across the state who routinely perform around-the-clock shifts, but end up being paid for about 12 hours of work, are, this week, hailing a recent trio of NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division rulings,  that they say should finally put a stop to the egregious scheduling practices and bring them...

September 21, 2017 Union Says Washington Post Violated Reporter’s Speech Rights

Washington—The Washington-Baltimore News Guild filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board Sept. 12, accusing the Washington Post of violating a reporter’s rights by disciplining him for a freelance article he wrote.


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