LAWRENCE, Mass.—Locked-out gas workers’ offer to help after a series of explosions Sept. 12 killed one person, injured at least 25, and damaged over 80 homes has gone unheeded. The presidents of the two unions locked out by the National Grid utility since June, United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012, said in a statement Sept….
New York, NY – From the concrete canyons of New York City to the hollers of West Virginia, smart phones have emerged as the best organizing tool American workers ever had. Why then, are they now also being blamed for undermining, perhaps, the quintessential feature of trade unionism itself — apprentice training.
New York, NY – Trade unionists bringing the fight against so-called “open shop” development back to billionaire Stephen Ross’ doorstep this weekend, called “bullshit” on Hudson Yards developers crowing about how they — and not working men & women — create jobs.
New York, NY – Feelings were strong on 5th Avenue this weekend for NYC’s 2018 Labor Day, the defiant faces of union marchers proud and determined.
NEW YORK, NY – Both the national and local labor movement depend on news companies, often hostile to labor organizations, to tell stories about union activities and workers. Instead of relying on others, we need to build our own labor news networks in every city.
New York, NY – Union leaders and climate change activists urging the House of Labor, this week, to fully back the transition to 100-percent renewable energy say it’s up to rank & file members to make it happen.
New York, NY – On Tuesday, dozens of #CountMeIn demonstrators, along with supporters, stood their ground outside the Time Warner building and mall at 10 Columbus Circle —headquarters of billionaire Hudson Yards developer Stephen Ross.
MADISON WI – Our guy, Ironworker Randy Bryce has won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, Paul Ryan’s seat. Randy’s team is now preparing to defeat his Republican opponent Bryan Steil in the general election.
New York, NY – This Labor Day Weekend, a dimwitted attempt to job-shame “Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens for working at a Clifton, NJ grocery store not only backfired on Twitter — it also managed to expose several false narratives about working actors, as well as the very nature of work itself.