New York, NY – Cable-TV giant Charter Communications is pushing ahead with efforts to decertify IBEW Local 3, even as efforts to end the punishing 19-month-old Spectrum strike reportedly continue, and a second audit of its Franchise Agreement with NYC is expected this Friday.
New York, NY – If the fetid tide of white supremacy and hatred Donald Trump and his minions tried riding into the midterm elections wasn’t already familiar to trade unionists, it should be — it’s part of a very old playbook aimed at undermining worker power.
RADNOR, Pa.—Members of the Sheet Metal Workers of Philadelphia brought a 12-foot inflatable rat to the home of the Villanova Wildcats Oct. 30, protesting the university’s use of nonunion laborers on its new Performing Arts Center. The nonunion Delaware contractor brought in to finish the project will pay its workers “easily” at least $8,000 less…
New York, NY – The Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign against so-called “open shop” development seized the national stage on Thursday night, holding a surprise demonstration during a live broadcast of Fox NFL Thursday Night Football on West 48th Street.
WASHINGTON—Arkansas and Missouri voted to raise the minimum wage, and Scott Walker and Bruce Rauner, two of the nation’s most anti-union governors, were defeated for re-election.
WASHINGTON—While much of the Democratic Party has pinned its strategy in this year’s campaigns on appealing to suburban women disgusted with Donald Trump’s piggishness, two major American unions are going after demographic groups that vote infrequently in midterm elections.
New York, NY – IBEW Local 3 leafleting outside NY1’s Chelsea Market studios has been suspended “for now,” Business Manager Chris Erikson told LaborPress on Thursday.
PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel reached a tentative contract agreement Oct. 15 that would raise workers’ pay by 14% by 2021. The four-year pact would increase wages by 4% immediately, another 3.5% in 2019 and 2020, and 3% in 2021, Mark Lash, president of Local 1066 in Gary, Indiana, told the Chicago Tribune….
New York, NY – Whether it’s Related Cos.’ push for more nonunion building at Hudson Yards, at lower wages and benefits, or Charter Communications’ refusal to settle a 19-month-old strike with workers over lost pensions and healthcare packages — the corporate class’ campaign to further squeeze working families dry in this town couldn’t be any…
New York, NY – You’re wrong. That’s the message thousands of trade unionists marching up 6th Avenue on Tuesday brought to Related Cos. head honcho Stephen Ross’ doorstep at 10 Columbus Circle.