BOSTON, Mass.—The Raise Up Massachusetts coalition submitted petitions Dec. 5 to put initiatives for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and paid family and medical leave on the November 2018 state ballot.
TRENTON, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie released a report Dec. 6 urging state and local governments to cut their workers’ health benefits by more than $4 billion a year and put that money into their pension funds.
WASHINGTON—About 4,800 JetBlue flight attendants traveled to Washington Dec. 6 to file a petition with the National Mediation Board requesting the right to vote on joining the Transport Workers Union.
OAKLAND, Calif.—More than 3,000 Oakland city workers remained on strike for a third day Dec. 7, as the City Council failed to reach a deal to settle it. Two unions, SEIU Local 1021 and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21, which have been working without a contract since July, walked out Dec….
LEBANON, Pa.—Nursing home workers on strike for almost six weeks protested Nov. 29 while their employer held a job fair to hire scab licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, and cleaning staff.
WASHINGTON—The Communications Workers of America wants companies where its members work to pledge in writing that they will increase employees’ pay if Congress cuts corporate taxes.
CLAYTON, Mo.—Washington University’s more than 300 food-service workers narrowly approved their first union contract November 22.
Buffalo, NY – This year, as they have done so many times in the past, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) donated thousands of dollars in food and gift certificates to more than 200 needy families throughout the Buffalo area just in time for Thanksgiving Day. Keep reading here.
In August, a call went out to Buffalo’s Labor Unions from the City’s Fruit Belt neighborhood – an elderly woman desperately needed help. Her Mulberry home, a structure that has sat in this historic community since 1880, was in dire need of repair before Winter came a calling. Now, just a few months later, JoAnn…
LORDSTOWN, Ohio—Next month, General Motors’ Lordstown Complex will no longer have two separate United Auto Workers locals. The UAW announced in September that Local 1714, which represents fabrication workers, would be merged into Local 1112, the assembly-plant union.