BATON ROUGE, La.—About 350 Filipino teachers who worked in Louisiana will receive about $2,200 each in a class-action lawsuit against a placement agency, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers announced Oct. 25.
ANAHEIM, Calif.—After California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom advocated a single-payer health-care system, the National Union of Healthcare Workers on Oct. 22 endorsed him for governor in the 2018 election.
KINGSTON, Pa.—About 150 SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania members went on strike for one day Oct. 20 at First Hospital, a for-profit opioid-addiction treatment and mental-health facility in this Wilkes-Barre suburb.
TRENTON, N.J.—The building-services union 32BJ SEIU has denounced New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno as racist for a television ad accusing her opponent of supporting “criminal illegals.”
BALTIMORE, Md.—Table-games dealers at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will get raises of at least 10% in their income before tips under their first union contract, the National Gaming Workers’ Coalition announced Oct. 19.
Washington—The Service Employees International Union suspended executive vice president Scott Courtney—a key figure in the union’s “Fight for 15” campaign—on Oct. 16 pending an investigation of his relationships with women working for him.
St. Louis, Mo.—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was re-elected to a third four-year term at the federation’s national convention here Oct. 22. Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre were also re-elected, all three running unopposed.
MACON, Ga.—The United Steelworkers are accusing Kumho Tire of waging a “psychological warfare” campaign after workers at the company’s new plant here rejected the union by a 164-136 margin.