New York, NY – Casting directors responsible for some of the Great White Way’s most lucrative shows, marched on the Broadway League’s 7th Avenue offices on Monday morning, in open defiance of the organization’s tough talk and mulish refusal to bargain for healthcare and pension benefits.
All of us have heard, and probably used at some time in our lives, the old expression: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There is no doubt, that as conventional wisdom, that maxim has stood the test of time. I would submit that the converse is equally true. If it is broken, by all…
Mullan, Idaho—Members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 have been on strike at the Lucky Friday silver mine here since March 13, resisting major concessions demanded by Hecla, the mine’s owner. The company’s “last and final” offer would have given it the right to increase health-insurance costs at any time and ended union control over the…
Ottawa, Ontario—Converting Canada’s economy to virtually eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions could create almost 4 million construction jobs over the next 35 years, says a study commissioned by Canada’s Building Trades Unions.
San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.
New York, NY — New York City’s economy picked up in the spring and summer of 2017, according to a new analysis from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The new quarterly report found economic growth of 3.3% in the second quarter of this year — more than double the growth from the same quarter last year.
WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka quit President Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative council Aug. 15, saying he was doing it “on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.”
New York, N.Y.—In less than two weeks, the state Workers Compensation Board will release revised guidelines for judging how much people are disabled by on-the-job injuries—and those revisions are expected “to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs,” warns the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and law firms who represent injured…
This week, as the nation grappled with parading neo-Nazis, Klu Klux Klansmen and other purveyors of hate, the FDNY said farewell to Ret. Firefighter Robert Alexander — the latest 9/11 first responder to die as a direct result of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Labor leaders here and across the nation are speaking out in the wake of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and declaring trade unionists must lead the fight against the rise of white supremacy in Donald Trump’s USA.