WASHINGTON, D.C. – CWA held an important legislative conference the week of June 13th led by CWA President Chris Shelton led the event. Shelton asked participants to lead the fight to win back power for working people in this fall’s election.
WASHINGTON, DC – Unemployment rates in 44 states and the District of Columbia either held steady or fell in May, and job growth was positive in the vast majority of states, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
New York, NY – New York State Attorney General hopeful Zephry Teachout rallied with Spectrum strikers this week, vowing, if elected, to use Federal Law to put the kibosh on mega-mergers that hurt workers.
Unions are under attack as never before. There are now a growing number of anti-union organizations across the country determined to eliminate prevailing rate and dues check-off. These anti-union groups are influencing the public through the media.
NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance has announced the indictment of PARKSIDE CONSTRUCTION and AFFINITY HUMAN RESOURCES, LLC, for schemes involving the theft of more than $1.7 million in wages, as well as workers’ compensation insurance fraud totaling approximately $7.8 million.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The National Labor Relations Board ruled June 1 that it was legal for Walt Disney World to withhold $1,000 bonuses from union workers engaged in contract talks while giving them to other employees.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and several other elected officials urged the Anthony Jordan Health Center clinic chain June 6 to accept a federal mediator’s contract proposal and end a three-day strike by about 65 workers.
This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn Up Close; Inside MSG; NYSNA Safe Staffing Push; Help For 9/11 First-Responders
New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz members of the #CountMeIn Movement talk about the fight to preserve good middle class jobs in NYC’s construction industry — and what the outcome of that battle means for the rest of the country at large; Chief Labor Reporter Bob Hennelly talks more about…
LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Legislature voted June 6 to repeal the state’s prevailing-wage law, eliminating pay standards for public construction projects. The bill passed with exclusively Republican votes, 56-53 in the state House and 23-14 in the Senate, with seven GOP members in the House and four in the Senate joining the Democrats voting no.
NEW YORK, NY — New York City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019. Food service “New York City’s ban on styrofoam is long overdue, and New Yorkers are ready to start using recyclable alternatives.