Municipal Government

1199SEIU Statement on Adenovirus Outbreak at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

1199SEIU Statement on Adenovirus Outbreak at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

“The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU are heartbroken for the children who have lost their lives due to the outbreak of adenovirus at Wanaque Center and express our deepest sympathies to their families.  As we grieve, we are urgently seeking clarity from the facility administration regarding the processes being put in place to safeguard patients. “Our…

‘Let’s Face It – The One-Percent Are Nothing But Whiners!’
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

‘Let’s Face It – The One-Percent Are Nothing But Whiners!’

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…

Los Angeles Teachers Move Closer to Strike
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Los Angeles Teachers Move Closer to Strike

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A strike by Los Angeles teachers became more likely Oct. 12, when a third mediation session between United Teachers Los Angeles and the L.A. Unified School District failed to produce progress toward a contract. UTLA charged that the district was “failing to offer any substantial proposals to reinvest in our schools.” District officials…

Canadian Postal Union Gives Strike Notice; Could Affect Legal Pot Sales
Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Canadian Postal Union Gives Strike Notice; Could Affect Legal Pot Sales

OTTAWA, Ontario—Canada Post workers could begin rotating strikes Oct. 22, their union warned Oct. 16. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which represents 50,000 employees, said it would begin the walkouts at unspecified locations if Canada Post doesn’t reach contract agreements with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units. “Our…

UFT & DOE Agree to Procedures Simplifying Disputes
Education, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

UFT & DOE Agree to Procedures Simplifying Disputes

Reproduced: uft.org It worked well to reduce paperwork. So the UFT and the Department of Education agreed in the proposed contract to expand the process to resolve other school-based disputes. The contract announced on Oct. 11 creates a new way for school chapter leaders and their chapters to fight for improvements in professional development, curriculum…

No Talks in Sight in Hawaii Marriott Strike
Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

No Talks in Sight in Hawaii Marriott Strike

HONOLULU, Hawaii—A week after talks with the chain that owns five Marriott hotels in Hawaii broke down, the union representing the 2,700 striking workers said the Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts company has not tried to schedule any further negotiations. “We haven’t heard anything from Kyo-ya about contract negotiations,” UNITE HERE Local 5 spokesperson Michael Kirby,…

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