Moraine, Ohio — Over Two thousand union members, Dayton-area residents, family members and supporters from throughout Ohio and Indiana turned out on Wednesday October 25th, to show support for Fuyao Glass Plant workers who on October 16 filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at the Ohio plant….
PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund is the latest multiemployer pension plan to announce that it needs to cut benefits to stay solvent—and Bill Lickert is the one catching the flak.
DES MOINES, Iowa—Last February, then-Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law one of the most draconian anti- union measures in the country. It prohibited public-sector workers other than police and firefighters from bargaining over anything but base wages, and required their unions to seek recertification every time their contract expired—and they had to win a…
New York, N.Y.—The first thing you see when you click on District Council 37’s Web site is a green and yellow pop-up declaring “NO Con Con!” The cover of the New York State United Teachers’ November magazine reads “VOTE NO” about 20 times.
New York, NY – Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) President Gerard Fitzgerald delivered the following statement on the death of Firefighter Robert M. Tilearcio from a 9-11-related cancer:
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.”
Forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court held in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, that employees who elect not to join the union representing them may still be required to pay the fair share of the cost associated with the union’s collective bargaining activities (also called “agency fees”).
Albany, NY – A crew of 20 employees and volunteers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be assisting in the containment of devastating wildfires. The volunteers and DEC staff, including many State Forest Rangers, will join California crews and be assigned where they are most needed.
The delegates to AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention in St. Louis adopted two resolutions submitted by AFGE in support of workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The AFL-CIO resolved to oppose the privatization of veterans’ health care services and to help AFGE restore due process rights for VA employees that have been weakened by Congress.
Little Falls, N.J.—Multiemployer pension plans are “nearing the healthiest they’ve been since U.S. financial markets collapsed in 2008”—but there is a widening gap between healthy plans and those in critical condition, says a report released Oct. 23 by the Milliman actuarial-consulting firm.