GREENWICH, Conn.—Cleaners at the Greenwich Office Park won a round Apr. 11 when the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against the complex’s owner alleging that it illegally laid off union cleaners when it bought the property in November 2016.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Oklahoma teachers stayed out of schools for the 11th day Apr. 12, as state legislators said they had increased school funding as much as they were going to this year.
WASHINGTON—A bill that would have cut off federal labor-law protections to workers at businesses owned by Native American tribes died on the Senate floor Apr. 16, when a vote to forestall a Democratic filibuster fell five votes short of the 60 needed.
CHICAGO, Ill.—More than 40 newsroom workers at the Chicago Tribune announced a union-organizing campaign Apr. 11, collecting cards for representation by the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Oklahoma teachers’ unions announced the end of their 11-day walkout Apr. 12, saying they had won as much as they could of their demands for better pay and more school funding. But teachers in the state’s largest city will stay out at least through Monday.
New York, NY — Thousands of protestors took to the streets nationwide on April 14th and 15th, rallying against the bombing of Syria and demanding that money be spent on people, not war.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Teamsters Union is determined to organize XPO Logistics’ warehouse and shipping facilities in Memphis, President James P. Hoffa said at a rally here Apr. 3. “There’s only one hope, the union, the Teamsters union.
DENVER, Colo.—On the eve of another wave of layoffs, the Denver Post ran a front-page editorial Apr. 6 calling on its owner, the Alden Global Capital hedge fund, to sell the paper. “Denver deserves a newspaper owner who supports its newsroom,” it said. “If Alden isn’t willing to do good journalism here, it should sell…