New York, NY – The 42nd annual National Labor and Management Conference will be held from February 14 – 19 in Hollywood, Florida, bringing together hundreds of leaders in the fields of health care, labor law, banking and insurance, and labor among others.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—“Amazon must be broken up,” Sharan Burrow, the Australian general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, told a Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union forum on the digital economy and the future of work Jan. 16.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Wind-power farms are emerging as a source of both renewable energy and union construction jobs in New York State. But building-trades locals could miss out on a lot of work if the state doesn’t create a port facility where the components for offshore wind farms can be constructed.
New York, NY – Try as they might, federal workers tasked with securing U.S. borders simply cannot understand how kneecapping their agencies in an effort to force Congress to pay for a border wall no one believes will stop illegal immigration, serves the public good.
Washington DC – While T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger is under review by the FCC and DOJ – opposition continues to mount. The Communication Workers of America have argued that the merger will eliminate around 30,000 jobs. According to CWA, its also expected that for the great majority of rural Americans, the level of coverage…
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—More than 500 workers at a General Mills cereal plant in Cedar Rapids voted Jan. 9 to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union’s Local 110. “Everyone is still very grateful and thankful for our jobs at General Mills,” Tim Sarver, a worker there for 36 years, told the…
Los Angeles, California — On Monday, January 14th, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten joined thousands of Los Angeles educators on strike. Joining the LA teachers on the picket line were hundreds of parents, students, clergy, community members, and other trade unionists.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—More than 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and staff went out on strike Jan. 14, demanding smaller classes, more staffing, and limits on privatization and charter schools.
Editor’s Note: The following article appeared at Solon.com and is posted here courtesy of the author. It is hard to understate the utter disdain and contempt being shown by President Donald Trump toward the 800,000 federal workers whose lives he has upended with the government shutdown.
HARRISBURG, Pa.—As the 2019 legislative sessions open, measures to raise the minimum wage have been proposed in eight of the 21 states where it’s been stuck at $7.25 an hour for the last decade—but they all face opposition from historically hostile Republican legislative majorities or governors.