New York, NY – Heads up, the most entertaining, provocative and overtly pro-union movie you’ve probably ever seen on the big screen has just gone into wide release, and it’s writer/director Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You.
SPIRIT OF THE LAW: Have Google, Apple, McDonald’s, Disney and Others Illegally Suppressed Workers’ Wages?
Yes, appears to be the answer judging from recent legal settlements.
New York, NY – While many maintain that the ultimate consequences of new tariffs slapped on imported steel and aluminum will cost the U.S. economy greatly, the United Steelworkers union [USW] says that it expects some 6,300 primary metals production workers will either be hired or recalled as a result of the changes — more…
VALPARAISO, Ind.—After a brief strike in late June, more than 80 workers at the Union Electric Steel plant in Valparaiso ratified a four-year contract that will give them a 10.5% raise. Members of International Association of Machinists Local 2018 had previously rejected the company’s offer of a 9% raise, but about two-thirds approved the revised…
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—In a move intended to protect state workers from outside groups pestering them to quit their unions, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has directed state officials not to release their personal contact information.
Editor’s Note: This is Part II in a series putting U.S. immigration into historical context. Now that attention is focused on our southern border and the complex issues surrounding immigration, let’s look at some history. The immigration reform acts of 1965 and 1986 had unintended consequences for Latin American immigration.
BOSTON, Mass.—David Monahan, a 34-year-old service tech for National Grid in Lowell, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his bladder in June—less than a week before the company locked out him and 1,250 other workers, in a bid to get them to accept cuts in health and pension benefits.
WASHINGTON—Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this past week, rescinded 2011 Department of Justice guidelines that said refugees and asylum-seekers have the right to work in the U.S.
WASHINGTON—Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, drew opposition from labor unions within minutes after he was nominated July 9.