National

Nurses in Crisis: We Can’t Wait for Biden/Harris to Change Course
Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Nurses in Crisis: We Can’t Wait for Biden/Harris to Change Course

New York, NY – Nurses across the country continue to grapple with ongoing physical, mental, and emotional anguish as they try to shoulder the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis — often becoming surrogate family members to an unprecedented amount of dying patients. As the national death toll surpasses a quarter of a million fatalities, nurses are still…

Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism
Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism

Editor’s Note: Larry Moskowitz’s first picket line was in 1964 demanding federal intervention when Civil Rights activists Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney went missing, but before their bodies were found. He was a leader of the anti-war movement in Maine and a rank and file Teamster in Massachusetts.The founding staff member of The Working Families Party,…

Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina

New York, NY – Phil Cohen, a veteran organizer, was called out of retirement in 2017 by Workers United/SEIU to investigate and expose an illegal union-busting plot by Mohawk Industries at its North Carolina carpet mill. Cohen’s account of his fight to prove that management was behind an unlawful decertification petition and forced workers to…

CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor
Features, Law and Politics, National, Retail, topslot

CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON—The Communications Workers of America are urging President-elect Joseph Biden to pick Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), a former union organizer and green-energy advocate, as Secretary of Labor. “Congressman Levin checks every box that you’ll need in a Secretary of Labor to help implement your agenda effectively,” CWA President Chris Shelton wrote in a letter to…

SEIU 775 Benefits Group to Work with MagnaCare’s New & expanded Technology-Powered Trust and Welfare Administration Services
Features, Health and Safety, National, topslot

SEIU 775 Benefits Group to Work with MagnaCare’s New & expanded Technology-Powered Trust and Welfare Administration Services

New York, NY – MagnaCare, a third party administrator with deep expertise supporting Taft-Hartley trusts, announced on Wednesday, November 11, that Seattle-based SEIU 775 Benefits Group has chosen MagnaCare’s new and expanded Trust and Welfare Administration Services to enable contribution accounting, financial administration, employee hours administration, enrollment and eligibility determination, and COBRA administration. SEIU 775…

Mental Health First Aid and Leadership
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Mental Health First Aid and Leadership

New York, NY – With the elections somewhat behind us and calls for unity appearing in headlines around the Country, the future uncertainties still prove there are big problems for any administration to handle. The fact remains that Covid is still a threat. Both employers and employees are struggling with business and unemployment concerns. This…

Inside ‘The Art of Organizing: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts Union Drive’
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Features, National, On The Job, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Inside ‘The Art of Organizing: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts Union Drive’

New York, NY – In the early 1990’s, an arcane prohibition held over from an era of strikebreaking Pinkertons meant that security guards at the prestigious Boston Museum of Fine Arts were still barred from unionizing underneath the AFL-CIO umbrella.  Although low-paying, the museum job and its stated mission of sharing high culture with the…

Trade Unionists Called the ‘Saviors of Democracy’ – Will Biden/Harris Listen?
Building Trades, Education, Features, Law and Politics, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Trade Unionists Called the ‘Saviors of Democracy’ – Will Biden/Harris Listen?

New York, NY – As the  “saviors of democracy,”  who not only helped Joe Biden win the White House in key battleground states, but who are now also fully prepared to protect that victory from Donald Trump’s ongoing protestations — essential union workers from across the country should have tremendous clout demanding a pro-worker agenda…

1 2 3 173