LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Thousands of Los Angeles school service workers began voting March 13 on whether to authorize a strike. “After nearly a year of negotiations, [the Los Angeles Unified School District] has not made any significant movement to improve our wages and staffing for student services,” SEIU Local 99, which represents custodians, cafeteria workers, special…
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Striking Jersey City teachers and school staff returned to work Mar. 19, after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the city Board of Education the night before.
SANTA FE, N.M.—A New Mexico state judge gave final approval Mar. 9 to a settlement that will require the state Department of Workforce Solutions to reopen wage-theft cases it had closed, stop refusing to take claims of more than $10,000, and let workers make claims in Spanish.
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) has endorsement Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke for New York State Assembly District 142 seat. Burke, a Democrat, is facing Republican challenger Erik Bohen in the April 24th special election.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Education, having made headlines over the past year for its attacks on both teachers and students, has now launched its newest attack directly at public employees. In a violation of the law, Department of Education implemented a management edict attacking unions and denying workers their legal right to representation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—With adjunct faculty at three University of South Florida campuses voting on union representation, the USF system administration is slinging mud at the Service Employees International Union.
WASHINGTON, Pa.—Democrat Conor Lamb upset Republican Rick Saccone in the special election to fill a vacant House seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th District Mar. 13. Lamb held a 627-vote lead after absentee ballots were counted in the heavily Republican district, which encompasses suburbs and rural areas south of Pittsburgh.
On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers International President, discusses the impact announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are having on workers; Kate Blumm, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, talks about the results of a recently completed audit of the city’s Franchise Agreement with Charter/Spectrum; and IBEW…
Los Angeles, California – Veteran filmmaker-producer Martin Scorsese has wrapped up the shooting of his next film about the disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. The film is titled “The Irishman”. Hoffa was an American labour union leader who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971.