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Unions Stop ‘Right to Work’ in New Mexico
Municipal Government, National

Unions Stop ‘Right to Work’ in New Mexico

March 12, 2017  By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA Albuquerque, NM – Union members from all over New Mexico testified and lobbied  against ‘union-busting’ ‘Right to Work’ legislation recently introduced by Republicans. The measure, designed to  lead to lower wages for workers in New Mexico, was stopped by organized labor. ‘Our workers are better off in…

Health and Safety, National

Trumka Rips Trumpcare After Meeting with President

March 11, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka met President Donald Trump at the White House Mar. 7 and talked about wages, trade policy, and infrastructure—but apparently not about health care. Trumka told CNN that he’d spoken “about policies that allow Wall Street and corporations to take…

1,800 Union Workers Take Buyouts at Boeing
National, Transportation

1,800 Union Workers Take Buyouts at Boeing

March 11, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Everett, WA – More than 1,800 union workers at Boeing have agreed to take buyouts as the company began a new round of job cuts at its Puget Sound aircraft factories last month. The International Association of Machinists union said about 1,500 of its members had…

NLRB Orders Sysco to Bargain With Michigan Teamsters
National, Transportation

NLRB Orders Sysco to Bargain With Michigan Teamsters

March 10, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Upholding 79 unfair-labor-practice charges filed by Teamsters Local 406, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge on March 2 ordered the Sysco food-supply company to begin negotiating a contract with the union. Local 406 had lost a May 2015 election at Sysco’s…

Mississippi Nissan Workers March for Union Rights
National, Transportation

Mississippi Nissan Workers March for Union Rights

March 10, 2017   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Canton, Mississippi – About 3,000 people, including Sen. Bernie Sanders and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams, rallied March 4 to support workers trying to organize a UAW local at Nissan’s plant here. “It’s just simple things they could fix,” Kevin Harkins, who’s worked at the plant…

UAW Ups Organizing at VW, Nissan, Tesla
National, Transportation

UAW Ups Organizing at VW, Nissan, Tesla

March 6, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Detroit, MI – Sensing “a doubling or tripling of interest” in union representation from workers at nonunion auto plants, the United Auto Workers is escalating its efforts to organize at Nissan, Volkswagen, and Tesla. UAW Treasurer Gary Casteel told the Detroit Free Press that he wasn’t…

Win Week In Review
Health and Safety, National

Win Week In Review

March 5, 2017  By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News To hear the audio click the following link Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO says if the leaked draft of the Republican healthcare plan is the one they go with, it’s a non-starter. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka the leaked GOP healthcare plan lowers the healthcare bar when…

Cafeteria Workers Strike at Two Toronto Universities
Municipal Government, National

Cafeteria Workers Strike at Two Toronto Universities

March 5, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Toronto, Canada – Hundreds of people rallied at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus downtown Feb. 23 to support food-service workers on strike to  demand an end to “poverty-level wages.” The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 75, have been on strike against food-service subcontractor…

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