Waterloo, Iowa—As Hurricane Irma was bringing its swath of devastation toward Florida Sept. 8, members of two Iowa International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers locals were headed south to help repair utility infrastructure and restore power.
At their national convention Saturday in Toledo, Ohio, the AFL-CIO Farm Labor Organizing Committee celebrated its fiftieth year by launching a boycott of Reynold’s Vuse E-Cigarettes. FLOC Organizer Catherine Crowe says their membership has been targeting Reynolds American and other tobacco companies for over a decade. [Catherine Crowe]: “We see abuses in the fields in…
San Antonio, Tex.—A national network of far-right think tanks has launched a nationwide campaign intended to strike a “mortal blow” against the American left by breaking public-sector unions. “Big government unions are the biggest sources of funding and political muscle for the left,” Tracie Sharp, president and CEO of the State Policy Network, wrote in…
New York, NY – Iron Workers Local 197, Stone Derrickmen and Riggers, will celebrate their 150th anniversary this Saturday, September 16th, at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck, Long Island.
New York, NY – On this week’s Sunday night episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we continued our look back at the September 11, 2001 terror attacks; the horror working people are still facing as a result; and the kind of nation we’ve become in the intervening years.
Houston, Tex.—On Sunday, Aug. 27, the roof of refinery worker Brandon Parker’s house in League City, Texas, was leaking, and he and his wife and three children had already taken in flooded-out relatives. He told her that he wanted to go out and help people.
San Jose, Calif.—More than 300 people turned out Sept. 4 for Labor Day rallies in San Jose and Sant Clara organized by Service Employees International Union Local 521. They first entered a McDonald’s restaurant in San Jose, banging drums and calling on bullhorns for a $15 minimum wage.
Brooklyn, NY – On Saturday, working men and women marching in the 2017 NYC Labor Day Parade will step off at 5th Avenue and 44th Street amidst a sea of red, white and blue because, you know, they’re patriotic and they love their imperfect country. Too bad, the same can’t be said of many of their…
Washington—The Communications Workers of America and two of its media workers’ affiliates urged the Federal Communications Commission to deny the proposed merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Media Company.
Battle Creek, Mich.—Kellogg’s plans to cut more than 200 jobs at its Battle Creek factory will be “obviously devastating,” the head of the union representing workers there said Sept. 1.