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Federal Judge Prohibits Alleged Slowdown at American Airlines
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Federal Judge Prohibits Alleged Slowdown at American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Tex.—Federal District Judge John McBryde issued a temporary restraining order June 14 barring the two unions that represent American Airlines mechanics from abetting a slowdown, including refusing to work overtime. The Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists have both denied encouraging a slowdown, but American told the court that in…

N.J. State Workers Rally for ‘Millionaires Tax,’ Against Benefit Cuts
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N.J. State Workers Rally for ‘Millionaires Tax,’ Against Benefit Cuts

TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey public workers rallied outside the Statehouse June 13, supporting Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed tax on income over $1 million and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s plans to cut their pension and health benefits. “Come July 1, there will be a full accounting of who was on which side,” Communications Workers of America…

Immigrant Workers in Construction Rising
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Immigrant Workers in Construction Rising

WASHINGTON, DC – Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) indicate native-born workers are leaving the construction industry and being replaced by immigrant workers. The number of Immigrant workers in the US construction industry has been regularly rising. Foreign born workers now account for the highest recorded by the American Community Survey (ACS). According to ACS,…

Trumka Against New NAFTA
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Trumka Against New NAFTA

WASHINGTON, DC – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is urging union members to lobby against the new NAFTA.  Trumka believes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA would harm workers just as the treaty it replaced. Trumka is touring through states that have been hardest hit by anti-worker trade rules and agreements like NAFTA. His tour includes Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, swing…

Senior Staff Changes  at  Cinematographers Guild
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Senior Staff Changes at Cinematographers Guild

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The International Cinematographers Guild ( IATSE Local 600) is undergoing major staff changes in both their Western and Eastern Region offices, according to National Executive Director Rebecca Rhine. Alexander Tonisson, a 14-year veteran of the labor movement, has been hired as the Guild’s new Western Region Director. He most recently served as Director of…

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Hoffa: Teamsters Applaud House Panel’s Passage Of Pension Reform Measure

WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa regarding the House Education and Labor Committee approval OF H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, which would ensure the retirements of some 1.5 million Americans who have paid into such plans. “After years of hard work by active and retired Teamsters, it…

Union Activism Can Be Murder; But That’s a Good Thing
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Union Activism Can Be Murder; But That’s a Good Thing

Brooklyn, NY – Good murder mysteries ultimately keep you guessing “whodunit?” Tim Sheard’s Lenny Moss murder mysteries ultimately keep you guessing “whodunit?” — and “how-will-workers-secure-a-collective-bargaining-agreement-that-guarantees-area-standard-wages-and-benefits-plus-a-dignified-retirement?” “There are some people who will read my books because they like mysteries or they like medical stories, maybe they work in the health field,” the author, organizer and Hard…

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