WASHINGTON, DC — Union members across the USA are speaking out against the ‘tax cut for the rich,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka made his position crystal clear by stating that any tax bill should increase revenue for the nation and ensure that corporations pay their fair share.
Convention delegates unanimously re-elected Richard Trumka of the United Mine Workers as president, Liz Shuler of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as secretary-treasurer and Tefere Gebre of United Food and Commercial Workers as executive vice president of the national AFL-CIO. Also elected were 55 vice presidents who make up the Executive Council Executive Council….
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—The Salt Lake City nurse who was violently arrested in July for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from a patient without a warrant has settled out of court for $500,000—and says she will donate part of the money to the Utah Nurses Association union and to a fund to…
WASHINGTON—Teachers who spend money out of their own pockets to buy classroom supplies will no longer be able to take it off their taxes if the tax bill proposed by Republican Congressional leaders Nov. 2 goes through.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s administration has reached a deal with the Columbus Building & Construction Trades Council that it hopes will increase the number of people pursuing trade apprenticeships while guaranteeing metropolitan-area residents jobs on public construction projects.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—All of the about 90 workers in the bargaining unit at ABF Freight System’s Memphis terminal have signed up as members of Teamsters Local 667, the union recently announced.
WASHINGTON—More than half of American teachers say their mental health was “not good” for at least seven days of the previous month, according to a recently released survey by the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers Association, a grass-roots organization within the union.
BALTIMORE, Md.—The North American Building Trades Unions has endorsed building a high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, the federation announced this week, after Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail, the proposed plan’s developer, signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to use union labor to build and maintain the $10 billion project.
DES MOINES, Iowa—A Polk County judge on Oct. 30 summarily dismissed a labor-union lawsuit filed challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new laws prohibiting most public-sector unions from bargaining over anything but wages.
WASHINGTON—The Department of Labor on Oct. 30 requested public comments on an Obama-era rule that would have extended overtime pay to 4.2 million workers, the first step in the process to rescind or weaken it.