McKEESPORT, Pa.—Nurses at UPMC McKeesport Hospital near Pittsburgh have voted to keep the Service Employees International Union as their
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Indiana’s 2015 repeal of its “common construction wage” law cut building-trades workers’ pay while failing to reduce public-works projects’ costs, according to a study done by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute for the Times of Northwest Indiana.
AUSTIN, Tex.—Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.), who failed to win the Texas AFL-CIO’s endorsement for his Senate race after he didn’t appear at its Committee on Political Education’s convention Jan. 19-21, is seeking another chance at the 240,000-member federation’s nod.
WASHINGTON—Saying it would eliminate the right to union representation for more than 600,000 workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is urging members to tell Senate Democrats to filibuster the Tribal Sovereignty Act.
TORONTO, Ontario—More than 50 demonstrations took place from Vancouver to Halifax Jan. 19, urging Tim Hortons’ franchisees to rescind cutbacks they made after Ontario raised its minimum wage Jan. 1. A number of franchisees of the Canada’s most popular coffee chain had responded to the increase, from C$11.60 to C$14 (about US$11.30) by eliminating paid…
WASHINGTON—Federal workers furloughed during the three-day shutdown of the government will get paid for the work time they lost, under the short-term continuing-appropriations resolution signed by President Donald Trump Jan. 22.
WASHINGTON—Anger at a Trump administration proposal to make tips the property of employers intensified on Feb. 1, after Bloomberg News reported that the Department of Labor had suppressed an in-house analysis projecting that the rule could lead to workers losing billions of dollars in tips.
NEW WESTMINSTER, Canada – Sobeys has begun an illegal lockout of more than 600 Safeway workers. The complaint was filed by UFCW 1518. The complaint comes in the wake of Sobeys’ announcement that it will close 10 Safeway stores across the lower mainland. Sobeys further stated that it would consider re-opening five of those locations if…
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—When Las Vegas’s Culinary Union begins contract talks with casino-resort operators next month, it will ask them to give each of the more than 14,000 housekeepers it represents a “panic button” to send out alarms about sexual assault.