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Connecticut Submarine Draftsmen OK Four-Year Deal
National, Transportation

Connecticut Submarine Draftsmen OK Four-Year Deal

November 19, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Groton, CT – The union representing more than 2,000 designers, draftsmen, technical aides, and engineering support administrative personnel at the Electric Boat shipyard voted Nov. 10 to ratify a four-year contract that will give them 3% annual raises and a $1,000 signing bonus. The Marine Draftsmen’s…

WNYLaborToday.com Reports From Hawaii
Education, National

WNYLaborToday.com Reports From Hawaii

November 18, 2016   By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell West Oahu, HI –  Walking through the archives of the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR), which is housed at the University of Hawaii (UH) in West Oahu, one gets drawn in to the many reminders of the battles conducted by Organized Labor in the past…

Hackers Attacked UFCW Pension Plan
National, Retail

Hackers Attacked UFCW Pension Plan

November 18, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Baldwin, MO – Computer hackers demanding ransom in digital currency gained access to a United Food and Commercial Workers multiemployer pension plan in the St. Louis area last summer, the UFCW said Nov. 9. The hacker seized control of a server belonging to the Local 655…

Newfoundland Quarry Locks Out Operating Engineers
Municipal Government, National

Newfoundland Quarry Locks Out Operating Engineers

November 17, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Lower Cove, NL – Newfoundland—The Atlantic Minerals Ltd. Company locked out 130 workers at its limestone quarry here Nov. 11, saying it had “no choice” because a strike would make it difficult to get products to its customers on time. International Union of Operating Engineers Local…

Locked-Out Honeywell Workers Reject Contract
Municipal Government, National

Locked-Out Honeywell Workers Reject Contract

November 17, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel South Bend,  IN – Locked-out workers at two Honeywell Aerospace plants voted to reject a new contract offer Nov. 12. The proposed five-year deal would have reduced the health-insurance cost increases the workers had rejected before the company locked them out in May, but would have…

Preparing for a Trump Administration
Events, Law and Politics, National

Preparing for a Trump Administration

November 16, 2016   By Bill Lipton, NY Working Families Party Washington, DC – The entire team at WFP has been struggling with some of the same questions, fears, and immense pain that I know many of you have been struggling with too. For the second time in sixteen years, the Electoral College — a mechanism…

Congress Says It Won’t Pass TPP
Law and Politics, National

Congress Says It Won’t Pass TPP

November 16, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Congressional leaders from both parties told the White House Nov. 11 that they would not bring the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership up for a vote in the post-election lame-duck session, effectively killing the 12-nation trade agreement for this year. President Barack Obama had hoped…

NNU: Manipulated Primary Gave Us A Weaker Candidate – But Fight Goes On
Health and Safety, National

NNU: Manipulated Primary Gave Us A Weaker Candidate – But Fight Goes On

November 15, 2016    By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Washington, DC – National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger says manipulation of the Democratic presidential primary by the DNC ended up nominating a candidate chosen by party leaders not by the people. Polls consistently showed Bernie Sanders was the Democrat who would run stronger in the…

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