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Philly Building Trades Expand Apprenticeship Access
Building Trades, National

Philly Building Trades Expand Apprenticeship Access

July 11, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Philadelphia, PA – Working with the city’s building-trades unions, the city government, developers, and institutions have launched three pre-apprenticeship programs intended to increase the number of women and minorities in the city’s construction industry. “I encourage other private developers and institutions to follow their example and…

NEA Head Says Union Can’t Work With Trump and DeVos
Education, National

NEA Head Says Union Can’t Work With Trump and DeVos

July 9, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Boston, MA – National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García told the union’s annual assembly July 3 that it would be impossible to work with either President Donald Trump or Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because “we will not find common ground with an administration that is…

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal With Movie/TV Studios
Entertainment, National

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal With Movie/TV Studios

July 9, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Hollywood, CA – Just as the sun rose over the Pacific Ocean on July 4, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, averting a threatened strike by film and TV actors. The deal will…

Minneapolis Enacts $15 Minimum Wage
Municipal Government, National

Minneapolis Enacts $15 Minimum Wage

July 6, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis became the first city in the Midwest to set a $15-an-hour minimum wage June 30, when the City Council voted 11-1 to phase it in by July 2022 for large employers. The bill gives smaller businesses more time before they have to…

Canadian Window Makers Settle Strike
Municipal Government, National

Canadian Window Makers Settle Strike

July 4, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel London, Canada – The union representing striking workers at a London window manufacturer announced June 28 that it had reached a tentative contract agreement that would end the walkout. The proposed three-year deal, which will cover about 150 workers at the Gentek Building Products Ltd. plant,…

L.A. Water Workers Win Big Raise
Municipal Government, National

L.A. Water Workers Win Big Raise

July 3, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – Union workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will get raises of up to 22% over the next five years, under a contract with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 approved by the Los Angeles City Council by…

Unions Hail Delay of Obamacare-Repeal Bill
Health and Safety, National

Unions Hail Delay of Obamacare-Repeal Bill

July 2, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Labor unions hailed the Senate’s delay of a bill to repeal most of Obamacare June 27 after it became clear that the measure could not win a majority. “It’s beyond a victory,” said National Nurses United executive director RoseAnn DeMoro. “What people are…

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