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AFGE Reacts to Trump’s  Budget Cuts
Municipal Government, National

AFGE Reacts to Trump’s Budget Cuts

March 4, 2017 BY AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. Washington, DC –  “I am greatly concerned about reports that President Trump will propose massive cuts to most non-defense discretionary spending to fund a substantial increase in military spending. While we support increases in DoD funding that enhance readiness, there is no reason to eviscerate…

Security Guards Win First Contract at Adelson Casino
Municipal Government, National

Security Guards Win First Contract at Adelson Casino

March 4, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Bethlehem, PA – Security guards at the Sands Bethlehem Casino here ratified a contract Feb. 22, making them the first workers in billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire to organize a union successfully. The deal, approved 70-6 after a year of talks between the Sands Corporation and…

Outsourcing Boston Bus Repairs Costs $6M Extra
National, Transportation

Outsourcing Boston Bus Repairs Costs $6M Extra

March 4, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Boston, MA – In 2014, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority signed an $18.6 million contract to outsource the repair of 32 city buses. The buses, used on the four Silver Line bus-rapid-transit routes, were due for a midlife repair, a job historically done half in-house and…

Most National Union Leaders Back Buffalo Native & Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Thomas Perez…
Municipal Government, National

Most National Union Leaders Back Buffalo Native & Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Thomas Perez…

March 3, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link Washington, DC – Though most – if not all – Union Leaders on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) supported the runner-up in the Committee Chair Race, they quickly fell into line once former U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez…

Illinois State Workers Vote to Authorize Strike
Municipal Government, National

Illinois State Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

March 3, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Springfield, IL – After more than a year of Gov. Bruce Rauner refusing to bargain for a new contract, the union representing 28,000 Illinois state workers voted to authorize a strike. AFSCME Council 31 director Roberta Lynch announced Feb. 23 that 81% had voted in favor….

New Hampshire Votes No “Right-to-Work”
Municipal Government, National

New Hampshire Votes No “Right-to-Work”

March 1, 2017   By Stephanie West New Hampshire, OH – The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted against so-called “Right-to-Work”! Following the House vote Glenn Brackett, president of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, made the following statement: “Today a bi-partisan majority confirmed that ‘Right-to-Work’ is still wrong for New Hampshire, and this vote should be the…

Three Construction Unions Back Trump Labor Nominee
Municipal Government, National

Three Construction Unions Back Trump Labor Nominee

March 1, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Three of the nation’s main building-trades unions have endorsed Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of Labor. Douglas McCarron, general president of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, said in a Feb. 16 statement that Acosta is…

UAW Preparing ‘Buy American’ Ad Campaign
National, Transportation

UAW Preparing ‘Buy American’ Ad Campaign

February 28, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Lords town, OH – Hoping to bring back manufacturing jobs, United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams announced Feb. 17 that the union is preparing an ad campaign urging consumers to buy U.S.-made cars and trucks, with union-made vehicles their first choice. He didn’t say when the…

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