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Strategy Against Workplace Violence & Harassment
Municipal Government, National

Strategy Against Workplace Violence & Harassment

December 11, 2016  By Kenneth Quinnell Reprinted: aflcio.org Washington, DC – Since Donald Trump won the election, nearly 900 incidents of violence, hate speech and harassment have been reported. In light of these attacks, it’s important that you know what your rights are and what you can do if you or someone you know is…

AFL-CIO Endorses Rep. Keith Ellison To Head DNC
Municipal Government, National

AFL-CIO Endorses Rep. Keith Ellison To Head DNC

December 11, 2016  By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News To hear the audio click the following link Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison as DNC Chair. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says “Representative Ellison meets the high standard working people expect from leaders of our political parties.” Trumka said “Under his leadership,…

United Continental Mechanics Ratify Big Raise
National, Transportation

United Continental Mechanics Ratify Big Raise

December 11, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Chicago, IL – The more than 9,000 mechanics at United Continental Airlines have ratified a six-year contract that will raise their pay by more than one-third, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced Dec. 5. The deal will increase wages by an average of 36.5%, including an…

The AFL-CIO’s Response to Trump’s Presidency
Law and Politics, National

The AFL-CIO’s Response to Trump’s Presidency

December 10, 2016   By Jon Hiatt Reprinted: aflcio.org Washington DC – Rather than slice and dice the electorate into different demographics and voting blocks, we have to understand what happened on Nov. 8 not as a vote for or against the two candidates. Rather, it was something much larger. It was an expression of the…

Pratt Workers Approve Contract With Two-Tier Pensions
Municipal Government, National

Pratt Workers Approve Contract With Two-Tier Pensions

December 10, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Hartford, CO – Workers at Pratt & Whitney’s Connecticut jet-engine plants on Dec. 4 overwhelmingly approved a contract that will give them 2.5% annual raises but eliminates pensions for workers hired next year and afterwards. International Association of Machinists members voted 1,691-385 in favor of the…

Anti-Union Groups Plan New Cases for Trump Supreme Court
Law and Politics, National

Anti-Union Groups Plan New Cases for Trump Supreme Court

December 9, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – The likelihood of Donald Trump naming new justices to the Supreme Court has spurred anti-union groups to prepare new attempts to overturn labor-law protections. On Nov. 21, two Illinois state employees, Mark Janus and Brian Trygg, filed their first brief in Janus v….

California State Workers Reach Tentative Contract Deal
Municipal Government, National

California State Workers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

December 8, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Sacramento, CA – California’s largest state-employee union announced Dec. 3 that it had reached a tentative deal for a new contract, canceling a one-day strike that had been scheduled for Dec. 5. Neither SEIU Local 1000 nor the state’s Human Resources Department would reveal details, but…

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