National

Philly Airport Workers Rally for Minimum Wage
National, Transportation

Philly Airport Workers Rally for Minimum Wage

May 9, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Philadelphia, PA – In a rally at Philadelphia International Airport May 1, dozens of Philadelphia-area workers took the day off without pay to demand that airline subcontractors pay workers the city’s $12.10 an hour minimum wage. Many subcontractors still refuse to pay that minimum, said UNITE…

New NLRB Rules Accelerate Union Elections
Municipal Government, National

New NLRB Rules Accelerate Union Elections

May 9, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – The amount of time workers have to wait to vote on union representation has dropped by 38% since the National Labor Relations Board adopted new rules intended to speed up the process, according to a study by the management law firm Fisher Phillips….

Teamsters Strike Follows Clare Rose to D.C.
National, Retail

Teamsters Strike Follows Clare Rose to D.C.

May 8, 2017  By Stephanie West Washington, DC – An ongoing strike followed Long Island beer distributor Clare Rose to the nation’s capital today. The Teamsters Union protested outside of the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Legislative Conference, handing out fliers and waving signs reading, “Clare Rose Destroys Jobs, Hurts Families.” NBWA has repeatedly highlighted Clare…

Last-Minute Deal Averts Screenwriters’ Strike
Entertainment, National

Last-Minute Deal Averts Screenwriters’ Strike

May 8, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – After late-night talks May 1, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers agreed on a tentative three-year contract just before the union’s strike deadline. The WGA said in a letter to members that the deal…

House Republicans Vote to End Mandatory Overtime Pay
Entertainment, National

House Republicans Vote to End Mandatory Overtime Pay

May 8, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington,DC – The House voted May 2 to pass a bill that would let private-sector employees take “compensatory time” off instead of getting time-and-a-half pay for working overtime. The vote was 229-197, largely along party lines. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), the bill’s sponsor, said it “provides flexibility…

AFGE: President’s Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers’ Rights Are Preserved
Health and Safety, National

AFGE: President’s Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers’ Rights Are Preserved

May 6, 2017 By AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. Washington, DC –  In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “We fully support and appreciate new tools to…

Teamsters Support Beer Distribution Workers On Strike In N.Y.
National, Retail

Teamsters Support Beer Distribution Workers On Strike In N.Y.

May 5, 2017  Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA Washington, DC – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its 1.4 million members in the U.S. and Canada fully support Teamsters Local 812 members on strike at Clare Rose in New York. The over 100 drivers and warehouse workers distribute Budweiser, Heineken, and craft beer products to Long…

UAW Pushes VW to Stop Stalling and Accept Union
National, Retail

UAW Pushes VW to Stop Stalling and Accept Union

May 5, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Nashville, TN – The United Auto Workers began a petition campaign Apr. 26 to urge Volkswagen to recognize a union at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant. “For months, Volkswagen has used every stall tactic available to avoid recognizing workers’ right to form a union and negotiate…

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