MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Plans to replace an aging oil pipeline have split three key constituencies of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, pitting building-trades unions against environmentalists and Native Americans.
Columbus, Ohio—The United Auto Workers announced Oct. 15 that it will back Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for re-election. “Sherrod Brown recognizes that we need to invest in our workers and restore the value of work in our country,” UAW Region 2B director Rich Rankin said in a statement.
Albany, NY – “The federal administration’s decision to allow employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women is disgraceful. This major loophole for employers is a direct assault on women’s rights and shows a callous disregard for the millions of women who rely on birth control for an assortment of critical medical…
The Supreme Court as expected did not indicate which way it will come out when it heard oral arguments on October 2 in the most important case of the year for non-unionized workers. (See my Sept. 18 and 30, 2017 columns.) The four Democratic justices’ questioning of the lawyers revealed that they will support the…
New York, NY – A retired FDNY firefighter, who has requested to remain anonymous, donated $200,000 in monies he was awarded as a result of his work at Ground Zero to the FDNY’s Fired Up for a Cure Foundation, which supports the families of New York City firefighters battling life-threatening illness.
The AFL-CIO has sent a letter to all U.S. House of Representatives and Senators expressing concern that the repeal of the Jones Act could destroy the U.S. maritime industry. Without the protection of the Jones Act, foreign ships and crews would replace Americans in the shipping industry.
CHICAGO, Ill.—Two of the city’s main labor unions have joined the campaign demanding that the Obama Presidential Center sign a community benefits agreement before it begins construction.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State United Teachers and United Federation of Teachers plan to file a lawsuit to prevent the state from letting some charter schools certify their own teachers.
New York, NY – In just the last few weeks alone, Donald Trump has had time to threaten war with South Korea, insult hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and dispatch Mike Pence to a football game in Indianapolis so the VP could jeer NFL players exercising their 1st Amendment rights. But one thing New York…
Washington—Four members of Congress introduced legislation Oct. 3 intended to save the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan. The American Miners Pension Act—sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Reps.