NEW YORK, NY – While Unite Here battles Airbnb Inc. in New York City and other major municipalities throughout the country, United Auto Workers has organized cafeteria workers at Airbnb facilities. Bon Appétit contracts food services for Airbnb in San Francisco as well as Portland, Oregon. These are now UAW union shops with signed contracts.
LANSING, Mich.—Michigan election officials will review petitions to put a measure repealing the state’s prevailing-wage law on the ballot after opponents said a random sample had more than one-third invalid signatures.
Washington DC – “This nation is the only home these children have ever known. Yet too many lawmakers, most of whom repeatedly make a point of saying they stand up for families, are turning their backs on them in their time of need. That’s not right and is plain un-American.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.—Teachers in four West Virginia counties went on strike Feb. 16 to demand better pay and protest the state’s plans to increase their health-insurance costs. The one-day walkout closed schools in Cabell County—which includes Huntington, the state’s second-largest city—and the neighboring Wayne, Mason, and Lincoln counties.
At several community meetings, I stood up and spoke out against luxury towers that the city’s Economic Development Corporation pitched as part of Inwood’s rezoning. The buildings would loom large over the neighborhood and threaten rent-stabilized tenants next door, possibly pushing them out. Worse, too few units would be made affordable.
Anyone who has been listening to “the Buzz” lately, or reading Joe Maniscalco’s articles or my editorials, knows where Labor Press stands on the issue of striking Spectrum workers. If you don’t have Spectrum now, don’t order it. Don’t fall into the “give me something for only $29.95 per month” trap. Long term, it’s not…
New York, NY – A coalition of multi-faith leaders from throughout New York City convened this past Thursday at the Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan, calling for change and presenting policy recommendations to the mayor and the city council.
HARTFORD, Conn.—Finally given a chance to speak before the state’s “competitiveness commission” Feb. 9, Connecticut labor leaders said that strengthening unions and closing tax loopholes for the rich would benefit the state’s economy.
Federal courts are divided over whether a police officer or government official can be sued for arresting someone merely for exercising their right to free speech. Several courts have created a legal barrier to such suits that makes it almost impossible for wrongly arrested citizens to prevail, even if there is overwhelming evidence that the arrest…