Law and Politics

Thanks, Billionaire Steve Ross – You’re Helping the #CountMeIn Movement Grow!
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York

Thanks, Billionaire Steve Ross – You’re Helping the #CountMeIn Movement Grow!

New York, NY – Members of the NYC Building Trades #CountMeIn campaign returned to the offices of Related Companies at 10 Columbus Circle this week with a peculiar person to thank for their steadfast determination to beat back so-called “open shop development” across the city — billionaire Hudson Yards developer and Related Companies founder Stephen…

Illinois Labor Board Tells Gov to Explain How He’ll Pay Step Increases
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Illinois Labor Board Tells Gov to Explain How He’ll Pay Step Increases

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— The Illinois Labor Relations Board has given state officials 20 days to explain how they’re going to pay union workers raises due since 2015. Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped paying step increases given for longevity after American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31’s contract expired, but state courts ruled that the…

ArcelorMittal Wants More Concessions From Steelworkers
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

ArcelorMittal Wants More Concessions From Steelworkers

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—As contract talks began here July 9, ArcelorMittal is seeking major concessions from the United Steelworkers, The union said the company’s initial proposal included forcing workers to choose between “paying expensive premiums to stay in a lesser Preferred Provider Organization plan ($200 per month for a family)” or another plan with $8,000 per year…

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