GREENWICH, Conn.—Cleaners at the Greenwich Office Park won a round Apr. 11 when the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against the complex’s owner alleging that it illegally laid off union cleaners when it bought the property in November 2016.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Oklahoma teachers stayed out of schools for the 11th day Apr. 12, as state legislators said they had increased school funding as much as they were going to this year.
WASHINGTON—A bill that would have cut off federal labor-law protections to workers at businesses owned by Native American tribes died on the Senate floor Apr. 16, when a vote to forestall a Democratic filibuster fell five votes short of the 60 needed.
CHICAGO, Ill.—More than 40 newsroom workers at the Chicago Tribune announced a union-organizing campaign Apr. 11, collecting cards for representation by the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Oklahoma teachers’ unions announced the end of their 11-day walkout Apr. 12, saying they had won as much as they could of their demands for better pay and more school funding. But teachers in the state’s largest city will stay out at least through Monday.
New York, NY — Thousands of protestors took to the streets nationwide on April 14th and 15th, rallying against the bombing of Syria and demanding that money be spent on people, not war.
“Jill Furillo and the hardworking members of the New York State Nurses Association delivered a victory for working men and women at Albany Medical Centerand for nurses statewide.
National Report from Washington Working families look forward to hard earned vacations, but the often enjoyed national parks are under siege. These parks just dodged a bullet. Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Trump’s proposed 8% cuts with 4,000 fewer jobs for the national parks didn’t happen in the Omnibus Funding Bill just passed and signed…
AUGUSTA, Me.—The Maine House narrowly defeated a bill Apr. 5 that would have prevented the state’s minimum wage from rising to $12 an hour in 2020. The measure would have reduced the increases state voters enacted in a 2016 ballot initiative from $1 a year to 50 cents, so the minimum would not reach $12…