New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we devote the entire hour to the workers at a CVS store on Flatbush Avenue who are fighting to become the first employees on the East Coast to secure a union contact from the giant pharmacy chain. John Durso, head of the Long…
FRANKFORT, KY.—Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed legislation Mar. 30 that will limit workers’ compensation benefits for permanent partial disability to 15 years from the date of their on-the-job injury.
PITTSBURGH, PENN – On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pennsvania AFL-CIO President Richard W. Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder were reelected at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 43rd Constitutional Convention.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—State Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) has introduced a bill that would place an amendment to the state constitution banning the union shop on the ballot in November’s general election.
WASHINGTON—By a 50-48 party-line vote Apr. 11, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee John F. Ring to the National Labor Relations Board, restoring the 3-2 Republican majority on the panel.
FAIRFAX, Va.—The woman forced to quit her job last fall after she was photographed giving Donald Trump the finger sued her former employer Apr. 4. Juli Briskman, 50, a former marketing executive, charged that the government contractor Akima violated state employment law by penalizing her for political opinions expressed outside work.
NEW YORK, NY – On April 6th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo toured MTA New York City Transit’s 207th Street Car Overhaul Shop with MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota and announced a series of accelerated car repairs.
MADISON, Wisc.—Labor-backed judge Rebecca Dallet won election to a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court Apr. 3, defeating Michael Screnock, a circuit judge from rural Sauk County backed by Gov. Scott Walker. Dallet, a Milwaukee County circuit judge for 11 years, won a 10-year term by a 56%-44% margin, reducing the court’s pro-Walker majority…
When the Republican tax cuts were proposed last October, Trump and Ryan stated that cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent would result in a $4,000 to $9,000 jump in America’s average household income. Wow, an economic plan that raises income of workers.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The budget passed by the New York state legislature on the night of Mar. 30-31 includes a provision that would let public-sector unions reduce the services they provide to employees who don’t pay them dues or fees.