Law and Politics

Allentown Newspaper Staff Join NewsGuild
Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Allentown Newspaper Staff Join NewsGuild

ALLENTOWN, Pa.—Editorial staff at the Allentown Morning Call, the Lehigh Valley’s largest newspaper,have joined the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America. The Morning Call Guild said staff were suffering from “stagnant pay, shrinking newsrooms and an ever-growing workload.” “We know unionizing doesn’t magically solve the problems with the news industry,” said reporter Michelle Merlin. “But it does…

Cabbies Circle Cuomo’s Office In Protest of $2.50 Surcharge
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Cabbies Circle Cuomo’s Office In Protest of $2.50 Surcharge

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Lines of yellow cabs oozed past Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Third Avenue offices March 6, honking their horns in polyphonic cacophony, their hoods, back-seat windows, and fenders bearing posters reading “Respect the Drivers” and “No More Suicides, No More Bankruptcies.” Someone called out “Tax the rich” in a South Asian accent, and the drivers…

It’s Alive! (Maybe) NYC’s Continuing Debate Over Amazon HQ2 And What It Means For Trade Unionists
Building Trades, Features, headline, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

It’s Alive! (Maybe) NYC’s Continuing Debate Over Amazon HQ2 And What It Means For Trade Unionists

New York, NY – Whether or not the deal is really dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to revivify the ashes of “Amazon HQ2” have already succeeded in stoking lots anger and recriminations from everyone involved in the issue. But what’s to be made of the way this “Union Town” has reacted to the brouhaha?

WBUR Employees Vote  SAG-AFTRA
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WBUR Employees Vote SAG-AFTRA

Boston, Mass. – WBUR in Boston voted SAG-AFTRA as their union. With an overwhelming election result of 73 to 3 the journalists at WBUR decided the union way was best. The bargaining unit will cover producers, editors, hosts, reporters and writers at the NPR affiliate in Boston. This new SAG-AFTRA affiliate is now preparing for negotiations with Boston…

AFT Weingarten: Legislation needed to Protect Healthcare Workers
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

AFT Weingarten: Legislation needed to Protect Healthcare Workers

Washington, DC — The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309), introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), would make nurses and healthcare workers safer in their workplaces. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop protection measures and enforceable safety standards for people who work in front-line healthcare jobs. Those…

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