NEW YORK, N.Y.—“Amazon must be broken up,” Sharan Burrow, the Australian general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, told a Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union forum on the digital economy and the future of work Jan. 16.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to bring the estimated 600,000 New Yorkers without health insurance into the city’s public health-care system has won praise from two unions—one representing city hospital workers, the other workers with low and often inconsistent incomes.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—More than 500 workers at a General Mills cereal plant in Cedar Rapids voted Jan. 9 to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union’s Local 110. “Everyone is still very grateful and thankful for our jobs at General Mills,” Tim Sarver, a worker there for 36 years, told the…
New York, NY – The 42nd annual National Labor and Management Conference will be held from February 14 – 19 in Hollywood, Florida, bringing together hundreds of leaders in the fields of health care, labor law, banking and insurance, and labor among others.
Editor’s Note: The following article appeared at Solon.com and is posted here courtesy of the author. It is hard to understate the utter disdain and contempt being shown by President Donald Trump toward the 800,000 federal workers whose lives he has upended with the government shutdown.
HARRISBURG, Pa.—As the 2019 legislative sessions open, measures to raise the minimum wage have been proposed in eight of the 21 states where it’s been stuck at $7.25 an hour for the last decade—but they all face opposition from historically hostile Republican legislative majorities or governors.
New York, NY – This week, telecom giant Charter Communications announced it is looking for journalism’s “best and brightest” to join the ranks of Spectrum News in NYC — we here at LaborPress.org have some advice for our correspondent comrades looking for a new gig: don’t take the job unless you plan on shining a…
DURHAM, Ontario—The news that General Motors is closing its Oshawa assembly plant has left workers at nearby auto-parts plants dreading layoffs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—UNITE HERE Local 11 announced Dec. 23 that it has reached tentative contract agreements with six hotels in Los Angeles, but not at 18 others in Los Angeles and Orange counties where members voted overwhelmingly in mid-December to authorize strikes.