Municipal Government

USW Local 6992 VP Hit By Car On Picket Line…

July 7, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Tonawanda, NY - The Vice President of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6992 was struck by a car early today (Thursday, July 6th) during an informational picket that was held outside DuPont’s Tonawanda/Yerkes Plant – located just outside Buffalo, as Union Representatives continue to bargain a new contract to replace one that expired in June.

Minneapolis Enacts $15 Minimum Wage

July 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis became the first city in the Midwest to set a $15-an-hour minimum wage June 30, when the City Council voted 11-1 to phase it in by July 2022 for large employers.

By the People for the People

July 4, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

Last night on “Blue Collar Buzz,” we spotlighted the Homestead Lockout. Henry Clay Frick refused his workers the right to come to work and make a living. He forced them to choose between having a job and having a union. The men chose their union and paid as heavy a price as one can imagine for their choice.

Canadian Window Makers Settle Strike

July 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

London, Canada - The union representing striking workers at a London window manufacturer announced June 28 that it had reached a tentative contract agreement that would end the walkout.

Trump’s NLRB Pick Is Lawyer for Anti-Union Firm

July 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - Donald Trump’s pick to fill the final vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board is a longtime lawyer for a union-busting firm.

Vincent Iacovelli Mans ‘Mission Control’ for Local 94

July 3, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Vincent Iacovelli, Chief Engineer at the Hearst Tower on West 57th Street, has the awe-inspiring job of overseeing the engineers who maintain and operate the heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems at the legendary headquarters of Hearst Communications, Inc., the American mass media and business information conglomerate.

L.A. Water Workers Win Big Raise

July 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - Union workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will get raises of up to 22% over the next five years, under a contract with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 approved by the Los Angeles City Council by an 11-3 vote June 28.

Atlanta Enacts $15 Minimum for City Workers

July 1, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Atlanta, GA - Atlanta will raise its minimum wage for city employees to $15 an hour by July 2019. The increase was approved by the City Council June 22 as part of the budget for fiscal year 2018.


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