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Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits
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Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits

New York, NY – The Workers Defense League has seen its fair share of unemployment insurance  (UI) cases, but after marking its 84th anniversary this year, the non-profit’s Executive Director Jon Bloom says there has been a surge in workers from all backgrounds and income levels requiring assistance.  “We work extensively helping workers get their…

As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting
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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting

WASHINGTON—With in-person voting hampered by social distancing, a group of 14 major labor unions is urging Congress to direct the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] to develop procedures for electronic voting in union-representation elections, which is currently prohibited. “During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that workers have the right to form unions…

‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’
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‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’

New York, NY – “I don’t think there’s a single one of our colleagues who’s for this war.” On January 9, an energized group of New Yorkers concerned that the Trump administration’s assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and a number of other Iranian officials earlier this month is being used to plunge the…

UAW Trying Again at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant
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UAW Trying Again at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The United Auto Workers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Apr. 9 for a new union vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant—and its officials hope there won’t be any “outside interference.” “We hope that doesn’t happen like the last time,” UAW Local 42 President Steve Cochran told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Local…