U.S. Sen. Peters on Prevailing Wages:

U.S. Sen. Peters on Prevailing Wages: “Getting rid of them makes no sense.”

  With prevailing wage repeal still a hot-button topic in Michigan, some political leaders are...

Rights? Rights!? GOP Re-Introduces Its Most Godawfully Mistitled and Hateful Anti-Worker Bill

Rights? Rights!? GOP Re-Introduces Its Most Godawfully Mistitled and Hateful Anti-Worker Bill

  Republicans, led by the senior member of the Senate, Utah’s Orrin Hatch, announced Monday...

Workplace Showdown: Verizon Again Making Demands CWA and IBEW Refuse to Accept

Workplace Showdown: Verizon Again Making Demands CWA and IBEW Refuse to Accept

  On August 1st at midnight the contract between Verizon and 39,000 of its workers represented...

REPORT: More Than 100,000 Philadelphia Workers Have Their Wages Stolen EVERY WEEK

REPORT: More Than 100,000 Philadelphia Workers Have Their Wages Stolen EVERY WEEK

  A report from Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice titled...

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Jan
2013
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FLURIDA: Sunshine State GOP, Chamber Doing Everything They Can to Prevent Paid Sick Days

FLURIDA: Sunshine State GOP, Chamber Doing Everything They Can to Prevent Paid Sick Days
The flu epidemic that struck the United States this winter has renewed the conversation about the importance of paid sick days for workers, eliciting different reactions from different state governments. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency using executive orders to change state laws in order to help those in need...
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Jan
2013
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Los Angeles Could be Months from Becoming Largest City to Beat Back Citizens United

The grassroots effort to overturn Citizens United — the infamous Right-wing driven law enshrining “corporate personhood” as an actual, laughable thing — is making its way through Los Angeles where voters may get to tackle a ballot initiative that could overturn the 2010 Supreme Court ruling. The L.A. City Council voted last...
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Jan
2013
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MUST WATCH: In MLK Award Acceptance Speech at WI Capitol, Woman Gives Gov. Walker Hell to His Face

This. Is. Awesome. In a public ceremony yesterday at the Wisconsin Capitol, Dr. Margaret Rozga accepted the MLK 2013 Heritage Award for her husband, the late Father James Groppi. She used her acceptance speech to deliver a pointed attack on Governor Scott Walker as he sat just feet from her Among the countless highlights of [&hellip...
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Jan
2013
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Leaked Documents Indicate Ramped Up Anti-Union Push by Right-Wing FreedomWorks

Leaked Documents Indicate Ramped Up Anti-Union Push by Right-Wing FreedomWorks
According to leaked documents, FreedomWorks, the unofficial fundraising arm of the Tea Party, is allocating a hefty portion of its ‘war chest’ to push anti-union initiatives in 2013. Pledging to “push back against domineering unions,” FreedomWorks has announced a new “Save the States” campaign that pushes a...
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Jan
2013
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Unions Allege Corinthian Contractors Called ICE as Retaliation for Workers Speaking Up About Wages

Unions Allege Corinthian Contractors Called ICE as Retaliation for Workers Speaking Up About Wages
Labor unions recently protested in front of the offices of the Arlington, VA based Corinthian Contractors charging that the company does not pay prevailing wages for work done on Federal contracts. Organized labor was joined by several workers who had written the company in December complaining of underpayment ($7/hour for $10/hour work) on a...
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Jan
2013
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Louisville Area Teamsters Local 89 Score Two Contract Victories

Louisville Area Teamsters Local 89 Score Two Contract Victories
Workers at Atlantic Aviation have voted unanimously to accept their first contract as brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 89. This marks the end of a transition period for the workers who unionized last spring. 15 of the company’s 21 members voted on Monday during two separate meetings to accept the contract that will improve [&hellip...
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Jan
2013
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NightmareLiner: Boeing Ignored Skeptics, Outsourced Production of 787, Put 1000s at Risk

NightmareLiner: Boeing Ignored Skeptics, Outsourced Production of 787, Put 1000s at Risk
UPDATE: The FAA has grounded the Dreamliner in the U.S. If you take a look at the last few years, you’d think industry giant Boeing has been as much a pioneer of union-busting as it has been of aviation. After infamously moving an entire production facility from worker-friendly Washington to “Right-to-Work” South Carolina in...
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Jan
2013
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DOL to Study Employee Understanding of Misclassification Using 10,000 Worker Sample

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is set to conduct a study to “better understand employees’ experience with worker misclassification” by “measur[ing] workers’ knowledge about their current job classification, and their knowledge about the rights and benefits associated with their job status.” The study will...
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Jan
2013
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Austin, TX to Audit Marriot for Potential Prevailing Wage Violations

When the City of Austin approved the construction of a new JW Marriot in the city’s downtown area it included an agreement to waive nearly $3.8 million in fees. In exchange, the project would pay prevailing wages to all workers. Sadly, after complaints from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 520, the city...
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Jan
2013
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DOL Video Celebrating 75 Years of Apprenticeship Earns MARCOM Award

The video used to kick off the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ “OutEducate, OutBuild, OutInnovate” Education and Action Summit was named a gold medal winner in the Video/Film/Government category of the MARCOM awards. The awards are presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The...
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Jan
2013
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NY Joins CT in Creating a “Green Bank” to Accelerate Alternative Energy Industries

NY Joins CT in Creating a “Green Bank” to Accelerate Alternative Energy Industries
During his State of the State address last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create a $1 billion “greenbank” that would help accelerate the state’s clean energy industry. The state-sponsored fund would match public funds in order to spark investment in green technologies and would make New York the second...
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Jan
2013
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CWA, on Forefront of Filibuster Reform Debate, Unleash Advertising Push this Week

CWA, on Forefront of Filibuster Reform Debate, Unleash Advertising Push this Week
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) have launched an advertising campaign to inform the public and spur them into action to ensure favorable outcomes in the ongoing filibuster reform debate in the U.S. Senate. CWA is a major player in the Fix the Senate Now coalition, a group that wants to promote common sense reforms [&hellip...
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