Posts Tagged ‘SEIU’

Oct
2016
11

Right-Wing Think Tank Wins Court Battle for Union Members’ Names, Now They Want Birth Dates

Right-Wing Think Tank Wins Court Battle for Union Members' Names, Now They Want Birth Dates
  After a protracted legal battle with the Freedom Foundation, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 775 has officially handed over a list of its members to the conservative think tank. The Freedom Foundation will use the list to send out mailers to members of the Washington state caregivers union letting them know they can leave...
Jun
2016
7

Group of Labor Advocacy Orgs, Unions Launch Coalition to Battle Wage Theft in MN

Group of Labor Advocacy Orgs, Unions Launch Coalition to Battle Wage Theft in MN
  A new coalition of worker groups and unions has formed in Minnesota to combat wage theft. It will hold its first meeting on June 7th.   The group was the result of a series of articles published by Workday Minnesota which exposed the various forms of wage theft facing the region’s workers. The group is [&hellip...
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Apr
2016
1

Fight for 15 Lands Largest Victory Yet; CA One Step from $15 Minimum Wage by 2022

Fight for 15 Lands Largest Victory Yet; CA One Step from $15 Minimum Wage by 2022
  In California, lawmakers and labor unions have agreed on a plan to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest state mandate yet. The deal was announced on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown and could be voted on as early as next week. At a press conference announcing the deal, [&hellip...
May
2015
27

Home Health Care Workers Lose Right to Bargain Collective in OH

Home Health Care Workers Lose Right to Bargain Collective in OH
  Ohio Governor John Kasich last week rescinded the rights of in-home health care workers to collectively bargain, reversing the course set by his predecessor, Ted Strickland, in 2007.  Kasich used executive authority in issuing an EO that turned the employees into independent contractors, arguing that Obamacare made Strickland’s moves...
Dec
2014
5

Sweeping New Report Uncovers the Severity of Wage Theft at NYC Area Airports

Sweeping New Report Uncovers the Severity of Wage Theft at NYC Area Airports
  A new report, “Grounded Before Takeoff,” details the rampant wage theft occurring at New York area airports.  In total, there are more than 12,000 subcontracted workers at the John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty airports.  These workers are hired by private contractors who often violate health, safety, and labor laws while...
Sep
2014
29

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator
  The City of New York has withdrawn an $82 million contract with food service company Maramont Corp. after the New York Daily News revealed that the company owed nearly $88 million for failing to pay living wages for over a decade.  New York City had awarded two new contracts to the company despite their [&hellip...
Aug
2014
11

The Ghost of Bloombergs Past: Prevailing Wage Challenges Finally Killed Off in NYC

  A judge has ended, once and for all, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legal challenge to a city council bill concerning the prevailing wage for building service workers.  Since its passage in 2012, the law has been challenged both by Mayor Bloomberg and a lower court which ruled that state minimum wage laws superseded [&hellip...
Jul
2014
2

Many MN, MD, VT Home Care Workers Appear Undeterred by Harris v. Quinn

Many MN, MD, VT Home Care Workers Appear Undeterred by Harris v. Quinn
  The precedent set by the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn is having immediate impact in states such as Minnesota, Vermont, and Maryland where home care workers recently won the right to organize and bargain collectively.   Home health care workers in Minnesota and Maryland are considered “partial-public employees,” and...
Jan
2014
21

Union Members, Politicians Arrested at LaGuardia Airport MLK Day March for Workers’ Rights

Union Members, Politicians Arrested at LaGuardia Airport MLK Day March for Workers' Rights
  32 people, including several prominent politicians, were arrested for participating in a march and act of civil disobedience yesterday as they blocked traffic on the 94th street bridge to protest low wages and subpar standards for workers at LaGuardia Airport.  The protest coincided with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and was a...
Nov
2013
8

Walker’s Wish: Union Revenue Dropping Sharply in WI Since Act 10’s Implementation

  This is not news. But if it were, it would be bad news. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s clear vision for stripping unions of their power has been realized. New union revenue numbers show just how deep the Act 10-inflicted wound is. From The Cap Times: Total revenue for the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the [&hellip...
Sep
2013
20

With Help from SEIU, Columbus Janitors Threaten to Strike Over Health Care, Wage Issues

With Help from SEIU, Columbus Janitors Threaten to Strike Over Health Care, Wage Issues
  Columbus, OH janitors are threatening to strike ahead of their employers slashing the workforce to avoid providing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  The janitors are being represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 out of Chicago in their negotiations with the Columbus Area Service Contractors...
Jul
2013
25

New WI Union Numbers Reveal Brutal Implications of Walker’s Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill

New WI Union Numbers Reveal Brutal Implications of Walker's Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill
  Two years after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union Act 10 became law, the numbers show that this signature piece of legislative overreach has had its intended effect: draining unions of their members and therefore their resources.   Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel shows that tens of thousands of workers have left...