Posts Tagged ‘rally’

Dec
2015
14

Massive Rally, Slew of New Bills Aim to Right NYC’s Construction Safety Wrongs

Massive Rally, Slew of New Bills Aim to Right NYC's Construction Safety Wrongs
  In New York City, thousands of construction workers rallied at City Hall last week to demand safer work conditions and draw attention to the recent increase in fatalities and injuries on work sites.  The rally was preceded by a march which began at a non-union worksite and featured union members in black hardhats carrying [&hellip…;
Feb
2015
23

Former GOP Leader Slams Walker’s “Right-to-Work” Fast Tracking; $5.8B of Income Could Be Lost; Pair of Major AFL-CIO Rallies Planned

Former GOP Leader Slams Walker's
  On Friday, Wisconsin Republicans called for a special session to pass “Right-to-Work” legislation. The bill has been ‘fast-tracked’ by Governor Scott Walker, meaning the public will be unable to comment on the anti-worker bill.  Not surprisingly, given the nature of Wisconsin politics, the “Right-to-Work” bill being…
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Oct
2014
10

Rallies Across California Campuses Seek Salary Boost for 23,000 Faculty Members

Rallies Across California Campuses Seek Salary Boost for 23,000 Faculty Members
  The California Faculty Association (CFA) held a rally Tuesday at Fresno State University demanding that the school’s president, Joseph Castro, fight on their behalf as they seek a new contract with the California State University (CSU) system.  The CFA, which represents more than 23,000 CSU faculty, has been without a contract since…
Jun
2014
24

Unprecedented Defiance by MTA Leads LIRR Workers to Rally, Threaten Strike

Unprecedented Defiance by MTA Leads LIRR Workers to Rally, Threaten Strike
  With a possible strike looming next month, over 3,000 Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers and their supporters held a rally for a new contract on Saturday.  The workers have been without a contract since 2010.   Attendees hoped to send a message to transit officials and Governor Andrew Cuomo, the union’s chief negotiator Anthony…
May
2014
12

Ironworkers Lead Construction Union Contingent in Rally to Boost Fair Trade, End Fast-Track

Ironworkers Lead Construction Union Contingent in Rally to Boost Fair Trade, End Fast-Track
  This is a guest post by Jennifer Badgley… Angel J. Dominguez, General Organizer of the Ironworkers International Union, and a group of young DC-area ironworkers joined more than 1,000 working family advocates and allies at a rally near the U.S. Capitol last week in opposition to fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and…
Mar
2014
28

Nearly 1000 Protest “Right-to-Work,” Paycheck Deception, Wage-Slashing at Missouri Capitol

Nearly 1000 Protest
  Close to a thousand union members joined at the Missouri state capitol this week to protest “Right-to-Work” legislation currently being considered by the legislature.  House Speaker Tim Jones has made anti-union legislation a top priority with three harmful bills being considered.   Speaking to the gathered crowd, Governor Jay Nixon…