Posts Tagged ‘Organized Labor’

Mar
2016
18

NY Congressman with Anti-Worker History Accused of Illegally Underpaying Workers

NY Congressman with Anti-Worker History Accused of Illegally Underpaying Workers
  A company that is owned by Congressman Chris Collins has been…
Mar
2015
12

AFL-CIO, Machinists, USW File Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin’s “Right-to-Work” Law

AFL-CIO, Machinists, USW File Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin's
  The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two unions have filed a lawsuit seeking both temporary and permanent injunctions against the “Right-to-Work” legislation signed into law on Monday by Governor Scott Walker.   The lawsuit names Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel, and members of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission as defendants….
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Mar
2015
12

7,000 Attend Workers Rising Rally in WV; Legislative Session Ends Saturday

7,000 Attend Workers Rising Rally in WV; Legislative Session Ends Saturday
  Last weekend, thousands of West Virginia workers gathered at the state capitol in Charleston for the Mountaineer Workers Rising rally to protest the agenda of the state’s GOP.  Since taking power in January, Republicans have pushed for several pieces of anti-worker legislation, including prevailing wage repeal, increased funding for…
Jan
2015
28

With Kentucky-Style Right-to-Work Zones, New IL Gov. Rauner is “Selling Out Working Families”

With Kentucky-Style Right-to-Work Zones, New IL Gov. Rauner is
  Just weeks into his term, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner amped up his well-established anti-union rhetoric during a speech at Richland Community College in Decatur.  Among the topics he discussed were prevailing wage, Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), and the creation of “Right-to-Work” zones to fight what he calls “forced…
Jan
2015
26

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working

Construction Union Membership Rises;
  New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the percentage of the workforce represented by a union fell to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the previous year.  Overall, 14.6 million Americans belonged to a union in 2014.  In 1983, the union membership rate was 20.1 percent with 17.7 million workers belonging to [&hellip…;
Jan
2015
9

NLRB Decisions Admonish Walmart, McDonald’s for Retaliatory Behavior, Union Obstruction

NLRB Decisions Admonish Walmart, McDonald's for Retaliatory Behavior, Union Obstruction
  At the end of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against two major American companies in retaliation cases. This signaled a strong finish to a worker-supportive year for the board, something which the incoming Republican majority says it will try to prevent henceforth through the National Labor Relations Board Refort…
Jan
2015
7

300 Private Sector Businesses Align Against Potential Wisconsin “Right-to-Work” Law

300 Private Sector Businesses Align Against Potential Wisconsin
  As Wisconsin Republicans attempt to build momentum for the formal introduction of “Right-to-Work” legislation, a group representing over 300 private businesses is speaking out against the anti-worker move.  The Wisconsin Contractor Coalition (WCC) announced Monday that it would defeat “Right-to-Work” if it is brought before the…
Jan
2015
7

Miss This? Pair of December NLRB Rulings Made Union Organizing, Elections More Fair in the Digital Age

Miss This? Pair of December NLRB Rulings Made Union Organizing, Elections More Fair in the Digital Age
  A pair of end-of-year National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rulings have modernized the agency’s approach to technology in the workplace and will make it easier for unions to organize using company email.  The rulings reflect corrections of previous decisions the board made which ultimately came to pass as mistakes, born of a myopic…
Dec
2014
8

Dane County and Madison, WI Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10

Dane County and Madison, WI Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10
  Following Wisconsin’s passage of Act 10, union-friendly Dane County prolonged public sector union contracts as long as it could to avoid the legislation’s anti-worker effects.  The city of Madison, located in Dane County, did the same.  However, those contracts will end on December 13th for the county and December 31st for the…
Dec
2014
3

NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.

NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.
  More than 50 mechanics and delivery men at Castle Oil in the Bronx will lose their jobs to third party, non-union workers following the company’s $56 million purchase by Sprague Energy in early November.  Workers at the Port Morris Terminal in the Bronx and Castle Oil’s Harrison, NY headquarters will be affected.  Following the…
Nov
2014
28

Volkswagen Redux: AL Copper Plant Votes 75-74 to Unionize Despite Governor’s Meddling

Volkswagen Redux: AL Copper Plant Votes 75-74 to Unionize Despite Governor's Meddling
  A strong op-ed recently appeared in the Montgomery Advisor in which writer Josh Moon explains the importance of unions in the South. He uses a barn burner of a unionization vote at the Golden Dragon Copper Plant as an example. Earlier this month the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that 75 workers at [&hellip…;
Nov
2014
21

Union Bussing: Facebook Drivers to Organize; Silicon Valley Workers Await Domino Effect

Union Bussing: Facebook Drivers to Organize; Silicon Valley Workers Await Domino Effect
  Drivers who shuttle Facebook employees from the Bay Area to company headquarters in Menlo Park voted to join the Teamsters union on Wednesday.  The drivers, whose primary concern was scheduling which forced a six-hour break midday, are employees of Loop Transportation. They voted by a 43-28 margin to join the Teamsters Local 853.  …