Tag: Labor Issues

INSANE! Cuts to Higher Ed are a Death Spiral

The Backward Logic of Austerity Threatens America’s Most Vibrant Campus CUNY must be saved from needless cuts. By Ben Lerner — Mr. Lerner is a writer and a professor of English at Brooklyn College.  May 26, 2020 Students at the Brooklyn College…

MYTH BUSTER: Project Labor Agreements Actually Save Money!

“PLAs’ cost savings are both direct and indirect and can be substantial” By: Fred B. Kotler, J.D. Associate Director Construction Industry Program School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University ● PLAs are a valuable construction management tool for project…

Raise the Pay for our Most Important Workers!

Let’s pay preschool educators a worthy wage ..AFT Follow May 1 · By Tammy Duckworth I know firsthand the difference a teacher can make in a student’s life. When I was a child, my dad lost his job — and all too quickly,…

Want Financial Security? Get a Union Study says…..

Unions Not Companies Deliver Real, Sustainable Financial Security   Families Need More Financial Help, Unions Can Deliver   GETTY –FORBES – Nov 4, 2019 — Christian Weller Senior Contributor — A lot of American working-class families struggle financially. A range of organizations thus encourage…

More Jobs! Higher Wages! Real Facts!

NY Fed: Minimum wage hikes didn’t kill jobs Study found that higher pay boosted job numbers for low income workers –Crain’s NY Business:  GREG DAVID — Columnist — September 25, 2019 11:25 AM Bloomberg HIGHLIGHTS • Study zeroed in on NY border • Wages increased…

SIGNED LEGAL CONTRACT? What Contract.

NLRB makes it easier for employers to change labor contracts without union permission –by Sean Higgins  | September 10, 2019 — Washington Examiner — The National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency, issued a ruling Tuesday that will…

WOW! 1/2 $$$ Trillion Less Pay For Women

Women lose $513 billion a year in wages due to gender pay gap and math is worse for some —Charisse Jones, –USA TODAY– Oct. 23, 2018 |  (Photo: Getty Images) Women experience $513 billion in lost wages a year because of the…