Tag: Labor Issues

Workers Are Screwed If They Go To The Labor Board

At the NLRB, GOP Board Members Show How to Play Hard Ball Published December 21st, 2017 – ANDREW STROM — OnLabor.org — While the media was focusing on the drama over the Republican tax bill, last week the new Republican majority on the…

Trump Says — OK To Steal Workers’ Money

News from EPI: Proposed rule would protect employers who steal workers’ hard-earned tips By Heidi Shierholz • December 2017  Today the Trump administration took their first major step towards allowing employers to legally take tips earned by the workers they employ. The…

Destroy Unions – Dis-invest in infrastructure — What do you get?

Wisconsin Has Seen Largest Middle-Class Decline Of Any State, Study Finds Wisconsin’s middle class saw the steepest decline in the country since 2000, according to a new study. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture (CC-BY) Economist Says De-Unionization, Recession, Erosion Of Manufacturing Are Factors…

Starting to get it. Labor and Climate Change.

The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change What Does It Mean for Labor and for the Climate? by  Jeremy Brecher At its Quadrennial Convention in late October, the AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution on “Climate Change, Energy, and Union Jobs.” [https://aflcio.org/resolutions/resolution-55-climate-change-energy-and-union-jobs]…

No Raise for you! Over Half Didn’t Get One Last Year.

Raises: Survey shows 52% of workers didn’t get one in the past year —Paul Davidson, USA TODAY  Nov. 15, 2017 — (Photo: Getty Images) More than half of Americans have not gotten a bump in salary over the past 12 months,…

The Attacks on Workers and Unions Accelerate

GOP lawmakers introduce bill to require union recertification by Sean Higgins | Nov 9, 2017 – Washington Examiner — The legislation would allow workers to petition their union to hold a recertification vote whenever its membership has had more than 50 percent turnover from…

The Trickle Down Lie — Again and Again and Again………

Cutting corporate taxes will not boost American wages EPI Report • By Josh Bivens • October 25, 2017   The Trump administration is marketing its plan to give huge tax cuts to the richest U.S. households with a bold but fanciful claim: that these…

Fight Deportations — Unions stepping Up!

Labor Unions Are Stepping Up To Fight Deportations Organized labor is finding creative ways to protect immigrant members and families vulnerable in the Trump era.   —By Dave Jamieson — Huffington Post– Yahaira Burgos was fearing the worst when her husband,…

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…