Tag: union

10 Worst Policy Attacks on Workers From Trump White House

Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year. How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy. –By Josh Bivens, Daniel Costa, Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, and Marni von Wilpert • January 12, 2018 — EPI The tax cut law that President…

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…

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…

Gallup Poll — Shows Support for Unions Growing!

WORKPLACE AUGUST 30, 2017 Labor Union Approval Best Since 2003, at 61% by Art Swift STORY HIGHLIGHTS High union approval still not as high as in the 1930s to 1960s New high of 39% of Americans say unions should have…

$80 Million Attack on Unions and Progressive Politics

Rightwing alliance plots assault to ‘defund and defang’ public sector unions Conservative campaign aims to strike ‘mortal blow’ on government unions  ‘A once-in-a-lifetime chance to reverse the failed policies of the American left’  Teachers in California protest against a Wisconsin…

This Is Why — The Budget is Out of Whack

Union ad casts GOP leaders as ‘protectors of billionaires’ –By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 20, 2017– CT Mirror — The state’s largest healthcare workers’ union took some jabs Thursday at the top Republicans in the legislature, charging them in a new ad…

Unions Ratify Concessions, Call For Legislators To Do Their Part

State employees overwhelmingly ratify concessions By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas via CTMirror Unionized state employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the concession deal negotiated with the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, shifting the focus to a closely…

Pope Francis – Labor is not a Commodity!

Pope Francis’ Union Message Published July 8th, 2017 – BENJAMIN SACHS Pope Francis delivered an address to the Confederation of Trade Unions in Italy (CISL), and his message is a compelling one.  It can be read in its entirety here.  For me,…

Coffee Baristas Unite! How About Some Union Latte?

Gimme! Coffee baristas officially vote to be unionized JUNE 1, 2017 BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR _ The Ithaca Voice ITHACA, N.Y. — Seventeen Gimme! Coffee baristas voted today, concluding at 9 p.m., by a vote of 16 to 1 in a National Labor…