Bridget Benjamin was unemployed for the entire two years she attended the National Labor College (NLC) and wasn’t sure from day to day where the money was going to come from for tuition. Dennis Miller balanced a full-time job, a family of four and traveling across country for classes at NLC.
Take a look at this video from the Transport Workers (TWU) on Wednesday’s big march in Columbus where community and union activists delivered petitions with 1.3 million signatures to put repeal of S.B. 5 on the November ballot. Gov. John Kasich’s (R) bill eliminates the collective bargaining rights of more than 350,000 public employees.
It was simple choice: a small tax on Minnesota’s wealthiest 2 percent or shut down state services and programs. The tax would apply to those making more than $1 million a year, only about 7,700 people.
Senate Republicans who nearly worship at the feet of free trade agreements—to heck with their devastating impact on U.S. workers—boycotted an opportunity to move the most recent free trade holy trinity of South Korea, Colombia and Panama deals closer to a vote.
AFL-CIO Community Services Director Will Fischer describes union volunteer efforts to stretch the limited dollars of Sacramento area nonprofit organizations.
Every year local nonprofit agencies spend thousands of dollars on toilet paper for families in need. That’s money they could be spending on much-needed services that benefit the community. Since 2009, the Sacramento Central Labor Council and the local United Way have partnered to create Toilet Paper Drives to help local nonprofit partners offset costs and redirect the money saved into vital programs.
Sheet Metal Workers (SMWIA) President Michael Sullivan will retire July 1 after leading his union for 12 years. Altogether, Sullivan served 28 years in the SMWIA national leadership, as secretary-treasurer and vice president before his election as president in 1999.
In a 19-page ruling issued today, Administrative Law Judge Clifford Anderson rejected “in its entirety” Boeing’s motion to dismiss the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) case challenging its retaliatory transfer of the second 787 line and associated supply-chain work to South Carolina.
On the last day before a possible government shut-down, several hundred Minnesotans rallied at the state capitol this morning to urge Republican legislators to back off their refusal to ask the state’s wealthiest 2 percent to pay their fair share to close a budget gap.
Like so many of their colleagues around the country, North Carolina Republican legislators are pushing an agenda that attacks workers ’ rights, undermines voter protections, blesses corporations with tax breaks and budget-slams education, vital working family services and environmental protections.
The Republican budget approach of “cut, cut, cut” has jeopardized our economic recovery and Democrats are poised to turn the debate back to what’s most on American’s minds: creating and maintaining good jobs, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said today.