Shortcut Navigation:

AFL-CIO Now

Showing blog posts tagged with LIUNA

No Fancy Commercials, but Super Bowl is Brought to You by Union Members

Photo via NFLPA

Sunday was the first outdoor, cold weather site Super Bowl in the game’s 48-year history. The frigid weather in the weeks leading up to the game didn't  stop the thousands of union members who brought you the game. On the scene at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands or behind the scenes at many facilities in the Metro New York-New Jersey area, union members made the nation’s national party day possible.   

Read more and comment »

Maryland Sanitation Workers Reach Agreements to End Strikes

LIUNA photo

Workers at two Montgomery County, Md., sanitation companies are back on the job this morning after two-week strikes. About 50 workers, members of the Laborers (LIUNA) at Potomac Disposal, voted Tuesday to approve a three-year agreement that includes pay raises, an additional holiday and sick and vacation days.

Read more and comment »

Did You Say ‘Union’ at Unity Disposal? You’re Fired

Bladimir Padilla

When the sanitation workers at Unity Disposal and Recycling in Laurel, Md., wanted to form a union with the Laborers (LIUNA), supervisors called a mandatory meeting to order them not to.

At the meeting, Bladimir Padilla spoke up, saying, “We want our union because we’re looking for justice.”

Tell Unity Disposal: Stop Treating Your Trash Collectors Like Trash.

Read more and comment »

LIUNA 223 Leader Martin Walsh Wins Top Spot in Boston Mayoral Preliminary

Photo by Rosa Blumenfeld at the Greater Boston Labor Council

After 20 years, longtime Boston mayor Tom Menino is stepping down. And after Tuesday, the people of Boston are one step closer to electing a pro-labor champion to follow in his footsteps.

Read more and comment »

AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

Delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention this afternoon passed a resolution expressing support for the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but also addressing a number of issues about the ACA's implementation, including the way the ACA treats multi-employer health care plans. The resolution reiterates that the labor movement's ultimate health care goal is health care for everyone under a single-payer model.  

Read more and comment »

CNN Spotlighting Union Struggle to Save the Middle Class This Sunday

CNN Spotlighting Union Struggle to Save the Middle Class This Sunday

The final installment of "Inside Man," airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on CNN, will focus on the real lives of those helping toe the line for America’s middle class. "Super Size Me" star Morgan Spurlock, the series host, will interview longtime construction organizer Chaz Rynkiewicz about some of the challenges facing organized labor across the country.

Read more and comment »

‘Right to Work’ vs. Right to Prosper

‘Right to Work’ vs. Right to Prosper

Having a job, says this new video (after the jump) from the Laborers (LIUNA), is not the end goal itself, but something that traditionally puts workers on a path to prosperity and opened the door to the American Dream. But, that was likely more true for your parents and grandparents because:

Since the 1950s, the so-called right to work movement has been trying to weaken your power and the power of unions, which results in lower wages and living standards.

Watch the full video after the jump.

Read more and comment »

After 39 Years, Steelworker Hands Off Local’s Ledger

Photo by Berry Craig

Jim “Runt” Gregory served as the financial secretary of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 727 in Calvert City, Ky., during the tenure of eight presidents.

“Presidents of the United States,” he said with a grin.

Read more and comment »

After 39 Years, Steelworker Hands Off Local’s Ledger

Jim "Runt" Gregory

Jim “Runt” Gregory served as financial secretary of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 727 in Calvert City, Ky., during the tenure of eight presidents.

“Presidents of the United States,” he said with a grin.

Read more and comment »

Laborers to Appear on David Letterman Tonight

Laborers to Appear on David Letterman Tonight

From Laborers Local 79's Facebook page:

What better way to spend your Friday night than watching your union brothers and sisters—members of Laborers (LIUNA) Local 79 and Local 66—as they deliver the Top 10 List on the "Late Show with David Letterman." Yeah, that David Letterman. This Friday, March 15, at 11:35 p.m. on your CBS station.

Read more and comment »

Online Community

Take Action

Stop Fast Track

Sign the petition and tell Congress to stop the Fast Track bill, it's undemocratic and bad for working families.

Connect With Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Flickr

Get Email from AFL-CIO

Are you a union member?

GET TEXT FROM AFL-CIO

*Message and data rates may apply.

Facebook Favorites

Blogs

Join Us Online