Category: Labor Movement
Wisconsin Workers to Turn Up the Volume
Thousands of Wisconsin workers will descend on the Capitol in Madison at noon Saturday for a rally that promises to be even larger and louder than the two that took place earlier this week. Come join!
Thousands Rally Against Walker’s Next Attack
MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 5,000 people turned out to the Capitol building here to tell their elected representatives they’ve had enough of union bashing by the state’s political leaders.
AFSCME Joins Battle to Protect Postal Service
AFSCME is proudly joining a “Grand Alliance,” sponsored by the American Postal Workers Union, supporting our postal workers and the services they provide.
Union Benefits: $207 More Dollars a Week
On average, union members make $207 more dollars a week than non-union workers. That’s $10,000 more each year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
UC Doctors Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices
Doctors at all 10 student health centers at the University of California will conduct a one-day strike on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to protest the university’s lack of good-faith bargaining on a first contract.
Next Up: Young Unionists Leading the Way
Rick Pospichal is one of the two newly elected members of the AFL-CIO’s Young Workers Advisory Council, a board of young union members who care about the issues that matter most to people newly joining the workforce.
Time to Choose Higher Wages
“People will provide for their family members when they can,” she says. “But when they can’t, our communities fall apart.”
Louisville Council Raises Minimum Wage to $9 an Hour
Louisville last week became the first city in the South to raise its minimum wage, settling on $9 an hour after much debate and compromise.
Wal-Mart Gets Called Out for Wage Theft
Wal-Mart will have to pay back $151 million in stolen wages to approximately 187,000 employees after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of workers who were forced to skip breaks and work off the clock.
Using Company Email for Organizing Is OK
The National Labor Relations Board decided this week that employees may use their company email accounts to organize their fellow workers, as long as they do it on their own time. The ruling applies to private-sector workers only.
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