Category: Labor Movement
Milbank ‘Back Home’ in His Union
After years in the wilderness, Milbank has come home to his union, Local 32035 of the Communications Workers of America, The News Guild.
OMG! Are You Prepared for a (Union-Made) Summer?
Yikes! Summertime is just around the corner and you’re not prepared. For help, look no further than our handy dandy guide to union-made products.
Missouri Legislature Passes Right-to-Work Scam
The anti-worker majority in the Missouri Legislature passed so-called “right to work” legislation last week, defying Gov. Jay Nixon to issue his promised veto of the bill.
Help Letter Carriers Help the Needy Saturday
On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct the nation’s largest single-day food drive, collecting donations of non-perishable food left along postal routes in 10,000 cities across the 50 states and beyond.
Unions are Becoming Cool
New research shows that more young people view unions favorably, including even millennials who are conservative on political issues. It’s a promising trend that bodes well for the future if young people look to improve their conditions by organizing.
Unions Seek to Derail Fast Track
Unions are standing up and shouting “hell no!” to a trade agreement that can only be voted up or down, preventing lawmakers from ensuring that good-paying American jobs are not lost to countries offering cheap labor.
Federal Contract Workers Strike, Demand Living Wages
Contract workers in federal buildings, including cooks and janitors, went on strike April 22 to protest low wages, which force many of them to rely on food stamps to feed their families.
VIDEO: Food for Thought on Union Fair Share Fees
Sometimes complex court rulings can best be understood with the simplest of explanations. Thus it is with a new AFSCME video that uses the analogy of friends going to dinner to puncture the logic of a new court challenge to “fair share” fees.
Rebuild America’s unions to restore its middle class
Labor unions helped to build the middle class, and they can rebuild it. If the extremist politicians really care about working families, they should stop attacking the labor movement and make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain collectively.
A Living Wage for NYC Public Workers
After intensive negotiations, AFSCME District Council 37 and the New York City mayor's office agreed to provide a living wage for thousands of DC 37 members who make less than $10 an hour.
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