Category: Workers' Rights
Union Helps Newtown Officer with PTSD Get Help
Six months after Officer Thomas Bean responded to the bloody scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down, Police Chief Michael Kehoe tried to fire him.
Kasich Axes Bargaining Rights for Child Care, Home Care Providers
The collective bargaining rights of more than 15,000 independent in-home child care and home care providers in Ohio were stripped away last week by Gov. John Kasich in the most recent of several anti-worker actions taken since his election in 2010.
Attack on Public-Service Jobs Hits African-Americans Hardest
African-Americans pay a high price when public-service jobs and collective bargaining power is lost, as shown in a profile by The New York Times.
Right-to-Work Scam Gets Smackdown
Thanks to an energized and organized labor community in Illinois, politicians in big towns and small have taken heed that local right-to-work zones proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner are not a popular idea.
Washington State Employees Take ‘Unity Breaks’ Over Stalled Pay Raises
Thousands of state employees walked out of more than 80 worksites this week to urge the state legislature to end the stalemate and implement negotiated pay raises for state workers.
The Season’s Hottest Accessories: Tattoos, Vintage Boots… and a Union Card?
The union movement is getting a lot of renewed attention these days, and not just because we’re fighting back against unprecedented assaults on working people. There’s something retro-cool about the labor movement.
Right-to-Work Scam Hurts All Workers
According to EPI, wages in RTW states are 3.1 percent lower than they are in non-RTW states. That’s a difference in pay of $1,558 a year for a typical full-time, full-year employee, the report says.
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.
Connecticut Workers to Receive Up to $125 Million in Layoff Settlement
“This sends a clear message to elected officials across the country that when you target workers – unions and their families – we will not be bullied and we will not give up until we get justice for all workers.”
From Farm Hand to AFSCME Strong
Reflecting on his long march to union activism, Starchia says with pride, “I came from the potato fields to the tomato fields to the union hall.”
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