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OAN Newsroom UPDATED 7:47 AM PT — Fri. Sept. 7, 2018 South Africa’s trade union of white workers — Solidarity — is filing a complaint with the New York Stock Exchange, challenging the rainbow nation’s policies of affirmative action. Read Story
This morning in metals news, the U.S.’s steel import market share was 21% last month, ArcelorMittal reached a provisional deal with the trade unions of Italy’s Ilva and the Bureau of Labor Statistics released U.S. Read Story
It's at the UAW Local 11-12 Headquarters, 11471 Reuther Drive, Warren, 44481. Read Story
The region's most popular job isn’t a lawyer or lobbyist. It’s a cashier. Read Story
According to a release today from Emmett Schlenz, a spokesperson for the Burvergille Workers Union, after learning about the corporate button ban, “The union is actively considering legal options.”... Read Story
[ccpw id=”6606″] Union organizers have parked a truck outside the Related Companies’ Columbus Circle headquarters displaying a large digital billboard attacking Stephen Ross, Rela…... Read Story
Whole Foods employees are not happy with the new working conditions under Amazon.... Read Story
Don't accept that workers are weak. The bosses know we are not Richard Mellor Afscme Local 444, retired Although most workers woul... Read Story
Boeing Co. got a boost from the National Labor Relations Board in the aircraft maker’s legal challenge to a union’s election victory at its South Carolina plant. Read Story
Colombia is seeing a resurgence of violence and death threats against trade unionists, according to labor rights organization Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS).So far in 2018, 14 trade unionists have been…... Read Story
The union fight against Related Companies is escalating. Union organizers parked a billboard outside the company's Columbus Circle headquarters. Read Story
A strike involving 6,000 Rite Aid workers in Southern California could be looming. Read Story
Dozens of Four Roses union workers are planning to strike Friday afternoon after a 100 percent vote authorizing the work stoppage. Read Story
On June 6, 2018, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a memorandum announcing the NLRB's new approach to employers' policies, rules, and handbooks.... Read Story
Thousands of downtown Chicago hotel workers went on strike Friday morning after contracts expired at 25 downtown convention and boutique hotels. Read Story
A strike by Washington construction workers, including Seattle crane operators, that lasted for…... Read Story
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union from across the United States voted overwhelmingly thi... Read Story
Wages have indeed risen for those in the top of the wage distribution—that would be those earning, on average, more than $27 an hour. But wage increases have largely stalled or grown only incrementally for those in the bottom and even the middle. Read Story
Headline Ryanair faces 'biggest ever strike' across Europe in late September... Read Story
On June 6, 2018, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a memorandum announcing the NLRB's new approach to employers' policies, rules, and handbooks. Read Story
A group of Whole Foods employees are pushing for unionization, citing “changes to corporate culture and diminished compensation under the ownership of Amazon.com.” The Wall Street Journal reports the group sent an email to workers at many of the chain’s locations, requesting support for the... Read Story
Several hundred more steelworkers in greater Pittsburgh voted Thursday to give United Steelworkers negotiators the power to call a strike as contract talks intensify between ... Read Story
Despite predictions of the demise of labor unions in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, working people have secured another powerful victory. With an overwhelming vote of 82%, 300 customer service representatives at Spirit Airlines have joined the Transport... Read Story
The report, from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley, is the first comprehensive look at the effects of these new policie…... Read Story
On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of August. Here’s how teachers are faring. Read Story
Brooklyn, NY – You can still win.  That’s the message CWA District 1 Organizing Coordinator Tim Dubnau and his members have for striking Charter/Spectrum workers with IBEW Local 3 who’ve been without their jobs for a punishing year-and-a-half.  “Hopefully, our brothers and sisters at Spectrum realize that you can have these strikes that go on for a long time, but that doesn’t mean you’re losing — you could still win,” Dubnau told LaborPress this week.  CWA members working at Verizon Wireless stores in Brooklyn successfully organized in 2014, joined a winning strike in 2016, and two weeks ago, beat back the telecom giant’s all-out efforts to decertify the union.  On March 28, 2017, roughly 1,800 IBEW Local 3 members went on strike against Charter/Spectrum in a bid to preserve threatened pension benefits and health plans.  Since then, the New York State attorney general has filed suit against the company charging it with fraud, while the New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications [DoITT] launched two separate audits of its Franchise Agreement with the city, and the New York State Public Service Commission [PSC] rescinded its approval of the company’s 2016 takeover of Time-Warner Cable.  Somewhere in the midst of all that, the process of decertifying Local 3 was initiated, although striking workers insist Charter/Spectrum managers engineered the whole thing. “My advice [to Spectrum workers] would be to stick together and communicate with one another,” Verizon Wireless employee Jazmin Warthen-Sypher told LaborPress. “The company is going to do its best to tear you apart but that’s why communication is so important. We would text back and forth, we had a group chat and we would call each other to stay strong.” “The company is going to do its best to tear you apart but that’s why communication is so important. We would text back and forth, we had a group chat and we would call each other to stay strong.” — Verizon Wireless worker Jazmin Warthen-Sypher Verizon Workers in five separate stores around Brooklyn were able to overcome efforts to decertify their union even though existing labor law is wildly tilted in favor of the bosses. “Labor law is totally stacked against working people,” Dubnau said. “The company pays you 40-hours-a-week to go to work — and for 40-hours-a-week they can force you to sit through their anti-union propaganda: PowerPoint and slides; pull you in for one-on-ones; Grill you; threaten you.” Verizon Wireless workers in Brooklyn not only scored a huge victory for themselves, they also blew apart the company’s efforts to launch decertification efforts elsewhere because they can no longer claim “workers in Brooklyn didn’t want the union.”  “Verizon has done a very good job of instilling fear and misinformation out there across the country — but we’re chipping away at that,” Dubnau said. “The company’s entire anti-union campaign around the country — the foundation is, ‘people in Brooklyn made a mistake, they’re about to kick their union out.’ And now, it’s not true.” Striking Charter/Spectrum worker Chris Fasulo realizes that the rest of the nation is also watching and waiting to see how IBEW Local 3’s fight ultimately plays out.  “It’s hard to beat a decertification especially when the company is cheating and trying to circumvent labor laws,” he told LaborPress.  “We should take any advice CWA can give us and if they have a winning strategy we should take it and implement it ourselves — 1800 families’ way of life is on the line.  Workers all across the country need a win here in New York.” Charter/Spectrum Strike CWA IBEW Local 3 Verizon Read Story
This Labor Day marked a year of little or no wage gains for most U.S. workers. But for low-wage workers, a report released today from UC Berkeley reveals good news.The report from the Center on Wa…... Read Story
After staying suppressed for years, wages are increasing well ahead of inflation for warehouse workers, according to an annual survey from Prologistix. Read Story
Nurses and nurse practitioners from New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health rallied Sept. 5 as contract negotiations began. Read Story
Auto stocks are down on concern that Trump's new NAFTA deal may lead to an extensive makeover of the auto parts network — and higher prices for American buyers. Read Story
Employees of the small Pacific Northwest fast-food chain Burgerville made headlines months ago when they unionized, becoming the country’s first recognized fast-food union. (Editor’s note: Burgerville also serves delicious rosemary fries with aioli dipping sauce, should you ever have the... Read Story
There is reportedly a serious push underway to unionize Whole Foods, which was bought by Amazon last year. Good. They are one of the most obvious union targets in America. There are others.... Read Story
As a new school year begins, teachers in California, Colorado and Illinois, among other states, are determined to continue the fight for better pay and school funding... Read Story
By Eliana RaszewskiBUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Argentina could shed some 40,000 jobs in its construction sector in coming months as high interest... Read Story
A 24-hour strike has stopped oil rigs and affected well maintenance at Ecopetrol's La Cira-Infantas oilfield, Ecopetrol and the USO union say. Read Story
Hospitality union Unite Here has been fighting for the electronic safety devices for years. Read Story
Teachers in at least four additional school districts walked out Tuesday, as strikes and protests by educators spread across the state of Washington. Teachers are demanding substantial improvements in pay and school funding. Read Story
After countless complaints of hotel workers enduring sexual harassment, the industry is finally responding by introducing increased measures to better protect its employees, including a portable panic button. Read Story
SEATTLE (AP) - Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. The teachers in these blue states - with robust teachers' unions, the right to strike and... Read Story
A Vermont mental health advocate is petitioning healthcare regulators Sept. 5 to establish a one-year freeze on hospital administrators' salaries if they make more than $500,000 annually, VTDigger reports. Read Story
The Australian Workers’ Union says only a deal that guarantees job security for staff at the mines and refinery will be accepted. Read Story
Workers at Alcoa’s WA operations have voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement and continue their month-long strike. Read Story
The combined staff of The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday after their parent company said they will not voluntarily... Read Story
Walt Disney World will need to attract great employees in a tough hiring market, this new $15 an hour starting wage contract should help. Read Story