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Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former United Auto Workers vice president with conspiracy to violate labor laws. Norwood Jewell, who headed the Fiat Chrysler department at the union, was charged in a criminal information. Read Story
U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto ... Read Story
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. Read Story
No, not the 34 Boeing 737-800 MAX 8s grounded late last week following the second crash of the type in five months. We’re talking here about the 720 or so non-MAX 8s in Southwest’s huge fleet of 737s. Read Story
JSW Steel is pouring $500 million into Mingo Junction, a plant about 40 miles west of Pittsburgh that has not produced steel for a decade. Read Story
Bernie Sanders 2020 will be the first presidential campaign in history to have a unionized workforce.On March 15, 2019, the Sanders campaign announced that “a majority of the campaign’s bargaining unit employees designated the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 to represent them as their... Read Story
PARIS—French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police on Saturday in the 18th straight... Read Story
Amazon.com Inc's planned second headquarters in northern Virginia cleared a key test on Saturday when local officials approved a proposed ... Read Story
The Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) today announced that 92 percent of the union’s members have voted to authorize a strike... Read Story
PARIS (AP) - Large plumes of smoke rose above Paris' landmark Champs-Elysees avenue as French yellow vest protesters set fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the eighteenth straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Read Story
PARIS -- French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Read Story
Becker's Hospital Review has reported the following hospital-union events — including protests, elections and contract agreements — since March 6. Read Story
Progressives shouldn’t fall for facile technology fatalism. Read Story
Walmart de Mexico, Mexico's biggest retailer, has reached a deal with a uni... Read Story
News industry : Walmart de Mexico has reached a deal with a union to raise worker salaries, both groups said on Thursday, heading off a possible strike and offering reassurance to businesses in the early months of a new government. Read Story
Hudson Yards is the city’s massive monument to private accumulation, and the ultimate example of real estate-driven urban planning... Read Story
Young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, rally to press politicians to act on climate change... Read Story
'We will not stand by and allow threats to our members' jobs and their families' standard of living go unanswered.'... Read Story
Members of the Office of Professional Employees International Union Local 2 have voted to go on strike against their employer, the D.C. headquarters of the Service Employees International Union, if it doesn't stop outsourcing its work to non-union contractors. Read Story
University of Pittsburgh officials are denying student claims that their choice of locations for a union election for graduate student workers was an attempt to suppress the voting turnout.Graduate teaching and research assistants at Pitt won a right to hold a union election last week when the Pennsylvania... Read Story
Anchor Brewing racking room worker Brace Belden's hands were shaking when he wandered out of the factory to announce that employees had voted, by a 2-to-1... Read Story
Federal appellate court decision could make it harder to adjuncts to form unions at private institutions, especially those adjuncts who want more of a say in institutional decision making. Read Story
United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. Read Story
The two-year agreement with LIUNA Local 777 must be approved by union membership and the Board of Supervisors. Read Story
A first-of-its-kind proposal to ban New York City fast-food restaurants from firing workers without “just cause” may revive a point of tension among allies that typically rally behind pro-worker legislation. Read Story
Oakland public school teachers ended their strike, last week, after winning some but not all of their demands.It was the latest in a year full of labor... Read Story
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is weighing a 2020 presidential bid, will f... Read Story
From the musicians: Chicago – (March 10, 2019) – After nearly a year of negotiations for a new labor agreement, and with management still trying to reduce their pension benefits, the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are on strike. After completing a Sunday afternoon concert and negotiating all evening, the musicians walked out and announced there would be no return until a contract agreement is reached. “We have been clear from the beginning that we will not accept a contract that diminishes the wellbeing of members or the imperils the future of the orchestra,” says Steve Lester, bassist and Chair of the Musicians of the CSO negotiating committee. “As of today, the Musicians of the CSO are on-strike.” Lester adds: “Beginning at 8am on Monday morning, March 11, picket lines will stretch across all of the doors of Orchestra Hall through 8pm daily until a contract that is fair to the musicians is reached. It is requested that no orchestra, performer or patron cross the line.” Cynthia Yeh, a percussionist and member of the Negotiating Committee, said that while Jeff Alexander, on behalf of the Helen Zell led Board of Trustees, has tried to convince members and the public that the Board of Trustees is offering a good contract – the truth is quite different. “The core difference between our plan and their proposal is that our plan keeps the guaranteed retirement benefit funded by the Association that has been the hallmark of the Orchestra’s benefits package (and those of other leading orchestras) for over 50 years,” says Yeh. “The Board of Trustees’ proposal strips the membership of that guaranteed benefit and shifts the investment risk to the individual member.  The Board’s communique to Orchestra members and the press represents an unrealistic, snake oil, ‘rosy scenario’ sales job of their proposals,” adds Yeh.   From the organisation: CHICAGO – Despite 11 months of negotiations, which included the services of federal mediators, expert third-party actuaries, and labor and benefit attorneys, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians — represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians (CFM) — and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) did not reach agreement on a new contract. The previous contract expired at 11:59 p.m. on March 10. At the close of today’s negotiating meeting, the union indicated that the musicians have decided to go on strike. “We are disappointed by the union’s choice to disrupt the CSO season now underway, and we are available to return to negotiations when they are ready,” said CSO Association President Jeff Alexander. “We have worked tirelessly to be responsive to the musicians’ many proposals during negotiations and have responded with a package that provides exceptional benefits, offers salary increases, improves working conditions and protects their retirement benefits. “We value the musicians, and our commitment to the artistic quality of the Orchestra is unwavering,” he said, adding that other CSOA unionized employees and administrative staff have made concessions over the last several years to help ensure a long future of the CSO.” The musicians are now engaging in a strike for terms that the Association and Board of Trustees believe are unreasonable and detrimental to a sustainable future for the CSO. CSO musicians have one of the most lucrative salary and benefit contracts in the industry. In 2017/18 the minimum annual salary was $159,000, the average annual salary was $187,000 and the average total compensation, e.g. including media payments, was $209,000. Even though the Association has experienced annual operating deficits for several years, it offered increased wages, improved working conditions, and a generous retirement package. Read Story
Bay Area teachers say the back-to-back strikes in Oakland and Los Angeles, which followed similar walkouts around the country, have inspired them to seek greater funding for public education and to win concessions in their own negotiations. Read Story
NEW YORK >> Eight years ago at this time, when the NFL was hitting a mere 91 and counting, discord between players and owners reached such a fevered state that the league locked out the union. Read Story
2 Views A bill that closed West Virginia schools as teachers went on strike was tabled by state lawmakers hours after the protest began on Feb. 19, 2019.(AP)The bill that closed schools in West Virginia as teachers went on strike was tabled by state lawmakers only hours after the protest began.Teachers... Read Story
Teachers unions are closing schools and refusing to work, this time in an effort to intimidate lawmakers into abandoning certain education policy reforms. Read Story
Unions representing thousands of Stop & Shop workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are voting to authorize a strike if a contract dispute with the supermarket chain drags on.Members of Local 328 of... Read Story
The proposal to close the union loophole in the state campaign finance law moves state policies in the right direction, removing a special accommodation for one political constituency. Read Story
More talks, but still no deal between SEPTA and their striking police officers. Read Story
Hundreds of Philadelphia’s parking workers marched in Center City on Saturday asking for better pay and better working conditions. Read Story
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned Southwest Airlines Co and its m... Read Story