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Sectoral Bargaining –The Future of Labor

What was supposed to be an intellectual conference on the future of the U.S. union movement turned into a conference on the future of collective bargaining, and specifically promotion of sectoral bargaining, instead. The confab in D.C., hosted by the Albert Shanker Institute – a think-tank the Teachers (AFT) set up – and the Century Foundation saw a wide range […]

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Strength of Unions and Families

Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), stated that unions today are “strengthening our families, schools and economy – at the bargaining table, ballot box and beyond” in her recent HuffingtonPost blog, “When Unions Are Strong, Families Are Strong” Working conditions and income for hard-working American workers have improved. Research has even shown unionization has made […]

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Report Reveals Huge Negative Impact, on Workers, Local Economies, of Privatizing Public Service Jobs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (PAI)–Imagine, three years ago, that you’re a custodian in the New Haven, Conn., schools, and the school board decides to privatize your job, by contracting it out, to GCA Services Group, to “save money.”  What do you think would happen to you?             What actually happened, according to a new report on such privatization schemes, was this: Two-thirds of […]

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Labor Scholar, Youthful Organizer Challenge Unions to Organize African-Americans, Millenials

WASHINGTON —Unions are not targeting organizing campaigns to African-Americans, one of the nation’s more pro-union groups, or to millennials, two pro-union panelists contend.  And they should do so because diversity is the future of the labor movement, like that of the workforce, they add. The two, Marc Bayard of the Black Labor Scholars – and a former worker at the […]

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St. Louis School Children and Pregnant Teens Face Serious Lead Poisoning Potential in Two High Schools; Painters Union Uncovers Hazard Involving Non-Union Contractors

St. Louis School Children and Pregnant Teens Face Serious Lead Poisoning Potential in Two High Schools; Painters Union Uncovers Hazard Involving Non-Union Contractors

ST. LOUIS—In yet another case of non-union contractors endangering peoples’ health – and of the relevant union exposing the problem – the St. Louis, Mo., Painters District Council discovered that the prime contractor and its two subcontractors doing paint removal and repainting of Sumner and Roosevelt High Schools showed callous disregard for protecting the environment, the children who will be […]

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