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The Power of Unions Win in LA Strike

The Power of Unions Win in LA Strike

Statement on the Resolution of the L.A. Teachers’ Strike Ernest Logan, President American Federation of School Administrators January 22, 2019 “We are pleased that leaders of the Los Angeles Teachers Union and the school district have reached an agreement that addresses many critical issues and will allow classes to resume. This breakthrough should make it possible once again for teachers […]

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Study: Construction, Public Jobs Drive Rise in New York City Union Density

NEW YORK –Increasing employment in construction and already high density in education and public service jobs drove a rise in New York City union density in the last year and a half, reversing seven years of declines, a new study reveals. The City University of New York Graduate Center reports 24 percent of all workers within the city’s five boroughs […]

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7,000 Fired New Orleans Unionized School Workers Headed for Big Payday?

NEW ORLEANS –It’s taken nine years, but some 7,000 former New Orleans school workers – teachers, principals, secretaries, social workers, para-professionals and others – may be headed for a multimillion-dollar win of back wages and penalties this fall. Whether they will get the money depends on the Louisiana Supreme Court, which heard the case on Sept. 4.  It set no […]

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D.C. Administrative Law Judges Unionize with IFPTE

WASHINGTON–After a 2-year struggle, administrative law judges employed by the D.C. government voted 19-5 to unionize with the Professional and Technical Engineers. Their campaign had to overcome opposition by a since-disgraced former chief judge, Mary Walker, to bar unionization on the grounds that joining the union would present a conflict of interest and that the ALJs are supervisors.

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Letter Carriers To Postmaster General: Go

PHILADELPHIA–The Letter Carriers have a 1-word message for Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe: Go. He’s so mismanaged the Postal Service and is so focused on cutting service, including Saturday pickup and delivery, and jobs that he should leave, union convention delegates said.

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For Steelworkers, One Lockout Stops, Another Starts

PITTSBURGH–Summer seems to be a season when some employers turn nasty, as the Steelworkers found in the last few weeks. That’s because a lockout of one local stopped – with the unionists’ win – as the calendar turned to August, while another started.

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Solving Health Care Challenges: “The Doctor Will See You Now” — At Plumbers Local 98’s Union Hall

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.–The doctor is in….at the union hall. Plumbers Local 98 has joined those forward-thinking building trades unions on the cutting edge that take control of their healthcare challenges. As part of Local 98’s benefit package, covered members now have their own medical clinic sponsored by the Plumbers Local 98 Insurance Fund: The Activate Health and Wellness Center, in Madison Heights, Mich.

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World Trade Organization Gives Steelworkers, U.S. Big Win Vs. Chinese Export Restrictions On Key Industrial Materials

PITTSBURGH—In what the Steelworkers say is a big win, the World Trade Organization ruled for the U.S., in a complaint the union originally brought, outlawing Chinese export restrictions on valuable industrial materials: Rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum. Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and Obama administration U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman jointly announced the WTO ruling on August 7.

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Cox: VA Bill Satisfies AFGE

WASHINGTON–The new and sudden congressional compromise to try to solve medical access problems at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) satisfies the president of the union representing the agency’s employees, J. David Cox, a retired VA nurse.

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Lawmakers Rewrite Nation’s Job Training Programs

In a rare show of congressional cooperation, lawmakers rewrote many of the nation’s job training programs, with a 415-6 House vote in early July sending the Workforce Investment Act bill to Democratic President Barack Obama for his signature.

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