Posts tagged government employees

    Labor of Love: EWOC is Pioneering a New Model for Empowering Workers

    May 26, 2022 // EWOC is most strongly concentrated in California, Illinois, Texas and New York. In New York City, the group has over 500 people — workers, volunteers and trainees — involved in its network. Its volunteer organizers have successfully organized workers at Sara Lawrence College and at Bright Horizons, the nation’s largest provider of employer-sponsored child care. Some of the REI-Soho worker-organizers who would eventually see through a successful union drive with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union went through EWOC’s training program. EWOC volunteers also help to funnel Starbucks workers who reach out to them to Starbucks Workers United, the newly-formed, independent Starbucks union.

    Expand Union Opportunities to Reach Employees, OPM Tells Agencies

    April 16, 2022 // OPM has told agencies to expand the opportunities unions have to communicate with employees, building on earlier instructions to inform job candidates and newly hired employees information about union rights that come with a position, including having union representatives present at new employee orientation.

    Ohio Public Employee Unions Losing Their Stranglehold on State Workers

    March 11, 2022 // Between late 2019 and early 2022, the Ohio Civil Service Association, which represents state employees, experienced a sharp membership decline — around 3,000 members and almost $2 million in lost union dues. That’s $600 remaining in the paychecks of Ohio public employees. Money that can be put to good use purchasing gas, food and other family necessities.

    EDITORIAL: How collective bargaining allows fired government employees keep their jobs

    December 18, 2021 // ...what happens when government cedes its authority to employee unions through collective bargaining. Nevada governments have done so at the local level for decades. Now the state is in on the game. After he won election, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill allowing state workers to bargain collectively, too. It will now become much more difficult to dismiss incompetent state employees.

    Thousands of local government employees could get union rights in Colorado

    December 14, 2021 // “Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that should be available to all Coloradans regardless of where they work. Our current laws actually deny this basic right to some of the most important workers in our state, including to tens of thousands of local public employees,” said House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar