Posts tagged PHILADELPHIA

    Your Favorite Beer May Be Hard To Find In Philly Region As Teamsters Local 830 Striking For Better Wages

    June 22, 2022 // Grace pointed out that this strike comes within two weeks of the July 4th holiday, which she says is one of the “most lucrative times of the calendar year for the beverage industry.” “It’d be a shame if the beverage shelves of grocery stores, convenience stores and beer distributors are empty for the three-day July 4th weekend,” Grace said. “The Delaware Valley Importers Distribution Association can end this impasse quickly by giving our members a fair contract, one that accounts for the runaway inflation in America and quality of life issues. Until then, however, we’ll remain on strike. Our resolve and solidarity are unshakable.” Origlio, Muller, and Penn Distributors, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks Counties, Daniel H. Grace,

    Op-ed: Hunter Tower: In Pennsylvania, Janus is more relevant than ever

    June 21, 2022 // Government employee unions responded to Janus by adopting a variety of still-being-litigated defensive strategies, including: only processing opt-out requests during a two-week annual window; challenging each request in court, forcing individual workers to battle the union’s well-financed legal team; subjecting union defectors to workplace harassment; and, when all else fails, forging the worker’s signature on membership documents. HB-2042, Charles Lane

    AFL-CIO unveils plan to grow but some union leaders underwhelmed

    June 17, 2022 // Shuler announced the creation of the Center for Transformational Organizing, a group of strategists, organizers and researcher who will focus on how to unionize new-economy companies. “We have a visionary way forward,” Shuler said. D Taylor, Mark Dimondstein,

    Union membership grows, but support still shy of earlier peaks

    June 16, 2022 // Unionization has recently sprouted up in some of the nation’s largest companies, but union support and influence is still nowhere near what it once was. The AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday is where more than 50 different unions debate and hammer out resolutions that will help shape the labor movement’s future. About 2,000 union members, leaders and state and local officials attend the gathering, which is held every four years, and where labor leaders chart strategy. Paul Gerke, Tom Palmer, Siera Moore, News Nation,

    ‘Are You Prepared To Fight With Me?’: Biden Calls For Support From Union Bosses At AFL-CIO Convention

    June 15, 2022 // “is it estimated that Big Labor spent $1.8 billion on politics and lobbying in 2019 and 2020,” according to research from the National Institute for Labor Relations. In 2020, the AFL-CIO endorsed Biden for the presidency. According to BlueTent, an organization that provides information for progressive donors, the AFL-CIO itself donated $5 million toward political causes in 2020, with much of it supporting Biden’s candidacy and party, with 27/41 of congressional donations going to Democrats. The Daily Wire also recently reported that the American Federation of Teachers — which is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO — spent $49 million during the 2020-2021 fiscal year on political causes, many of which supported various Democratic policies and politicians. Tim Meads, Daily Wire,

    Louisville public defenders clash with management over union effort

    June 7, 2022 // It is increasingly common for the people charged with upholding that constitutional guarantee to turn to organizing their offices. In April 2020, the American Bar Association reported that unionization among public defenders was on the rise. Cities such as Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania have seen their public defenders move toward unionization. Jefferson County, Ben Basil, Leo Smith, Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Supreme Court, Cassie Chambers Armstrong, Lexington Herald-Leader, American Bar Association,

    Minority Construction Worker Testifies to EEOC About Discriminatory Practices On Union Job Sites

    May 20, 2022 // Although it has improved slightly in recent years, in certain major metropolitan areas—like Philadelphia—sexism and racism in the building trades has been a problem for decades.