Posts tagged Sen. Bernie Sanders
Biden’s personal recovery plan: Pump up unions, squeeze Big Business
May 13, 2022 // The president is hoping his political fate — and the Democrats’ standing among the white working class — can be saved by lifting up organized labor.
President Biden says Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls is his ‘kind of trouble’ and ‘let’s not stop’
May 12, 2022 // The White House visit came as a swell of organizing sweeps across retail stores from Starbucks to REI to Apple. Biden has repeatedly declared that he intends to be "most pro-union President leading the most pro-union administration in American history.
Sanders’ pro-union budget committee hearing shows Democrats’ true agenda
May 6, 2022 // Ranking Member Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) observation during the hearing was exactly correct — under Sanders’s direction, the Senate Budget Committee has taken a dangerous and partisan turn. Instead of focusing on issues under jurisdiction, Sanders would prefer to use his chairmanship as a bully pulpit to push a pro-union agenda and target companies he dislikes for purely political reasons.
White House to host union organizers at Amazon, Starbucks
May 5, 2022 // The meeting is to discuss "their extraordinary efforts to organize unions in their workplaces, and how their efforts can inspire workers across the country to make the choice to join or organize a union," the official added.
Blacklisting Federal Contractors
May 4, 2022 // Congressional Democrats have taken a renewed interest in resurrecting a failed Obama-era executive order, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplace (EO 13672),” also known as “Blacklisting.” The stated goal of the Blacklisting executive order, and subsequent regulations, was to promote efficiency in government procurement by ensuring federal agencies contract only with “responsible” contractors who comply with federal and state workplace laws.
DDOT Warns Of Circulator Driver Strike Amid Stalled Labor Negotiations
May 2, 2022 // In a statement Thursday evening, DDOT said it is working with RATP Dev, the private company contracted by the city to run the Circulator, on an “adjusted plan for limited service” in the case of strike. DDOT added that it remains “optimistic” that RATP Dev can reach an agreement with ATU Local 689, the union representing Circulator operators.
With campaign workers unionizing more often, former staffers recall effort on Pete Buttigieg campaign
March 9, 2022 // Cedar Rapids-based International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 Secretary-Treasurer Jesse Case, who is currently helping to organize members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the labor movement is pressuring candidates to improve the lives of their workers. Otherwise, he said, those candidates risk losing the union vote.
Opinion: Sorry Unions, Workers Just Aren’t That Into You
March 4, 2022 // Increasingly, workers have decided that union representation is not what they need. They’re not seeking it out, not signing onto unionization drives, and voting “no” in high profile ‘must win’ organizing drives where unions have brought out all the celebrity and political stops.
Young workers give unions new hope
February 15, 2022 // Multiple polls show union approval is high __ and growing __ among the youngest workers. And U.S. union membership levels are even ticking upward for workers between 25 and 34, even as they decline among other age groups.
Colorado front and center in new era of labor fights post-pandemic
January 24, 2022 // The labor fight that recently hit Colorado grocery stores may soon extend to local coffee shops, classrooms and city hall.