Posts tagged Sick Leave
Union interest grows in Michigan in response to COVID, wage concerns
July 7, 2022 // Professor Marick Masters teaches business at Wayne State University and has written extensively on labor issues. He told 7 Action News that despite this measurable uptick, union membership in our state is still nowhere near where it used to be. “In 1960, 50% of the workers in Michigan were unionized," he said. Fast forward to now, and it's around 15%, when you combine the private sector and the public sector, where union membership is generally higher. Hannah Whitbeck, Frank Mamat, Coffee Creations,
Federal groups, unions back paid leave for feds seeking abortion services
July 5, 2022 // Federal unions and organizations are pushing the government to expand paid leave for federal employees to access abortion services in the wake of the historic Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade on June 24 holds potential ramifications for agency employees across the country, such as the need for some feds to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion. AFGE, Everett Kelle, Hyde amendment, Department of Veterans Affairs,
Tensions Flare Again Amid D209 Teacher Contract Talks
February 27, 2022 // The Proviso Teachers Union (PTU) and District 209 administrators could not come to a collective bargaining agreement during the most recent federally mediated session held Feb. 23, PTU leaders said.
Disgruntled Apple store workers reportedly start unionizing efforts
February 20, 2022 // But employees there who earn between $17 and $30 an hour are reportedly unhappy over stagnant wages despite the company’s market capitalization surpassing $3 trillion last year, according to the Washington Post.
An Easy Fix to IRS Tax Filing Delays: Don’t Pay IRS Employees to Abandon Their Posts in Lieu of Union Work
January 24, 2022 // Ensuring that IRS employees spend tax-filing season doing their jobs rather than working for their union is a commonsense step in the right direction.
Coffee shop staff move to form unions, progressing labor movement in the city
December 18, 2021 // In the months after Pavement UNITED’s win, other coffee shop workers have joined the movement to improve labor conditions.