Posts tagged Union

    Biden touts unions at nonunion factory in Bay City

    December 2, 2022 // SK Siltron in Bay City is not staffed by union labor; Michigan unions down 140K members since 2012

    NY POST Opinion: Union Joe suddenly turns into Union-Buster-in-Chief — to save himself

    December 1, 2022 // With Americans already facing Bidenflation and a potentially painful recession, a rail strike would utterly slam the nation’s economy — and his legacy. “I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement [reached in September by] railroad workers and operators,” Biden said Monday, insisting no “path to resolve the dispute at the bargaining table” exists. Hmm. Just this year he was backing unionization of Amazon workers, warning, “Amazon, here we come. Watch.” Last year, too, he pushed unionization drives and praised organized labor for winning workers better terms. His proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act and American Jobs Plan aimed to unionize practically the entire US workforce (by nixing states’ right-to-work laws, for example).

    Workers’ rights case appealed to Supreme Court by Washington think tank

    November 30, 2022 // Kurk attempted to withdraw from the union in September 2018, but union officials denied the request, saying she could not resign until 30 days prior to the end of the collective bargaining agreement, Jun. 30, 2020. The Freedom Foundation sued LRCEA in 2019, asserting the union contract violates the First Amendment. Given the Janus ruling, the maintenance of membership provision is unconstitutional, the suit argued. Further, the 2017 California law could not be retroactively applied to Kurk. The suit was summarily dismissed by Judge Kimberly Meuller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The dismissal was upheld on appeal.

    The Consumer Protection Bureau’s Union Is Pushing for Better Pay, Fewer Pay Gaps

    November 22, 2022 // CFPB employee representatives said the agency is dragging its feet on plans to reduce gender and racial pay gaps, as well as to comply with federal law requiring compensation comparable with other financial regulators.

    STAN GREER: A Major Court Case Could Decide Just How Much Power Union Bosses Have Over Employees. Here’s How

    November 18, 2022 // The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York just heard oral arguments in Goldstein et al v. PSC, a case in which six City University of New York (CUNY) faculty members make a number of explosive charges against the hierarchy of the American Federation of Teachers-affiliated Professional Staff Congress (PSC) union.

    Starbucks announces closure of Portland store that voted to unionize

    November 17, 2022 // Starbucks says it reviewed whether the store was thriving, the workers felt supported and whether customer needs were met. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree tweeted that this is blatant union busting, and she's demanding the National Labor Relations Board investigate right away. Maine

    LINDA MCMAHON: Here’s What A New Congress Should Do To Help America’s Small Businesses

    November 14, 2022 // Unfortunately, the Biden administration announced last month that they would be ending Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs due to strong pressure from labor unions. These America First programs, which came from a 2017 “Expanding Apprenticeships in America” executive order, provide individuals with opportunities to obtain relevant workplace knowledge and skills through public-private partnerships with third-party employers.

    SF Security Officer Slams SEIU Union and Allied Universal with Federal Charges for Discrimination & Unfair Labor Practices

    November 11, 2022 // SF Security Officer Slams SEIU Union and Allied Universal with Federal Charges for Discrimination & Unfair Labor Practices Despite informing both management and union of religious objections to union membership and financial support, employer seized money from worker’s paycheck for union Thomas Ross, a San Francisco-based security officer employed by Allied Universal, has hit union officials affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and his employer with two sets of federal charges for forcing him to join and financially support the union after he told both parties his religious beliefs forbid union support. He is receiving free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.

    BREAKING: Thousands of UAW Academic Union Workers Across UC Campuses Vote to Authorize Strike

    November 4, 2022 // The United Auto Workers 2865 announced today, Thursday, Nov. 3, that 98% of UAW-represented workers voted to authorize a multi-unit strike by UAW bargaining teams in their negotiations for living wages with the University of California. A strike could occur as early as Nov. 14, depending on the circumstances of negotiations. During this strike, academic workers would not perform their required duties and instead take part in picket lines across UC campuses.

    Florida Teachers’ Union Bleeding Members

    November 3, 2022 // The Florida Education Association (FEA) lost more than 4,500 members – a 3.3 percent drop – in just the 2020-21 school year. By comparison, the National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) lost 2.3 and 2.1 percent of their memberships, respectively, in the same single school year.