Posts tagged Washington state
NLRB Memo Just the Latest in a Long List of Biden Sellouts to Labor
April 14, 2022 // If the name sounds familiar, Abruzzo is the former National Communications Workers operative appointed to the post after Biden abruptly terminated Trump-appointee Peter Robb — whose term hadn’t even expired — within minutes of taking the oath of office.
Amazon Fresh union in Seattle delivers demands, threatens strike
March 4, 2022 // Workers at the local Amazon Fresh are demanding longer paid breaks, more flexible schedules, and wages starting at $25 an hour. They want chairs for cashiers, the right to wear Black Lives Matter pins, and the right to take home expired food.
Accusations fly as concrete worker union claims companies are using ‘ghost trucks’
March 2, 2022 // The accusations ratcheted up over the weekend as well. The union put out an 11-page document suggesting the companies are using unsafe, third-party drivers that are putting the public at risk.
Watching Democrats debate unionization of legislative staff is a popcorn-worthy spectacle
February 25, 2022 // One guaranteed beneficiary would be IUPAT District Council 5, a stridently partisan union looking to organize legislative staff. In addition to representing Democratic Party employees, nearly all 143 candidates the union endorsed in 2020 were Democrats. Using members’ dues, the union and its national affiliate have spent $700,000 influencing Washington elections.
Right to Unionize Given as Reason for Legislative Staffer ‘Sick Out’
February 16, 2022 // Not a single member of the House Republican staff called out sick, spokeswoman Kelley Payne told Newsweek in an email. Washington Senate Democrats did not have numbers on staff who called out sick. Newsweek has reached out to the Washington Senate Republicans.
Union membership hits new low
January 24, 2022 // Those numbers have fallen steadily, if not uniformly, over the last two generations, even as the number of American workers has increased substantially. Today, there are about 50 million more workers in the American economy than there were in 1983, and 3 million fewer union members.