BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update
Labor News Update - 03/01/2023
Protecting the Right to Organize Act
On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of Senators and Members of Congress reintroduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which strengthens the right of workers to form a union and negotiate for better pay, benefits, and working conditions. The House bill was introduced by Representatives Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and in the Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Railroad CEO to testify in Congress about Ohio derailment; union says workers are ill at site
Norfolk Southern Used Sick Leave as Bargaining Chip to Erode Safety, Union Says - The company wanted to withhold sick leave unless the union agreed to support an industry-favored inspection system.
Feds expand probe into migrant child labor in American slaughterhouses
Building the Movement for Quality Broadband and Good Jobs
Guilt-Free Indulgence: Girl Scout Cookies Are Union-Made
Laid-off EA workers in Baton Rouge allege retaliation for union efforts https://lailluminator.com/2023/03/02/laid-off-ea-workers-in-baton-rouge-allege-retaliation-for-union-efforts/
New York facing state government workforce crisis as retirements soar - More than 26 percent of the state government workforce is eligible for retirement in the next five years and state has lost 14,375 employees since 2020
NLRB Region-3 Buffalo Wins Administrative Law Judge Decision Requiring Starbucks to Rehire and Compensate Seven Unlawfully Fired Workers, Reopen a Facility, Bargain with the Union, Provide Union Access, Conduct Training and Post Remedial Notices at Stores
Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of February 21 - 24, 2023
SAG-AFTRA recognises Women's History Month with open letter supporting reproductive rights
Facebook Unite Here Local 19 Workers Demand Justice From Billionaire Owner Zuckerberg
To protect the time and labor that workers put into in their workplaces, unions help secure investments in infrastructure that sustain jobs for years to come.
Many store shelves remain bare as the private and government response struggles to produce results and federal aid dries up. For parents of color most of all, it’s been a year of pain and panic.
Democrats Now Have Two Jobs: Protect the Working Class and Stop the MAGA Right
Activists uncovered a donation from the rail company behind the East Palestine disaster to a campaign raising money for the controversial police training facility in Atlanta.
DeSantis Endorses Schedule F Ahead of Possible Presidential Run; calls for 'cleaning out' science agencies
While expressing their deepest sympathies to the family of firefighter Jason Arno who lost his life battling Wednesday’s 4 alarm blaze in downtown Buffalo, Buffalo Professional Firefighter’s Local 282 Union President Vincent Ventresca remembered Arno as a dedicated and well-liked individual.
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