BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 03/17/2023


It’s a New Day in the United Auto Workers

The machine will churn no more. Nearly 80 years of top-down one-party rule in the United Auto Workers are coming to an end. Reformer Shawn Fain is set to be the winner in the runoff for the UAW presidency.

Nightmare In Ohio-Piketon, Ohio Nuclear Whistleblower Vina Colley

OCAW electrician at the Piketon nuclear processing company fought for her health and safety and those of others at work and in the community and found that the DOE, OSHA, EPA and other government agencies have been captured by the corporations in this industry.

Laborers strike at CertainTeed ends with bigger raises

The new contract provides the unit’s 57 members with annual raises of 6%, 3%, and 2.5%. That’s about 1.5% more overall than the company’s previous final offer, which members rejected in a unanimous 47-0 vote.

BNSF reaches paid sick days agreement with boilermakers union. 

BNSF said the deal was part of larger ongoing discussions about modernizing the work environment.

VA Claims Progress in Union Talks. The Union Begs to Differ.

AFGE officials say department management continues to push illegal proposals in contract negotiations, and that claims the parties have reached “tentative agreements” are fabricated.

Minneapolis Institute Of Art Workers Overwhelmingly Approve New Union Contract

Workers at the Minneapolis Institute of Art voted by a 95% margin to ratify a new, two-and-a-half year contract on Tuesday, resolving the most contentious labor dispute at the museum in decades. MIA’s 150 unionized curators and other staff will receive $4 per hour raises over the next 16 months in one of the largest economic gains for workers in the museum’s recent history.

White House says union membership among federal employees rose by 80,000 in one year

The Trotwood City Schools announced late Friday afternoon they reached a tentative agreement with the Trotwood-Madison Education Association.

CWA Union Organizing Update

#ICYMI: Mchigan Senate repeals right-to-work-for-less law in historic victory for organized labor

Congressman Morgan McGarvey Celebrates Women’s History Month and Honors Louisvillians with Congressional Leadership Award

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