BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 03/30/2023

Labor News

MLB, union reach historic collective bargaining agreement for minor league players 

UM graduate students go on strike; university asks state for return order

The brand-new leaders of the United Auto Workers are making ambitious demands but face stiff organizing challenges as they seek to jump-start the union, ahead of a momentous contract expiration this September at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler).

United Airlines reaches tentative labor agreements with ground workers union

El Milagro in Chicago threatened workers for speaking out: NLRB

Union accuses Apple of firing workers in retaliation for organizing

Support Trades Apprenticeships: In the States Roundup

Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Labor Activists Participate in Leadership Intensive Training

LA School District reaches historic deal, meets demands of union workers following 3-day strike

Parents and union workers protest Iowa child labor law changes

VA employees, nationally and in Utah, are asking Congress for a wage bump

Union Pacific reaches tentative agreement with largest labor union

San Antonio Philharmonic musicians reach 'bridge' union contract, new orchestra's first

Union Workers at Hispanic Society Begin Strike Over Stalled Contract Negotiations

Machinists Union hold strike sanction vote ahead of Spirit contract talks

Legislation & Politics

Trump II would mean another dose of snake oil for American workers

Teamsters Condemn Florida Bill to Kill Public Sector Unions

Florida Senate passes bill that would undermine most of state’s teacher unions

19 arrested as hundreds protest Kentucky lawmakers' vote to override governor's veto of transgender bill

Most gig workers paid sick leave under new Seattle law

Jobs & Economy 

Jobless claims edge up to 198,000, higher than expected

NLRB News & Decisions

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of March 20 - 24, 2023

On March 10, 2023, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion finding that Neises Construction Corporation (“Neises”) of Crown Point, Indiana, it is required to bargain with the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (“the Carpenters”) and pay $192,400 in fines, among other remedies, based on a finding of contempt of prior court orders.

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