BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 03/31/2023

Labor News

Know Your Rights: What Working People Are Doing This Week

Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Washington State AFL-CIO President Sims Appears on PBS

CWA Union Worker Power Update

Improved pay and housing headline the first ever minor league union CBA

Striking Teamsters at Sysco in Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky., extended their strike to California today. Nearly 1,000 members are now on the picket line nationwide as members of Teamsters Locals 495, 630, and 848 began honoring the strike in Southern California this afternoon, with more extensions expected to go up as early as tonight.

Photo: Hey Sysco, just a reminder. When you hire scab drivers, you get scab work quality.

Teamsters and their allies were on Capitol Hill last week to support the re-introduction of the American Families United Act, which would re-unite Teamsters Local 728 Member Jason Rochester with his wife, Cecilia Gonzalez-Carmona, who is currently stranded in Mexico.


Teamsters Sysco food service drivers and workers on strike in Bloomington, Indiana

UFCW selects Triumph Foods to host OSHA, highlight safety program, best practices

Queer and trans workers have long been at the frontlines of solidarity, bridging identities and social movements. In this moving webinar, held online on March 22, we heard powerful highlights from LGBTQIA+ labor history (some illustrated in comics), and heard from workers organizing unions today at Howard Brown Health and Google about how they're building people power against capitalism—and why organizing your workplace is the best way to make friends in your thirties!

Jorts The Cat Wants You To Fight Back

Starbucks Founder Howard Shultz’s Congressional Testimony: Lies Detected

The Fed's Fight Against Inflation Could Cost Black Workers The Most

Workers At Peggy Notebaert Nature

Museum, Chicago's Oldest Museum, Are Voting To Unionize

Union chapter at Eastern Illinois University prepares for possible strike starting next Week

Chicago REI workers file for union election

Tenants of America's Biggest Landlord Form Union to Fight Evictions, Rent Hikes

NRLB Decisions & Summaries 


Elon Musk’s 2018 tweet on Tesla union campaign illegal, US court rules

Starbucks Illegally Withheld Raises & Tips from Union Workers, NLRB Says

9th Circ. Upholds Teamsters' Arbitration Win Against Allegiant

Rehab Center Tells DC Circ. It Didn't Illegally Monitor Workers

A new effort launched this week by the National Labor Relations Board aims to educate workers on their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

The independent federal agency introduced the “Know Your Rights” card series on Tuesday.

Update: NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo to Regions Advising on Severance Agreements and Beyond

Politics & Legislation

Kentucky: The authoritarian Republican regime in Frankfort

Kentucky: Leges override all Beshear vetoes, incl anti-trans bill

Kentucky: Medical marijuana bill passes in Kentucky, governor expected to sign

The Chicago Mayoral Race Is High Stakes for Working People

Hochul broke her promise, but home care advocates are still fighting to make sure New York "takes care of the people who take care of people."

In Montana, an Avalanche of Wealth Is Displacing Workers

Union workers carried the load during the pandemic, now ask for Maine lawmakers to give them relief

Lawmakers to reintroduce federal nurse staffing ratio bill

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