BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 04/13/2023

Labor News


A Rocky Road on the Upward Path of Labor Action

Nearly 2,200 University of Michigan graduate student instructors and staff assistants are currently not being paid by the university. This comes as the graduate student workers enter week three of a strike. Last week, a judge ruled that they do not need to return to the classroom just yet. An evidentiary hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday. The GEO union attorney and U of M attorney will be delivering their arguments to the judge.

Union organizing wave reaches Museum of Science and Industry

Sante Fe employees union pushes back against proposed budget

Members of the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU), Texas AFL-CIO chapter and Texas Communication Workers of America (CWA), as well as retirees and supporters, held a Lobbying Day at the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday.

Nearly half of ASD's school bus monitors laid off, union files grievance with transportation company

Trader Joe’s workers in Oakland accuse chain of union busting

Graduate Workers at Stanford University Are Organizing a Union

Striking Rutgers unions 'guardedly optimistic' about reaching deal as Murphy steps in

Worcester educators’ union, still without contract, plans district-wide standout

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, responded to Eastern’s announcement of their final offer for a new contract and criticized the administrative hired lawyer Mark Bennett for “double booking.”

Minneapolis Letter Carriers Showed We're Ready to Fight—Time for a National Contract Strategy

We Shouldn’t Have to Work Ourselves to Death — Why raising the retirement age is a very bad idea.

AFSCME’s Saunders Says 911 Dispatchers Deserve More Than Recognition for Their Service; They Deserve Action

Extending the Organizing Wave: The Working People Weekly List

Nurses union demands hospital take action after gun found in patient’s backpack

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, continued their strike for the fifth day while celebrating their students and community day.

Graduate Organized Laborers of Dartmouth win union vote

Union Alleges Inglewood Hospital Reacted to Minimum Pay Law With Layoffs

DPAC performers set the stage for a potential strike of touring Broadway shows

Twin Cities Cub grocery workers 'overwhelmingly approve new union contract

AFL-CIO: Let's Make Our Voices Heard: In the States Roundup

NLRB News, Decisions & Summaries 

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of April 3 - 7, 2023

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of March 27 - 31, 2023

ICYMI - What a landmark sweatshop case tells us about Julie Su's approach to labor

Politics, Government & Legislation

House Republicans to Biden: Outsource More Federal Jobs

AFL-CIO Statement on the Expulsion of Representatives Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson from the Tennessee House of Representatives

Memo from State Rep. Chad Aull, D-Lexington, to the Tennessee Three: The Kentucky Fifteen has your back.

Enough is Enough: Another senseless act of gun violence has shaken our country, this time right here in our Louisville community.

It’s clear that House Republicans are holding our economy hostage to gut the essential benefits that millions of Americans rely on – including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Republican extremists get what they deserve (Audio):

33 minutes in: We always say there is no industry off limits for forming a union. That the freedom to come together collectively is enshrined in our labor laws. In fact not many people realize that that is the baseline that we start from. That people should be able to form unions. It is not the opposite that we should fight to prove we are worthy of forming a union. It is that we should form it and the law should be proactive to help workers to form unions.

Jobs, Business & Economy

‘Overemployed’ Hustlers Exploit ChatGPT To Take On Even More Full-Time Jobs

The top entry-level job for grads is telling Gen Z that college isn’t worth it

What markets are watching after digesting the US jobs data

Call to Action 

Add your name - Pass the Richard L. Trumka PRO Act

This Day in Labor History 

On this day in Labor History the year was 1903. That was the year the day that twenty-five delegates from seventeen cities gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss forming a union for laborers. General laborers, who often performed some of the most back-breaking work on projects like digging canals or surfacing streets, were often blocked from joining craft unions as full members.  


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