BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 04/24/2023

Labor News

UAW President: 'No excuse' for Detroit's non-union EV operations

'I want to have a good relationship': New UAW leader already has issues with Detroit automakers

UAW president on auto contract talks: 'We're going to do what we have to do'

This Fairmont Hotel hired anti- union consultants to intimidate workers (and everything else we learned)

Supreme Court ends Waterfront Commission’s reign of union-busting in New Jersey port

Members of South Charleston-based Teamsters Local 175 voted unanimously Sunday to authorize a strike against Coca-Cola Consolidated.

After a nine-day strike, sanitation workers in Memphis signed a five-year contract with Republic Services.

High-stakes negotiations between UPS and the Teamsters started this week. Catch up on the issues union leaders have vowed to strike over.

Teamsters Local 830 to hold rally outside Liberty Coca-Cola plant

Teamsters went on strike on Wednesday, at two Rise marijuana stores in the city of Joliet over what the union calls an unfair labor practice. Union leaders are trying to negotiate wages and retirement benefits but say they’re far apart on both issues. The union also says the company told employees to remove their Teamsters buttons while negotiating. Rise dispensaries operate ten Illinois stores. Workers voted to unionize last year and have been negotiating their first contract. Teamsters went on strike at 4:20 PM Wednesday, the eve of April 20th — or 4-20, considered an informal holiday for cannabis consumers.

Support Fred Meyer workers in Sumner who want a union

Hotel workers face unwelcome guests: union busters hired by bosses

Apple Store Workers Want to Unionize. Apple Is Union Busting

SAG-AFTRA Unanimously Votes to “Strongly” Support WGA in Its Contract Negotiations

TV Writers Flex Union Muscles

Politics, Government & Legislation

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy : (Kentucky) Income tax changes passed this year will reduce state revenues by $1.3 billion annually while sales tax hikes make up for only $74 million. That's $1 dollar of new revenue for every $18 cut and a major hit to a state budget that pays for things we all rely on:

As GOP states shut hospitals, nurses and labor push for health care

The Economy Alone Can't Fix the Racial Divide in Labor

Labor-backed bills moving forward in the Oregon Legislature

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday announced she replaced her director of early childhood education over the use of a teacher training book, written by a nationally recognized education group, that the Republican governor denounced as teaching “woke concepts” because of language about inclusion and structural racism.

The Texas Senate passed a bill Thursday requiring each public school classroom to display a copy of the Ten Commandments, a move that drew backlash from civil liberty advocates who say lawmakers should not dictate what religious materials students are exposed to.

Texas Senate passes bill to end countywide voting on Election Day

Opponents say the bill would make it more difficult for people in sprawling counties to find a place to vote.

NLRB News & Decisions 

Unions are stepping in to boost President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Labor Department as Democrats seek to avert an embarrassing defeat that would set back the administration’s agenda for workers.

Julie Su just overcame her first big hurdle on the road to becoming our next secretary of labor, and workers are standing behind her.

Battle Over Labor Secretary Nominee Reflects a Larger Fight for Biden

Labor nominee Julie Su defends record as ey Senate Democrats remain undecided

Confirmation battle for Biden labor secretary pick heats up, complicated by Democrats

Tell Your Senators: Confirm Julie Su as Secretary of Labor!

Did you know the NLRB protects the right of workers to act together to improve their working conditions; for example, by calling for an employer to remove pollutants & other environmental hazards affecting their working conditions? Learn more—

Jobs & Economy 

Why America's childcare system is crumbling and its workers are begging for help

Twitter Demands Advertisers Pay for a Blue Check or Spend $1,000 a Month. 

Elon has deployed a lot of losing business strategies at Twitter. Now he's requiring a subscription to Twitter Blue for the privilege of running ads.

This Day in Labor History 

Labor History in 2:00 Podcast:

On this day in Labor History the year was 1999.  A headline from the Los Angeles Times declared, “Dock Crews to Halt Work in Support of Death Row Inmate.”  Up and down the west coast the ports stood silent.  The International Longshoreman and Warehouseman’s Union had called their members off the job for a one-day strike.     


Enjoying what we do at BlueCollarWriter Labor Media and the services we provide? Then please considering donating. BCW Labor Media is 100% crowdfunded by pro-union supporters like you and we would like to keep it that way, but it takes readers like you to pitch in so we can continue our mission and providing the news that matters to the working class.