BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 04/25/2023

Labor News

Writers Guild of America, East, members at CBS News Streaming are currently in negotiations with CBS for a renewed contract. Determined to get a fair deal, these workers are facing a challenge in securing fair wages, and they need your help.

UFCW Convention Starts: Assets Up, Membership Down, Reformers in Motion

Coca-Cola Consolidated isn’t saying much about this week’s vote by Local 175 of the Teamsters Union to rejected the company’s contract offer and authorize a strike in West Virginia.

This uptick in strikes coincides with a surge in union organizing at US academic institutions. Since early 2022, graduate and undergraduate workers at 20 private academic institutions, representing over 25,000 workers, have won union elections filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

Goddard College workers reach contract agreement, end strike

Wildcat Materials employees rally after five- day strike

Workers' Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Lost Their Lives, Suffered Injuries, Illnesses from Work

Sega of America employees file to form union

The Culinary Workers Union held two pickets on Monday outside Valley Hospital to let healthcare facility leaders know if a contract cannot be agreed upon with the union, workers plan to strike on May 9.

Mercer County-based Internation Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #269 recently held an informational picket line at a hotel construction site to decry the use of out-of-area workers.

Building subs one step closer to joining Columbus City Schools union

Over 1,900 Penn student workers begin unionization effort, citing inadequate support

As NYC teacher contract negotiations heat up, educators worry raises won’t match inflation

Trader Joe’s workers vote yes to a union in California, but employees at a New York City store fail to get the 50% plus one approval

Politics, Government & Legislation

The bank crisis is the latest argument to expand Postal Service banking

Teachers union pushes Cincinnati Public Schools to support changes to city's tax abatement program

The federal energy secretary has submitted a letter to regulators in support of completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would cross nine West Virginia counties to transport natural gas to East Coast markets.

Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News in wake of Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit

NLRB News & Decisions 

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of April 10 - 14, 2023

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

Jobs & Economy 

Disney anticipates a third round of layoffs starting before the beginning of the summer in order to hit its goal of cutting 7,000 jobs.

The AFL-CIO account updated a Drake meme to show the rapper cringing at a blue checkmark and smiling at the suggestion “form a union.” The caption read, “We’re still here, but we don’t give our money to union-busting billionaires. Bye bye blue check!”

This Day in Labor History 

An explosion took the lives of 22 miners at the Clinchfield Coal Company's Compass No. 2 Mine in Dola, West Virginia. 

Labor History in 2:00 Podcast:

The Governor of South Carolina sent 1,000 state troopers and National Guardsmen to Charleston. They were sent there to deal with striking hospital workers who wanted union recognition


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