BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 05/16/2023

Writers Guild of America Strike Updates

WGA Strike Hub website:

The writers’ strike’s top ally: an F-bomb-throwing Teamster with a Jimmy Hoffa tattoo

The Luddites of Hollywood — The writers’ strike is a struggle to give workers a say over how new technologies like artificial intelligence are adopted.

Tony Awards Broadcast Can Proceed After Striking Writers' Union Agrees

Take Action: Stand with Striking Writers

Labor News

Flush With Federal Money. Strings Attached, a Deep South Factory Votes to Unionize — “This is just a bellwether for the future, particularly in the South, where working people have been ignored,” Liz Shuler, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said Friday evening after the vote. “We are now in a place where we have the investments coming in and a strategy for lifting up wages and protections for a good high-road future.”

Thousands of pilots at Southwest and American Airlines are threatening to walk off the job

So you want to go on strike? Philadelphia’s union council is teaching workers how

UMaine officials considering voluntary recognition of grad students’ union

Blue Bird Workers Vote to Join USW

"We did well all the way around': Augusta steel workers finalize new contract

Carnegie Museums workers union announces tentative contract agreement

The teachers union for the second-largest school district in Alaska authorized a strike vote on Monday.

Teachers union withdraws support for tentative salary agreement — Grand Forks Education Association says agreement's language provides for increases to base salary, rather than an agreed-upon increase for all salaries.

City of Austin employees to return to the office, union not on board

MCTS bus operators' union supports addition of 'bus rangers': "We have no protection. We just want a little bit more help."

Labor History: One Big Union

Google is downsizing its contract workforce that supports YouTube shortly after one contractor team's union victory

National labor union says America's 'ribbon of rails' is in trouble, too

Negotiators for the University of Michigan have made another offer to the striking Graduate Employees' Organization and told union leaders it would seek a state-appointed fact-finder to intervene in the dispute if progress is not made by the next bargaining session on Tuesday.

Unionized Apple workers in Oklahoma City have begun contract negotiations with the tech giant.

Reedy Creek firefighters to vote on new union contracts after meeting with Disney district board

GE, unions reach deal on proposed offshore wind plant at Port of Coeymans

'The middle class built America': President Joe Biden releases statement on Blue Bird union vote

Oakland Schools, Teachers Union Come To A Tentative Agreement

Politics, Government & Legislation

Critics claim that Helen Gym has no track record of tangible accomplishments. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Can Mayor Brandon Johnson Create a Green New Deal for Chicago?

How Chicago’s Working-Class Movement Elected Mayor Brandon Johnson

KDP and Kentucky AFL-CIO statements on the Passing of Rep. Lamin Swann

Ohio Republicans ramp up their attack on democracy

NJ Nurses Demand Safe Staffing Law In Hospitals: 'Stop The Bleeding

Treasury official: Recession looming, millions of jobs to be lost if US defaults on debt

NLRB News & Decisions 

Union For Amazon's 'Captive' Delivery Co. Faces Legal Tests

Employees at Little Dog Coffee Shop in Brunswick held a one-day strike, and have filed multiple complaints with the National Labor Relations Board.

Jobs, Business & Economy 

Architects Are Toiling Under Brutal Working Conditions

Workplace Safety 

Safety professionals work tirelessly to ensure that nothing unexpected happens on the job – no injuries, no delays. Zero incidents. Today, on Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, Red Wing Shoe Company, which has outfitted workers with safety gear for 118 years, is kicking off a new program to honor these everyday heroes, providing a platform for trades workers to say "Thanks for Nothing" and highlighting the work of the safety professional on the jobsite.

This Day in Labor History 

Remembering A. Philip Randolph

On this day in Labor History the year was 1979. That was the day that A Philip Randolph, perhaps the most significant African American figure in the US Labor Movement, passed away. 


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