BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/2/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

NBCUniversal Partially Restores Sidewalk for Writers Guild, SAG-AFTRA Picketers

Fran Drescher says SAG-AFTRA is prepared to strike for at least 6 months: ‘We’re in it to win it’

Strikes Are a Tool to Claw Back Control Over Our Lives

Hotel Workers Strike against Scab Staffing App and Anti-Black Racism

Starbucks workers at 3 Long Island locations on strike over LGBTQ+ decor dispute 

Union workers continue strike against Amcor

San Jose city workers union strike vote looms, could create disruption to services

Labor News

TCGPlayer Employees File Unfair Labor Complaint Against eBay for Anti-Union Tactics —  eBay and TCGPlayer are accused of ignoring the TCG union and using tactics to delay workers from negotiating a fair contract.

Teamsters-UPS Pact Gives UAW Hope in Detroit Three Talks


AFSCME Council 31 reaches tentative agreement with state of lllinois

Yellowstone workers unionize as widespread dissatisfaction persists in the National Park Service

Starbucks STOP Union Busting! Starbucks Workers National Bus Tour Hits SF

IBEW Local 4 reaches tentative agreement with KSDK Channel 5

Alabama's only union talk show, podcast sees surge amid national labor movement

Good Book Is Always Better With a Union!

Sappi Westbrook Workers Ratify New Contract with Pay Raises & Pension Improvements

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses hold informational picket to protest staffing crisis

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

eBay charged with multiple unfair labor complaints in struggle with its first union 

Politics, Legislation & Government

Kentucky's education commissioner says he's leaving because GOP politicized education

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro signs executive order creating workforce training program

State leaders head to D.C. to develop young apprenticeship chances, strategies

Labor leader, Democratic politician and World War veteran from Penn Hills turns 100

Workplace Safety & Health

How federal law can protect all workers on sweltering summer days

Senator Duckworth Took Her Daughters to See Barbie. Because the Theater Wasn’t Accessible, She Couldn’t Join Them — “The problem is, we’re always playing defense,” said Senator Duckworth. “We spend more time defending the ADA than we do expanding access.”

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Labor History in 2:00:  This Day in Labor History 

August 2 — The Day of Ginger

On this day in Labor History the year was 1918.  That was the day of the first general strike in Canadian history. 

The strike took place in Vancouver.  It was held to protest the police killing of labor leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin.  

Labor History in 2 is a daily, pocket-sized history of America's working people, brought to you by The Rick Smith Show team.