BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/3/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

Hollywood producers seek sit-down with striking writers, the first sign of stalemate break

SAG-AFTRA Urges Studios To Return To Bargaining Table As WGA Prepares To Meet With AMPTP On Friday

Hollywood Stars Donate $1 Million Each To SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Aid Fellow Performers During Dual Strikes

New York City Council's Labor Committee Approves Resolution Supporting SAG-AFTRA & WGA Strikes

SAG-AFTRA brings its labor fight to New York

Hollywood Studios Are Trying To Call Their Decision To Cheat Writers an ‘Act of God’

Amalgamated Sugar workers union votes on potential strike

Thousands of San Jose city workers hold strike vote

Powell's Books union votes to authorize strike

Labor News

Cecil E. Roberts has been re-elected by acclamation to his seventh full term as International President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the union announced today. His running mate, Brian Sanson, was elected to his first full term as International Secretary-Treasurer.

Wellness Advisors and other cannabis workers at Sunnyside, a subsidiary of Cresco Labs, have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 777.

Yellow and Holland trucking employees await their fate on pensions, 401Ks and health care as shock over shutdown continues

UAW President Shawn Fain reveals 'audacious' member demands he says push back on greed

UAW Says Costly EV Transition Won’t Change Union’s Demands — Union president outlines labor’s priorities in talks with carmakers, indicating a widening gulf between the two sides

UAW to show list of economic demands to automakers this week, will seek worker pay if plants close

Arizona attorney general seeking comments on proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger

As new contract talks get underway between GM, UAW, Bowling Green's Corvette Assembly Plant contributes to shifting EV market

WGA East President Michael Winship Will Not Run for Re-Election: Time Has Come for Me to Pass Responsibility to the New Generation'

What HBO's Succession Teaches Us About Capitalism

Amazon’s Next Union Battle Is Likely to Be With Its Drivers

Maintenance of Way union sues BNSF over reduction of workforce, outsourcing

New MBTA union agreement aimed at boosting employee numbers

Union, town offer up details behind stalled Bradford library talks

Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville did not endorse the tentative contract with UPS at a private meeting in Washington, D.C.

TSA Workers Win Largest Pay Increase in Agency’s History

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of July 17 - 21, 2023

Board Adopts New Standard for Assessing Lawfulness of Work Rules

National Labor Relations Board orders Colchester software company to reinstate 4 employees — The employees were wrongly fired for sharing information about salaries, an administrative law judge found.

Politics, Legislation & Government

Rail Labor, Industry United in Urging Congress to Fund Railroad Retirement Board

Kentucky: Despite his campaign’s attempts to spin their way out of an increasingly desperate situation, time and time again Daniel Cameron has shown that he has an anti-public school agenda

Signaling that he knows he’s in trouble, Daniel Cameron is trying to give his failed record of attacking public education an election-year makeover, offering a desperate and fake apology to educators for the Kentucky GOP’s history of attacking public education at a recent campaign stop. 

A new social contract: America’s workers deserve their fair share of economic gains

Politicians urge Taylor Swift to postpone LA concerts in solidarity with striking hotel workers

Still in pursuit of racial equity:

Workplace Safety & Health

Big Business Is Fighting Efforts to Protect Workers From Heat 

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

August 3 - The Wheatland Riot

On this day in Labor History the year was 1912. That was the day that became known in California as the “Wheatland Riot.” The Industrial Workers of the World, or Wobblies, were trying to organize hop pickers, who worked near the city of Wheatland in Northern California. Living conditions for the hop pickers were rough.