BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/8/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

Corporate Greed is a Moral Crisis. Working People Are Fighting Back — Workers across the country are embracing their power in unprecedented ways. Many hope this “hot labor summer” is just the beginning.

Over 11,000 L.A. workers plan to strike, hoping to ‘shut down’ city

L.A.’s striking hotel workers are being roughed up by employers’ security, union says

Striking workers clash with hotel security in Santa Monica march

SAG-AFTRA president shares what 86% of actors on strike are really paid in a year

As Hollywood strikes continue, unions call out excessive CEO pay: We need to look at what they're doing with executive compensation'

Only 7% Of Americans Sympathize With Studios Over Striking Writers and Actors

WGA, AMPTP Meet But No New Negotiations Set Yet

Writers Blast Latest AMPTP Efforts to Resume Negotiations: "Insulting and Out-of-Touch"

With strike talk prevalent as UAW negotiates, labor expert weighs in

The summer of strikes could spread to the Big 3 automakers as the UAW sits on $825 billion in strike pay: ‘It’s up to Ford, General Motors and Stellantis’

Frontier Communications Workers Vote to Grant Strike Authorization

Day 3 of nurses strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in NJ

NJ Transit rail union calls for a strike vote after 3-year deadlock

Labor News

Marvel Studios VFX Workers File to Join IATSE Union

Amazon Says It Doesn't 'Employ' Drivers, But Records Show It Hired Firms to Prevent Them From Unionizing — Amazon spent $14.2 million total on anti-union consulting in 2022, filings with the Department of Labor show.

Unemployed Yellow Freight staff get help from Teamsters

Teamsters Deny Yellow’s Claim That Union Caused Trucking Firm’s Bankruptcy

Starbucks workers hold 'Day of Action' in support of unionization in NYC and around country

A Starbucks location in Hillcrest has successfully voted to unionize, becoming the first in the city of San Diego and the second in the county to join nationwide collective bargaining efforts with the coffee giant.

New College of Florida professor, faculty unions sue state over arbitration

West Virginia Mine Wars Museum: "In celebration of our new exhibit we're offering free admission for teachers and service personnel on August 9th! Join us at 5pm as we remember the teacher strikes of '90, '18, and '19."

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

Union files charge over violence against striking L.A. hotel workers, organizers

The NLRB’s “Reasonable Employee” Definition Defies Common Sense: Time to Review Your Work Rules and Policies…Again.

Employers Should Prioritize Reviewing Their Handbooks in Light of New NLRB Decision

Insights into the NLRB’s Stericycle Decision and Its Implications for Employer Handbooks: Navigating Workplace Policy Compliance

Grindr retaliated against employees for trying to unionize by forcing them back to the office, labor complaint alleges

Politics, Legislation & Government

Time Is Running Out For Congress to Protect Election Workers Before 2024

Top AFL-CIO official says rail safety within one GOP vote of Senate OK

Union members helped swell the Andy Beshear crowd at Fancy Farm, cheering the governor and the rest of your Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed ticket.

'If you want to live on minimum wage vote the other way.'

Beshear wows revived Paducah labor luncheon

Ahead of abortion vote, Ohioans weigh nmaking it harder to amend constitution

Workplace Safety & Health

Tyler Childers’ New “In Your Love” Video Marries the Joy of Queer Love With the Horrors of Black Lung

After decades of delays and broken promises, coal miners hail rule to slow rise of black lung

Threatened with razor blades? ConEd and IRS workers say knocking on doors has become increasingly treacherous.

Amazon fined over US warehouse conditions

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