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Labor News Update - 08/9/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

IATSE Approves Another $2M to Help Members During Hollywood Strikes

SAG-AFTRA told members on Monday that there will be further official picket lines at Universal until the studio adds cement barriers, or K-rails, outside its main Lankershim Blvd. entrance.

Municipal workers who collect trash and direct traffic are joining actors, writers and hotel workers as Los Angeles becomes an epicenter of labor activity

L.A. Hotel Workers Are On Strike To Stem the City’s Housing Crisis

More than 1,700 Nurses on Strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

UAW calls Stellantis contract offer 'trash'

The UAW is asking the Big Three automakers to raise wages by the same percentage that their CEOs’ pay has risen

UAW leader defends union's lofty demands, (literally) trashes Stellantis contract proposals

N.J. hospital and union leaders plan to meet as strike reaches fifth day

Youngstown teachers union issues strike notice

Labor News

Memphis Bakery Workers seek public support for 2-month strike

An official with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that ongoing marijuana prohibition makes the agency’s job “complicated” when it comes to ensuring the safety of workers in the cannabis industry.

UPS Job Searches Surge After Union Deal Significantly Boosts Wages

Starbucks Workers Union Picket Midtown Shop In National Day Of Action

‘No Robo Taxis In San Francisco! Labor & Public Rally At Newsom Controlled CPUC To Protest Robo Taxis

AFSCME Council 31 members ratify contract with Illinois

WGA East & Editors Guild Win Joint Campaign To Organize Workers At Documentary Powerhouse Story Syndicate

Union-Seeking Fiction Podcasters Make Their Case At Amazon In NYC

AEW Star Matt Jackson Discusses Potential Pro Wrestling Union, SAG-AFTRA Strikes

How We Turned Our Backs on an Abusive UPS Manager

Guggenheim Museum Staff Ratifies Union Contract

Starbucks loses court challenge against order to rehire union supporters

Talent Manager Echoes Bethenny Frankel’s Call for Reality TV Union: ‘There Just Isn’t Any Protection at All’

Story Syndicate Workers Win Voluntary Union Recognition From Management

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

Marvel Studios VFX Workers File for Unprecedented Union Election at National Labor Relations Board

The Labor Nominee Making Sure Staffers Get Home for Bedtime

Politics, Legislation & Government

McConnell had a bad day at Fancy Farm

Ohio has officially voted NO on Issue 1, maintaining essential constitutional freedoms. Hear from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on this incredible victory:


UPS drivers’ new $170k per year deal shows that unions (and Joe Biden) may just save the middle class after all

Bidenomics and a strong labor movement are in full effect as full-time UPS drivers win a high six figures.

Defending Bluegrass Values, a group backed by the Democratic Governors Association, launched a new TV ad titled “Following,” slamming Daniel Cameron for his track record of following in disgraced former Governor Matt Bevin’s footsteps, including his unpopular and dangerous health care plan that would rip coverage away from at least 95,000 Kentuckians.

Workplace Safety & Health

In a Summer of Record Heat, These Striking Workers Are Making Climate Demands 

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

August 9 - The Start of a Wave

On this day in Labor History the year was 1927. That was the day that the California School Employees Association was founded. 

Today the union includes more than 215,000 members. But it all started with just nine men and one woman.  

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

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