BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/15/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

Hollywood has been in a double strike for a month. Where do things stand now?

California Labor Federation Chief Says It’s “Shameful” State Doesn’t Offer Unemployment Insurance To Striking Workers

SAG-AFTRA Will No Longer Approve Indie Projects Written Under WGA Contract

Suits Writers Call Out Abysmal Residuals as Show Racks Up Massive Numbers on Streaming Services

Counterproposal pauses negotiations in Hollywood writers strike

Labor News

Back the Kentucky Union Bricklayers!

AFL-CIO: Biden administration's wage boost for construction workers is a win for working people

Philadelphia Orchestra singers unionize

Amalgamated Sugar Company and union representatives have reached tentative agreement

DC teachers union: Increasing violence at schools requires urgent action

'It's like somebody pulled the rug out from underneath you': Union officials react after Republic Steel's Canton mill idled indefinitely — Workers say they were blindsided by the news on Thursday and have not received any communication from the company about their future.

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries


Politics, Legislation & Government

Biden calls on UAW, Detroit automakers to reach ‘fair agreement’

NYC retirees score major victory in Medicare Advantage fight: A judge blocked a planned switch of their health benefits after months of acrimony

Kentucky legislature must take responsibility for their part in the JCPS bus debacle

Kentucky Governor Beshear To Participate in Five Televised Debates

West Virginia Governor Justice signs new forestry equipment bill, dedicates DOF office to fallen worker

Advocates take first step toward independent redistricting commission in Ohio

Revitalized Union Power Helped Crush Attempts to Rig the System in Ohio 

Workplace Safety & Health

Survey of frontline workers reveals ‘disconcerting picture’ of on-the-job safety

Jobs, Business & Economy

AI is going to eliminate way more jobs than anyone realizes 

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

August 15 -The End of Bretton Woods

On this day in Labor History the year was 1971. That Sunday, President Richard Nixon addressed the nation in a speech that preempted the popular television show, Bonanza.  His subject? The state of the economy. The speech was timed before the stock markets opened on Monday morning.

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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