BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/17/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

SAG-AFTRA "Remains Very Eager" To Return To Bargaining Table VWith AMPTP

New Jersey Labor Movement Rallies with Striking Nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Labor News

Marvel VFX artists will vote to unionize

Union win - US tyre workers approve USW contract

Los Angeles: hotel workers’ strike ignites backlash among academics

SEIU workers at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital ready to walk out, claiming unfair labor practices

Labor group challenges Starbucks’ union-busting in Northampton meeting

Art Institute of Chicago Workers Ratify Union Contract

NYT union staffers brief WaPo union as it considers a walkout

St. Louis Station Reaches Agreement with Union, Ends Months-Long Boycott

USW union reaches agreement with NewRange Copper Nickel

Help the Survivors of the Hawaii Wildfires 

Devastating wildfires are raging in Hawaii. At least 99 people have died and many others have lost their homes, and rebuilding will cost billions . Many union members are affected by the fires, and here are the ways to help if you can. Please donate to the Hawaii State AFL-CIO Labor Community Services Program/Hawaii Employees Lifeline Program. The suggested donation amount is $2,500 and must be made payable by check to: Hawaii Employees Lifeline Program, attention Cathy Lederer at 888 Mililani Street, Suite 501, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Alternatively, you can donate to the Union Community Fund. Credit card contributions can be made at: For checks made payable to the Union Community Fund, note in the memo line: “Disaster Relief Efforts." Send by mail to: 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please take a moment to toss a lifeline to our union brothers, sisters and siblings during this tragic time.

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

Labor Board To Rule in Case That Could Make It Easier To Unionize Companies 

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel argues that unions should be able to organize at a company without a secret-ballot vote of employees.

Politics, Legislation & Government

Kentucky Gov. Beshear Proposes Largest Pay Increase for Teachers in 40 Years, Fully Funds Pre-K

The Sex Harass Scandal Inside a Rising GOP Star’s Office

Seven US state officials oppose Kroger's proposed Albertsons acquisition

Inflation Reduction Act provides meaningful climate policy:

Wisconsin AFL-CIO: Welcomes President Biden to union manufacturer in Milwaukee

Workplace Safety & Health

Biden administration's plans to protect US workers from heat faces resistance

Grueling heat takes toll on outside workers' physical and mental health

Jobs, Business & Economy

U. S. Steel Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Proposals from Cleveland-Cliffs and Multiple Other Parties; Reaffirms Competitive Strategic Review Process to Maximize Stockholder Value

Higher-for-longer rates regime pressures US recession trades

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

August 17 The Era Wage Cuts and Job Loss 

On this day in Labor History the year was 1985. That was the day that workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota went out on strike.

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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