BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/21/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

SAG-AFTRA & WGA To Hold “National Day Of Solidarity” Rally On Tuesday

American Federation of Teachers: SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America day of solidarity

“Things We Lost in the Fire”: A View from the Writers Strike Line

Labor News

AFL-CIO 'excited to announce this year’s Labor Day theme: It’s Better in a Union.'

Unions join forces for solidarity rally in Albuquerque

UAW President Shawn Fain Is Right: The Workweek Should Be Shorter

NYC nail salon chain must pay $300K in unpaid wages: Misclassified workers as independent contractors

A major unionization movement is underway at cultural institutions, with workers at over 30 museums across the US currently at various stages of organizing. Workers say prestige doesn’t make up for low pay, bad benefits, and toxic work conditions.

IAFF continues to respond in the aftermath of the Hawaii Wildfires

United Steelworkers back Cleveland-Cliffs bid for US Steel

West Virginia University students plan simultaneous walkouts Monday at noon in protest of proposed program and faculty cuts.

CWA, Frontier continue negotiations while contract stays in place

Kentucky: Union officials question courthouse construction worker pay

Navy shipbuilders’ union approves 3-year labor pact at Bath Iron Works in Maine

Union for Philadelphia Orchestra musicians authorize strike if talks break down

Employees allege 'toxic' workplace infects state agency regulating gambling — Workers at the New York Gaming Commission say sexual harassment, racial discrimination and bullying have plagued workplace

Five wins for UPS workers that could influence pay and standards for others

NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

Federal worker complaints rise with union activity in Minnesota

The National Labor Relations Board Tightens Restrictions on Workplace Conduct Policies

Politics, Legislation & Government

Striking workers need unemployment pay — and fast, this lawmaker says

Forward Kentucky: What Daniel Cameron didn’t say when he rolled out his ed plan

Staff at Ohio universities can strike but not faculty under new changes to higher ed bill

Workplace Safety & Health

It was a death trap.' These workers died in triple-digit heat. Now their loved ones demand change

Rail whistleblowers fired for voicing safety concerns despite efforts to end practice of retaliation

Election Workers Named as Victims in Georgia Trump Indictment

Jobs, Business & Economy

Lawsuits allege two Kentucky nursing homes were unstaffed, paid serviced not provided

These foreign workers have some of the hardest jobs in Idaho. Are they mistreated, too?

Thousands of jobs, pennies on the dollar: How Illinois uses prison labor

Ohio's economy set two records in July, posting an all-time low unemployment rate while hitting a new record for the most jobs.

The next phase of the Fed’s historic inflation fight is waiting for rate cuts

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