BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 08/24/2023

#HotLaborSummer Strike Coverage

Hollywood studios and streaming services on Tuesday released the terms of a revised proposal to striking writers, but the union urged members to continue picketing as the new offer failed to address all their concerns.

Why Are SAG-AFTRA and WGA on strike? Hollywood runs on low pay and exploitation

With contracts set to expire Sept. 14, auto union chief says talks with Detroit 3 aren’t going well

UAW members vote on strike in case Ford, GM deal doesn’t happen

Something Must Change’: New Jersey Nurses Strike for Safe Staffing

Teachers with Youngstown Education Association strike on first day of classes

Labor News

Supermajorities of Faculty at Howard and Frederick Community Colleges Vote to Join AFT

Short pay and no bathroom breaks for new bus routes. JCPS bus drivers deserve better.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the operators of one of the nation’s largest discount retail chains to improve workplace safety significantly in stores nationwide. A key pillar of President Biden’s plan — Bidenomics — is empowering to grow the middle class.

Teamsters Local 350, which represents all of the sanitation workers in San Francisco, is calling on the autonomous vehicle (AV) company Cruise to take measures to prevent more alarming incidents with its vehicles from occurring in the city. The union is making the demand following numerous instances of Cruise AVs blocking waste and recycling trucks, including a notable incident at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Hayes Street.

United Steelworkers (USW) members from USW Local 550 in Paducah, Ky., raised $1,300 for the COPE Food Pantry in Massac County, Ill., as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Feds Feed Families initiative.

Orono town workers win union certification

BMHA approves five-year contract agreements with unions

King County Metro union increases salaries, training with new3-year labor deal

Trader Joe’s Workers Are Carrying Out an Experiment in Independent Unionism

About 200 attend WVU cut protest at the Mountainlair

National teachers union issues letter to WVU Board of Governors regarding proposed cuts

Health Care Worker Unions Are on the Side of Patients


NLRB News, Updates & Summaries

Medieval Times Broke The Law By Getting Union’s TikTok Account Banned: Feds

Region 16-Fort Worth Wins Administrative Law Judge Decision Finding The Saldivar Group Unlawfully Threatened, Interrogated, and Fired a Worker for Complaining to Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Politics, Legislation & Government

Kentucky: Will Daniel Cameron try the phony apology/fake-out with us? — "I wonder if Attorney Gen. Daniel Cameron, the Republican nominee for governor, will try to sucker unions with the same sort of phony apology he trotted out for teachers when he unveiled his education plan."

100 Days In, Brandon Johnson Is Steadily Shifting Chicago’s Political Terrain

Workplace Safety & Health

Farmworkers work in difficult conditions for low pay, but lack workplace protections:

Powerful Labor Union Demands Action After Second Serious Injury on Jersey City Job Site

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