BlueCollarWriter Worker News
Labor News Update - 02/8/2023
$340 Million Anti-Labor Consulting Industry Is Behind Contemporary Union-Busting
Yellow files revised change of operations with Teamsters
Sen. Tim Kaine invites UMWA leader from Bristol to attend State of the Union
Resident Assistants (RA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are working to form a union in partnership with OPEIU Local 153. A petition signed by more than 75% of RAs is now in the hands of RPI President Martin Schmidt.
Workers at U.S. outdoor retailer tell union busting to take a hike
With a wealth tax stalled at the national level and Republicans in control of the U.S. House, a coalition of progressives at the state level are fighting for tax justice.
Harvard Postdocs, Other Non-Tenure-Track Trying to Unionize https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2023/02/07/harvard-postdocs-other-non-tenure-track-trying-unionize#.Y-PJZ5K8ZIk.twitter
Disney workers vote down company’s dollar-an-hour wage hike, 96%-4%
The Writers Guild of America, East and political news organization Talking Points Memo have reached a deal on a new three-year contract.
Montana bill to increase minimum wage tabled in committee https://dailymontanan.com/2023/02/07/montana-bill-to-increase-minimum-wage-tabled-in-committee/
Side Hustles Are Twice as Common as US Jobs Data Suggest, Survey Finds
TECH WORKERS’ RESPONSE TO MASSIVE LAYOFFS: STRIKE, ORGANIZE, UNIONIZE
Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 23 - 27, 2023
Should Kentucky students have more say over what happens at their schools?
A trio of proposals would ramp up student representation in government, from local school boards to the state board of education.
Republicans hoping to phase out individual income taxes in Kentucky.
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