NW Labor Press: A New Era in American Unionism

March 15, 2018

“Between 1945 to 1965, America workers’ wages doubled, and between 1965 and 1985, wages almost doubled again,” writes Oregon AFL-CIO president Tom Chamberlain in NW Labor Press. “But since 1985, wages have been stagnant.  […]

Hollywood Women Launch
Anti-Harassment Plan

February 16, 2018

Driven by outrage and a determination to correct a power imbalance that seemed set in stone just a few months ago, prominent Hollywood women took matters further. Some 300 female actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and studio executives formed an ambitious, broad-based initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond. […]

Beck: Democrats Idly Watch Republicans Kneecap Organized Labor

January 29, 2018

“The 28 so-called American ‘right-to-work states’ prohibit making union membership a prerequisite for employment in any work place,” writes Chris Beck in Splice Today. “In other words, workers opting out are able to reap all of the substantial benefits […]

New York Union Membership Grew by 75,000 in 2017

January 22, 2018

Unions in New York State had a net gain of 75,000 members last year, a reversal from the loss recorded in 2016, new federal data show. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that the ranks of private-sector and government unions in the […]

Jacobin: Comparing Janus v AFSCME and Hill v SEIU

November 17, 2017

On November 13, the US Supreme Court threw out a case that would have ended public-sector unions entirely. Unlike Janus v AFSCME — the other anti-union case that SCOTUS is hearing — Hill v SEIU wasn’t just a challenge to fair-share fees […]

Labor Unions Lead Fight Against NY Constitutional Convention

October 29, 2017

Labor unions are leading the fight against a New York ballot measure to hold a constitutional convention. They argue that it’s just too risky to tinker with the state’s governing document and threaten existing protections for worker’s compensation, […]

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