‘The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not to Unionize

February 25, 2020

Top leadership at the progressive news network The Young Turks held an all-staff meeting at its office in Culver City, California, on February 12. The regularly scheduled gathering was supposed to deal with personnel matters, but instead the focus turned to the staff’s nascent union campaign, which had just gone public. […]

Harvey Weinstein is Found Guilty of Sex Crimes in #MeToo Watershed

February 24, 2020

Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse film producer whose downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes after a trial in which six women testified that he had sexually assaulted them. The jury found Weinstein guilty of rape and [a] criminal sexual act but acquitted […]

TAP: Bloomberg’s Troubling Record on Unions and Workers

February 22, 2020

Billionaire presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg released a labor platform on February 15 that aligns with the Democratic Party’s stance. It includes support for the PRO Act recently passed by House Democrats. But his comments made in several interviews since he left office demonstrate a clear antagonism toward workers and labor unions. […]

James P. Hoffa Won’t Stand for Re-Election as Teamsters President

February 22, 2020

Teamsters union President James P. Hoffa said he won’t stand for re-election when his current term ends in March 2022, after more than two decades atop the powerful labor group. Hoffa’s exit would open up the race to … the Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a group that has opposed Hoffa’s leadership, [which] is running a slate […]

Teachers Union Makes 2020 ‘Recommendations,’ Not an Endorsement

February 21, 2020

The nation’s second-largest teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers, said it will encourage local and state chapters to back Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) or former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic nomination. […]

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