News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 08, 2020

Increasing the Minimum Wage Decreases Suicides

We all know that raising the minimum wage helps low-income families make ends meet, but a new study shows that the raises are literally saving people’s lives.

by Brian Young | on Jan 07, 2020

The Law Firm Looking to Profit from Janus

In the year and a half since the Janus decision, groups the National Right to Work Foundation have begun to file lawsuits around the country attempting to get back fair share dues that were paid...

by Guest Post | on Dec 19, 2019

Trump's OSHA: Fewer Investigations, More Deaths

The Trump administration has drastically cut back on OSHA enforcement activities and put working Americans at risk, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP...

by Guest Post | on Dec 13, 2019

Teamsters Organize First E-Scooter Company

Workers for e-scooter company Spin joined Teamsters Local 665 today via card check agreement, becoming the first e-scooter workers to organize in San Francisco.

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 12, 2019

Trump Contradicts Executive Order in Deal with Border Patrol Union

For three years Trump has been in a war with labor. He has issued Executive Orders limiting federal unions' ability to represent their members, kicked them out of their offices, and he has...

by Guest Post | on Dec 09, 2019

Their Plan to Destroy the Union Pension

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Senate Republicans are readying a radical plan to raise taxes on retiree pension benefits and put catastrophic burdens on union retirement plans,...

by Press and Media | on Dec 05, 2019

Holiday Toll on Retail Workers

The holiday season is taking a toll on retail workers according to the Tribune News Service. Find out more below.

by Guest Post | on Dec 04, 2019

Union Construction Jobs Safer than Non-Union

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. It may not be news to those in the business, but new numbers back up what IBEW and other union construction members already know: there’s...

by Brian Young | on Dec 03, 2019

Staten Island Amazon's Staggering Injury Rate

The holiday shopping season is here and over the Thanksgiving weekend, millions of people logged onto Amazon to get the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Once that new TV is ordered, the...

by Brian Young | on Nov 26, 2019

ICE to Deport Hard Rock Whistleblower

Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma was a worker at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. He was working on the ninth floor when the building collapsed and he fell three floors down. Injured, Ramirez Palma...