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by Brian Young | on Oct 12, 2020

AFL-CIO: OSHA's Many Pandemic Failures

Seven months into the pandemic and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has still failed to investigate many of the COVID-19 workplace complaints that have been filed by employees...

by Brian Young | on Oct 09, 2020

Fatal Houston Building Collapse: Non-Union Subcontractor

Three workers have died, and another was injured, after a partial collapse of the future Marathon Oil and Gas Headquarters in Houston. The collapse happened as 240 workers were building the 15-story...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 07, 2020

Trump: Ban Neutrality Agreements

When workers are organizing a union, an employer can either fight the organizing effort or sign a neutrality agreement. This agreement is a contract between the union, the workers, and the bosses...

by Brian Young | on Oct 05, 2020

How Trump Weakened the FLRA

In a trio of decisions, Trump’s Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has overturned decades of precedent. In the decisions, the FLRA has decided to severely limit the bargaining capability...

by Brian Young | on Oct 02, 2020

Trump's DOL Wants to Expose Organizing

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new rule that makes it harder to organize workplaces and seeks to embarrass unions with declining memberships.

by Brian Young | on Sep 30, 2020

DFR: Should a Union Rep Those Who Don't Pay Dues?

A federal appeals court in Chicago has decided to hear an important union case that challenges the requirement to represent employees in a bargaining unit that do not pay dues, also known as the duty...

by Brian Young | on Sep 29, 2020

House Bill Would Ban Asbestos After Trump Deregulated It

Although the health dangers of asbestos have been known for years, it is still legal to import and use the dangerous substance in the United States. However, a bill in Congress would change that and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 28, 2020

Hazard Pay Reached at Union Grocer

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery store workers were hailed as the unsung heroes. As other jobs went remote, these workers continued to keep the shelves of the store stocked and the...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 25, 2020

Why Workers Unionize: The Minneapolis Model

Originally by Aaron Gallant, AFL-CIO Blog More than six months have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., and more workers across America are joining in solidarity to create...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 16, 2020

Banning Unions from Lobbying

In a stunning decision issued on Tuesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that private-sector unions can’t use mandatory fees from employees to pay for lobbying efforts.