News From: Good Jobs Now


by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 18, 2015

New York's Wage Boards

There really is no shortage of reasons for raising the hourly minimum wage in the fast food industry:Three out of four fast food workers in New York earn $9.25 per hour or less. Contrary to...

by Brian Young | on Jun 15, 2015

421-a is a-okay with Prevailing Wage

On Friday, the NYS AFL-CIO announced that they have unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a prevailing wage for all workers to be included in the 421-a projects.  This would include not...

by Brian Young | on Jun 05, 2015

NJ Deregulates Phone Lines

According to the NJ Star Ledger, Verizon has entered into a secret  settlement with Governor Christie's Board of Public Utilities, to raise rates for land line service 36% over the next 5...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 04, 2015

Labor Lectures: What is the Prevailing Wage?

Business-friendly Republicans in the Michigan and Wisconsin state legislatures are up to their anti-worker antics again. With funds coming from the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC...

by Guest Post | on Jun 04, 2015

Holst to de Blasio: Support ALL of labor!

Below is a letter that was sent to Mayor Bill DeBlasio from Robert Holst, an electrician with IBEW Local 3, about the Mayor's support for the 421-a tax break for developers without a prevailing...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 17, 2015

Walmart pay increases is a PR sham

"Walmart's basic hourly rate was raised to $9.50/hr for those hired below that rate. Those Associates above that rate were also supposed to be given a slight increase. 2 years ago they...

by Ted Skerpon | on May 15, 2015

The Future of the Ginna Power Plant

International Brotherhood for Electrical Workers Local 97 is an association of over 4,000 working men and women employed in the power generation and delivery industry in New York State. As a long-...

by Brian Young | on May 03, 2015

Socially Conscience Consumerism in DC!

 Labor 411, a tool that is used to help build a stronger middle class by promoting and supporting companies that support good jobs, is launching an online and print edition. This directory will...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 20, 2015

It's not a shame, it's illegal.

ICYMI- which actually means "In Case You Missed It", NY Times Hiroko Tabuchi recently wrote an intersting article Laid- Off Walmart Workers Head to the Labor Board. Seems that 2,200 working...

by Brian Young | on Apr 17, 2015

No More Non-Union Field Collectors

For the last 4 years, PSEG has been contracting out field collections to private non-union contractors.  These people where not employed by PSEG and did not go through the same training that...

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