News From: Union

by Brian Young | on Mar 11, 2020

California Republicans Want to Repeal Ban on Union Busting

In California, it is illegal for public employers to deter or discourage workers from joining a union. The law was passed in 2018 following the Janus v AFSCME decision that allowed public employees...

by Brian Young | on Mar 09, 2020

Albertsons/Safeway to Pay $575M in Pension

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have gone toe-to-toe with Billionaire Steve Feinberg, the boss at Cerberus Capital Management a vulture capitalist buyout fund and won. Cerberus, which...

by Brian Young | on Mar 06, 2020

Unions Want More Teleworking Amid Coronavirus

Turn on the news and the lead story every day is about coronavirus. As the virus spread across Asia and Europe many offices began preparing for an outbreak in the United States and what that might...

by Guest Post | on Mar 05, 2020

Bank Workers Win Historic Union

This week, a majority of bank workers at Beneficial State Bank chose to join CWA, becoming the first U.S. bank workers in decades to win union rights. The bargaining unit of 113 includes bankers,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 04, 2020

TSA Bargaining Bill Gets Vote in Congress

Since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in November of 2001, employees have had limited union rights. Already as federal workers, they couldn’t negotiate things like...

by Brian Young | on Mar 02, 2020

Inspectors Falsified Reports at Hard Rock Hotel

In October, UCOMM reported on the deadly building collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. Nearly six months later, the bodies of the workers who died in the collapse have still not been...

by Brian Young | on Feb 27, 2020

Trump Issues Restrictive Joint Employer Rule

For the past three years, the Trump appointees on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have been fighting to overturn the Obama era Joint Employer Rule. This rule held companies like McDonald...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2020

Trump's OSHA Cuts: Fewer Inspections Less Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is warning that budget cuts could lead to fewer safety inspections in 2020. OSHA says that they have lost a lot of veteran inspectors due to...

by Brian Young | on Feb 19, 2020

Kickstarter Employees Vote to Join Union

A major victory has been won for unions in the tech world as they are celebrating their first victory at a major tech firm. Employees at Kickstarter announced that they have successfully voted to...

by Guest Post | on Feb 18, 2020

NLRB Challenges Ban on Captive Audience Meetings

This article was written by the IBEW Media Center. The National Labor Relations Board is trying to kill a law unique to Oregon that prohibits employers from forcing workers to attend anti-union...

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