News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 02, 2020

Frontline Workers Get Death Benefits

On Saturday, May 30th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to grant death benefits to frontline workers who died in the war against COVID-19.

by Brian Young | on Jun 02, 2020

Alt-Right Posting Fake Protest Locations

Protests are raging in cities and towns across America to protest the murder of George Floyd. While most have stayed peaceful, some outside agitators have decided to co-opt the protests to commit...

by AFL-CIO | on Jun 01, 2020

AFL-CIO HQ Gets Vandalized

The following is a statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. My heart is heavy at the events of the past few days. I watched the video of George Floyd pleading for his life under the knee...

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 5k Complain Only 1 Citation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and labor organizations have been calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to put out guidelines to protect workers. Not only has...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 29, 2020

What You Can Do About Minneapolis

Across Minneapolis, protests have broken out over the death of George Floyd in police custody. The alarming video showed Police Officer Derek Chauvin holding Floyd on the ground with his knee on...

by Guest Post | on May 28, 2020

Organizing a Union From Home

This post was written by Annie Martin, a reporter at the Orlando Sentinel, for Labor Notes When the Orlando Sentinel’s newsroom employees won our election in May with 81 percent voting for...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 22, 2020

Why we should all fear Carpenters Local 57

There are many missions in organized labor. Working together to achieve the goal of protecting workers, bargaining for better wages and benefits, gaining market share within an industry and a city -...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2020

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA Over COVID-19 Safety Standard

This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary...

by Brian Young | on May 18, 2020

Wear a Mask to Meet Mickey

Since March, Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida has been closed. Now, with Florida beginning to reopen, Disney is itching to get their theme park and resort up and running. That process got one...

by Labor 411 | on May 15, 2020

Buy Online from these American Companies

This post was written by Labor 411 Shopping American-made is a great way to use your dollars to support good jobs at home. And with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many of us indoors and away from...