News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 09, 2020

NEA President Dares Trump to Spend a Day in a Classroom

On Wednesday, Trump threatened states and school districts that chose not to open in the fall. In a tweet Trump said the following: In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 09, 2020

New PPE Shortage as Cases Surge

As cases of COVID-19 spike across the country, essential workers are once again being faced with a shortage of life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE).

by Guest Post | on Jul 08, 2020

IBEW's Large Organizing Win in Atlanta

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center One of the largest organizing victories in the South in recent years reached a crucial milestone when the members of Atlanta Local 1997 voted...

by Brian Young | on Jul 06, 2020

Trump: Get Rid of Your Union at any Time

Thanks to a big Trump donor, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering limiting or overturning an important rule that protects recently organized workplaces.

by Guest Post | on Jul 01, 2020

Prevailing Wage Boosts Homeownership

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center The benefits of a prevailing wage extend beyond just pay and benefits, according to a study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute. Prevailing...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 30, 2020

Trump's Plan to Defund Unions

Following the Janus decision, UCOMM reported about anti-union groups' next attack on unions, which is to work to defund them. Throughout the country, these anti-union groups are pushing lawsuits...

by Sunjay Khanija | on Jun 29, 2020

NewsGuild Organizes Kansas ACLU Workers

On Tuesday, June 23 the employees of the ACLU filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If the employees approve the union, it will be called ACLU Kansas United. “...

by Guest Post | on Jun 25, 2020

IBEW Member Leads Michigan's COVID-19 Safety Program

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Sean Egan, a member of Muskegon, Mich., Local 275, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety.

by Brian Young | on Jun 24, 2020

Rising COVID-19 Cases Worrying the Workforces

A few weeks after Las Vegas reopened and with cases rising, the union that represents hotel and casino staff is warning that the safety procedures don’t do enough to protect the workers.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 24, 2020

Seattle Labor Federation Kicks Out Police Union

The fight over the role of police unions continues as a labor federation in Seattle has made the decision to remove a law enforcement union from the federation’s ranks.