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by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 09, 2021

Workers Organize at Private Schools, Shred-it and Newspapers

When workers have a voice at work, they are able to better fight for their rights. That is what workers at the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon warehouse believe and why Amazon is fighting so hard to stop...

by Brian Young | on Mar 05, 2021

Days Before Boycott, Congress Meets with Amazon Union

With just a few weeks left in the Amazon election in Bessemer, Alabama, support for the workers is pouring in from around the country. During the week from Sunday, March 7th through Saturday March...

by Brian Young | on Mar 03, 2021

Texas Governor Repeals Mask Mandate

On March 2nd  275 Texans died of COVID-19 and 2,740 contracted the virus. As these people were dying, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to announce that Texas would reopen at 100% and...

by Guest Post | on Mar 01, 2021

Unions Provide Opportunity for Homeless

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. Homelessness has many causes, but one near-universal effect: hopelessness. But thanks to a unique partnership with a local shelter, Birmingham,...

by Brian Young | on Feb 25, 2021

Costco Raises their Minimum Wage to $16

Supermarket giant Costco has announced that the company will raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour for workers in the United States beginning next week. The announcement was made by the company...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2021

Weingarten: No Perfect Solution to Reopening Schools

It has been nearly a year since schools were forced to close due to the pandemic. In some areas of the country, schools have reopened for full in-person learning or hybrid learning. Other districts...

by Brian Young | on Feb 17, 2021

Biden Selects CWA Lawyer for NLRB General Counsel

On Day One in office, President Joe Biden fired NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, a move that was widely applauded by unions and working people. Robb had completely changed the position from one that...

by Brian Young | on Feb 15, 2021

Judge Says Unions Do Not Have to Pay Back Fees

Since the Supreme Court decided that public employees did not have to pay fair share fees to cover bargaining costs for non-members, anti-union groups have been suing hoping to get these fees back....

by Brian Young | on Feb 12, 2021

A Construction Workers Advice for Dealing with COVID

Although COVID cases are down and the vaccine is being distributed, the virus still poses a significant threat.  There are still tens of thousands of Americans who are getting sick and thousands...

by Guest Post | on Feb 11, 2021

Can an Employer Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Since COVID-19 began to shut down workplaces, schools, restaurants, and entertainment venues many people have been waiting with bated breath for a vaccine. Now 11 months in and the vaccine is being...