News From: Union

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2020

Understanding the Hatch Act

With the conclusion of the non-union Republican National Convention, there has been a lot of talk about how the Trump campaign violated a law called the Hatch Act. While this law is well known to...

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2020

Boss Can Fire You For Posting on Facebook

As social media has exploded over the last decade, many companies have come up with policies that govern both what employees say on official company pages as well as their private page. The National...

by Brian Young | on Aug 24, 2020

Successful Union Organizing Drives

With the National Labor Relations Board now open to conduct union elections, union organizing wins are happening at a rapid pace. From San Francisco to Pittsburgh to Macon Georgia, workers are...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2020

Trump's NLRB Bans Bargaining for COVID-19 Safety

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19. These decisions are the first guidance that the board has given since the pandemic started in March.

by Brian Young | on Aug 19, 2020

NYC Teachers Issue Strike Threat

New York City is the only big school district in the country that is scheduled to reopen in September for in-person classes. While New York has one of the lowest transmission rates in the country,...

by Guest Post | on Aug 17, 2020

Building a Stronger Local Union

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. The first page of the IBEW Constitution begins with a declaration: "Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security....

by Brian Young | on Aug 14, 2020

Mayors Trying to Bust Police Unions

After months of protests around police brutality, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has released a report attacking police union’s collective bargaining agreements.

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 14, 2020

Trades Sign Historic Agreement in New York City

New York City is one of the most heavily unionized cities in the country and much of the construction that is done is union. For countless families, these union jobs have brought them into the middle...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 10, 2020

Major Organizing Wins in the Midst of a Pandemic

Even in the middle of a pandemic, workers are organizing. Elections were delayed for a few months while the NLRB figured out how to work from home, but they have now restarted and many employees are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 07, 2020

NLRB Announces Reorganization Plan

Ever since PATCO union buster Peter Robb took over as the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), he has been trying to weaken the pro-union work the board is supposed to do....