News From: Union

by Press and Media | on Oct 22, 2019

Can Unions Rely on Democrats Anymore?

For the last four days teachers in Chicago have been on strike. Their target in contract negotiations: a Democratic Mayor. In the article from the Nation, the author looks at whether this is...

by Brian Young | on Oct 22, 2019

Hard Rock Collapse Lawsuits Filed

A little over a week after the Hard Rock Hotel collapse, lawyers have begun to file lawsuits against the developer and the contractor. The case, which is seeking class-action status, is being filed...

by Press and Media | on Oct 18, 2019

4 Reasons Why the Chicago Teachers are on Strike

It is pretty clear that the Chicago school system has no interest in bargaining in good faith. Below is the AP story about the four reasons why they are on strike. Check out a video produced by the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 16, 2019

UAW Reaches Contract Agreement with GM

After thirty-one days on strike, the United Autoworkers and General Motors announced that a Proposed Tentative Agreement has been reached. While this is great news for the striking union members, it...

by Brian Young | on Oct 15, 2019

Non-Union Contractor Caused Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

People on the streets of New Orleans fled for their lives on Saturday as part of the Hard Rock hotel collapsed onto the street. As pedestrians fled, nearly 100 workers were trapped or injured in the...

by Guest Post | on Oct 10, 2019

IBEW Supports Nuclear Powers America Act

This post was written by the IBEW. In an age of shrinking bipartisanship and climbing global temperatures, the Nuclear Powers America Act might just be the bipartisan legislation the country needs...

by Guest Post | on Oct 08, 2019

Study: WV Prevailing Wage Repeal Lowers Wages

This post was written by the IBEW. Students at Mountain Valley Elementary School in southern West Virginia’s Mercer County were forced to wait more than a month beyond the start of the...

by Brian Young | on Oct 02, 2019

Over 1,200 Join the Union Movement

Every day more and more people decide to demand a voice at work and organize. Unions from across the country continue to grow, even in the face of a concerted campaign by big business, Trump, and...

by Press and Media | on Oct 01, 2019

UAW Begins Paying Strike Benefits

The UAW is now entering their third week on strike at GM, which means that they need to start handing out strike checks. Find out more below.

by Brian Young | on Sep 24, 2019

Employees at Google Contractor Join USW

As companies like Google and Facebook exploded over the last 20 years, tech jobs have come into the spotlight. While those who work in Silicon Valley are often well paid, tech giants have begun...