News

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Repeal the Tax on Healthcare Plans!
  • Join the Labor Sing-a-Long at the Common Ground Fair
  • Discussion on Labor Issues in the Food Service Industry — 9/18
  • AFT Endorses Climate Strikes

IN THIS EDITION: 

  • Calais Nurses & Caregivers Vote to Authorize Strike
  • Spirit of Solidarity Strong at Labor Day Celebrations!
  • USW Locals in Madawaska Ratify Strong Contract
  • Maine AFL-CIO Convention — Oct. 24-25th!

IN THIS EDITION:
  • Come Celebrate Labor Day with Us!
  • Support for Unions at Near 50-Year High!
  • BIW Seeking 1,000 New Workers

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy, also known as “Superstorm Sandy”, battered the east coast of the United States and caused billions of dollars in damage. “We had never seen anything like it,” says Shileen Shaw, recalling the damage her East Orange, NJ, home suffered at the time. Shaw’s home lost electricity for weeks and her roof endured severe damage. Luckily, she was able to turn to her union for help.

House Democrats have a plan to make unions great again.

They’re trying to get support for a sweeping labor reform bill that would reverse decades of Republican-backed policies meant to crush labor unions.

Re: Ashley Jochim's April 25 Detroit News opinion, "Charter schools, the future of teachers unions": There is no doubt Michigan’s public schools are facing problems and it’s widely known that educators, through organizing with their unions, are speaking out to improve learning conditions, have a say in educational administration, and improve working environments.

Like so many California families, Karim Bayumi of Anaheim, his wife and two young children are doing everything they can to scrape by.

Bayumi drives for a large rideshare company as his primary source of income. On March 11, Bayumi’s rate was cut from 80 cents a mile to 60 cents a mile, just barely above the government mileage reimbursement rate. No warning. No explanation. In an instant, a chunk of his income just disappeared.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Workers Turn Out for Responsible Contracting
  • This Saturday: Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!”
  • Workers of Color Forming A. Philip Randolph Institute Chapter
  • IBEW Workers Win Significant Staffing Demands from CMP
  • Providing Retirement Security for Mental Health & Corrections Workers
  • Earned Time Bill Passes Legislature
  • Maine Labor History: A Jamaican Farmworker Strike

Multinational corporations pressing Congress to adopt an updated version of the North America Free Trade Agreement shed over half a million U.S. jobs for trade-related reasons since NAFTA took effect, according to a new analysis of government data.

Early in the morning on Nov. 26, 2018, Dave Green, the president of Local 1112 of the United Auto Workers, which represents workers at a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, received a call from the plant’s personnel director. Green needed to be at the plant at 9 a.m. for a meeting. The personnel director rarely called Green, and when he did, it was almost always bad news. Green got into his car — a silver Chevy Cruze — and sped toward the hulking 6.2-million-square-foot factory, which had manufactured nearly two million Cruzes since the car was introduced in 2011.

On May 4, 1886, thousands of workers rallied together in Chicago’s Haymarket Square to campaign for an eight-hour workday—initiating a tradition of protest for some of the most basic human rights. That was formalized on May 1, 1890, when the first International Workers’ Day was celebrated around the world.