Post Tagged with: "Workers Stand for America"

DR. DAVID MICHAELS, the OSHA administrator shown here in a file photo, said on Workers Memorial Day that the agency is starting a new concentration on health and safety hazards facing contract workers.

OSHA Marks Workers Memorial Day By Focus On Contract Workers

WASHINGTON —The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) honored Workers Memorial Day, April 28, by focusing on deaths among one of the most vulnerable groups of employees, contract workers. “Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs, have limited English proficiency and are not receiving the training and protective measures required,” said […]

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Skewing The Judiciary, Skewering Workers

By now, you’ve probably heard and read something about the Communications Workers’ Democracy Crusade and its goals. One of them is to end the tyranny of the minority in the U.S. Senate, by curbing or eliminating filibusters. The Senate Republicans have used hundreds of filibusters in the last four years to strangle pro-worker legislation – notably the Employee Free Choice […]

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Unemployment Drops 0.1% In April

WASHINGTON —The unemployment rate declined by 0.1% in April, to 7.5%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Businesses claimed to create 165,000 new jobs last month, a separate survey showed. The decline represents a continued slow recovery, statistically if not in workers’ real lives, from the Great Recession, otherwise known as the Bush Crash. But it still left 11.66 million […]

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Teamsters In California, Nevada Rack Up Four Wins; Another On The Way?

LOS ANGELES —Teamsters locals in Southern California and in Las Vegas have racked up four organizing wins, garnering a total of approximately 400 new members, in the last few months, and another win may be on the way. The biggest win was in El Cajon, Calif., where Local 683 won a recognition vote by a 144-37 margin among Waste Management, […]

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Minnesota House Extending Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. —Legislation is advancing through the Minnesota House and Senate to extend the right to collective bargaining to thousands of Minnesota wor-kers who work as individual home health care providers and family childcare providers. Proponents say the legislation is needed so these vital services will be provided by qualified individuals who will gain the ability to advocate together […]

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HOFFA: Mich. GOP Legislators Trying To Ban Paid Sick Leave

DETROIT —Right Wing GOP Michigan state legislators are trying to ban paid sick leave in the state through a backdoor method – telling cities and counties they can’t pass ordinances ordering it. In an op-ed in the Detroit News, Hoffa, a Michigander, adds that “It’s enough to make you sick.” The proposed state law, he said, would bar the cities […]

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AFSA President and Locals Take Part In Workers Stand For America Rally

AFSA President and Locals Take Part In Workers Stand For America Rally

This past weekend union members from all over the country gathered in Philadelphia for the Workers Stand For America rally, where over 20,000 people came to participate and show their support for the rights of America’s workers. AFSA was well-represented at this past weekend’s events with President Diann Woodard signing the Worker’s Second Bill of Rights and locals attending Saturday’s rally.

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