Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces his entry into crowded 2020 Democratic field for President.
By Christal Hayes (USA TODAY) Workers on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign voted to unionize on Friday, becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize. A majority of the Democrat’s staff signed on to unionize, meaning all current and future employees would be part of the bargaining process for better […]
Chicago Teachers Union publicly states its opposition to any military invasion of the sovereign state of Venezuela, and insists on dialogue, diplomacy, and negotiation as the means to resolve this crisis.
By Chicago Teachers Union The Chicago Teachers Union represents nearly 25,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in schools funded by City of Chicago School District 299, and by extension, the nearly 400,000 students and families they serve. The CTU is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers […]
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City.
By Teamsters (Press Release) Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, is honored to accept the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City. George Miranda, President of Joint Council 16, said: “Rafael Espinal has stood up for working people […]
"Verizon Wireless continues to try to intimidate workers with its anti-union tactics," Dennis Trainor, Vice President of CWA District 1 and chair of CWA's Wireless Workers United network.
By Communications Workers of America As wireless workers build power in their industry, Verizon Wireless is showing that it’s terrified at the idea of workers joining together to have a voice in the workplace. A new report from The Guardian exposes Verizon’s union-busting tactics, including internal documents the company has been circulating to encourage anti-union […]
Outside of handling workplace accidents, the shop steward plays a role in providing information to union leadership, organizing meetings and welcoming new employees.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Keeping a pack safe in the workplace first starts with the shop steward – a construction site’s go-to person for job protection. Often referred to as a company’s first line of defense, a shop steward helps those who are injured on the job receive medical care and compensation. During the […]
The annual celebration of the Power Labor 50, hosted by the City & State Multimedia News Organization and the New York City Central Labor Council
Brooklyn (Workers World Today) — September 6 was the date of the annual celebration of the Power Labor 50, hosted by the City & State Multimedia News Organization and the New York City Central Labor Council. This event, where politicians and union members met for a night of networking, boasted the year’s top contenders in […]
Eskom is critical to South Africa. It supplies more than 90 percent of the country's power, has 220 billion rand ($17 billion) of state-guaranteed debt and is often cited as a threat to South Africa's credit ratings, which are near junk status.
By Alexander Winning | Reuters | Thu Jul 12, 2018 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A month after Cyril Ramaphosa took the helm of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, he called an urgent meeting with then-President Jacob Zuma and senior ministers to save state power firm Eskom. Ramaphosa understood sweeping changes were needed […]
The contract covers about 120,000 workers. They include 79,000 teachers, plus United Federation of Teachers-represented school nurses, therapists, guidance counselors, secretaries and others.
BY NY1 New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for hundreds of thousands of city public school employees, including tens of thousands of teachers. The agreement was announced Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, union and school officials. “Paid parental leave makes so much sense, it always made sense, […]
Many of those fired, a group that includes nurses, doctors, and mental health workers
By Katie Johnston, The Boston Globe Dozens of fired workers and their supporters demonstrated outside the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury Friday morning to protest what they say is retaliation for trying to organize a union. Twenty employees of the center were let go Thursday afternoon, some in the middle of their shifts, according […]
Through unions, workers have the opportunity to receive health insurance, job security, paid vacation, sick time and legal services/advice. Without the aid of unions, employees are sometimes subjugated to abusive work tactics.
By Tatyana Bellamy Walker, Special to Workers World Today When hyperlocal new sites DNAinfo.com and the Gothamist joined the Writers Guild of America, East, their CEO, Joe Ricketts, retaliated by shuttering the company. Nearly a week before firing more than 150 employees, Ricketts penned a blog post, “Why I’m against Unions at the Businesses […]