The shock wave from the GM layoffs continues to hit suppliers. The Tribune Chronicle reports: “A company that provides industrial services inside the General Motors plant is the latest to announce it will permanently lay off its workforce as a result of the GM facility being idled in March. Leadec Corp., which in part provides…

Without unions, there would be no Oscars. The thousands of men and women who bring Hollywood’s most decorated films to life – in front of and behind the cameras – are proud union members, and this weekend’s Oscar ceremony will showcase their work. In honor of Tinseltown’s biggest night, we offer a light-hearted list of…

Things are heating up in West Virginia once again. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports: “West Virginia teachers’ unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year. Leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said at a news conference Monday that the…

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The head of a federal labor agency has decided that workers no longer need a union. GovExec.com reports: “The chairwoman of an agency tasked with resolving disputes between federal employee unions and management at federal agencies recently decided to cease recognition of the organization’s own labor group. Federal Labor Relations Authority Chairwoman Colleen Duffy Kiko…

If you thought Netflix paying $0 on $845 million was travesty, then Amazon’s tax liability will knock your socks off. The Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy reports: “Amazon, the ubiquitous purveyor of two-day delivery of just about everything, nearly doubled its profits to $11.2 billion in 2018 from $5.6 billion the previous year and,…

Things are not looking good for contractors who want back pay. NBC News reports: “President Donald Trump is blocking a measure to give back pay to federal contractors affected by last month’s government shutdown as part of a bipartisan agreement to avert another federal closure, a Republican lawmaker says. ‘I’ve been told the president won’t sign that,”…

Members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 in Los Angeles went home big last night as many of the projects that they worked on won at the GRAMMY Awards. Below are the nominations of the top hits that the union musicians participated in, with the winners in bold. Hats off to the proud…

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