Steelworkers are gearing up for action against unscrupulous employers. CNBC reports: “President Donald Trump‘s U.S. steel resurgence might be thwarted as more workers go on strike. About 15,000 workers at plants owned by ArcelorMittal voted on Tuesday to go on strike as contract disputes drag on, USW International said. ‘The flexibility of our contracts and world-class…

To those who are worried that higher wages in the restaurant industry for employees who earn tips (tipped workers) will have a negative effect on the industry and “do more harm than good,” the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) replies: cool your wage-halting jets! “The evidence overwhelmingly indicates that in one-fair-wage cities and states—where tipped workers…

Enjoy the Best of the ‘Fest with Ethical Brews and Bites The salt will be plentiful and the steins will be full. Get ready for the bubbly, savory and salty sensations of Oktoberfest! The much-loved holiday officially gets underway from September 22 to Oct. 7 in Munich, but here in the United States, some of…

The current administration’s war on unions escalated with a new directive to staffers. Bloomberg BNA reports: “Labor unions will likely face more litigation from dissatisfied workers and right-to-work groups under a new directive issued by the NLRB. The National Labor Relations Board on Sept. 14 ordered field offices staff to start pursuing charges against unions…

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Nurses in Michigan are ready to walk out if they have to. The Detroit Free Press reports: “A nurses’ union announced on Monday that nurses at Michigan Medicine, the medical arm of the University of Michigan, have voted to authorize a three-day strike ‘to protest ongoing and continuous violations of their workplace rights.’ The union…

Employees at an Advance Auto Parts warehouse are going union. The Morning Call reports: “Nearly 500 workers at a Lehigh Valley Advance Auto Parts warehouse have voted to unionize on their second attempt in two years. By a 291-131 vote, workers have joined the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 1310 of Wilkes-Barre, which unsuccessfully…

By Jacob Bourne This week, Governor Jerry Brown convened the Global Climate Summit to demonstrate California’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement. Held at Moscone Center South in San Francisco, the summit featured dozens of speakers including world leaders, celebrities, business leaders and heads of advocacy organizations. Thousands listened and participated in discussions while scores…

By Jacob Bourne Representatives of the San Francisco Labor Council joined thousands of other demonstrators who marched from the Embarcadero Plaza to City Hall for the Labor will Rise, Climate Jobs & Justice event on September 8. The march was aimed at getting politicians to take bolder action regarding rising global temperatures and climate change.…

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