By Evan Henerson Longtime fans of Los Angeles Dodger baseball (including legendary manager Tommy Lasorda) routinely refer to Dodger Stadium as “Blue Heaven on Earth.” And it takes a specialized crew to keep that Blue Heaven looking green for the gameday masses. One of those crew members is Freddy Cortez who has been on the organization’s…

By Angel Johnson Labor Day is here, and as the holiday weekend approaches, many of us get to relax and enjoy our time off with family and friends. Labor Day is an occasion to loosen up and relax, but it is also a time to reflect on the accomplishments that hard-working Americans have contributed to…

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By Evan Henerson August 31 is the Second Annual Union Night at Dodger Stadium. Attendees who buy tickets receive a special limited-edition Union Night T-shirt and those who buy groups of 50 tickets or more will be recognized during pregame festivities. For tickets, click here.  Before the game, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will…

By Sahid Fawaz Is a minimum salary of $40,000 too much to guarantee a teacher? The governor of Illinois believes so. The Chicago Tribune reports: “Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum salary for an Illinois teacher to $40,000 within five years, putting the re-election-seeking Republican at odds with teachers unions once again.…

August 31 is the Second Annual Union Night at Dodger Stadium. Attendees who buy tickets receive a special limited-edition Union Night T-shirt and those who buy groups of 50 tickets or more will be recognized during pregame festivities. For tickets, click here.  Before the game, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will recognize seven affiliates…

By Evan Henerson They’re called MATs, and if you are brother or sister of AFSCME Local 3299, these MAT’s are ready to welcome you. The Member Action Teams (MATs) of AFSCME 3299 are responsible for turning out their peers in great numbers for any type of action. Whether there is a pending strike, demonstration, recommitment…

By Sahid Fawaz Missouri is a battleground for labor once again. The St. Louis Dispatch reports: “Unions representing teachers and other public employees sued on Monday to try to block a new Missouri law that they claim imposes “a raft of harsh restrictions” that “effectively eviscerates” their right to organize and bargain on behalf of…