The Republican-stacked NLRB is going after graduate student labor unions. Politico reports: “The National Labor Relations Board is moving to prevent graduate students at private colleges and universities from joining labor unions, which would undercut a number of high-profile gains made by union organizers at private institutions over the last several years. — The NLRB…

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Solidarity will be out in full force in Queens as the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves for the inaugural Union Night at Citi Field, Sunday, Sept. 29 starting at 3:10 pm. We can think of 10 good reasons to catch the Mets on Union Night. Heck, we could think of 20! But if you’ve…

Oktoberfest is here, starting Saturday and continuing through Oct. 6. With two weeks of celebration, it wouldn’t be the “wurst” idea in the world to stock up on supplies for the next couple of weeks. Between salty snacks, brats and biers, your ‘fest will become a veritable feast, particularly if you use the products below…

GM has abruptly cancelled health benefits for striking workers. And to make matters worse, the cancellation takes effect immediately. ABC affiliate, WXYZ reports: “General Motors is playing hardball with striking UAW members. The company is pulling the plug on the healthcare coverage effective Tuesday, Sept. 17. That means the tab will have to be picked…

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the J.W. Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot hotel signed a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board in which it agreed to pay over $35,000 in bonuses the company withheld from workers in 2016, to rescind 7 disciplines issued to employees, and to offer reinstatement to a worker who was…

The Teamsters will be there for autoworkers if the UAW goes on strike tonight. Fox Business reports: “The Teamsters won’t be transporting General Motors vehicles during the United Auto Workers’ strike. International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said on Sunday that its members will stand in solidarity with the UAW and honor its picket lines as the…