On Thursday, August 22, Teamsters Local 396 led a march in the City if Beverly Hills that included sanitation workers employed by Athens Environmental Services, hundreds of community residents, and members of the labor, environmental, and faith communities to support Athens sanitation workers. Workers showed Athens that they will keep fighting until they get a…

On August 26th, 2018, the Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, vetoed a modest $40,000 teacher minimum salary. On Thursday, the legislation became law thanks to his Democratic successor. The Hill reports: “Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation Thursday that would raise the minimum salary a teacher can earn in the state to $40,000…

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A labor legend was back on the front lines for workers this week. USA Today reports: “The 89-year-old civil rights icon Dolores Huerta was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a protest in California over pay for workers who care for the elderly and disabled. Around 500 Service Employees International Union members stormed the Fresno County Board…

NBC News reports: “July was officially the hottest month on record, and in the scorching sun, UPS workers have convulsed, fainted and landed in the emergency room with heat-induced kidney failure, interviews and medical records show. Sixteen employees of the delivery company told NBC News they have suffered heat illnesses so far this summer, highlighting the continued…

The Labor Day weekend traditionally signifies the end of summer. But while we’re taking it easy, getting together with family and friends, or otherwise enjoying a well-earned day off, we should all remember a very basic fact. Labor Day is a holiday created by – and for – the labor movement that recognizes the contributions…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has outlined a plan to strengthen a labor movement that has been under relentless attack by the Trump administration and Republicans. His campaign website states, “When Bernie Sanders is president, we will make it easier, not harder, for workers to join unions by implementing the Workplace Democracy Plan and establishing a…

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