Walmart Could, And Should Be Paying $15 An Hour And Would Still Make $10 Billion In Profit

Working families are struggling and Walmart workers symbolize the struggles that millions of Americans are facing.  They work as many hours as their employer will give them and they are still living in poverty. “If you are a man or woman working full-time in this country, it is a crime for you to still be […]

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Retiree’s Will See Massive Increases From ACA’s “Cadillac Tax”

Exorbitant Increase of PBGC Multiemployer Insurance Premium Is Attack on Seniors, Robbing Them of What They Worked for Their Entire Lives “Even Scrooge Couldn’t Stomach Such a Holiday Season Attack on Retirees” Washington, D.C. – LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – today urged Congress to reject a proposal which would dramatically […]

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Immigration Experts Reaffirm Precedent For Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

Immigration Council Strongly Reaffirms Research on Reagan-Bush Family Fairness Policy as Significant Precedent for Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Washington D.C. – This week, the Washington Post issued another editorial in its campaign against President Obama’s decision to authorize temporary deportation relief for several million undocumented parents of U.S citizen children. In particular, the Post argues […]

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December 6, 1907

Explosions rip through the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, West Virginia. It is estimated that 362 coal miners — men and boys as young as 8 years old — died in what remains the worst mine disaster in U.S. history, but the actual number is unknown. Over 3,200 miners […]

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Rep. Al Baldasaro: ‘I will never sell my soul to the devil for any chair position or a parking spot’

Image: youtube.com In an open letter he posted on Facebook, state House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry) explains why he will not accept a committee chair position under Speaker Shawn Jasper. An excerpt: I can not accept a chairs position, nor do I expect to be asked because I couldn’t live with myself knowing that the […]

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Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

Illegal Acts Include Retaliatory Firing of 22 Workers for Union Activity, Personal Threats and Intimidation from CEO James Dolan  Federal Guilty Verdict Clears Path to NYC Enforcing Labor Rights Provisions of Cablevision Franchise Agreement New York, NY – A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken […]

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12-4-14 Weekly List Of Open Communication Jobs From UnionJobs

AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) Communications Coordinator, Communications Department (MW Region)  Michigan Organizing Field Communications Assistant, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Development Manager, Digital Strategies Department  District of Columbia Strategic Campaigns Coordinator, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Safety and Health Fellow, AFL-CIO Safety and Health Department  District of Columbia Corporate […]

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University Of Oregon Graduate Workers Strike For Paid Sick Days

AFT, AFT-Oregon and Graduate Employees Union on the University of Oregon Graduate Employees’ Strike EUGENE, Ore.—Statements from leaders of the American Federation of Teachers, AFT-Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation on the graduate workers’ strike at the University of Oregon, which is in its fourth day. “We’re striking because when we have a child […]

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Bill O’Brien loyalists plot to overthrow N.H. House Speaker Shawn Jasper

Image: youtube.com Bill O’Brien loyalists are plotting to replace House Speaker Shawn Jasper when the House reconvenes in January. In a public, online message board, Rep. JR Hoell (R-Dunbarton) described plans for a coup. “It only takes 201 [votes] to unseat the @#$#$@^%$&^%*&,” he wrote. “Don’t give him the benefit of assuming he is in, […]

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