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Today’s News & Commentary — September 14, 2021

Today’s News & Commentary — September 14, 2021

Missouri public employees’ unions continue to struggle against the governor’s office for collective bargaining. In 2018, former Governor Eric Greitens signed a law that gave meager raises in exchange for changing the states’ merit hiring system, effectively reclassifying state workers into at-will employees. Since then, current Governor Mike Parson, who was Greitens’s lieutenant governor, has […]

Today’s News & Commentary—September 8, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary—September 8, 2021

As the corporate-funded effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom heads into its final stretch (the election date, September 14, is now less than one week away), CNN reports that Newsom has increasingly relied on labor unions and union workers to propel his campaign in its waning days. Local chapters of CTA, SEIU, AFSCME, IBEW, […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 16, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 16, 2021

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and United Steelworkers President Tom Conway are kicking off the USW’s “We Supply America” bus tour to advocate for the current congressional infrastructure bill. The bus tour partly hopes to highlight the connection between infrastructure investment and good-paying steelworker jobs. Starting at the USW Local 6787 union hall in Chesterton, the […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 3, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 3, 2021

A National Labor Relations Board hearing officer has recommended that a new union election be granted at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. The recommendation was issued due to alleged voter intimidation tactics used by Amazon, particularly its installation of a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in front of the warehouse that could have given the […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 14, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 14, 2021

The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve Julie Su as the United States Deputy Labor Secretary, the second highest ranking position in the Department of Labor. Su, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, was previously serving as the Labor Secretary for the state of California, and was a leading pick for United States Secretary of Labor […]

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