Labor Roundup

Labor Roundup | October 2018

UNITE HERE and five other unions prevailed in bargaining with Walt Disney World, announcing early last month that they’d reached agreement for a 50 percent pay increase bringing the corporation’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2021, plus…

Labor Roundup | August 2018

NFL Players union files over anthem policy. The NFL Players Association on July 10 filed a grievance with the league challenging its new National Anthem policy, saying the new policy was imposed without consultation with the union, is inconsistent with…

Labor Roundup | July 2018

Two federal worker unions sue Trump over anti-worker executive order. Two of the nation’s largest unions for federal workers, the Government Employees (AFGE) and Treasury Employees (NTEU), have sued the Trump administration, demanding the courts throw out one of his…

Labor Roundup | June 2018

“Medicare for All” campaign got Sanders, Ellison boost, but mixed congressional reception despite more than 150 nurses from around the country descending on Capitol Hill last month. The nurses were members of National Nurses United; they were praised by the…

Labor Roundup | May 2018

Georgetown University agrees to arbitration. More than three months after refusing to negotiate with graduate students seeking to unionize, Georgetown University on April 2 notified the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) and the American Federation of Teachers that the…

Labor Roundup | April 2018

Striking graduate assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rallied March 8 to celebrate a tentative settlement after a marathon overnight bargaining session. “We got our two biggest priorities related to addressing financial stability and guaranteed tuition waivers” for…

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Lawmakers hit secret VA scheme to partially privatize health care. Five congressional Democrats, all military veterans, have warned the Department of Veterans Affairs against its reported scheme to partially privatize VA health care by merging part of its system with…

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Personal contacts & issues beat cash & pro-Trump campaigns. Unionists talking face-to-face about issues that matter to voters beat cascades of corporate cash and pro-Trump campaigns from right-wing candidates in November elections, said unionists, who added that being anti-Trump helped,…