Sen. Dan Wolf challenges us to "do the right thing" [cct] "We as Democrats need to be feeling 'fire in the belly'.Sen. Dan Wolf added, "What's going on in Wisconsin is absolutely not acceptable. It's time to have an … [Read more...]
Study: Construction Unions Strengthen Mass. Economy
They found that union workers earn an average of $13 dollars more per hour than nonunion workers in the Bay State's construction industry. When benefits are included, they average $28.35 more per hour than their nonunion counterparts. … [Read more...]
Rep. Stephen Lynch: “Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege”
Massachusetts Congressman -- and former union ironworker -- Stephen Lynch recently sat down with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to talk about the labor movement and the status of vital pro-worker legislation -- like the … [Read more...]
Wonderful tribute to women activists
Wonderful tribute to women activists in the fight for social economic and racial justice. We stand on their shoulders. … [Read more...]
Why Won’t Central Maine Power Fight for Real Health Care Reform?
As political weapons are sharpened for another historic showdown over health care reform, it's important to talk about what this debate means for tens of thousands of workers like Dick Rogers, a 28-year member of the International … [Read more...]
Union Friday Returns!
The biggest news is the terrible Kentucky River decision from the NLRB. In this decision, issued on September 29 and released Oct. 3, the NLRB ruled that employees who spend as little as 10 - 15% of their time overseeing other … [Read more...]
Union Friday the Second
Starting off with national developments: Via the Workers Independent News, the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that union membership increased tremendously last year. Labor unions organized a net 213,000 new union members … [Read more...]