Are strikes making a comeback?

Dive Brief: In the tightest talent market in recent history, job seekers may appear to be holding all the cards, but workers are also realizing their value and acting on it through strikes, according to reporting from The American Prospect. As employees realize their value, they’re more willing to leverage it for better wages and […]

What Federal Workers Need to Know About a Government Shutdown

  The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Saturday, December 22, 2018. This means that the lives of federal employees are again affected by Congress and the White House’s failure to do their job. “Our members in the federal sector are once again dealing with the consequences of political squabbles in Washington,” said […]

Unions protest at South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs

Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front of South Station Monday morning to protest changes to the rail company’s dining service, and the possible outsourcing of 1,700 union food and beverage jobs. The demonstration was the latest in a series of actions across the country denouncing reductions in Amtrak meal service and […]

Ohio IAM Local 1297 Ends Strike, Gets Better Deal

IAM Members of Local 1297, District 54 employed at Vesuvius USA Corporation overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year deal on Friday, September 28, ending the brief, but effective strike. The strike came after members voted unanimously to reject a so-called last, best, and final offer from the employer that made draconian cuts across the board. The […]

Machinists Union Statement on NAFTA Renegotiations

October 1, 2018, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. issued the following statement regarding NAFTA renegotiations:  “Hundreds of thousands  U.S. and Canadian manufacturing jobs have been lost to Mexico since NAFTA was approved.  At the same time, workers in Mexico have yet to enjoy fundamental rights, like the right to form […]

Boeing Urged by Bipartisan House Coalition to Respect South Carolina Workers

A bipartisan group of 177 members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA), sent a bipartisan letter urging Boeing Co. to respect the decision of Flight Line Technicians in South Carolina who voted to join the Machinists Union. In August, 23 U.S. Senators urged Boeing to drop its appeal and immediately begin collective bargaining […]

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