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Nov 27 2023
Portland Public Schools reach tentative deal with teachers union, classes resume Monday with 2-hour delay
Portland Public Schools in Oregon announced on Sunday it had reached a tentative agreement with its teachers union, and students will return to classes on Monday with a two-hour delay after more than three weeks out of school.
Teachers who have been on strike since Nov. 1 over concerns about pay, class sizes and planning time will still need to vote on the agreement. The deal must alsoFox News (Online News)
Oct 23 2023
The US auto workers union halted work at a giant Stellantis truck plant on Monday, expanding a five-week strike hitting Detroit automakers.
The United Auto Workers action means that 6,800 workers walked off the job in Sterling Heights, Michigan, where the European auto giant assembles the highly profitable Ram 1500 pickup trucks.
On Friday, UAW President Shawn Fain reportedInternational Business Times
Oct 30 2023
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Graduate student workers at the University of Vermont held a rally Monday to establish a union. Officials say they have support from a majority of graduate student workers and will soon file the cards with the Vermont Labor Relations Board and petition for a union election. The students are looking to join the UAW Local 2322 union. Grad students like Ayana Curran-HowesWCAX 3
Oct 30 2023
The University of Alaska’s graduate students have organized into a union, after votes counted on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of a local unit. Graduate students across the state – mostly at UAF in Fairbanks – are joining Alaska Graduate Workers Association-United Auto Workers. Sophia Sytniak, a graduate teaching assistant in clinical-community psychology at the University ofKTOO
Sep 27 2023
Former President Donald Trump mocked President Joe Biden during a speech to auto workers in Macomb County, Michigan, for declaring himself the “most pro-union president” in American history despite a record of supporting job-killing free trade. “For decades, you’ve watched rotten and crooked politicians like Biden treat American jobs as disposable and American workers as expendable,” TrumpBreitbart News
Nov 08 2023
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Dec 01 2023
Union Lawsuit Challenges Act 10 Collective Bargaining: Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it would have devastating impacts
MADISON (WKOW) -- A coalition of unions representing Wisconsin teachers and public workers filed a lawsuit Thursday to undo the state's law restricting collective bargaining for most public employees. Act 10 limits certain rights to negotiations for better wages and has remained controversial since its passage in 2011. It garnered national attention and even prompted a recall campaign forABC 27 WKOW
Feb 07 2020
Another high-profile witness in President Trump’s impeachment inquiry, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, said Friday he’s been recalled.
“I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Mr. Sondland said in a statement. He expressed gratitude to Mr. Trump “for having given me theWashington Times
Nov 14 2023
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Hundreds of health care workers at the University of Utah announced Tuesday that they have unionized and plan to push for higher wages and improved working conditions. Caleb Wilcox, a nurse and spokesperson for the newly-formed Utah Health Workers United, said the union includes over 500 supporters, ranging from nurses to residents, cleaning personnel to physicianABC4 Utah
Nov 14 2023
Far-right U.S. Sen. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma challenged Teamsters union leader Sean O’Brien to a physical fight during a Senate hearing Tuesday, and the two might have exchanged blows had Sen. Bernie Sanders not intervened. The dustup happened during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The topic was how unions have helped workers economically and canAdvocate