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2021-09-24 21:47:40
by Dan McCue
Looming Strikes Threaten to Shut Down Most US Film and Television Production

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It could be the biggest labor action in Hollywood since a Writers Guild of America strike... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It could be the biggest labor action in Hollywood since a Writers Guild of America strike crippled the entertainment industry for some 14 weeks in late 2007 and early 2008. Beginning next week, members of the... Read More

2021-08-06 14:35:10
by Dan McCue
AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka Dies of Heart Attack at 72

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one... Read More

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. In a note to staff, Liz Shuler,... Read More

2021-06-28 19:25:48
by Victoria Turner
$1.5M in Grants Available to Empower Women Workers on Labor Rights

The Labor Department has made $1.5 million available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the... Read More

The Labor Department has made $1.5 million available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to develop partnerships with community-based organizations and other non-profits seeking to empower women workers by strengthening their... Read More

2021-06-22 15:26:18
by Dan McCue
Coalition Pressing For Clean Energy Tax Credit Extension

If the White House and Congress are serious about making clean energy a meaningful part of the still-to-finalized infrastructure package,... Read More

If the White House and Congress are serious about making clean energy a meaningful part of the still-to-finalized infrastructure package, they need to enact a 10-year extension of an investment tax credit that has buoyed the industry in recent years.... Read More

2021-05-18 17:26:35
by Reece Nations
CDC Condemned by National Nurses United for Updated Guidance

National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, issued a rebuke of the Centers for... Read More

National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, issued a rebuke of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated public health recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The CDC’s updated guidance... Read More

2021-04-09 20:27:00
by Dan McCue
Amazon Survives Drive to Unionize Plant in Alabama

Amazon appears to have enough votes to thwart an effort to unionize its warehouse in Bessemer, Ala.  By Friday afternoon,... Read More

Amazon appears to have enough votes to thwart an effort to unionize its warehouse in Bessemer, Ala.  By Friday afternoon, the company had crossed the threshold to secure a majority of votes, with 1,700 warehouse workers voting against the union... Read More

2021-04-07 13:53:53
by Tom Ramstack
Amazon Loses in Labor Complaint

WASHINGTON - The National Labor Relations Board’s finding announced this week that online retailer Amazon retaliated unfairly against two of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The National Labor Relations Board’s finding announced this week that online retailer Amazon retaliated unfairly against two of its headquarters staff members is paving the way for a possible lawsuit against the company. The two workers publicly criticized... Read More

2021-04-06 19:16:41
by Victoria Turner
US Employment Picture Brightens

WASHINGTON - With 7.4 million job openings and 5.7 million new hires across the U.S. in February, the Bureau of... Read More

WASHINGTON - With 7.4 million job openings and 5.7 million new hires across the U.S. in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover report paints a brighter picture for the country’s employment situation more than a... Read More

2021-03-09 15:39:21
by Tom Ramstack
Business Advocates Oppose Move to Make Union Organizing Easier

WASHINGTON -- Norma Torres talked Monday about how union membership protected her family after they arrived from Guatemala in 1970... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Norma Torres talked Monday about how union membership protected her family after they arrived from Guatemala in 1970 as refugees from a civil war that killed more than 200,000 people. Her father, an electrician, was a union member... Read More

2021-02-10 15:32:29
by TWN Staff
Biden Announces Additional Members of His Energy and Jobs Team

WASHINGTON – Joe Biden is adding two new members to his energy and jobs team: David Turk, deputy secretary of... Read More

WASHINGTON – Joe Biden is adding two new members to his energy and jobs team: David Turk, deputy secretary of Energy and Julie Su, deputy secretary of Labor. They will support the work of Secretary of Energy nominee Jennifer Granholm... Read More

2021-01-21 20:22:00
by Dan McCue
900K Unemployment Claims Show US Economy Still Reeling From Pandemic

WASHINGTON — The number of unemployment claims filed last week fell to 900,000, a number that remains historically high and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The number of unemployment claims filed last week fell to 900,000, a number that remains historically high and suggests the economy still has a long way to go before it fully recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The Labor... Read More

Google Workers Form New Labor Union, a Tech Industry Rarity

A group of Google engineers and other workers announced Monday they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for... Read More

A group of Google engineers and other workers announced Monday they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labor movement in the tech industry. About 225 employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet are the first... Read More

2020-11-17 16:40:05
by Reece Nations
Elevator Mechanics Hold Out Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Of all the classes of workers who have come to be highlighted as “essential” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, one... Read More

Of all the classes of workers who have come to be highlighted as “essential” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, one group that is often, unfairly overlooked are those who keep the infrastructure of high rise offices and residential buildings functioning... Read More

US Jobless Claims Give Mixed Picture With Shift in Adjustments

U.S. unemployment claims figures gave a mixed picture of the labor market amid government changes to seasonal adjustments to account... Read More

U.S. unemployment claims figures gave a mixed picture of the labor market amid government changes to seasonal adjustments to account for distortions from the pandemic. Initial jobless claims in state programs totaled 881,000 in the week ended Aug. 29, according... Read More

Drop in US Jobless Claims Offers Hope for Battered Economy

WASHINGTON — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest since March, offering a ray of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest since March, offering a ray of hope for an economy still battered by the pandemic. Initial jobless claims in regular state programs fell by 249,000 to... Read More

2020-04-21 18:20:39
by Dan McCue
Lawmakers Seek Relief Funds For Electronic Union Elections

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, led by Reps. Andy Levin, D-Mich., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., is pressing for... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, led by Reps. Andy Levin, D-Mich., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., is pressing for the inclusion of funding and a directive in the next coronavirus stimulus bill to enable the National Labor Relations Board... Read More

2020-01-17 18:40:27
by Dan McCue
Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press

WASHINGTON - It has been a tough, some would say strange, few weeks for the press in Washington, D.C. Symbolically,... Read More

WASHINGTON - It has been a tough, some would say strange, few weeks for the press in Washington, D.C. Symbolically, it began with the shuttering of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and freedom of speech, which closed December... Read More

Democratic Debate in LA Back On After Tentative Union Deal

LOS ANGELES — A Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is back on track after a... Read More

LOS ANGELES — A Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is back on track after a labor dispute there was ended Tuesday morning. The televised debate, set for Thursday, had been in peril since last week,... Read More

U.S. Labor Leader Trumka Is Said to Back Trump’s NAFTA Rewrite

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump secured approval for his U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement from a key U.S. labor leader, according to... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump secured approval for his U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement from a key U.S. labor leader, according to three Trump administration officials, clearing one of the final hurdles for the deal to get a vote in Congress as... Read More

Trump Move Could Spark Another Exodus of US Jobs Researchers

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has called its work “phony.” His Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney warned that President Barack... Read More

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has called its work “phony.” His Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney warned that President Barack Obama was “manipulating” its numbers. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow termed one of its reports “very fluky.” Is it a House... Read More

2019-06-18 20:37:46
by Dan McCue
House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor trends and surveys people in non-traditional work arrangements. The amendment, sponsored by... Read More

2019-04-22 20:20:31
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the question of whether provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act... Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the question of whether provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination applies to LGBT individuals. The justices said they would hear Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia,... Read More

2018-09-12 00:27:13
by TWN Staff
New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House ... Read More

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies, continue to push their “New Economic Opportunity ... Read More

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