APWU: According to new report Unions Improve the Lives of All Working People

Truth Exposed in New Report by the Economic Policy Institute 08/31/2017 – Postal workers know first-hand that union jobs are good jobs. Unions help workers join together and bargain with their employer for better wages, benefits and working conditions. However, unions also stand up for the rights of workers who are not currently in a […]

NLRB Invites Briefs on Nonmember Fees for Grievance Processing

April 16, 2015 Office of Public Affairs 202-273-1991 publicinfo@nlrb.gov (link sends e-mail) www.nlrb.gov WASHINGTON, DC– The Board invites the filing of briefs in order to allow parties and interested amici the opportunity to address issues raised in United Steel, Paper and Forestry  Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Local 1192 (Buckeye […]

Labor Report: Union members have higher wages, more benefits than non-union workers

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 Union Membership Report In 2013, the union membership rate—the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions—was 11.3 percent, the same as in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions, at 14.5 million, was little […]

Unions Call for Senate Action On National Labor Relations Board Appointments

The APWU and the entire labor movement are demanding that a minority of senators stop blocking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from protecting workers’ rights on the job. Fighting the Attack On the National Labor Relations Board Corporate America wants to stop the NLRB from protecting workers who stand up for their rights at […]

NALC: Republican slips anti-union provision into FAA bill

Anti-union forces are using every angle they can find in their attempts to weaken the labor movement—even counting votes that don’t exist. This week, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) quietly slipped an amendment into a routine Federal Aviation Administration bill that would turn back the clock on union rights. Mica’s amendment would count any railroad or […]

Corporate-Financed Politicians' Assault On Working People Must Be Stopped Now!

NALC President Fredric V. Rolando outlines union’s national commitment to the cause of workers across the country. NALC to play prominent role in defending, promoting labor “The economic crisis—triggered by decades of reckless deregulation and an out-of-control financial sector—caused the economy to crash, unemployment to soar, tax revenues to plummet and pension funds to tank […]

Corporate-Financed Politicians’ Assault On Working People Must Be Stopped Now!

NALC President Fredric V. Rolando outlines union’s national commitment to the cause of workers across the country. NALC to play prominent role in defending, promoting labor “The economic crisis—triggered by decades of reckless deregulation and an out-of-control financial sector—caused the economy to crash, unemployment to soar, tax revenues to plummet and pension funds to tank […]

NALC denounces Wisconsin ambush on worker rights

‘This is not over, we will win at ballot box’ NALC President Fredric Rolando decried the actions of the governor of Wisconsin and his allies in the Wisconsin state senate in approving legislation to strip collective-bargaining rights from Wisconsin’s state and local government employees Wednesday night. “Leaving aside the deceit and the bad faith bargaining […]

Wisconsin GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining rights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans outmaneuvered the chamber’s missing Democrats and approved an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide. “You are cowards!” spectators in the Senate gallery screamed as lawmakers voted. Within hours, […]