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Inflation Reduction Act ‘will transform lives’

UPDATE (Aug. 12, 2022) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, advancing the sweeping legislation to reduce healthcare and energy costs to President Biden’s desk for signature. It passed 220-207 with all Democratic representatives voting “yes” and all Republicans voting “no.” Today’s House passage of the #InflationReductionAct is a […]

5,300 IAM members at Alaska Airlines ratify new contract

The following is from the IAM: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 8, 2022) — Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) at Alaska Airlines are moving to the top of the airline industry’s pay scale for the first time in the carrier’s history. Approximately 5,300 IAM members at Alaska Airlines who work in […]

Machinists at Boeing St. Louis ratify improved contract

The following is from the International Association of Machinists: ST. LOUIS (Aug. 4, 2022) — Nearly 2,500 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 837 working at three separate Boeing defense locations voted Wednesday to accept a modified three-year contract offer from the Boeing Co. After overwhelmingly voting to reject the company’s […]

Sign petition of support for freight rail workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 2, 2022) — Freight rail workers are a vital part of our supply chain, responsible for moving billions of dollars worth of consumer goods and cargo. While seven rail companies have made $146 billion in profit since 2015, how are the rail workers, who actually make sure we get the supplies we […]

Murray, unions hail passage of CHIPS Act

UPDATE (July 28, 2022) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed the CHIPS and Science Act on a 243-187 vote, and it now advances to President Biden’s desk for signature into law. Washington’s congressional delegation split along party lines with all Democrats voting “yes” and all Republicans voting “no.” AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler […]

2,500 Machinists in St. Louis vote to strike at Boeing

‘We will not allow this company to put our members’ hard-earned retirements in jeopardy’   The following is from the International Association of Machinists (IAM): ST. LOUIS (July 25, 2022) — Nearly 2,500 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 837 have voted to strike the Boeing Co. in St. Louis. […]

NLRB: Union organizing activity is surging

But the federal labor agency is facing critical funding, staffing shortages   The following is from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2022) — During the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1–June 30), union representation petitions filed at the NLRB have increased 56% — up to 1,935 from […]

U.S. teachers’ job dissatisfaction skyrockets

AFT’s ‘Under Siege’ survey: School shootings, political attacks taking a toll on nation’s educators   The following is from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT): WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2022) —AFT members across the country have painted a sobering picture of their professions after a trying two years marked by relentless political attacks, persistent shortages, […]

DOL moves to protect immigrant workers from retaliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2022) — This week, the U.S. Department of Labor posted new guidance on how immigrant workers experiencing a worksite labor dispute can seek the department’s support for protection against retaliation. It outlines specific steps workers and worker advocates can take to redress the harm caused by abusive employers who silence workers […]

WSLC joins AFL-CIO, WNBPA in calling for Griner’s release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2022) — On Feb. 17, WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner was arrested by Russian authorities at a Moscow airport. Since her arrest more than three months ago, the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) has been strongly advocating for her release. Griner, 31, a Houston native who […]

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