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Journalism profs blast Fox News as ‘a danger to public health’

NEW YORK CITY (April 3, 2020) — In a scathing open letter, 74 journalism professors have signed an open letter decrying Fox News coverage of the coronavirus pandemic as “a danger to public health,” and pleading with the conservative news network to stick to the facts. “Inexcusably, Fox News has violated elementary canons of journalism. […]

NLRB reverses course, will resume union elections

AFL-CIO’s Trumka vows to continue to fight ‘the most anti-worker NLRB in America’s history’   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2020) — Amid a national outcry to restore the right of American workers to join together in unions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Labor Relations Board announced Wednesday that it would resume conducting union-representation elections […]

Census Day: Take 5 minutes to be counted!

(April 1, 2020) — Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States gets counted. It’s called the census, and it provides a snapshot of our nation — our population and where we live. But most importantly, the census also helps determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding is distributed to states […]

AFL-CIO calls on NLRB to conduct union elections

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2020) — The AFL-CIO calls on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to resume the conduct of union elections, election-related hearings and unfair labor practice proceedings as soon as possible, consistent with public health. The NLRB suspension of operations destroys a vital resource for workers’ […]

AFL-CIO to Congress: Pass this bill, then do much more

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2020) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement Wednesday in response to a deal on the coronavirus response bill: Make no mistake, working people and our allies took last week’s corporate grab bag and made substantial improvements.  We are thankful to Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi for their intense […]

Washington state’s unions blast NLRB’s ‘muzzling of workers’

Labor pushes back against NLRB’s anti-democracy decision, calls for all mail-ballot elections to improve workers’ rights, protect health and safety   SEATTLE (March 24, 2020) — Labor organizations across Washington state expressed outrage on Monday in reaction to the National Labor Relations Board’s unilateral action postponing all union recognition elections until at least April 2. […]

Call U.S. Senate today: Reject this power grab

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2020) — The latest Senate Republican coronavirus response bill gives away $1.3 trillion in free money to corporations, ignores the health crisis, and does nothing to keep people working or help the unemployed. After its rejection on Sunday, negotiations are ongoing between the White House, […]

Virus outbreak decimating hospitality jobs

With up to 90% of members out of work, UNITE HERE calls for ‘bailout of the American worker’   NEW YORK CITY (March 20, 2020) — The leadership of UNITE HERE, America’s leading hospitality workers’ union, is calling on Congress to do more to step up for all workers in the face of the devastating […]

Local solidarity for copper workers on 5-month strike in Arizona

By JOHN MARTINEZ and BARBARA KLINE Special to The Stand (March 18, 2020) — More than 1,700 workers at the ASARCO copper facilities in Arizona and Texas have been on an unfair labor practice strike since Oct. 13, 2019, over wages, benefits and working conditions. The workers are represented by seven different unions, but they […]

Trump plan to cut payroll taxes is ‘an attack on Social Security’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2020) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, on President Donald Trump’s proposal to reduce payroll contributions: Donald Trump is using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to propose a reduction in payroll contributions. This is a Trojan Horse attack on our Social Security system, which will do nothing […]

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