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South Carolina Boeing Workers Vote Today on Union Representation

South Carolina Boeing Workers Vote Today on Union Representation

747 Dreamliner at North Charleston, S.C. (Creative Commons.) By Doug Cunningham South Carolina Boeing workers are voting Wednesday yes or no on whether they want to be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. IAM Boeing Washington state workers, doing the same work as the South Carolina workers, used a video message


National Protests as Judge Stays Trump’s Immigration Order

Protest in Boston Sunday. By Doug Cunningham Protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on Muslims erupted at airports around the nation over the weekend. U.S. Judge Ann M. Donnelly granted a temporary stay on deportations against people from the seven predominately Muslim countries targeted by Trump’s order. The judge held that there’s “strong likelihood


North America’s Building Trades: Trump Pipeline Moves Gives Hope

The Dakota Access Pipeline project under construction. (Creative Commons.) By Doug Cunningham President Donald Trump met with building trades union leaders and reiterated his interest in infrastructure projects to create jobs as he moved to restart the Keystone XL and Dakota pipeline projects. Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades unions, says Trump “gave


Massive Worldwide Protests Kickoff Resistance to Trump

Scenes from Boston protest. (Kim Di Camillo photograph.) By Doug Cunningham More than two and a half million people greeted America’s new president with worldwide protests against all that he stands for over the weekend. The Woman’s March On Washington drew half a million and protests happened in cities across the United States and the


Recalling Martin Luther King Jr. on Labor Issues

By Doug Cunningham As the nation commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggles for justice—and as we face the beginning of another momentous struggle with its own March On Washington in just a few days—let’s also remember Dr. King’s defense of worker rights. He was killed by an assassin’s bullet while in solidarity with striking Memphis


Nurses Push for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence

National Nurses United Co-Presidents Jean Ross, Karen Higgins, Deborah Burger. By Doug Cunningham National Nurses United (NNU) wants OSHA to promptly pass regulations to prevent violence in the delivery of healthcare. The union registered nurses testified at Occupational Safety and Health Administration hearings on a national standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings Tuesday


SEIU Airport Victory Shows Power of Worker Movements

Members of Service Employees International Union, Local 32B, during a parade on Sixth Avenue, New York City. (Creative Commons.) By Doug Cunningham Eight thousand New York/New Jersey airport workers are voting this week to ratify a new union contract as members of Service Employees International Union, Local 32B. This victory came after five years of


Most Popular Union Members In America Reach New Deal

By Doug Cunningham NBA players may be the most popular union members in America. And their union, the National Basketball Players Association, has reached an agreement in principle with the NBA on a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement. Players agreed to a 51 percent share of basketball related income. The new agreement will have to