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Flexing Labor Power at the Capital

Remember Gov. Brown’s recent joke that made national news about a building a wall around California if Trump got elected? Well, he made that off-the-cuff remark at the California Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference in Sacramento, and 856 staffers, Peter Finn, Rudy Gonzalez, Trish Blinstrub, and Malia Vella were in attendance. The annual event, heldRead More >

Video: Stewards Make a Difference

Sometimes being a shop steward can seem like a thankless job, but as long time Delta Dental Steward Thomas “TC” Crocker can now attest,  a steward’s dedication is definitely noticed and appreciated. TC retired last month after more than 40 years as a Teamster. Watch this touching tribute from his colleagues detailing the impact heRead More >

SCOTUS Split Decision Upholds Right to Strong Public Sector Unions

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court  issued a 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that threatened to upend forty years of public sector collective bargaining by imposing “right to work” on all state, city, county and public agency employers and their employees’ labor unions. The court issued a one-line “per curiam” decisionRead More >

New Rule Requires Companies to Disclose Use of Union Busters

A new Department of Labor rule enacted this month requires companies to disclose use of union-busting firms hired to dissuade their employees from forming unions. Labor has praised the rule as a step toward balancing the playing field — union busting has grown from a small industry in the 1970s to a multibillion dollar internationalRead More >

United Airlines Teamsters Escalate Picketing, Notify Passengers of Possible Strikes

This month, United Airlines Mechanics nationwide are taking their message to the street, literally, after 93.2% of voting members rejected a company-forced proposal that would have slashed wages for incoming mechanics, increased health care costs, and outsourced aircraft maintenance, even as United Airlines continues to make record profits quarter after quarter. Over 9,000 mechanics atRead More >