At stake are 1,700 potential members and a major foothold in an area not friendly to unions.
Dave JamiesonWorkers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga are casting ballots today through Friday to determine whether they join the UAW. This is a major test of labor's ability to organize in the South. The union lost a squeaker at the same plant in 2014
Someone in the airline's operations control center feared attendants might walk off the plane after working long hours. So they ordered the door closed.
Dave JamiesonThis is wild. Delta flight attendants were about to reach their maximum duty hours while a flight was delayed, meaning they couldn't be forced to work more. So someone in the control center ordered the door to the plane be closed so they wouldn't walk off.
A crisis years in the making is about to hit retired coal miners and truckers first.
Dave JamiesonThere’s a strong chance in a few years we’ll see retired miners and truckers getting pennies on the dollar for their pensions. If the PBGC’s program goes under as projected, the same could happen to a million+. A legit crisis hardly anyone talks about
Typically, unions rally for a candidate. But using targeted texts and emails, the Sanders camp rallied for unions.
Dave JamiesonNew: The Sanders campaign sent targeted emails and texts to supporters in CA to get them on strike picket lines Thursday. Apparently it worked. This was a pretty novel way for a presidential campaign to use its infrastructure to aid in a strike
The National Union of Healthcare Workers is battling the health care provider over mental health staffing.
Dave JamiesonNew: Looks like union man Joe Biden will run into a union picket tomorrow. He's got a fundraiser scheduled at the L.A. home of a Kaiser board member. As it happens, @NUHW is locked in a bitter fight with Kaiser. "He should cancel it," union prez tells me
New research shows how a move meant to aid domestic manufacturers instead padded profits and raised prices on a wide variety of laundry items.
Dave JamiesonShocker. Whirlpool and other manufacturers used the washing machine tariffs as an opportunity to raise prices on dryers (which should have been unaffected). Study found that consumers are paying more than 100 percent of the cost of the tariffs
Workers at the Service Employees International Union headquarters are accusing the union behind the Fight for $15 of hypocrisy.
Dave JamiesonFollowup on @SEIU staffers' strike threat: SEIU has offered to go to mediation, and the staffers' union has taken them up on it. One staffer says, 'It's clear the overwhelming vote to authorize a strike made them reconsider their position.' From earlier
The administration finally released a long-awaited plan to update overtime regulations. It's basically a watered-down version of Obama's.
Dave JamiesonBig deal buried by Manafort sentencing: last night the Trump admin rolled out their plan to update overtime rules. It would make millions fewer workers eligible for OT pay than Obama's 2016 plan. This will impact many, many working-class people.
After a merger with GE Transportation, the new employer "wants to turn this into an Amazon warehouse," the union says.
Dave JamiesonThere's a *very large* strike happening at a U.S. manufacturing plant, which you don't see often these days. It's a GE plant in PA whose new ownership wants a 2-tier wage system. Union tells me "they want to turn this into an Amazon warehouse"
A New Jersey bill, sparked by the Toys R Us and Sears layoffs, would require large companies to pay off workers they're dumping.
Dave JamiesonLaid-off Toys R Us and Sears workers are fighting for state laws guaranteeing severance pay. This could become a major progressive cause in the workplace, like the minimum wage and sick leave. A bill is already moving in N.J., home to Toys R Us