NLRB: Unionizing petitions up 57% in last six months

At their peak in 1954, labor organizations represented 34.8 percent of employees. Now, fewer than 11 percent of employees are union members, with private sector membership at near all-time lows of 6.3 percent. As the workforce grows, unions represent an ever-smaller share. Read the full report by Trey Kovacs, a RWP Labor Senior Campaign Consultant.

The proposed $50,000 and $100,000 penalties on employers will lose revenue to the Treasury rather than increase revenue. This is because employers will become less productive, or move offshore, or hire fewer workers, or have lower profits to be taxed–or some combination of the above. The loss in Federal, State, and Social Security tax revenue…

The House on Tuesday passed the PRO Act, which would provide new protections to workers seeking to unionize and could make it more difficult for gig companies like Uber to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors. Read in MarketWatch: https://apple.news/A44OySDFURwSFhAqjQHyYKA Shared from Apple News

People closest to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders have stated that Sanders holds an interest in becoming Labor Secretary should Joe Biden win his bid for President. Sanders, a former presidential hopeful, has declined to confirm or deny those statements, saying that he is “focused on seeing that Biden is elected president.” Since pulling out of…

Despite many of the national unions announcing their support for presidential candidate Joe Biden, rank-and-file union members in swing states support President Donald Trump, according to local labor leaders in key Midwestern states. Large unions who have officially endorsed Biden include the National Education Association, the Service Employees International Union, and the International Brotherhood of…

During a teleconference sponsored by the National Nurses Organizing Committee, one of the nation’s largest nurse’s unions, Jill Biden said of presidential nominee Joe Biden, that he “will be the most pro-union president since [Franklin Roosevelt]. He will govern with the understanding that health care is a right, not a privilege.” HCA Healthcare is currently…

On September 10, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) inducted the “Rosies” into their Labor Hall of Honor. The “Rosies”–represented by the iconic Rosie the Riveter–encompassed the women who worked as riveters, welders, and industrial workers during World War II. Through their contribution to industries crucial to the war effort, such as manufacturing planes, tanks,…

In a scripted virtual town hall between AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and presidential candidate Joe Biden, Biden made a host of promises to labor unions if he were to get elected. Those promises include signing the Butch Lewis Act, which provides bailouts for failing union pensions, and passing what is known as the “PRO Act,”…

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