Washington DC – Organized labor still provides the best way for workers to get ahead. While New York continues to have the highest percentage of workers in unions, at 23.8 percent union membership increased even in the South.
Although South Carolina continued to have the lowest number of union members the number rose in the Palmetto State.
A US Appeals Court in Washington DC upheld new Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) rules that improve worker protections against deadly exposure to silica dust.
Silica dust is the product of grinding, drilling, abrasive blasting, and milling of substances used by the construction, ship building and maintenance, mining, foundry, and hydraulic fracking industries.
The Republican tax bill is a job killer. It provides a huge incentive for companies to outsource good-paying American jobs.
As many as 40 million working families will actually see their taxes increase, while 45% of benefits in the bill will go directly to individuals making more than $500,000.
This year’s Bloomington Labor Day Parade theme is “Union Labor – Working for Community Progress.” There are two ways to think of this. One, what decent wages mean for the local economy, and secondly, how union donations enrich us all.
We’ll start by comparing two workers and determine which one has the most opportunity to contribute to their community.