Weinstein, SEIU Style

Weinstein, SEIU Style

It appears SEIU Executive Vice President Scott Courtney comes from similar stock as now defamed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The architect of the Fight For $15 campaign was suspended by Mary Kay Henry in early October for reasons undisclosed at the time. Sexual...

Nurses Get More Than They Bargained For

When nurses at a Massachusetts hospital walked out the door for a one-day strike, they got five days off instead. Berkshire Medical Center hired a nurses staffing firm and, according to contract, had to provide the replacement nurses with a total of 60 hours of work....
Are Supervisors The Next Micro Unit?

Are Supervisors The Next Micro Unit?

The ILWU is rolling out a campaign at port facilities in California to organize supervisors at the terminals. In a recent five-port attempt, four elections were certified. One of the ports subsequently went out of business. The unionization of port supervisors is...
Fight For Fifteen

Fight For Fifteen

Although the SEIU-fostered Fight For $15 movement has only seen scattered success, the market for retail talent could have a more significant impact on hourly wages. Target announced late last month that it will raise the hourly minimum for it’s employees to $11 in...

Right To Work

The West Virginia Supreme Court took a lower court judge to task for attempting to block the newly enacted Right to Work law from going into effect. Kanawha County’s Jennifer Bailey attempted to uphold AFL-CIO arguments that were rejected by the Supreme Court 70 years...
Auto Workers

Auto Workers

North American unionized auto manufacturers will fall behind non-union manufacturers in production output this year, according to an IHS Markit forecast. When Tesla output is combined with European and Asian automakers with a footprint in the U.S. and Canada, their...