Stories tagged: "Workers"

UPS teamsters and workers hold a rally in downtown Los Angeles, as a national strike deadline nears on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. A little more than a week after contract talks between United Parcel Service and the union representing 340,000 of its workers broke down, UPS said it will begin training nonunion employees in the U.S. to step in should there be a strike, which the union has vowed to do if no agreement is reached by the end of this month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
340,000 UPS Workers Could Strike on Aug. 1—Here’s Why

Although several of the Teamsters’ demands have been met, the union is still pushing to raise wages for part-time workers at UPS, who earn a minimum of only $16.20 per hour. "These part-timers are working at poverty wages," Teamsters President Sean O'Brien said.

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Senate Passes Bill That Will Affect Unions and Risk Over $500 Million in Federal Funds

Senate Bill 256 will affect public sector union members, which include healthcare workers and more than 150,000 teachers.

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Disney to Begin Laying Off 7,000 Employees This Week

The cuts will represent 3% of the company’s global workforce.

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45,000 Service Workers at Disney Just Got a Raise Thanks to Their Union

The contract with the service workers covers the costumed performers who perform as Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, bus drivers, culinary workers, lifeguards, theatrical workers, and hotel housekeepers.

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud. (Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
‘A Blue-Collar Blueprint to Rebuild America’: 7 Takeaways From Biden’s State of the Union

Biden’s blueprint includes several recently passed laws which are expected to create millions of good-paying jobs in construction, manufacturing, and other sectors. 

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Workers in Florida Will Continue Fighting for Better Wages

After key pro-labor candidates lost in midterm elections, union workers have to find new allies for their causes.

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Orange County Convention Center Workers Ready to Go on Strike Over Low Wages

The employees' decision is historical because the region’s tourism industry hasn’t seen a strike in over 20 years. Tourism workers are some of the lowest paid in the region.