Today in Labor History Dec. 4, 1943 President Roosevelt announces the end of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), concluding the four-year run of one of the American government's most ambitious public works programs. It helped create jobs for roughly 8.5 million people during the Great Depression and left a legacy of highways and public buildings, among other public gains. ~ DC Labor
McClatchy in talks to make deal for bid on Tronc Oct. 3, 2018 | McClatchy is in talks with its largest creditor on a debt-for-equity swap that would allow the publisher to make a bid for Tronc… If McClatchy, which owns the Miami Herald, the Kansas City Star, the Sacramento Bee and 27 other smaller daily papers, succeeds in buying Tronc, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and The Daily News, it would challenge USA Today owner Gannett to be the biggest newspaper chain in the country… NY Post
TeamsHERS on the job! Oct. 16, 2018 | Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how Teamster women are using union power to earn more, learn more and lead more on the job. Plus rocker Joan Jett tells women to stand up for themselves, even if it gives them a “Bad Reputation.” Listen here.
Now is the time for all Americans to come together against hatred and bias Oct. 31, 2018 | In a statement issued Tuesday about the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, General President Jim Hoffa said, “The Teamsters, like millions of other Americans of good will, were horrified by the senseless, hate-fueled shooting at a Pittsburgh temple this weekend that took the lives of 11 people merely trying to practice their faith as they have a constitutionally-protected right to so as U.S. citizens…” Continued