• Today in Labor History
    Aug. 14, 2003
    The Northeast of the United States and Canada experienced a massive blackout, which affected 50 million people. Initially concerned that it could be a terrorist attack, it soon became clear that it was the failure of Ohio-based First Energy Corporation to maintain its portion of the electrical grid. In a statement following the costly blackout, the Utility Workers Union of America called on Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission to investigate the industry’s maintenance practices and urged the state legislature to revise its deregulation laws that led to lax standards and mass layoffs of line workers.
    ~ Voices of Labor

  • Minimum Wage Hike Just Start of Justice for Workers
    Posted On: Jan 09, 2020
    Jan. 9, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A new year has brought increased pay for nearly 7 million low-wage workers in 22 states. Thanks to a mix of lawmakers or voters themselves approving minimum wage hikes (and cost-of-living adjustments) in recent years, those at the bottom of the pay scale are getting much-deserved raises, ranging from a $1.50 an hour in Washington state and New Mexico to 10 cents an hour in Florida. Those pay increases have resulted in the nation’s lowest-paid workers getting their biggest wage bump in more than a decade. Before, pay was largely stagnant for those at the bottom of the economic ladder despite the tightening job market. But the public has increasingly insisted that corporations pay their fair share… Teamsters
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