Posted inPolicy Topics

Teamsters secure big, historic wins in tentative contract agreement with UPS

“Rank-and-file UPS Team­sters sac­ri­ficed every­thing to get this coun­try through a pan­dem­ic and enabled UPS to reap record-set­ting prof­its. Team­ster labor moves Amer­i­ca. The union went into this fight com­mit­ted to win­ning for our mem­bers. We demand­ed the best con­tract in the his­to­ry of UPS, and we got it,” said Team­sters Gen­er­al Pres­i­dent Sean M. O’Brien in a statement.

Posted inEconomic Security, Policy Topics

Familias Unidas por La Justicia ends Sakuma Farms boycott, unionization vote scheduled

Read­ers, here’s some very encour­ag­ing news from our broth­ers and sis­ters at Famil­ias Unidas por La Jus­ti­cia that we just received min­utes ago: Dear Sup­port­ers: As of today, Saku­ma Broth­ers Farms and Famil­ias Unidas por La Jus­ti­cia have mutu­al­ly agreed to con­duct a secret bal­lot elec­tion with­in the next 8 days. The elec­tion will deter­mine if the […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Litigation, Policy Topics

Labor movement finally catches a break as Supreme Court deadlocks in Friedrichs case

A right wing attempt to severe­ly weak­en pub­lic sec­tor unions end­ed in fail­ure today when the Supreme Court announced in a one-sen­­tence rul­ing that it would not over­turn its 1977 deci­sion allow­ing such unions to charge non-mem­bers agency fees to cov­er the cost of rep­re­sent­ing them in col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing nego­ti­a­tions. Pre­sum­ably, the remain­ing mem­bers of […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Education, Policy Topics

Emerald City teachers overwhelmingly ratify new contract with Seattle Public Schools

Teach­ers in Seat­tle have vot­ed over­whelm­ing­ly to approve a new con­tract with Seat­tle Pub­lic Schools, which means class­es will be held as sched­uled tomor­row and in the months beyond, the Seat­tle Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion announced tonight. The agree­ment had three com­po­nents. All were rat­i­fied with large mar­gins. “Today was a great day for uni­ty in Seattle […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Live Coverage

#NN15: Ending Inequality For All

This pan­el, led by Charles Cham­ber­lain, is a dis­cus­sion on the issues of inequal­i­ty in the work­place and how pro­gres­sives can tack­le these issues. Pan­elists include: Elba Diaz, Rep. Don­na Edwards, Rep. Kei­th Elli­son, Analil­ia Mejia, Aman­da Mon­roe The coun­try has turned a crit­i­cal eye toward the his­toric gap between the 1 per­cent and the rest of […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics

Lake Washington teachers latest to walk out in protest of inadequate education funding

Teach­ers in the Lake Wash­ing­ton School Dis­trict — which serves 26,700 stu­dents in NPI’s home­town of Red­mond along with the neigh­bor­ing cities of Kirk­land and Sam­mamish — have vot­ed to walk off the job on Wednes­day, May 6th in protest of the Leg­is­la­ture’s com­plete­ly inad­e­quate response to the Supreme Court’s McCleary deci­sion, and its refusal […]