McClendon Has His Own Ejection Tirade

Originally posted at Michigan Live: It wasn’t on the level of Brad Ausmus’ epic tirade last month, but Toledo Mud Hens manager Lloyd McClendon made his own scene Sunday. McClendon was ejected with no outs in the sixth inning of Toledo’s 8-5 loss to the Rochester (N.Y.) Red Wings, then decided to get his money’s worth with home-plate umpire Eric Gilliam. Read full article.

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What Dads Really Want for Father’s Day

Posted at AFSCME – June 19, 2016 If you’re a working father in today’s labor force and you’re splitting child care equally with your spouse, then it’s likely you feel overwhelmed at times. This is because only 13 percent of American workers have access to paid family leave, and even those who do don’t have nearly enough. The United States is the only developed nation in the world with no guaranteed paid leave of any kind. Seventy countries guarantee paid […]

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Legislative-Political Conference in D.C.

CWA-Union reports Elizabeth Warren Headlines CWA Legislative-Political Conference in D.C. on June 16, 2016: CWA activists from across the country met this week in Washington, D.C. for the union’s Legislative-Political Conference. The two-day conference focused on CWA’s effort to reclaim the economy and democracy for working families, including the “Take on Wall Street” campaign and holding elected officials accountable. CWA President Chris Shelton kicked off the conference with a rousing speech, stressing that “these are movement times, times when the […]

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Verizon Reaches an Agreement

WASHINGTON — Verizon reached an agreement in principle on Friday on a four-year contract with two unions representing nearly 40,000 workers who had been striking since April 13. The two sides met on Friday to complete the agreement for ratification by the membership of the two unions, the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Read full article here: New York Times

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Happy Memorial Day 2016!

A Well-spoken Courtesy Message from our Friends at Teamsters: As our membership and many U.S. workers celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends this weekend, I ask that we all take a moment and give thanks to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have given their lives for the freedoms we share in this country. For more than a century, the Teamsters have seen some of our union brothers and sisters go off to war and not come home. We […]

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Mule Trader Trump

This post originally appeared at the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. You’re at the bargaining table. The lead management negotiator slides over a piece of paper. “You’re going to love what I’m proposing,” the guy says. “Honest. It’s so good you don’t even have to check it out. Don’t read it. Just trust me. You know I want to do right by my workers.” What’s that you say? “That dog won’t hunt?” (Or you might use a two-word phrase that connects an […]

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Verizon Strike: Kids Day of Action

Courtesy of Action Network: Stand Up to Verizon Going on strike is a big risk for the 40,000 men and women at Verizon and their families. It has been over 30 days without pay and the company cancelled workers’ health insurance on May 1. For a family with kids especially, that’s serious. Will you take a stand to support these brave working families? Join us on Saturday, May 21 for a Verizon Strike National Family and Kids Day of Action.

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