unions

  Unions could be weakened depending a Supreme Court decision.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Two central Vermont school supervisory unions have already begun the process of merging and officials want input to help plan the future of education in the new unified supervisory union.

Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

    We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on the RT, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we take a look at the history of this holiday by talking with Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum about what Labor Day meant during the FDR administration.

7/1/14 Panel

Jul 1, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Hobby Lobby
Union Fees Decision
GM Recall
Immigration enforcement

Bus drivers in Vermont’s largest county are in the second week of a strike, after a weekend of failed negotiations with county transportation officials. It has created quite a stir in the region.

SEIU Local 200United

Students at Skidmore College recently rallied in support of service workers on campus. The demonstration came as the workers’ union is engaged in labor negotiations with the school’s administration.

On Thursday morning, students from Skidmore College gathered and stood silently, holding signs in support of workers on campus. The school’s administration is currently involved in labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 200United.

SEIU Local 200United

Students at Skidmore College recently rallied in support of service workers on campus. The demonstration came as the workers’ union is engaged in labor negotiations with the school’s administration.

On Thursday morning, students from Skidmore College gathered and stood silently, holding signs in support of workers on campus. The school’s administration is currently involved in labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 200United.

Richard Iannuzzi: Everyone, Except Farmworkers

Jul 15, 2013

Growing up catholic I was told more than once that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  The New York State legislature proved that once again this year when it failed to pass the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.  The state Assembly passed the Act by a wide margin, yet again, the measure stalled in the state Senate, where its leaders refused to even allow it to come to a vote.  A lot of lawmakers talk about farmworker justice, but few are willing to deliver on those promises.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut nursing homes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their management company's request to delay a court order to reinstate 600 striking workers.

HealthBridge Management LLC announced Monday that the homes filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., Sunday. Patient care won't be affected.

The Parsippany, N.J., company cited "unsustainable" pension and medical benefit costs for workers with District 1199 of the New England Health Care Employees Union.

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