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Batter up! Baseball is back with new collective bargaining agreement but casualties remain

Reports of a new collective bargaining agreement after players voted to accept MLB’s latest offer for a new labor deal - paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season - have left baseball fans giddy, but the lengthy haggling hasn’t been without casualties. ... Read more»

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Swing and a miss: MLB delays spring training, cancels early season games after talks stall

In what will be a hit to the Arizona economy and baseball fans throughout the state, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association could not come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement by the league’s imposed deadline, delaying the start of the season.... Read more»

In crisis over COVID pandemic, nurses dig in for better working conditions

As deadly coronavirus cases spiked this year and daily pressures intensified on hospital floors, nurses and health care workers across the country are finding strength in numbers and with labor actions not seen in years.... Read more»

Long Beach, LA docks work round the clock to slog through backlog of shipments

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are open 24/7 as longshoremen, truck drivers and other workers try to clear the backlog of cargo stuck in the port - combined, the ports handled 9.2 million shipping containers in 2020, equal to more than $250 billion in cargo.... Read more»

States embrace vaccine mandates despite potential worker exodus

Before Pres. Biden’s announcement requiring millions of workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, 18 states and the District of Columbia already had told public sector workers to get their jabs or risk losing their jobs.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Labor's glorious unemployment revolt has run its course; it's time to eat the pizza

Wages are rising as workers have leveraged the system to command top dollar for their services. Let's just not take it so far that we force the regular small business owner under.... Read more»

Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

The labor movement and the songbook are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck. Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. "If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd have a lot to write about...." (with videos)... Read more»

El Servicio Postal ha engañado a los carteros durante años

Decenas de gerentes de oficinas de correos han sido sorprendidos cambiando las tarjetas de asistencia de los empleados ... Read more»

USPS has cheated mail carriers for years

Dozens of post office managers have been caught changing employee time cards. ... Read more»

Business groups urge Kelly, Sinema to oppose pro-union PRO Act

Business groups publicly called on Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to oppose a sweeping piece of pro-organized labor legislation that would wipe out Arizona's "right-to-work" law that prohibits mandatory union membership.... Read more»

Jobs of desperation: How rideshare, food delivery workers lose in the gig economy

Gig work can give people flexibility and freedom, but some experts believe it also exposes them to inconsistent, low pay and the possibility of exploitation for the sake of customer convenience and the work became even riskier during COVID-19, which put thousands of people out of jobs.... Read more»

History

Bisbee Deportation: Butte & Bisbee outrages scored by brave woman representatives

"For 14 years I have claimed Bisbee as my home. But after Thursday, the 12th day of July. I hang my head in shame and sorrow for the sights I have witnessed here. When the full truth reaches the outside world, it will be looked upon with deserved aversion." — Rosa McKay, writing in 1917 of the now infamous Bisbee Deportation... Read more»

Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

The labor movement and the songbook are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck. Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. "If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd have a lot to write about...." (with videos)... Read more»

Immigration judges sue over Trump admin ban on their public speech, writing

The union representing U.S. immigration judges sued Wednesday, challenging a policy imposed by the Trump administration that blocks them from speaking or writing publicly about any topic. ... Read more»

Arizona House Dems united behind policing reform bill

All five Democratic members of Arizona's delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives have thrown their support behind legislation aimed at reforming law enforcement in the wake of a Minneapolis police officer's killing of an unarmed Black man and the nationwide protests it triggered.... Read more»

Immovable objects: Asarco, striking miners at odds after 4 months

Striking Asarco workers passed four months on the picket line last week, but union officials insist they have strong community support and that workers are committed to staying out until they get a fair deal.... Read more»

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