AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.
The proposed six-year contract contains many improvements over previous offers.
Four enormous security companies have agreed to recognize the SEIU -- and begin negotiating a union contract -- for about 500 Portland-area security guards.
Given the hyper-partisan climate in Michigan's state capitol, this shouldn't surprise anyone.
These avid outdoors folk speak about the importance of their union job, which allows them the financial resources and the vacation time to go hunting and fishing.
Despite the church's pro-union doctrines, embraced in Catholic Social Thought for more than 120 years, those leaders often act just like corporate executives when it comes to labor relations.
The 45,000 workers and their allies came to hear labor leaders, community activists, and elected officials voice their frustration with politicians' failure to address the needs of working people.
A five-man Central Executive Council was established, dues were set, and the official motto became "Schedule with Safety."
The company forced a strike with a draconian contract offer that would slash wages, increase health care costs and demolish pensions. Workers rejected the offer by a vote of 504-116.