Shopping on Amazon? Buy Today to Give 5% to Guide Dogs of America

Today, March 16, Amazon will donate five percent—10 times the usual donation rate—of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Guide Dogs of America! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you’re familiar with, but by making your purchases through Smile.Amazon.com, five percent of eligible March 16 purchases will be donated to Guide Dogs of America. Visit Smile.Amazon.com to … Read more Shopping on Amazon? Buy Today to Give 5% to Guide Dogs of America

March 15 The Grapes of Wrath opens in theaters

On this day in labor history, the year was 1940. That was the day The Grapes of Wrath opened in movie theaters. Adapted from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, John Ford directed the film, which starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Pleased with the adaptation, Steinbeck stated, “it pulled no punches and was in … Read more March 15 The Grapes of Wrath opens in theaters

It’s a Good Day to Thank This Boston Machinist

Boston’s railways will stay clearer during today’s blizzard because of the ingenuity of IAM Local 264 member Michael Haywood. Haywood, an MBTA Machinist, came up with the idea during a barrage of powerful 2015 winter storms. The transit system, which has more than a half-million riders daily, had been brought to its knees. The National … Read more It’s a Good Day to Thank This Boston Machinist

Inside the Sinister Attack on Federal ‘Official Time’

If you’re a federal employee or contractor, helping your coworkers manage disputes on the job could soon mean losing your retirement. Two bills (H.R. 1293 and H.R. 1364) charging through Congress would greatly hamper federal employees’ right to fair union representation. The “Official Time Reform Act” (H.R. 1364) would stop pension accrual for time spent … Read more Inside the Sinister Attack on Federal ‘Official Time’

Congress is Putting a Target on the Backs of Veterans Affairs Workers

The men and women who care for U.S. military veterans are again under attack. The House Veterans Affairs Committee has approved legislation that would shred VA employees’ rights at work. It is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives as early as this week. The VA Accountability First Act (H.R. 1259), introduced … Read more Congress is Putting a Target on the Backs of Veterans Affairs Workers

‘Insulting’ Contract Offer Could Lead to Strikes at Ontario Nissan

Picket lines may go up outside Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario’s Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars on March 20. And it may not stop there. “The employer and their legal counsel have been uncooperative in negotiations thus far,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “We have a 100 percent strike mandate … Read more ‘Insulting’ Contract Offer Could Lead to Strikes at Ontario Nissan

March 14 Walter Crane Died

On this day in labor history, the year was 1915.  That was the day British socialist illustrator Walter Crane died.  You have probably seen his Art Nouveau style illustrations.  Many celebrate International May Day, memorialize the Haymarket Martyrs of Chicago or commemorate the Paris Commune.  He also published a series of illustrations titled, “Cartoons for … Read more March 14 Walter Crane Died