News

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre were among millions of Amerians who donned special glasses to view Monday's rare total ecl

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The skies darkened right on cue at 1:22.

To go to Payday Report click here. 

By MIKE ELK

Greetings from Canton, Miss., where Payday is getting ready to hit the road. Donate so that we can be back with even more labor reporters. 

We have learned some new details of the defeat of Nissan, as workers there are preparing for a new NLRB election.

Thanks to Bill Finn and John Coomes for sending us this.

By HERB PRITCHETT

This analysis of Henderson homebuilding seeks to answer four questions: (1) why aren’t more new houses being built in Henderson? (2) what about the existing home market? (3) why is home ownership declining? and (4) what can Henderson do about it?

UPDATE FROM SENS. SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN: Demand Medicare for All. With Trumpcare dead in the water, progressives need to go all in and DEMAND a single payer healthcare system that works for everyone. Help us reach 50,000 grassroots signatures to pressure Congress into Medicare for All. CLICK HERE.

Click here to go to Payday Report

By MIKE ELK

Following an ugly campaign, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi, lost a historic union election by a margin of 2,244 to 1,307 last week.

Workers say that they aren’t giving up in their attempts to organize. The union immediately pledged to challenge the results at the National Labor Relations Board.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky Democratic party is trying to raise money over Mitch McConnell's early exit from Saturday's 132nd annual Fancy Farm political picnic.

The senate majority leader decamped when it was time for Democrats Andy Beshear and Rocky Adkins to speak. Beshear is attorney general; Adkins is House minority leader.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Steve Clark is a double endangered species in Clinton County.

He’s a Democrat who packs a union card.

“Sometimes, I feel like the Lone Ranger,” said Clark, who chairs his county Democratic Executive Committee and belongs to UAW Local 685. “But I’d be proud if I was the only Democrat in the county.”