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Berry Craig
29 Nov, 2022
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Working people key in driving midterm wins — and we’re just getting started (Opinion)

Labor Tribune

By Liz Shuler

Nov. 28, 2022

In state after state, union households provided critical votes that put pro-worker candidates over the top. Our approach to politics is simple: Organize. Face to face. Cut through the noise with real conversations about the issues that matter. It’s a feedback loop. Organizers talk with workers. Workers share their concerns, which informs future conversations.


 

JOINING TOGETHER

Is America’s Labor Movement on the Upswing?

BU Today

By Joel Brown

Nov. 23, 2022

The American labor movement seems resurgent, at a time when pandemic-weary employees are battling their bosses over work-from-home policies and thinking of “quiet quitting.” We asked David H. Webber, a School of Law professor of law and Paul M. Siskind Scholar, to sort it out. Webber is the author of The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon.


 

SAG-AFTRA Begins Wages & Working Conditions Process For Upcoming Film & TV Contract Talks

Deadline

By David Robb

Nov. 28, 2022

SAG-AFTRA is beginning the wages and working conditions process today to help determine its bargaining positions for its upcoming film and TV contract negotiations. The union’s current TV/Theatrical contracts with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers expire June 30. The union has said that the contract talks are set to begin in the spring and that “wage rate increases and the streaming residuals structure” will be among the issues to be bargained. SAG-AFTRA has not struck the film and TV industry since it was formed 10 years ago with the merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists. SAG and AFTRA last struck the film and TV industry over 40 years ago, back in 1980. That strike, over contract terms for pay television and videocassettes, lasted 95 days.

 

IN THE STATES

The Pennsylvania Power of Diversity: Women 100

City & State

By City & State

Nov. 28, 2022

Last June, Angela Ferritto became the first woman to head the influential Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, a 700,000-member-strong organization. Ferritto, who grew up in an Erie union family, now advocates for good wages, safe workplaces and secure pensions on behalf of workers from 51 international unions and more than 1,400 locals throughout the commonwealth. She previously worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, while holding various positions of leadership with AFSCME in both Erie and Harrisburg.


 

LABOR AND COMMUNITY

Event raises more than $3,700 for Feed Our Vets

Daily Sentinel

Nov. 28, 2022

The annual 2022 Communications Workers of America Local 1126/Leatherstocking Club Charity Golf Tournament teamed up with the LMK Foundation to raise more than $3,700 for the Feed Our Vets organization. Since 2009, Feed Our Vets, headquartered in New York Mills, has served more than 40,000 veterans and distributed almost 3 million pounds of food and more than $200,000 in gift cards. The non-profit helps serve the most basic needs for those veterans who have served our country yet still cannot afford to put food on their own table.