About 100 Workers Walk Out at Tesla Battery Plant Building Site
At least 100 workers at the construction site for Tesla Motors Inc.’s battery factory near Reno, Nevada, walked off the job Monday to protest use of workers from other states, a union official said.
Unions Sue USDA Seeking To Halt New Pork Processing Rules
The union representing workers at pork processing plants has sued the federal government to challenge new rules finalized in September that allow companies to set line speeds and turn more food safety tasks over to company employees.
The Presidential Candidates Should Debate Union Rights in Chattanooga
Members of UAW Local 42 want collective-bargaining rights at the Volkswagen plant. Where better to debate about labor rights, unions and the future of work?
Stage Manager Career Spotlight: BEETLEJUICE's Matt DiCarlo Is Our Guide To Stage Managing on...
This week we're spotlighting Beetlejuice on Broadway's Production Stage Manager Matt DiCarlo! On Broadway everything... EVERYTHING happens for a reason, and it usually starts with a stage manager calling 'Go!'
How to Stage a Soybean Plant
Staging a soybean plant can help determine which management practices to implement and which potential risk factors to be aware of, including disease and pes...
MWRD-USACE Partnership Sets Stage For Critical Reservoir Completion
A pilot program by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), which has never been used by the Corps before, will grant the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) the critical funds it needs to complete the final chapter of the famed Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) that protects and improves the quality of area waterways and reduces flooding.
New York Sets Stage for Resilience with Li-ion Permitting Guide
By Frank Fortino With the April release of a blueprint for installing Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries, New York City continues its commitment to sustainability. The Energy Storage Permitting and Interconnection Process Guide for New York City: Lithium-Ion Outdoor Systems guide represents a collaborative effort by the Department of Buildings (DOB), the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), Con Edison, the New York State Energy Research and Development…
What a Difference a Union Makes!
For Patricia Ginestri, it meant the difference between isolation and support. For Cassandra St. Felix, it meant getting her job back. And for Gloria Winograd, it meant life-saving health benefits as she tackled Stage 4 cancer. Read their stories and more.
4 Tips for the Best Lighting for Indoor Plants
After a client mistakenly bought lighting equipment meant for growing cannabis, Planterra president Shane Pliska decided to share his insights on indoor plant lights.
Burlington should be supporting, not policing native plant gardens
Earlier this week I wrote about a Burlington resident, Antheia, whose naturalized garden the city is threatening to cut down on August 20.
Tone at top sets stage for ethics: Realogy CEO
Ethical people attract ethical people, says Richard Smith, Realogy CEO, sharing his thoughts on how his company promotes ethics in the workplace.
NABTU: Union, wage protections must underlie $1T infrastructure plan
Union leaders and lawmakers at a conference this week called for prevailing wages, project labor agreements and other standards to be included.
What to do with America’s aging nuclear plants?
Dozens of America’s nuclear power plants are getting old and will need to be retired in the coming two decades. The industry wonders how it will replace that lost energy, but some see hope in new ideas for nuclear plants. One idea: use molten salt as a coolant.
Salon: How Charters Bust Unions
Ninety-three percent of charters are non-union. This is part of their business plan. Teachers work long hours and turn over frequently. This keeps costs low. Sometimes charter teachers try to form …
Rolls-Royce is hiring 100 this year at its Prince George County plant
Rolls-Royce North America is adding about 100 jobs at its Prince George County manufacturing plant this year.
This steel industry battle shows why unions are necessary
Steelworkers man the picket line at an Allegheny Technologies steel plant nearPittsburgh, following a company lockout. (USW) As we approach Labor Day, the old question about what unions are good for is being played out in the steel industry, where Allegheny Technologies has locked out more than 2,000 workers in an effort to extract sizable concessions on health and retirement benefits from the United Steelworkers union…
Why millions of Indian workers just staged one of the biggest labor strikes in history
India's economy is booming, but trade unions are demanding a $270 monthly minimum wage and other reforms to correct what they call some of the world's lowest labor standards.
Advice from new unionists: Don’t believe anti-union consultants!
One year after organizing with IAM, Cadence workers say threats were hollow The following is from Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and was posted on their Machinists News blog EVERETT (Feb. 14, 2017) — After one year of membership in the Machinists Union, union stewards at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens have this advice for workers at companies in the midst of union votes: Don’t believe what the company’s…
Zimmerman Motion Hearing Sets Stage for June 10 Trial
At a motion hearing on May 28, the judge in George Zimmerman’s upcoming second-degree murder trial over the shooting of Trayvon Martin made several rulings that set the defense on its heels, as the trial date of June 10 approaches.…
Why impending closure of GM’s Oshawa plant is a wake-up call for Canadians
As good manufacturing jobs dwindle, they’re increasingly being replaced by low-wage, temporary or contract jobs, advocates say.