Weekly Roundup

A recap of last week's labor union news.

 

Mayor-elect Bibb to White House: “Union Yes:” Mayor-elect Justin Bibb wore a CWA District 4 “Union Yes” mask during his visit to the White House last week. Bibb was joined by newly elected mayors from across the country and discussed how Cleveland can leverage federal resources to tackle systemic issues like climate change, neighborhood investment, and public transit. Earlier in the week, Bibb was photographed receiving his booster shot while wearing an SEIU Local 1 t-shirt.

Wirecutter Union Wins: The Wirecutter Union announced that they’ve reached a contract deal with the management of the New York Times after 2 years of bargaining and a 5-day strike. [Read More]

Euclid teachers have worked without a contract for more than 100 days: The Euclid Teachers Association (ETA) rallied last week for a fair contract after working without one and negotiating for more than 100 days. ETA spokesperson Josh Stephens said “I’ve never seen a negotiation so bitter and so dragged out needlessly.” [Read More]

Union leaders gather for Pass the PRO Act rally outside of Senator Rob Portman’s office: leadership from CWA and the North Shore AFL-CIO joined Our Revolution and their nationwide truck tour for a rally in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday. [Watch the Video]

Unions are not only good for workers, they’re good for communities and for democracy: a new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that high unionization levels are associated with positive outcomes across multiple indicators of economic, personal, and democratic well-being. [Read More]

Kellogg reaches another tentative deal with union to end strike: with pressure mounting following President Biden’s statement criticizing Kellogg for its plan to permanently replace 1,400 striking workers – members of BCTGM will have a new proposal to consider. [Read More]

ACTIONS

Tell the Menlo Park Academy Board of Directors: Stop using taxpayer funds for union-busting: AFT/OFT is attempting to organize a union at Menlo Park Academy. 96% of the eligible staff signed union cards, but management refuses to recognize their union and is using public money to thwart the organizing effort. [Sign the Petition]

Tell the Senate: Pass the Build Back Better Act: The Build Back Better agenda means trillions of dollars of investments in our jobs, families, and communities. We need Congress to take bold action. [Add Your Name]

Union Night with The Dropkick Murphys: Don’t miss your opportunity to see union-friendly band The Dropkick Murphys at Masonic Cleveland on February 24th. Reserve your tickets now, pay later. Tickets ordered through the North Shore AFL-CIO include access to a preshow party. More details to come! [Request Ticket Hold]