Weekly Roundup

A recap of last week's labor union news. Week of December 19-25. 

Local 38 Volunteers Hang Downtown Cleveland Holiday Lights: IBEW Local 38 members, their children and members of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance set up holiday lights around Public Square on Nov. 6. [Read More]

‘They are fed up’: US Labor on the march in 2021 after years of decline: In 2021 workers appear to have had enough. Amid constant claims from some industries of labor shortages as the economy recovers from Covid-19 shutdowns, workers have been pushing employers and elected officials to raise wages, improve working conditions and benefits such as paid sick leave through walkouts, protests, rallies, and strikes. [Read More]

Starbucks Promises to Bargain with New Employee Union: The coffee chain’s workers have union elections brewing at a whole latte stores, but the road to a first union contract could be a bitter one. [Read More]

State Legislators from Western Cuyahoga County Support Menlo Park Teachers: Legislators send letter to Menlo Park Board of Directors calling upon them to voluntarily recognize a teachers’ union or to stand out of the way for an NLRB election. [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]