Delegates to the Laborers convention unanimously re-elected union President Terry O’Sullivan and the entire executive board at their convention in late September. But they also took on other unions over construction of oil pipelines. Read more »
(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) Five construction union leaders, who have a combined 8,000 members working to build the Dakota Access Pipeline, are urging Democratic President Barack Obama to reverse agency rulings and let the oil pipeline project go ahead. Read more »
(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) New pro-worker rules, announced in late September and the beginning of October by Obama administration agencies, have the potential to benefit millions of workers in coming years. Predictably, radical right House Republicans screamed about them.
The rules would particularly aid low-wage and exploited workers, said Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, whose agency unveiled one key final rule, ordering firms that get federal contracts to establish paid sick and family leave for their employees. Read more »