New York is now the busiest shipping port in the US

New York is now the busiest shipping port in the US

The Port of New York and New Jersey is now the busiest shipping port in the in the US, outranking the California ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach in August for the first time, according to new data. The shift comes as global shipping companies have increasingly been diverting goods to the East Coast … Read more

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

One hundred and seventy staff at a Lismore ice-cream factory are without work today and don’t know if they will receive redundancy payments, after the company failed to find enough money to keep them on. Key points: Norco has stood down 170 staff at its ice cream factory in South Lismore today It wants another … Read more

Biden Speaks to King Charles for the First Time Since Queen Elizabeth's Passing – Late Night with Seth Meyers

Biden Speaks to King Charles for the First Time Since Queen Elizabeth's Passing – Late Night with Seth Meyers

Biden Speaks to King Charles for the First Time Since Queen Elizabeth’s Passing  Late Night with Seth Meyers

Biden Says Tentative Railway Labor Agreement Reached

Biden Says Tentative Railway Labor Agreement Reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections. He said the tentative deal “will keep our critical rail system working and avoid disruption of our economy.” The Democratic president believes unions built the middle class, but he … Read more

DC Labor to Labor launches this Saturday

DC Labor to Labor launches this Saturday

  The Metro Washington Labor Council’s 2022 General Election Labor to Labor Program for DC launches this Saturday, September 17 at 9a. “This weekend we will be launching out of Wards 5 and 6,” says MWC Political and Legislative Director Déjah Désirée Williams. “Thanks to IATSE 22 and WTU Local 6 for hosting!” Ward 5 … Read more

A Week in the Life: A Falconer at YVR and Granville Island

A Week in the Life: A Falconer at YVR and Granville Island

Also in this series: A Day in the Life: Interviews with Workers If you overheard Chuck DeCoste talking about his job, you might get the impression that he works in a kindergarten classroom. He talks a lot about positive reinforcement, discouraging bad behaviours, and the importance of being a good caregiver. Announcements, Events & more … Read more

Labor On The Move: New staff at DC JWJ

Labor On The Move: New staff at DC JWJ

  Nadia Salazar Sandi is the new Organizing Director and Stephanie Hernandez is the new Labor Organizer at DC Jobs with Justice. Nadia Salazar Sandi (left) is a Bolivian immigrant who moved to the US at age 10 with her parents. Her organizing career goes from unionizing farm workers in North Carolina, to supporting Teachers and Students in … Read more

NYC principals union blasted over ouster of longtime official

NYC principals union blasted over ouster of longtime official

The New York City principals union is being accused of lacking transparency over its quiet — and “abusive” — ouster of a “highly regarded” official, according to members. Sana Nasser — a union exec for nine years and city principal for 16 years — was immediately dismissed by Council of School Supervisors and Administrators president … Read more

Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke under increasing pressure over potential intervention in crippling rail strikes

Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke under increasing pressure over potential intervention in crippling rail strikes

Shadow employment minister Michaelia Cash has accused the Albanese Government of emboldening the union movement amid a crippling dispute between rail workers and the NSW government. In the wake of the Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra, the Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke wrote to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to advise it of the … Read more

Michaelia Cash accuses Anthony Albanese of handing unions a ‘complete and utter win’ and warns of return of ‘dark ages’

Michaelia Cash accuses Anthony Albanese of handing unions a ‘complete and utter win’ and warns of return of ‘dark ages’

Shadow employment minister Michaelia Cash has lashed the Albanese Government for handing the union movement a “complete and utter win” during the two-day Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra. The summit aimed to address critical shortfalls in the Australian economy including skill shortages, stagnating wages and gender equity. But the gathering of unions, businesses and … Read more