SUIT: NYC ironworkers union discriminated against transgender worker

By LaborUnionReport on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The Second Circuit, according to Law 360, vacated the dismissal of a transgender ironworker’s suit against his labor union for alleged sex discrimination and unlawful retaliation, saying Friday that the lower court wrongly tossed the case for lack of jurisdiction.

Steelworkers strike at American oil refineries

By LaborUnionReport on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 in Other News

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers made partially good on their strike threat earlier Sunday morning as negotiations between management and the union failed to produce a new contract.

Feds pursued over 160 cases of union corruption in 2014

By LaborUnionReport on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 in Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With a union-friendly administration, 2014 was not as busy as in previous years for the union-corruption police at the U.S. Department of Labor, the following is a listing of Department of Labor actions taken in 2014 to combat union corruption:

Obama NLRB allows unions to use employers’ email systems for non-work purposes

By LaborUnionReport on Friday, December 12th, 2014 in Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a decision that will surely raise the ire of many employers toward the union-dominated National Labor Relatons Board, on December 10th, the Obama-NLRB issued a decision giving employees the right to use employers’ email systems for non-business purposes–including union organizing.

Teamsters threaten ‘Top Chef’ star: ‘We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!’

By LaborUnionReport on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 in Other News

BOSTON – Some things never change. After nearly 15 years of trying to clean up a reputation marred with corruption, shake-downs of the film industry, as well as violence, Boston’s famous Teamsters Local 25′s public face turned very ugly earlier this summer when the popular Bravo network show Top Chef rolled into Beantown using non-union […]