Entries by Paul Becker


Richmond, California is seeing a big jump in union activity with the unionization of 850 workers at the Hello Fresh facility. For Unite Here Local 2850, the union leading the drive, it will mean a big jump in their membership and a major step in Unite Here’s campaign to organize the rapidly growing meal kit industry. In […]

Shuler to Head AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO Executive Council on September 17 chose Liz Shuler, formerly secretary-treasurer, to become president of the national federation. The first woman to head the AFL-CIO, she will fill out the remainder of the term of President Richard Trumka, who died unexpectedly in July. The labor federation will choose a permanent president at its summer […]

Labor’s Future – A Discussion

For an interesting discussion on the prospectives for a vibrant future of the labor movement, click on the link below: Creating the Path Forward for a Vibrant Labor Future – Perspectives from the Front Lines Webinar organized by Marylyn Katz on the current labor situation and the labor movement. Courtesy, Locker Associates, New York

Some Labor Roundups

Almost 250 Refresco workers in New Jersey, mostly Latin American immigrants, voted in June to join jjhe United Electrical Workers union (UE). Their victory was the largest National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) win in the U.S. by a group of blue-collar workers in the first half of 2021, and came over a year after workers […]