The USPS’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle is an opportunity for the Biden administration to make real investments in both a cleaner future and good union jobs, but the contract as it currently stands fails on both accounts. According to President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, when public money is used to buy vehicles they should be electric and made in the United States with union labor. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) awarded the $6 billion contract for the next generation of postal vehicles to Oshkosh Defense, a company with a reputation for tough military trucks built with union labor with ... Read more
This afternoon, in accordance with today’s NLRB ruling, the UAW filed a new petition on behalf of Chattanooga production and maintenance workers. This morning the NLRB directed the Board’s Regional Office to dismiss a petition filed on April 9 but stated that the UAW could “immediately file a new petition.” This afternoon, as soon it was able to do so, the UAW immediately filed a new petition, again seeking a vote among Chattanooga production and maintenance workers.
As workers at the Fuyao Glass Plant in Morain, Ohio, continue their struggle to form a union, a new petition is making the rounds online. The petition calls out the nearly $22 million in tax incentives that Fuyao received from Ohio taxpayers. In return for that investment, Ohio taxpayers are calling on Fuyao to deliver good, safe jobs for the citizens of Ohio — not the kinds of jobs that would land a company on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen list. If you believe that workers at Fuyao in Morain, Ohio, should have good, safe ... Read more