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7 Movies About Labor

Many of us are still working. But for those of you that are bored at home, or cooped up during non-working hours as you observe stay-at-home orders, here are some movies about labor you might enjoy. Most of them are on downloadable through YouTube and Google. 1. ‘Matewan’ (1987) One of the best, and most […]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

Effective April 2, 2020, the Federal Government authorized paid sick leave in certain circumstances. It is anticipated that the Department of Labor will be issuing regulations which will give further clarity to what the law requires and Congress is considering additional relief packages which may supplement this new law.  Below is a summary of what […]

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

  Effective April 2, 2020, the Federal Government amended the FMLA to provide for increased coverage for certain employees.  The government also separately authorized paid sick leave; however, when it comes to FMLA, the pay component is actually limited to childcare responsibilities caused by Covid-19.  Further, it is anticipated that the Department of Labor will […]

IAM Issues Guidelines for Bargaining with Employers Regarding COVID-19

Because the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared a national emergency and is certain to affect every IAM-represented workplace, the Machinists Union has issued an important memorandum for bargaining with employers. READ: Guidelines for bargaining with employers regarding COVID-19 Employers are required to bargain with unions over this matter, and it is essential for IAM […]

Union Voter Guide

  This is shaping up to be a monumental election for unions. Don’t forget to vote in the California 2020 Primary on March 3rd. See the slate mailer below for the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council Voting Guide for the March 3rd primary. The PDF is a two page mailer so click on […]