• The General Executive Board of Workers United, an affiliate of SEIU, elected Noel Beasley president to succeed Bruce Raynor. Beasley has been with Workers United for 35 years and previously served as an executive vice president of the union. For the past 25 years, he has been director of Workers United’s Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board.
  • The AFL-CIO signed a pair of partnership agreements with groups representing domestic workers and guest-workers, continuing an outreach effort to assist workers allegedly excluded from collective bargaining representation under the law. The signing ceremony kicked off the three-day “Excluded Workers Congress” conference, which included representatives of advocacy groups for farm workers, domestic workers, workers in Southern states with weak labor laws, guest-workers, day laborers, taxi drivers, workfare workers, formerly incarcerated workers, and tipped workers.
  • The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) National Board of Directors created a task force to facilitate a merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). AFTRA plans to establish a similar task force. Together, the task forces will prepare a merger agreement, constitution, and dues policy. SAG represents 125,000 actors, while AFTRA represents 70,000 actors, journalists, and other artists working in entertainment and news media.