Some good news on the Labor front.
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Some Labor news, but mostly a OT.
Wish I found some of this info sooner, see you in the comments.
Some older labor news plus some newer news.
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This is a great interview. In the comments … Continue reading →
The floor and soap box is open.
Inside the Koch Family’s 60-Year Anti-Union Campaign That Gave Us Janus With last month’s monumental Janus decision by the Supreme Court, the Koch family won a major victory in their multi-generational attack on unions. The ruling spreads to the entire public sector one of the laws the Koch fortune first helped push through in Kansas 60 years ago: “right-to-work.” And in doing so it enshrines the union-busting agenda their fossil fuel money has helped advance for decades. Through a single vote, the Court’s 5-4 Janus decision reverses decades of legal precedent that had obstructed part of the Koch’s pro-corporate agenda. … Continue reading →
Over the last several decades, American big business has led a sustained assault on unions. And its mission to undermine worker power has had a quiet but important ally: the government. What do ice skating coaches, organists, public defenders and property managers have in common? They have all been sued by the US government for attempting to raise their incomes through collective action. Read more US antitrust laws were originally passed to prevent business monopolies. But they’ve been weaponized as an anti-worker tool – ironically strengthening the grip of the same corporate interests the laws were created to weaken. Under … Continue reading →
A majority of people view the role of unions as a good thing, says new research from Pew, and that’s good for working families everywhere. Baltimore’s BGE employees voted in 2017 to join the IBEW, forming a new chapter, Local 410. http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Articles/18Daily/1806/180619_New-Study-Americans-Believe-in-Unions When unions are strong, the middle class is strong,” said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson. “Without us there to be a critical check on big business, those corporations will prioritize the bottom line above all else and working families will suffer.” According to the Pew survey, 55 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of unions and 51 … Continue reading →
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21185/communications-workers-of-america-att-strike-workers-midwest Thousands of AT&T employees across the Midwest are entering the sixth day of a rare, rank-and-file-led work stoppage over alleged unfair labor practices. The union representing them, Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4, has been in contract negotiations with AT&T since March. While members voted overwhelmingly in April to authorize a strike if necessary, the decision to walk off the job last week was not coordinated by union leadership or subject to an official vote. Instead, the union says that the action was a spontaneous one resulting from widespread anger at the company. In recent weeks, the union alleges that … Continue reading →