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Management hires hitmen to murder workers before they can unionize

From Radio Luxembourg (via Google Translate): Muriel M., at the head for nearly 30 years of a plastics processing company located near Oyonnax, has indeed sponsored a contract on the head of a " troublesome" employee , a member of the CGT. — Read the rest
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Largest Labor Group Says Autonomous Trucks Need Drivers

The Transportation Trades Department for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is spending its Tuesday telling the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee that autonomous vehicles. Though it’s not because they occasionally run amok when left to their own devices. This is a matter of jobs. Labor leaders […] The post Largest Labor Group Says Autonomous Trucks Need Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, Labor, Congress, Government, Regulation, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Lobbying, Trucking, Teamsters, Avs, Afl-cio, American Federation of Labor, News Blog, Labor Union, Union News

UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs

General Motors has decided its fifth electric vehicle facility should be in Mexico and has set aside $1 billion for its complex in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. While a portion of the funds will go toward a new paint shop, the manufacturer also said the money would be used to prepare the site for EV […] The post UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Unions, Mexico, General Motors, Industry, United States, Gm, Autos, Industry News, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Labor Union, Union News, Ramos Arizpe Coahuila Mexico

Democratic Rep. Andy Levin says corporate America should support the PRO Act and 'get excited about making money the old-fashioned way'

Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) visited Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, in March to meet with workers ahead of their historic vote over whether to unionize. Megan Varner/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Andy Levin co-sponsored the PRO Act, which would give workers more power on the job. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act passed the House and faces steep odds in the Senate. Levin said supporting the bill would show companies are invested in workers and communities. See more stor...
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The New York Times explores the radical history of police unions

In March 2021, the New York Times posted an , a former Texas police officer who became a labor organizer and helped to spearhead the growth and influence of police unions across the country. — Read the rest
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Sarah "O'" Connor tells the Financial Times why she was wrong about robots.

Sarah Connor was the mother of future human resistance leader John Connor, and the target of the first time-traveling assassination by Terminator robots. Sarah O'Connor is a columnist and associate editor at the Financial Times who insists that she is definitely not the fictional character Sarah Connor even as she talks about the inevitable betrayal of the robots. — Read the rest
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Enjoy this free onboarding kit for organizing laborers in tech

Labor organizing has been on the rise in media and tech. And just this week, Quartz launched a multi-part series investigating how, "a new generation of employee activists is pushing back against their employers, and trying to make companies, and the world, better in the process." — Read the rest
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Labor Union Launches New Website to Encourage Worker Safety

Ohio union leaders marked Labor Day today with a call for better conditions for workers and a new website to help them secure work safety, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Wayne Blanchard, assistant UAW director for Ohio and Indiana, was among those participating in a virtual roundtable. He pointed out that many manufacturing plants in this region had made materials for healthcare workers and the public during the pandemic. “We got Local 1588 in Delaware, Ohio – it’s a PPG facility. T...
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American sex workers can now legally unionize

Brandi Campbell is a sex worker, specifically a stripper. Since 2016, she's also run a blog for Stripper Labor Rights, that includes resources for other sex workers who want to protect themselves from exploitative labor issues. In 2018, Campbell had been working at the Centerfold Club in Columbus, Ohio. Although she was technically an independent contractor, the management still got pissed when they discovered her side gig, and subsequently fired her for allegedly violating "no touching" laws. T...
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A supposedly progressive vegan food company called No Evil Foods was involved in some evil union busting

The North Carolina-based No Evil Foods presents itself as a socially-conscious, values-driven manufacturer of vegan foods. They claim to be the fastest-growing meat alternative in the country, currently available at more than 5,000 retailers. They sell products called "Comrade Cluck" and "El Zapatista." Their website boasts things like: We offer a living wage to our employees and paid-time off for everyone, even our hourly hustlers. We support health and sustainability with our Vegan at Work & F...
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Here are some songs about unions and workers' rights, to raise money for COVID-19 relief funds

I've had a busy few weeks of moving and renovating my home in the middle of a pandemic while also trying to work a full-time. So naturally, I decided to relax by … making a 4-song live EP of protest songs about unions and workers, to raise money for the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund for essential workers. Today in particular is not only International Worker's Day, but the music site BandCamp is also waiving their fees their day — so 100% of money you send my way for this pay-what-you-wan...
Tags: Video, News, Massachusetts, Labor Rights, Protest Songs, Workers Rights, Bandcamp, Organize, Labor Union, May Day, Essential Workers, Protest Songs Socialist Tunes, COVID-19, Quarantine Entertainment, Quarantine Life, International Worker's Day

It's International Worker's Day, so here's a look at a day in the life of a labor organizer

Nastaran Mohit is the organizing director of the NewsGuild of New York, which represents more than 24,000 journalists and media workers in the US and Canada. I've met her through her work with the Wirecutter Union, and she's also helped to organize workers at The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, and more. Teen Vogue recently published a great piece on Mohit, breaking down a day in her life — which is, as one might imagine, made even more complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. But Na...
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How We Ended Up With The Myth Of The Evil Labor Union

This piece is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is an excerpt from “Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events,” out this month.    The wage-price spiral narrative took hold in the United States and many other countries around the middle of the twentieth century. It described a labor movement, led by strong labor unions, demanding higher wages for themselves, which management accommodates without losing profits by pushing up the prices ...
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The State of the Labor Union

Héctor Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU, joins us to talk about Latinos in labor organizing and that state of labor unions today.
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Labor Union: GOP GA Rep. Had ‘Racist Book Open And On Display’ In DC Office

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal labor union says some of its members found what it called a “racist book open and on display” in a Republican Georgia congressman’s Washington office. The American Federation of Government Employees said in a news release that its members were visiting the offices of U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson on Monday when a political coordinator for the union says he saw the book “Gen. Robert Edward Lee: Soldier, Citizen, and Christian Patriot” in the lobby of the office. The union sai...
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A Week In Brussels, Belgium, On A $47,600 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want even more Money Diaries, plus $$$ advice from a kick-ass, all-female team of financial advisors, and tips on how to save more than $500? Pick up our new book: Money Diaries!Order here!Today: a project manager working in government who makes $47,600 per ...
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How Warner Bros. used The Hobbit to strongarm New Zealand's acting union

Following the smash success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand's actors' union pushed for similar compensation and benefits as American actors. This detailed autopsy of how their demands were met with fierce studio lobbying that ended with politicians changing New Zealand's law in favor of the studios. (more…)
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Did the United States invent teenagers?

The United States did invent teenagers. That is a historic fact, just as Americans invented the telegraph, telephone, PC, and atomic bomb. While much progress has been made over time with many inventions, less so with teenagers. By the 1920s, they were populating the United States, doing the same things as teenagers do today. Then as now, teenagers wanted to borrow the keys to the family car, had part-time jobs to generate money to support their social lives, and as American households obtained ...
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Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

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