Who Controls Our Time?

By Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Labornotes.org -

As the bumper sticker has it, unions are “the folks who brought you the weekend.” Unions fought for the 10-hour day, and then the eight-hour day… and then our fight stopped. We never got to a [...]

NLRB Deals Major Blow To Fight For 15

By Max Zahn, In These Times. -

The reported settlement of a landmark case against McDonald’s at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) deals a blow to Fight for $15’s union ambitions, widening the chasm between the [...]

South Korea Vows No Tolerance Against Labor Protesters

By Jack Kim, www.reuters.com -

By Jack Kim for Reuters. The South Korean government vowed on Sunday to crack down on any more violent protests, a day after dozens were arrested during a rally against labor reforms, the largest [...]

Mass Mobilization To Stop The TPP Announced, As Text Is Released

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

A mass mobilization in Washington, DC from November 14th to 18th has been announced to begin the next stage of the campaign to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP was made public [...]

Urban Outfitters Kills Off On-Call Scheduling Nationwide

By Sapna Maheshwari, www.buzzfeed.com -

By Sapna Maheshwari for Buzzfeed - Urban Outfitters is the latest retailer to abandon the controversial practice of on-call scheduling in its stores nationwide, just weeks after it was criticized [...]

Warren Solidly Responds To Obama With The Facts On Trade

By Staff of Senator Elizabeth Warren, www.warren.senate.gov -

The Senate will soon vote on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 – also known as “Fast Track.” President Obama has requested Fast Track authority from [...]

Wisconsin Lawmakers Pass Right-To-Work As Thousands Protest

By Dave Jamieson, www.huffingtonpost.com -

Spelling more trouble for organized labor in the U.S., Republican legislators in the Wisconsin state Senate approved a right-to-work bill here on Wednesday, sending the measure to a [...]

Lessons From Coalition Of Immokalee Workers For Workers

By Geoff Gilbert, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

Having received a Presidential Medal in January for its efforts to combat modern-day slavery, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, or CIW, and its Campaign For Fair Food hit the road this month as [...]

About 2,000 Protest Against Right-To-Work At Wisconsin Capitol

By Scott Bauer, www.AP.org -

About 2,000 construction workers, electricians, carpenters and other union members rallied at the Wisconsin state Capitol on Tuesday, pushing back against a fast-tracked right-to-work bill backed [...]

More Refinery Workers Join Strike In The US

By David Koenig, www.dispatch.com -

The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest. The United Steelworkers union notified BP Plc. that workers at refineries in Ohio [...]

Walmart: Stop Racist Threats Of Violence Against Workers

By Kristin Oliver, www.iam.colorofchange.org -

Markeith Washington was working on the overnight remodeling crew at the Richmond, CA Walmart Store which was supervised by Art Van Riper. Van Riper was notorious among associates for screaming [...]

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Aren’t Backing Down

By Michelle Chen, www.thenation.com -

Last January in Phnom Penh, the garment industry seemed to be coming apart at the seams: protesters thronged through the streets, several died after security forces opened fire and union leaders [...]

Really Walmart? Calling The Police On Your Own Workers

By Southern Oregon Jobs With Justice, www.sojwj.org -

Meet Ismael Nunez, an 11 year associate who has been standing up for better working conditions at Walmart for it’s associates and customers. Understaffing in the store and associates earning a [...]

Why 2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike

By Clement Papazian, www.labornotes.org -

Kaiser Permanente’s 2,600 California mental health clinicians are on strike today, and we’re staying out all week. Mental health clinicians hate to strike. We got into this profession to help [...]

Workers Center-Union Partnership Transforming Janitorial Work

By Steve Payne, www.inthesetimes.com -

The last few years have seen significant labor unrest among the cleaning staff of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota’s big box stores. Janitors cleaning these stores have leafleted, protested, [...]

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