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This Year I’m Thankful for the Revolt Against Two-Tier

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2021-11-24 17:51
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Alexandra Bradbury

It’s inspiring to see members in revolt against two-tier at the farm equipment maker John Deere, the hospital chain Kaiser Permanente, the cereal maker Kellogg’s, and the parcel giant

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This Year I’m Thankful for the Revolt Against Two-Tier

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2021-11-24 17:51
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Alexandra Bradbury

It’s inspiring to see members in revolt against two-tier at the farm equipment maker John Deere, the hospital chain Kaiser Permanente, the cereal maker Kellogg’s, and the parcel giant

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Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2021-11-23 17:20
Author(s): Sarah Hughes

Nurses and mental health techs at a Tukwila, Washington, facility have won their safety strike after three and a half months on the picket line.

Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike November 23, 2021 / Sarah Hughes
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Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2021-11-23 17:20
Author(s): Sarah Hughes

Nurses and mental health techs at a Tukwila, Washington, facility have won their safety strike after three and a half months on the picket line.

Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike November 23, 2021 / Sarah Hughes
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Buffalo Hospital Workers Beat Concessions, Win on Staffing

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2021-11-19 17:14
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Dan DiMaggio

After five weeks on strike, 2,000 Buffalo hospital workers returned to work November 10 with what they are calling a “landmark” agreement on their top demand: safe staffing ratios.

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Buffalo Hospital Workers Beat Concessions, Win on Staffing

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2021-11-19 17:14
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Dan DiMaggio

After five weeks on strike, 2,000 Buffalo hospital workers returned to work November 10 with what they are calling a “landmark” agreement on their top demand: safe staffing ratios.

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Teamsters United Takes the Wheel

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2021-11-18 15:51
Author(s): Alexandra Bradbury

This article was updated November 19 to reflect the final election results.

A new administration will soon take the helm of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters union. The Teamsters United slate swept to victory in this week's vote count, beating out their rivals 2 to 1.

It’s the first time in almost a quarter-century that a coalition backed by Teamsters for a Democratic Union has taken the driver’s seat in the international union.

Teamsters United Takes the Wheel November 18, 2021 / Alexandra Bradbury
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Teamsters United Takes the Wheel

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2021-11-18 15:51
Author(s): Alexandra Bradbury

This article was updated November 19 to reflect the final election results.

A new administration will soon take the helm of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters union. The Teamsters United slate swept to victory in this week's vote count, beating out their rivals 2 to 1.

It’s the first time in almost a quarter-century that a coalition backed by Teamsters for a Democratic Union has taken the driver’s seat in the international union.

Teamsters United Takes the Wheel November 18, 2021 / Alexandra Bradbury
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'We'll Never Be in This Position Again': Striking Deere Workers Hold Out for Better Deal

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2021-11-11 11:15
Author(s): Jonah Furman

A month into the nation’s largest work stoppage, striking John Deere workers are holding out for a better deal.

For the second time in a month, 10,000 Auto Workers at John Deere stunned both the company and the union leadership November 2 by rejecting a tentative agreement. Workers at the farm equipment manufacturer remain on strike. Company and union negotiators are set to meet today for the first time since the deal was voted down.

The vote was closer than on the first tentative agreement, which was rejected by 90 percent of members. This time, 55 percent voted no.

'We'll Never Be in This Position Again': Striking Deere Workers Hold Out for Better Deal November 11, 2021 / Jonah Furman
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'We'll Never Be in This Position Again': Striking Deere Workers Hold Out for Better Deal

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2021-11-11 11:15
Author(s): Jonah Furman

A month into the nation’s largest work stoppage, striking John Deere workers are holding out for a better deal.

For the second time in a month, 10,000 Auto Workers at John Deere stunned both the company and the union leadership November 2 by rejecting a tentative agreement. Workers at the farm equipment manufacturer remain on strike. Company and union negotiators are set to meet today for the first time since the deal was voted down.

The vote was closer than on the first tentative agreement, which was rejected by 90 percent of members. This time, 55 percent voted no.

'We'll Never Be in This Position Again': Striking Deere Workers Hold Out for Better Deal November 11, 2021 / Jonah Furman
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Interview: Why I’m Voting No on the IATSE Hollywood Basic Tentative Agreement

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2021-11-09 22:20
Author(s): Sarah Hughes

Sixty thousand film and television crew members are finally set to vote on tentative agreements announced in mid-October. Emboldened by the high turnout for their strike authorization vote, many members are continuing to speak out about the long hours and dangerous conditions they endure to produce profits for Netflix, Amazon, and Disney.

Interview: Why I’m Voting No on the IATSE Hollywood Basic Tentative Agreement November 09, 2021 / Sarah Hughes
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Interview: Why I’m Voting No on the IATSE Hollywood Basic Tentative Agreement

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2021-11-09 22:20
Author(s): Sarah Hughes

Sixty thousand film and television crew members are finally set to vote on tentative agreements announced in mid-October. Emboldened by the high turnout for their strike authorization vote, many members are continuing to speak out about the long hours and dangerous conditions they endure to produce profits for Netflix, Amazon, and Disney.

Interview: Why I’m Voting No on the IATSE Hollywood Basic Tentative Agreement November 09, 2021 / Sarah Hughes
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Why (and How) Michigan Nurses Rebuffed a Raid on Our Union

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2021-11-09 14:42
Blog: Blog

If you thought union raids had gone out of fashion around the time of the jitterbug, think again. Raids are making a comeback, courtesy of the American Federation of Teachers.

Thousands of nurses at the University of Michigan voted in September to defend the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), their union of 46 years, against a raid. After going public in a surprise public email on Christmas Day 2020, AFT national staff had organized a nine-month campaign to decertify this bargaining unit.

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Why (and How) Michigan Nurses Rebuffed a Raid on Our Union

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2021-11-09 14:42
Blog: Blog

If you thought union raids had gone out of fashion around the time of the jitterbug, think again. Raids are making a comeback, courtesy of the American Federation of Teachers.

Thousands of nurses at the University of Michigan voted in September to defend the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), their union of 46 years, against a raid. After going public in a surprise public email on Christmas Day 2020, AFT national staff had organized a nine-month campaign to decertify this bargaining unit.

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Academic Workers Join Push for One Member, One Vote in the UAW

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2021-11-05 09:44
Blog: Blog

While the 10,000 United Auto Workers members on strike at John Deere have drawn the national spotlight over the past three weeks, several thousand UAW members have also struck at two other billionaire employers: Harvard and Columbia Universities.

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Academic Workers Join Push for One Member, One Vote in the UAW

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2021-11-05 09:44
Blog: Blog

While the 10,000 United Auto Workers members on strike at John Deere have drawn the national spotlight over the past three weeks, several thousand UAW members have also struck at two other billionaire employers: Harvard and Columbia Universities.

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Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2021-11-04 18:39
Author(s): Barbara Madeloni

It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting Tuesday night singing “Solidarity Forever,” they were strike-ready.

Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown November 04, 2021 / Barbara Madeloni
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Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2021-11-04 18:39
Author(s): Barbara Madeloni

It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting Tuesday night singing “Solidarity Forever,” they were strike-ready.

Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown November 04, 2021 / Barbara Madeloni
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Viewpoint: Building Trade Unions Won’t Win Our Parking Fights Until We Catch the Striketober Spirit

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2021-11-04 13:52
Blog: Blog

A hundred thousand American workers either went on strike or authorized strikes in October, now known as Striketober. Here in the Pacific Northwest, carpenters began a courageous strike in September, rejecting four tentative agreements in an effort to win a contract that would put them more on pace with the higher-earning trades. One of their demands, to which the bosses did not concede, was fully paid parking.

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Viewpoint: Building Trade Unions Won’t Win Our Parking Fights Until We Catch the Striketober Spirit

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2021-11-04 13:52
Blog: Blog

A hundred thousand American workers either went on strike or authorized strikes in October, now known as Striketober. Here in the Pacific Northwest, carpenters began a courageous strike in September, rejecting four tentative agreements in an effort to win a contract that would put them more on pace with the higher-earning trades. One of their demands, to which the bosses did not concede, was fully paid parking.

Categories: Labor Notes
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