Labor Notes

Stopping Sexual Harassment

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-02-23 13:19
Stopping Sexual Harassment February 23, 2018 / Camille Colatosti & Elissa Karg<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

This article is adapted from Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Handbook for Union and Workplace Activists, published by Labor Notes in 1992.

While some things have changed since then, we’ve found much of the book’s advice is still quite relevant.

The book is available for $6 at labornotes.org/store. You’ll find workshops on confronting sexual harassment at the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago, April 6-8.

It’s hard enough to confront workplace sexual harassment when it’s coming from management. But what about harassment between co-workers?

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Stopping Sexual Harassment

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-02-23 13:19
Stopping Sexual Harassment February 23, 2018 / Camille Colatosti & Elissa Karg<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

This article is adapted from Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Handbook for Union and Workplace Activists, published by Labor Notes in 1992.

While some things have changed since then, we’ve found much of the book’s advice is still quite relevant.

The book is available for $6 at labornotes.org/store. You’ll find workshops on confronting sexual harassment at the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago, April 6-8.

It’s hard enough to confront workplace sexual harassment when it’s coming from management. But what about harassment between co-workers?

Categories: Labor Notes

West Virginia Teachers Launch Statewide Strike

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-02-22 14:01
West Virginia Teachers Launch Statewide Strike February 22, 2018 / Jonah Furman and Dan DiMaggio<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Teachers and school service employees in West Virginia have launched a two-day statewide strike, riding a wave of indignation that has washed over the state.

They’re protesting health insurance changes that would result in pay cuts for many state employees. Governor Jim Justice’s initial proposal would have provided raises of just 1 percent a year for the next five years—while health insurance costs would rise significantly.

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West Virginia Teachers Launch Statewide Strike

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-02-22 14:01
West Virginia Teachers Launch Statewide Strike February 22, 2018 / Jonah Furman and Dan DiMaggio<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Teachers and school service employees in West Virginia have launched a two-day statewide strike, riding a wave of indignation that has washed over the state.

They’re protesting health insurance changes that would result in pay cuts for many state employees. Governor Jim Justice’s initial proposal would have provided raises of just 1 percent a year for the next five years—while health insurance costs would rise significantly.

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Maestros mexicanos continúan su lucha contra las 'reformas educativas' del gobierno

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-02-16 17:32

Cinco años después de que el gobierno mexicano aprobó una controvertida ley de "reforma educativa" sin discusión pública, los docentes del estado sureño de Oaxaca aún resisten su implementación.

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Maestros mexicanos continúan su lucha contra las 'reformas educativas' del gobierno

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-02-16 17:32

Cinco años después de que el gobierno mexicano aprobó una controvertida ley de "reforma educativa" sin discusión pública, los docentes del estado sureño de Oaxaca aún resisten su implementación.

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Mexican Teachers Continue Fight against Government's 'Education Reforms'

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:50

Five years after the Mexican government passed a controversial “education reform” law with no public discussion, teachers in the southern state of Oaxaca are still resisting its implementation.

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Mexican Teachers Continue Fight against Government's 'Education Reforms'

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:50

Five years after the Mexican government passed a controversial “education reform” law with no public discussion, teachers in the southern state of Oaxaca are still resisting its implementation.

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Book Review: The Politics of Immigration

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-02-15 14:39

After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials terrorized undocumented workers by raiding 7-Elevens nationwide last month, and with 800,000 federal workers’ jobs on temporary shutdown over the status of the Dreamers, now’s a good time to take a look at how U.S. immigration policies affect the workplace.

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Book Review: The Politics of Immigration

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-02-15 14:39

After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials terrorized undocumented workers by raiding 7-Elevens nationwide last month, and with 800,000 federal workers’ jobs on temporary shutdown over the status of the Dreamers, now’s a good time to take a look at how U.S. immigration policies affect the workplace.

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Interview: Corruption and Collaboration in the UAW

Steward's Corner - Mon, 2018-02-12 10:41
Interview: Corruption and Collaboration in the UAW February 12, 2018 / Bill Parker and Joe Richard<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

What should we make of the widening federal corruption investigation that implicates officials from the Auto Workers (UAW) and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA)?

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Interview: Corruption and Collaboration in the UAW

Magazine Stories - Mon, 2018-02-12 10:41
Interview: Corruption and Collaboration in the UAW February 12, 2018 / Bill Parker and Joe Richard<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

What should we make of the widening federal corruption investigation that implicates officials from the Auto Workers (UAW) and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA)?

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On Pace for the Biggest Labor Notes Conference Yet

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-02-09 14:20

With less than two months to go, we’re happy to report that we’re on pace for the biggest Labor Notes Conference yet. We hope to see you in Chicago, April 6-8—and that you’ll be coming with a group!

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On Pace for the Biggest Labor Notes Conference Yet

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-02-09 14:20

With less than two months to go, we’re happy to report that we’re on pace for the biggest Labor Notes Conference yet. We hope to see you in Chicago, April 6-8—and that you’ll be coming with a group!

Categories: Labor Notes

Steward's Corner: Challenge Unilateral Changes

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2018-02-07 17:53
Steward's Corner: Challenge Unilateral Changes February 07, 2018 / Robert M. Schwartz<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

When management changes an established working condition or adopts a new policy that adversely affects employees, stewards should alert union leaders quickly. By submitting a demand to bargain or filing a grievance, the union may be able to stop, modify, or at least delay harmful developments. Pressure tactics such as petitions, rallies, and picket lines add leverage.

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Steward's Corner: Challenge Unilateral Changes

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2018-02-07 17:53
Steward's Corner: Challenge Unilateral Changes February 07, 2018 / Robert M. Schwartz<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

When management changes an established working condition or adopts a new policy that adversely affects employees, stewards should alert union leaders quickly. By submitting a demand to bargain or filing a grievance, the union may be able to stop, modify, or at least delay harmful developments. Pressure tactics such as petitions, rallies, and picket lines add leverage.

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Steward’s Corner: Union Newsletters: Two-Way or No Way

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-02-02 12:45
Steward’s Corner: Union Newsletters: Two-Way or No Way February 02, 2018 / Ellen David Friedman<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

For union members trying to breathe a little life into their local, a newsletter is often the “go-to” solution. But what should go in it?

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Steward’s Corner: Union Newsletters: Two-Way or No Way

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-02-02 12:45
Steward’s Corner: Union Newsletters: Two-Way or No Way February 02, 2018 / Ellen David Friedman<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

For union members trying to breathe a little life into their local, a newsletter is often the “go-to” solution. But what should go in it?

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The Alligator and the Auto Worker

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2018-01-31 12:03

Income inequality is higher today than any time since the Great Depression. One reason why is the widening gap between pay and productivity—a graph that resembles an alligator’s mouth.

Rising productivity is due to more than just robots. Work has intensified through lean production, where fewer workers are pushed to perform more work in shorter times. Workers are electronically monitored so that companies can squeeze maximum profit from every second.

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The Alligator and the Auto Worker

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2018-01-31 12:03

Income inequality is higher today than any time since the Great Depression. One reason why is the widening gap between pay and productivity—a graph that resembles an alligator’s mouth.

Rising productivity is due to more than just robots. Work has intensified through lean production, where fewer workers are pushed to perform more work in shorter times. Workers are electronically monitored so that companies can squeeze maximum profit from every second.

Categories: Labor Notes
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