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Welcome, Saurav and Joe!

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2019-01-02 15:27

Labor Notes is thrilled to welcome two new staffers, Saurav Sarkar and Joe DeManuelle-Hall, who started in our New York office in December.

Saurav Sarkar joins our editorial team as an Assistant Editor. For the past year he was the research coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He has also been a staff writer for the business daily Mint in New Delhi, India, and has worked on race, LGBTQ, and other equality issues at the National Union of Teachers in the United Kingdom.

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Welcome, Saurav and Joe!

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2019-01-02 15:27

Labor Notes is thrilled to welcome two new staffers, Saurav Sarkar and Joe DeManuelle-Hall, who started in our New York office in December.

Saurav Sarkar joins our editorial team as an Assistant Editor. For the past year he was the research coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He has also been a staff writer for the business daily Mint in New Delhi, India, and has worked on race, LGBTQ, and other equality issues at the National Union of Teachers in the United Kingdom.

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South Korea: Death of Young Worker Galvanizes a New Movement

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2019-01-02 12:13

On the night of December 11, Kim Yong-kyun, a 24-year-old worker, was killed at a thermal power plant in Taean, 150 kilometers southwest of Seoul, after being sucked into a coal conveyor belt that decapitated him.

Only four months into his temporary job, he was killed so that the belt could uninterruptedly run at a speed of 16 feet per second.

Kim was the 15th worker to die at the Taean thermal plant since 2010. All were temporary workers.

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South Korea: Death of Young Worker Galvanizes a New Movement

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2019-01-02 12:13

On the night of December 11, Kim Yong-kyun, a 24-year-old worker, was killed at a thermal power plant in Taean, 150 kilometers southwest of Seoul, after being sucked into a coal conveyor belt that decapitated him.

Only four months into his temporary job, he was killed so that the belt could uninterruptedly run at a speed of 16 feet per second.

Kim was the 15th worker to die at the Taean thermal plant since 2010. All were temporary workers.

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Kaiser Clinicians Go on the Offensive for Patient Access

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-12-21 17:20
Kaiser Clinicians Go on the Offensive for Patient Access December 21, 2018 / Chris Brooks<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Rising suicide rates. The opioid epidemic. Mass shootings.

The United States is facing multiple public health crises, partly rooted in a lack of access to meaningful mental health care.

For the past decade, mental health clinicians in California represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have been leading an offensive campaign to increase patients’ access to timely care.

Last week saw the latest development, as 4,000 mental health clinicians went on a five-day strike against Kaiser, the state’s largest HMO.

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Kaiser Clinicians Go on the Offensive for Patient Access

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-12-21 17:20
Kaiser Clinicians Go on the Offensive for Patient Access December 21, 2018 / Chris Brooks<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Rising suicide rates. The opioid epidemic. Mass shootings.

The United States is facing multiple public health crises, partly rooted in a lack of access to meaningful mental health care.

For the past decade, mental health clinicians in California represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have been leading an offensive campaign to increase patients’ access to timely care.

Last week saw the latest development, as 4,000 mental health clinicians went on a five-day strike against Kaiser, the state’s largest HMO.

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Reformers Take Back the Reins in New York City UPS Teamsters Local

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-12-21 17:12

The biggest UPS local in the Northeast is back in the hands of reformers.

Teamsters in New York City’s Local 804 elected the Experience Matters slate far and away the winner in a four-way race December 20.

President-Elect Vincent Perrone, a 25-year UPS worker and former business agent, won with 1,269 votes to incumbent President Danny Montalvo’s 794.

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Reformers Take Back the Reins in New York City UPS Teamsters Local

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-12-21 17:12

The biggest UPS local in the Northeast is back in the hands of reformers.

Teamsters in New York City’s Local 804 elected the Experience Matters slate far and away the winner in a four-way race December 20.

President-Elect Vincent Perrone, a 25-year UPS worker and former business agent, won with 1,269 votes to incumbent President Danny Montalvo’s 794.

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George H.W. Bush: Not So Civil After All

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-12-20 16:11

In the thousands of words spilled for the late George H.W. Bush, you won’t find the names of Argentine workers Pedro Troiani and Carlos Propato.

The two union activists were among those detained and tortured in 1976 at a Buenos Aires Ford plant and later at a secret detention facility run by a military dictatorship, a government supported by then-CIA Director Bush.

Days after Bush’s funeral, two elderly former plant executives were sentenced to prison for their role in kidnapping 24 union delegates.

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George H.W. Bush: Not So Civil After All

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-12-20 16:11

In the thousands of words spilled for the late George H.W. Bush, you won’t find the names of Argentine workers Pedro Troiani and Carlos Propato.

The two union activists were among those detained and tortured in 1976 at a Buenos Aires Ford plant and later at a secret detention facility run by a military dictatorship, a government supported by then-CIA Director Bush.

Days after Bush’s funeral, two elderly former plant executives were sentenced to prison for their role in kidnapping 24 union delegates.

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Solidarity Pickets Protest Canada Post Strike Ban

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-12-20 15:38
Solidarity Pickets Protest Canada Post Strike Ban December 20, 2018 / Chloe Rockarts<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

When government legislation ordered Canadian postal workers back to work, other unions and labor groups across the country organized picket lines to support postal workers and the right to strike.

Picketers stopped mail entering and exiting Canada Post processing centers, distribution facilities, and plants in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Edmonton, Mississauga, Ottawa, Oshawa, Whitehorse, Windsor, London, and twice each in Halifax and Hamilton.

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Solidarity Pickets Protest Canada Post Strike Ban

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-12-20 15:38
Solidarity Pickets Protest Canada Post Strike Ban December 20, 2018 / Chloe Rockarts<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

When government legislation ordered Canadian postal workers back to work, other unions and labor groups across the country organized picket lines to support postal workers and the right to strike.

Picketers stopped mail entering and exiting Canada Post processing centers, distribution facilities, and plants in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Edmonton, Mississauga, Ottawa, Oshawa, Whitehorse, Windsor, London, and twice each in Halifax and Hamilton.

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Marriott Hotel Strikers Set a New Industry Standard

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-12-20 14:02
Marriott Hotel Strikers Set a New Industry Standard December 20, 2018 / Samantha Winslow<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

After two months of strikes, workers at the largest hotel company in the world have won their biggest demands and set a new pattern for the hospitality industry.

The seven UNITE HERE locals in Hawaii, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Detroit, and Boston bargained separately, but similar contract expiration dates allowed 7,700 workers to strike Marriott at the same time.

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Marriott Hotel Strikers Set a New Industry Standard

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-12-20 14:02
Marriott Hotel Strikers Set a New Industry Standard December 20, 2018 / Samantha Winslow<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

After two months of strikes, workers at the largest hotel company in the world have won their biggest demands and set a new pattern for the hospitality industry.

The seven UNITE HERE locals in Hawaii, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Detroit, and Boston bargained separately, but similar contract expiration dates allowed 7,700 workers to strike Marriott at the same time.

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VIDEO: Labor Notes Q&A With Activists from Biggest Fights of 2018

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2018-12-18 01:00

Labor might be on the ropes, but it still knows how to throw a punch. 2018 saw thousands of teachers, campus workers, and hotel workers hit the streets in support of bold demands. What does it take to strike and win in the new Gilded Age?

To find out, Labor Notes Assistant Editor Dan DiMaggio spoke with activists on the front lines of some of 2018's biggest labor fights. This event was held on Monday, December 17.

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VIDEO: Labor Notes Q&A With Activists from Biggest Fights of 2018

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2018-12-18 01:00

Labor might be on the ropes, but it still knows how to throw a punch. 2018 saw thousands of teachers, campus workers, and hotel workers hit the streets in support of bold demands. What does it take to strike and win in the new Gilded Age?

To find out, Labor Notes Assistant Editor Dan DiMaggio spoke with activists on the front lines of some of 2018's biggest labor fights. This event was held on Monday, December 17.

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Chicago Teachers Win First Charter Strike in History

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-12-14 17:59
Chicago Teachers Win First Charter Strike in History December 14, 2018 / Barbara Madeloni<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

This article, originally published on December 4 as the strike began, has since been updated. --Editors.

Chicago teachers are leading the way again. They have declared victory in the first charter school strike in U.S. history.

The four-day strike included 550 teachers and paraprofessionals who work at all 15 Chicago charter schools in the Acero charter chain.

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Chicago Teachers Win First Charter Strike in History

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-12-14 17:59
Chicago Teachers Win First Charter Strike in History December 14, 2018 / Barbara Madeloni<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

This article, originally published on December 4 as the strike began, has since been updated. --Editors.

Chicago teachers are leading the way again. They have declared victory in the first charter school strike in U.S. history.

The four-day strike included 550 teachers and paraprofessionals who work at all 15 Chicago charter schools in the Acero charter chain.

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