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UK: Unions vow to fight new government attack on the right to strike

LabourStart - Sat, 2022-05-21 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Union News

‘You Have to Be Very Persistent’: Lessons from the Starbucks Union in Chile

Steward's Corner - Sat, 2022-05-21 14:55

Andrés Giordano is the former president of the Starbucks union in Chile and a recently elected congressman. These remarks were edited from “Revolutionary Grounds,” an event hosted by the Emergency Workplace Committee, Starbucks Workers United, and the International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America. A version was originally published by The Forge. The union’s current president and another member will join the 2022 Labor Notes Conference.

Categories: Labor Notes

‘You Have to Be Very Persistent’: Lessons from the Starbucks Union in Chile

Magazine Stories - Sat, 2022-05-21 14:55

Andrés Giordano is the former president of the Starbucks union in Chile and a recently elected congressman. These remarks were edited from “Revolutionary Grounds,” an event hosted by the Emergency Workplace Committee, Starbucks Workers United, and the International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America. A version was originally published by The Forge. The union’s current president and another member will join the 2022 Labor Notes Conference.

Categories: Labor Notes

Belarus: IndustriALL denounces further escalation of repression

LabourStart - Fri, 2022-05-20 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL

Belarus: ITUC reaffirms support for unions under sustained attack

LabourStart - Fri, 2022-05-20 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC

U.S. Soccer And Players Agree To Equal Pay In New Contracts

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 15:30

U.S. Soccer and the women’s and men’s national teams have announced a historic collective bargaining agreement to close the gender pay gap and assure every player, man or woman, is paid equally, a first in the soccer federation world. What do you think?

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Categories: The Onion

Workplace Bullying in Higher Education is Rampant. We’re Fighting Back

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2022-05-20 15:14

Grabbing her hair, the boss held scissor blades an inch from her face. “If you don’t give me any brilliant ideas I’m going to cut your hair off,” he deadpanned.

Was this a sick joke? Was he serious? She was alone in his office with him. She was petrified.

You might think this assault happened in some notoriously wretched workplace, the kind of abuse that only occurs in sweatshops halfway across the globe.

But you would be wrong.

Categories: Labor Notes

Workplace Bullying in Higher Education is Rampant. We’re Fighting Back

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2022-05-20 15:14

Grabbing her hair, the boss held scissor blades an inch from her face. “If you don’t give me any brilliant ideas I’m going to cut your hair off,” he deadpanned.

Was this a sick joke? Was he serious? She was alone in his office with him. She was petrified.

You might think this assault happened in some notoriously wretched workplace, the kind of abuse that only occurs in sweatshops halfway across the globe.

But you would be wrong.

Categories: Labor Notes

Fetus Steps Outside Womb For Quick Cigarette Break

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 15:05

KEARNEY, NE—Explaining he felt “all cooped up in that place” and needed to clear his head, a local fetus reportedly stepped outside the womb Friday for a quick cigarette break. “It’s nice to take a break from the nonstop gestation and just relax a little, but you’re not allowed to smoke in there,” said the unborn…

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Categories: The Onion

Farm and Construction Equipment Workers Strike in Iowa and Wisconsin

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2022-05-20 14:56

Eleven hundred workers who manufacture agricultural and construction equipment for CNH Industrial in Burlington, Iowa, and Racine, Wisconsin, have been on strike since May 2.

At the core of the strike is the company’s three-tier pay system. Workers hired before 1996 make $6 to $8 more per hour than those hired after 2004; those hired between 1996 and 2004 earn somewhere in between. Workers want to see at least the bottom tier abolished.

Categories: Labor Notes

Farm and Construction Equipment Workers Strike in Iowa and Wisconsin

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2022-05-20 14:56

Eleven hundred workers who manufacture agricultural and construction equipment for CNH Industrial in Burlington, Iowa, and Racine, Wisconsin, have been on strike since May 2.

At the core of the strike is the company’s three-tier pay system. Workers hired before 1996 make $6 to $8 more per hour than those hired after 2004; those hired between 1996 and 2004 earn somewhere in between. Workers want to see at least the bottom tier abolished.

Categories: Labor Notes

NYPD Arrests Colombian Turnstile Lord Behind Massive Turnstile-Jumping Ring

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 14:55

NEW YORK—As part of a sting aimed at dismantling a criminal enterprise said to operate in all five boroughs, the New York City Police Department arrested Friday a notorious Colombian turnstile lord alleged to be the leader of a massive international turnstile-jumping ring. “The NYPD has apprehended Carlos ‘The…

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Categories: The Onion

Elon Musk Accuses Own Genitals Of Being Far-Left Actor With Axe To Grind

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 14:20

LOS ANGELES—Claiming his penis had obviously been coerced into exposing itself to a flight attendant in 2016, Elon Musk reportedly accused his genitals Friday of being a far-left actor with an axe to grind. “For the record, these accusations against me are wildly untrue, and were carried out by my genitals in a…

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Excuses Men Use To Not Get Married

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 12:50

The only thing men fear more than commitment is getting married specifically to you. Here are the most common excuses guys use to avoid saying “I do.”

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Categories: The Onion

Knife-Wielding Tesla Kills Pedestrian

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 11:35

BOSTON—In an incident that sent shock waves across the automotive industry, a knife-wielding Tesla Model S reportedly killed local pedestrian Lucy Friedman Friday after pursuing her down a city street. “Based on data retrieved from the vehicle, the Tesla’s camera appears to have accidentally locked onto the…

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Categories: The Onion

Ringling Bros. Announces Comeback Tour Without Animal Acts

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 11:30

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus has announced the return of its big top circus that closed five years ago, which is scheduled to debut in the fall of 2023 as a “multi-platform entertainment franchise” that focuses on human feats rather than animal acts. What do you think?

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Categories: The Onion

Embarrassed Man Frantically Clears Search History After Googling Jets’ Playoff Chances

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 09:27

GALLOWAY, NJ—Cursing himself and sweating as he tried to eliminate all traces of what he’d done, embarrassed local man Chris Burnley was said to be frantically clearing his internet search history Friday after googling the New York Jets’ playoff chances. “Jesus Christ, what the fuck is wrong with you? No one can know…

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Categories: The Onion

Timeline Of Tucker Carlson’s Career

The Onion - Fri, 2022-05-20 08:00

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the nation’s most-watched cable pundit, has built a career as a lightning rod for controversy. The Onion looks at the key events of his life and career.

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Categories: The Onion
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