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USA : Los Angeles Times newsroom votes for union

LabourStart US - Fri, 2018-01-19 22:26
Source: LA Times Guild

USA : Not fit to lead our newsroom

LabourStart US - Fri, 2018-01-19 22:24
Source: LA Times Guild

USA : Why labor rights are civil rights

LabourStart US - Fri, 2018-01-19 20:23
Source: New York Daily News

UK: Stressed-out Anglican priests turn to trade unions for support

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-01-19 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: RNS

Brazil: Privatization Plans of São Paulo Metro Halted After Strike

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-01-19 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Rio Times

USA: Los Angeles Times newsroom votes for union

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-01-19 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: LA Times Guild

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 New Jobs, Build New Campus

The Onion - Fri, 2018-01-19 17:33

Partially owing to a recent massive tax break, tech giant Apple will return billions of dollars from tax havens to the United States and create an estimated 20,000 new jobs while investing $30 billion in the U.S. economy. What do you think?

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USA : Wireless Workers Vote Up Deal at AT&T Mobility

LabourStart US - Fri, 2018-01-19 16:00
Source: Labor Notes

USA : Union membership increased by 1.2 percent in 2017

LabourStart US - Fri, 2018-01-19 15:59
Source: Detroit News

Victory at Los Angeles Times Continues Digital and Newsroom Organizing Momentum

AFL-CIO Weblog - Fri, 2018-01-19 15:25
Victory at Los Angeles Times Continues Digital and Newsroom Organizing Momentum

Los Angeles Times newsroom employees made history by voting 248–44 to be represented by the NewsGuild—the first newsroom union in the paper's 136-year history.

The vote at the Times is part of a larger trend that has been going on in recent years where folks in newsrooms that are digital or have a strong digital presence have been exercising their freedom to come together in union.

Approximately 400 employees at Vox Media recently voted to be represented by Writers Guild of America, East, and the company voluntarily recognized the union. The union organizing committee at Vox said: "Through voluntary recognition, Vox Media has joined the growing ranks of digital media companies that understand the necessity of unions to secure basic protections for those of us who work in an always-evolving industry. A union will give us the means to maintain what we love about working for this company, and to have a collective voice when we address anything that may change."

The wave of digital media companies unionizing gained momentum in 2015, when the now-defunct Gawker Media joined numerous other digital companies that recognized unions and ratified contracts, including Vice Media, ThinkProgress and HuffPost. More recently, writers and editors at a number of other digital publications have affiliated with WGAE and currently are in contract negotiations, among them The Intercept, Salon, Thrillist and MTV News.

Some of the owners of these organizations have fought unionization at their company. Joe Rickets, owner of New York-based sites Gothamist and DNAinfo, shut both websites down rather than recognize employees' right to organize. But those exceptions to the trend haven't slowed down working people who recognize the importance of organizing.

Kim Kelly, an editor at Vice Media, explained it: "People were fed up and broke and anxious about the future, and the union gave them a way to take control and force things to change."

Daniel Marans, a reporter at HuffPost, said that digital media publications need to grow with a changing digital workplace: "That comes to things like transparency on pay, having a decent pay scale that allows a ladder of sustainability where you can support yourself on such an income, and having due process and a guarantee of severance in the case of layoffs."

As the most recent votes at the Los Angeles Times and Vox show us, the trend of organizing at digital publications will continue to grow.

Kenneth Quinnell Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:25

Study Reveals Lobsters Feel Pain And Get Off On It Like The Kinky Little Perverts They Are

The Onion - Fri, 2018-01-19 14:44

DURHAM, NH—A new study released Friday by researchers at the University of New Hampshire’s Aquatic Institute revealed that lobsters are capable of feeling pain, and, what’s more, get off it on like the sick little fucking perverts they are. “Our experiments confirmed that lobsters are most likely able to experience…

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