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Myanmar: For Myanmar workers, another problem emerges: labor abuse

LabourStart - Wed, 2022-01-05 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: RFA

Steward's Corner: Using Pressure to Settle Grievances

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2022-01-05 17:18

What ultimately settles grievances? More often than not, it hinges on the union’s ability to pressure management to settle.

When managers look at the steward and the grievant across the table at a grievance meeting, they must clearly understand that they are dealing with more than just two people. They are dealing with the entire union. Management must also go to the grievance meeting feeling some immediacy, so they don’t drag the grievance out through all the steps.

Steward's Corner: Using Pressure to Settle Grievances January 05, 2022 / from the Union Steward's Complete Guide
Categories: Labor Notes

Steward's Corner: Using Pressure to Settle Grievances

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2022-01-05 17:18

What ultimately settles grievances? More often than not, it hinges on the union’s ability to pressure management to settle.

When managers look at the steward and the grievant across the table at a grievance meeting, they must clearly understand that they are dealing with more than just two people. They are dealing with the entire union. Management must also go to the grievance meeting feeling some immediacy, so they don’t drag the grievance out through all the steps.

Steward's Corner: Using Pressure to Settle Grievances January 05, 2022 / from the Union Steward's Complete Guide
Categories: Labor Notes

NHL Staffer Cancer-Free After Fan Spots Dangerous Mole On Neck

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 16:39

A Seattle Kraken fan was thanked with a $10,000 medical school scholarship for saving the life of a Vancouver Canucks equipment manager after she pressed a note to the plexiglass warning that the mole on his neck looked cancerous. What do you think?

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J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Not Making It Clear That Ron Weasley Is The Anti-Semitic Caricature

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 16:31

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—Saying she could only express her heartfelt remorse to any fans who felt misled, author J.K. Rowling apologized Wednesday for not making it clear that the character Ron Weasley was her intended anti-Semitic caricature in the Harry Potter series. “Obviously, I’ve always portrayed Ron as a lowly…

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Toddler Dies In Accidental Shooting After Finding Father’s Gun Under Pile Of Guns

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 15:41

DEL CITY, OK—Calling the incident a tragedy that could have easily been prevented, authorities announced Wednesday that a local 2-year-old had died in an accidental shooting after discovering his father’s gun hidden under a pile of guns. “Our hearts go out to the family of the child who lost his life in this horrible…

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Authorities Recruit Jared Fogle From Prison To Help Bring Down Horrifying New Subway Steak ‘Cali Fresh’ Sandwich

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 15:05

JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO—Tapping the convicted pedophile and former Subway spokesperson to aid in their efforts, authorities reportedly recruited Jared Fogle from prison Wednesday in order to help bring down the horrifying new Subway Steak “Cali Fresh” sandwich. “We know you’ve done some bad, bad shit in the past, but we…

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Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty On 4 Counts of Fraud

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 15:00

A jury found Elizabeth Holmes, the 37-year-old founder of blood-testing startup Theranos, guilty of four out of 11 federal charges, including three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. What do you think?

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Things That Soldier Has Seen Will Haunt Him For Rest Of Afternoon

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 14:55

BAGHDAD—Staring into the middle distance as the day’s atrocities replayed in his head, U.S. Army Pfc. Jake Citterton told reporters Friday that he had seen things he feared would haunt him for the rest of the afternoon. “The blood, the screaming, the looks on the children’s faces—I don’t know if I’m going to be able…

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Zoo Visitors Impressed By Number Of Animals Willing To Eat Change

The Onion - Wed, 2022-01-05 09:00

NAPLES, FL—Delighting at the chance to interact up close with the wildlife, visitors to the Naples Zoo confirmed Wednesday they were impressed by the number of animals on the premises that were willing to eat loose change. “I was pleasantly surprised by how many of these guys will just munch on whatever I have in my…

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Cambodia: Police arrest union leader over casino strike

LabourStart - Tue, 2022-01-04 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Mizzima

FDA Approves First Injectable HIV Prevention Drug

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 15:45

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a long-acting injectable medication that can be administered every two months as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) against HIV, providing an alternative to daily pills. What do you think?

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‘Trevor’ Tops List Of 2021’s Most Popular Bridge Names

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 15:27

WASHINGTON—According to new data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Trevor topped the list of 2021’s most popular bridge names. “For the first time in our nation’s history, Trevor became America’s leading bridge name, finally surpassing Jim, which had enjoyed a brief three-year reign,” said…

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Republican Party To Pay $1.6 Million Of Trump’s Legal Bills

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 14:38

The Republican Party is putting $1.6 million toward helping former President Trump pay for “certain legal expenses that relate to politically motivated legal proceedings waged against” him. What do you think?

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Stranded Driver Kicking Self For Eating Entire Hitchhiker Before Getting Stuck In Snowstorm

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 14:27

STAFFORD, VA—Frustrated by his failure to properly plan for the massive traffic jam along I-95, local driver Ken Boswell was reportedly kicking himself Tuesday for eating the entire hitchhiker he had picked up before getting stuck in last night’s snowstorm. “I wish I had checked the weather and known what I was…

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Zoom meeting link – The General Strike: Past, Present and Future (Sunday Jan. 9 @4:00)

Boston Labor Solidarity Committee - Tue, 2022-01-04 13:46

Zoom meeting link – DC Mandela Room is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: The General Strike (public)
Time: Jan 9, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The General Strike:

Past, Present and Future

General strikes have toppled governments, put down military coups, won shorter hours, and forced employers to recognize unions. General strikes have shut down entire industries, and brought entire cities under workers’ control – at least for a time. General strikes demonstrate our enormous power, our ability to make a new world, should we organize to win it. They cause bosses the whole  world over to tremble. We will explore the history of general strikes, and the possibilities for rebuilding a labor movement capable of wielding so powerful a force.

Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.

The Democracy Center

45 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square

Featured speaker: Jon Bekken, co-editor, Anarcho-Syndicalist Review

Sponsored by Boston Labor Solidarity Committee
bostonlsc.wordpress.com

masks and vaccinations required

The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. The Mandela, Parks, and Chavez rooms are accessible, but the Library is not. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility. To reach that bathroom, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right. More information at: democracycenter.org/accessibility. Contact info@democracycenter.org or 617 492 8855 as needed.

Rabbit Who Got Caught By Hawk Honestly Relieved It Can Finally Relax Now

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 09:00

EVANSTON, IL—Admitting that the anticipation had been the worst part, a local rabbit who was recently caught by a hawk confirmed Tuesday that it was in all honesty relieved it could finally just relax. “You know, you spend your whole life living in fear that one day this big catastrophe is going to happen to you, and…

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Excuses To Get Out Of Work That Bosses See Right Through

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 09:00

Your boss may be stupid, but they’re not that stupid. Here are common excuses people use to get out of work that management will see right through.

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City Announces Construction Of 20 New Miles Of Secret Underground Tunnels For Vloggers To Explore

The Onion - Tue, 2022-01-04 09:00

SAN FRANCISCO—Hoping to expand access to the important municipal resource, the city of San Francisco reportedly announced the construction of 20 new miles of secret underground tunnels Wednesday for vloggers to explore. “We are happy to announce that we’ve broken ground on a whole new system of spooky tunnels for…

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Cambodia: Cambodia arrests workers protesting layoffs at casino NagaWorld

LabourStart - Mon, 2022-01-03 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Channel News Asia
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