Tag: union

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or...

/ September 1, 2018

IWW Couriers Network launches first national campaign

The IWW Couriers Network has launched the “We’re playing your game but you won’t tell us the rules!” campaign to force gig economy food companies to radically improve their approach to transparency and the information that they share with their...

/ August 30, 2018

I’m Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut Video

In the summer of 2008, Rich Juzwiak was working as a culture writer for VH1’s website, a job that required him to keep up with a daunting assortment of reality-television shows. Some were well-established hits: Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother....

/ August 30, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

Bernie Sanders’ problem with Amazon

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking additional information about the working conditions in Amazon warehouses in advance of legislation he’s preparing to introduce on September 5.  Income inequality was, after all, the centerpiece of Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It was...

/ August 29, 2018

Who wins and who loses in Scott Morrison’s new team

ABC Parliament House Bureau Updated August 26, 2018 22:35:59 Map: Australia Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull leave huge holes in the Federal Ministry - this is how Scott Morrison has tackled the task of putting together a new team. He...

/ August 26, 2018

The lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling

Antoinette Siu Contributor More posts by this contributor California may mandate a woman in the boardroom, but businesses are fighting it For four years, Edhuar Arellano has left his house at 7 a.m. on weekdays to drive customers around the...

/ August 24, 2018

In Atlantic City, Where Trump Built and Destroyed a Casino Empire, One Man Has Created an Odd Museum to the President’s Past

Every Sunday this August, public historian Levi Fox sets up shop in front of Atlantic City’s soon-to-be-demolished Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. There, using a simple folding table and duffle bag, he presents roughly 60 objects, from a Trump Marina...

/ August 24, 2018

FRONTEX heralds better border control as reducing migration to a “manageable” level while giving a tacit nod of approval to sadistic policies

In a report released on 7 August, FRONTEX adulated at the decrease of “migration flow” from the end of 2015 until now. The publication cites the closure of the route in 2016 as being a key component in the decrease...

/ August 24, 2018

In an Era of Fashion Exhibition Blockbusters, the Christian Dior Retrospective Heading to Denver Just May Set the Record for Chic

“What you see in the famous Mad Men series,” says Denver Art Museum curator Florence Müller, “he has invented this.” Such is Müller’s pithy description of the deep and lasting influence of legendary French fashion designer Christian Dior, the subject...

/ August 23, 2018

Syrian refugees find Turkey more welcoming than western Europe

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/ August 23, 2018

“They’re Throwing Things at the Wall”: Faced with Manafort and Cohen Convictions, the Right Melts Down

Left, by Zach Gibson; right, by Mark Kauzlarich, both from Bloomberg/Getty Images. Just hours after Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, pled guilty to violating campaign-finance law on behalf of an unnamed political candidate in 2016, and Paul Manafort,...

/ August 22, 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil flags potential sale of struggling cannery SPC

Posted August 22, 2018 16:35:03 Soft drink giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) may sell its struggling SPC fruit and vegetable cannery, with a change of ownership among options to grow the operation. CCA announced it has started a strategic review of...

/ August 22, 2018

Protesting fascists wherever they go

ONE WEEK after the far right was humiliatingly outnumbered at its “White Civil Rights Rally” in Washington, D.C., by thousands of anti-racist protesters, fascists tried to regroup with a national day of action against “far left violence.” And once again,...

/ August 21, 2018

Greece begins a new chapter following the conclusion of its stability support programme

Greece has successfully concluded a three year European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme with its place at the heart of the euro area and European Union secured. The successful conclusion of the programme is a testament to the efforts...

/ August 20, 2018

Married lesbian couple sue for discrimination after being denied senior housing

St. Louis, Mo. LGBTQ Nation Mary Walsh and her wife Beverly Nance applied for housing at Friendship Village Sunset Hills just outside of St. Louis and were denied – even though they were legally married and had been in a...

/ August 19, 2018

After 122 Days of Bargaining, MoMA Workers Enthusiastically Approve a New Contract That Gives All Union Members Raises

The negotiations are over at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where MoMA Local 2110 has voted overwhelmingly to approve a new five-year contract. The previous agreement had expired May 20, and union members had been loudly critical of the...

/ August 17, 2018