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More than 7,700 Marriott hotel workers walked off the job this week in a strike promoted by claims of low pay and demands for improved working conditions and protection against sexual harassment... Read Story
Susan Shabangu and Nehawu are reported to have agreed to suspend system, but union will only confirm on Thursday. Read Story
Events English (US) · Français (France) · Español · Português (Brasil) · Deutsch Privacy · Terms · Advertising · Ad Choices · Cookies · More Facebook © 2018 OCT 15 Educators for $15 & Fairness at Lawrence West Station! Public · Hosted by Fight for $15 & Fairness and Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) InterestedInvite clock Monday, October 15, 2018 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM EDT Next Week · 3–9°C Rain Showers pin Lawrence West station 655 Lawrence Avenue W, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1A9 Show Map ticket Tickets www.15andfairness.org Find Tickets 2 posts in the discussion. See Discussion Read Story
Louisville Teamsters leader Fred Zuckerman sharply criticized national union leaders’ ratification of a new five-year contract that most workers rejected. Read Story
The Teamsters allege that First Student has repeatedly failed to make the required company contributions to the drivers' retirement plans in school districts throughout New England.... Read Story
Liberals are going to lose votes to billionaire-funded scare tactics, so they need to build a supermajority cushion to defeat Trump and the G.O.P.... Read Story
An inadvertent over-pressurization of gas lines in Woburn led to a big response from National Grid Monday afternoon. ... Read Story
A British union has called for a 24-hour strike of Uber drivers in London, Birmingham and Nottingham, putting up a “digital picket line” to demand better pay and conditions.The Indepen…... Read Story
The restaurant was just slapped with massive fines for wrongful termination and illegal tip pooling... Read Story
When Amanda Cestare started working at New York City’s famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner in 2008, she didn’t know much about leftist politics or the labor movement. Ten years later, she’s helping to build a local chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), one of the most radical unions in... Read Story
From strike authorization votes to solidarity rallies, lately contracts have been on the minds of many in the mining industry.While Cleveland-Cliffs... Read Story
Around 160,000 people joined demonstrations across France Tuesday, the interior ministry said, heeding union calls for President Emmanuel Macron to "maintain the social model" under threat from austerity reforms. Read Story
Sapling, a provider of specialized Core HR and Onboarding software for high-growth, international teams, identified 3 main factors pushing todays employees to…... Read Story
PARIS, Oct 10 — Around 160,000 people joined demonstrations across France yesterday, the interior ministry said, heeding union calls for President Emmanuel Macron to “maintain the social model” under threat from austerity reforms. Read Story
Workers at Tesla are fighting for a little more power.And Elon Musk is hitting back, hard.Tesla’s billionaire CEO has been accused of using shady tactics to squash a union drive at Tesla&#82…... Read Story
Debate over Measure F, a Palo Alto ballot initiative that aims to curb healthcare costs in the city, has intensified... Read Story
Honeywell is planning to terminate health care coverage for retirees and their covered spouses and dependents. Read Story
In The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage in Saskatchewan, University of Regina Business professor Dr.Andrew Stevens explodes many of the more prevalent myths about the minimum wage and minimum wage worker... Read Story
NLRB Charge: UNITE HERE officials are waging an illegal campaign to coerce Terranea workers into union forced-dues ranks without a vote Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2018) – With free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, a Rancho Palos Verdes resort worker has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging an aggressive organizing campaign being waged by UNITE HERE Local 11 union officials, who are demanding that the resort assist them in forcing their employees into a union. Sophal Im is a concierge coordinator at the five-star Terranea Resort, which is currently being picketed as part of UNITE HERE Local 11 officials’ campaign against the resort. The charge states that union officials are violating federal labor law by demanding that Terranea assist UNITE HERE Local 11 in forcing Im and his co-workers into the union’s monopoly representation. Union officials demand that Terranea support their efforts to unionize the employees through a “card check” drive. To force Terranea to comply, union officials have been picketing and attacking the resort for months without filing an election petition. The charge points out that this is illegal because union bosses are not allowed to picket in an attempt to organize a workplace for more than thirty days unless they also file a petition for an NLRB vote. In union-demanded card check schemes, organizers often pressure, intimidate, or mislead workers into signing cards, which then are counted as “votes” for unionization, bypassing the NLRB-supervised secret ballot election process. If union officials have the support of just 30 percent of workers, they can move for an NLRB-supervised vote to determine whether a majority of workers support unionization. However, UNITE HERE officials haven’t filed for an election at Terranea, instead demanding that the company agree to bypass a secret ballot vote. Because California lacks a Right to Work law, in a unionized workplace even workers who choose not to be union members can be forced to pay dues or fees to union officials, or else be fired. Im, concerned that he might be forced into accepting and subsidizing a union he opposes as a result of the unions’ aggressive campaign against his employer, came to the National Right to Work Foundation and received free legal aid in filing the charge, which will now be investigated by the NLRB. “If they have sufficient support from the workers they seek to represent, UNITE HERE union bosses could file for an NLRB secret ballot election at any time,” said Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation. “Because they either lack that support or are too scared workers would reject the union in such a vote, they have instead launched an apparently never-ending campaign designed to bully the employer into handing over the workers so they can be forced to pay union fees.” “This type of corporate campaign is a clear violation of the National Labor Relations Act and the Labor Board should swiftly move to prosecute union officials for their coercive, underhanded tactics designed to subvert the rights of Mr. Im and his colleagues,” added Mix. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, assists thousands of employees in more than 250 cases nationwide per year. Read Story
Compass Group workers and UFCW Local 1006A members at Tim Horton’s in Oshawa, Ontario recently ratified their first union contract. Read Story
Truck owners and workers under the Bangladesh Goods Transport Owners Workers United Association started their work abstention across the country since this morning to press home their seven-point demand, including bringing changes to the Road Transport Act-2018. Read Story
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sees tens of thousands of jobs flowing back ... Read Story
Industrial action at Canada Post has been averted for the time being but disruption is still a possibility in the run up to Christmas. Read Story