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A pickup truck slammed into a crowd of "Fight for $15" protesters Tuesday during a rally in Flint, injuring nine people, officials said. Read Story
The United Steelworkers, which represents 16,000 workers at the Pittsburgh steelmaker, said progress had been made with the company. Read Story
Democrat Rashida Tlaib is among several people who were taken into police custody Tuesday at a Fight for $15 rally in downtown Detroit.... Read Story
THOUSANDS of Glasgow City Council workers will stage a two-day strike later this month in a row over equal pay claims. Read Story
A legal test that business groups and Republican lawmakers said would hamper job growth, hurt small businesses, and wreck the franchising model has only been applied in handful of cases, a Bloomberg Law analysis of decisions in the three years since reveals. Read Story
UK union follows Unite in threat of action over OCA pay offer... Read Story
Steelworkers wonder where windfall will land on BURGHline.com... Read Story
With huge letters that spelled U-N-I-O-N, and chanting, “When workers rights are under attack, we stand up and fight back,” fast-food workers, elected leaders and community members shut down a local McDonald’s store during the lunchtime rush, blocking doors and taking over the drive thru area. Shortly after, they marched to the streets, and stopped traffic as they took over Interstate 43, a major intersection near the store. Milwaukee native and Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Co-Chair the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis was among those arrested. “When I go to the ballot this year, I’ll be supporting leaders who side with workers, not corporations,” said Jennifer Berry, a McDonald’s worker from Milwaukee. “We need the right to a union so we can lift our families and our communities. And we need elected leaders who will help us instead of block us from sticking together.” The walkout followed 24 hours after hundreds of cooks and cashiers in Detroit and Flint, Michigan, walked off the job, culminating in nearly 20 arrests, including U.S. House candidate Rashida Tlaib. More than a dozen elected leaders including state Assembly members, Milwaukee County supervisors and Milwaukee Common Council members joined fast-food workers on the strike line on October 3, vowing to grow unions and fight for workers organizing on the job. “Workers in Wisconsin need unions – period,” said Marcelia Nicholson, Milwaukee County Board Supervisor and Organizer with MASH. “We’ve had eight years of all-out attacks on workers and their unions, making corporations richer and leaving working people in the dust. I will do everything in my power to fight for workers organizing in a union so we can lift pay and bring good jobs to communities across the state.” The wave of strikes will hit Chicago Thursday as more than 1,000 fast-food and other service workers converge on McDonald’s corporate headquarters demanding union rights at the fast-food giant. And cooks and cashiers will strike in battleground states all across the country, including Florida, Georgia, Connecticut and California, demanding union rights in the $200 billion fast-food industry. As fast-food cooks and cashiers strike nationwide this week, workers from across the service economy will join the uprising, including in key 2018 battlegrounds. Higher education workers at Miami Dade College – Florida’s largest college – and child care workers across California will rally on Thursday, while hospital workers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will walk off the job to protest efforts by powerful employers to undercut unions. Beginning October 4, workers in the Fight for $15 alongside union members across the country will head from the strike lines into their communities to lead 2018 election canvasses in swing states including Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, California, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Ohio where there are key races ahead of the November election. The strikes and canvasses follow a blitz of town halls and roundtable meetings workers in the Fight for $15 have held in 17 cities this year with members of Congress and state and local elected leaders focused on the need for lawmakers to make it easier for workers to organize in unions. As the election nears, support for unions is hitting record levels across the country. A survey by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released in June found that Americans’ interest in joining unions is at a four-decade high, with nearly half of all nonunion workers in the U.S. saying they would join a union if they could. A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute shows the decline in union membership over the past few decades has helped keep wages stagnant. Another study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that higher rates of unionization led to higher wages not just for union members, but for all workers. Earlier this year, public school teachers launched a wave of strikes hitting red states spanning West Virginia to Oklahoma to Arizona and beyond to protest years of pay cuts and attacks by politicians against their union. And in August, working people in Missouri voted by an overwhelming 2-1 margin to repeal the state’s right-to-work law. A growing number of candidates are putting unions at the center of their campaigns this year – and in state after state, that support has resonated with working families, including Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, David Garcia in Arizona, and Richard Ojeda in West Virginia. Read Story
UNITE HERE Local 26‏ @UNITEHERE26 5h5 hours ago Boston @Marriott workers are on strike! We have worker power, but we don’t have Marriott’s billions. Can’t join us on the picket line? Show support by donating to our Local 26 Strike Assistance Fund at http://bit.ly/26StrikeAssistanceFund …; #1job... Read Story
r/occupywallstreet: Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that [We Are The 99%](http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/) that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the... Read Story
Forestry workers across region would be affected if strike goes ahead... Read Story
WORKERS have served notice to Glasgow City Council of a strike over the equal pay scandal which would hit schools, nurseries, home care, cleaning…... Read Story
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Area workers today held a demonstration and strike as they continue to push for higher employment standards throughout the city and state. Read Story
BOSTON (AP) - Hotel workers have walked out at seven Marriott hotels in Boston in what union organizers say is the city's first-ever hotel strike.Local 26 of... Read Story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A strike by Providence school bus drivers that's affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students continued for a fifth day Wednesday,... Read Story
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions have reached a three-year tentative agreement after about five months of negotiations. Read Story
Tesla will be the defendant of a civic trial which alleges it knowingly permitted the abuse of foreign workers. Read Story
This article was produced in partnership with LA School Report. Thousands of teachers across the country have walked out of classrooms this year to demand better wages and more school resources, and Los Angeles could very well be next. Read Story
The labor union of Renault Samsung Motors is set to stage a partial strike Thursday, its first strike in four years, in a move that could lower the carmaker’s chances of renewing its contract on production of the Nissan Rogue sport utility vehicle next year, industry insiders said Wednesday.Ahead... Read Story
Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on other companies to lift their pay levels as well.... Read Story
CHICAGO, Oct 3 — Kim Lawson took a second job at McDonald’s last year in Kansas City, Missouri, to help make ends meet as a single mother to a three-year-old girl. It did not take long before two co-workers — one a manager — began sexually harassing her, the 25-year-old says. Read Story
The steel industries of Mexico and Canada on Tuesday urged their governments to resolve a tariff dispute with the United States before signing a new trilateral trade deal that was unveiled this week. Read Story
She’s all but guaranteed to be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress next month, but Rashida Tlaib found herself in zip tie handcuffs on Tuesday, as she participated in a rally for a living wage for Michigan’s fast food workers. Read Story
On Tuesday, October 2, employee demonstrations organized by the Airport Workers United campaign will take place at over 40 airports in 13 countries.The demonstrations are intended to mobilize wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and other laborers who perform low-skilled jobs at airports to demand... Read Story
Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE :SPR] has announced the opening of SolidaritUS Family Health Center, a new no-cost direct primary care health center in Oklahoma, the company said. The health center gives Spirit employees and their families in Oklahoma access to personal physicians and broad-scope primary care services at no cost. The number of patients under care of each SolidaritUS Health doctor is up to 75 percent fewer than the number typically seen by a primary care doctor in fee-for-service practice. The relatively small number of patients under each doctor´s care offers patients and their personal doctors the unique opportunity to get to know one another and build a trusted relationship of mutual responsibility for each patient´s health. Spirit AeroSystems Inc. employs approximately 1,600 in Oklahoma, including 1,300 UAW-represented workers. The company designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, UK, France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe. BY Gulli Arnason - October 2, 2018 Related Articles Air and Travel Read Story