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A New York labor union published a report, Wednesday, calling out Amazon's "deadly and dehumanizing" working conditions and accusing it of working towards "world market domination."... Read Story
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Roadways Employees’ Union has submitted in the Punjab and Haryana high court that there was no need to hire other buses and th. Read Story
National Grid wants to reach an agreement with gas workers by Christmas, but the most recent round of negotiations failed. Read Story
The Senate labor committee Nov. 29 ended its final markup of the 115th Congress without voting on some of President Donald Trump’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read Story
The party’s response to the General Motors layoffs could speak to its ability—and willingness—to make Rust Belt workers feel seen. Read Story
Red flags cross India as labor unions and the Communist Party join forces for a mass march on Dehli, to alleviate the desperate situation facing farmers. Read Story
Why is Jeff Bezos getting subsidies for his new HQ when one in 10 public school children is homeless and the transit system is crumbling? Read Story
The United Auto Workers union said GM's decision to idle plants in the U.S. and Canada shows the new trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico is not strong enough to stop the flow of jobs from the U.S. Read Story
A decision by General Motors to close five North American auto plants — including one in Oshawa, Ont. — is causing new uncertainty about the future of Canada’s trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico, former interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose warned Wednesday. Read Story
Premier Mark McGowan is facing blowback from militant unions over his decision to allow limited gas fracking in WA’s north, with claims he defied the directives of WA Labor’s State executive. Read Story
The world needs a Paris climate agreement for labor to help unions... Read Story
Ford Motor Co. said on Wednesday it will reshuffle workers at several of its plants to meet rising demand for pickup trucks and large SUVs, a process that will... Read Story
Union leaders and politicians who talk about saving a General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., are selling "false hope," Doug Ford said Wednesday, as the leader of the union representing the affected autoworkers accused the premier of undermining efforts to fight the job cuts. Read Story
Brookfield (PRWEB) November 28, 2018 -- High profile security incidents demonstrate the gravity and impact that workplace violence has on our nation.Recent... Read Story
DETROIT, Nov 29 — Ford Motor Co said yesterday it will reshuffle workers at several of its plants to meet rising demand for pickup trucks and large SUVs, a process that will require finding new positions for 150 workers displaced by the changes but not result in job cuts. Read Story
Most people who work for teacher unions are themselves members of a separate union, called a staff union. They collectively bargain internal contracts with union executives and managers on the opposite side of the table. Read Story
Can free ports spark a post-Brexit manufacturing boom? Jonty Bloom reports from Teesside, which plans to become the UK's first free port. Read Story
On Wednesday, students, and teachers took the streets of Bogota in the largest protest since they began their strike in October. Read Story
Workers demand a ‘just transition’ to avoid political conflict... Read Story
OTTAWA, Nov 28 — Canadian postal workers vowed civil disobedience as they went back to work yesterday after the government ended a strike over rising workplace injuries in the booming e-commerce sector. Read Story
The United Auto Workers union is planning to fight General Motors after it announced closing several production facilities and layoffs in the next year. Read Story
The University of Massachusetts Graduate Employee Organization protested former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ahead of his appearance at the Amherst campus on Tuesday night.  The UMass Amherst College Republicans announced Spicer as its Fall 2018 guest speaker in a Facebook post on Nov. 1. Spicer will discuss his time as President Donald Trump’s top spokesman, as well as his new book, according to the post. On Monday, just hours before Spicer’s talk, the UMass Graduate Employee Organization, a labor union, invited its supporters to meet outside the building where Spicer will speak in order to “create a space that embraces the voices that the Sean Spicer’s [sic] want to erase.”  [RELATED: UMass students label ‘right-wing trolls,’ ‘conservative apologists’ as ‘THE ENEMY’] “We aim to create a platform for the voices that have been silenced on our campus, not the voices of white supremacy, which always have the mic,” the GEO’s Facebook post states.  “Sean Spicer’s support for the travel ban, as well as his comments downplaying the severity of the Holocaust, and his role in espousing alternative facts for the Trump administration, are all reasons why the UMass Amherst administration should think more critically when presented with the decision of giving him a platform,” the post adds. The group goes on to state the “danger in legitimizing [Spicer’s] voice in an academic setting is real and demonstrably counter to both the safety of the people who work and study at UMass and their sense of belonging to an institution which would purport to protect them.”  [RELATED: UMass: Qualified faculty candidates must be ‘appropriately diverse’] Nicole Neily, founder of Speech First, reacted to the labor union’s protest in a statement to Campus Reform.  “The beauty of the First Amendment is that it creates an environment where members of the UMass community can choose to either attend Sean Spicer’s presentation or the Graduate Employee Organization’s protest,” Neily said.  “It’s refreshing to see (at least on the Facebook page) that the organizers aren’t calling for Spicer’s lecture to be disrupted or canceled. After all, students and faculty deserve the opportunity to listen to Spicer’s remarks and to decide how they feel about his anecdotes and his role in this administration – that is not a decision that protesters should be making unilaterally for others. Counter-programming – as long as it’s peaceful, of course – is a hallmark of a robust democracy,” Neily added. The University of Massachusetts did not provide a comment in time for publication.  Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @JonStreet Powered by WPeMatico Read Story