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In a vote last week, over 80 percent of Unite trade union members at the Bridgend plant voted to oppose closure. Read Story
With more than 1,200 delegates attending, the Massachusetts Teachers Association approved a resolution “That the MTA delegation to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly propose a national teachers strike in support of the Green New Deal.” The submitters’ rationale noted that The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently issued a report arguing that, by the year 2030, carbon emissions must fall to 45% below 2010 levels. The UN Environment Executive Director said, “It’s like a deafening, piercing smoke alarm going off in the kitchen. We have to put out the fire.” They asked: How can we continue to be role models for our students as the smoke alarm goes off—deafening, piercing—if we fail to make every effort to usher them to safety? How will we face our grandchildren as the planet we left them goes up in flames? “I’m sorry,” we’ll tell them. “I was too afraid. Too hopeless. Too busy.” Or, maybe we will tell them a different story. Maybe, when our grandchildren ask us how the Green New Deal was won, we can say it started with students—and then with us. That when the teachers went out on strike in 2019, others followed. First the nurses, then the hotel workers. Next came the TV writers, the teamsters, and the flight attendants. A general strike shut down the whole country until Congress passed a Green New Deal that the president signed into law. Millions of Americans soon started at the kinds of green jobs-with-justice that reshaped this country and saved the planet. We faced the crisis, wrestled emissions to net-zero, and put out the fire. The few will continue to benefit from our fossil-fuel economy while the many suffer. Unless we stop them. There are more of us than there are of them. If only we’d remember that. If only we’d act like it. Which side are we on? And what are we willing to do about it? Read the full text of their statement » Contact Kurt Ostrow at ostrowk@gmail.com » Share Post Read Story
The closing of the Lordstown plant and the recent Chattanooga defeat are the latest crushing losses for US autoworkers. What's worse, the UAW has proven completely incapable of fighting back. Read Story
On Monday and Tuesday, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union in Southern and Central California plan to vote on whether to authorize another strike. Read Story
Carnegie Library employees will soon be gathering at the United Steelworkers headquarters to launch a union organizing drive.... Read Story
The contract between Kaleida Health and its three labor unions expired at midnight last night. Read Story
Striking workers employed by the world's top copper producer were set to continue their walkout on Saturday after voting down a management offer ... Read Story
There are growing concerns that two major Lufthansa-affiliated airlines may face a shortage of flight crew should employees vote to strike during peak summer travel. Read Story
Despite their increasingly essential role in the global economy, domestic workers in many countries remain shockingly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Thankfully, a global and worker-led movement is pushing for change. Read Story
Shadow treasurer says language he and the opposition used in last term ‘didn’t strike the right chord’ with voters... Read Story
Striking workers employed by the world's top copper producer were set to continue their walkout on Saturday after voting down a management offer of better wages and compensation. Read Story
Home health care providers are asking a federal judge to uphold a regulation that would block unions from skimming money from Medicaid reimbursements. Read Story
Unionized nurses are campaigning for sweeping changes to the healthcare system, including Medicare for All and safe staffing levels in hospitals. Read Story
A rat bigger than even the rodents of New York City is the linchpin of a case that may prompt the U.S. labor board to reinterpret how, when or even if certain union protests are protected by labor laws and the First Amendment. Read Story
A nine-hour strike ended at a key auto parts plant near Detroit Friday morning. Read Story
A strike at Scotland's national exam body scheduled for next week has been called off after an agreement between unions and management. Read Story
Unions will fight Morrison government plans for new laws making it easier to deregister industrial bodies and ban officials.Industrial Relations Minister... Read Story
A lap dancing bar in Glasgow has agreed a deal with a trade union, enabling staff to collectively bargain about pay and working conditions. Workers at Seventh Heaven will now be able to have trade union representation. Read Story
A week after a near-unanimous vote to strike, food workers at DFW International Airport say they’re struggling to get by and provide for their... Read Story
A strike by flight attendants at EVA Air, Taiwan's second-largest airline, has left thousands of passengers scrambling for alternative transport.Local... Read Story