Posts tagged union
Posts tagged union
Tomorrow’s radio show is going to be all about the strike. For more, check out makingchangeatwalmart.org.
He was looking at pictures of Walmart workers with me and asking questions. I’m indoctrinating my nephew — one opportunity at a time.
Why? Because I’m the best aunt ever:
Charlie: “What’s that?”
Me: ”People getting ready to strike.”
Charlie: “What’s that?”
Me: ”What happens when bosses are mean.”
Me: “Should bosses be mean?”
Me: “Do you stand in solidarity?”
Me: *raises fist* “Solidarity!”
Charlie: *raises first* “Solly-dary!”
Me: “Do you stand with workers?”
My work here is done. For now.
This is fantastic:
Today, for the first time in Walmart’s fifty-year history, workers at multiple stores are out on strike. Minutes ago, dozens of workers at Southern California stores launched a one-day work stoppage in protest of alleged retaliation against their attempts to organize. In a few hours, they’ll join supporters for a mass rally outside a Pico Rivera, CA store. This is the latest – and most dramatic – of the recent escalations in the decades-long struggle between organized labor and the largest private employer in the world.
"I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m scared…" Pico Rivera Walmart employee Evelin Cruz told Salon yesterday about her decision to join today’s strike. "But I think the time has come, so they take notice that these associates are tired of all the issues in the stores, all the management retaliating against you." Rivera, a department manager, said her store is chronically understaffed: "They expect the work to be done, without having the people to do the job."
I wish them all the best. Where are the political candidates standing with these workers? Do I even have to ask?
There are few locations where any Walmart workers are unionized. Perhaps this will help wake some folks up to the power of banding together.
Wisconsin Judge Juan Colas ruled that Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions was unconstitutional under both the Wisconsin and United States constitutions. The law, which does not save the state any money but crushes the political and economic influence of unions, has been in effect for roughly one year. It is unclear, per ABC’s reporting, whether union restrictions will be suspended immediately pending a likely Walker appeal.
YES! ON WISCONSIN!
Westin workers thank Netroots after members helped them win a 2 year labor struggle against the hotel. Netroots members boycotted the hotel until they accepted union terms, wrote about the fight, and organized people to support the workers. #union (Taken with Instagram at Netroots Nation 2012 (#nn12))
Remember that one time Scott “Imperial” Walker tried to strip your rights, tens of thousands gathered in Madison, he did it anyway, and y’all vowed to boot his ass?
Here’s your chance. GO VOTE!
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Scotty thinks you won’t show up. Show him he’s wrong.
And just to get you a little more fired up, it’s “There is Power in a Union” by Street Dogs
San Francisco teachers voted overwhelmingly to support a strike Thursday night, with 97 percent saying yes in what was the first of two required votes.
"Last night the teachers of San Francisco sent a message loud and clear to the San Francisco Unified School District," said Dennis Kelly, United Educators of San Francisco President, in a statement after votes were counted Friday. "It is time for the district to stop seeking unilateral cuts and sweeping program changes, and to start treating the teachers and paraprofessionals with respect and to recognize what we have done to keep this district afloat."
About 1,900 teachers voted. A second vote required to give union leadership the ability to call a strike has not been scheduled.
Fuck yes. The union is pushing back on more cuts to the education budget and layoffs. Way to send a message.