Archive for the ‘VIDEO’ Category

May
2014
8

VIDEO: IBEW Local Launches Model Program for Boosting Its Youngest Organizers

  In the wake of the 2008 recession, with attacks on labor taking shape in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 made a commitment to the youngest members of their union. They pulled together a core group of organizing stewards to spread the word about issues that affect workers in ...
Apr
2014
10

Elizabeth Warren at MN DFL Dinner: Ted Cruz Would Have Tried to Repeal the Declaration of Independence

Elizabeth Warren at MN DFL Dinner: Ted Cruz Would Have Tried to Repeal the Declaration of Independence
  Few Democratic party stars are shining as bright as Elizabeth Warren’s, and her speech at the 2014 Minnesota DFL Humphrey-Mondale dinner will only make it shine brighter. Recent polling shows Warren is the “hottest” of possible 2016 presidential candidates in spite of her insistence that she will not be running for the office. In ...
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Mar
2014
25

New IBEW Ad Links Union Pride, American Advancement

  A new ad from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) began running on channels such as ESPN and CNN recently. The spot touts the accomplishments of unionized electricians and their contributions to the American economy.  “Proudly American, Proudly Union” shows the value of quality work and puts a face to the...
Mar
2014
19

Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online

A Walmart orientation video making the rounds on Reddit shows that from the time an associate is hired they are indoctrinated with the company’s anti-union policies.  As the narrator states in the video, “Every job has its ups and downs and a union can’t change that fact.”   As you can see, Walmart associates are ...
Feb
2014
6

Shuttered School Turned Training Facility Brings Opportunity to Underserved Chicago Neighborhood

  When Austin High School on the west side of Chicago closed its doors, it could have easily sat vacant.  Instead, labor unions, businesses, and the local government came together to build Austin Polytechnical Academy, a new kind of educational facility which focuses on high-tech manufacturing.  Meeting the needs of the community and the...
Sep
2013
30

IBEW Spearheads Return of Jobs to Texas (from China) Through Partnership with Lighting Manufacturer

IBEW Spearheads Return of Jobs to Texas (from China) Through Partnership with Lighting Manufacturer
  A recent video from The Electrical Worker Online shows how the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and John Higgins, CEO of Neutex Advanced Energy Corporation, worked together to bring jobs to Texas which had been previously outsourced to China.  The untraditional business-labor relationship, spearheaded by organizer...
Sep
2013
5

VIDEO: Letterman Invites Teamsters Local 817 to Deliver “Top 10″ on Labor Day

  In case you missed it (we sure did), The Late Show with David Letterman invited members of the theatrical Teamsters Local 817 to participate in delivering Dave’s “Top 10″ list for the night. The result is the quite funny “Top 10 Things Never Before Said by a Teamster.”   The list touches on union humor ...
Aug
2013
30

VIDEO: Workers the World Over Speak Out Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  A new video made possible by the AFL-CIO gives workers internationally a chance to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).   This far-reaching agreement seeks to shape the future of the global economy while secretely having a chilling effect on the everyday life of workers the world over.  Labor and environmental laws will ...
Aug
2013
26

Prepare Thy Kleenex: Touching Video Surfaces Highlighting the Importance of a Union Workplace

  A truly moving, pro-union video from 2009 has seen a surge in views since it was posted by Upworthy. In the video, the value of organized labor in the workplace is viewed through the lens of worker morale before and after organizing.  It’s so simple yet powerful. For more videos in this vein check ...
Aug
2013
23

CNN Program to Focus on NY LiUNA! Organizer This Sunday at 10PM

CNN Program to Focus on NY LiUNA! Organizer This Sunday at 10PM
  This Sunday, the final installment of CNN’s Inside Man, hosted by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, will take viewers through a day in the life of LiUNA! organizer Chaz Rynkiewicz.  The episode airs at 10PM. Shedding light on the hurdles faced by of a New York labor organizer shows how limitations placed on unions have ...
Jul
2013
24

Colbert Takes Down McDonald’s, O’Reilly for Misunderstanding How the (Low-Wage) World Works

Colbert Takes Down McDonald's, O'Reilly for Misunderstanding How the (Low-Wage) World Works
  Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert recently addressed the not-so-super-sized minimum wage using McDonald’s’ now infamous Sample Budget — which suggests a 70-hour work week to make ends meet — as the backdrop. In true Colbert fashion, serious matters are addressed satirically. At one point, Colbert paraphrases Bill...
Jun
2013
21

Citing Unwillingness to Undo Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Publicly Rejects Obama’s Trade Rep. Nominee

Citing Unwillingness to Undo Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Publicly Rejects Obama's Trade Rep. Nominee
  Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced she will oppose President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Froman, in part due to his stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Seeking transparency in the free trade agreement, Warren argued that Froman will continue the Obama Administration’s course of secrecy...