Posts Tagged ‘Solidarity’

May
2016
6

Nationwide, Unions Large and Small Show Solidarity with Striking IBEW, CWA Verizon Workers

Nationwide, Unions Large and Small Show Solidarity with Striking IBEW, CWA Verizon Workers
  The 39,000 Verizon workers still on strike since mid-April have been given a revised “final” offer from the company, one which makes some concessions but does not come close to addressing their workers’ chief concerns.  In the revised offer, Verizon agreed to a wage increase of 7.5 percent, up from their previous offer of...
Apr
2014
29

LA Port Strike Solidarity Actions Stretch to Georgia, Tides Turning on Misclassification

LA Port Strike Solidarity Actions Stretch to Georgia, Tides Turning on Misclassification
  At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach truck drivers yesterday began a two-day strike to protest poor working conditions, specifically the fact that nearly 90 percent of drayage truckers at the ports are misclassified as independent contractors.   In November a similar strike took place.  This week’s action differs, though, in...
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Jul
2013
9

Unions Pour Cash, Solidarity Into LiUNA! Local 563 Strike Fund to Keep Picket Against Cretex Alive

Unions Pour Cash, Solidarity Into LiUNA! Local 563 Strike Fund to Keep Picket Against Cretex Alive
  In late June we wrote about members of the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Local 563 striking in Minnesota against their employer, Cretex, because the company is trying to scrap their pensions. Health benefits were set to run out on June 30th, but union solidarity had the cure for that: a strike [&hellip...
May
2013
28

GREAT PIC: LiUNA! Local 79 Workers Traveled to OK from NY to Help With Post-Tornado Cleanup

GREAT PIC: LiUNA! Local 79 Workers Traveled to OK from NY to Help With Post-Tornado Cleanup
  Something about seeing this scene from this angle makes the image all the more powerful. You don’t see everyone’s face. You don’t see anyone’s ego. You only see solidarity...
May
2013
21

IBEW Pres. Hill’s Op-Ed Supporting Retail and Fast Food Workers Strikes a Chord

IBEW Pres. Hill's Op-Ed Supporting Retail and Fast Food Workers Strikes a Chord
In an interesting and well-crafted op-ed for The Huffington Post, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) International President Edwin Hill asks all workers in America to stand with low-wage workers in the fast food and retail industries to demand an end to exploitative pay practices.   Hill notes the similarities between the...