In much of the US, the mere mention of tax increases will prompt cries of “Socialism! Venezuela!” Meanwhile, in the UK: they are planning to just seize parts of companies for the workers.
Gaze if you will upon this iconic viral video. If you haven’t seen it before: great, welcome. If you have: great, welcome, it’s time to see it anew with fresh, 2018 eyes.
There is reportedly a serious push underway to unionize Whole Foods, which was bought by Amazon last year. Good. They are one of the most obvious union targets in America. There are others.
We hear that New York magazine hosted a union-busting meeting yesterday for top managers, where lawyers from a pricey anti-union firm advised them on how to talk to staff about unions (meaning: how to dissuade staff from unionizing).
A bunch of call center workers who work for a particularly evil corporation try to unionize, only to face reprisals from greedy management. Is this a recent Boots Riley movie or real life news story? It’s both!
Today was supposed to be the first day of the school year for kids in Vancouver, WA. But salary negotiations between teachers and administrators at the Evergreen Public School district have failed, and so the teachers are going on strike. They follow in the footsteps of teachers in states including West Virginia,…
Amid increasing scrutiny of Amazon’s treatment of its fulfillment center workers—including an April report which alleged that workers are sometimes forced to pee in bottles rather than take bathroom breaks—it seems the company has decided to go on the offense. Over the last two weeks, at least 16 new Twitter…
How do companies learn how to stay “union-free?” They are taught by consultants provided by their local Chamber of Commerce. And here is exactly what that looks like.
Billionaires: they’re just like us! At least, that’s what the New York Times wants you to believe. After publishing a highly sympathetic profile of beleaguered Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week, one of the authors of that piece, David Gelles, has now written a behind-the-scenes look at his interview with Musk. The new…
A study released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows that workers in industries with higher risk of injury die of opiate overdoses at a rate five or six times higher than average workers. Lack of sick pay and job security is also a contributing factor.
Some of the primary results tonight were pretty disappointing, but Missouri voters came through on Prop A, decimating their state’s proposed anti-union right-to-work law by a huge 20 point margin.
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and a very sleepy-looking man, is running for a third term in November after spending his first eight years in office fucking over public workers by eliminating their collective bargaining rights, gutting education spending, and signing fat giveaways to corporations.
If you’ve worked a service or retail job, you’re likely well aware of all the little moments of work you aren’t paid for. Whether it’s locking up the store or booting computer systems, there’s plenty that companies get away with not paying employees for.
Mark Janus, an employee of the state of Illinois, agreed to be the plaintiff in a lawsuit funded by right wing business interests designed to destroy public unions. Now he’s getting his payoff.
Anonymous Twitter user @FellyThelly blew up their (apparent) employer’s spot the other day when they posted photos of anti-union training materials from Office Depot. Later, they acquired the entire manual from another employee, titled, “Labor Relations Training for Office Depot Supervisors and Managers.” The user…
Following substantial layoffs and anti-union sermonizing from the CEO, the newsroom staff at Buzzfeed’s UK office has voted overwhelmingly against unionizing with the National Union of Journalists.
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Retail colossus Walmart just patented a new technology meant to monitor employee productivity via audio surveillance of checkout counters. The technology, which Walmart calls “listening to the frontend,” aims to increase employee efficiency by using sensors to monitor sounds that can indicate how long lines are, how…
The Republican Party, acting on behalf of business interests, wants to smash the institution of organized labor in America, because doing so will allow rich people to make more money. We are living in dark, dark times for unions. A brief survey of the threats: