Update: SAG-AFTRA members have voted to authorize a strike against the video game industry. This does not guarantee a work stoppage, but permits union negotiators to call for a strike if necessary. Negotiations for the new contract, which covers voice, motion capture, stunt work and other performances on video games, restart tomorrow. Signatory companies include Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Epic Games.
Vote was conducted with 27.5% #SAGAFTRA members participating ( via David Robb/of Deadline)
Screenwriters wait to learn terms of deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strike
> The historic shutdown will go on for now, with actors remaining on strike and no talks planned, though the tentative deal announced Sunday night may provide momentum that could lead to a resolution for them too. That would allow full production to resume for the first time since May.
http://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/3336824c06795931845c889f1e08b3ff/screenwriters-wait-learn-terms-deal-hollywood-studios-end #SAGAFTRA #strike #union #labor #solidarity #unionstrong
The UAW filed a formal complaint w/ the NLRB against Presidential candidate Tim Scott, after he violated federal law & intimidated his own campaign workers last week by threatening to fire those who strike.
#UAW #united #auto #workers #NLRB #national #labor #relations #board #TimScott #fascist #conservative #GQP #GOP #UnionBuster #strike #pay #equality #weekend #fair #compensation #workmans #comp #sick #day #paid #leave #maternity #health #insurance #retirement #wages https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/09/22/tim-scott-faces-complaint-against-uaw-for-saying-you-strike-youre-fired/70928794007/
Expert says state economy could lose billions if UAW <b>strike</b> continues - WNEM
The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the Big Three is in its second week, but the longer it goes, the higher the concern a prolonged work stoppage will have on the national and state economy.#UAW #strike #economy #bigthree #union #contracts #gm #stellantis #ford
Expert says state economy could lose billions if UAW strike continues
... strike to more than three dozen locations across 20 states Friday. The widening dispute—which has brought some General Motors, Ford, and ...
The Vermont senator thinks that Biden could beat Trump “big time” in 2024 if he continues to stand on the side of workers. “The president deserves a lot of credit,” he tells Vanity Fair, but adds that the party still has “a long way to go.”#news #politics #berniesanders #donaldtrump #joebiden #2024election #automobile #strike #textaboveleftsmall #web
Bernie Sanders Believes the UAW Strike Is a Make-or-Break Moment for Democrats
WGA, AMPTP Set to End Strike with Historic Contract Agreement
#WGA #SAGAFTRA #AFTRA #IATSE #Writers #Actors #Strike #WritersStrike #ActorsStrike #Film #TV #Movies #Gaming #Games #AI #ML #Content #Removal #Replacement #Alteration #Residuals #Training #Data #Copyright #Infringement
Nurses in Kansas and Texas, along with nurses across the country, are organizing for improved staffing. They say that lowering the nurse-to-patient ratio is essential for providing care. @NationalNurses #nurses #strike #organizing
Workers In Carrollton, Texas Join The United Auto Workers Strike
University and College Union sabotages UK national higher education strike: Build rank and file committees to defend pay, conditions and pensions!
The Screen Writers’ ( #WGA ) strike is over!!
Just in time to impose some sanity and comic relief on all the Congressional & judicial fun ahead, with a return of late-night comedy/talk!
We *need* the ‘context & perspective’ of Colbert, Seth, Kimmel, SNL, et al… Dense-packed #Truth! With some smiles & a laugh or two.
Much gratitude for the writers & the performers/presenters of their material.
Tomorrow Joe Biden will make history as the first to ever U.S. President to join picketers on their line. He will be walking with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union in Michigan.
This shows that his support for strikers goes beyond symbolism and political talk.
Vote for Democrats. Always.
🧗♀️ Why has the UAW strike put auto suppliers between a financial rock and a hard place?
READ: Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #345
#automotiveindustry #automotive #supplychain #supplychainmanagement #riskmanagement #strike #uawstrike #Dana #Ford #GM #Hota #JSW #KUKA #LG #Marelli #Mobis #Stellantis #Tesla #UAW #Unifor #USSteelCorp #VW #ZF
Good evening. It's 6PM, Monday, 25th September. The headlines: British demining experts are training Ukrainian forces. A tentative deal has been reached between #Hollywood writers and studios. Armenia is welcoming refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh. In #Ukraine, 34 Russian officers were killed in a Crimea air #strike. Lucy Letby faces a retrial on one outstanding count. London's armed police have returned to duty. #BBC #News
The 2023 #GlobalRightsIndex reveals deteriorating conditions for workers worldwide.
As living costs rise, workers are forced to work longer hours, while financial market bailouts are followed by corporate greed during the COVID-19 pandemic. When will workers unite to defend their rights in this one-sided war?
Hopefully, the writers are going to get what's rightfully owed to them!
Hollywood writers reach tentative deal to end the strike https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/24/23883641/hollywood-writers-strike-tentative-deal-wga-amptp
Today in Writing History September 25, 1894: Playwright John Howard Lawson was born. Lawson wrote several plays about the working class, including “The International” (1928), which depicts a proletarian world revolution and “Marching Song” (1937), about a sit-down strike. In the late 1940s, Lawson was blacklisted as a member of the “Hollywood Ten” for his refusal to tell the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his political allegiances.
The feeling of unity and the excitement over studios and writers reaching an agreement should be how you feel for any workers taking #strike action.
You know those stars who demonstrated their solidarity? Be one of those, not someone saying "doctors shouldn't be allowed to strike" or "this industrial action will make my train late".
The United Auto Workers expanded its strike to some 38 General Motors and Stellantis plants—all of the parts distribution centers for the two ...
WGA ends picketing after tentative deal; Amazon's big AI investment; tech stocks' cruel summer; investing tips to beat inflation; exploring what's next for Fox; and more#fox #murdoch #wga #strike #hollywood #uaw #autoworkers #amazon #anthropic #ai
Forbes Daily: Writers’ Strike Reaches Deal, Another Strike Expands
My institution aren't joining the UCU strike action this week in relation to pay & conditions in higher education.
For people in a similar boat, here's some things you can do:
1) Voice your support for the strikes
2) Vote Yes for a future mandate to continue putting pressure on employers
3) Adhere to the digital picket
4) Donate to the fighting fund to support those losing wages (nationally or locally if you have that option)
#Writers Guild and #Hollywood studios reach #tentativeDeal to end #strike. No deal yet for actors https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/writers-guild-and-hollywood-studios-reach-tentative-deal-to-end-strike-no-deal-yet-for/article_5ea25121-f01d-5a38-8f71-b248dfa6e1b9.html
PCS striking over conditions at courts, they can't even open some days because they're underfunded, understaffed.
Account name: Fighting Fund Levy
Account number: 20331490
Sort code: 60-83-01
Need to click on "Donate to the PCS strike fund" link to open.
NUJ on strike for fair pay.
Strikes today, here we go.
BMA Strike Fund for junior doctors on strike in England.
Union, execs need to shift gears once UAW strike ends – transitioning to EVs requires teamwork
Unions representing thousands of Hollywood movie and television writers reached a "tentative" deal with major studios on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted 146 days and brought pickets to productions and company offices nationwide.
ABC News reports the actors union remains on strike: https://flip.it/wB3TwE
Excellent. Now on to the other ones!
On Day 146, Screenwriters Reach Deal With Studios to End Their Strike
The Writers Guild of America got most of what it wanted. With actors still on picket lines, however, much of Hollywood will remain shut down.
We Can Thank a Union Reform Caucus for the Militant UAW Strike
> Today the #UAW is making headlines for an energetic strike, helmed by new leadership that doesn’t shy away from the language of class war. It’s happening, in large part, because a small group of workers got together four years ago to reform their #union
https://jacobin.com/2023/09/uaw-big-three-strike-shawn-fain-reform-corruption-administration-caucus #strike #solidarity #workersunite #unionstrong #labor
WGA Reaches Tentative Deal with Studios – IndieWire
#BBCNews - #Hollywood #writers in deal to end US studio #strike
"Screenwriters and major Hollywood studios have reached a tentative three-year deal, which, if ratified, would end one of the strikes that have ground Hollywood to a halt.
"We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional," the Writers Guild of America wrote in a letter to its 11,500 members, "With meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership."
Union members still need to vote on the final contract, details of which were not immediately made public. WGA strike captains told them that until it's finalized, the strike is continuing and they are not to return to work. They also told members they are suspending its picketing, but they're encouraged to join striking actors in the union SAG- AFTRA this week."
Hollywood screenwriters and studios reach tentative deal to resolve strike
> The writers walkout started nearly 150 days ago, bringing the film and television industry to a standstill.
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/hollywood-screenwriters-studios-reach-tentative-deal-resolve-strike-rcna107963 #sagaftra #strike
Heck yes, WGA!
Let’s see what happens with SAG/AFTRA.
Canadian autoworkers ratify new labor agreement with Ford
> The new agreement raises base hourly pay for production workers by almost 20% over three years, and by more than 25% for trade workers, the Canadian autoworker union Unifor said. It also gives permanent workers a $10,000 bonus and adds a cost-of-living adjustment, a mechanism that adjusts wages in line with inflation.
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/canadian-autoworkers-ratify-new-labor-agreement-ford-103449414 #Canada #unifor #strike #unionstrong #labour #union #solidarity
I'd already started cancelling my streaming accounts. I was kinda looking forward to having fewer options and getting outside more to enjoy the (still not quite arrived in Texas) fall weather. So, I'm happy for the #WGA #strike participants, but I'll be taking a little time off from the stories. I guess it'll give them some time to get something written and produced before I resubscribe when it gets real cold out. Also, I'm pleased unions have saved us from the AIpocalypse a little while longer.
👏🏻👉🏼👉🏼#Hollywood screenwriters and studios reach tentative deal to resolve #strike https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/hollywood-screenwriters-studios-reach-tentative-deal-resolve-strike-rcna107963
A tentative agreement has been reached in the #WGA #strike #wgastrike : https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2023-09-24/writers-strike-over-wga-studios-reach-deal-actors
Um, AMPTP, the whole reason you're at the table *at all* this week is that you have exactly no power here. You don't have AI good enough to write or you'd've deployed them already. You're hemorrhaging money and imagining you can play hardball with the only ones who can stop it. It's just sad.
If I were the WGA, I'd blow off your offer just because of the patronizing posturing.
RLM Arts Poster Catalog, p754: "Workers' Bill of Rights"
Originally created for the Workers' Organizing Committee in 1998, this poster intricately highlights workers rights in several languages.
Get this gorgeous 17x22 poster for $15.95 here: https://www.rlmartstudio.com/product/workers-bill-of-rights/
Canadian auto workers vote on Ford agreement calling for 15% wage hike
> Unionized Canadian auto workers began voting Saturday on a new labor deal with Ford Motor Company featuring a 15% wage hike over three years, by some estimates the largest ever negotiated in the industry.
Voting for thousands of Unifor members will run until 10 a.m. EDT Sunday.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2023/09/23/canada-ford-union-workers-contract-strike-avoided/7211695496830/ #Canada #Unifor #strike #union #labour #solidarity #unionstrong #unions #labor
UAW Files Labor Complaint Against Sen. Tim Scott for Saying “You Strike, You’re Fired.”
After invoking the legacy of Ronald Reagan to suggest that striking United Auto Workers members should be fired for demanding higher wages, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., may soon find himself before the National Labor Relations Board. On Thursday, Shawn Fain, the president of UAW, filed a complaint claiming that Scott’s utterance violated federal labor law. Under the National Labor Relations Act, anyone can file a charge against an employer, even if they do not work for that employer.
The complaint accuses Scott of violating the section of the NLRA that lays out employees rights to participate in labor actions: “Within the past six months, the employer has interfered with, restrained, or coerced employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7 of the Act. On Monday September 18, 2023 Tim Scott threatened employees with adverse consequences if they engage in protected, concerted activity by publicly responding to a question about striking workers as follows: ‘You strike, you’re fired.’”
UAW Scores Early Victory In Big Three-Face Off
> The United Auto Workers’ unprecedented strategy to simultaneously target all three legacy carmakers is showing results.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2023-09-22/bloomberg-evening-briefing-uaw-scores-early-victory-in-big-three-face-off #UAW #strike #union #labor #solidarity #unionstrong
Michigan has the most plants joining the UAW’s Detroit Three strike
Week two of the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike started Friday, with 38 new sites being called to join picket lines after another week of negotiations with Detroit Three auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Stellantis failed to result in a deal. Of the now 41 locations on strike across 21 states, 14 are in Michigan.
Biden to join the picket line in UAW strike
> “Tuesday, I’ll go to Michigan to join the picket line and stand in solidarity with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share of the value they helped create,” Biden wrote on X
https://www.politico.com/news/2023/09/22/biden-to-join-the-picket-line-in-uaw-strike-00117749 #JoeBiden #UAW #strike #union #labor #solidarity #unionstrong
His decision to stand alongside the striking workers represents perhaps the most significant display of #union solidarity ever by a sitting president. #UnionStrong 💪🏼
#Kaiser employees threatening to #strike #healthcare #labor https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/22/kaiser-permanente-workers-threaten-strike.html
Auto workers are expanding their strike to 38 locations in 20 states, targeting Stellantis and GM
> The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike against major carmakers Friday, walking out of 38 parts-distribution centers operated by General Motors and Jeep and Ram owner Stellantis in 20 states.
https://qz.com/auto-workers-are-expanding-their-strike-to-38-locations-1850864184 #UAW #strike #labor #union #solidarity #unionstrong
Autoworkers in the US have significantly expanded their #strike against the GM and Stellantis, bargaining for substantial wage hikes among other demands.
The #UAW, however announced progress in negotiations with Ford, and the strike against that company will remain at just one facility.
The strike has entered its eighth day.
The United Auto Workers union says it will authorize more strikes on Friday morning unless substantial progress is made toward a deal with Ford, ...
The United Auto Workers union says it will authorize more strikes on Friday morning unless substantial progress is made toward a deal with Ford, General Motors…#Arlington #GeneralMotorsCo #Strike #UnitedAutoWorkers
General Motors Arlington workers refusing OT to show support for strike
Pissed off and/or bummed at the world? IMO nothing lifts spirits more than contributing to a #strike fund, a #bail fund, or a mutual aid request, if you can afford to. (If you can't, boosting helps too!)
Entertainment Workers' Strike Fund:
Atlanta Solidarity Fund:
Feel free to reply with others! 💸 :solidarity:
Here are the #WGA #strike guidelines: https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike/strike-rules.
A summary can be found here: https://www.hansonbridgett.com/publication/230616-0460-wga-strike-rules
I just think people should understand them before commenting on them.
Today in Labor History September 21, 1913: Mother Jones led a march of miners' children through the streets of Charleston. Between 1912 and 1913, there were frequent violent conflicts during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike in West Virginia. At least 50 people died from violence during the strike, plus unknown numbers from starvation. Most of the violence was provoked by the Baldwin-Felts detectives that the mine owner brought in to bust the strike. During one incident, the sheriff and private detectives attacked a miners’ camp with an armored train, equipped with machine guns and high-powered rifles. After the attack, Ma Blizzard led a group of women who destroyed the tracks, setting the precedent for Central American Solidarity activists who, in the 1990s, destroyed tracks after a munitions trains ran over and dismembered Brian Willson’s legs.
UAW Bashes Trump Ahead of Michigan Speech
> “Every fiber of our union is being poured into fighting the billionaire class and an economy that enriches people like #DonaldTrump at the expense of workers,” said union president Shawn Fain in a statement on Tuesday.
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/uaw-president-bashes-trump-ahead-of-michigan-speech-1234827686/ #union #labor #strike #UAW #solidarity
The protest strike was organized by the National Parents Movement, Educators and Transit Unions. The latter had begun campaigning for a general strike ...
One-half million government workers in Panama mobilized last week over poor pay and terrible conditions while 4,000 Loblaw grocery workers in Manitoba and British Columbia have authorized a strike.#workers #strike #LatinAmerica #Peru #Panama #copperminingcontract #Thombertmanufacturing #District216 #Loblaw #Haiti #fuelprices
Workers Struggles: The Americas