There was a drug store in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania that plays prominently in my novel, ANYWHERE BUT SCHUYLKILL. It was run by a Polish immigrant known as Doc Luks. He was sympathetic to the miners and would often provide medicine and treatment for free during strikes, when the workers had no money to pay him.
His son, George Luks, became a successful artist, of the Ashcan School, a politically rebellious art movement that was influenced by Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” and which portrayed the everyday lives of working class people and immigrants. Luks’s art, in particular, was influenced by the poverty and oppression suffered by the miners he grew up with.
#WorkingClass #LaborHistory #AnywhereButSchuylkill #fiction #novel #author #writer #historicalfiction #books #bookstadon #childlabor #union #strike #police #coal #mining #addiction #solidarity @bookstadon
Today in Labor History December 3, 1946: Female retail clerks at Hastings and Kahn’s launched the Oakland General Strike, the last General Strike to occur in the U.S. Other workers soon joined in. Over 100,000 workers participated in the 3-day Oakland General Strike, which was part of the 1945-1946 strike wave, the largest strike wave in US history. Over 5 million workers participated in the nationwide strike wave, including 225,000 UAW members, 174,000 electric workers struck, 750,000 steel workers, 250,000 railroad workers. There were several other General Strikes in 1946, too, including Lancaster, PA; Stamford, CT; Rochester, NY. In reaction to this strike wave, Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947, which severely restricted the powers and activities of unions. It also banned General Strikes, stripping away the most powerful tool workers had.
Palestinian boy mourns his brother killed by Israeli strike on Gaza | AJ #shorts
When her union began a general unlimited strike last month, Gatineau-based teacher Genevieve Savard braced for what she called a “crossing of the ...
The roughly 66,000-member teachers union doesn't offer strike pay. Many are finding support on Facebook groups where strikers are swapping financial assistance, tips and donations.#FAE #publicsectorsstrike #Quebecteachers #QuebecTeachersStrike #Strike #Canada #Education #Politics
Quebec teachers leaning on each other for support amid strike as negotiations grind on
MONTREAL - When her union began a general unlimited strike last month, Gatineau-based teacher Geneviève Savard braced for what she called a ...
MONTREAL - When her union began a general unlimited strike last month, Gatineau-based teacher Geneviève Savard braced for what she called a "crossing of the desert."#national #labour #education #politics #education-labour-national-politics #que #public #sector #strike #montreal #quebec #canada #libranet.de/search?tag=
Quebec teachers leaning on each other as negotiations to end strike grind on
Overwhelming strike vote by Peel education workers: 98% vote YES!
Femboy palm strike!
Yeah to be honest I have no idea what I am doing here, butt (hehe) like, it's sorta cool, right?
#Strike #Attack #Palm #SFW #Skirt #Bed #Plushy #Femboy #Shaved #Smooth #Cute #Athletic #LongHair #LGBTQ #Trans #Gay #eGirl #eBoy #Sissy #Muscle #Silly #Comfy #Pale #Foot #barefoot #Masked #Fang #Autistic #Feminine #Tummy #RoseBoy #Twink #Kawaii #Fishnets #Fashion #MTF #CrossDresser #NonBinary #Trap #Blushing #CropTop #Pride #Anime #PaleSkin #NeuroDivergent
@nafnlaus The postal workers are blockading #Tesla by not delivering their mail. That is perfectly legal by the postal workers. The local court decided that Tesla could go get their plates themselves instead if they wanted to, which is not actually allowed by the laws as currently written, so that was unexpected.
A #strike is a strong weapon, the strongest there is for workers against misbehaving companies. That's why they are sparingly used. But when a company refuses to negotiate for half a decade and you have exhausted all others, that's the over you need to use.
Today in Labor History December 1, 1912: The rustling card system was put into place by the Anaconda Mining and Smelter Company. Rustling cards verified employees’ identities and employment status. The company used spies to identify union agitators and refused them rustling cards and jobs. In 1920, the IWW called a strike at the mines around Butte. They demanded the end of the rustling cards system, and the implementation of the 8-hour day and higher wages. On 4/21/1920, guards opened fire on unarmed picketers, killing one and injuring sixteen. Dashiell Hammett depicted the strike in his first novel, “Red Harvest.”
The bin collectors have been on strike in Warrington for the last two months. The council tried to take the union to court to have the latest set of action ruled unlawful but the High Court has said the strike can continue.
So on the one hand it's great news for the union and I hope it helps them get their demands met and their members paid appropriately.
On the other hand my bins haven't been collected for two months now and it looks like there won't be any collections this side of Christmas unless both sides come to an agreement.
... General Motors, and Stellantis, at the same time. Photo by Bill Pugliano ... Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants. September 16, 2019 ...
Ford said the six-week United Auto Workers strike cut sales by about 100,000 vehicles and cost $1.7 billion in lost profits this year. The new labor contract will total another $8.8 billion in costs.#business #Ford #profits #Strike #UAW #UnitedAutoWorkers
Ford: Strike cost $1.7B in profits - The Iola Register
"[Some Tesla] mechanics began their strike in October after their employer, a Tesla subsidiary in Sweden, announced that it would not recognize their union... The industrial action soon spread to dockworkers… and electricians who stopped maintenance work for the carmaker”
Today in Labor History November 30, 1930: Mother Jones died, age 100, in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was an organizer or "walking delegate" for the United Mine Workers (UMW), famous for her bravado. When she and 3,000 women were released by a militia after being held all night in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, they marched straight to the hotel housing the soldiers and ate their breakfast. Even well into her 90s, she still roamed through the hills of West Virginia, encouraging miners to organize.
Bus drivers have apparently been striking in the City of Santa Clarita for several months. #bus #strike #SantaClarita #transportation https://santaclaritatransit.com/2023-mv-bus-driver-strike-schedule/
Learn from Quebec. Learn from #france. Stand up for yourself and others!
Join unions. Support unions. Strike. Protest. Make life better for everyone!
General Motors announced hefty new initiatives Wednesday to return billions of dollars to shareholders, lifting its stock price as it estimated ...
General Motors announced hefty new initiatives Wednesday to return billions of dollars to shareholders, lifting its stock price as it estimated the recent labor strike hit at $1.1 billion.#us #automobile #strike #earnings #dividend #gm #US #GM #SYND
With Auto Strike Over, GM Announces Big Share Buybacks
Workers Struggles: The Americas
Today in Labor History November 28, 1994: In the wake of years of outsourcing and downsizing, Bell-Atlantic announced another 5,600 lay-offs. In response, 1,200 employees in Pennsylvania came to work in T-shirts that portrayed themselves as road kill on the information superhighway. Management suspended them all without pay when they refused to remove the shirts.
Eine Permanente Freundschaft zwischen Halle und Gyumri in Armenien
Seit diesem Jahr hat Halle eine neue Partnerstadt, und zwar Gyumri in Armenien. Was das genau bedeutet und was dahinter steckt, das war unter anderem Thema bei der Dankeschönveranstaltung zur Unterzeichnung der Partnerschaft im Stadthaus in Halle. Was ...
Solna district court rejects Tesla's request against PostNord https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/solna-tingsratt-avslar-teslas-stamning-mot-postnord--33vhqt
'The Solna district court rejects Tesla's request against PostNord to hand over the electric car company's license plates, the district court announced on Tuesday. During the next three days, PostNord must make a statement in order for the district court to make a new decision.'
Swedish Telsa workers are fighting for collective bargaining rights and have been on strike for five weeks.
And PostNord workers (swedens postal service) decided that in solidarity with the Tesla employees they will not deliver license plates for the cars - which Elon Musk is furious about.
"There is a simple and quick way to solve this situation, and that is to sign a collective agreement.
says a union official 💪
#Italy - #Gucci design staff #strike in protest of plan to relocate to Milan | The Guardian #jobcuts
«AirTransat flight attendants are in a position to #strike as soon as Jan. 3 after an overwhelming majority voted to give their #union a mandate to walk off the job if a new labour deal can't be reached
A unit of the #CanadianUnionOfPublicEmployees, representing more than 2,100 #AirTransat workers, says 99.8% of them voted to go on strike if necessary if their union can't hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement with the Montreal-based airline»
May Day 2028 General Strike
“If we’re going to truly take on the billionaire class and rebuild the economy so that it starts to work for the benefit of the many and not the few, then it’s important that we not only strike, but that we strike together.” - Fain #UAW
EV firm sues Sweden's postal service, says Swedish government has a “constitutional obligation” to get plates to vehicle owners. #EV #Sweden #strike https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/27/23977923/tesla-sweden-lawsuit-postal-workers-license-plates?utm_content=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon
St. Louis – Starbucks baristas at the South Grand location took to the streets last week as part of a national strike against the coffee giant to ...
By SHERI GASSAWAY Missouri Correspondent St. Louis – Starbucks baristas at the South Grand location took to the streets last week as part of a national strike against the coffee giant to demand a fair contract – a contract unionized store members hav…#contractnegotiations #RedCupRebellion #StLouis #Starbucks #strike
Red Cup Rebellion: Starbucks workers strike on coffee giant’s busiest day of the year - The Labor Tribune
Unions Should Start Planning for a Mass Strike on May Day 2028
Calls for a general strike usually skip over the hard work of organizing one. But UAW leader Shawn Fain is urging unions to align their contract expiration dates for May 1, 2028 — setting up the possibility of a mass May Day strike.
Tesla sues PostNord and the Swedish government: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/tesla-stammer-svenska-staten--w6c0wx
Tesla sues the Swedish government for not delivering car plates; this is due to the strike going on.
A lawyer friend said this: 'It will be interesting to see how the court will handle this. Sympathy actions are legal, but stopping state-run mail from reaching its destination?'
Regardless, Tesla should face what happens when you try and fight worker rights.
Nearly all their #Unions declared solidarity with the workers #union over the tesla collective bargaining strike, so #tesla had no option but to sue the government... for the strike. Respect, #swedes 🇸🇪
#ElonMusk takes zealot stance against #union as #Tesla #strike expands in #Sweden
#Automaker has always had hard stance against #unions, and it has been able to fend off #unionization efforts at its manufacturing facilities. Several other unions in Sweden have joined forces to mess with Tesla’s operations in order to put pressure on the company. Port workers, electricians, and cleaning services that deal with Tesla in the country have refused to work with the company!
"The Syracuse City Ballet (SCB) has fired five of its eight full-time professional dancers ahead of its biggest show of the year.
On Nov. 10, eight professional dancers wrote to the executive staff and board of directors to express concerns about their physical and emotional well-being, as well as that of the student dancers involved in the highly popular performance of 'The Nutcracker.'"
Today in Labor History November 25, 1946: St. Paul teachers, led mostly by women, walked out of their classrooms in American’s first organized teachers’ strike. 1,165 teachers and principals (all represented by the same union) remained out until Dec. 27 in what they called the “strike for better schools.” 90% of teachers voted to strike. Conditions were deplorable. Classrooms designed for 35 students often had 50. Teachers had to buy textbooks for students, yet they were among the lowest paid teachers in the nation.
"#Amazon workers walked out on #strike at multiple locations across Europe on Friday in protests against the U.S. #ecommerce giant's working practices on one of the busiest #shopping days of the year.
"#MakeAmazonPay", a campaign coordinated by the UNI Global #Union, said #strikes and #protests would take place in more than 30 countries from #BlackFriday - the day after the U.S. #Thanksgiving holiday, when many retailers slash prices to boost sales - until Monday."
Amazing movement coming from the people in England Shutting it Down! Black Friday Strike! 🪧🛠️✊🏽❤️🔥🌟🦍
"Amazon hit by strikes, protests across Europe during Black Friday"
Today in Labor History November 23, 1903: Army troops were sent to Cripple Creek, Colorado to put down a rebellion by striking coal miners. 600 union members were thrown into a military bullpen, and held for weeks without charges. When a lawyer arrived with a writ of habeas corpus, General Bell, who led the repression, responded "Habeas corpus, hell! We'll give 'em post mortems!” The strike was led by Big Bill Haywood and the Western Federation of Miners, which, at the time, was the most militant union in the country, calling for revolution and abolition of the wage system.
Le Front commun sent un «momentum» dans les négociations
Montréal assure que les brigadiers seront payés, peu importe la durée de la grève
Earlier this week, Montreal was laying them off, unlike other #Quebec municipalities that were going to continue their contracts.
#Quebec public sector labour dispute drags on as 570,000 workers go on strike
Les infirmières du Québec ont le plus bas salaire d’entrée au Canada - 40% moins!
In total, some 600,000 civil servants in the French-speaking province plan to strike this week, with some calling for a lengthy general strike after ...
Several hundred thousand school, hospital and social services workers in Canada's Quebec province walked off their jobs Tuesday for the first day of what is billed as a historic strike to demand better pay and working conditions.#canada #government #strike #labour #quebec #Canada #Quebec #SYND
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Civil Servants Go On Strike In Quebec
Today in Labor History November 21, 1921: The original Columbine Massacre occurred in Serine, Colorado. State police and company thugs used machine guns against the unarmed miners, slaughtering six striking IWW members, all of whom were unarmed. Dozens more were injured.
Today in Labor History November 21, 1831: Silk workers went on strike in Lyon, France. However, when the National Guard killed several workers, the entire city soon rose up in an insurrection known as the First Canut Revolt. Workers captured the police barracks and stole the weapons. They set up barricades and hoisted the black flag. The military guard attempted to stop them, but had to retreat under a hail of bullets. National Guardsmen switched sides and joined the rebels. After a bloody battle with the military guard, in which over 170 died, the rebels captured the town. The authorities ultimately subdued the uprising when a much larger military force was sent in from Paris.
Tesla may have picked an unwinnable fight with Sweden’s powerful unions | Martin Gelin | The Guardian
For the first time anywhere in the world, workers for the US carmaker Tesla have gone on strike. It’s not a coincidence that this strike is happening in Sweden, which has one of the strongest labour movements in Europe. More than 90% of workers are protected by collective bargaining agreements, and the system has strong backing among employees and employers alike. With good reason: the Swedish labour relations model has sustained relative industrial peace between wage-earners and corporations for decades.
By refusing to play ball, Elon Musk’s car giant may have picked an unwinnable fight. What started as a minor local disagreement has grown to the point that it could have global implications, with potential ripple effects for labour movements and auto workers across Europe and the US.
Today, bargaining #Portland #teachers approved of a deal and the bargaining team for #PPS did too, but when it came down to it THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO REJECT THE PROPOSAL THEIR BARGAINING TEAM RECOMMENDED! We’re coming close to week 4 of the #strike, and with all this time I hope our community sees who is pushing to get students back to schools in a successful fashion and who is not. Expect more information regarding this afternoon’s action soon! #PATsolidarity #Oregon #UnionStrong
"Starting Friday, dockworkers in all Swedish ports will refuse to offload Teslas, cleaning crews will no longer clean showrooms, and mechanics won’t fix charging points as the labor dispute rages on."
Stefan Löfven, the country’s former prime minister, said “It should be obvious for a company to follow the customs that exist in the countries where it operates, but it looks like Tesla has planned to ignore the Swedish labor market model. Shame on you #Tesla.” #strike
In Sweden, Tesla service workers are on strike — and other unions are showing solidarity.
❌ Port workers won’t unload Teslas.
❌ Superchargers aren’t being repaired.
❌ Parts deliveries are about to stop.
❌ Postal workers will stop mail delivery.
❌ Building workers will refuse work at Tesla sites.
❌ A factory supplying aluminum to Tesla will be blocked.
Shout-out to 1st Avenue workers in Minnesota on their victory!
Swedish workers are uniting against Tesla. Cleaners will stop cleaning Tesla showrooms, electricians won’t fix the company’s charging points, and dockworkers will refuse to unload Tesla cargo at Swedish ports.
What started as a strike by Tesla mechanics is spreading, in something Swedish unions describe as an existential battle between Elon Musk’s carmaker and the conventions they say make the country’s labor market fair and efficient.
Workers at more than 200 U.S. #Starbucks walked off the job Thursday in what organizers said was the largest #strike yet in the two-year-old effort to unionize the company’s stores.
The Workers United union chose Starbucks’ annual Red Cup Day to stage the walkout since it’s usually one of the busiest days of the year. Starbucks expects to give away thousands of reusable cups Thursday…
Thousands of Starbucks workers go on a one-day strike https://apnews.com/article/7c07617260ea1c4760410e29b4509b6b
Show Your Support for Striking Starbucks Workers TODAY, Thursday, November 16.
Join an action near you!
#RedCupRebellion #starbucks #strike #afl-cio
now that the strikes are over the bosses will admit that actually, yeah, the workers were right
Previously: “I see people—young people—every day, wearing back braces, ankle braces. … They’re hurting, but they’re just trying to make it.”
The victory in the #UAW strike holds great promise for #workers in Texas, too ... https://www.texasobserver.org/uaws-historic-strike-win-has-huge-implications-for-texas-autoworkers?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=audience
Workers Struggles: The Americas
#Portland #teachers are on #strike again today, coming close to three weeks since it began. This afternoon from 12:00-2:00 #PAT will be marching at #PPS headquarters (501 N Dixon St), come and show #PATsolidarity with the #union as we strike for better learning conditions for #students! #UnionStrong #Oregon
This week in the Disconnect Roundup: SAG-AFTRA won major AI rules in its new contract, but not everyone is happy.
Plus, an update on Elon’s harms, recommended reads, labor updates, and other news you might have missed!
The Swedish painters union is now blocking all painting of Tesla cars in Sweden, in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the Swedish metal working union, who is on strike against Tesla for their terrible working conditions.
Info on the strike, in English: https://www.ifmetall.se/aktuellt/tesla/background-information-on-if-metalls-conflict-at-tesla/
More power to the workers, fuck the billionaire!
But the largest Seoul Metro union affiliated with the militant umbrella Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) threatened to stage a general ...
Two major umbrella unions plan to stage large-scale rallies in central Seoul this weekend, as police warned of stern measures against illegal acts in violation of the revised Assem...#seoulsubwaystrike #Unions #strike #union #Seoul #labor #korea #southkorea #thekoreatimes #koreatimes #koreatimes #koreannewsinenglish
Unionized Seoul subway workers threaten second strike
News at 9AM: Thousands are fleeing #Gaza during an evacuation window as #Biden requests a three-day pause from #Israel. In Iceland, fears of a volcanic eruption escalate with thousands of minor earthquakes and the closure of the Blue Lagoon. #Hollywood returns to work with the premiere of the new Hunger Games film after an industry #strike ends. The #UK is set to release Q3 GDP data amid concerns of economic contraction between July and September due to rising interest rates. #BBC #News
Bit of info on the terms of the #SAGAFTRA deal, tentatively agreed upon:
News at 6AM: The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group has released a hostage video amid the ongoing #Gaza conflict, with thousands fleeing south during evacuation windows. #Israel has agreed to daily four-hour humanitarian pauses. #Hollywood actors are returning to work following the end of a #strike. The #UK Home Secretary has accused London police of bias and Q3 GDP data is set to be released soon. De Niro's company has been ordered to pay $1.2m to a former assistant. #BBC #News
Good evening. It's 9PM, Thursday, 9th November. The headlines: The #UK Home Secretary has accused London police of bias, putting #Braverman under pressure. In international news, #Israel agrees to daily four-hour pauses in #Gaza while Gazan civilians move south during evacuation windows. The NHS is set to trial Alzheimer's disease blood tests as waiting lists hit a record high. #Hollywood actors have reached a deal with studios ending a long-standing #strike. #BBC #News
How Fran Drescher rallied Hollywood actors to a new labor deal
After 118 days, negotiators announced on Wednesday they had reached an agreement valued at more than $1 billion over three years.
Drescher framed her actions as part of a broader labor movement battling Corporate America, where, in her view, executives place Wall Street's approval and their own compensation ahead of the welfare of workers.
Today in Labor History November 9, 1963: At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion killed 458, and hospitalized 839 with severe carbon monoxide poisoning. Most of the survivors suffered permanent brain damage as a result. The miners’ exposure to the toxic gas was exacerbated by the mine’s ventilation system, which helped to spread the toxic gas, and by managers who wouldn’t let workers leave the mine. Just three years earlier, Miike miners had engaged in the largest labor-management dispute in Japanese history.
After Elon Musk refused to sign a collective bargaining agreement, Swedish Tesla workers are on strike, and dock workers are refusing to let Teslas into the country in solidarity.
#Tesla #elonmusk #strike #teslas #Sweden #UAW