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.
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.'
Regierungserklärung: Trotzig verweigert Scholz jede Selbstkritik
Staff at Nova Scotia transition houses in talks to unionize, achieve wage equity
Kretschmer schlägt Ampel Einsparungen bei „Geflüchteten“ vor
Merkt die #Union eigentlich, wie sehr sie mit ihrer Art und Weise dem Vertrauen in die Politik in Deutschland schadet?
Wenn man als Politiker über Dinge meckert und die öffentlich ablehnt, sollte man auch konstruktive Vorschläge unterbreiten.
Von der #Union kommen aber nur leere Hülsen wie „Abschaffung der Kindergrundsicherung“ und ähnliche asoziale Aussagen ohne wirkliche Substanz.
Und warum will die #Union Neuwahlen? Weil die wissen, dass die aktuell mit ihren Nazi-Freunden der dreckigen #AfD gemeinsam eine stabile Mehrheit haben dürften und zur Machtergreifung kollaboriert man auch mit Rechtsradikalen und vergisst die Brandmauer.
Wir können nur hoffen, dass #Merz niemals Kanzler wird. Dieser Typ ist eine Gefahr für die Gesellschaft
«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
Israel: Weitere Geiseln kommen frei – darunter auch zwei Deutsche
[Edit: seems to have been Aotearoa TechWorkers Union; https://www.atu.org.nz ]
I seem to remember someone on Mastodon.NZ was advocating for a Tech Workers Union a while back, but Mastodon's search features (or at least my usage of them) is not returning me anything relevant.
Can anyone remember who it was/got details about it?
Immer noch und immer wieder:
unfassbar wütend auf die #Union
Israel News ++ Weitere Geiseln kommen frei – darunter auch zwei Deutsche ++
Israel News ++ Weitere Gruppe von Geiseln laut Israels Armee an Rotes Kreuz übergeben ++
Israel News ++ Hamas-Chef Sinwar soll israelische Geiseln getroffen haben ++
"Tesla has sued the Swedish Transport Agency after postal workers stopped delivering licence plates connected to the electric car company. The move is intended to support a strike by Tesla metal workers in the country."
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.
Dockworkers and Labor Activists Can Block the Transport of Arms to Israel
Pro-Palestine “Block the Boat” actions, where dockworkers block the transport of arms to Israel, have proliferated in recent years. Recalling actions against apartheid South Africa, they’re an effective way for labor to oppose Israel’s war on Gaza.
A #NewYork #StateCourt has issued a restraining order blocking a vote by members of the #NewYorkCity #PublicDefenders’ #union opposing #Israel’s #genocide in #Gaza. The order was granted after their employers filed suit to prevent the resolution from being passed.
🇸🇪 Tesla sues Swedish state agency over number plate blockage | thelocal.se
"A sympathy strike by postal workers in support of unionised Tesla workers has put a stop to deliveries of number plates to Tesla's workshops in Sweden, meaning it can no longer sell new cars"
Today in Labor History November 27, 1937: The ILGWU-commissioned musical "Pins & Needles" opened on Broadway, with a cast made up entirely of International Lady Garment Worker Union members. Rehearsals were held at night and on weekends, and performances were all on Fridays and Saturdays to appease their bosses (i.e., keep their jobs). In 1962, a 25th anniversary edition of the score was released featuring Barbra Streisand.
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 🇸🇪
Tesla meets Sweden.
About 130 mechanics began their ongoing strike in October after their employer, a Tesla subsidiary in Sweden, announced that it would not recognize their labor #union.
The industrial action soon spread to dockworkers who started blocking deliveries of Tesla cars at the country’s ports, to electricians who stopped maintenance work for the carmaker, and other workers in Sweden."
90% of Sweden's workers are covered by collective agreements.
Amount a company error meant my partner was owed: £320.
Amount the company offered when he first complained: £40 Amazon voucher (lol).
Amount the company offered after he used the words 'I have spoken with my union': £700.
Join. A. Union.
Israel News ++ Geisel flieht, wird gefasst – und kommt nach Intervention Putins frei ++
Musk is so dumb that instead of just honestly bargaining with a pretty regular union, they decide to sue a national agency.
#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!
My second favourite part is watching people argue about the Swedish system with collective agreements when they clearly don't understand it.
#Union verhindert, dass Verkehrsplaner #Umweltschutz und #Gesundheit berücksichtigen dürfen.
(Kommunen sollten mehr Spielraum für die Anordnung von Busspuren, Radwegen und Tempo 30 erhalten.)
Herr #Dürr, Ihre Partei sitzt in der Regierung. Es interessiert niemanden, ob Sie persönlich etwas für falsch halten.
Ihre Aufgabe ist es, sinnvolle und soziale Politik zu machen die nicht Einzelne übervorteilt und trotzdem die Vorgaben des Verfassungsgerichts einhält.
Nachdem Ihre Partei die letzten 60? Jahre immer nur gemacht hat, was die #Union von Ihnen wollte, können sie nun zeigen, dass die #FDP regierungsfähig ist https://squeet.me/display/962c3e10-6febfe45-1f0deed47eff63aa
(outing myself as An Old, Cornell grad students failed to form a union with UAW when I was doing doctoral study there about 20 years ago... glad times have changed)
#History #Histodons #AbrahamLincoln #AmericanHistory #CivilWar #1860s #Comedy #Funny #Illustration #Mastoart #Cartoons #USHistory #RobertELee #Confederacy #Union #PresidentialHistory #President #DYK #DidYouKnow #TIL #TodayILearned
Its time !
Lets kick Tesla out of Europe.
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.
Today in Labor History November 25, 1947: The "Hollywood Ten" were blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The blacklist lasted for 13 years, when Dalton Trumbo, a former Communist Party, was finally credited as the screenwriter of the films “Exodus” and “Spartacus.” Some of the stars accused of having Communist ties included Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Katharine Hepburn and Fredric March. In 1941, Walt Disney blamed "Communist agitation" for the cartoonists and animators' strike. In 1945, Gerald L. K. Smith, founder of the fascist America First Party, began giving speeches attacking the "alien minded Russian Jews in Hollywood." Ronald Reagan, who was president of the actor’s union, testified before HUAC that a clique within the union was using "communist-like tactics." His first wife, actress Jane Wyman, blamed his allegations against friends and colleagues as a factor leading to their divorce.
As a proud @ucu member I support #GMB members on #strike at #Amazon up in #Coventry and fellow union members around the world fighting for #fairPay and conditions from this massive company. The only way we have ever got better working lives is through #solidarity with fellow workers.
Amazing how employees can immediately join together in collective action to force an entire board to resign in the interests of their CEO (I’m talking about OpenAI), but as soon as it’s about their own interests that’s absurd and naive. #union
"#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."
#Amazon staff on strike, GMB Union.
"Amazon workers at Rugeley on strike after 86% of those who voted backed the strike.
This will be only the second Amazon site in the UK where workers have taken industrial action.
Amazon has offered UK workers a pay rise of pennies and work conditions that are unfit for the history books."
This cat looks like if Sabotabby had a brother! #Union #Labor #IWW https://www.petfinder.com/cat/milton-69287282/ca/tustin/oc-animal-care-ca257/
I will never call that "Reagan National Airport". I suggest we call it PATCO Airport instead. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968) #Labor #Union #FuckReagan
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.
Der schwarze 0 Fetisch hat uns doch dazu geführt, dass wir eine marode Infrastruktur, Digitalisierung wie ein Entwicklungsland, ein Bildungssystem am Abgrund usw. haben. Und jetzt feiert sich die #Union dafür, dass es so weitergeht? Für wie dumm haltet ihr uns eigentlich? #CDU #schuldenbremse #Haushalt #lindner
New York City and State comptrollers have called on the company to explain why it no longer explicitly supports workers’ rights to unionize.
#Ebay #tcgplayer #CWA #workersrights #NYC #Union
'Tesla union conflict expanded, now affects charging stations'
Don't you just love when unions work together against a horrific problem?
'The Elektrikerna union expands its sympathy measures against Tesla. Now the car giant's charging stations will be covered.
"The blockade means that we will also not repair if something breaks in Tesla's transformer stations or the associated feeder line, i.e. all incoming electricity to Tesla's charging stations."
So writes Elektrikerna's head of negotiations Mikael Pettersson in a communiqué.
The background to the sympathy measures is the union IF Metall's demand for a collective agreement for Tesla's workers.'
It's very easy for any worker to feel like they are a doing it just for the pay and disassociate themselves from feeling like they can bring any change to improve their working lives and the lives of their coworkers. The hardest part in organizing is getting a coworker to get over that hump. Sometimes it seems impossible, and sometimes the boss makes the organizing easy. If you are committed to bring about that change, bring someone in to that workplace or find one for support #union #unionpower
In 1984, ILWU Local 10 refused to unload goods shipped from South Africa. Today, it’s demanding a cease-fire.
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.
Exercise your charter rights and secure better compensation for your labour. Unionize.
Thirteen folks at an A&W can get it done. What's holding you and your colleagues back?
My #union - the union that represents 100,000 #Nurses and #Midwives in #Victoria #Australia has just made a statement calling for an end to violence in the Middle East, and encouraging members to donate through the union-run international aid organisation #APHEDA
Here's something that #citizens have the power to change:
No matter where you work, you can #organize with your fellow employees and reach out to a union to represent you.
It will not be easy. It will not be welcomed by management. It is what you as a worker deserve.
Let's close the 1000% gap between CEO and worker pay.
Also halten wir fest: Für Leute wie #Merz, #Linnemann & #Laschet sind Menschen die Flüchtlinge als "Krebsgeschwür" bezeichnen und eine "Chemotherapie" fordern "demokratische Menschen der Mitte" und "Lupenreine Demokraten".
Wie viele Beweise braucht es eigentlich noch das die #Union eine rechtsextreme Hitler Fanboy Partei ist und sich inzwischen kaum noch von der AfD unterscheidet?
So proud that #UnionPlace has been around for just over a year now. Huge thanks to @josh and @kabrams for taking this journey with me and all of us, and of course, to all of our users who have been part of making this possible!
We've got 5700 users and just over 500 monthly actives - would love for that active number to be a bit higher, but we'll always take quality over quantity!
Swedish dockworkers are refusing to unload #Teslas at ports in broad boycott move
“The Swedish metal and industrial workers #union, IF Metall, which represents Tesla's roughly 120 workers, launched a walkout at the company in late October.
And now, Swedish workers of all stripes – dockworkers, electricians, cleaners and others – are banding together to #boycott the U.S. company in solidarity.”
That Santa, the real Santa, was Black. 🎅🏿
Thank you Swedish unions!
Let's all support the REI union, which is suing the "coop" owners for violations of labor law.
The union wants publicity about this for now.
Many boosts, thank you! Editing to add a link to the union statement:
Edit 2: You can sign the union's "solidarity pledge" here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/i-pledge-to-stand-in-solidarity-with-rei-union/
and read more about the union at https://www.ourrei.com/
If you want to help, join an advocacy group, go to your city council meeting, join your #union, go read about #solarpunk, start a #garden in your front yard! Learn to #repair your clothes and appliances instead of buying new ones.
You don't have the time or mental energy to do that? Of course you don't! We all work too much! That's the #neoliberal world we live in. So quit your job! Find a better job!
Howard Schultz, billionaire founder of #Starbucks, has always said that he thinks unions get in the way between a one-on-one relationship between the company and its workers, which has always been a positive one.
Oh, really? That’s news to these workers.
“Starbucks Workers United is asking the company to promise "protections against racial harassment and bigotry from customers, co-workers and managers," adopt a zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy, implement a $20 per hour minimum wage for baristas and $25.40 wage for shift supervisors and commit to 5% annual rases, among other damands.”
⚠️ DO NOT CROSS THE PICKET LINE ⚠️
Unionized Starbucks workers will be walking out today to demand better working conditions. Show your support for workers by NOT supporting their employer today.
Brew a cup at home and donate the $5 to a good cause.
“This year, on the heels of victories won by striking workers across different industries nationwide, Starbucks workers are taking the rebellion to the next level,” the union said.
My favorite anime of the *DECADE* is melting down in the last ⅓ of S2 production.
The conditions at MAPPA are beyond abusive. JJK is insanely popular and I love the hell out of it, but *never* at the expense of worker wellness.
Japan’s animators should unionize, but prod committees hold too many cards all while taking the lion’s share.
The New York Times reports that Israel's military raided Al-Shifa, Gaza's largest hospital.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to avoid a government shutdown.
Midwest City Starbucks votes to unionize | KGOU
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
#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