Despite decades of attacks, workers and unions continue to organize and bargain to improve their workplaces and communities. Workers also are engaging in innovative forms of organizing - and transforming their organizations - to build power in the face of new challenges.
With 14,000 telecom workers closer to a strike, groups of House and Senate Democrats are demanding Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, both end call center cuts and settle with the Communications Workers of America. CWA represents the employees at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T, two of the giant firm’s subsidiaries.
By Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, Minneapolis Labor Review
With the 2018 primary election coming up August 14 and early voting beginning June 29, the 2018 campaign season is moving into full speed. The crowded primary field for both the DFL and the Republican tickets will give voters an early chance to hear about each political parties’ values.
While some political elites are despairing the number of last-minute candidate filings, I am much more optimistic about this news.
The looming multiemployer pension crisis instilled a sense of urgency in Utecht to confront the issues and make appropriate plans to protect UFCW members from the dejection that he had witnessed from the older couple.
Backed by community and labor allies outside Amazon’s Eagan facility, workers spoke publicly about the increasingly dangerous working conditions inside the warehouse, and of management’s refusal to accommodate workers who fast during Ramadan.
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.