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Strike at Verizon looms as bargaining deadline approaches

Come August 1, 39,000 Verizon workers in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic states may be on strike.

Members of two unions currently bargaining with Verizon on a new collective bargaining agreement voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if a fair agreement can’t be reached by the bargaining deadline. 716 more words

COLUMN: My personal encounters with wage theft

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.

GRAND RAPIDS July 24, 2015– The term wage theft elicits images of some greedy corporate boss intentionally manipulating or violating the law to steal wages directly from workers.  588 more words


Letter to BC Energy Minister on Smart Meter fire hazard evidence

From the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in British Columbia

“We want this program ended, and we want our money back.”
— Press Release, June 25, 2015… 1,682 more words

Smart Meters are a known fire hazard -- new evidence revealed by electrical workers union

In a proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board, evidence was submitted that Smart Meter fires, burned Smart Meters, burned meter sockets, and malfunctioning Smart Meters are regularly occurring and are known to… 434 more words

Electrical Workers At Verizon In Mass., RI Authorize Strike

BOSTON (AP) — Union officials say a group of Verizon employees in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have voted to authorize a strike if union negotiators determine one is necessary after their contract expires Aug. 113 more words


Gretchen Newsom Gives Union Perspective on the TPP Trade Deal

Have you heard about the “TPP” and wondered why there is so much disagreement among Democrats, Labor and our President about it? Gretchen Newsom, Political Director of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 569 in San Diego spoke to our club members at our monthly meeting about the current trade deal with Asia currently under negotiation. 929 more words

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What's in a name?

I figured I would write a little bit about why I call my blog “Just Left of Labor” and what that means to me. I’m still trying to get an idea of what I wa… 642 more words