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California State government’s largest union is edging closer to a strike

From Sacramento Bee: SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker has called for a strike vote of the union’s 95,000 members beginning next week, … 560 more words


Some Minnesota Caregivers Fighting To Withdraw From Union

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of personal caregivers are fighting to withdraw from their union, but say the state is making it difficult.

The MNPCA says 30 percent of home care workers need to vote on de-certifying the SEIU Healthcare Minnesota bargaining unit. 81 more words


The Bernie Walkout at the Convention Leads to "Our Revolution" (Chandra Paetsch -- Part 2 of 2)

We walk out the door and there are hundreds of delegates streaming out through the hallways. It ends up we are part of the first delegate walkout in 48 years! 2,492 more words


From Shop Steward to Bernie Delegate--Ardent, Smart, Pretty (Chandra Paetsch -- Part 1 of 2)

Sylvia: It’s September 9th. 2016 and I’m recording an interview with Chandra Paetsch.

I first met you at a Bernie campaign meeting so I know that you’ve been involved in political activism but until we chatted a bit before this interview, I didn’t know what other things you’ve done as an activist. 2,109 more words


Workplace Bullying

Bullying goes beyond the school yard or cafeteria…  most people, you included, may have thought that bullying would no longer be an issue once you left school.   587 more words


Union Whacked with $5.3 Million Verdict for Campaign Lies

Unions have certain free speech rights, just like workers and management.  But a case decided this month is a startling lesson that the limits of such free speech include false and malicious allegations designed to harm the targeted employer. 164 more words

Michael Homans

Weekend News & Commentary — September 24-25, 2016

A pioneer in developing co-working spaces, WeWork has been impacted for more than a year by labor and employment disputes.  On Friday, it took a step toward resolving at least one of those outstanding issues by… 311 more words

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