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The Standard Telephones and Cables strike, 1973

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Mike Harman

The Standard Telephones and Cables strike in 1973 was one of a wave of strikes by black and asian workers confronting both the racism of their white colleagues and management, and sabotage from their own trade unions in the 1970s. 1,389 more words


Trump administration takes a cue from Walker's union reforms

Days after President Trump took office, Gov. Walker sat down with Mike Pence to discuss the benefits of applying many of the same rules for federal workers that Walker had instituted in Wisconsin – namely, dramatically curtailing the power of public unions to collectively bargain. 13 more words

Digital Media Workers Organize: A Timeline

At a moment of tremendous flux in journalism, unions are trending in digital newsrooms. In June 2015, Gawker’s unionization kicked off a wave of digital media organizing. 87 more words


Amazon German, Italian workers protest on Black Friday, dubbed Strike Friday

Amazon has been one of the strongest driving force behind the upsurge of e-commerce holiday sales around Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the rest of the days leading to the end of the new year. 902 more words


Oakland City Worker Strike Suspended After Seven Days

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — After the first day of mediated negotiations with Oakland officials, striking city workers represented by SEIU 1021 and IFPTE 21 announced early Monday evening that they would return to work on Tuesday. 481 more words


Oakland Workers Continue Strike Amid Talks With Mediator

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Thousands of Oakland city workers continued a week-long strike Monday as they await the results of a meeting with a new mediator. 283 more words


"I Hope Members Grasp a Fuller Picture of What a Union Does for Them and the Community."

Patricia Peterson, retired Senior Police Administrative Aide, Local 1549


After 38 years with, the New York Police Department, I retired in February 2017. 233 more words