Voices At Work

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Published on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

On October 3 the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, the first arbitration case before the justices since they decided Epic Systems in May. Get read up on the case with brief recaps from Jared Odessky: https://onlabor.org/brief-round-up-for-new-prime-inc-v-oliveira-part-1-of-3/

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Published on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

Today in Labor History: August 17, 1918 IWW War Trials in Chicago, 95 go to prison for up to 20 years.

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Published on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

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Trump Tariffs Leading to Layoffs in South Carolina

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Published on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

CEO pay has skyrocketed over the past 40 years. Worker pay? Not so much. Read more: https://epi.org/152123

From Economic Policy Institute

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Published on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

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Published on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

Latest list of some of the workers killed on the job over the past week.

From Weekly Toll: Workers Killed on the Job Last Week

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Weekly Toll: Workers Killed on the Job Last Week

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Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) just filed an NLRB petition for a union election at a Target store in Huntington, New York. If workers at the Long Island store vote to unionize, they’ll be the first of 1,835 Target stores in the United States to do so — and could set of a chain of similar union campaigns at Target stores across the nation. Read more from Sejal Singh: https://onlabor.org/todays-news-commentary-august-15-2018/

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Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

Breaking.

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Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

"The effect of power is sadly one of the most reliable laws of human behavior,” says one psychologist.

From Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates.

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Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates.

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Published on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

The NYT editorial board lays out all the truth behind the GOP Tax Scam

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

Big win in Missouri tonight as the public votes down anti-union right-to-work legislation! For more background, check out the cover story from the September 2017 issue of Labor Notes: http://www.labornotes.org/2017/09/310567-signatures-block-right-work-missouri

From Labor Notes

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Published on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

A huge win for labor, an even bigger win for American workers. After years of taking it on the chin, workers aren’t taking it any more. From teachers in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona, to the workers of Missouri, labor is rising again. What do you think?

From Robert Reich

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Published on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

OSHA penalties should be high enough to deter employers from endangering workers. But they're not, as the trench cases of El Paso Underground Construction show.

From Worker Not Crushed to Death in Trench Collapse

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Worker Not Crushed to Death in Trench Collapse

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Published on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

It is with an exceedingly heavy heart that we announce the passing of IBEW 1245 member Jairus Ayeta. Brother Ayeta, a PG&E GC apprentice lineman, was working to restore power in the Carr Fire zone when he was reportedly involved in a fatal off-road vehicle accident. He was just 21 years old. Brother Ayeta hailed from Kampala, Uganda and was working out of the Davis yard at the time of his death. He had previously worked at Pike Electric in Florida. Friends describe him as upbeat, hard-working, personable and an avid learner. He was also steadfastly committed to the craft. Shortly after securing his first job in the industry, he wrote on Facebook, “Working for a power company made me realize I made the best decision of my life, everyday’s something new, can’t wait to see what the future beholds.” His presence will be missed by his apprentice class and all those who had the fortune to know him. “Brother Ayeta chose a great job and had a great future,” said Business Manager Tom Dalzell. “His death is sad beyond words.” The investigation into the accident that took Ayeta’s life is still ongoing, and Local 1245 is on the ground in Redding as the entire base camp copes with this devastating loss. More details will be posted as they become available. For those who wish to honor Ayeta’s memory and support his family during this heartbreaking time, there are several ways to do so: --IBEW 1245 members at PG&E can voluntarily sell their vacation time to assist Brother Ayeta's family by logging in to the PG&E vacation sale web portal (from a work computer, click About Me>My Time>My Vacation Sale, and then select Jairus “Jay” Ayeta’s family). Questions on the vacation sale can be directed to Deborah Rose-Calilan, Operating Clerk, DCRG, 925-918-2639. --Commemorative tee shirts can be purchased at https://thelinejunk.com/carr-fire.html, and all proceeds will be going to Brother Ayeta’s family. --Additionally, friends have set up a GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/5x40meg to help pay for Brother Ayeta’s memorial expenses. Please donate what you can. We welcome you to share your memories of Ayeta and sentiments for his loved ones here.

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Published on Monday, August 06, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back

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The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

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Published on Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

Private prison companies invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Now they are getting their reward with Trump's inhumane immigration policies and corporate tax cuts. (with In the Public Interest)

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Saturday, August 04, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

On Wednesday, August 1 Indianapolis welder Antoine Dangerfield posted a soon-to-be viral video of a wildcat strike by Latino construction workers building a new UPS hub. For posting the clip, which has now received millions of views, Dangerfield was immediately and unjustly fired. Working people...

From Click here to support Support Antoine, Fired 4 Strike Vid organized by Eric Blanc

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Click here to support Support Antoine, Fired 4 Strike Vid organized by Eric Blanc

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Published on Saturday, August 04, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

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Published on Friday, August 03, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

On May 23rd, hundreds of United Airlines Catering workers and their allies gathered around the country to send a message: We will not give up until we win Eq...

From The May 23rd United Airlines Shareholders Meeting

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The May 23rd United Airlines Shareholders Meeting

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Published on Friday, August 03, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

YES!

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Published on Friday, August 03, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

"Any financial savings to the University by closing the Labor Center will be minuscule but the residual and long term effects on workers, unions, and Iowa communities will be immeasurable and quite severe," writes UE General President Peter Knowlton in a letter to University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld. We encourage UE members and allies to take action to support the UI Labor Center at https://saveourlaborcenter.com/take-action, and follow Save Our Labor Center on Facebook.

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Published on Friday, August 03, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

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Published on Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

Yesterday the NLRB invited public comment on whether the Board should overturn or modify the 2014 Purple Communications decision, which gave workers the right to use an employer’s email system for union organizing. Read more from Jared Odessky: https://onlabor.org/todays-news-commentary-august-2-2018/

From On Labor

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Published on Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY: On August 1, 1917 Union Organizer Frank Little was dragged from his boarding house room by six masked men. He was beaten and taken to the edge of town where he was lynched and hanged from a railroad trestle. A note with the words “First and last warning” was pinned to his thigh, referring to earlier vigilantes giving people three warnings to stop objectionable actions. An estimated 10,000 workers lined the route of his funeral procession, which was followed by 3,500 more persons. He was buried in Butte’s Mountain View Cemetery. His grave marker reads “Slain by capitalist interests for organizing and inspiring his fellow men.” #1u #UnionStrong #IWW #FrankLittle #OrganizedLabor #WorkingClass #DontMournOrganize #AnInjuryToOneIsAnInjuryToALL

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Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 07:09:08 AM

"We've never had so much inequality. On the recent UN report on poverty, they said your ZIP code is the most reliable predictor of your future," via Lauren Greenfield Marketplace Business News https://www.marketplace.org/2018/07/17/wealth-poverty/generation-wealth-more-than-money

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