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15,000 of us got heard at the NLRB today, at once!

60 signatures per page, 250 pages - photo by Brother David Sachs

Earlier today I had the incredible experience of hand-delivering a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supporting the Board's proposed rules to modernize the union election process. The incredible part was that the letter was co-signed by 15,000 workers and activists.

National Labor Relations Board proposed rule change hearings begin, get heard now!

On July 18, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) begin public hearings pertaining to its proposed union election rule changes. This entry is meant as a way to provide some background, and to move people to take some basic actions in supporting what the NLRB is looking to accomplish.

The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill

Author and union activist Richard Myers reviews the forthcoming book, The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon, by William M. Adler.  This is a cross-posting from Talking Union

 


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The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill

Labor Law Basics: What We Need to Know Now

On this date in 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which is the federal law that provides most private sector workers the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is a recent posting from SEIU that highlights some basic labor law questions and answers.


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Labor Law Basics: What We Need to Know Now

Workers to Pocono Medical Center: You Can't Do That!

We should file this one under: "Can they really do that?" The short answer should be: "Only if we let them." How Pocono Medical Center (PMC) thought it would get away with flagrant disregard for the law, no one knows, but what we do know is that they're busted and going to trial on August 15th.

NLRB Proposed Union Election Rule: What it breaks down to...

Our labor laws are outdated and badly in need of reform.  This week, the NLRB announced proposed rule changes to reform pre- and post-election representation case procedures.  At my job I helped set up an online petition for people to show their support with the NLRB's move in the right direction. So far we have more than 12,000 names on the peitition and now need yours.  This piece originally appeared on the SEIU Blog.


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Buy American Jobs

 Here is the latest blog entry from United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard.  This piece originally appeared on the USW Blog.


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Buy American Jobs

Pocono Medical Center Workers Say Thank You!

The workers at Pocono Medical Center, who rallied on May 14 with about 5,000 sisters and brothers in solidarity, sent out a "thank you" video.  This piece originally appeared on the SEIU Blog.


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Pocono Medical Center workers: 'You can keep trying, but this union will not be broken!'

Tomorrow there will be a massive rally in East Stroudsburg, PA, for the Pocono Medical Center workers. The corporation refuses to come back to the table unless the workers agree to the insane demand of taking their closed shop to an open one.  This piece originally appeared on the SEIU Blog.


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Pocono Medical Center workers: 'You can keep trying, but this union will not be broken!'

It’s Time for Investors to Weigh in on Refinery Safety

The United Steelworkers is presenting shareholder proposals at four major refining companies this year, calling on them to prepare reports describing their "Board's oversight of process safety management, staffing levels, inspection and maintenance of refineries and other equipment."  This piece originally appeared on the USW Blog.


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After Half-Decade Struggle, Rite Aid Workers Form Union at Giant Distribution Center

After a five-year struggle, Rite Aid workers have achieved a tentative agreement for their first union contract at the giant distribution center in Lancaster, CA.  This piece originally appeared in In These Times.


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After Half-Decade Struggle, Rite Aid Workers Form Union at Giant Distribution Center

Only Known Video/Audio of Mother Jones

A historical marker on Powder Mill Road in Montgomery County, MD, commemorates Mother Jones and her last residence.

This piece originally appeared on the AFL-CIO Blog.  Recorded at her 100th birthday party in 1930, Mother Jones speaks in this only-known audio/video recording:  "I long to see the day when Labor...will stand a united force and show the world what the workers can do."


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A pair of young Kentuckians belt out a special "On, Wisconsin!" for Dairy State unions

Berry Craig shares with us this special tribute from the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council to our union brothers and sisters in the Dairy State.  A pair of Mayfield High School musicians--both sons of union members--teamed up to produce a unique rendition of "On, Wisconsin!"  

Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition Seeks to Remember Victims of 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition -- an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 in which 146 workers died -- has announced that it is creating a permanent memorial to honor the victims of the fire.  Read the press release here.

Workers Memorial Day: Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living

On April 28th of each year, workers from around the world, remember sisters and brothers who have either died on the job or were seriously injured.

This article focuses a great deal on nurses because I put it together for SEIU's Healthcare Division. Yet, I believe that ANY worker of any trade can identify and apreciate what this is all about.

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