Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on April 17, 2013
The Nartion
Country's largest non-union workers group announces plans to establish chapters in every state.
Posted by Portside on April 16, 2013
The Nov. 24 blaze in Bangladesh killed 112 garment workers and increased pressure on Wal-Mart and other Western retailers to help improve factory conditions and take more direct responsibility for their suppliers. Clothing bound for Wal-Mart and Sears was found in the charred ruins. Both companies have said suppliers used the Tazreen factory without their permission and were fired.
Posted by Portside on April 15, 2013
The Register
Hundreds of workers at web bazaar Amazon’s central depot in Germany have walked out on strike in protest over working conditions and pay. Around 500 people protested on Tuesday at the box-crammers' Bad Hersfeld site, which is one of seven distribution points in the country. It is the first time Amazon workers have launched industrial action in Germany.
Posted by Portside on April 12, 2013
The Detroit News
Arguments against Michigan's 5-day-old right-to-work law are prompting conservative activists and Republican authors of the historic legislation to consider other ways to reduce the power of public-sector unions.
Posted by Portside on April 11, 2013
National Public Radio (NPR)
One in thirteen workers in the Lone Star State - nearly one million - are employed in the booming construction industry. But large numbers of these workers are undocumented and unorganized, and employers are taking advantage.
Posted by Portside on April 10, 2013
The New York Times
NLRB says Bronx Cablevision employees were threatened in organizing drive.
Posted by Portside on April 10, 2013
What got lost in the story though is just how wrong Anderson’s claim is. In fact, just how wrong many of his claims about Venezuela are.