Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on April 6, 2017
Workday Minnesota
We need to radically change the way we see our history otherwise we end up with incorrect assumptions that permeate the way we think. U.S. immigration policy historically had injustice built into it creating untold human suffering. Moreover, it is difficult to separate immigration policy from foreign policy. No one wants to leave their homes unless it is a refugee situation.
Posted by Portside on April 5, 2017
NBC News
Noreen Farrell, director of the anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates, said Trump went "on the attack against workers and taxpayers." "We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discriminate against them, with their own tax dollars," said Farrell. "It's an outrage."
Posted by Portside on April 4, 2017
Defenders say the Fight For $15 has built up worker power at a time when traditional unions are losing clout. They credit the effort with increasing local minimum wage laws through executive legislative action (in New York and California, for example) and at the ballot box. A total of 19 states implemented minimum wage raises in 2017.
Posted by Portside on April 3, 2017
Labor Notes
Chris Brooks of Labor Notes interviews Susan Williams, an educator who has worked at the Highlander Center for 28 years about popular education, organizing and movement history. Popular education is "based on the belief that people can do more than they think they can."
Posted by Portside on April 2, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Why the Writers Guild of America is moving closer to a strike
Posted by Portside on April 1, 2017
The Morning Call
Advance Auto Parts distribution workers in Lehigh County, Pa. will vote to unionize.
Posted by Portside on March 30, 2017
Talking Union
“When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of people we are. ..I am convinced that the truest act of courage..is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice.” Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)