Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on July 9, 2017
Labor Notes
One big issue in May’s three-day strike by 38,000 AT&T workers was the company’s offshoring of jobs.
Posted by Portside on July 8, 2017
The now-rejected proposed contract deal included wage hike totaling 11% over four years and some job security promises, but also increased employees' healthcare contributions to cover insurance premiums to 29% by 2020.
Posted by Portside on July 6, 2017
Equal Times
After years of struggle, El Salvador workers have won a victory with a new minimum wage that has made an enormous impact in people's lives. Corporate power has not given up, preferring to pay starvation wages they are attempting to roll back the gains made.
Posted by Portside on July 5, 2017
"It’s unclear exactly how many jobs are on the line. But public health experts at George Washington University estimate that 912,000 health care workers in the United States could lose their jobs if Congress rolls back the Medicaid expansion and removes tax credits to help people buy private insurance."
Posted by Portside on July 4, 2017
Associated Press
United Steel Workers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones grabbed headlines in December after he publicly accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of lying about how many jobs he was saving in a deal with furnace and air conditioner maker Carrier Corp. During a hyped-up announcement at its Indianapolis factory, had Trump inaccurately said that 1,100 jobs would be saved. The number was closer to 800.
Posted by Portside on July 3, 2017
In These Times
While student activism can’t be a lone focal point of a broader social justice movement, defending higher education and organizing on campus is still of tantamount importance for the Left.
Posted by Portside on July 2, 2017
In These Times
Vermont farmworkers are escalating their Milk With Dignity campaign, building from years of organizing in an industry fraught with abuses. The Milk with Dignity campaign was birthed after years of movement dialogue and research, including the release of a survey showing that 40 percent of Vermont farmworkers earn less than minimum wage