Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on September 6, 2017
Talking Union
Gonzalez, in his book Reclaiming Gotham: Bill De Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities argues that de Blasio has presided over the “most left-leaning government in the history of America’s greatest city." He "reports that, under de Blasio, poor and working class New Yorkers have received a $21 billion “infusion of income and economic benefits” which also includes long deferred wage increases.
Posted by Portside on September 5, 2017
The votes by members of the Maine State Employees Association and the American Federal of State, County and Municipal Employees are a victory for Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
Posted by Portside on September 4, 2017
The Leap
We cannot fight for worker rights and honor labor without fighting for climate justice.
Posted by Portside on September 3, 2017
The gig economy is a disaster for workers. Hollywood’s unions can help them learn to fight back.
Posted by Portside on September 1, 2017
Labor Notes
How did Connecticut, one of the wealthiest states in the country, get into a budget mess so bad that state workers were forced to solve it? The answer is that Connecticut is one of the most unequal states in the nation.
Posted by Portside on August 31, 2017
Equal Times
The Indonesian union OPPUK (Organisasi Penguatan dan Pengembangan Usaha-Usaha Kerakyatan) representing palm oil workers indirectly employed by PepsiCo and the Teamsters in the United States representing about 200,000 PepsiCo workers in North America reaffirmed their solidarity in a shared fight for global labor and human rights.
Posted by Portside on August 30, 2017
Huffington Post
"AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Wall Street wing in the White House has taken control." He says labor's hope for working with Trump has faded.