Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on February 5, 2017
We all know that at this moment everything is on the table. This year has been astounding, sometimes inspiring, and ultimately menacing. It gave lightning flashes of what a people's movement could accomplish. But the election outcome is ultimately brutal -- a nightmare President and administration packed with white nationalists, ultra-billionaires and militarists that threaten the existence of the entire democratic system. No one, no group and no institution is safe.
Posted by Portside on February 4, 2017
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The dispute is not over their wages. It's Honeywell that's demanding deep concessions in their new 5-year contract, including the elimination of cost-of-living increases and pensions for new workers, cuts in overtime pay, subcontracting out work, restricting representation rights, and more.
Posted by Portside on February 2, 2017
Other Words
In 2014, the last year with full statistics, 899 construction workers nationwide died from workplace injuries. The reason: loss of union strength and decline in OSHA funding. President Trump's anti-union and anti-federal spending polices promise to only make the situation worse.
Posted by Portside on February 2, 2017
DC 37 Blog
DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido wrote, "we are carrying out our own "100 Days of Resistance" fight-back and I pledge that we will not back down in the next four years". DC 37 represents 125,000 municipal workers in New York City.
Posted by Portside on January 31, 2017
All Things Considered, National Public Radio
If New Hampshire, Missouri and Kentucky succeed in enacting "right-to-work" bills, it would be the most states rolling back union power in one year since 1947, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Success in New Hampshire would also make it the first state in the Northeast with a "right-to-work" law. The bills are a further reflection of organized labor's falling clout. Just 10.7 percent of American workers belonged to a labor union in 2016.
Posted by Portside on January 30, 2017
Facing South
Today, workers at the city’s Nissan plant are facing a familiar backlash in their 12-year struggle for the right to organize a union. In a show of solidarity, this week cities across the South also steeped in civil rights history — Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Greensboro and Nashville — are organizing local actions to support the Canton workers and build regional pressure on Nissan to allow free union elections.
Posted by Portside on January 29, 2017
Drivers have stopped picking up passengers at JFK airport in solidarity with a rally at Terminal 4.