Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on February 25, 2017
The Post and Currier
Riley said government-operated ports, including Charleston's, are reducing union jobs by hiring non-ILA workers to operate cranes, receive and deliver cargo and perform other duties.
Posted by Portside on February 23, 2017
Bob White played an historic role in building working class understanding of key principles: the need for workers to control their own class institutions; the need to maintain an understanding of the conflict of interests between workers and employers, the need to maintain a capacity to collectively struggle and resist, a rejection of competitiveness as a goal or concessions as a strategy, and the need for unions to develop an independent political capacity.
Posted by Portside on February 22, 2017
Inside Higher Ed
The last time adjunct instructors recieved a wage increase was 25 years ago. They celebrated that long ago event with a party that included a cake.
Posted by Portside on February 21, 2017
The Des Moines Register
The new law bans public employee unions in most cases from negotiating over issues such as health insurance, evaluation procedures, staff reduction and leaves of absence for political purposes. Police officers and firefighters are exempted from that portion of the law, a move that AFSCME argues in the lawsuit violates the Iowa Constitution by creating "favored" and "disfavored" groups of government workers.
Posted by Portside on February 20, 2017
Workday Minnesota
About 39,000 Minnesota workers suffer from wage theft each year, resulting in $11.9 million in wages owed, and that's only what goes reported. The union-backed Wage Theft Initiative proposes policy changes to give the state Department of Labor and Industry more enforcement tools and an increased budget.
Posted by Portside on February 19, 2017
On Tuesday, over 15,000 U.S. bank workers with the Spain-based bank Santander will declare their intent to establish this country's first bank workers' union. They'll deliver petitions, take over corporate lobbies and begin the long struggle to bring collective bargaining to an industry with predatory practices and lots of low-wage workers.
Posted by Portside on February 18, 2017
Labor Notes
The union defeat at a South Carolina Boeing plant was devastating, but it wasn't inevitable. Labor can still organize the South.