A group of 186 distribution center workers at IKEA distribution centers in Joliet and Minooka, Illinois voted June 19 and 20 to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
Superstore’s season four finale is unlike anything else the show has ever done. The corporate offices of the Cloud 9 chain of Walmart-esque department stores, in an attempt to quash talk of unionizing call in Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In 2008, just before Trumka assumed power, 12.4 percent of American workers were union members. A decade later—with organizing spending much reduced—union density in this country stands at 10.5 percent.
“We’re reaching to more people now, particularly women and minorities, with activities in local communities like pre-apprentice programs,"says Paul Roldan, business manager of Building and General Construction Laborers Local 3.
Given ongoing issues in the games industry, the AFL-CIO recently reached out to Kotaku about addressing the people who make games. The AFL-CIO represents more than 12 million workers in the United States across more than 50 labor unions
UHW was an incubator of talent, organizers who are still bargaining for the common good, utilizing the power of the strike, and promoting a political agenda for labor that’s focused on issues, rather than personalities.
Progressive change can seem like one step forward, two steps back, but People's Action leader James Mumm shows how over time power has been steadily, doggedly gained by organizing out from the center -- amongst the marginalized -- and forward.