ENG: A trade union (British English) or labor union (American English and Canadian English) is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. The trade union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members (rank and file members) and negotiates labour contracts (collective bargaining) with employers. This may include the negotiation of wages, work rules, complaint procedures, rules governing hiring, firing and promotion of workers, benefits, workplace safety and policies. The agreements negotiated by the union leaders are binding on the rank and file members and the employer and in some cases on other non-member workers.
Originating in Europe, trade unions became popular in many countries ...
It seems intuitive that a free market would lead to a "race to the bottom." In a global marketplace, profit-chasing employers will cut costs by paying workers less and less, and shipping jobs to China.
It's a reason that progressives say government must step in.
So America now has thousands of rules that outlaw wages below $7.25 an hour, restrict unpaid internships, and compel people to pay union dues. These rules appear to help workers. But they don't.
"Collective bargaining" sounds good. Collective bargaining "rights" even better. Employers are more sophisticated about job ...
WASHINGTON - A Senate vote on equal pay for equal work for women was blocked by a Republican minority today. Just days before the Paycheck Fairness Act went down to GOP-fillibuster defeat, the steelworkers union and the Teamsters had challenged GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to back the legislation.
Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and Teamsters President James Hoffa spoke out for the legislation, pushed by a coalition of Democratic senators led by Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. The Paycheck Fairness Act would make it illegal for firms to discipline or fire workers who ask about pay. Other ...
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... in Wisconsin
Ann Coulter on the right and Rachel Maddow on the left agree Wisconsin’s vote this Tuesday on recalling Gov. Scott Walker is going to have national implications.
They’ve got that right.
If Walker wins, it will encourage Republican governors around the nation to enact more laws that diminish the power of public worker unions. Those efforts usually involve stripping unions of collective bargaining rights in an effort to shut off the money flowing from unions to Democrats.
Since the 2010 midterm elections, GOP governors have been intent on closing off the ...
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8 Ways to Protect Your Voting Rights Important elections are coming this fall. In addition to electing the next president of the United States, we will be voting for members of Congress, and state and local leaders. The outcome of these elections is likely to have a direct impact on your life, from the president, who will make lifetime appointments, to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts to the city council members, who will decide whether or not you get that stoplight at the dangerous intersection near your home.
IWW Newswire: 2016-6 Compiled by x344543 - August 31, 2016
The following news items are culled from various other IWW (and other) internet news portals:
IWW 2016 Organizing Summit:
IWW members: Register Now for the 2016 Organizing Summit, October 8-9, Oakland, California - The 2016 Organizing Summit will bring together the organisers from the IWW’s organizing campaigns to share best practices, identify obstacles to higher effectiveness in the class war, and to mobilize the broader membership in North America behind a set of goals for building a bigger, better, and lasting revolutionary movement of the working class.
IGDCAST: Raising Hell in the South - IWW Member Brianna Dobbs, It's Going Down, August 29, 2016
Les employé.es du Frite Alors Rachel se syndiquent avec les IWW - By SITT-IWW, Syndicat Industriel Des Travailleuses et Des Travailleurs, August 27, 2016
A Manhattan Diner’s New Management Has Servers Singing a Defiant Tune - By Sarah Maslin Nir, New Yor
Americans Troubled By Income Inequality Across Party Lines; Wage Theft Hurts America's Most Vulnerable; Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill, Averting Right-to-Work State It's growing apparent to many Americans that even if you do all the right things, like get a college education, that chances are you won't get ahead. In a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, six in 10 Americans said the government should do more to fix income inequality, and that the only people who actually advance are the few people at the top.Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds - The New York Times Advancement is a problem in America, especially for the low-wage workforce. But Americans who work these low wage jobs are more likely to have their wages stolen. It's the lack of resources that keeps many of these vulnerable workers from pursuing the money they've rightfully earned. But thankfully, there are places like Community Legal Services in Philly that offer free legal aid to victims.Wage theft hits those who can least afford it - Philly Voice Unions not only protect workers from labor violations like wage-theft, but they also offer guidance in