Submitted by x359437 on Σαβ, 04/06/2013 - 11:17am
*Picket Supporting IWW Liquor Store Workers Fired for Union Activity, 7PM, Intersection of Chicago Ave and Lake St, Minneapolis, MN*
On Saturday, April 6th, passers-by will be treated to the sight of a large picket outside of Minnesota’s highest volume liquor store, Chicago-Lake liquors. Picketers will hold signs and chant slogans of support for the workers of the store, five of whom were fired after asking for higher wages as a part of a union drive with the Industrial Workers of the World.
Submitted by x359437 on Παρ, 04/05/2013 - 5:47pm
Foxconn employs more than one million people in China alone. As the world’s largest contract manufacturer, it works for Apple and many other electronics brands. Foxconn workers are the iSlaves who face horrendous conditions while producing communication tools like iPhones and iPads.
In 2012, a series of worker suicides shook the Chinese Foxconn factories and drew world-wide attention. Management promised to improve conditions and increase wages, but the situation has not changed much since: Foxconn accelerated the relocation of factories to the Chinese hinterland, employs student interns as “cheap” labor, covers up work accidents, and still relies on its militaristic management regime.
Submitted by x359437 on Παρ, 04/05/2013 - 12:07am
From The Organizer, April 4, 2013
This past Tuesday evening the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World) Sisters’ Camelot Canvass Union made an offer to the managing collective in an effort to end the strike which has been going on since March 1. The managing collective has been given until the end of Monday, April 8 to decide whether or not to accept. This offer has consolidated the much longer original list of terms for the negotiation of the union’s existence down to a list of eight terms, with the logistical details of how they would work clearly defined.
“This is the easiest deal our bosses will ever get from this union to end this strike, I hope they take it so we can end this and get back to work,” said Alex Forsey, one of the striking union members.
Submitted by x359437 on Δευ, 04/01/2013 - 11:13pm
Photo: The Organizer
IWW canvassers picket outside Sisters Camelot Managers Collective meeting. One month into the strike, these workers in Minneapolis are holding strong.
Submitted by x359437 on Δευ, 04/01/2013 - 10:41pm
By Garret Ellison, Mlive.com, April 1, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — An 8-year employee with the Star Tickets call center in Grand Rapids has filed an unfair labor practice charge against her former employer, who she claims fired her last week for helping organize the office into a union.
Deirdre Cunningham filed the charge with the National Labor Relations Board office in Grand Rapids on March 27, a day after she was allegedly fired from her job as a client service representative with Star Tickets.
Cunningham was instrumental in helping organize employees at the national ticketing agency’s Grand Rapids office into a bargaining unit that was certified by the NLRB on March 25. The certification followed a vote to unionize with the Industrial Workers of the World on March 6.