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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe
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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating…

Ending Worker Misclassification in California
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Ending Worker Misclassification in California

With the passage of  CA  AB5 historic landmark legislation,  all workers in California – from nail salon workers  to app drivers – will now have employee protections in that state. The California State Senate passed historic legislation to stop companies from misclassifying employees as independent contractors, denying workers basic protections like minimum wage and unemployment…

Is the Gig Up for Uber, et al? California Produces Landmark Legislation
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Is the Gig Up for Uber, et al? California Produces Landmark Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Legislature has approved a landmark measure that would prohibit hiring workers as “independent contractors” unless their employers can prove they are legitimately independent businesspeople.  Assembly Bill 5, passed on Sept. 11 by 61-16, is intended to ensure that “workers who are currently exploited by being misclassified as independent contractors instead of recognized as…

IDG Urges Ending Caps on App-Based Cabs, Abolishing TLC
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IDG Urges Ending Caps on App-Based Cabs, Abolishing TLC

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Saying that the city is “failing 80,000 low-income app-based drivers,” Independent Drivers Guild head Brendan Sexton on Sept. 10 called for abolishing the Taxi and Limousine Commission and replacing it with a mayoral agency. Speaking to reporters and about 100 drivers at a rally in front of City Hall, Sexton said that drivers’…

Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions
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Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions

New York, NY – In less than two weeks, young climate change activists from across the nation and around the globe will kick off eight days of protests designed to compel government leaders to finally get real about global warming — and they are urging workers everywhere to join them in the fight to quit…

Sysco Workers In Virginia Choose Teamsters
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Sysco Workers In Virginia Choose Teamsters

Hampton Roads, Va., – Sysco drivers voted overwhelmingly for Teamsters Local 822 representation on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. This Teamsters win is the third IBT election success in three weeks at the nation’s largest broadline foodservice provider. Sysco South Florida workers in Miami won their election three weeks ago, and workers at Sysco-Sygma Kansas City won their election August 15. The latest group…

Fearing Wage Theft, Workers At JFK Seek Better Access to Pay Records
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Fearing Wage Theft, Workers At JFK Seek Better Access to Pay Records

A delegation of more than two dozen 32BJ SEIU supporters and employees of Eulen America, a private contractor that employs baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and cabin cleaners at John F. Kennedy International Airport, met supervisors of the firm on Tuesday to address serious problems with a workforce mobile application that workers fear is shortchanging them….

Arizona Republic Staff Joins NewsGuild; Management Hostile
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Arizona Republic Staff Joins NewsGuild; Management Hostile

PHOENIX, Ariz.—Newsroom staff at the Arizona Republic handed in cards on Sept. 4 stating that they want to be represented by The NewsGuild-CWA. The Republic‘s management has been hostile to the organizing drive, with multiple captive-audience meetings and the paper’s editor sending staff an email Sept. 1 comparing union supporters to “crackpots and criminals.” On Sept. 3,…

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