Archive | April, 2016
verizon-strike

Verizon Workers strike – win

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade I post articles Chronicle of a Strike Update: Strike wins gains: CWA union http://www.cwa-union.org/news/releases/striking-verizon-workers-win-big-gains After Six-Week Strike, Verizon Workers Claim Major Victory as Deal Reached “This proves that when we stand together we can raise up working families, improve our communities and protect […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Strike April 1 2016

I am invigorated by witnessing the Chicago Teachers Union strike on the opening day of the Labor Notes Trouble Makers conference. http://www.labornotes.org/2012/09/behind-chicago-teachers-strike Chicago Teachers Union leader Monique Redeaux Smith was cheered by the 2,000 Labor Notes delegates in reporting the success of the day of stoppages. The struggle continues with more action on the contract […]

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Feel the Bern 1

“A Good Day to Start a Revolution” I am outside Union station Washington and meet this young man and young women who are for Bernie. I said, “so am I”, and he said “it is good to have you older people supporting Bernie Sanders”! I was in Chicago for Labor Notes http://www.labornotes.org/conference and now in […]

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Mark Bell and Mark Archer with Avenyi

US Unions against the TPP

Update October more union campaigning in the US against the TPP and now Trump the TPP is dead. http://labornotes.org/2016/09/october-all-hands-deck-stop-tpp I had a conversation in Washington at the Teamsters Union with a briefing of not only the Teamsters very strong campaign anti-TPP but how all US unions, the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and a range of […]

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Rights on site campaigns to abolish the ABCC

Turnbull lies again on the ABCC

Update: With TurnbullPM returned, the Parliament is being urged by the corporates to pass the Stasi ABCC Bill. This is again a main priority for union activists to lobby Senators. Listen to my report on Radio 3CR http://www.3cr.org.au/solidaritybreakfast/episode-201608130730/motorkite-dreaming-i-abcc-threat-i-bendigo-street-homeless Earlier: PM Turnbull wants the vote of the return of the ABCC as the trigger for his […]

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