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NorCal IBEW Local’s Organizing Stewards Set for Big Year

IBEW Local 1245 photo

At Northern California’s large Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245, three dozen new “organizing stewards” in the class of 2015 have big plans for the coming year, says Eric Sunderland. Without a major election on the calendar, he says:

We should be able to do some serious movement-building this year.

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Talk Shop and Dream Big at the National Organizers Workshop: Registration Deadline Is Monday, Feb. 9

Talk Shop and Dream Big at the National Organizers Workshop: Registration Deadline Is Monday, Feb. 9

Four hundred of the best organizers in the country will gather in Washington, D.C., next month to talk shop and dream big at the National Organizers Workshop. If you’re working for economic justice and passionate about organizing, there’s still time to sign up; online registration closes Monday, Feb. 9.

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The Case for Union Organizing—2015

The Case for Union Organizing—2015

The union movement is 3.5 million members smaller than 40 years ago, and the forces that brought that about are as energetically engaged and powerful as they have ever been.

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Organize to Create New Jobs, Secure Scheduling Reform

Photo courtesy Stephen Melkisethian on Flickr

Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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Atento Workers in Mexico Fight for a Fair Union Vote

Workers at the 6,000-employee call center company Atento Servicios in Mexico face daily challenges on the job. These mostly young workers make low wages, work long shifts, face high stress demands from callers, and are subjected to yelling, sexual harassment, and other abuses. They are treated like an expendable workforce and are hired and fired at a nearly 80 percent annual turnover rate.

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Save the Date and Tell a Friend: National Organizers Workshop Set for March 6-7, 2015

Union Summer Interns 2014

Our movement faces enormous challenges: union density is declining, corporate power is on the rise and basic worker protections are under attack.
Front-line labor and community organizers are confronting these issues every day. And as any organizer will tell you, we’re stronger when we confront tough problems together.

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6 Reasons Why Unions Are Essential to Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

6 Reasons Why Unions Are Essential to Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

At the end of March, the Roosevelt Institute launched a new project, the Future of Work, which takes a look at the changing landscape in the area of workers’ rights and representation in the political and economic system that affects their lives. Author Richard Kirsch does a great job of explaining that landscape and discussing potential policy solutions in a report titled The Future of Work in America: Policies to Empower American Workers and Secure Prosperity for All.

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The Best or the Worst Place to Work? You Decide

Watch the video in the post. Doesn't this sound like the worst place to work? Or wait, is it the best? See the twist at 1:10 to decide for yourself. 

Hat tip to the Upworthy Workonomics channel

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Political Action Must Maximize Workers’ Right to Organize, Bargain

Carwash worker in Los Angeles

The years-long assault on workers’ and voting rights at state and national levels by corporate special interests and their political allies means, says a resolution on political action approved this afternoon by delegates to the AFL-CIO 2013 Convention:

It is crucial that our political action maximize the potential for workers to organize and bargain collectively.

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Colombia's Flower Unions

Colombia's Flower Unions

In her hilltop shanty, Gloria Isabel Ramirez had rice and beans and potatoes for dinner and nothing else.

But she was not complaining.

Some nights she has nothing for herself and her 12-year-old son, so she pleads with neighbors for food or money to buy food.

And sometimes they go hungry in their two-room home, cobbled out of worn wooden planks that let the winds whip through. A few wobbly planks lead up to the doorway.

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