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Columbia—Can I Get a Grad-Worker-Union-Yes?

Photo Credit: Tiffany Yee-Vo, Graduate Workers of Columbia UAW

In a huge victory graduate workers at Columbia gave a booming #gradunionyes. This after the university denied even recognizing their graduate teaching and research assistants as workers. Yes, not only are graduate workers at Columbia workers, but more importantly, now they are organized workers.

It is the FIRST win for a graduate worker union at a private university won through an official NLRB election. Now they stand 3,500 strong.

This is BIG.

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Wage Theft Against Immigrants Threatens All Working People

Wage Theft Against Immigrants Threatens All Working People

This country holds sacrosanct the principle that regardless of who you are, or where you come from, your hard work will be rewarded.

For day laborers in America, at least half of whom report experiencing wage theft during their work here, this ideal rings hollow. It is no longer enough to merely have abstract principles, but for a country so expansive and so diverse, there must be mechanisms in place to ensure these principles are followed through.

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Unite Here Local 11 Calls for OECD Investigation into Long Beach Westin Hotel--Complaint Filed against French Firm Natixis

Unite Here Local 11 Calls for OECD Investigation into Long Beach Westin Hotel--Complaint Filed against French Firm Natixis

In May, a Westin Long Beach Hotel maid, Juana Melara, and waiter, Francisco Abdul Estin, traveled to Paris. However, this was not a typical European vacation for these two working people. They were there to discuss their working conditions and their right to join a union free of interference with Natixis, the French parent of a company that oversees their hotel.

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