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Technicians at Delaware Amazon Center Set for Union Vote

Technicians at Delaware Amazon Center Set for Union Vote

Some 30 equipment and repair technicians at an Amazon.com warehouse in Middletown, Del., will vote on joining the Machinists (IAM) in a National Labor Relations Board election set for Jan. 15. Even though the election will cover just a handful of the center’s 1,500 employees, Amazon has hired “a labor law firm that’s battled with unions in the past,” reports the Seattle Times. Amazon has a long history of fighting workers’ attempts to join a union, dating back to a 2000 drive by workers at an Amazon call center in Seattle

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Solidarity and Support: ‘O Double Good’ for Locked-Out Kellogg’s Workers

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The more than 220 workers who have been locked out of their jobs at a Kellogg’s® Memphis, Tenn., plant since October are receiving international solidarity from workers around the world, and support and holiday cheer from fellow Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Miller (BCTGM) members.

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Something Cool is Happening at T-Mobile Memphis Store and It’s Not a New Data Plan

Last week students from the University of Memphis Progressive Student Alliance, USAS Local 68, courageously took over a local T-Mobile store to deliver a holiday message to the company. Watch these brave students as they face down the vicious management reaction and peacefully deliver their holiday message.

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Hey Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, We Need Your Help

Hey Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, We Need Your Help

NBC Production workers have been trying to form a union for a more than a year with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). But Peacock Productions, a subsidiary of NBC, has not acted in good faith in negotiations. This is why the AFL-CIO's officers—President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre—sent a letter to MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O'Donnell, asking them to meet with the workers and address these issues. 

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Museum Workers Put Living Wage on Exhibit

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Some 220 workers employed by a federal contractor that runs food operations at six Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., have won union representation with UNITE HERE and will begin bargaining for better wages and working conditions early next year.

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UAW, GM Team Up to Make It in America

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Another great win emerges from autoworkers and industry collaboration. General Motors Co. (GM) will invest more than $1.3 billion to upgrade and expand five manufacturing plants in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana that also will create or retain more than 1,000 jobs, GM and the UAW announced Monday.   

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Want to Eat at Restaurants That Treat Their Workers Well? There's an App for That

To support employers in the restaurant industry that do treat their workers well, check out the ROC Diners Guide so we can vote with our dollars on the kinds of establishments we want to see more of. 

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Walmart Went on the Record About What It Pays Its Workers. It Didn’t Count on Us Knowing Math

It's like telling your mother, "How dare you call me an irresponsible driver! More than half of your car is totally not crashed into a tree!" Mom wouldn't accept that sorry logic, and neither should America. 

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Salon Report: MSNBC's Hayes Met with Writers Over Dispute with Network

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MSNBC host Chris Hayes recently met workers who are in a labor dispute with NBCUniversal, the parent company of his network, according to a report today from Josh Eidelson at Salon. Eidelson says, Hayes, host of "All In," attended a private meeting with writers and producers who work for Peacock Productions, a company owned by NBC that provides content for multiple networks, including MSNBC.

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D.C. RNs Vote Union for Patient Care

D.C. RNs Vote Union for Patient Care

Registered nurses at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night voted 232 to 66–a 78% margin–to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU). They became the first nonunion D.C. hospital workers in decades to vote to join a union. The National Labor Relations Board conducted the secret ballot election. 

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