Posts Tagged ‘unions’

ACH (1833) Deanna Spingola And Michael Walsh – Re-Unions

In today’s show originally broadcast on June 30 2022, Andy is joined by Deanna Spingola and Michael Walsh (at the 31 minute mark) for a show entitled, “Re-Unions.” We discussed: Henry Kissinger’s secret trip to China in 1971; how Bill Gates got to where he is today; the Georgia Guidestones; how America’s outsourcing of its […]

Credit Unions and Banks Will Go Down Like Dominoes if a U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Digital Currency is Created

Credit Unions and Banking Groups Warn of “Devastating Consequences” of a U.S Central Bank Digital Currency By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 31, 2022 ~ Credit union and banking trade groups have released a joint letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, warning of “devastating consequences” if the Federal […]

Scalise: CDC Sided with Teachers’ Unions Even as Scientists Were Warning Kids Weren’t Learning, Suicides Were Spiking

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street,” House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that even “when all the scientists were saying, you’re damaging kids by keeping them out of school. They’re not learning, suicides are through the roof because you’re keeping them out of school,” the CDC chose […]

Australia Unions Decry Move to Ease Isolation Requirements for Close Contacts

Australian unions have slammed the national cabinet decision to allow close contacts in essential industries who test negative to COVID-19 to return to work. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the peak union body, also condemned the decision against making rapid antigen tests (RATs) free and accessible for all Australians. “The announcement [on Jan. […]

How Education International is Pushing Teachers’ Unions into the 4th Industrial Revolution

For nearly a hundred years, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) – the two largest teachers’ unions in the United States – have cozied up to corporate foundations, such as the Rockefeller philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with multinational technology companies, including IBM and Microsoft. […]

Unions, Worker Advocates Call Out Backroom Deal To Sneak Amazon Into NJ Airport

New York, NY – Teamsters Local 863 member George Boada, 45, grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and still lives “about seven traffic lights” away from Newark Liberty International Airport with his wife and their 14-year-old son. Boada’s worked at the same Jersey-based supermarket cooperative for more than 25 years. Now, however, he fears that […]

Journalists’ unions seek ICC probe into systematic targeting of Palestinian journalists

There are “strong grounds” to conclude that Israel’s systematic targeting of journalists working in Palestine and its failure to properly investigate killings of media workers amount to war crimes, a complaint being submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) will say. Palestinian Journalists Arrested by Israel – Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor] The International Federation of Journalists […]

America’s Largest Teachers’ Unions Push Vaccine Mandates That Will Usher in Technocratic Digital ID

Back in February 2021, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) lobbied the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to extend COVID restrictions that perpetuate public education’s reliance on privatization, specifically from Big Tech companies, which have been raking in record profits by selling schools ed-tech products to deliver online instruction […]

77 MPs, Trade Unions, NGOs, academics call on British government to save Bahraini hunger striker

Scores of British lawmakers, trade unions, NGOs and prominent academics have written to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to convey their gravest concern over the fate of imprisoned Bahraini academic and human rights defender, Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, who has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021. In their letter the signatories said AlSingace “is protesting […]

Teachers Unions Tout Jill Biden’s Influence on White House Education Policies as She Returns to Classroom

First lady Jill Biden will be teaching English two days a week at Northern Virginia Community College and teachers unions hope she will help advance their education agenda given her position in the Biden administration. The Associated Press (AP) reported on Biden’s return to the classroom after teaching remotely until now: Leaders of the nation’s […]

Debtors’ Unions: Indebtedness As A Source Of Collective Power

Above Photo: Terry Laban. With Nearly Three Out Of Four Households Carrying Some Kind Of Debt, Debtors’ Unions Are Reframing Indebtedness As A Shared Problem And A Source Of Collective Power. debt•ors’ un•ion noun 1. A group of people fighting for the renegotiation and cancellation of debts, and for universal public goods. So, like a labor union for debtors? […]

Industry and Government Agreement for Vaccination Plan While Unions Fight Against Mandates

Businesses, unions, and the government have agreed to work together to develop a plan that will encourage workers to get vaccinated without resorting to vaccine mandates. On Wednesday, Industrial Relations Minister Michaelia Cash lead a virtual roundtable discussion with 50 employer groups, union, and government leaders to discuss how to approach and support workplace vaccinations. […]

Not So Fast: Connecticut Unions Say Vaccine Mandates Must Be Negotiated

Connecticut’s public sector unions say any potential state mandates for coronavirus vaccinations must be negotiated at the bargaining table. The Connecticut Examiner reported Saturday the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4, which represents 30,000 Connecticut residents, said in a statement: It is our position that employers must bargain the impact […]

Jack Hibbs Says ‘If You’re an Evolutionist, You Have to Be Against Same-Sex Unions’

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Are Teachers’ Unions Evil?

Commentary America has faced great challenges during the past year and a half: the CCP virus, deep political division, and the aggression of communist China. How have our teachers’ unions responded to these challenges? During the pandemic, front-line workers, such as doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers, dealt directly with sick and contagious patients, while […]

More US labour unions join alliance against ‘Israeli apartheid’

Vermont State Labour Council has announced joining alliance of Labor for Palestine which stands against “Israeli apartheid,” raising the number of American labour bodies which joined this alliance to 15. “Our affiliate Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO joins its counterpart at the Connecticut Labor Council in standing against Israeli apartheid,” the council said in a […]

Swiss Trade Unions Federation to hold nationwide protests as MPs debate pension reforms

Switzerland’s Trade Unions Federation has called for a general strike next week over what it says are persistent inequalities faced by women in the workplace. The umbrella organisation, which represents about 20 trade unions with a cumulative membership of 370,000, is set to hold nationwide protests next week to draw attention to the issue. It […]

Draft Legislation Would Put Gig Workers Into Toothless ‘Unions’

Draft Legislation Would Put Gig Workers Into Toothless ‘Unions’ Above Photo: Spurekar. CC BY 2.0. New York – An effort backed by the New York State AFL-CIO would create a new bargaining scheme for app-based workers without addressing the question of whether or not these workers are legally “employees.” Labor Notes obtained a draft version of […]

The Variable Relationships Between Worker Centers And Unions

Above photo: Members of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network show their support for undocumented workers, December 10, 2005, in Glendale, California. Stefano Paltera/AP. In some cities, the two kinds of worker organizations frequently collaborate. In other cities, not so much. This article is part of our series The Alt-Labor Chronicles: America’s Worker Centers. Like many […]

Randi Weingarten has strong words for Jews who say unions are an obstacle

As president of the American Federation of Teachers since 2008, Randi Weingarten has become the public face of the messy politics of figuring out how to educate 50 million children during a pandemic.  It’s a familiar role for Weingarten, who often travels from her Manhattan home to her office in Washington, D.C., in order to […]

How employers punish workers for forming unions

Image Credit: Seth Perlman/AP This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. Workers at Solvay’s Pasadena, Texas, plant voted overwhelmingly to join the United Steelworkers (USW) in 2017 and looked forward to sitting down with the company to quickly negotiate a fair contract. Solvay decided to play games instead. Company representatives canceled some bargaining […]

Vatican: Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions

The Vatican said on Monday that priests cannot bless same-sex unions and that such blessings are not valid, in a ruling that greatly disappointed gay Catholics who had hoped their Church was becoming more welcoming under Pope Francis. In some countries, such as the United States and Germany, parishes and ministers have begun blessing same-sex […]

‘God cannot bless sin’: Vatican firmly refuses to bless gay unions

The Vatican’s orthodoxy office has ruled out any possibility of same-sex couples receiving an ecclesial blessing, maintaining that the Church does not approve such unions as God “cannot bless sin.” A detailed explanation delving into the Catholic Church’s stance on same-sex unions was released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – the […]

Biden: Teachers’ Unions ‘Want to Go Back to School’ But Lack ‘Guidance’

During an interview aired on Monday’s “CBS Evening News,” President Joe Biden stated that teachers’ unions “want to go back to school.” But the unions “need some guidance.” Host Norah O’Donnell asked, “There are teachers’ unions across the country, though, that are resisting efforts to open classrooms. Mike Bloomberg…he has said, it’s time for Joe […]

60+ groups and unions to Senate Democrats: End harmful ‘gridlock and dysfunction’ by eliminating the filibuster

A diverse coalition of more than 60 progressive advocacy organizations and labor unions representing millions of people across the U.S. sent a letter Friday urging Senate Democrats to eliminate the legislative filibuster, a procedural relic that the groups describe as a “weapon of pure partisan gridlock” and a major obstacle to necessary change. Addressed to […]

Transit Unions Join Forces To Win Safety Protections And Beat Back Layoffs

Above photo: ATU Local 265. Transit workers have been hit hard by the pandemic. Last year at least 100 from the Amalgamated Transit Union and 131 from the Transport Workers lost their lives to Covid-19. Before Covid, transit unions in the Bay Area—six ATU locals, and one local each of TWU and the Teamsters—often faced […]

Unions Call For L.A. County Shutdown In January

Above photo: Teacher Lisa Bennett, shown outside her Glendale home, supports a strict stay-at-home order to contain the coronavirus and allow her to return sooner to her classroom at Van Gogh Elementary in Granada Hills. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times. In a move that reflects the desperation of teachers, nurses, healthcare, grocery and hotel […]

Workers Need Immediate Relief and Wider Role for Trade Unions

Workers in India have suffered a lot in recent Covid times, particularly all the workers, migrants or others, who do not have security of employment and a regular salary. Nutrition levels for most of them were inadequate earlier too, but now these have suffered a further steep decline. Access to all other basic needs has […]

As Racism Plagues Health Care, Unions Offer A Treatment

Above photo: Members of SEIU 1199 New England marched last summer to demand new laws to protect long-term caregivers and consumers, July 23, 2020, in Hartford, Connecticut. Jessica Hill/AP. Health care workers of color are twice as likely as their white co-workers to catch COVID-19. Unions could be the answer to addressing these disparities. Like […]

Teachers’ Unions Gleeful: ‘Bye Betsy,’ End to School Choice

The national teachers’ unions are gleeful that a number of media outlets have called the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden. “We know Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will stand with us as we work to reclaim public education as a common good, as the foundation of this democracy,” National Education Association (NEA) […]

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