Posts Tagged ‘unions’

Hold the Line: Palestinian unions urge global solidarity against Israel’s genocide, apartheid and exploitation of workers

Hold the Line: Palestinian unions urge global solidarity against Israel's genocide, apartheid and exploitation of workers BNC Statement Trade union solidarity Sanctions and governments May 1, 2024 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) Source

Unions Are Finally Teaching Elon Musk a Lesson in Europe, and the U.S. Could Be Next

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the richest man in the world. He’s also notoriously anti-union on a global scale. But Tesla workers throughout Europe are taking a stand against the company for refusing to sign collective bargaining agreements with them, something workers in the U.S. haven’t yet been able to accomplish. But U.S. unions such […]

Pope Francis Suggests There Might Be Ways To Bless Same-Sex Unions

Pope Francis responded to questions from five conservative cardinals in a way that marks a reversal from the Vatican’s current official position. Source

The Gangneung self-immolation: a sign of the acute confrontation between the government and the unions, in which there is no clear right or wrong

On May 1, 2023, 50-year-old Yang Hoe-dong doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself on fire around 9:35 a.m. in front of the district courthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, 163 kilometers east of Seoul. Yang suffered serious burns and was taken first to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to a specialized hospital […]

10,000 tonnes of uncollected trash in Paris as unions call for more action against pension reforms

There’s an estimated 10,000 tonnes of uncollected trash piling up on the streets of the French capital, as unions call for more weekend protests and strike action against controversial pension reforms.  Hundreds of people have been arrested in Paris after two nights of protests, according to the Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, while demonstrations spread to Rennes, […]

Belgian bishops agree to bless same-sex unions, defying Vatican

Roman Catholic bishops from Belgium’s Flanders region issued a document on Tuesday permitting the blessing of same-sex unions – in direct contrast to the Vatican’s ruling on the matter. The document was published on the Bishops’ Conference of Belgium website, and listed a ritual which would include a prayer and a final “benediction” in front […]

Belgian bishops agree to bless same-sex unions, defying Vatican

Roman Catholic bishops from Belgium’s Flanders region issued a document on Tuesday permitting the blessing of same-sex unions – in direct contrast to the Vatican’s ruling on the matter. The document was published on the Bishops’ Conference of Belgium website, and listed a ritual which would include a prayer and a final “benediction” in front […]

Skills Shortage, Not Unions’ Demands, Should Be ‘Priority’ of Job Summit: NSW Premier

The high level of union representation at the Labor’s job summit risks making the event “out of touch,” New South Wales Premier warned, as he criticised unions for adding to the economic challenges of Australian families.  While only 14 percent of Australian workers are trade union members, Labor’s Job and Skill Summit saw unions making […]

Skills Shortage, Not Unions’ Demands, Should Be ‘Priority’ of Job Summit: NSW Premier

The high level of union representation at the Labor’s job summit risks making the event “out of touch,” New South Wales Premier warned, as he criticised unions for adding to the economic challenges of Australian families.  While only 14 percent of Australian workers are trade union members, Labor’s Job and Skill Summit saw unions making […]

Skills Shortage, Not Unions’ Demands, Should Be ‘Priority’ of Job Summit: NSW Premier

The high level of union representation at the Labor’s job summit risks making the event “out of touch,” New South Wales Premier warned, as he criticised unions for adding to the economic challenges of Australian families.  While only 14 percent of Australian workers are trade union members, Labor’s Job and Skill Summit saw unions making […]

How unions are combating domestic violence

This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. Tom Conway is the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). Losing two coworkers to domestic violence over a three-year span left Emily Brannon and other members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 310L reeling. But their grief, Brannon noted, also launched them on a quest […]

Why workers are turning to unions

Besides fighting for better wages and working conditions, unions confront favoritism and discrimination when no one else will. Source

Ghana’s Unions And Left Reject Bailout Talks With The IMF

The government of Ghana has initiated talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a potential bailout program. A delegation of the IMF concluded a week-long visit to Accra on July 13 and met with officials including Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The proposal has been severely criticized by the […]

How Amazon, Starbucks, and other companies fight unions

Big corporations are fighting dirty to keep their workers from organizing – and they’re still losing. Imagine what could happen if they had to fight fair. Source

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 […]

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