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Ways to Strike

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:07
Ways to Strike October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>Workers have invented a wealth of variations on the strike. Some are riskier than others. Some pack more punch. How to Strike and Win

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Ways to Strike

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:07
Ways to Strike October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>Workers have invented a wealth of variations on the strike. Some are riskier than others. Some pack more punch. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Dealing with the Law

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:01
Dealing with the Law October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>The law is stacked against strikes, so knowing the law and when and whether to break it is essential. How to Strike and Win

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Dealing with the Law

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:01
Dealing with the Law October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>The law is stacked against strikes, so knowing the law and when and whether to break it is essential. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Ways to Not Quite Strike

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:00
Ways to Not Quite Strike October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>Strikes are the most powerful tool in labor’s arsenal, but they’re not always the right tool. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
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Ways to Not Quite Strike

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:00
Ways to Not Quite Strike October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>Strikes are the most powerful tool in labor’s arsenal, but they’re not always the right tool. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Turn Up the Heat

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:55
Turn Up the Heat October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>Starting with milder actions and building up to more fiery ones will maximize involvement in your contract campaign. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Turn Up the Heat

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:55
Turn Up the Heat October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>Starting with milder actions and building up to more fiery ones will maximize involvement in your contract campaign. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Organize the Organized

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:45
Organize the Organized October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>You'll need an action team, and a communications network so information zips around fast. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Organize the Organized

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:45
Organize the Organized October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>You'll need an action team, and a communications network so information zips around fast. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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Democracy: Who Owns the Strike?

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:35
Democracy: Who Owns the Strike? October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>A powerful strike must belong to its members, from the beginning of the contract campaign to the day you declare victory. How to Strike and Win

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Democracy: Who Owns the Strike?

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:35
Democracy: Who Owns the Strike? October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>A powerful strike must belong to its members, from the beginning of the contract campaign to the day you declare victory. How to Strike and Win

A Labor Notes Guide
labornotes.org/strikes

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UAW & GM Have an Agreement. Will Strikers Vote Yes?

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:54
UAW & GM Have an Agreement. Will Strikers Vote Yes? October 16, 2019 / Chris Brooks<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

On the 31st day of the longest auto strike in 50 years, General Motors and the United Auto Workers announced a tentative agreement.

The UAW's GM Council, made up of representatives from each GM local, will meet tomorrow. If they approve the pact, as expected, it will be submitted to strikers for a ratification vote.

The Council will also decide whether workers will stay out on strike during the vote or return to work immediately, as has been the union's practice in past strikes.

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UAW & GM Have an Agreement. Will Strikers Vote Yes?

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:54
UAW & GM Have an Agreement. Will Strikers Vote Yes? October 16, 2019 / Chris Brooks<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

On the 31st day of the longest auto strike in 50 years, General Motors and the United Auto Workers announced a tentative agreement.

The UAW's GM Council, made up of representatives from each GM local, will meet tomorrow. If they approve the pact, as expected, it will be submitted to strikers for a ratification vote.

The Council will also decide whether workers will stay out on strike during the vote or return to work immediately, as has been the union's practice in past strikes.

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Voices from the GM Picket Lines

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2019-10-15 13:44

The GM strike jumped off suddenly September 16. At the start, it wasn't clear what the bargainers were going for—including to members themselves. Since then, judging by dozens of interviews on the picket lines, a remarkable consensus has developed among the Auto Workers rank and file: their top priority is wage equality, for second-tier workers and especially for the misnamed “temps.” Temps may work for years doing the same work as Tier 1 and Tier 2 workers, but with low pay and almost no rights.

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Voices from the GM Picket Lines

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2019-10-15 13:44

The GM strike jumped off suddenly September 16. At the start, it wasn't clear what the bargainers were going for—including to members themselves. Since then, judging by dozens of interviews on the picket lines, a remarkable consensus has developed among the Auto Workers rank and file: their top priority is wage equality, for second-tier workers and especially for the misnamed “temps.” Temps may work for years doing the same work as Tier 1 and Tier 2 workers, but with low pay and almost no rights.

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GM Strike Anthems: Rap Tracks from the Picket Lines

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2019-10-11 15:43

Let's be honest: Picket lines can be tedious, especially if strikers simply repeat the same hackneyed chants over and over again.

But not always. To break up the monotony, workers often make up their own chants, dances and songs.

In the case of the Auto Workers members below, they went so far as to record their own rap tracks and music videos, which are provided here with our immense admiration.

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GM Strike Anthems: Rap Tracks from the Picket Lines

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2019-10-11 15:43

Let's be honest: Picket lines can be tedious, especially if strikers simply repeat the same hackneyed chants over and over again.

But not always. To break up the monotony, workers often make up their own chants, dances and songs.

In the case of the Auto Workers members below, they went so far as to record their own rap tracks and music videos, which are provided here with our immense admiration.

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How To Pull Off a Quickie Strike

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2019-10-11 12:08
How To Pull Off a Quickie Strike October 11, 2019 / Russell Weiss-Irwin<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

A few years ago I was working for Princeton University Campus Dining as a member of Service Employees (SEIU) Local 175, a small, tough local that represents most of the blue-collar staff at Princeton and no one else.

I had worked lots of food service jobs, ever since I was a teenager, from fancy restaurants to fast food. But at Princeton, because we had a strong contract and good stewards, the pace was more humane; we worked with better protections and more dignity. And we got paid a lot better!

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How To Pull Off a Quickie Strike

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2019-10-11 12:08
How To Pull Off a Quickie Strike October 11, 2019 / Russell Weiss-Irwin<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

A few years ago I was working for Princeton University Campus Dining as a member of Service Employees (SEIU) Local 175, a small, tough local that represents most of the blue-collar staff at Princeton and no one else.

I had worked lots of food service jobs, ever since I was a teenager, from fancy restaurants to fast food. But at Princeton, because we had a strong contract and good stewards, the pace was more humane; we worked with better protections and more dignity. And we got paid a lot better!

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