Monthly Archives: February 2011

Transport Workers Union’s video from Wisconsin

Uprising in Wisconsin from TWU International on Vimeo. Advertisements

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“Do something good… Famously.”

So….this story isn’t really about labor organizing, but it is about a really interesting use of new media. The challenge to “do something good…famously” was provided by an advertising agency to their interns. The interns decided that “…famous was just … Continue reading

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Social media and collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin

Bill Hurley, posting on the Wisconsin Education Association Council’s website, writes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts would cost him and his wife over $10,000 a year.  The Council is fighting the Governor’s move to “strip government workers … Continue reading

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Stop&Shop and Facebook – A case study

February 2010 – Strikes in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) The UFCW strike vote occurred after company negotiators insisted that union workers increase contributions to their health insurance and pension plans. According to union … Continue reading

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Mott’s Strike and Facebook – A case study

Mott’s Strike: May 2010 – September 2010 Williamson, NY 305 hourly workers represented by Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 220 at Mott’s apple juice plant went on strike. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, a highly profitable company, demanded … Continue reading

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Young Workers Rising

The brand-new Young Worker Advisory Council met in Washington DC last week, as part of renewed efforts within the AFL-CIO to engage the next generation of young workers. There’s a brief article, with appropriate links and more information about it … Continue reading

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Freelancer’s Union – A Case Study

Freelancers Union (http://www.freelancersunion.org) Founded: 1995 Members: Over 130,000 No Union dues Past Campaigns: One of the recent campaigns that the Freelancers Union waged was against New York City’s Unincorporated Business Tax.  Under this tax, Freelancers were being doubly taxed, so … Continue reading

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