Category Archives: case studies

Officer Pike & The Pepper Spraying Cop Meme

Since the pepper spraying of  UC Davis students on November 18, 2011, thousands of images of Officer Pike, canister in hand, have circulated the internet.  Some of these images capture the actual incident, depicting the campus police officer systematically spraying … Continue reading

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SEIU 1000

SEIU 1000 is a union that represents over 95,000 workers in the state of California.

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IBEW

Anheuser–Busch InBev Metal Container Corporation in Newburgh: Location: Newburgh, New York Blog: http://canplant.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=9 Union: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)            http://www.ibew.org/IBEW/index.htm Campaign: The Non-union workers of the Anheuser-Busch InBev Metal Container Corporation, who make cans for Budweiser and other beer … Continue reading

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Union One

Union One—(http://union1.org/) Location: Indiana Union One’s main campaign, called “Bad for Indiana,” targets the “Right-to-Work” (RTW) within the state (http://www.union1.org/badforindiana/).  If the law is enacted, Indiana University and other state workers will see a significant decline in wages and benefits.  … 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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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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