Tag: strikes

How Chicago Educators Joined Together for their Community

November 25, 2019

On November 15th, Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) educators approved a landmark new contract. They won the hard-fought victory after going on strike and shutting down the third-largest school district in the United States. Four weeks earlier, teachers with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and school support staff with SEIU 73… Read More»

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STRIKE! How a Board Game Can Influence Organizing

November 13, 2019

By: Brian Van Slyke, TESA Collective The time is ripe for STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion, a board where you mobilize workers around your city to defeat a nefarious megacorporation. With workers joining together and taking action around the country – from teachers to tech workers, hotel employees, nurses,… Read More»

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Amazon Prime Day Brought to You by Low Wages and Dangerous Working Conditions

July 17, 2018

Today marks Amazon’s Prime Day, an annual sales event invented by the e-commerce giant. Thanks to the retailer’s ubiquitous advertising and heavily-discounted prices, people now flock to Amazon.com to scoop up bargains for the day. But what makes those deals possible? Around the world, the women and men working inside… Read More»

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Teachers Map our Path to Power

April 11, 2018

In the last six weeks, educators and school employees in politically red states have taken direct action to improve conditions for themselves and their students. Their militancy models what it means for working people to act like a union—regardless of how employers define them. Like the Memphis sanitation workers 50… Read More»

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Collective Bargaining 101

March 3, 2017

What is collective bargaining? Collective bargaining is the formal process of negotiation between an employer and a group of employees—often with their union representative—that sets the terms and conditions of work. Collective bargaining results in a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), a legally binding agreement that lays out policies agreed to… Read More»

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Strikes 101

April 12, 2016

A strike is the most recognizable and publicized element of a workplace dispute, but it’s also one of the most confusing and misunderstood. This simple guide helps clarify what a strike is and what’s involved. What is a strike? A strike occurs when a team of people withhold labor in… Read More»

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Walmart Succumbs to Pressure, Announces Plans to Raise Wages

February 19, 2015

After facing years of ongoing strikes and protests from its own employees, Walmart announced plans today to give raises to nearly 500,000 of the company’s 1.3 million U.S. employees. In a letter to Walmart associates, CEO Doug McMillon outlined a series of “comprehensive changes” to the company’s “hiring, training, compensation,… Read More»

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McDonald’s Just Got Hit With Multiple Labor Law Violations

December 19, 2014

Today, the National Labor Relations Board’s chief prosecutor, General Counsel Richard Griffin, jointly charged McDonald’s and several of its franchisees with multiple violations of federal labor law. According to the NLRB’s press release, the agency will pursue 13 complaints involving 78 charges of alleged wrongdoing, while 71 cases remain under… Read More»

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Victory! Judge Says Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

December 10, 2014

In a highly anticipated announcement, a federal judge issued its decision against Walmart yesterday for taking illegal action against employees who participated in strikes at two California stores. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the company to stop making unlawful threats against members of… Read More»

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2014 Brings Pay Increases to Minimum Wage Workers

January 2, 2014

Thanks to new legislation taking effect this year, an estimated 2.5 million minimum wage workers in at least 13 states will receive much-needed pay increases in 2014. As wealth inequality continues to grow, these latest pay increases are a step in the right direction. In New York, the minimum wage… Read More»

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