No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.
We've heard of employers mistreating their workers, but the following item out of Seattle is the latest entry in the "You gotta be kidding" category.
Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.
"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."
They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.
It is believed to be the largest fire in U.S. history and the deadliest until the September 11 attacks in 2001
"We cannot afford to add to driver fatigue by rolling back hours-of-service regulations, which were carefully crafted over the course of more than two decades."
Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care
"When they have sounded the alarm our members faced retaliation and intimidation. No one should have to choose between keeping their job and speaking out about threats to patient care."
Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.