labor today and the living wage
Labor Today and the Living Wage
Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and Mayor Marty Walsh back unions in Janus vs. AFSCME
The future of unionized workers may be in the hands of the Supreme Court as it hears the case of Janus vs. AFSCME. Massachusetts senators and Mayor Marty Walsh support unions in enforcing dues on members. (Herald video by Meghan Ottolini).
We can't be ignored any longer
With the participation of Silvia Federici Video direction: Pierre Luc Junet and Jeanne Bilodeau Concept: Jeanne Bilodeau, Alice Brassard, Pierre Luc Junet, Camille Tremblay Fournier Sound design: François Bureau Montage: Pierre Luc Junet French subtitles: Thomas Lafontaine
UMass RA Union march in Boston
UMass RA's march in Boston: Video of UMass Amherst Resident Assistants at a May 6, 2002 rally and march for union recognition with UAW 2322. The resident assistants and hundreds of supporters marched across campus. Speakers included labor sociologist Dan Clawson, several RA's, local labor leaders. The RA's fought an anti-union administration for a year and a half, voted overwhelmingly in an NLRB election for union representation with UAW Local 2322, and still UMass refused to recognize the union or negotiate with the Resident Assistants, instead they hired union-busting consultants and lawyers including Seyfarth Shaw and Ambash. UMass Resident Assistants became the first undergraduate employees of any university in the US to organize a union, but won a contract only after a hard-fought struggle for recognition that included 35 arrests and garnered nationwide support in the face of a university that refused to recognize the legal right of its' employees to organize a union... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ July 31, 2002 UMass Amherst, UAW Issue Joint Announcement on RAs http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/archive/2002/073102raunion.html AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2322 announced today that they have reached an agreement to begin collective bargaining of a contract that would cover the resident assistants and community development assistants in the University's residence halls. The resident assistants (RAs) voted to unionize on March 5, 2002, and the state labor relations commission certified the results of the election, but the University had refused to bargain with the union and had asked the labor commission to reconsider their certification.
Amazon Employees Speak Out About Workplace Conditions | NBC Nightly News
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Ai-jen Poo: Inspired by Domestic Workers and Fighting for Equality | Mashable Docs
Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). She oversees 48 affiliate organizations that advocate for millions of women who work as nannies, housekeepers and caregivers across the country. The majority are women who make less than $13 per hour and work for employers that do not offer health insurance, retirement benefits or Social Security payments. Ai-jen's story is part of a larger Mashable series called The Real Miss America, aiming to honor diverse role models, celebrate their achievements, and inspire us all. Learn more about Ai-jen and other women who are fighting for equality: http://on.mash.to/1Kiwjhg More on The Real Miss America series: http://on.mash.to/1KmksmR Watch other videos from this series Aspen Baker: Listening Without Judgement and Encouraging Pro-Voice: https://youtu.be/dpojlo-Rehs Linda Cliatt-Wayman: Coming Tuesday MASHABLE ON YOUTUBE Subscribe to Mashable: http://on.mash.to/subscribe Watch other Mashable Docs in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSKUhDnoJjYm6GTx-R8J9zaYCo99-fgjJ MASHABLE ACROSS THE WEB Mashable.com: http://on.mash.to/1hCcRpl Facebook: http://on.mash.to/1KkCTIP Twitter: http://on.mash.to/1Udp1kz Tumblr: http://on.mash.to/1NBBijY Instagram: http://on.mash.to/1U6D40z Google+: http://on.mash.to/1i27L5R Mashable is a leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Credits Produced by: Lindsey Ferrier Cinematography: Mark Andrew Boyer, Emily Rhyne Edited by: Emily Rhyne Photos provided by: Ai-jen Poo