Posts tagged Austin
YouTube Music contractors vote to unionize
October 26, 2022 // The AWU-CWA says it "won't stop organizing until all Alphabet workers (full-time, temporary, vendor and contract workers) have dignity on the job, the pay and benefits we deserve, and a seat at the table."
Sodexo workers from 2 airlines at Austin airport plan to unionize
October 12, 2022 // “We’re excited to see Sodexo workers at the Austin airport stand up for themselves and we support their call for a fair process to decide on a union,” UNITE HERE Local 23 organizer Aileen Bazan said in the release. “Hospitality workers in Texas know there’s no better time than now to demand respect for the work we do.” UNITE HERE said it represents other food service workers at AUS from HMS Host, Delaware North and LSG Sky Chefs. The group’s union workers receive regular wage increases, affordable healthcare and other benefits with their union contract, the group said.
Via 313 Pizzeria workers vote to unionize
August 9, 2022 // Workers like Xochitl Stauffer said they have more bargaining leverage now that the labor market is tight. “Service work is the backbone of the country right now,” Stauffer said, “and because of COVID so many people have passed away and the labor market is really tight right now, so we have the leverage to ask for better pay, to ask for sick pay and be better respected as workers.” In January, workers alleged that restaurant management was endangering their health by not telling them about COVID-19 cases.
AFT Convention Seemed More Transparent Than NEA’s. But Looks Can Be Deceiving
July 22, 2022 // The American Federation of Teachers held its biennial convention in Boston last week. Unlike the NEA Representative Assembly, delegates met entirely in person and the union was more than happy to post its proposed resolutions and other documents online. More transparency doesn’t necessarily mean more honesty, though. A lot of what the AFT Convention produces requires elaboration, footnotes, context and filling in the gaps. battleground state poll AFT commissioned from Hart Research Associates. The main takeaway was that likely voters trusted Republicans slightly more on education issues than they did Democrats. Republicans
Meet Two Starbucks Employees at the Forefront of a High-Profile Unionization Effort
July 8, 2022 // Finally, how can readers support the Starbucks Workers United campaign? Dani: There’s a customer pledge on the website that people can sign and where they can learn what to do and how they can best support as stores start to strike or take action within their communities. Morgan Leavy, Dani, Austin DSA,
Elon Musk Has New Slogan for Union That May Annoy Joe Biden
April 2, 2022 // "No, UAW does that," Musk responded. "They want divisiveness & enforcement of 2 class “lords & commoners” system. That sucks. US fought War of Independence to get *rid* of a 2 class system! Managers & workers shd be equal w easy movement either way. Managing sucks btw. Hate doing it so much."
Elon Musk challenges UAW union to hold vote at California Tesla plant
March 3, 2022 // The announcement comes three months after the billionaire Musk criticized the Biden administration and Democrats for a proposal to give union-made, US-built electric vehicles an additional $4,500 tax incentive.
PRO Act allies hit the road
December 6, 2021 // Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched in 2016, Communications Workers Association, and the Worker Power Coalition, which includes several national unions, kick off a nationwide tour today aimed at rallying lawmakers around the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, Democrats’ wide-reaching bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions.