Posts tagged fair wages

    Public employee First Amendment rights shouldn’t be a secret

    June 28, 2022 // Unions could earn the allegiance of public workers, giving those who want nothing to do with them a reason to keep giving them money. They could stop pursuing political agendas. In other words, they can become responsive to their members and make themselves attractive to potential members so that they earn voluntary membership — something every other private organization (and these unions are private organizations) must do. Constance Cooke, Office of Financial Management, paid leave law, overtime, rest and meal breaks

    State of the unions: why US museum workers are mobilising against their employers

    February 4, 2022 // TA report by the American Alliance of Museums, published in April 2021, found that museums closed to the public for an average of 28 weeks during 2020. More than 75% of those surveyed stated that their income fell by an average of 40% that year, while 56% went through rounds of layoffs and furloughs. Rehiring, in most cases, is off the table. Those who kept their positions have had to pick up the slack.

    Portland union workers hold ‘practice picket’ at City Hall

    January 22, 2022 // Days after the 1100 members of the District Council of Trade Unions overwhelming voted to authorize a strike against the City of Portland, a practice picket was held outside City Hall.