Posts tagged low pay
Amazon Drivers in Union Extend Strike to Second Warehouse
June 26, 2023 // Striking Amazon delivery drivers and dispatchers in Palmdale extended their picket lines to a second warehouse in San Bernardino, according to a statement from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Workers in the union demand Amazon stop its unfair labor practices Growing strike will continue until Amazon reinstates “unlawfully terminated” employees and addresses low pay and dangerous working conditions
12 nursing homes in Western New York plan for 1-day strike
July 5, 2022 // The largest health care workers union, 1199 SEIU, will hold one-day strikes all across Western New York later this month to demand higher wages. Autumn View Health Care Facility, Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, Elderwood at Lockport, Elderwood at Williamsville,Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, Fiddler’s Green Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Garden Gate Health Care Facility, Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Humboldt House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Newfane Rehabilitation & Health Center, North Gate Health Care Facility, Seneca Health Care Center, Grace Bogdanove, April Stonebraker,
‘People are walking off the job’: workers blame American Red Cross for US blood shortage
June 28, 2022 // But workers at the organization say the shortage is being caused by widespread staffing issues. Low pay and understaffing are causing problems, and workers say they often have to turn away donors due to backed-up lines, and that management has not supported workers or donors enough to resolve these issues. A document from a January meeting revealed that a Red Cross senior account manager, Joseph Shockley, told hospital representatives that labor and staffing issues have driven blood supply concerns, cautioning: “We don’t want to drive donors to places that are understaffed that turn donors away – that becomes frustrating to donors.” Joseph Shockley, Darryl Ford, blood drives, coalition of labor unions, Bobbie Terrell,
Some arguments against the move for unionization on Capitol Hill
June 17, 2022 // The latest example is the American Federation of Government Employees. One of their locals that represents EPA employees said that during collective bargaining, they plan to ask for a climate emergency declaration by President Biden. That’s, I mean, that’s not what we traditionally think of as collective bargaining, right? We think of it as being just about what the employee needs, their benefits, their pay, their working conditions. So when you add in sort of the public sector, it adds another layer of politics, and it becomes more complicated. And especially if you see something like that, where a union that represents people, members of the bureaucracy asked for an actual policy change in collective bargaining, what does that mean, for Congress, right, where you’re already talking about political staffers? Jared Serbu, policy issues,
The year workers said ‘no’
May 16, 2022 // Signs of "waking up" don't always involve unionizing. Some workers are purposefully decreasing their productivity, known as a "slow up" in pursuit of better work-life balance.
Conde Nast union slams Met Gala: ‘Sparkle comes from our sweat’
May 3, 2022 // The union has not been recognized by the company. Reps for Vogue did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Faculty Members at Howard University Threaten to Strike Over Working Conditions and Pay
March 21, 2022 // During a demonstration held on campus Wednesday, several university faculty members, students and alumni leaders rallied in support of the school’s faculty as they argue what is low pay for non-tenured, full-time teaching faculty and adjunct professors. Some faculty members say if an agreement is not reached with the university by Friday, they will execute a strike starting next week.