In a move that strikes yet another blow to democracy and the living
standards of working Americans, Boeing forced major givebacks on its
30,000 union employees in the state of Washington while simultaneously
pulling off what may be the biggest welfare rip-off in the nation’s
history. Confronted with company threats to move production of a huge
new project out of state, workers reluctantly voted by an extremely
narrow margin to give up defined pensions in exchange for risky 401(k)
retirement plans. Thus Boeing, which earned $3.9 billion in profits Continue reading →
BART workers and their Unions are being forced into a strike which will begin on Thursday Oct. 11th. This will cause congestion on roadways and bridges of Bay Area. But while you’re sitting in heavy traffic and stewing, don’t curse the so called overpaid, lazy Union workers. Acquaint yourself with a few facts first. Of course you know, that you will not get actual facts from the corporate media, only melodrama. Continue reading →
BART General Manager Grace Crunican sits on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council, a group of Bay Area CEOs and managers working to bring down wages and working conditions for all of us. Help strategize and organize to beat back the Wisconsin attacks in the Bay Area.
New Offer Saves District More Than $10 million From Prior Proposal
Re-posted from SEIU 1021 website
Oakland Sept 16, 2013— Negotiators for two BART unions representing the majority of BART employees returned to the bargaining table today with a counter proposal that is more than $10 million less expensive than their previous proposal. Continue reading →
After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, Service Employees 503, scored a big win this summer in contract negotiations against Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber.
The governor had demanded many concessions that attacked health care, wages, and work conditions, but backed down when the union proved organized and ready to wage a statewide strike.
The August 31st KPFA Town Hall Meeting on Public Transit included the voices of transit workers, riders and researchers talking about what is happening to our transit systems and how to defend the systems, the transit workers, our communities, and the public.
by Charles Smith of United Public Workers for Action
The AFL/CIO is at the pinnacle of the Labor hierarchy. Its leadership is paid very well to represent us. The AFL/CIO is powerful with lots of resources. While its leadership hobnobs at Washington parties and makes pep rally speeches, our members are being attacked by Democrats, Republicans, the media, and rightwing voters. Our Public Worker Unions are accused Continue reading →