My mother used to tell me when I was just a kid: ‘listen up, if you want to play together and team up, you’d have to share. Otherwise, you can’t make any friends at your age.’
I’m at least 35 years older now and much wiser. But, on a professional scale, people don’t share very much. Last week I asked a union leader how he managed to build up his list of followers on Twitter. ‘I don’t’, he declared. ‘I don’t even know who my followers are, and if I should know,…Continue
Added by René van Stekelenborg on April 9, 2013 at 21:50 — No Comments
I am extremely interested in working for the labor movement or a community affiliate in any cappacity. While I do not have direct experience in a paid cappacity, I currently serve as a union delegate in the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council. I have experience with phone banking for labor endorsed candidates, attending central labor council meetings as a delegate, and attending union rallies and informational pickets. This experience gives me the ability to work in related labor union…Continue
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Public Services International celebrates International Women’s Day - 8 March
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, Public Services International recognises and applauds the work of women trade unionists, who are always at the very heart of our struggle for human and labour rights and equality.
We express our solidarity with our sisters who place themselves…
Added by Public Services International on March 7, 2012 at 4:20 — No Comments
Reposted from above:
“If you want to help workers, you first need to help people.”
"On September 16, 2009, Richard L. Trumka was elected President of the AFL-CIO by acclamation at the Federation’s 26th convention in Pittsburgh, Pa. His election, following 15 years of service as the AFL-CIO’s Secretary Treasurer, capped Trumka’s…
Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:01 — No Comments
PSI is asking affiliates to send letters of protest to the Ecuadorian government, in order to denounce the arbitrary dismissal of thousands of public employees.
On 28 October, Ecuador’s Minister for Labour Relations decided to implement the “compra obligatoria de renuncias” – somewhat akin to summary dismissal, but with compensation – in the case of at least 3,029 public servants, mainly in the health and public administration sectors. Many of those dismissed are…
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On 5th september Paper plate workers of 7 factories in Karawal nagar went under indefinite strike to protest against low wages and inhuman work conditions at work place. The strike was organized by Karawal Nagar Mazdoor Union. Rally of Nearly 100-150 workers stormed the factory area of Karawal Nagar and raising towering slogans. Karawal Nagar area lies in northern-eastern Delhi and has a population of about 1 lakh workers. Region has nearly 2,000 small and big factories. Some…Continue
Added by Orsan Senalp on July 22, 2011 at 10:06 — No Comments
Hundreds of Delhi Metro workers gathered on 10th July at Jantar-Mantar to protest against the gross violation of labor laws by the DMRC officials as well as the contract companies of the DMRC. It is worthy to note here that the contract workers of DMRC, including the ticket-vending operators , housekeepers and security guards, have been demanding for the payment of minimum wages, the facilities of ESI, PF, double rate payment for overtime, weekly-off and other facilities…Continue
Added by Sunny Singh on July 20, 2011 at 7:41 — No Comments
Nowadays there are a lot thugs in South Korea. Why? The thugs are very good weapon to attack labor union and the members.
Last week workers in a hospital were suprised by a written note of a thug. The note tell that any kind methods like rape, fire, human trafficking, etc can be possible for destroying labor union. After hospital workers and labor union know that unbelievable note, they…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on June 15, 2011 at 17:04 — No Comments
<picture : workers in Yoosung before arrested>
Where is the truth in…Continue
Added by DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychiq on May 23, 2011 at 18:58 — No Comments
On April 11th 2011, the University of Ottawa Bargaining Team walked away from the government-led conciliation process and instructed the Ontario Ministry of Labour to issue a “No Board” report – which…Continue
Added by Olivier Roy on April 29, 2011 at 3:27 — No Comments
Hello my brothers and sisters,
First, let me announce, here on UnionBook that Alliance@IBM CWA will be sending a representative to Switzerland for a meeting of Union representatives of IBM workers, worldwide. This meeting will be in May 2011, and the agenda is rather basic. IBM workers are international or 'global'; as is the company for whom they work. There are countries in Europe, with IBM locations, that are comprised of unions and 'works councils'. Japan, Argentina, Chile,…Continue
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Public Sevices is People's Friend
It was very…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on April 1, 2011 at 6:48 — No Comments
Since Lee Myung-bak goverment started, job security policy in South Korea has made workers in public service very unstable. More than 30,000 public workers lost their jobs since 2008. After Lee government cut the regular jobs he and his ministry create only irregular jobs like temporary for workers. He and his ministry also attack labor unions in public service which resist against his job policy. He didn't allow any kind of…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on March 21, 2011 at 15:07 — No Comments
People’s Earthquake Relief Center established
Let’s gather all power to support the affected friends! 16 March, 2011
Added by Viola Wilkins on March 19, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
Today is 9 days to do hunger strike of workers of Korea Sports Promotion Foundaition.
15 irregular workers don't give up demands of their democratic union right and reinstatement.
The public corporation KPSO doesn't want…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on March 11, 2011 at 3:13 — No Comments
By Jamie York
Corporations – emboldened by a 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowing them unlimited spending in U.S. elections, and bolstered by a pro-corporate Congress – are now poised to eliminate the right of union workers to bargain collectively for fair wages and benefits.
The right to strike is embedded in the American psyche. Americans overwhelmingly support the right to negotiate a fair contract for wages and benefits. Without such protection, employers can impose any…
Added by Jamie York on March 2, 2011 at 22:18 — No Comments