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This is Day 23 for the United Auto Workers' strike vs. GM. Today’s Detroit Free Press says at least three items have not been resolved:
1. How long it takes “in-progression” workers (the second tier) to move up to their top level. It's currently eight years to move from $17 an hour to $28—and their ceiling still has a lower wage and benefit package than those who were hired before 2007.

You’ve probably noticed that Hollywood doesn’t turn out many movies about unions. But, says film buff and labor historian Toni Gilpin, there are some overlooked movies out there that depict working people and their lives on the job even though they might lack scenes with picket lines. This is her latest installment in an occasional series of viewing suggestions.

In five easy steps, IBEW member Marshall McGrady can walk you through marking your spot before going down into a crawl space. Accuracy, efficiency, and ingenuity – all in one simple tip!
For more job tips, visit the Job Tips channel!
 
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General Motors workers have been on the picket lines for 17 days now, and just picked up their first weekly strike pay of $250. Strikers wonder who will hold out the longest—a workforce seeking justice or an immensely profitable corporation demanding more concessions?

At times it can seem like international solidarity is just a rallying cry, devoid of the oomph that would make it a force to build power among workers across borders. But this past August, we had the chance to witness international solidarity in action.
Chanting in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Tagalog, a multinational crowd of union activists rallied in the swampy heat of Taiwan’s capital in front of the headquarters of Foxconn, the notorious manufacturer of iPhones.

Poultry Workers and Allies Organize In The Wake of Anti-Immigrant Raids

September 26, 2019 / Rose Bookbinder<?
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?>On August 7 the poultry towns of central Mississippi suffered the largest workplace raid in the U.S. since 2006. Some 680 chicken-processing workers from seven factories were detained and incarcerated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Ten percent of the population in Morton, Mississippi, was either incarcerated or fired. Parents were detained the same day they had dropped their children off to their first day of school.

Will the Teacher Strike Wave Hit Chicago Again?

September 25, 2019 / Samantha Winslow<?
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?>Twenty-five thousand Chicago teachers started the school year with a possible strike in their sights.
Chicago Teachers Union members leafleted and picketed with school employees and parents outside schools their first week back. A three-day strike vote wraps up tomorrow.
The earliest they could strike is October 7. And this time they could be joined on the picket line by 7,000 school workers in the Service Employees (SEIU) who have also authorized a strike.

Joining a wave of reformers, high school teacher Tiffany Choi of the Caucus of Today’s Teachers just got elected president of the Denver teachers union—again. In a re-vote, Choi cemented her May defeat of a 10-year incumbent.
She ran on a platform that the union should partner with parents, involve members more in decision-making, and fight back against corporate education reform.
When the original vote was counted in May, Choi was leading by 16 votes. But the union’s board ordered a do-over, citing process issues.

Arrests, Presidential Candidates, and Electric Vehicles: Updates on the GM Strike

September 24, 2019 / Chris Brooks<?
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?>The UAW strike against General Motors is heating up on the picket lines as the stand-off enters its second week. The first week saw union members arrested, presidential candidates march on the lines, and rumors floated that the strike could extend beyond a tentative agreement through the ratification vote.
(Ready to lend a hand? Click here for a list of picket line locations.)

Members Demand a Voice in Their Unions' Presidential Endorsements

September 23, 2019 / Jonah Furman<?
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?>As the first union endorsements for president trickle in, union members and leaders are fighting to shape both the outcomes and the process of how endorsements are made.
Four years ago, by September 2015, seven national unions had made endorsements in the Democratic primary, though the AFL-CIO had requested that affiliates delay action.
Six—the Teachers (AFT), Machinists, Roofers, Plumbers, Bricklayers, and Carpenters—had endorsed Hillary Clinton. National Nurses United had endorsed Bernie Sanders.