Tag: Labor

The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Unionizing After a Year of Scandals

On Thursday, workers at the Southern Poverty Law Center announced that they had formed a union. “Our mission,” the union’s organizing committee told VICE in an email, “is disrupting white supremacy, pursuing equity, building solidarity and uniting workers at SPLC.” The announcement comes after a tumultuous year for the nonprofit, in which both the co-founder […]

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Fast, Casual, and Out of Control

The fast-casual burrito-slinging behemoth Chipotle was awash in Halloween-themed promotions this month. Cheap “boorritos”! TikTok contests! But no haul of spooky goodies could hide the spirit of labor revolt lurking amid the other skeletons in the company’s closet. Chipotle’s continued labor violations and piss-poor treatment of its workers—who for years have reported that working conditions […]

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Harvard Grad Students Are Taking on the Trump Administration and Their Own School

More than 90 percent of graduate student union members at Harvard voted to authorize a strike last week, a signal of frustration as efforts to negotiate the elite university’s first collective bargaining contract with these workers drag on. While no strike date has yet been scheduled, union leaders now have the ability to call for […]

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GM Strike Update: Contract Votes Reveal a Divided UAW Membership

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How Chicago Public School Teachers Are Fighting for Black Children’s Futures

Class was canceled for 300,000 Chicago public school students Thursday, as tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters headed to the picket line to strike for better conditions in their schools. If you haven’t been paying attention, you might assume the Chicago Teachers Union’s escalation is a matter of money—and to be sure, there […]

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Tentative GM Agreement Details Revealed, UAW Council Deliberates

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Trump Turns Back the Clock in America’s Meat Plants

It was more than a century ago that Upton Sinclair went undercover in Chicago’s stockyards, resulting in his reported novel The Jungle. A blood-splattered portrait of the American meatpacking industry, it documented the misery and filth of the city’s slaughterhouses, where miserable workers churned out cuts of rotten meat in treacherous, rat-infested conditions. “The air […]

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Organized Amazon Warehouse Workers Just Got Two Fired Co-Workers Rehired

An Amazon delivery center in Sacramento, California rehired two warehouse workers after their co-workers organized to demand their reinstatement. Managers at the delivery center—one of Amazon’s smaller warehouses—fired a worker named Sandra, who preferred to publish her first name only, after she exceeded her unpaid time off by a single hour when her mother-in-law died. […]

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Striking UAW Workers’ Healthcare Now Back on GM’s Tab

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GM Workers Strike to Get Back What the Recession Stole

The story by now is near-common knowledge: In the throes of the last recession, the nation’s Big Three automakers—General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford—accepted a $51 billion bailout from the federal government, allowing the companies to stave off bankruptcy and eventually recover to reap profits by the fistful. American taxpayers, meanwhile, lost $11.2 billion on this investment by the […]

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The Union vs the General: Battle Continues As Strike Hits Day Three

The United Auto Workers and General Motors are seeking to repair their fractured relationship, sitting down for talks as the union’s strike against its first bargaining partner enters its third day. Workers walked off the job at the automaker’s numerous U.S. plants at midnight Sunday, with the UAW complaining that a last-minute offer should have […]

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It Doesn’t Matter if Your Food Is Late—Don’t Harass Your Delivery Person

On Monday night, Lizzo tweeted that a Postmates courier had stolen her food, sharing a picture of the courier’s face along with their first name and last initial. “Hey @Postmates [courier’s name redacted] stole my food,” the musician tweeted. “She lucky I don’t fight no more.” A spokesperson for Postmates told VICE that they have […]

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