Tag: unions

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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Take a Peek Inside Tyler Perry Studios, the First Ever Fully Black-Owned Studio Lot

Tyler Perry attends his studio grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios) Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of Madea exclaiming, “Hellur!” and welcoming you to black history in the making. On Saturday, all of Black Hollywood’s elite […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s New Labor Plan Is Good. Bernie Sanders’ Is Better.

On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her plan to “empower” American workers, offering a detailed proposal to not only defend but expand labor rights. Among many other things, Warren hopes to end exploitative practices like forced arbitration, which severely limits workers’ ability to sue over things like sexual harassment, and employee misclassification, which companies use […]

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GM’s South Korean Workers Preparing to Strike

<img data-attachment-id="1687690" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan.jpg" data-orig-size="902,643" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan" data-image-description=" gm korea ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-610×435.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1687690″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-610×435.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”435″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-610×435.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-768×547.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan-120×86.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cruze_Assembly_Gunsan.jpg 902w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While Hyundai seems to have miraculously dodged labor strikes in South Korea this year, General Motors does not […]

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New Yorkers Should Thank Police for the Summer “Slowdown”

Just ahead of a beautiful August weekend in New York, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, the highest-ranking uniformed officer in the force, was dispatched to local TV outlet NY1 to contradict the head of the city’s police union. It would be the first weekend since Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner […]

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One for All

As you’ve probably heard, UN scientists recently warned that we have eleven years to avert climate disaster. We face a civilizational crisis that can only be solved by unprecedented action on an unprecedented scale. To avert this crisis, we must begin to see our fates as linked and make good on that insight. The culture of […]

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UAW Corruption Probe Continues as Jewell Heads to Prison

<img data-attachment-id="1683840" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="UAW HQ" data-image-description=" James R. Martin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1683840″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_335614826-2.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Former union vice president Norwood Jewel has become the highest ranking UAW member to be convicted […]

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California Looks to Give Gig Workers Their Due

Konstantine Anthony, a 38-year-old Uber driver, usually starts his morning by picking up a commuter in Burbank, California, and heading over the hills on Highway 5 toward downtown Los Angeles. From there, he traverses back and forth across the city, from Beverly Hills to Koreatown, from Inglewood to Los Angeles International Airport. “There’s no way […]

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The Road Not Taken

Chuckie Denison took the podium at the United Steelworkers hall in Canton, Ohio, in his ever-present blue Good Jobs Nation T-shirt, flanked by people holding protest signs. One handmade sign read “Promises Made, Promises Broken”; it featured a likeness of President Trump, who’d flown into Ohio that day for a big-money fund-raiser at a nearby […]

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Strike Two: UAW Again Fails to Unionize Volkswagen Plant

<img data-attachment-id="1587952" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,931" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1488208677","copyright":"photofyengagnon","focal_length":"165","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.000625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Volkswagen Atlas" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1587952 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-610×406.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Atlas – Image: Volkswagen” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The results of a Friday vote are in, and Volkswagen […]

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Nevada Is the First State to Ban Employer Drug Tests for Weed

Left: Photo by Stocksy. Right: Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Last week, Nevada passed a bill telling employers that they couldn’t refuse to hire workers just because they tested positive for weed. It’s a major step—if only a step—toward rectifying what advocates see as a clear injustice of this late period in the war on drugs: In […]

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