Tag Archives: USA

SEIU’s Dial 1-800-Solution Runs into Trouble

Steve Early, Labor Notes | June 6, 2011 Call centers now serve 800,000 members, but the results are disappointing, according [...]
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Reformers Win in California Grad Union Election

by Barry Eidlin | Tue, 05/10/2011 Labor Notes Graduate workers across the University of California have voted to transform their [...]
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As Hospitals Go ‘Lean’ and Squeeze Workers, Unions See Potential for Organizing

Kim Moody, Labor Notes March 15, 2011 Health care is a growing, consolidated industry with billions flowing into its coffers [...]
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NUHW Nurses Strike in Los Angeles over Staffing Levels

Mark Brenner, Labor Notes March 3, 2011 More than 1,000 nurses at Kaiser-Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center walked off the [...]
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New Voice in Wisconsin Protests: No Concessions, No Cuts

Colette Brown Labor Notes March 2, 2011 A day after 100,000 people demonstrated in Madison—one of the largest protests in [...]
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Madison, Columbus, Indianapolis: Pressure Mounts on Legislators

Labor Notes Staff March 1, 2011 by Jenny Brown, Mischa Gaus, Jane Slaughter Though their numbers aren’t as large as [...]
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Labour Upsurge in America’s Midwest

Kim Moody, UCU, NUJ In February 2011 mass mobilisations of public sector workers swept across much of America’s Midwest. In [...]
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Reports from the Wisconsin State Capitol

Here are a couple of reports from the US Solidarity website. See the Websine. They give a flavour of the [...]
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Wisconsin: ‘As Long As It Takes’

Howard Ryan, Labor Notes February 21, 2011 updated February 22 The spirit in Wisconsin is best captured by two teachers [...]
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NLRB Schedules Hearing on SEIU-Kaiser Collusion

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a report that could result in the overturning of last fall’s election [...]
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Watsonville Community Hospital nurses picket in a demand for more staff

By Cathy Kelly Santa Cruz Sentinel December 23, 2010 WATSONVILLE – Scores of nurses demonstrated in front of Watsonville Community [...]
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USA – Judge rules in favor of workers who voted to join NUHW, finds Kaiser violated the law

Last Monday, an Administrative Law Judge ruled that Kaiser Permanente violated the law by withholding scheduled raises and benefits from [...]
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Kaiser workers call for new elections, stronger protection of workers' rights

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 4:33PM Employees’ choice thwarted by delays in NLRB enforcement, false fear campaign by SEIU and [...]
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USA: Challenging SEIU's collusion with Kaiser

October 15, 2010 Employer intimidation, government inaction and business unionism have prevailed for now at California health care giant Kaiser [...]
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An Open Letter to SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Ms. Henry: When I first learned you would become SEIU’s new President, I was filled with hope that you would [...]
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Community-Union Collaboration in California Beats Oil Refiner’s Divide-and-Conquer

Community and union groups in Richmond, California, have notched two victories against oil giant Chevron, but not before the company [...]
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Andy Stern’s Next Gig? Board Member at a Bio-Warfare Pharma Company

Andy Stern who was going to reforge the American union movement – the man described by Tony Woodley as a [...]
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Judge's ruling reverses firing of worker

After a year-long investigation and hearing, a judge has ordered one of California’s largest hospital corporations to reinstate a worker [...]
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SEIU vs. NUHW: Who Owns the Union?

by Mike Parker, Labor Notes A federal jury in San Francisco awarded damages to the Service Employees union on Friday [...]
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USA: What’s In the Health Insurance Bill, What’s Not

by Jane Slaughter in Labor Notes What’s weird about the whole health insurance fracas is that Republicans and some insurance [...]
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NUHW Landslide Election in S. California

Yesterday, 2,300 caregivers at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California won a landslide election victory to join NUHW and leave SEIU. [...]
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Nation’s Largest RN Organization Says Healthcare Bill Cedes Too Much to Insurance Industry

By National Nurses United December 21, 2009 The 150,000 member National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional organization of registered [...]
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'Take Back Our Union' Slate Wins New York Bus & Subway Local

Chalk up another win for union reformers in New York. After victories by reform slates in two Teamster locals, 814 [...]
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Statement by CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro on the House bill on healthcare

Of all the torrent of words that followed House passage of its version of healthcare reform legislation in early November, [...]
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Getting Detroit back to work

As GM and Chrysler’s retrenching deepens, the two companies have announced that together they will shutter 24 plants. Rank-and-file job [...]
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Chrysler's Plan? Send Pay and Standards Down the Drain

By  Larry Christensen from Labor Notes The media consensus is that union auto workers escaped the government-imposed restructuring of their [...]
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An evening with Andy Stern

Lucky fellow Steve Early had the opportunity to listen to the wit and wisdom of SEIU leader (as Tony Woodley [...]
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Card Check: Can it Organise the Unorganised

This is from Kim Moody in the latest issue of the US Lbor Notes Employers do everything in their power [...]
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Labor Notes impressions

Sheila Cohen reports on her visit to the US Labor Notes conference Reporting on a Labor Notes conference is as [...]
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SEIU's internal divisions spill into delegate races

Mark Brenner writes in the US Labor Notes Mounting conflicts within the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have spilled into [...]
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Open Letter to SEIU members and Leaders on the Violence at the Labor Notes conference

This is an open letter from members of the reform movement in the SEIU, condemning the action of the SEIU [...]
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SEIU International attempts disruption at Labor Notes Conference

Following the row between the Services Employees International Union and the California Nurses Association over the management inspired ballot in [...]
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Solidarity Meeting – International Unions?

SOLIDARITY  Meeting International Trades Unions? April 19th 2008 – 12.00 o’clock Exmouth Arms, 1 Starcross St, London NW1 2HR (near [...]
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A depressing day for the American labour movement

The reproduction of a press release from the California Nurses Association on the role of the SEIU in Ohio hospitals [...]
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Hospital Chain and Hand Picked Union, SEIU, Forced to Cancel Rigged Election

News from the USA which sheds some light on the methods of the SEIU, which has a relationship with the [...]
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The role of staff unions in the labour movement

An interesting interview in the US Labor Notes which touches on the methods of Andy Stern’s SEIU revered by Tony Woodley. [...]
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New York Transit Workers Strike

Readers of SOLIDARITY will recall material we carried in the magazine about the New York Transit Workers Strike. Below is [...]
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New York Transit Workers Strike

The 34,000 members of the Tranport Workers Union are on illegal strike in New York, under the most difficult of [...]
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