On this week’s episode of the Folk Labor Desk, JP talks about an upcoming project with artist Matthew Moore that he is preparing for at…
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By Mike Elk A friend of workers everywhere, Wayne Cliett, a union activist at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, is having medical problems, and needs…
“We call it the curb effect,” he says. “Just like the [ramp at the] curb also makes it easier for [pedestrians with] a piece of luggage or a stroller. It ends up helping everyone.”
The toughest part of being Payday’s Senior Labor Reporter is attempting to summarize Payday Folk Labor Ombudsman J.P. Wright’s Folk Labor Desk. I tried for several hours to come up with witty description of JP’s folk labor desk about his son’ Jonah’s 14th birthday and his 20th wedding anniversary to his wife Donna Brown and failed.
“We never stopped from last year,” said Paul Schaffer, who was the lead organizer on the campaign. “Our volunteer organizing committee kept fighting and kept going on strong.”
Workers says that the intimidation by Volkswagen follows a pattern that the company has been engaged in since the defeat of the UAW union drive at its Chattanooga plant in February of 2013.
Today, several hundred UAW supporters blocked street corners throughout Albany to protest the decision by the federal government to extend an $18.3 million contract to Honeywell, who has locked out nearly 400 workers in South Bend, Indiana and Green Island, New York for four months.
Today, media workers at Law360 struck a decisive blow in the burgeoning media workers rights movement. Staff at the legal news publication voted 109 to 9 to join the NewsGuild in a National Labor Relations Board election.
When JP Wright is not wearing his Folk Labor Desk hat, he is a Locomotive Engineer, driving trains from Louisville, Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee. This song details the stress of working a job that takes a person away from home for 70 hours a week.