On it way to Canton, Mississippi to cover the historic union election at Nissan, Payday Report’s car “The Judge Hanson” blew out a tire. Due to the generous donations of our readers, we were able to get it fixed and back on the road.
Articles by Mike Elk
“I love Donna!!! I would love to see her as a 2020 candidate,” writes political strategist Bridget Todd, host of the hit podcast “Stuff Mom Never Told You.” “A lot of people are circling the wagons around Harris (who I also love) but Edwards got so much love from Black folks down south! I think Donna could do anything, winning a primary included!”
“You have to keep an open mind and stay humbled,” says Wilson. “You can’t be arrogant and you can’t be timid. You have to be ready to let know them know how you felt about it. Let them know that they are not standing by themselves. Let them know that I am going to stick with you to the end.”
“A campaign can change from day-to-day and this will depend on employees at the plant,” Williams told reporters. “But we felt very strongly that the time for us was now.”
“If U.A.W needs support asking Nissan for neutrality during the election period Our Revolution and many labor and community organizations will answer the call,” Cohen texted Payday Report at 6:04 A.M this morning.
“They start these attacks to create wedges. They are trying to start an avalanche to attack all workers and eliminate payroll deduction for public employees.”
“If we can win here at Nissan, you will give a tremendous bolt of confidence to working people all over this country,” Bernie Sanders told the crowd of 5,000. “If you can stand up to a powerful multinational corporation in Canton, Mississippi, workers all over this country will say, ‘We can do it, too.’”
Earlier today, workers at the Baltimore City Paper learned that the company would agree to recognize their petition to join the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild. Their union protection couldn’t have come at a better time
Using the donations of our readers, Payday takes a trip to Costco to stock up on 4th of July supplies. While driving around town listening to jazz, Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk also talks about the long term plan of Payday.
The amendment would prohibit the farmworkers union from directly deducting dues from workers’ paychecks. It would also prohibit farms from settling wage and hour complaints by agreeing to union contracts.
Could Tom Perez or his top lieutenants afford to shave $10 an hour from their own salaries to pay interns? Could its millionaire consultants be taxed a little to make sure interns get paid the minimum wage?” asks Ross Eisenbrey, a senior fellow at the union-funded Economic Policy Institute. “A party that claims to want a higher minimum wage should pay it to every employee—even those it calls interns.”
“We are here to work and make money, and anybody would do the same thing—stop working if you aren’t paid what you are promised,” says the worker. “We plan to stay out for as long as it takes to find a solution.”