“It feels like we did the impossible, we won against the richest Governor in America,” says Edward McDaniel, a Knoxville locksmith whose job was saved. “It was a major victory for the working class”.
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Greetings from the East End of Pittsburgh where the special election race in the nearby suburban Pennsylvania 18th District is heating up into a three-way…
Payday Report has learned that a flesh-eating bacteria has killed a hurricane cleanup worker in Galveston, Texas. Out of respect for the family, Payday is not releasing details yet, but we will be providing them in the forthcoming days.
Greeting folks, it’s Payday! Happy belated birthday to the dean of labor reporters, longtime New York Times labor correspondent and Guild activist Steven Greenhouse, who…
“Instead of addressing issues at the plant, Kumho spent hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring seven full-time union busters to wage psychological warfare and intimidate workers,” said IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary Kemal Özkan. “The union busters lied to workers, telling them they would lose their jobs if they voted for a union. Now the sacking of our brother Mario Smith is totally illegal, immoral and unacceptable.”
Somma says that she has seen far more sophisticated anti-union campaigns, but that she has never seen a campaign as intense as the one in Macon, Georgia. Kumho’s daily anti-union meetings would range from 2 to 3 hours long and lasted for a period of two-and-half weeks.
Greetings folks from Judge Hanson’s house in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, where Payday is stranded in a bureaucratic car registration mess of epic, interstate proportions. …
“I tell people I am scared. I am scared everyday,” Nina says through her thick accent. “But we survived so much worse during the War. I always tell people you have to take it one day at a time. We always have each other to help us through hard times. We will be OK.”
Much like his Uncle, Conor Lamb has won a reputation as a reformer. As a Marine prosecutor, Lamb took on cover-ups of sexual assault in the Corps, both on Okinawa and at the Naval Academy.
A win in such a district, which has seen many working-class voters switch allegiances in the last decade, would be a major boost for organized labor.
Tuesday night, 36-year-old Birmingham school board member Randall Woodfin defeated 63-year-old incumbent Birmingham Mayor William Bell with 59 percent of the vote to Bell’s 41….
“That swayed a lot of votes seeing that people all the way from Sweden where in their corner,” the IBEW’s McPeak told Payday.