The recent survey of 361 Latino day laborers conducted by University of Illinois at Chicago, done in conjunction with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and Fe y Justicia Worker Center and funded by the Ford Foundation, paints a startling picture of the inequities plaguing Houston’s clean up.
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Following an investigation by Payday Report, SEIU has fired one of their staffers over the assault of another staff member within their organization.
Payday Report has learned that SEIU allowed a staffer who had been forced to leave one Boston-area SEIU local following an internal investigation to then be rehired at two other SEIU locals in California.
In their first major electoral test, the 385 dues-paying members strong Pittsburgh DSA proved that they weren’t just a group of hipsters, but a serious political force that could shake up stagnant Pittsburgh political machine.
“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”.
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.
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“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.
“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.”
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.