“Sure, management says you can talk about race, but then they warn us about it getting too partisan,” said one reporter, who spoke to Payday on condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “The effect is that no one is gonna talk about race because no one wants to risk losing their job. We got enough to do, who wants to worry about a tweet offending management?”
In interviews with workers, it has become clear that Nissan promoted hundreds of temporary workers to full-time “pathway” status in the months leading up to the union election. Many workers complain that the new “pathway” employees were tough to organize since many of the workers felt a debt of gratitude to management for promoting them.
“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.”
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
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.
Payday Report has learned that the layoffs were done without regard to seniority despite the workers at Huffington Post being covered by a union contract. Several veteran reporters were laid off despite younger reporters with less seniority keeping their jobs.
“We are the only one underpaid on this job,” Marco Cruz told WDRB. “Everyone else is making like $40-$45 an hour and we’re doing like $20 an hour. So we feel like we were discriminated by our gender, our race, and that’s what we’re demanding, just fair salaries.”
Traditionally, the state’s Democratic governors, including Tim Kaine and Terry McAuliffe, hesitated in calling for its repeal; thus making Perriello call to repeal it a landmark position for Virginia Democrats.
Greetings from Chattanooga, Tenn., where Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk has been doing research on how an unusual coalition of non-establishment Berniecrats and black…
Last week, the State of Tennessee signed a five-year, $330 million deal that will lead to one of the largest outsourcing efforts of public jobs in state history. While the state promised that the move wouldn’t affect current employees, labor activists have said a reading of the fine print makes it clear that the state will try to get rid of as many employees as possible.
“I had time to think about my life. Like what am I doing? What am I not doing? How can I make things right. I knew I did not want to come outside of prison being the same person I was going inside prison,” Coonrod told WRCB. “I began to knock on every door. Reach out to elected officials saying hey I need some help. I need you to help me help my community.”
The emails show that Republican State Senator Todd Gardenhire met with top UTC officials on March 20 and urged the firing of Helbert. Following the meeting, UTC Chancellor Steve Angle argued that Helbert should be fired.
“The potential repercussions for the state representative and UTC are HUGE,” wrote Angle in an email obtained by the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. “We could easily lose all funding we are providing to WUTC.”