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.”
Cambiemos de lugar. Bromea Bryce. Paul Ryan puede venir a trabajar en el acero y yo me iré a D. C.
“Let’s trade places,” Bryce quips. “Paul Ryan can come work the iron and I’ll go to D.C.”
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 have supported the pipeline from the beginning and that hasn’t changed,” says Jeff Rowe, president of the 10,000 member-strong Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “That being said, this election is about a lot more than pipeline.”
This past winter, we asked our readers to help us raise $5,000 and instead we raised $6,000. Those donations helped us be on-the-ground to cover some of the most important political moments in the South. Now, we are hoping to raise $10,000 to do even more.
This Friday June 9, join Payday Report in Chicago for a special #OrganizeTheSouth party at the People’s Summit. The party will be held Friday night starting at 8 PM at Motor Row Brewing (three blocks from the People’s Summit convention site).
As a result of the generous sponsorship of Good Jobs Nation & Union Connect App, Payday was able to book the entire second floor of Motor Row Brewing.
On Tuesday, June 6th, The Washington-Baltimore News Guild is proud to support and announce an Organizing Event and Happy Hour Fundraiser for our member & friend in the struggle for Labor Rights, Payday Senior Labor Reporter, Mike Elk who will be a host a discussion of our struggle to #OrganizeTheSouth.