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WYPR radio staff files for union representation

June 6, 2014
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WYPR radio staff files for union representation

Local National Public Radio affiliate WYPR’s programming staff are going union. A press release from SAG-AFTRA says the staff presented a petition to management on June 3, and today has filed the petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an election. WYPR management has not yet voluntarily recognized the union, the press release...
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Downtown security guards unionizing

May 15, 2014
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Downtown security guards unionizing

Downtown security guards are fighting Brantley Security for union representation, and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young offered his support at a council hearing last night. “Brantley does most of the high profile stuff like Harbor East,” Julie Karant, a spokeswoman for the Service Employees International Union 32BJ, which has been working with...
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Mica adjuncts win union representation

April 30, 2014
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Mica adjuncts win union representation

By a vote of 163-75 part-time instructors at MICA won the right to be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) yesterday after a sometimes tense organizing drive. “I thought it would be closer to 50-50,” Joshua Smith, one of the organizers, says of the vote count, which was held at the National...
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MICA’s Fred Lazarus: This Union Thing is Moving Too Fast

March 25, 2014
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MICA’s Fred Lazarus: This Union Thing is Moving Too Fast

It is universally acknowledged that whenever a group of workers try to form or join a labor union, a group of bosses will do whatever is in their power to dissuade them. This is understandable, from the managers’ point of view. Squeezed by budget and time constraints on one side, productivity and regulatory demands...
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McKenzie Again Declared “Ineligible” for Waterfront Union Presidency

December 2, 2010
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McKenzie Again Declared “Ineligible” for Waterfront Union Presidency

Riker “Rocky” McKenzie, former president of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) in Baltimore, has once again been deemed “ineligible to run for or hold union office” by the ILA’s national office in New York. In August, McKenzie was removed from Local 333 president’s office by the ILA’s Executive Council because of...
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30 Years Later, the Times Discovers “The New Poor”

February 22, 2010
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“Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs,” the New York Times noticed on Saturday in a story about people it dubbed “the new poor.” The story is a good reminder to the ruling class. One should never forget that millions of rich douchebags pretend to have no idea how the majority of us live....
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