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The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret
Business  (tags: Hormel, Spam, factories, unions, meat packers, injustice, labor, workers )

Freya
- 8 days ago - motherjones.com
First, Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned.
URGENT: Protect Farmworkers Organizing on Your Contract Farms ACTION
Business  (tags: farmworkers, contract farms, unions, Reynolds, British American Tobacco, Phillip Morris International, ALTRIA, Universal Leaf, Japan Tobacco Internationalorganizing la )

Nancy
- 55 days ago - act.aflcio.org
Call on all tobacco manufacturers, especially Reynolds, British American Tobacco, Phillip Morris International, ALTRIA, Universal Leaf, Japan Tobacco International, to change this outrageous behavior of threats and violence.
KFC Thailand Harasses Workers for Attending IUF Meeting ACTION
Business  (tags: Thailand, unions, labor, Yum! Brands, money, corporate, world )

Nancy
- 118 days ago - iuf.org
This harassment spanning three years demonstrates that Yum! Restaurant International (Thailand) does not recognize and respect the human right to freedom of association and collective bargaining and is in breach of its obligations under the OECD Guide...
Report: North Dakota Has Highest Rate of Worker Deaths
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, corporate, corruption, death, dishonesty, environment, government, labor, law, lies, oil, politics, society, Unions )

Kit
- 127 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Deaths more than double amid oil boom; labor federation report blames lax regulations, OSHA underfunding.
The "Middle Class" Myth: Here's Why Wages Are Really So Low Today
Business  (tags: wages, poverty, middle class, unions )

Freya
- 255 days ago - salon.com
Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story.
Debunking Wal-Mart's Latest Lie: Unions Paid $50 to Anyone Who Protested
Business  (tags: : Wal-Mart, Unions, Labor, nlrb, law, Crime, retaliation, Media )

Judy
- 290 days ago - salon.com
The retail giant blatantly distorts a government memo and an LA Times article to smear today's protests
Scalia's Chance to Smash Unions: The Huge Under-the-Radar Case
Business  (tags: Supreme Court, Unions, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, The Labor Movement, Benjamin Sachs, UNITE HERE, SEIU, Fast food, deals, Business News, News, Politics News )

Judy
- 306 days ago - salon.com
A Supreme Court case being argued Wednesday could take away a tactic that's kept unions alive
Bring Those Jobs Home - This Company Did! - Video
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, economy, Entrepreneurs, labor, marketing, money, society, Unions )

Kit
- 354 days ago - youtu.be
Corporate America, You've Officially Been Schooled - In this novel approach, jobs are actually brought back from China, and everybody works together to build a better company here in the United States, while making a good living at the same time.
AFL-CIO LA Convention: Labor's Days in La La Land
Business  (tags: Labor, unions, collective bargaining, AFL-CIO, convention, Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, Affordable Care Act )

Brian
- 361 days ago - socialistworker.org
Missing from the festivities last week in LA was much-needed focus on successful strategies for defending and revitalizing labor's existing membership base.
Indiana Judge: Right-To-Work Law Violates State Constitution
Business  (tags: Indiana, "right-to-work, " anti-union, unconstitutional, unions, collective bargaining, workers, workers rights, labor )

Brian
- 370 days ago - livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com
Judge John Sedia of the Lake Superior Court said that the right-to-work law illegally requires unions to represent workers even if the workers do not pay union dues. Sedia said the prohibition and penalties for collecting union dues was unconstitutional.
Canada: Billions in Profit, Cuts for Local Workers, Scab-Brewed Beer for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians! ACTION
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, money, labor, Canada, unions, Labatt, breweries, Anheuser- Busch )

Nancy
- 411 days ago - labourstartcampaigns.net
The war to set global labour standards in the brewing industry is being fought in the Canadian city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On one side, the Canadian division of the world's largest (and very profitable) brewing corporation, Anheuser-
Mushroom Clouds Over Texas, 500 Deaths in Bangladesh -- THAT'S Why We Need Unions
Business  (tags: business, corporate, economy, money, Unions )

Jason
- 499 days ago - informationclearinghouse.info
News reports tell us that more than 500 people have now died and more than 2,500 were injured in Savar, Bangladesh, while the toll in West, Texas stands at 15 dead and over 200 injured. Behind these two disasters is a common thread of greed
The Biggest Union/Labor News of 2012 in the United States.
Business  (tags: Unions, Labor, United States, International, Union Leadership, Compassion, Caring, business, Walmart )

Betsy
- 616 days ago - inthesetimes.com
US unions/labor made big national and international news in 2012. Was it triumphant or a bruising year? A mixed bag. A growing global compassion shown in Union actions is becoming more and more evident.
Scrooge on Steroids at UNFI
Business  (tags: UNFI, strike, union busting, unions, teamsters, Washington State, low wages, working poor, worker safety, workplace conditions, labor violations, holiday sneak attack )

Brian
- 636 days ago - socialistworker.org
"LESS THAN two weeks before Christmas, United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has fired 72 workers at its Auburn, Wash., distribution center.Steve Leigh reports on a struggle against union-busting by Washington Teamsters."
Hot and Crusty Bakery Workers Seal the Deal on Unionization
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corruption, dishonesty, economy, ethics, finance, investments, labor, marketing, money, politics, society, Unions )

Kit
- 653 days ago - truth-out.org
The agreement, which the union's lawyer Eugene Eisner calls "unheard-of for low-wage, foreign-born workers in the restaurant industry," was officially announced on October 26. It includes wage increases, paid vacation and sick days, grievance and-->
 

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