Firing Workers for Off-the-Job Protests

Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09172020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      A small notice in an email caught my eye.  A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) attorney in a newly released guidance letter wanted to make sure that employers knew that it was alright to fire workers who are involved in advocating for police reform …

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Where’s the Health and Safety Plan?

Labor Organizing Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09112020realone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      Leaders and members of Local 100 United Labor Unions finally had enough of working on the frontlines without proper protection against the coronavirus in nursing homes, supported living centers, human development centers, transportation, sanitation, cleaning, schools, head start centers, and public-facing offices.  OSHA, the …

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Unemployed Workers of the World Unite?!?

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/_CN09082020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans   My comrades and friends at Working-Class Perspectives allowed me once again the honor of having my say on their platform on Labor Day, and this time I did a shout out to unemployed workers and other workers who are just one paycheck or less away …

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Unions are Feeling the Love, While Weaker

Labor Organizing Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09072020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsPearl River     Even here along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River, the temperature has edged down a couple of degrees, signaling Labor Day’s arrival.  In my time this meant school was starting and no matter what the thermometer read, it was fall, doggone it, and time to …

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Double Trouble for Service Workers:  No Jobs and Little Unemployment

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09062020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts Pearl River     There was a peculiar piece in the Wall Street Journal that left me scratching my head and then trying to remember, somewhat successfully, high school algebra.  The article talked about the gap between service workers and professionals getting to work at home and often keeping …

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