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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Revolution and Uniting the People: Bernie Sanders, Thomas Jefferson and FDR I would say that Bernie Sanders is not only a good candidate for US President, and beyond that, the only serious candidate for the people, since he is the only one who is not t… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Parchment in the Fire: MAP: The worst places in the world to be a worker

 

MAP: The worst places in the world to be a worker.

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), an alliance of regional trade confederations that advocates for labor rights around the world, debuted its Global Rights Index this week, ranking countries on a 1 (best) through 5 (worst) scale on the basis of . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: MAP: The worst places in the world to be a worker

ParliamANT Hill: ObamAnt’s State of the Union Address

Inspired by the U.S.A.’s State of the Union Address last night.

Autonomy For All: Labour Organizing As Warfare

Matt Stoller tweeted a link to this excellent piece on recent changes to the US labour organizing strategic landscape.  In one of the most remarkably under-reported stories I’ve ever seen, Walmart workers across 12 cities in 9 states staged a series of wild-cat strikes in early October and unlike almost every other attempt by workers . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Labour Organizing As Warfare

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-04-12 23:04:00

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR/ANARCHOSYNDICALISM: LATEST SPANISH GENERAL STRIKE A HUGE SUCCESS: March 29th saw a one day general strike in Spain that eclipsed previous general strikes in magnitude if one is to judge by the drop in energy consumption, often the best way of estimating the impact of general strikes on the economy as a whole. . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-04-12 23:04:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-09 13:30:00

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR IRAN:SAVE ABDOLREZA GHANBARI: Abdolreza Ghanbari is an Iranian university professor who has been sentenced to death by the regime basically for the “crime” of receiving unsolicited political emails. Here is his story and appeal for solidarity from the online labour solidarity site Labour Start.################# Iran: Stop the execution of Abdolreza Ghanbari

In partnership . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-09 13:30:00

The Scott Ross: NDP & the Decline of Labour

The NDP is certainly not asking whether it should abandon organized labour, but maybe organized labour should ask whether it abandon the NDP.

What does it say about the New Democratic Party when it is the only political organization of unions, for unions and organized labour over the last thirty years has only lost power . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: NDP & the Decline of Labour

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-14 01:17:00

CANADIAN LABOUR EDMONTON:

SUPPORT NICK DREIGER: Nick Dreiger is a shop steward for the Canadian Union Of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Edmonton Alberta and an organizer for the IWW. He was recently fired because of a number of charges related to either his union activities or his show of political support for the . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-14 01:17:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-11 18:26:00

AMERICAN LABOUR CALIFORNIA:

HAVE A HEART: SUPPORT THE UFW IN CALLING FOR A BAN ON METHYL IODIDE;

This Valentine’s Day give a gift to farm workers and rural residents in California and ask that the toxic fungicide be banned in the state of California. Here’s the article from the United Farm Workers (UFW).

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Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-10 19:42:00

AMERICAN LABOUR:

MORE ANTI-WORKER LEGISLATION IN ARIZONA:

The following item is from the National Public Radio in the USA.

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼Arizona Lawmakers Target Public Workers’ Unionsby Ted Robbins

February 9, 2012

Labor unions plan to rally in front of the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday afternoon to protest four bills . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-10 19:42:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-03 21:24:00

AMERICAN LABOUR:

WORKERS WIN INJUNCTION AGAINST WALMART CONTRACTORS:

Here’s an interesting item and an appeal for solidarity from the Making Change At Walmart group.

*************************Workers win injunction against Walmart contractorsPosted on February 2, 2012 by benjaminwaxman

Yesterday, employees working for two Walmart contractors that operate warehouse facilities won a major victory . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-03 21:24:00

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: The Myth of the Greedy Union Thug

I can’t help but notice how Stephen Harper and his Members of Parliament have been running rough shot over unionized  workers lately.  There have been several instances of the Federal Government abusing its powers to interfere with collective bargaining.  In the case of Canada Post,…

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