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@virginiacaucus
VCORE
14 hours ago
BREAKING: The Richmond Education Association has won collective bargaining! Time for Virginia education workers to seize this moment, take the offensive, and win the schools Richmonders deserve!
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Jonah Furman
14 hours ago
Someone reached out a couple weeks back about contacts they have on the Donaire BCTGM picket line in Los Angeles -- if that was you (or if you know striking workers) please send me a DM!
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Jonah Furman
14 hours ago
Kind of interesting -- six Starbucks workers inside a grocery store in Idaho filed to join the existing grocery workers union. Not quite the same leap organizing a free-standing store would be, but curious whether these folks were inspired by the organizing in Buffalo...
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@Teamsters
Teamsters
a day ago
🚨On the picket line🚨 This weekend the work stoppage by #Teamsters Local 174 concrete members in King County, WA expanded to include more than 300 workers at six companies now on #strike against employers' bad faith bargaining: #HoldTheLine #1u ✊✊✊
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Jonah Furman
15 hours ago
At GM’s largest facility in North America, a new agreement to bring in electric vehicles is downgrading any job that has workers physically touching the car (i.e., no actual connection to things like battery packs, just an excuse to downgrade!)
@cher3999
Cheryl Jonesco
15 hours ago
@JonahFurman Arrow ⬆️ what I mean to say is if we aren’t physically touching the car, we are losing those jobs..
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@zackpattin_
zack pass the #PROAct 🌹
16 hours ago
Big news! ILWU Local 8 longshore workers are on a ULP strike in Portland.
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Jonah Furman
15 hours ago
Philadelphia!
@kingsugartut
ethan hill
20 hours ago
this is happening this saturday! join unionists from across the philly region, @labornotes, and @phillydsa members for an exciting day of strategizing, skills-building, and solidarity. come down to @afscme33 at 12pm on 12/11 to take part. register here:
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Jonah Furman
18 hours ago
Anyway, I am working on this story. There's a lot there. Not to mention the new "green" USPS fleet being manufactured in the non-union south, and similar issues for electric school buses, and the list goes on, plus the state GOPs (and Joe Manchin) making sure EVs stay non-union
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Jonah Furman
18 hours ago
Not to mention EVs just require fewer workers to manufacture than traditional internal combustion powertrains. So you're looking at fewer, and worse jobs. This alongside the ballooning non-union automakers who the UAW has proven unable to organize!
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Jonah Furman
18 hours ago
What this also means is that the Build Back Better subsidies for union-made electric vehicles doesn't actually mean union-wage and union-benefit electric vehicles. If it's "union-made" but you're making half what you were making on combustion engines it's not a just transition!
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Jonah Furman
18 hours ago
The UAW is going along with it, in the name of 'competition' for fear of losing EV jobs to non-union transplants. This along with the conspicuous announcement of Big Three automakers battery plants being located in the union-hostile South, where the UAW's been unable to organize
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Jonah Furman
18 hours ago
GM Subsystems has since spread to a handful of other plants and is being pushed on other plants who are switching to manufacturing EVs. So if you're an autoworker whose plant is going electric, you're facing a massive downgrading of your wages & benefits.
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Jonah Furman
18 hours ago
Has no one written about how GM Subsystems, the wholly-owned subsidiary of GM that birthed a new underclass of UAW members, was created in 2009 as part of GM's first electric battery plant, and is now the corporate mechanism by which EVs are being used to drive down standards?
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Jonah Furman
19 hours ago
if you're an auto worker in an EV plant (or related industry), let's talk
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Jonah Furman
19 hours ago
it is so much easier to tweet than actually report a story anyway, automakers are using the transition to electric vehicles as an opportunity to weaken union standards (& has been for a decade), & the UAW does not appear to be ready (to put it generously) to organize against it
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Jonah Furman
19 hours ago
Does anyone have a copy of the UAW GM Subsystems contract?
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@AZ4Democracy
Arizona Youth Hunger Strike for Democracy
20 hours ago
Today, our hunger strike begins. This morning, 20 young people began the #AZHungerStrike4Democracy to demand the Senate pass the #FreedomToVoteAct this year. Join us at .
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@labornotes
Labor Notes
19 hours ago
We appreciate any donation, any time of the year. But today, help us raise $30,000 for our fall fundraiser. Let's continue to push for more democratic, fighting unions!
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