Projects that raise money on the site fear they will lose funders who want nothing to do with Kickstarter.
Dave JamiesonNEW: Kickstarter's resistance to a union is a big problem for lefties who raise money on the site. @NathanJRobinson of @curaffairs tells me he's heard from donors who don't want to support the platform. "It's toxic now."
Teachers at YogaWorks locations in New York City are seeking to unionize, in what would appear to be a first in the U.S.
Dave JamiesonVery interesting to see the @MachinistsUnion trying to organize yoga instructors in NYC. You never know where an industrial union will turn up these days. 'YogaWorks does not believe that employees joining a union is in the best interest of YogaWorks'
Greg Burton accused union sympathizers of "surveilling" other journalists, saying that's something he'd expect of a murderer or child molester.
Dave JamiesonStrange times at the Arizona Republic. The paper's editor sent a staff email claiming pro-union employees were "surveilling" colleagues, said he expects that of murderers and child molesters. Told them to 'carefully consider the consequences' of unionizing
HCL’s 90 employees work side-by-side with Google employees for lower pay and few, if any, of the perks.
Dave JamiesonThis is one to watch: An affiliate of the @Steelworkers has filed for a union election for 90 Google contractors in Pittsburgh. It's the opening shot in the union's effort to make inroads in the city's tech sector.
In a closed meeting, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the campaigns that Democrats shouldn't expect union support if they don't change their ways.
Dave JamiesonExclusive: In a closed door meeting with all the campaigns yesterday, @AFLCIO head @RichardTrumka chastised Democrats for their role in creating a rigged economy. 'Let's be honest about the Democratic Party's record.'
The Washington governor says his state has proved putting workers first is good for the economy.
Dave Jamieson.@JayInslee has a sweeping plan to reform labor laws and rebuild unions. Many ideas you don’t hear Dems talk about much: using project labor agreements, expanding prevailing wage laws, etc. Like his climate plan it is very comprehensive
At stake are 1,700 potential members and a major foothold in an area not friendly to unions.
Dave JamiesonWorkers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga are casting ballots today through Friday to determine whether they join the UAW. This is a major test of labor's ability to organize in the South. The union lost a squeaker at the same plant in 2014
Someone in the airline's operations control center feared attendants might walk off the plane after working long hours. So they ordered the door closed.
Dave JamiesonThis is wild. Delta flight attendants were about to reach their maximum duty hours while a flight was delayed, meaning they couldn't be forced to work more. So someone in the control center ordered the door to the plane be closed so they wouldn't walk off.
A crisis years in the making is about to hit retired coal miners and truckers first.
Dave JamiesonThere’s a strong chance in a few years we’ll see retired miners and truckers getting pennies on the dollar for their pensions. If the PBGC’s program goes under as projected, the same could happen to a million+. A legit crisis hardly anyone talks about
Typically, unions rally for a candidate. But using targeted texts and emails, the Sanders camp rallied for unions.
Dave JamiesonNew: The Sanders campaign sent targeted emails and texts to supporters in CA to get them on strike picket lines Thursday. Apparently it worked. This was a pretty novel way for a presidential campaign to use its infrastructure to aid in a strike