This past week, the United Auto Workers union further expanded their strike, shutting down Ford’s iconic and extremely profitable Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. An additional near-9,000 members walked off the job.
“We have been crystal clear, and we have waited long enough, but Ford has not gotten the message,” said UAW President Shawn Fain.
AFL-CIO Staff Guild members rally for fair contract
Union values start at home! Members of the AFL-CIO Staff Guild rallied with community and labor support to demand a fair contract. “[We are] standing strong for AS LONG AS IT TAKES for a fair contract with the union values the House of Labor loves to preach!” Follow their fight on Twitter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers rally on one year mark of strike
After a year of being on strike, News Guild members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette rallied with dozens of community members.
"We are tired of corporate greed. We are tired of CEOs being rich off of our backs off of us doing our work, it's time to stop!” said CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. at the rally
Healthcare workers lead three-day walkout at Kaiser Permanente
About 75,000 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente locations across five states and Washington, D.C. walked off the job in support of the fight for a new, fair contract after expiration. Due to federal regulations, the strike could only last for three days. But workers are ready to strike again if needed. Read more from CNN
Alphabet Workers Union is hiring!
AWU is looking for a new organizer based in Austin, TX to help them reach the visionary goal of organizing every Google full- and part-time employee worker. Learn more about building union power in the tech industry with AWU (CWA Local 9009)
October 13, 1998 – For the first time in its 51-year history, the NBA cancels regular season games during a player lockout. The 204 day lockout was focused on player salaries and pay caps.
October 16, 1859 – Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men, including five free Black men, in an attack on the Harper’s Ferry ammunition depot, beginning guerrilla warfare against slavery.
October 18, 1648 – The “Shoemakers of Boston” – the first labor organization in what would become the United States – was authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.