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Georgia Teamster sanitation workers organize and vote to strike

by March 12, 2013
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Sanitation workers in McDonough, Ga., walk out By Dianne Mathiowetz on April 28, 2013 An important labor strike is happening in McDonough, Ga., just south of Atlanta. Workers at Republic Services/Allied Waste are members of Teamsters Local 728 who won their election in 2011. They began an unfair labor practices Read more »

SWA Stands with Exploited Filipino Workers in Louisiana

by February 14, 2013
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On November 16, 2012, three Filipino “guestworkers” were killed in an explosion while working for Black Elk Energy Company in Louisiana waters. These workers were lured to Louisiana with the offer of employer-provided housing and high wages, but arrived to live and work in despicable and dangerous conditions at sub-minimum Read more »

Charlotte, N.C., city workers win important victory

by January 22, 2013

By Dante Strobino on January 22, 2013 The City Council in Charlotte, N.C., voted 6-5 on Jan. 14 to approve payroll dues deduction for all five city worker unions with no membership restrictions. Charlotte will join three other North Carolina cities, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, in granting this right to municipal Read more »

ILA Leaders Featured on Radio Free Georgia

by December 26, 2012

The East Coast dock workers’ struggle for a fair contract will be featured this afternoon on Radio Free Georgia’s The Labor Forum. Listen today, Dec 26 at 4:30pm Eastern time to WRFG at 89.3FM or at http://www.wrfg.org/. Today’s guest will be Ken Riley of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 based Read more »

Stand in Solidarity with the ILA

by December 24, 2012

“At the last gathering of the Southern Workers Assembly in Charleston, SC on December 7-9, 2012, during the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference, we resolved to stand in solidarity with the ILA in its negotiations for a fair contract for its more than 14,000 members representing thousands more families and Read more »