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The Gig Economy is Undercutting Workers

Today’s app-based economy is great for consumers who want fast, convenient services and goods. Quick response requires flexibility from workers. But the on-demand work world of today can undercut employees as companies drive labor and other work costs to rock-bottom levels and offload unrealistic burdens onto their employees.  With a union, workers wouldn’t be forced

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University of Washington Postdocs: It’s official: WE ARE A UNION!

On Friday, May 11, The University of Washington Postdoc vote in support of joining the UAW was certified! Below is a letter from the organizing committee celebrating the victory:   Dear Colleague, It’s hard to contain our excitement, and we surely cannot type out the true number of exclamation points we are *feeling* when we

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Brazilian Activists, American Unions Protest Award for Brazilian Judge

New York City, NY – American unions will join the Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee in Manhattan tomorrow to protest commemoration of the judge who investigated, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced popular former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula. Lula is appealing the conviction and 12-year jail sentence. Despite his imprisonment, he is

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Director Rory L. Gamble gets the Special Bargaining Convention 2015 underway with an introduction of the color guard, and the UAW Region 1A choir. It is an amazing display of representatives from Region 1A! 

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