Labor Notes #443

Machinists and pipefitters bucked management threats and rejected a concessionary deal by an 8-to-1 vote.

Here's how a transparent contract campaign is breathing new life into the Concord Teachers Association. "We’re seeing greater participation in the union than ever before."

We're told it’s every worker for themself in the new “gig economy.” But these Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers banded together to pursue an old-fashioned goal: collective bargaining.

In a brand new industry, this union is starting off on the right foot. Bikeshare mechanics, drivers, and dispatchers have already gotten some practice confronting managers on the job.

The workers who make Sweet’N Low started the new year with some bitter news. Their factory will shut down in the next few months, likely to make way for luxury condos.

For the first time since the '80s, a full slate is challenging longtime officers in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. The Working Educators want to involve members at every level of the union.

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