Ballots Out in UAW Presidential Run-Off
The run-off election for president of the United Auto Workers is underway. Ballots hit the mail January 12 and counting will start March 1.
The election pits challenger Shawn Fain, an electrician from Kokomo, Indiana, and an international rep, against incumbent president Ray Curry. The 400,000-member union represents workers at the Big Three auto plants, auto parts factories, and other sectors including heavy equipment manufacturing and higher education.
Can't Wait Until the Next Labor Notes Conference?
We’re excited to announce that the next Labor Notes Conference will be April 19-21, 2024, in Chicago. Our last one was the biggest ever, drawing 4,000 workers—and the youngest ever, with lots of newly organized workers.
Who will be the surprising newcomers, the strike warriors, the newly elected reformers at the next conference in 2024? Stay tuned.
Johnson Brothers Strikers Take Their Fight to the Customers
For more ideas on taking your campaign to consumers, see the Steward's Corner by Robert M. Schwartz, "How to Picket Stores That Sell Your Employer's Products."
Striking delivery drivers in Rhode Island are providing a good example of what you can do with a small squad of roving picketers. The drivers, who deliver wine and liquor for Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island, have been targeting stores and restaurants that are accepting scab deliveries.
Buffalo Hospital Workers Beat Concessions, Win on Staffing
After five weeks on strike, 2,000 Buffalo hospital workers returned to work November 10 with what they are calling a “landmark” agreement on their top demand: safe staffing ratios.