Jonah Furman is a labor movement organizer and writer. One of his many writing projects is his Newsletter, Who Gets The Bird. Jonah has graciously allowed PPOW to publish excerpts from his newsletter.
Check out the Washington State news below about 1) Faculty at Antioch University in Seattle, 2) Grocercy/retail workers at Fred Meyer in Richland WA.
New election filings at the NLRB: 652 staff and non-tenure-track faculty at Bates College in Lewiston, ME are organizing with SEIU Local 1989; this filing showed up last week but it was one-sixth the size. 546 faculty at Antioch University in Seattle are organizing with SEIU Local 925, who organized the school’s adjuncts 7 years ago. 240 grocery/retail workers at Fred Meyer in Richland, WA are unionizing with UFCW Local 1439. 142 Northwestern University library staff in my hometown of Evanston, IL are organizing with SEIU Local 73. After the national staff organized, at least 109 workers for the Audubon Society in nine field offices are following suit, also organizing with CWA.
Read Jonah Furman’s full newsletter here to read more labor news on all the following topics (Don’t forget to subscribe and support!)
- STRIKES & NEOGIATIONS (Active strikes, Transit, Strike watch, Protests and info pickets, Contract settlements, etc)
- INTERNAL UNION POLITICS
- NEW ORGANIZING (ie, New election filings at the NLRB, Smaller shops, NLRB election wins…and losses, and Decertifications & raids, Security guards, Outside the NLRB)
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