Posts tagged ‘strike’

Wal-Mart Workers in 12 States Stage Historic Strikes, Protests Against Workplace Retaliation

by , posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 9:57 am

from Democracy Now!

Wal-Mart workers have launched historic labor protests and strikes across 28 stores in 12 states, the first retail worker strike in the company’s 50-year history. According to organizers, employees are protesting company attempts to “silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job.” We go to Bentonville, Arkansas, to speak with Mike Compton, a Wal-Mart worker protesting outside the company headquarters today just days after taking part in a successful strike at a Wal-Mart supply warehouse in Elwood, Illinois. We’re also joined by Josh Eidelson, a contributing writer for Salon and In These Times who broke the story of the Wal-Mart store strikes last week.


NIJWJ Supports Walmart Workers

by , posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Members from several groups came together on October 5th at the Elgin, Illinois Walmart to show their support for striking Walmart workers at Walmart’s largest distribution center at Elwood, near Joliet,Illinois.


Walmart Workers Protest Working Conditions

by , posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

The strike is now over but I wanted to submit this to show what the strikers went through. They are heroes.

On Friday, Oct 1, I protested with the Walmart warehouse workers in Elwood, Illinois. I am with Jobs with Justice of Northern Illinois and we were there to show support for workers who are in just such a position and need some moral support

to show they are not alone in their fight. Other unions also backed the strikers.

It was a typical rally with an off site location across from the gigantic warehouse where the contents of trailers are unloaded into the facility and are re-loaded for distribution to local Walmart stores. Several of the speakers were “strikers” who walked off the job after trying to deliver a grievance petition to their management and were ignored and fired from their jobs. They told of inhuman working conditions where the temperatures inside the trailers parked outside in the sun reach up to 130 degrees on summer days.



CTU Announces Ratification Vote

by , posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

from the Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago Teachers Union officers announce 79.11% vote to ratify the CTU/CPS contract — biggest win in history.


Walmart Warehouse Strike in Elwood, Day 8: Why We Strike

by , posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 8:05 am

from Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice

As the Walmart Warehouse strike in Elwood,IL enters its eighth day, workers offer insight about the strike.

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As Strike Ends, Chicago Teachers and Activists To Fight School Closings

by , posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 8:53 am

from The Real News Network

Activists with “Journey For Justice” demand national moratorium on school closings


Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Historic Strike

by , posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 7:37 am

from The Real News Network

Chicago teachers say fight to defend public education ongoing.


Progressive Change Campaign Committee ad in support of the Chicago Teachers Union

by , posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

This is why we fight. Help run this ad in Chicago:


Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Second Week

by , posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

from The Real News Network

Chicago Mayor Emanuel to seek court injunction to force teachers back to work.


CTU: The TRUTH in Black & White

by , posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 11:02 am

from the Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago Public Schools teachers and parents, current students and recent graduates, and CTU organizers talk about education in Chicago.