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Remember all those photos last summer of @UPS #Teamsters sharing temperature readings from the inside of their package cars? 100 degrees? 120? 140!

Yeah, we remember. #1u 🧵 Image
And all those workers and their families who’ve suffered death, heat stroke, dehydration, and severe illness won’t soon forget about UPS’s negligence.

It’s long past time this corporation pulling in revenue in excess of $100 billion did something about it.
Corporate PR campaigns like “Cool Solutions” and “ReCharge” aren’t going to cut it. #Teamsters need real solutions, not excuses and distractions.

At the bargaining table and in the barns, it’s time to reconcile with air conditioning and proper ventilation.
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🚨UPS STRIKE VOTES START THIS WEEK 🚨

Local unions representing @UPS #Teamsters will begin conducting in-person voting this week for strike authorization. #1u Image
Voting YES will enable the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee to call a nationwide strike at UPS should the company fail to reach agreement on a strong new contract for more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters.
Strike authorization votes will be recorded in-person at local union halls and at the gates of UPS facilities.

Results will be announced Friday, June 16.
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#Teamsters are calling on shareholders of Chipotle $CMG to support Item Six, a proposal that calls for the adoption of a non-interference policy in worker organizing efforts to prevent union busting at the company: teamster.org/2023/05/teamst… #1u
Chipotle staff in Lansing, MI who joined #Teamsters Local 243 became the first workers to form a union at the fast casual chain last year.
"Let me put the record straight: while the company stopped short of breaking the law by firing workers — like an NLRB Administrative Law Judge found in Maine — Chipotle sent in union busters (euphemistically called ‘union avoidance consultants’) and held mandatory meetings..."
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The first time I remember hearing the word “content” was around 2005, in reference to material one would put in a website to increase traffic. Your dry cleaner, for example, would get a website and supply “assets” (logo, location photo, etc), 1/
But they then realized they needed something on there to get people to come back and keep them there. That stuff was “content.” A video, a poem, a blog post, it didn’t matter. Now why your dry cleaner needed to keep people on a website is a mystery, but they wanted it. 2/
And so, it would follow that another company, though more closely related to our business than a dry cleaners, would also want “content” for their site to get people to come back and to hold their attention. And those companies are streamers. 3/
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Did you hear about #upfronts this week? 1/6
Jon Steinlauf, chief of @wbd US ad sales: “What you’re about to see is not exactly the show we expected to do today.” 2/6
Casey Bloys, Chaiman & CEO, @HBO & @hbomax Content: “First, let me just start by saying I am hopeful that a fair resolution is found soon with writers that would of course return talent to this stage…Until then you’re kind of stuck with me and my clips.” 3/6
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Lee Saunders: People don't want us to understand our history or the importance of our history. To get to where you want to go, you have to understand where you've come from.
@AFSCME
Lee Saunders: The history of civil rights is so important. The "I Am" story goes back to 1968 when sanitation workers weren't treated well despite providing a necessary service to the people of Memphis. (con't)
@AFSCME
Lee Saunders: (con't) The city blocked sanitation workers' efforts to organize. Things came to a breaking point when two sanitation workers were crushed in the back of the truck when the crusher malfunctioned & crashed down on them, killing them. (con't)
@AFSCME
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The WGA’s proposal to regulate use of material produced using artificial intelligence or similar technologies ensures the Companies can’t use AI to undermine writers’ working standards including compensation, residuals, separated rights and credits. #WGAStrong
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AI can’t be used as source material, to create MBA-covered writing or rewrite MBA-covered work, and AI-generated text cannot be considered in determining writing credits. 2/7
Our proposal is that writers may not be assigned AI-generated material to adapt, nor may AI software generate covered literary material. 3/7
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The WGA’s proposal to regulate use of material produced using artificial intelligence or similar technologies ensures the Companies can’t use AI to undermine writers’ working standards including compensation, residuals, separated rights and credits. #WGAStrong 🧵1/7
AI can’t be used as source material, to create MBA-covered writing or rewrite MBA-covered work, and AI-generated text cannot be considered in determining writing credits. 2/7
Our proposal is that writers may not be assigned AI-generated material to adapt, nor may AI software generate covered literary material. 3/7
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Randy Korgan: Rupert Murdoch was the kingpin behind deregulating the media, incl the Fairness Doctrine. Now money controls the media.
@1932teamsters @teamsters
Randy Korgan: Corporate America's greed--they can't control themselves. They deregulate this, take away that. A completely free market is slavery, & that's where we started as a country. We're going down a slippery slope.
@1932teamsters @teamsters
Randy Korgan: Any time the word "deregulation" comes up, there should be an equal sign next to it that says, "Workers lose."
@1932teamsters @teamsters
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Emily Andrews: The Family Medical Leave Act is an incredibly important piece of legislation. It's not just the pay, FMLA is flawed--the size of the employer, how long you've worked there, how much you make all affects your ability to take unpaid leave.
@emilymandrews @CLASP_DC
Emily Andrews: There are a number of bills to increase the number of people who can qualify for FMLA. The biggest obstacle to FMLA? People can't afford to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave.
@emilymandrews @CLASP_DC
Emily Andrews: We are the only industrialized nation without paid leave.
@emilymandrews @CLASP_DC
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Rick: Nikki Haley announced that on Feb 15 she'll announce she's running for Pres. The pie fight begins.
Doug Jones: I think a lot of Repub Pres. wannabes see Trump as a wounded animal. I think "pie fight" is being a little too gracious, Rick!
@DougJones
Doug Jones: Nikki Haley started out wanting to do her best for the people of SC but then became too entrenched in the Trump organization. She's trying to outdo DeSantis.
@DougJones
Doug Jones: This primary will be about division, about whipping up a base. Every candidate will talk about unifying the country but when you strip away those sound bites, you'll see culture wars coming out of nearly every GOP candidate.
@DougJones
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Counting down to 2023, over the next few days we're going to be highlighting some of the highest-profile labor news of 2022! ✊

🧵This thread will cover strikes and campaigns from this past year that have contributed to the year's rise in worker organizing! #1u
🚨 In manufacturing, 1,000 workers with @UAW Locals 180 & 807 at CNH Industrial have been on strike since May 2nd.

Workers are still on the picket lines seeking increases to their pay, in addition to improved retirement benefits and the establishment of fair work rules. #1u
🚨 On February 2nd, 15,000 public school teachers across Puerto Rico went on strike for a week!

With a base pay of $1,750 a month and a high cost of living, workers demanded increased pay and changes to their pension system. #1u
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Today, the @CWAUnion attempted to provide cupcakes to our store (union shop) for our workers as a gift. These were turned away by our management team after continued insistence, by the 6016 VP, that this not be done while citing the company's own policy regarding gifts of food.
Many of us with tenure at the Penn Square Apple store are aware that the company's stance on gifts to employees that are specifically perishable by nature is that they are to be brought to the break room for ALL employees to collectively enjoy.
We have even historically wandered outside of policy and if the gift of food from a customer was intended for a specific employee, our management team has held them in the manager's office until said employee could guarantee they were the first to get to enjoy said gift.
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🧵Wisconsin is evenly split between Ds and Rs—but the GOP has so gerrymandered our state legislative districts that the GOP is just ONE SEAT away from a state Senate supermajority that could override vetoes. Electing Jessica Katzenmeyer to SD5 is critical. secure.actblue.com/donate/jessica…
Under the previous district maps, Senate District 5 was represented by Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga—who fought off a tough challenger in 2018 by just 2,245 votes. But when the lines moved, he retired. Now it’s an open seat, and perhaps the best pickup target in Wisconsin. Image
Wisconsin’s 5th state Senate District is a suburban Milwaukee district—and Milwaukee suburbs have been getting less and less red ever since Trump came down the escalator and announced his run for president. Katzenmeyer could win this once-red district.
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🧵There’s a Korean bakery chain called Paris Baguette (PB) which is as ubiquitous as Starbucks in Korea. They have your café offerings like below-average coffee and mediocre French-style pastry ubiquitous with Korean bakeries. #1u ImageImage
PB is owned by a conglomerate called SPC Group, which also owns the factories that bake the bread and pastries they sell at PB. SPC Group also operates foreign brands like @shakeshack @BaskinRobbins @dunkindonuts @JambaJuice in Korea. #1u

Here’s the list of brands ⬇️ ImageImage
At 6:20 a.m. KST on October 15, 2022, a 23 y/o woman working on the factory floor was crushed to death by a mixer after her apron got caught. This mixer was supposed to have been operated by 2 people, but she was working alone. #1u
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.⁦@LizShuler⁩ President of ⁦@AFLCIO⁩ and Tony Clark of ⁦@MLBPA⁩ at talking about organizing MiLB and that MLBPA is joining the labor federation. #1u #aflcio Image
Tony ClarkLiz Shuler
MLBPA will be the 58th direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
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Proud to be marching with @ibew! Happy #LaborDay
Excellent tattoo #wiunion #LaborDay
@AFLCIO president @LizShuler is in the house in Wisconsin! #LaborDay #laborfest #wiunion
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Matías Vernengo: Inflation is at a 40-year high but compared to the rest of the world, it's not as bad. Prices for food & shelter are increasing here but not as high as in other countries.
@NakedKeynes @BucknellU
Matías Vernengo: I just returned from Argentina; their inflation is 60-70% with projections of going as high as 90%. Globally, the US is by far in a relatively strong position.
@NakedKeynes @BucknellU
Matías Vernengo: Even in a divided Congress, we should be hopeful abt the direction of the economy for working class ppl. There are good signs, even if things aren't rosy. I don't think Biden has gotten much credit for it.
Rick: He hasn't gotten any credit
@NakedKeynes @BucknellU
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Doug Jones: I want to make sure people understand: There's nothing to indicate the Justice Dept is going after the former president; they're going after a potential crime.
@DougJones
Doug Jones: There was enough evidence that developed on a potential crime--we don't know what it is yet but there's talk of federal documents--and an agent put together the evidence in an affidavit. The info, incl probable cause, was taken to a judge. (con't)
@DougJones
Doug Jones: (con't) The DOJ couldn't do it on their own--they need approval from a separate branch of gov't. This is very serious. The gov't takes top secret documents very seriously; this could be an effort just to recover federal documents.
@DougJones
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Dear #LaborMovement: it’s time for us to wake up. Just about every single mass shooting, of course, happens in *somebody’s* workplace - whether perpetrated by a former colleague, a deranged terrorist or anyone else. (1)
Imagine the world we could live in if we’d joined hands and followed where @rweingarten tried to lead us after #SandyHook: a world where responsible gun owners could still take their teenagers hunting and protect their homes, but very, very few had access to weapons of war. (2)
A world where children didn’t have to practice hiding under their desks. A world where a coworker might be fired, but nobody worried that they would return to the office with an AR-15. A world where people went grocery shopping and were confident they would come home alive. (3)
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
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.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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The @AFLCIO is calling on the @WhiteHouse to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling student loan debt.
Organized labor was built on the foundation of creating a pathway to the middle class for everyone, but skyrocketing student loan debt has become an insurmountable obstacle to achieving this goal.
The @POTUS administration’s decision to continue to pause student debt has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many borrowers.
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Anthony, Colton, CA, via email: Why do you pay someone else to represent you?
Rick: I've been a union member for over 30 yrs. I've spent probably $20k on dues. What have I gotten in return? (con't)
#RickShow @1932teamsters @Teamsters #1u
Rick: (con't) Superior wages. The best health insurance out there, at no cost to me, as negotiated by my union. There are members of Congress who envy my good healthcare coverage.
#RickShow @1932teamsters @Teamsters #1u
Rick: (con't) I'm protected on my job, & I'm not subject to "Be a doer, not a due-er."
My contemporaries don't pay dues but they get lower wages & have to pay part or all of their own healthcare.
#RickShow @1932teamsters @Teamsters #1u
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Rick: It's been over a year since some 1100 miners with Warrior Met Coal in Alabama went on strike.
Haeden Wright: Everyone's dug in. We've had less than 15% of the workforce cross the picket line. It's b/c of support of people like you, Rick, getting the word out.
@haedenwright
Haeden Wright: Workers go on strike as a last resort when the company refuses to negotiate in good faith with the union & the workers.
@haedenwright
Haeden Wright: Other unions have come in & lifted us up, offering support. At Christmas, over 300 of our children received gifts from people all over the country. They didn't know us or our kids but knew we were standing up for a better contract.
@haedenwright
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