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David beats Goliath: AFSCME Local 207 wins strike!

David beats Goliath: AFSCME Local 207 wins strike!

THE ANATOMY OF A VICTORY On Thursday, October 4, AFSCME Local 207, the city of Detroit’s largest union that represents water and sewage workers, won its five-day strike. The Local 207 Executive Board ended the strike after signing a deal with the Water Department management that addressed the issues that the union had gone on [...]

October 8, 2012 BAMN Labor Movement, Social Justice Comments Off on David beats Goliath: AFSCME Local 207 wins strike!

Detroit Water Workers Strike Ends in Victory

Detroit Water Workers Strike Ends in Victory

All fired workers will be reinstated to their jobs Victory won on the most important issues that led to the strike Today, after further negotiations with DWSD management, Local 207 President John Riehl is proud to announce that the Local 207 Executive Board voted to end our strike today. Riehl said that the strike was [...]

October 4, 2012 BAMN Labor Movement, Social Justice Comments Off on Detroit Water Workers Strike Ends in Victory

An Eye-Witness Report from the Local 207 AFSCME Strike

An Eye-Witness Report from the Local 207 AFSCME Strike

The first and most important thing: the strike has NOT been called off and WILL CONTINUE in full force tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2nd. Everyone who can, every union member and every strike supporter, should be at the picket lines starting at 6am tomorrow morning. The early morning picketing is the most important time to picket [...]

October 2, 2012 BAMN Labor Movement, Social Justice Comments Off on An Eye-Witness Report from the Local 207 AFSCME Strike

DETROIT WATER WORKERS ON STRIKE!

DETROIT WATER WORKERS ON STRIKE!

Defend Our City, Our Lives, Our Children’s Futures Realize Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream for America in Detroit Workers from the Detroit Waste Water Plant walked out mid-shift on Sunday morning September 30th. We are asking everyone to come down to the Detroit Waste Water plant at 9300 West Jefferson to support the strike. We [...]

October 1, 2012 BAMN Labor Movement, Social Justice Comments Off on DETROIT WATER WORKERS ON STRIKE!

VIDEO: Yvette Felarca Speech Against Anti-Student, Pro-Privatization Edmond Heatley as Berkeley’s Next Superintendent

VIDEO: Yvette Felarca Speech Against Anti-Student, Pro-Privatization Edmond Heatley as Berkeley’s Next Superintendent

“Tying teacher pay to student test scores is a New Jim Crow policy in the making.” (Transcript of speech below.) On September 12, 2012, before the Berkeley Board of Education meeting, Yvette Felarca — head of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers’ Equal Opportunity Now (EON) caucus, BAMN national organizer, and teacher at Berkeley’s Martin Luther [...]

September 13, 2012 Ronald Cruz Featured, Fighting Racism, Labor Movement, Magnet Schools, Magnet Schools, Public Education, Saving Art & Music, Social Justice, Stop School Closings Comments Off on VIDEO: Yvette Felarca Speech Against Anti-Student, Pro-Privatization Edmond Heatley as Berkeley’s Next Superintendent

EON/BAMN Fights to Change Direction of National Teachers’ Union

EON/BAMN Fights to Change Direction of National Teachers’ Union

Elect a Leadership that Fights to Win:               We are in an unprecedented situation. We now have a President, whom our union uncritically supports, who has carried out the most thoroughgoing and racist attack against public education in over 100 years while doing what no other President has dared [...]

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