What Kickstarter Employees’ Union Win Means for Tech

Evil HR Lady

Kickstarter’s vote to approve a union may throw the tech sector into a tailspin. based platform, which helps people raise money for projects, voted 46 to 37 to unionize this week –a move that could prompt employees of other tech companies to unionize.

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When Working Remotely and Social Distancing Get Old

Ms. Career Girl

Kimberly Gerber has empowered thousands of leaders at brands such as Verizon Wireless, Starbucks Coffee, ACCO Brands, Revance, Allergan, Whirlpool, USC, Lexus, Blizzard Entertainment, COOP, Wescom Credit Union, So Cal Edison, UCLA and more.

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ask the readers: how to unionize your workplace

Ask a Manager

A lot of workplaces have a lot of reasons to unionize right now , and organizing could be your only option if your employer is behaving badly and refusing to engage in reasonable dialogue with you and your coworkers. This is not my area of expertise, so let’s hear from readers with experiencing with unionizing. What advice would you give people wondering about forming a union, especially around protecting their jobs from retaliation? (It’s

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Wake Up

The HR Capitalist

Of course, police unions will be a barrier to reform. How long? Not long 'Cause what you reap is what you sow. --" Wake Up ", Rage Against The Machine.

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I Was Laid Off But Replaced. Is that Legal?

Evil HR Lady

The easiest way to see this is in a union termination, where something called “bumping rights” often comes into play. Like many people, I was laid off as part of a company-wide reduction in workforce due to COVID 19. One of 50-60 people at a software company serving one of the hardest-hit industries. They did a decent job as far as paying some severance, etc.

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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E13 - Fat Fingered Americans + Airbnb Pays New Grads Not to Show Up Until 2021.

The HR Capitalist

Lots of internships have been cancelled for summer 2020 leaving soon to be grads and recent grads in a bind. KD challenged Jlee and Tim to watch the 2020 Academy Award winning documentary about a Chinese company who took over a GM plant in Toledo, Ohio. Tim likes the chairman’s frankness about unions and Jlee agrees.

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Unions and Your Company: A Cautionary Tale (The Ringer).

The HR Capitalist

That means many of you have union avoidance either directly or indirectly in your job descriptions, meaning part of your job is to create a culture and employee relations environment where unions aren't necessary.

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Pro Baseball's Return to Work: A Plan HR & Youth Baseball Moms Can Love.

The HR Capitalist

The procedures outlined in the document are subject to union approval and thus could change. And now comes Major League Baseball with a 67-page Return to Work (RTW) plan, which includes details about how pro baseball will handle their workplace in a RTW, including testing, travel, workplace details (on the field, in the dugouts), protocol for the road and contact with nuclear family as well as friends.

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How the New NLRB Rulings on Joint Employer Standard & Investigations will Impact You

Evil HR Lady

Okay, that’s probably a bit of a shock to you if you’re a non-union organization, because you generally think of the NLRB as focusing on union stuff and basic things like, your employees’ right to discuss their salaries (and other working conditions). The National Labor Relations Board has just changed how you do employee relations.

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The Radically Transparent Fashion Startup Everlane Is Finding Out Why That Idea Should Extend to Employees, Too

Evil HR Lady

It sounds fantastic, but some of their employees say that transparency is only for customers and not for employees, and, as such, they are forming a union. Everlane, of course, counters that there are downsides to unionization and Vice reports that Kelly McLaughlin, head of the People division at Everlane, sent emails regarding the union drive, pointing out these downsides, including lack of individual communication.

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Why Brexit Means Exit for People in the Creative Industry

Undercover Recruiter

Three years after the historic referendum in Britain in which people voted to come out of the European Union – it finally happened. Brexit happened on Friday, January 31st at midnight in Europe.

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Definitive Guide to the Two-Week Notice

The Corporate Con/noisseur

However, if you have an employment contract or are part of a union, then there may be certain rules in place which dictate the amount of time that needs to be provided before resigning or terminating a working relationship. These rules vary from contact-to-contract and union-to-union.

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our library staff have all been reassigned to do childcare for county workers

Ask a Manager

We are not unionized at my library, and we work in an at-will state, so I think that I will likely not qualify for assistance of any kind if I quit. Would you and your coworkers consider unionizing? Even if you don’t formally unionize, if a large group oppose the changes and pushes back with one voice, you can get a lot of the benefits of unionization without formalizing it.

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Best Bean Bag Chairs for the Office

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Big Joe Lux Imperial Lounger in Union, Gray. Best Bean Bag Chairs for the Office. Bean bag chairs have come a long way since first being introduced in 1968.

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Learning Resources to Help You Keep Up With Your Growing Business

Water Cooler Wisdom

Learning resources that teach the ins and outs of debt consolidation include a local credit union,  CreditKarma ,  Debt.org  and  NerdWallet. Effective strategies for managing a growing business change all the time—the onus is on the owner to develop a mindset of continuous education. It's in your best interest to identify learning resources in a few key areas that are critical for growing your business.

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what to do if your company is making you return to your office before it feels safe

Ask a Manager

And seriously consider unionizing. When your company is not prioritizing your health and safety, when it will not even explain such a major decision to you, unionizing might be your only remaining option. A reader writes: I work for a 500-person company that has had all but 10 employees working from home since mid-March. They have decided for reasons they have not shared that the office has to reopen this week.

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Employee Engagement and Union Engagement

David Zinger

Employee Engagement: “You don’t get me I am part of the union.&#. The subtitle of this post has a line from the chorus of the song, Part of the Union. Work in union with each other. Engagement for all.

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coworker thinks she has the power to heal her own tumor

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My dad works in a unionized position in a public care facility where he and his colleagues work directly with the residents. His workplace is straight-up toxic and delivers non-stop drama. His coworkers treat the residents terribly, they constantly bicker and bully amongst themselves, they don’t always follow health codes, and don’t get me started on the protocols they’re breaking in response to COVID.

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it?s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It was put off, there were budgetary excuses, and excuses about talking to the union. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I have been at my job for a year and it is just okay. The work isn’t exciting, but I make more money than at my last job and my coworkers are nice. Well, that was until Covid-19 and my coworkers started panicking and taking it out on one another.

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will painting nude self-portraits on social media cause problems at work?

Ask a Manager

or (b) legally protected activity (meaning things the law has specifically carved out as exceptions, like union organizing or making a good faith report of harassment or discrimination), and as long as (c) you don’t have a contract that says otherwise and (d) you don’t work in Montana, which requires firings to be for good cause, or in one of the handful of states that prohibits employers from taking any job-related action based on an employee’s legal conduct outside of work.

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5 'Recession-Proof' Careers

Career Realism

Many teachers are also tied to labor unions. Recession proof jobs Recession Recession employment Recession job Is the us heading into recession Are we headed to recession in 2020 Unemployment Unemployment rate Economic recession Job growth Economy Economic downturn Labor market Career advice Career Career happiness Career success Career development The muse Professional development Recession proof careers Best recession proof jobs

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Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

The HR Capitalist

More from the New York Post : "The Vermont socialist senator made history by agreeing that his paid 2020 presidential campaign workers would be repped by a union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, with all earning $15 an hour. But now the union complains some employees are getting less. The union’s gripe centers on the fact that field organizers, the lowest-level workers, often put in 60 hours a week but get paid only for 40, since they’re on a flat salary.

Employee Engagement 2010 Dozen (Feb): The 2020 Vision

David Zinger

People are focusing on it, organizations are measuring it, managers are addressing it, unions are assessing it, individuals are enacting it. Predictions for employee engagement during the next decade. 20/20 Vision? What do you see as the future of employee engagement over the next 10 years?

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The Top Four States to Start a Nursing Career

Ms. Career Girl

Projected growth through 2020: 79,000 jobs at +23%. Hawaii has sandy beaches, beautiful weather, and is consistently ranked in the number 1 or 2 spots as the happiest state in the Union. Projected growth through 2020: 1,500 jobs at +16%. Projected growth through 2020: 20,450 +16%. Projected growth through 2020: 780 jobs at +27%.

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Navigating the Gig Economy

Ms. Career Girl

In fact, a study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. I recall viewing a Social Media State of the union Keynote – NERVE 2014 by Gary Vaynerchuk. He left the service in 1990 and worked for Union Pacific Railroad and Marshall Fields before joining MCI in 1993. The post Navigating the Gig Economy appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Torin Ellis, a job search expert.

Employee Engagement: Canada’s Top 100 Employers

David Zinger

Union Gas Limited. Vancouver City Savings Credit Union. David is committed to fostering a global movement to increase employee engagement 20% by 2020. Reaching the Top: Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

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The Best Kept Secret In The Job Market

Career Realism

Which jobs did the BLS forecast to grow 14% between 2010 and 2020? In my position, I work closely with mortgage companies, retail banks, and credit unions providing sales production and leadership development training. I recently read an article by Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup and author of The Coming Jobs War. He questioned whether our leaders in Washington are comfortable with high unemployment becoming the “new normal.”

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3 Ways Women Can Open Their Own Doors to Entrepreneurial Success


by 2020, and these jobs will be filled by women with STEM backgrounds. Addie Wyatt , a women’s rights activist who was one of the original founders of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Are you concerned about glass ceilings, gender discrimination, and corporate boardrooms that are frequently a men-only playground? Here are three ways women can open their own doors to entrepreneurial success. 1) Math & Science. There is no better investment in oneself than education.

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Employee Engagement: Getting Everyone on the Bus…Really!

David Zinger

Three major conditions led up to this trigger event — the health/stress factors facing bus operators, the command and control cultural of Transit, and the adversarial and often bullying relationships between management, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and its membership. As a result of this oversight, tempers flared and trust in the union eroded. Hope was sparked amongst the union membership and a vote of 57% passed the contract. In Transit.

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