Uber, Lyft, & Sidecar Drivers Vote to Form Union in Seattle

Workology

Drivers in Seattle vote to form App-Based Drivers’ Association. Seattle based drivers for transportation companies who use apps to schedule passenger pick-up have voted to form an association which will assist in them in work related discussions with companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The Seattle Times is reporting that about 200 drivers with assistance from the Teamsters union have voted to form an association called the App Based Driver Association.

Labor Relations Round-up #FastFoodStrike

Workology

Workers are seeking $15 an hour and the unfettered right to join a union. Activists claim that their movement is growing and it is only a matter of time until they win, pointing to minimum wage increases in Seattle and other cities as proof.

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Attempts to Make the “Gig” Economy Work Fall Short

Workology

Unions also feel they have a stake in employee misclassification. So there is a reason for unions to argue against independent contractors. Additionally there is the beginning of a movement on local levels to allow “unionization” of independent contractors.

Let's Break Down the Korean Gate Agent Claim Vs. Delta Airlines.

HR Capitalist

In case you missed it last week, four former Seattle-based Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying they were fired for speaking Korean. And if you were wondering, a quick google search shows gate agents are non-unionized at Delta.

NLRB Case Against Boeing Puts Obama on Defensive, Proves Power of Appointed Seats.

HR Capitalist

asserted that on numerous occasions Boeing officials had communicated an unlawful motive for transferring the production line, including an interview with The Seattle Times in which a Boeing executive said, “The overriding factor was not the business climate. One union, one not.

Let's Break Down the Korean Gate Agent Claim Vs. Delta Airlines.

HR Capitalist

In case you missed it last week, four former Seattle-based Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying they were fired for speaking Korean. And if you were wondering, a quick google search shows gate agents are non-unionized at Delta.

Dress Codes: Is Your Ban on Iverson Jerseys and Stretch Pants More About Control Than the Customer?

HR Capitalist

He'd tell you dress codes are meant to exert control, just like lockouts of unions are designed to show labor who the boss is. You've got a dress code at your company. You say it is because of the customer. But is it? Or is it more about your need for control?

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HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: Boeing Complaint Fact Sheet (1/1)

HireCentrix

On April 20, 2011, the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against the Boeing Company alleging that it violated federal labor law by deciding to transfer a second airplane production line from a union facility in the state of Washington to a non-union facility in South Carolina for discriminatory reasons. A hearing has been set for June 14, 2011 in Seattle before an administrative law judge. Be our Friend.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Seattle, Washington. Incidentally, if you are a member of a union, or have a written contract of employment, your union rules or written employment contract may make such a disciplinary hearing improper under these circumstances.

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“Performance Improvement Plans – Resign or Attempt? Choose the Third Alternative”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : Katherine, 53, a Logistics Analyst for an international freight-forwarding company based in Seattle, had received “Strong Performer” performance reviews for each of her last eight years. In light of a downturn in business due to a series of West Coast union slowdowns, Katherine thought her employer might initiate some layoffs. “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.”. Proverbs 2:11.

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What I’m reading. Really.

Penelope Trunk

Here’s a link about how the Abstract Expressionist art movement in the US was actually promoted by the CIA because the loose, emotional art seemed like an effective propaganda tool against the Soviet Union’s rigid Socialist Realism. I’m in Seattle right now.

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Top 50 LinkedIn Subgroups for Job Seekers and Recruiters

JobMob

West (Western US): Los Angeles LA Phoenix Seattle San Diego San Francisco San Jose Portland – 4,164 members – a subgroup of JOBS 2.0: Job Career HR human resources recruiters executives managers consultants business marketing sales information technology finance media telecom healthcare…UK United Kingdom Netherlands France Italy Australia Germany Belgium Spain Denmark European Union Poland Portugal.

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My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL Posted to: Women October 1st, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I don't usually post clips of myself when I go on TV. But I'm posting this one, where I talk about trying to get an abortion in Wisconsin and end up with a miscarriage at work instead.

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