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. To keep reading, click here: What Kickstarter Employees’ Union Win Means for Tech. The post What Kickstarter Employees’ Union Win Means for Tech appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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How Unions Are Using Mobile Messaging to Reach Your Employees

Workology

This is the second in a union organizing and communication series. Click here to read the first article and check out our webinar on how unions are using social media to communicate to your employees. . It’s great for communicating and engaging friends, families and your employees, but it’s also an equally great way for unions to reach your own employees. Now, I realize that union membership is declining having fallen 11.8%

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Research Reveals How Labor Unions Use Social Media

Workology

LabourStart’s Finding on Unions Sharing Information with Technology. Yesterday, I hosted a webinar titled, “Understanding Unions, NLRB, and Social Media.” I wanted to share this data with my readers on how labor unions are using social media to organize and communicate to their members, potential members, and others before, during, and after their union campaigns. In fact, 49% of unions are using Facebook with 23% of them also using Twitter and 13% YouTube.

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Unions and the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Workology

The UAW loss of their union representation election at Volkswagen made national headlines a couple of weeks ago. These efforts are largely being driven around the idea that the UAW is working to create a new kind of labor union representation model in the United States, based on cooperation between the parties and a democratic approach to worker involvement in the plants by a Worker Council. Forming a union requires serious consideration and hard work.

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Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Workology

Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day. Unions are faced with declining membership, and are turning to social media to promote issues, for organizing and for member outreach. Labor experts such as Phillip Wilson of the Labor Relations Institute predict that overall labor union activity will increase , including strikes, picketing, short term job actions, potential sabotage, increased organizing and rising corporate campaign activity.

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How Labor Unions Are Stealing Your Brand to Organize & Campaign Online

Workology

Read more about how unions are using social media and the internet to actively organize, recruit, and campaign online. Insights into Trademark Infringement, Unions, & the Internet. To add insult to injury, they just suffered a legal setback in their attempt to have a union parody website mocking their 50th anniversary shut down. How Unions are Campaigning & Organizing Online. This union has been actively campaigning and using the Internet to organize online.

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How Labor Relations Impacts HR Even If You are Union Free

Workology

The place I work doesn’t even have a union, how is going to affect me ? You think that it doesn’t because your organization participates in union avoidance activities or are anti-union. Many companies and unions are facing hard times, due to lost business, or the increasing costs of their current labor systems, including wages, benefits and pensions. Looking at Current Labor Union Case Studies & Examples. Labor Relations is old school HR.

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How Unions Are Skewing FLSA Changes to Win Organizing Campaigns

Workology

Everyone is a publisher, myself included and especially union organizations who are looking to take advantage of workplace uncertainty. Micro Unions Role in Union Organizing. Essentially, small pockets or groups of employees can sign cards and opt to vote to become union represented. Micro unions combined with major employment law changes breed uncertainty and drive interest in union organizing. And the unions have already began their employee campaigns.

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If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

The HR Capitalist

If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.I'd d rip a page from the player's unions in the major sports leagues and focus my bargaining on the establishment of a salary cap. Of course, membership drives for my union would be challenged - mainly because the majority of workers in America have no interest in that kind of risk, or at least see little value in the upside. Which means I'd have to attempt to unionize high performers and Linchpins only.

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Don’t Let it Get This Bad: Union Protestors Attack Air France Executives

Workology

Secretary General of the CGT Union, Philippe Martinez, was quoted in the Guardian as saying, “For several years now, successive heads of Air France have suggested rescue plans … each time, it’s a bottomless pit with the same suggestions. They plan to shed almost 3000 jobs by next year — as many as 8000 when all is said and done — and increase pilots’ working hours, and they’ve failed to get the labour unions on side: it’s too much, too soon, and perhaps even too late.

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How Delta Airlines De-Unionized 17,000 Employees.

HR Capitalist

Something I missed years ago that serves as an interesting lesson in union organizing, incentives, profit sharing and more follows. Northwest was heavily unionized, but at Delta, only the pilots and flight dispatchers belonged to labor organizations. Delta obviously wanted to maintain the union-free status of it''s company. The Northwest employees were virtually all unionized, and the big unions were hungry to use that wedge to bring the Delta employees into their ranks. "I

Why You Hope Employees Use Email to Attempt Union Organizing.

The HR Capitalist

Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems. Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use their employer''s email system for the purposes of union organizing. Otherwise, employers may not raise objections or otherwise prevent workers from using the system to disseminate union-related materials. First, most union organizing has to be conducted in the shadows. Did you hear?

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Trade Unions 101

Career Rocketeer

So, what is a trade union? Trade unions are somewhat similar to the trade guilds of Medieval times, and indeed this is where the concept started. In its essence, a trade union is a group of people who usually all work in the same industry, who have joined together to create better negotiation power in [.]. Everything Else Career Management SEO1

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The State of the Unions in the United States

Workology

Series Explores How Unions Lost Their Way. The Washington Examiner just a week long series examining the role of unions in the United States and asks the question “Are unions obsolete?” Here are a couple of examples: An analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Labor Relations Board shows that less than 10 percent of unionized employees ever voted to have their workplaces organized. Chapter II: Unions and the Democratic Party.

Maybe Major College Athletes Do Need a Union.

The HR Capitalist

I'm pretty much on the record as being pro-employer when it comes to unions and American business. After all, union representation doesn't do much for high performers, protects a lot of bad apples and robs businesses of the flexibility they need to make adjustments on the fly. . Those beliefs of mine held up when some Northwestern football players petitioned the NLRB last year to become eligible for union representation.

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The Joy of Unions

Evil HR Lady

My brother-in-law works for a unionized company and has for 2 years now. It's called bumping and it happens all the time in a unionized workforce. How the process works is spelled out in the union contract. This is one of the many reasons I don't care for unions. Hope the guy doesn't get a driver's license in time or ask the union rep if there is someone below him that he can bump.

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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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You have the Right to Work – and not pay union dues in Michigan

Workology

He wrote: “Michigan businesses will realize greater efficiency and higher potential profits while partnering with a world-class workforce that will be free to decide whether union membership is right for them.” ” George Will described the passage of the law as a watershed moment for Michigan , “the state with the fifth-highest rate of unionization ( 17.5?percent Michigan Right to Work law creates controversy. Last week, Michigan became the 24th U.S.

The Joy of Unions

Evil HR Lady

My brother-in-law works for a unionized company and has for 2 years now. It's called bumping and it happens all the time in a unionized workforce. How the process works is spelled out in the union contract. This is one of the many reasons I don't care for unions. Hope the guy doesn't get a driver's license in time or ask the union rep if there is someone below him that he can bump.

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CAPITALIST PODCAST: The Unionization of College Athletics?

HR Capitalist

Podcast time folks - Some smart kids at Northwestern are making a run at unionizing college athletics, and I had Seth Borden , Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in NYC, join me on The CYA Report (my podcast over at Fistful of Talent), to break down all the union organizing/NLRB issues involved. Takes me back to my roots as an HR leader helping companies remain union free. You college football kids want a union and want to be employees?

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Why HR Should Care About Student Athletes’ Right to Unionize

Workology

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ruled in favor of Northwestern football players to be as employees rather than student-athletes, and that they can form a union. It would be easy for us as HR professionals to sit on the sidelines and wait for things to settle, especially if you are not in an industry or firm that deals with unions regularly or in the education sector.

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

Workology

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. The association and its advocating organization, Teamsters Local Union 117, have said that Uber in particular has bumped drivers off without a fair firing process. Uber drivers form union amid city concerns over ride-share service s.

Are Employers Listening? Twitter Hash Tags in Support of Raising #MinimumWage

Workology

This is a three post series discussing union communication, awareness and organization strategies. Watch our free webinar for more information on how unions are using social media. . The chat was very lively and I dove headfirst into the fire as the sole HR professional participating in the chat among blue collar, hourly workers, union supporters and union organizers. Union negotiation was never fun, glamorous or pretty. Union membership declined 11.8%

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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. But some of you have probably thought, what would a union look like - would it be as bad as I'm told? 4--The public display of organizing had the intended affect of pressuring Simmons to recognize the union without a process or election.

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Here's Your Annual Post On Everything That's Wrong With Unions.

HR Capitalist

The Congress Plaza Hotel on Grant Park in Chicago had a union strike start ten years ago. The strike, which the union called the longest hotel strike in history, was started in 2003 after hotel owner Albert Nasser pulled out of an agreement with the union and demanded wage cuts. Here''s all you need to know f rom the Chicago Sun Times : "In its statement ending the strike, the union pointed out the standard wage for room attendants in Chicago is now $16.40

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If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

HR Capitalist

If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.I'd d rip a page from the player's unions in the major sports leagues and focus my bargaining on the establishment of a salary cap. Of course, membership drives for my union would be challenged - mainly because the majority of workers in America have no interest in that kind of risk, or at least see little value in the upside. Which means I'd have to attempt to unionize high performers and Linchpins only.

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Union Budget 2018: Here’s A Look At What EdTech Startups Want From Jaitley This Year

Imarticus Learning

The post Union Budget 2018: Here’s A Look At What EdTech Startups Want From Jaitley This Year appeared first on Imarticus. Nikhil Barshikar, MD of Imarticus Learning opined, “The government acknowledged the requirement to train people on new technologies like Blockchain, Robotics and Artificial intelligence was very encouraging. This will encourage professionals to develop specific skill sets leading to a better up-skilled workforce.

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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. We need to work together and a recent article from the Vancouver Courier outlined how we can all work together: Union head blesses city survey. Engagement for all.

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If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

HR Capitalist

I'd rip a page from the player's unions in the major sports leagues and focus my bargaining on the establishment of a salary cap. Of course, membership drives for my union would be challenged - mainly because the majority of workers in America have no interest in that kind of risk, or at least see little value in the upside. Which means I'd have to attempt to unionize high performers and Linchpins only.

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The NLRB: Now Extracting Ransom (for Unions) From An Employer Near You.

HR Capitalist

The National Labor Relations Board, traditionally in place to ensure union elections go according to the law and to sort through claims of unfair labor practices from both unions, employees and employers alike, is now in the ransom business. The union then asked the labor board to withdraw the case.". The NLRB took action to tie up Boeing from opening a new plant in a non-union state. The claim existed until the union got a new contract. Winner: The union.

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3 Reasons the NLRB's New App to Promote Union Organizing Will Fail.

HR Capitalist

Union organizing - there''s an app for that. It''s true. As I''ve reported in the past, the NRLB and EEOC are becoming more aggressive from a marketing perspective, with the EEOC putting out press releases on big wins and even suits filed against companies where guilt or negligence hasn''t even been proven yet. Wait - is that the government publically going after companies that help drive the economy ? Next question.

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RARE: The Capitalist Says This Union Member Deserves Better Treatment From Management.

HR Capitalist

This union member deserves better treatment. Troy, you need a better union steward. The NFL has the right to do this under your union contract. Your union was so eager to get dues checkoff (that's direct deposit for union dues to the union bank account from your check - without you ever holding the money) that they traded a bunch of stuff, including the ability to fine you for anything, for this right. We need a union. Once the union's in?

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Ep 25 – How to Balance Employee Relations with Mike Vandervort

Workology

Maybe it’s a situation where employee vacation pay is incorrectly calculated on the most recent paychecks or you are involved in a union voting situation at your company. Unions are making a lot of noise these days and have our attention when discussing topics of minimum wage equality. Mike provides some great insights into how organizations can help better engage their workforces while also keeping us apprised of new changes regarding union voting.

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YOUR EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS ARGUMENT IS INVALID: Apple Retail Stores and Union Drives.

HR Capitalist

Yes, it's true: Apple is now dealing with union organizing in its award-winning retail stores. More from Yahoo News : "Cory Moll, a part-time employee at an Apple store in San Francisco, is working to form a union to fight for better wages and benefits and to address what he says are unfair practices in the company's glass-and-steel retail showrooms. "The An Apple representative confirmed Moll is an employee, but declined to comment on the union effort.

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The HR Capitalist: Renegotiating Union Contracts: I Got 99.

HR Capitalist

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ask the readers: what have you liked and disliked about belonging to a union?

Ask a Manager

Growing up, most of my exposure to unions was through pop culture, which usually portrays them as either corrupt and full of lazy thugs, or a great thing that we don’t need anymore because employers aren’t like the robber barons of yesteryear, and don’t we have it so much better now? I’m interested to hear from readers who actually are/were in unions – what do they like and dislike about it? It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question.

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The Skinny on Big Data & Unions #BigDataHR

Workology

Unions use information from annual reports and many other financial sources to develop dossiers on companies, including information on the stuff like executive perks and compensation. There are “how to” tutorials available on YouTube that show union business agents how to use Facebook to scrape employee names and emails in order to contact employees about joining the union. Union Reports and Constitutions and Bylaws.

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The HR Capitalist: Your Company's United Way Campaign = Union.

HR Capitalist

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Mark of the Beast: $666 Raise Sparks Lawsuit

Workology

HR employment law raises unionsAfter receiving a $666 raise, law professors Sheldon Gelman and Jean Lifter decided to sue their employer, Cleveland State University. It’s not that their raise was so small ($666 works out to. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

The HR Capitalist: Mercedes and the South: It's Called Non-Union.

HR Capitalist

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my boss loaned me money and now insists I repay it all immediately, union membership on a resume, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I put union membership on my resume? I am a union member, but I am not sure whether to include this information on my resume or CV. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I don’t want my boss to hire another person to do the same work as me. I am a PhD who works in an analytical role that requires a lot of special training and expertise. I’ve been at my current job for 1.5 years, and my boss seems really happy with me.

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Do You Know Who is Using Your Email at Work?

Workology

Email is not typically considered to be a front-line avenue into your workplace that could be used by outsiders for activities such as union organizing. The central issue in question in the Roundy’s case is whether or not an employer has the right to prevent non-employees from a union from distributing union literature on their private property. Union Solicitation and Workplace Disruption.

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Friday Five: Gigs, Games and Your Brain On Apps

Workology

In Quest To Organize Gig Economy Workers, Unions Sometimes Clash. Because the gig and part time economies offer little protections for workers, union, guilds and associations have become an increasingly popular solution. Fast Company looks at moments of friction between workers and new and growing unions. HR Gamification gig economy HR tech LinkedIn snapchat tech unionsFriday already? I hope your week went as quickly — and productively! — as mine.

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