Workers everywhere are standing up, speaking out and fighting for better wages and working conditions. In the past month alone, workers scored a number of community and organizing victories.
The Teamsters of the 21st Century: How Uber, Lyft and Facebook Drivers Are Organizing Fast Company ... the Teamsters are taking a bold step into the new sharing economy by organizing Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles and San Diego and attempting to represent drivers for Facebook and Cisco employee shuttles...
The workers' movement to raise their wages, fix their schedules and their workplaces and to escape retaliation just keeps getting broader.
We received this in our in-box today from our allies at Good Jobs Nation:
The LA port truck driver strike that began last week spread to three more drayage companies today. The job action continues the latest season of low-wage worker strikes expected to come to a head with the largest Black Friday protest by Walmart workers on Nov. 28.
A court ordered two fired port drivers to return to work today at Green Fleet Systems in Carson, Calif. The drivers, fired for challenging their misclassification as independent contractors, returned to work as employees.