• Thomson Reuters Employees Demand Action on Protecting Right to Choose
    Employees must demand action from corporations to yield economic pressure in support of the right to choose and to ensure talent believes in the ethos of their employer.
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    Created by Julie Strachan Haiber
  • A Call for Travel Nurses to Negotiate against Unfair Practices
    Corporate will never grant these requests out of generosity, and agencies will not push for them unless we demand that they do. To bring about these changes, we need to negotiate as a collective-- effectively “boycotting" certain contracts, and being vocal with our recruiters about what we will not tolerate. Without this very basic organization, we will always be undercutting each other, always playing into the interests of the hospital owners and employers; but, Organized, we can make our market as pro-nurse as possible.
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    Created by Noah Archer
  • Facebook: Stop exploiting your workers
    The revelations in Time magazine (https://time.com/6147458/facebook-africa-content-moderation-employee-treatment/) about abuses in Facebook's content moderation centre in Nairobi, Kenya, expose a rot at the heart of Facebook. Workers report exploitation and unlawful union-busting at the centre in Nairobi run by Sama — the US company who Facebook use as its main provider of outsourced content moderation in Africa. Daniel Motaung, pictured above is a Facebook whistleblower and former Facebook content moderator. He has launched a legal case in Kenya against Facebook and Sama - aiming to end their exploitation and union-busting of content moderators in Kenya. Sign this petition today in solidarity with Daniel and moderators around the world.
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    Created by martha dark
  • Starbucks! Stop Union Busting: Sign the Fair Election Principles
    My name is Daniela, and I’ve been a partner since 2000. Working for this company for over 20 years, I am so disheartened to see where things have ended up. This isn’t the company I started working for at 17 years old. The passion is gone, the third place is gone, the sense that we are working for the good of the community is gone. When I first heard about partners unionizing in Buffalo, I knew it was going to spread like wildfire. It was only a matter of time before my store would join the movement. There are now over 250 Starbucks locations across the country that are looking to unionize to bring the company back to what it once was. 100 of those stores have already won their union votes, despite Corporate's anti-union onslaught. This movement is about partners creating a better workplace for ourselves, and taking back our voice. 250 stores is just the beginning. We demand that Howard Schultz sign our Fair Election Principles because in the end we all want the same thing: to make Starbucks be the best company it can be. It’s terrible to see partners who are making a change for the better, be subjected to bullying, intimidation, and termination. This is not who we are. If you’re a partner who has been watching this campaign from a distance, just know you have the support needed if you ever want to join us and create for your store a better work environment.
    4,618 of 5,000 Signatures
    Created by Daniela Griep
  • Domino's Employees Deserve a Raise
    Dominos store employees deserves to be paid fair wages. They shouldn't continue to be paid as little as the company legally can so that their CEOs can be millionaires. 40% of all fast food employees live in poverty and 52% of all fast food employees are on government assistance which comes from the tax paying citizens. Dominos can afford to pay its employees and should be the one paying them, not everyone else's taxes.
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  • Chipotle Workers Need a Union!
    Workers are fighting everyday to fight for their rights. They deserve a right to stable work schedules, their premiums and a safe work place. They need your support!
    2,485 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Maya Howard
  • Support Adoption STAR workers unionizing and fighting retaliation! 🧸⭐️
    Adoption STAR is an agency we have all poured our days, nights, and weekends into while we maintain our own families. Ethical adoption agencies are hard to find in a field with so many historical wrongs, so much exploitation and trauma to address - and we are truly proud to build and maintain STAR. We provide a unique and ethical service of pro-choice pregnancy options counseling and adoption planning, helping to unite expectant moms in an unexpected pregnancy with a family she can trust and maintain a relationship with. We find homes for older children who are unable to unite with their birth families and enduring the instability of foster care. We run a small international program. We prepare families painstakingly for all of the above. From the office, the field, to the hospital, we field calls, maintain confidentiality and legal compliance, and are with people as they go through life-changing events in their families. 💔 But some of us struggle when we try to grow our own families, or even to make ends meet. 💸 🚑👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 We do not receive any assistance with cost-sharing for our dependents in our healthcare plan, severely cutting into our wages. One of our workers makes only a few hundred dollars in her paychecks despite being a full-time master's level professional, to insure her family. 🤱🤯 We do not have a standard for parental leave, leading to inconsistent and inadequate solutions when we become parents. 📝💰 We face strict compliance and administrative tasks as a child welfare agency, but these positions salaries and supports are inconsistent and low compared to local standards. We found that a new member of this team was making the same amount as a worker who had been here 3 years. 😷🦠 We have not received employee health specialist fittings for N95s for our clinical staff that goes into hospitals. One worker has contracted COVID and then had to be off work from her vulnerable expectant clients for extended time. ☎️🕐 We regularly work on-call without guaranteed coverage to make up the hours that burn us out, and always without compensation. When we began organizing, we knew we would make the agency an even more ethical place we were proud to serve at. Instead, four employees who spoke up about our COVID exposures, wages, and unmanageable caseloads were illegally fired. Another worker resigned out of opposition. These staff were given no reason or warning of the action taken against their livelihoods, alarming our clients and STAR’s remaining employees. Together, they've given years of service and built their programs, and leave behind several urgent and active cases. This action has increased all of our urgent workloads drastically and unexpectedly. This action has damaged the agency’s reputation, connection to our clients, and ongoing cases. It has the potential to damage our relationships to the entities who partner with us. This action, as it was taken without warning or explanation, has left the remaining staff fearful with no guidance on how to maintain our own employment. We ethically cannot leave the families, moms, dads, and children we serve in the dark. We are organizing because we love Adoption STAR... and we ARE Adoption STAR. Please support our efforts. Thank you for your solidarity - we are going to make it through this together. 🧸⭐️
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    Created by STARs United Picture
  • Taco Bell Pay
    This issue is very important to me because Taco Bell has been my dream job since I was six years old. This experience I’ve had with them is the worst out of my whole job history. There is a lady who has worked there for up to 23 years who does not get paid even close to enough. Me and the only other manager at my store get treated very poorly by our boss and staff with no way to get help. It’s hard to get people to apply and work there because of the pay, and it’s hard to even make a living with only $13 an hour as a cook and $15 as a manager. Any other stores around us pay up to $18 an hour for management with way less responsibility. Even if I can’t get the pay I would love to be able to help future employees of Taco Bell get the pay that is right for them, and to keep employees' and customers' experiences great!
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    Created by Chelsie Church
  • Publix Workers Deserve Raises
    We show up every day, work so hard to keep our company going and to do everything we can to serve our public. Corporate and managers benefit from huge incentives, bonuses and raises, while we (the associates, i.e., the wheels on the bus), are only given the occasional Publix gift card, no bonuses and no raises...other than the possibility of a dime or quarter per year. With the cost of living and inflation being what it is, a 25 cent raise per year is nothing. Corporate would never dream of rewarding themselves with something like this. It's time the every day people, the ones who make it happen get our fair share. We deserve better.
    7,073 of 8,000 Signatures
    Created by Leland Presley
  • Sarah Lawrence College RAs Fight For a New Contract!
    After delivering their petition, the RAs met with the school’s administration in hopes of amending their RA work agreement. The school repeatedly told the RAs that they were eager to take into account the RAs’ concerns and that changes were always possible. The school asked the RAs to submit a proposal of amendments. The RAs wrote a proposal with the expectation that the school would engage in a back and forth process to finalize a mutual agreement. However, that didn’t happen. The RAs sent their proposal, and at their last meeting, the administration’s previous open attitude towards the students took a swift turn. The administration did not engage with any of the proposed amendments, denied confirming the next meeting, and refused to give future updates regarding the RAs’ proposal. We need your help holding the school accountable to make the changes we need and deserve! Please sign our petition and follow our campaign!
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    Created by SLC RA Alliance
  • Support Teamsters Local 743!
    The University of Chicago is the largest private sector employer on the South Side of Chicago. It is also an institution with a long history of anti-union and anti-worker activity; from refusing to bargain with the United Public Workers-CIO for not filing non-Communist affidavits in 1948, to refusing to bargain with the Student Library Employees Union in 2017, claiming they were “temporary” workers. To date, the University refuses to acknowledge Graduate Students United, despite encouraging the vote in 2017. This trend has continued during the pandemic. University administration unilaterally stripped away retirement benefits from workers, including frontline healthcare and essential service workers, while receiving tens of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid. The past two years have shown that the University would be unable to offer its most basic services without the labor of its union workers. Yet these employees are typically the lowest compensated in a unit. Employees with decades of experience are making near minimum wage, while the University posts record endowment numbers. Many union workers are in understaffed departments, doing the work of multiple people, because of the University's history of devaluing workers. These employees made up a majority of “essential workers” required to work on site before vaccinations were available and during the Delta and Omicron case surges. Hundreds of these workers were infected by COVID and several are now permanently disabled. Yet, their benefits are far fewer than those offered to academic and administrative employees able to work from home, leaving them at much higher risk of exposure to COVID19 and less able to obtain and afford the needed treatment. These employees are often subject to rigid controls over their work spaces and hours, as well as surveillance and harsh discipline from supervisors and administrators. Every aspect of our community is affected when union workers are mistreated. Worker conditions are research and learning conditions, but their work is often invisible to the rest of the campus community. Teamsters 743 members provide us help in the student wellness clinics and in residence halls, they further the research mission of the University at the Library and at the UChicago Press, they do the clerical work that keeps many of our academic departments and Lab School running, and they even maintain the buildings we live in. This is labor that keeps this University functioning. The existing contract for Teamsters Local 743 has poverty wages at its lower pay scale, where hundreds of Teamster members are being left behind in an era of unprecedented inflation of the cost of living, housing, food, and gas that is not being matched with raises in wages. There is no clear path to a better living for them despite giving the University decades of service. Most of these workers are people of color living on the South Side of Chicago, a community that the University claims to support, except when it comes to paying them for their labor. The University of Chicago must provide the Teamsters with a fair contract with appropriate compensation through which its members can thrive. Take a solidarity pic with a UChicago Teamster! Post and tag #SupportUChicagoTeamsters.
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    Created by UChicago Union Supporters
  • Etsy: Stand for Small Businesses, Not Corporate Profits.
    Etsy was founded with a vision of "keeping commerce human" by "democratizing access to entrepreneurship." As a result, people who have been marginalized in traditional retail economies -- women, people of color, LGBTQ people, neurodivergent people, etc. -- make up a significant proportion of Etsy's sellers. For many of us, Etsy makes up our main source of income. But as Etsy has strayed further and further from its founding vision over the years, what began as an experiment in marketplace democracy has come to resemble a dictatorial relationship between a faceless tech empire and millions of exploited, majority-women craftspeople. Unlike employees or tenants in traditional retail marketplace settings, Etsy can fire or evict us at any time, for any reason, with no recourse. Our fees (the rent we pay as tenants of Etsy's marketplace) can be unilaterally raised any time Etsy feels like it. Etsy can and does withhold payments to sellers for months at a time, without any process for appealing or speaking with a representative of the company. Even though it's the hard work of Etsy's sellers who've made it the massively successful company it is today, we have fewer rights and less of a voice in our workplaces than ever. It doesn't need to be this way! Etsy can be a successful and profitable company while still treating its sellers fairly and ethically. Etsy can be the force for good it initially set out to be. And together, Etsy sellers and the buyers who support us can show hyper-exploited platform workers everywhere that there's a better way, if we unite in solidarity and work together to achieve it!
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    Created by Kristi Cassidy Picture