unions

Concert Helps Raise $9K for Hopkins Nurse Allegedly Fired For Union Organizing

Concert Helps Raise $9K for Hopkins Nurse Allegedly Fired For Union Organizing

March 28, 2019

Nurse Vivian Obijekwu says she was fired from Johns Hopkins Hospital—while 8 months pregnant—for organizing fellow workers to fight discrimination. Local organizers held a concert to show solidarity and raise funds for her

LA Teacher’s Strike Ends: Teachers & Students Win, Privatization on the Run

When Teachers Win the People Win & Put Privatization on the Run

January 24, 2019

LA Teacher’s strike shows that unions can win more support for students and can open a battle against the unchecked creation of charter schools. Arlene Inouye, the Chair of the UTLA Bargaining Team discusses the result

Labor Board Hearing Set for Nurses Alleging Hopkins Is Preventing Them From Unionizing

Labor Board Hearing Set for Nurses Who Allege Hopkins Is Preventing Them From Unionizing

January 24, 2019

On March 6, The National Labor Relations Board will hear public testimony from nurses who allege unfair labor practices by the world-leading Johns Hopkins Hospital

Hungarians Rise up Against Anti-Worker 'Slave Law' and Growing Authoritarianism

Hungarians Rise up Against Anti-Worker ‘Slave Law’ and Growing Authoritarianism

December 21, 2018

Protests have rocked Hungary after the passage of what labor activists call a “slave law,” which lets employers demand 400 hours of overtime and no pay for 3 years. Journalist Benjamin Novak says the opposition is in a rare moment of unity

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

December 21, 2018

Every Christmas the German workers of Amazon attempt to strike and disrupt the company’s profits during the busiest time of the year. The management uses bonuses to tempt workers to break the strike

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

December 11, 2018

Dharna Noor, Khalilah Harris and Eze Jackson talk about the new Brookings report that reveals $156 billion in property value denied to black communities. They also discuss Johns Hopkins’ nurses’ fight to unionize, Baltimore City Council’s proposal of income-based water billing, a young man’s dangerous experience with an undercover cop, and more

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

December 10, 2018

Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), says Justin Trudeau is abandoning the values he claims to care about

Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

December 1, 2018

Johns Hopkins nurses issued a series of damming reports they say reveals why a union is needed to improve patient safety and community commitment

GM's Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

GM’s Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

November 29, 2018

Prof. Leo Panitch and former auto worker Frank Hammer discuss how the GM’s 14,000 layoffs in Canada and the US are made possible by the weakening of unions, outsourcing, and misdirected production priorities

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018

October 1, 2018

Eze Jackson, Khalilah Harris, and Dharna Noor talk about Maryland’s only 2018 gubernatorial debate, place-based solutions to climate change, demands for justice at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the Kirwan Commission on Education