This week we report from the frontlines of UNITE HERE’s One Job Should Be Enough campaign. Marriott hotel workers in several cities have voted to strike as they press for a fair contract that provides what they need to support their families without having to take on extra jobs just to survive. They’re also demanding that the global hotel chain address sexual harassment, health and safety issues, and job security so that they can get a fair share of its mega profits.
In other news, we look at the prospect of a four-day workweek, another teachers’ strike in PA, the latest anti-worker shenanigans at the NLRB, and striking against sexual harassment at McDonald’s. With recommended reading on Brett Kavanaugh, and the forgotten victims of Wall Street.
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Time on Our Side: Why We All Need a Shorter Working Week (New Economics Foundation)
Joint Employer NPRM: Hy-Brand Returns (On Labor)
Nia Winston, President Local 24 UNITE HERE
Gemma Weinstein, Local 5 UNITE HERE
Thousands Of Marriott Workers To Vote On Multi-City Strike (Huffington Post)
Argh, I Wish I’d Written That!
Michelle: David Dayen, Retrospectives of the Financial Crisis Are Leaving Out the Most Important Part—Its Victims (In These Times)
Sarah: Anita Hill, How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right (New York Times)