• #StagehandView: First, We (Re)Organize Ourselves …

    by  • April 1, 2014

    You’ve heard me talk about organizing. A lot. I’ve written about it here and elsewhere. But I can be a little stupid sometimes, so it only just dawned on me that all the local 205 members I’ve been talking organizing with probably assume I mean the external kind where a union targets a group...

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    #StagehandView: Buying (sort of) American Made

    by  • March 24, 2014

    Everybody got the run-off election results, right? Thanks again to Sister Miller for keeping on what’s seeming to be an endless process. Anyway, the results in case you haven’t heard: Treasure, Rita Kelso; BA, Lupe Perez; Convention Delegate, Rachel Magee (with one more to be determined at the April meeting). Congratulations to all and...

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    #StagehandView: IA917 Atlantic City Update

    by  • March 9, 2014

    3/9/14 4:19 p.m. Yesterday’s Facebook action for the Atlantic City casino workers’ union, Spread the Word Saturday, seems to have gone well. I ended up figuring out to work my phone enough to finally start copying and pasting into casino pages by the second show. But some folks really went to town until they...

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    #StagehandView: Call for Help from Local 917

    by  • March 8, 2014

    This post has been corrected. The original contained factual errors. I apologize. In my haste to move at the pace of unfolding events I failed to figure out some rather important details about the major players. Again, I apologize. March 8, 2014 9:17 a.m. I recently and belatedly joined the You Know You’re a...

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    #StagehandView: The Hope of Chattanooga

    by  • February 24, 2014

    So the representation election at VW didn’t go as I’d hoped. Oh well, live to fight another day and all that other crap we tell ourselves when we lose. It sucks, sure. But maybe the U.S. labor movement isn’t as agonal as some are intimating. I’m a week behind, but I just read Steven...

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    #StagehandView: Makes Me Want to Buy a Volkswagon

    by  • February 11, 2014

        This article was tweeted to me a couple of days ago from the UAW. It was published Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. It’s a worker’s take on why he’ll be voting yes in what could be one of the most significant union elections in recent U.S. history....

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