- Workers at 128 northern California supermarkets are on strike, with management demanding concessions to drive wages and working conditions down toward the Walmart floor. If you see a picket line at a Raley's or Nob Hill, please don't cross it.
- Bainport, the camp workers set up across the street from the closing Sensata Technologies plant as part of their ongoing protests, is being dismantled, though their protests will continue.
- New York City transit workers who were unable to get to work during Hurricane Sandy, or who were told not to go to work, were told they'd be paid for those days. Now the MTA is stiffing them. Oh, and those workers are also working without a contract right now.
- This could have been another run-of-the-mill, sad story of union busting, if it weren't for the response. Milwaukee's Serb Hall is trying to bust its union, which is already down to just about a dozen people. So Capper, of the blog Cognitive Dissidence, organized a Solidarity Fish Fry, urging people to show up and ask to be seated specifically at the tables of the remaining union waitstaff. It's been going on several weeks now, and management is not happy to see people waiting in the bar for union tables while other tables go unfilled. Unfortunately, one of the union waitresses has been harassed into leaving recently. Check it out, though, for a great story of creative activism.
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