Hopes that GM’s buyout offers will avert layoffs are getting dimmer. USA Today reports: “General Motors hoped at least 7,000 white-collar workers would sign up by noon Monday for a buyout offer, but managers told employees last week that it was likely to fall short, raising the prospect of significant layoffs. The number volunteering for…

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By Jacob Bourne The San Francisco Labor Council, with help from the San Mateo Labor Council and union affiliates, recently organized a food pantry at Yerba Buena Gardens for 2,300 striking hotel workers. Marriott workers with Unite Here Local 2 have been striking for 44 days, demanding affordable healthcare, livable wages, breaks and safer conditions.…

Ethical Chef: Pumpkin Pie It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is around the corner and the family is coming to town. The smell of turkey is in the air. There’s a little cranberry sauce on the side and a big scoop of stuffing with your name on it. But remember to save room for dessert. This…

Steelworkers finally secured their pay increase. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: “After about four months of contentious negotiations, the United Steelworkers announced on Tuesday a new four-year labor contract covering about 16,000 U.S. Steel workers. The contract, which takes effect immediately, includes a 14 percent wage boost over four years and maintains the union’s health care coverage —…

On Thanksgiving, we always know the feast will be spectacular. There will be lots of food and it will all taste wonderful.  And if we’re looking for even more reasons to be thankful, how about some Turkey Day gratitude for the employers whose ethical treatment of their workers sets an example for businesses throughout America!…

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