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Is Labor Day Relevant?

Is Labor Day Relevant?
I posed this question to Mike Casey, the 19-year President of Local 2, UNITE HERE!, which represents about 12,000 San Francisco and San Mateo hospitality workers. Mike has been at the forefront of the labor movement his entire adult life and has fought more than his share of battles. Currently,...

How to Grow Your Union Membership

How to Grow Your Union Membership
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.  Benjamin Franklin Last week, I had the privilege of serving as a delegate to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ (IATSE) Quadrennial Convention in Boston, an opportunity I’ve enjoyed since 1988. As union membership in...

How BART Prepared for a Union Strike

How BART Prepared for a Union Strike
When two of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System‘s (BART) largest labor unions went on strike last week, BART management was prepared. There is a playbook on anticipating a crisis, and BART management has followed this to the “T.” In the “Media Training Bible,” author and media relations...