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To Mediate or Not to Mediate

To Mediate or Not to Mediate
In previous posts, we reviewed the steps for registering protests over employer contract violations through the grievance process. Now suppose the employer denies your grievance. What do you do next? Hopefully, your CBA includes language, which enables you to seek help through mediation and/or...

A Future Filled With Robots

A Future Filled With Robots
As a native San Franciscan, I live in the epicenter of technology while working, some might say, in a 20th-century business model: labor unions. Does the rise of tech signal the end of work as we know it? Maybe. As long as workers are exploited (and I don’t see any worldwide epiphanies to the...

Does Your CBA Have a Grievance Procedure?

Does Your CBA Have a Grievance Procedure?
When I took over as IATSE Local 16’s Business Manager in 1997, I reviewed our Collective Bargaining and Project Agreements (CBAs and PAs). Believe me; this didn’t happen overnight because our Local held hundreds of employer agreements. My evolving checklist of contract items to look for...

What MLK Taught Us About Fear

What MLK Taught Us About Fear
One of our greatest civil rights heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not wait “for the right time” to lead his people to political and social freedom and equality. He made it the right time with his bold vision and strategy of non-violent resistance. Dr. King fearlessly confronted both his...