Tag Archives: Labor unions

Amazon workers at warehouse near Albany file for union election

Workers and supporters hold signs after filing a petition requesting an election to form a union outside the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional office in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon workers at a warehouse in …

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WNBA union president Nneka Ogwumike calls for charter flights between games

CNN  —  Unlike in the NBA, WNBA teams aren’t permitted to use charter planes for travel. And, much like other airline passengers flying commercial these days, that has caused headaches for WNBA teams in the midst of travel. The latest example has come with the Los Angeles Sparks. One of …

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Why Starbucks, Apple and Google are unionizing now for the first time

For decades, union membership has been on the decline. Yet in the last few months, workers have been organizing at a pace this country hasn’t seen since the Great Depression. Amazon has captured headlines for union drives at its warehouses, including a successful effort on New York’s Staten Island. But …

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How Chris Smalls formed Amazon’s first U.S. union and what’s next

When more than 2,600 workers at a Staten Island, New York, warehouse called JFK8 voted to join Amazon’s first U.S. union in April, it was a historic moment. But it was only the first step in a long uphill climb toward a contract. A week after the union won the …

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Apple union push faces setback as Atlanta organizers withdraw bid

Shoppers walk past an Apple Store at Franklin Park Mall during Black Friday. Shoppers go to stores to take advantage of Black Friday sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stephen Zenner | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images A union vote at an Apple store at the Cumberland Mall location …

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Why is there a union boom?

Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, left, speaks next to Christian Smalls, founder of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), during an ALU rally in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images After years of declining …

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Apple union organizers in Georgia inspired by Amazon warehouse workers

Employees leading a unionization drive at an Apple retail store in Georgia were inspired by Amazon employees who tried to unionize a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, during the Covid pandemic. The remarks, which members of the Apple union organizing committee made in an interview with CNBC, show that the high-profile …

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Starbucks files NLRB complaints against baristas union

Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, helps out the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, …

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Apple retail union organizers want workers to be paid at least $30 per hour

Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Workers who hope to organize a union at Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store want workers to be paid a minimum of $30 per hour, according to a website …

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Biden pollster GSG ‘deeply sorry’ for Amazon anti-union work as labor groups abandon it

Amazon workers arrive with paperwork to unionize at the NLRB office in Brooklyn, New York, October 25, 2021. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Top labor groups and political action committees are distancing themselves from a major Democratic pollster after it was revealed that the firm worked on Amazon’s anti-labor efforts at …

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