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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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Amazon workers suffer serious injuries at twice rate of rivals

An Amazon warehouse Getty Images Amazon warehouse workers in the U.S. suffered serious injuries at twice the rate of rival companies in 2021, according to a new study. There were 6.8 serious injuries for every 100 Amazon warehouse workers. That’s more than twice the rate of all other employers in …

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A new labor battle opens on Broadway as omicron closes shows

A sign indicating canceled performances of “Mrs. Doubtfire” due to Covid is displayed in the window of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on December 16, 2021 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil | Getty Images After over a year of industry-wide closures, Broadway theaters finally reopened in September, but 2021 did …

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