Posts tagged BuzzFeed

    Authorizing congressional unions won’t end Democrats’ labor troubles

    May 17, 2022 // Earlier this year, after the Democrat-controlled Washington state Legislature quietly killed a pair of bills extending collective bargaining privileges to legislative aides, about 100 Democrat staffers staged an unprecedented sickout. Facing a PR nightmare, panicked Democrat leadership quickly reintroduced and passed legislation allowing staff to unionize and bargain, but not until 2024, after a new “Office of State Legislative Labor Relations” spends millions of taxpayer dollars trying to figure out how to make it work in practice.

    Education, Tech Policy Leaders Ask Congress to Investigate Partnership Between NewsGuard, Teachers’ Union

    May 2, 2022 // A group of leaders from 19 education and tech policy institutions sent a letter on Thursday asking members of Congress to investigate a new partnership between the nation’s second largest teachers’ union and NewsGuard, a tool that provides “trust ratings” for news and information websites.

    BuzzFeed Union Overwhelmingly Votes in Favor of Strike Authorization

    March 31, 2022 // “People are fucking pissed, this was absolutely the most aggressive union-busting tactic our management has taken in the three years since this union pushed them to even recognize them,” BuzzFeed News Union chair Addy Baird told The Daily Beast.