Posts tagged Chris Smalls

    President Biden says Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls is his ‘kind of trouble’ and ‘let’s not stop’

    May 12, 2022 // The White House visit came as a swell of organizing sweeps across retail stores from Starbucks to REI to Apple. Biden has repeatedly declared that he intends to be "most pro-union President leading the most pro-union administration in American history.

    Sanders’ pro-union budget committee hearing shows Democrats’ true agenda

    May 6, 2022 // Ranking Member Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) observation during the hearing was exactly correct — under Sanders’s direction, the Senate Budget Committee has taken a dangerous and partisan turn. Instead of focusing on issues under jurisdiction, Sanders would prefer to use his chairmanship as a bully pulpit to push a pro-union agenda and target companies he dislikes for purely political reasons.

    Bernie Sanders Announces Wasteful, Politicized Senate Budget Hearing

    May 5, 2022 // In reality, this hearing is designed to paint a single company in a bad light and gin up momentum for the nascent Amazon Labor Union (ALU). By any fair measure, this hearing is outside the Budget Committee’s jurisdiction and is part of a government-wide effort to expand organized labor’s power at the expense of American workers.

    NYC Amazon Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Unionization In Brutal Defeat for Union Organizers

    May 2, 2022 // Today’s crippling defeat for the ALU shows that the media’s wishcasting was not based in reality and raises critical questions as to whether the JFK8 union vote was just a fluke. There are certainly ample reasons to question the legitimacy of the ALU’s Staten Island victory. The NLRB – supposedly the impartial referee of representation elections – put its thumb on the scale just one week before the JFK8 vote commenced.

    Amazon Labor Union Rejected 618-380 at Second Staten Island Facility

    May 2, 2022 // “In a ballot count held by the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the Amazon sorting facility known as LDJ5 rejected unionizing by a count of 618-380,” reports HuffPost’s Dave Jamieson. “The labor board has not yet certified the results to make them official, and the union may challenge them.”

    Unions are on the rise. Guess why.

    May 2, 2022 // For one thing, these companies aren’t exactly from your grandfather’s day when activists organized the steel, coal and auto industries. There isn’t much of that unionizing left to do in this country (excepting some foreign auto assembly plants in the South — and that has been tough going). The new surge is going after flagships of the tech and service economy.