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Teachers, employees at MSD vote to unionize
February 16, 2023 // The MSD Faculty and Staff Association has technically existed as a union for decades, but until last week, it didn’t have collective bargaining rights, said Edna Johnston, its president. “It was like a dog without any teeth,” Johnston said in American Sign Language as an interpreter translated. Now that the association has negotiating rights, Johnston said, there are two main areas of focus. One is making sure all MSD employees become part of the state’s formal personnel management system. Currently, Johnston said, about a third of the teachers at the school are contractors, meaning they aren’t eligible for the benefits owed to state employees.
Starbucks union creates $1 million fund to cover lost pay for striking baristas
June 3, 2022 // The union backing organizing efforts at Starbucks is creating a $1 million fund to cover lost pay for baristas who go on strike, giving workers more firepower in their fight to unionize.
NLRB General Counsel Calls for Union Organizing Through ‘Card Check’
April 22, 2022 // "In my experience, the card-signing process often is not an accurate indicator of actual interest in or support for a union," Pryzbylski said. "Many employees are peer pressured or coerced into signing cards, but if and when permitted to vote in a secret-ballot election, [they] vote against union representation."
Library employees voice union concerns to board members
February 15, 2022 // She reiterated Smith’s sentiments, saying the picture painted of her workplace was “deeply unfair.” She also said a union organizer “cornered” her and used personal information about her family to attempt and “force” her to sign up for a union card.
Columbia U. student workers launch second largest strike in the country
November 7, 2021 // Union of 3,000 strikes for the 2nd time this year.