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How Amazon’s unlikely union reflects the changing face of US labour movement
April 26, 2022 // Professional labour activists will be watching closely as the Amazon Labour Union faces its second test on Monday, as workers at a smaller facility across the street begin casting ballots in their own union election. It is unclear if the grassroots strategies that succeeded the first time — such as connecting over home-cooked meals and bus stop bonfires — will produce the same results at other facilities.
Biden signals support for Amazon workers’ unionization efforts: ‘Amazon, here we come’
April 8, 2022 // Speaking to thousands of labor leaders in Washington on Wednesday, Biden asserted that "unions are about, in my view, dignity and respect for people who bust their neck," noting that his White House's task force for "Worker Organization and Empowerment" was established "to make sure the choice to join a union belongs to workers alone."
Analysis: Big victory at Amazon gives unions promise – but no end to challenges
April 5, 2022 // At the same time, traditional unions are reaching out to help ALU leader Smalls. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is offering "whatever support we can," said its president, Mary Kay Henry.
Lib Journos Go on Strike. Here’s What They’re Demanding To Return to Work.
March 7, 2022 // Employees were also critical of management's reluctance to fund "a robust diversity hiring initiative" without first consulting the "Diversity Committee" or to allow the journalists to work from home indefinitely. The union has demanded "protection from forced relocations to the NYC office," which is fair enough because New York City is a terrible place to live. The union's suggestion that management was "offering inadequate family leave," however, received pushback even from supporters of the strike.
Wirecutter Union Raises Over $42,000 for Workers Who Went on Strike
November 29, 2021 // Supporters of Wirecutter, the product-recommendation site whose staffers went on strike for five days, have raised over $42,000 to help compensate workers for missed overtime pay.