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    Union election begins for over 400 Planned Parenthood workers

    June 29, 2022 // Like other nonprofit workers who have formed unions in recent years, Planned Parenthood staffers hope to gain more control over decisions that affect their day-to-day work in support of the organization’s mission. “I am often training the same position in the same clinics over and over again, and this has been an ongoing trend for the last several years,” Clark said. “Caretakers often cannot voice issues on the job in a way that leads to meaningful change. We trudge on until we burn out, and then we leave.” Planned Parenthood workers said wages and working conditions also factored into the decision to unionize. Many of her co-workers, Brewer said, are “overworked, underpaid and undervalued.” April Clark, Mimi Arabalo, Sadie Brewer,

    140,000 Americans walked out of work last year to strike for higher pay and safer workplaces — and thousands got what they wanted

    February 24, 2022 // In 2021, about 140,000 workers were involved in work stoppages. In total, there were 265 work stoppages last year, according to researchers at Cornell University's ILR School, who created the ILR Labor Action Tracker and compiled the data used in its first annual report. Cumulatively, that means there were about 3.27 million "strike days" in 2021 — which the researchers define as how long strikes lasted, multiplied by the number of strikers.

    5 states sue Biden over minimum wage hike for federal contractors

    February 10, 2022 // The states — Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska and South Carolina — argue President Biden overstepped his authority when he signed an executive order mandating the minimum wage last April. The order went into effect Jan. 30.

    Buffett rejects Sanders’ call to intervene

    December 31, 2021 // Several hundred striking workers at a manufacturing facility owned by Berkshire Hathaway have picked up some high-profile support from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the company's CEO, Warren Buffett, has declined to get involved in the contract dispute.

    Kellogg strike resolution being hailed as victory for organized labor

    December 29, 2021 // "In the current climate, it's easy to negotiate with the labor shortage," he said. "With union workers, it's our time. It's time for the workers of the world to step up and our leaders to negotiate good deals. There's still a massive wage disparity where the CEO of BP is making way more than the refinery workers. We want to do projects for those companies. But we want the worker to make money. The company should make money. The customer should make money. Everyone should make money. It's about how they choose to divide the pie."

    Kellogg reaches tentative deal with union to end 2-month strike

    December 2, 2021 // “The workers have won a lot,” Rebecca Givan, an associate professor of labor studies and employment relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, told Bloomberg. “It certainly shows the success of going on strike.”