Posts tagged New York Times

    Unions look to crack into video game industry

    May 26, 2022 // Voting was conducted by mail over the better part of the past month, and ballots were due back by Friday. The potential unit is pretty small — approximately 21 workers — and just a fraction of the Wisconsin-based studio’s workforce.

    Labor Board Seeks Unionization at Starbucks Where Union Lost Election

    May 23, 2022 // The National Labor Relations Board is seeking to order Starbucks to recognize a union at a Buffalo-area store where the union lost an initial vote last year.

    US unions see unusually promising moment amid wave of victories

    March 16, 2022 // Gebre said the nation’s unions should send far more organizers and money to back the union drives at Starbucks and Amazon. “The rest of the labor movement should be willing to lend a hand,” even if they don’t get any of the members, said Gebre, who was recently named Greenpeace’s chief program officer. “That’s what solidarity means.”

    WH Labor Task Force Won’t Boost Most American Workers, Just Unionized Ones

    February 16, 2022 // Labor activists often downplay their goals, suggesting few will be affected. But they would like to see all non-unionized workers, including independent contractors, universally unionized. Recently, Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien shared with Boston Magazine, “I’d like to see everything unionized, not just those companies. Look, I think we can all agree that over the years, the independent contractor model has skirted a lot of wage and hour laws, and basically circumvents unionization. I’d love to see every single industry represented by a union.”

    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.