Posts tagged pay
Delta flights attendants race to unionize: ‘We’re the people behind the profits’
August 4, 2022 // Workers are racing to gather union authorization cards signed by a supermajority at Delta to trigger a union election over the next few months, as signatures are only valid for one year. The aim is to allow the airline’s 23,000 flight attendants to vote on whether to unionize with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) and will face fierce opposition from an airline that has fought previous efforts. “Delta is a company that has long union-busted, has deep roots in union-busting, and it is integrated into everything the company does,” said Sara Nelson, president of the AFA-CWA. Only about 20% of the workforce at Delta is represented by a labor union, consisting of pilots and dispatchers, compared with 86% of the workforce at American Airlines, 85% at United, 82% at Southwest, 86% at Alaska and 48% at JetBlue.
Union interest grows in Michigan in response to COVID, wage concerns
July 7, 2022 // Professor Marick Masters teaches business at Wayne State University and has written extensively on labor issues. He told 7 Action News that despite this measurable uptick, union membership in our state is still nowhere near where it used to be. “In 1960, 50% of the workers in Michigan were unionized," he said. Fast forward to now, and it's around 15%, when you combine the private sector and the public sector, where union membership is generally higher. Hannah Whitbeck, Frank Mamat, Coffee Creations,
WHAT UNIONS COULD MEAN FOR APPLE WITH ZOE SCHIFFER
June 7, 2022 // I wanted to have Verge labor reporter Zoe Schiffer on to talk about something else that’s happening inside Apple: a brewing push by its retail employees to unionize, store by store, because they’re unhappy with their pay and working conditions. Zoe Schiffer, Vox Media, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC
Could Netflix be the next big tech company to unionize?
May 20, 2022 // Netflix’s updated dictum is a clear message that it doesn’t plan to change its content menu to cater to the tastes of its workforce. But as the Netflix worker demand list indicates, some employees are simply looking to influence company culture, which may, as a byproduct, influence the choices the company makes.
Workers Start Union Push at Trader Joe’s in Massachusetts
May 18, 2022 // Even though unionization by Trader Joe’s workers at the start of the pandemic failed, labor conditions have changed under the Biden administration and National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abbruzzo, said O’Brien, the Boston College professor. “She's much more pro-union and that's going to work in favor of the Trader Joe's workers," she said.
The year workers said ‘no’
May 16, 2022 // Signs of "waking up" don't always involve unionizing. Some workers are purposefully decreasing their productivity, known as a "slow up" in pursuit of better work-life balance.
Sound Community Services CEO responds to mental health workers strike over pay
April 26, 2022 // He says workers were given a thousand dollars in June of 2020 and $3,600 the following year. He says the percentage the state has increased funding for non-profits barely went up 4%.
Health care workers in Northern California strike over short staffing, COVID protocols, pay
April 20, 2022 // "By moving forward with today's costly and disruptive strike, union leadership has made it clear they are willing to put politics above patients and the nurses they represent -- despite the intervention of federal mediators and our willingness to bargain in good faith while under threat of a strike," the health network said.