Posts tagged Protect the Right to Organize Act
Labor secretary takes to Starbucks and Amazon’s hometown paper to point out ‘more worker organizing than many of us have seen in our lifetimes’
November 28, 2022 // U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh reiterated the Biden administration’s support for organized labor with that statement in a Thanksgiving opinion article for the hometown newspaper of two giant companies at the center of union activity: Starbucks Corp. SBUX, +0.04% and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.76% But Walsh wrote in the Seattle Times that getting to the next step — companies bargaining with unions in a timely manner in order to reach an agreement on a first contract — is key. He noted that federal labor law is “weak” and can allow companies to delay bargaining, which could “drag on for years.”
Now Is the Time for Unions to Go on the Offensive
June 7, 2022 // But, thankfully, a growing “militant minority” of labor advocates are calling for a more aggressive and offensive stance, and an implicit rejection of fortress unionism. Those forces argue for a dramatic increase in spending on organizing campaigns, a boost in the funding of alternative labor groups and independent unions, and more militant and disruptive labor activities, such as legal and illegal strikes, secondary boycott activities, and defying restrictive court injunctions on picketing and protest. May Day,
Unions: Pandemic, job openings favor worker gains
February 27, 2022 // Several members of the Black Hawk Labor Assembly AFL-CIO agree that the so-called “great resignation” of workers during the coronavirus shutdown has created greater opportunity for workplace gains for those still employed – if they choose to take advantage of the situation and unionize.