Posts tagged retaliation

    UAW Region 1 director violated election rule related to retaliation, monitor finds

    November 4, 2022 // The head of a key UAW region violated an election rule prohibiting retaliation against a union member seeking international office when he denied his opponent a pass to this summer’s UAW convention in Detroit, according to a copy of a letter obtained by the Free Press. The letter, dated Saturday, said that UAW Region 1 Director James Harris waived his right to a hearing and “acknowledged that he inappropriately denied” a request for a pass by LaShawn English, his opponent in the UAW’s first direct election of top union leaders. Ballots for the election were mailed out beginning in mid-October, ahead of the Nov. 28 deadline to have them returned. The monitor notified Harris on Oct. 14 after concluding an investigation into the matter and issued a "formal admonishment to Director Harris for this conduct" on Saturday, according to the letter.

    Starbucks workers hold strikes in at least 17 states amid union drive

    August 12, 2022 // Workers at Starbucks have held over 55 different strikes in at least 17 states in the US in recent months over the company’s aggressive opposition to a wave of unionization. According to an estimate by Starbucks Workers United, the strikes have cost Starbucks over $375,000 in lost revenue. The union created a $1m strike fund in June 2022 to support Starbucks workers through their strikes and several relief funds have been established for strikes and to support workers who have lost their jobs. Sam Amato, Mason Boykin, Jordie Adams,

    Union claims Starbucks illegally closing cafe to retaliate, Bloomberg reports

    June 6, 2022 // The union is asking the agency to seek a federal court injunction to quickly prevent or reverse the store closure.

    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.

    BERNIE SANDERS WANTS DEMOCRATS TO MAKE UNIONS THEIR BIGGEST MESSAGE

    May 4, 2022 // He said his team has maintained “a nucleus of the campaign,” roughly 10 staffers, who are heavily focused on supporting labor efforts, connecting with workers at a variety of the flash points of unionization, including at companies like John Deere and Kellogg’s and universities across the country where poorly paid adjunct faculty are organizing.

    Does Democrats’ support for unions extend to their own employees?

    April 22, 2022 // The CWU, a group of staffers that launched a union drive earlier this year, wants the House to vote on a resolution guaranteeing staffers protections as soon as next week. Currently, the Congressional Accountability Act allows staffers to organize, but doesn’t offer them any shield from retaliation, meaning staffers could be fired and blacklisted if they do so. Thus far, Pelosi’s office has not commented on when a floor vote could be scheduled on the resolution.

    Employees who crossed King Soopers picket lines now face consequences from union

    April 20, 2022 // The King Soopers grocery strike lasted nine days in January. For workers who crossed the picket line, however, the effects of that strike could last months. UFCW Local 7, the union for grocery workers, issued fines to members who chose to work. Those fines average more than they earn in a day. Fines that are legally allowed.

    ‘They Should Be Ashamed’: Understaffing at NYC’s Beloved Museum of Natural History Pushes Workers to Unionize

    March 28, 2022 // The union campaign arrives during a wave of organizing at museums and other cultural institutions across New York City and the United States, such as the Guggenheim and the Art Institute of Chicago.