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Amazon, Starbucks, and beyond? Young workers fuel union drives.
May 19, 2022 // Much of the energy behind these moves is coming from the newest entrants to the labor force: workers in their late 20s at the tail end of the millennial generation, such as Ms. Ross and Ms. Hyatt, and their successors, Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012, who are beginning to land their first jobs. Many exude an organizing zeal not seen in decades.
Federal Judge Rejects Attempt by TWU Union and Southwest to Thwart Flight Attendant’s Religious Discrimination Suit
May 11, 2022 // Carter resigned from union membership but was still forced to pay fees to TWU Local 556 as a condition of her employment. State Right to Work laws do not protect her from forced union fees because airline and railway employees are covered by the federal Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA allows union officials to have a worker fired for refusing to pay union dues or fees. But it does protect the rights of employees to remain nonmembers of the union, to criticize the union and its leadership, and advocate for changing the union’s current leadership.
Pennsylvania labor federation requests investigation into workplace harassment allegations
April 14, 2022 // The state AFL-CIO’s newly elected president was accused on social media of verbally abusing female staff
Elon Musk takes jab at UAW over $2M embezzlement scandal, says Tesla made some of its workers millionaires
March 29, 2022 // Reacting to the news, Musk quipped that UAW’s slogan ought to be: "Fighting for the right to embezzle money from autoworkers." He added that the UAW stole millions from workers, whereas Tesla has made many of its workers millionaires through stock grants.
The NLRB Adds to its Amazon Antics
March 24, 2022 // Despite its ostensible role as a neutral arbiter, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a penchant for tilting the field in favor of labor unions depending on who is running the agency. Its most recent shenanigan involving the retail giant Amazon—a curiously-timed court petition— is an unfortunate example of this phenomenon.
Union Organizers Get Pushback From Three Brothers Coffee Owners
March 9, 2022 // The move potentially delays the first unionized coffee shop in Nashville and forces an election in order to be recognized.
Will the Starbucks union victories ignite organizing across the country?
January 17, 2022 // All this activism could simply evaporate — just another false dawn for unions — but it's also possible that we're at the dawn of a new era, one in which the working underclass is drawn, like the industrial workers of the 1930s, into the mainstream and the labor movement is empowered. But does being unionized then become just one more attribute of being a barista? Or does union success at Starbucks signal a nationwide organizing wave across the low-wage service sector? 2022 might just be the year we see the beginnings of a new American labor movement.
Workers across the US are rising up. Can they turn their anger into a movement?
January 3, 2022 // So far, increasingly militant workers are lacking something vital: a leader who can unite them all. Will that change?