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    Disney CEO Bob Iger wants employees to return to the office four days a week

    January 10, 2023 // “Starting March 1, employees currently working in a hybrid fashion will be asked to spend four days a week on-site, targeting Monday through Thursday as in-person workdays,” Iger said in an internal email obtained by MarketWatch.  The edict, just weeks after Iger took over Disney DIS, +0.91% from ousted CEO Bob Chapek, is the latest from a high-profile executive asking employees to return to the office at least three days a week. Last month, Snap Inc. SNAP, -0.22% CEO Evan Spiegel said the company expects employees to spend at least 80% of their time in the office beginning in February, according to an internal memo. Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +0.78% GOOG, +0.73% Google, Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.41%, Twitter Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -0.41% have made similar requests.

    Twitter’s Workplace Practices Draw Fire as Janitors Picket and Musk Defends Bedrooms

    December 7, 2022 // San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection said Dec. 6 it was launching an investigation into reports that Twitter converted several of its office spaces into bedrooms. Meanwhile, janitors are picketing this week after the company terminated their contract. Janitors told a local NBC affiliate on Nov. 5 they found themselves locked out of the building, with no prior warning the company was terminating their contract. The workers, who are represented by the Service Employees International Union, plan to picket outside of Twitter’s headquarters until their contract ends Dec. 9.

    Chris Smalls Taunts Musk, Says ‘Disgruntled’ Employee Wants Help Unionizing

    November 30, 2022 // Labor organizer Chris Smalls taunted Elon Musk Monday evening, saying a "disgruntled" Tesla employee reached out to him, seeking help with unionizing. Smalls tweeted an image showing an email he received from an unidentified individual with the subject line: "Organizing activity at Tesla." He captioned the picture with a barb aimed at Musk, the Tesla CEO who has made headlines in recent weeks over his purchase of social media giant Twitter.

    A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    October 24, 2022 // As it turns out, Pastors for Children should be renamed Pastors for AFT. As the Capital Research Center found out, “The evidence suggests that Pastors for Texas Children is beholden to special interests and would better be called “Pastors for Texas Teachers Unions.” The organization has taken at least $25,000 in funding from the American Federation of Teachers, but that may not be all. The group put on a “virtual fundraiser” in October 2020 headlined by Diane Ravitch, a onetime school reformer who “now toes the teachers union line.”

    Waymo workers form union in the latest push to organize Silicon Valley

    October 12, 2022 // The cafeteria workers at the Mountain View-based company cite the high cost of living in the Bay Area and the lack of strong benefits while working for one of the world's most valuable companies. Waymo is owned by Google parent company, Alphabet. The workers are employed by Sodexo, which contracts service work for Google and other companies. Organizers say they have a majority of union cards signed from the roughly two dozen-person bargaining unit.

    Bernie Sanders blasts Starbucks CEO for not unionizing nationwide

    August 29, 2022 // Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) railed against Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in various social media posts over his opposition to unionizing the cafes.

    American University staffers go on strike over low wages

    August 24, 2022 // Citing low wages, health care and an abusive work environment, over 500 members of the American University staff union went on strike Monday morning. The strike, which is scheduled to last five days, comes after leaders with SEIU Local 500 and the school administration failed to come to a compromise on new contracts to address these and other issues earlier in August. Amanda Kleinman, Unfair Labor Practice Strike, Peter Starr, Emily Kim,

    Trader Joe’s Has Just Formed Its First Union. Here’s What To Know Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/948263/trader-joes-has-just-formed-its-first-union-heres-what-to-know/?utm_campaign=clip

    August 4, 2022 // Workers at the Hadley, Massachusetts, store voted to join Trader Joe's United to improve their health and retirement benefits package, pay rate, and safety concerns in the workplace. The labor group claims that Trader Joe's has reduced its benefits package and pandemic pay rate while weakening store health and safety measures. The group tweeted a letter stating its motivation to negotiate a contract that benefits Trader Joe's employees "instead of the company's bottom line." A spokesperson for the popular grocery chain stated that Trader Joe's offers substantial compensation and benefits packages to employees that are competitive with other top grocer's incentives. Trader Joe's is eager to join the labor group in contract negotiations in order to stave off a domino effect at over 535 other locations, two of which are already discussing unionization.

    ‘She’s an arsonist pretending to be a firefighter.’ Critics say newly re-elected AFT head’s agenda is destroying education as she steers $12m to Dems and encourages beliefs like white teachers ‘spirit murder’ minority kids

    August 1, 2022 // A glance at the AFT's spending under Weingarten's leadership is enough to eradicate any notion of political or ideological neutrality. Since she assumed leadership in 2008 the power of the union coffers has been harnessed and used almost entirely in the interests of the Democrats. In 2008 the union spent $2.6million on campaign contributions with 10 percent of that going to Republicans. Tiffany Justice, parental rights activist, Weingarten earns $534,240, eight times the average teacher's salary, Moms for Liberty, Daniel Buck, Chalkboard Review, Social and Emotional Learning, Stanford University professor Terry Moe,