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Op-ed: ‘Translation Agencies Are Cancelling My Contracts’ — California’s AB5 Bill Starts to Bite
June 20, 2022 // In response to criticism from freelancers concerned about losing work, Assemblywoman Gonzalez stated on December 12, 2019, “These were never good jobs. No one has ever suggested that, even freelancers.” She later clarified: “I’m sorry if I shorthanded things they were expressed to me. All the freelancers I met with complained about the lack of standards on pay, timely pay, etc.” On December 17, 2019, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), represented by pro bono attorneys from the Pacific Legal Fund, filed a lawsuit against what they call AB5’s illegal discrimination against journalists. The suit comes on the heels of Vox Media’s December 16, 2019 announcement that the company would end contracts with approximately 200 freelance sports writers and editors due to AB5, replacing them with 20 new part-time and full-time. gig worker bill, interpreters, legal challenge, translators, Lorena Gonzalez, court and medical interpreter, Gloria M. Rivera, National Committee for Languages, Coalition of Practicing Translators and Interpreters of California, American Association of Language Specialists, Rae K. Farley, CART, Communication Access Realtime Translation, Renee Silverman, New Jersey’s Senate Labor Committee
Top Five Labor Law Developments for May 2022
June 17, 2022 // Geodis Logistics, Video game testers, No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act,
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says ‘I’ll get on my knees’ and ‘do whatever you want’ pleading with workers to return to the office
June 14, 2022 // Speaking at The New York Times's DealBook policy forum in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Schultz — who returned as interim CEO in April after Kevin Johnson stepped down from the role — said swaying staffers away from remote work and back to the office hasn't been productive. "I have been unsuccessful, despite everything I've tried to do, to get our people back to work," Schultz, 69, said. "I've pleaded with them. I said I'll get on my knees. I'll do push-ups. Whatever you want. Come back."
Vox Media Union Reaches Tentative Deal, Averting Threatened Strike
June 14, 2022 // The tentative deal was reached after about six months of negotiations, during which time bargaining unit members said that they were advocating for raises and benefits that take inflation into account, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and contract language that retains union benefits in the event of a sale or merger, among other points. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in early June, The Verge senior reviewer and Vox Media Union member Monica Chin said that the union was pushing primarily to give members at Vox “stable and satisfying long-term careers.” Hollywood Reporter, Polygon, Eater, Vox Media, A.V. Club
Amazon Labor Union Rejected 618-380 at Second Staten Island Facility
May 2, 2022 // “In a ballot count held by the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the Amazon sorting facility known as LDJ5 rejected unionizing by a count of 618-380,” reports HuffPost’s Dave Jamieson. “The labor board has not yet certified the results to make them official, and the union may challenge them.”
Op-Ed: The time is right for Twitter employees to unionize
April 29, 2022 // Labor organizers have a message for the Twitter employees upset and concerned about Elon Musk's takeover of the company: Join us.
CALIFORNIA UNION WATCH 2022 QUARTER 1 REVIEW
April 11, 2022 // The California Union Watch Twitter account (@CalUnionWatch) has been tracking government union contributions over the first quarter of this year (January 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022). Here are the five biggest union contributors from this year so far. We will be only focusing on state-level elections.
How a fluffy orange cat named Jorts stole the internet’s heart and became the pro-labor icon 2022 didn’t know it needed
March 30, 2022 // Followers also thanked Jorts for "helping people learn" about labor rights after the account shared a question from a fan about why workers were organizing store by store instead of by sector.
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.