Posts tagged Union Vote

    Starbucks challenged results of union election in Prosser. Baristas to vote again

    November 14, 2023 // The Starbucks in Prosser is one of the most prominent in the Mid-Columbia because of its location next to Interstate 82. Workers there filed a petition with the NLRB to unionize in August and cast their first ballots a month later. As of Oct. 31, 2023, workers at 456 stores in 46 states have filed to be represented by Workers United, according to the union. Election results show workers at 364 stores chose to join the union and 82 voted not to join.

    Former Honolulu Union Leader Headed To Prison For More Than 11 Years

    July 24, 2023 // In a weeks-long trial last year, federal prosecutors detailed how the finances of Local 1260 nosedived after Ahakuelo took over as business manager and financial secretary. In 2010, the union had a surplus of approximately $700,000, Gillmor noted. Four years later, it had a deficit of some $760,000. Prosecutors said Ahakuelo hired family members at salaries exceeding what union rules allowed. His wife, sister-in-law, son and his children’s spouses were all on the union’s payroll. Their pay contributed to the union’s salary expenses jumping by 150%, the judge said. Ahakuelo was emboldened by an inexperienced executive board, handpicked by Ahakuelo himself, that literally and figuratively handed him signed blank checks to spend as he wished, Gillmor said. Ahakuelo was also able to make unilateral decisions on travel. On several occasions, he brought an unnecessary entourage of family members and other employees on trips with dubious connections to union needs.

    Nurses inch toward union vote amid GW Hospital’s alleged anti-union efforts

    May 23, 2023 // Page said without space to advertise the union inside the hospital, union organizers began advertising the benefits of unionizing in chalk art, with slogans like “Patients Over Profits” on the pavement outside the hospital and flyers posted near the Foggy Bottom Metro station. He said union representatives table outside the hospital to answer any questions nurses might have three times per week.

    Tied vote stymies union effort at Lower East Side Trader Joe’s

    April 24, 2023 // A two-day union vote at a Lower East Side Trader Joe’s ended in a tie, handing a loss to workers who supported the effort, the union announced Friday. The final vote at the Essex Crossing Trader Joe’s was 76-76, legally marking a win for the company, worker-led union Trader Joe’s United said in a news release. Despite the tie, however, worker-organizers at the store said they would continue to fight for a union.

    Activision Blizzard wants all Diablo 4 employees to vote on unionizing

    August 19, 2022 // The Post’s report says Blizzard’s lawyers showed a trailer of Diablo 4 in its arguments in an attempt to support their statement that everyone involved in the franchise’s development should have a vote in whether the campus should unionize. It didn’t mention what the rationale of showing this trailer in support of the argument was, though, nor did Blizzard explain why it made public the names and occupation status of several employees working on the project.


    July 13, 2022 // Starbucks stores nationwide are unionizing one by one, but the recent vote for a Fresno store tallied unanimously against unionizing – even though the lead organizer sent in a “yes” vote. The National Labor Relations Board posted the union vote for Starbucks at 7010 N Marks Ave Ste. 105 in Fresno yesterday, counting 14 votes — all against unionizing with Starbucks Workers United. As lead organizer, Ben Takemoto has been the face of the movement for the store. He said his vote in favor of unionizing wasn’t counted.

    7 fired Starbucks workers celebrate union vote in Memphis

    June 8, 2022 // Seattle-based Starbucks has 9,000 company-run U.S. stores. Nationally, the NLRB has received 280 union petitions for Starbucks locations, board spokeswoman Kayla Blado said. Of 149 vote counts, 122 locations have voted for a union and 79 have been certified, Blado said. Nikki Taylor, Beto Sanchez,

    Amazon Endures the Union ‘Wave’

    May 4, 2022 // The press predicted a surge of Big Labor victories after an Amazon warehouse unionized last month, but the labor "tidal wave" has yet to claim a single island. A separate vote this week shows that unions still face long odds in organizing at Amazon and other private employers.

    Bernie Sanders, AOC support Staten Island Amazon factory ahead of union vote

    April 24, 2022 // New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders showed up to encourage workers to continue their fight against the tech company.