Posts tagged Unionization

    Academy Museum Employees Call for Recognition of New Union

    June 29, 2022 // This, combined with the grassroots organizing happening at other museums and businesses, inspired Guzman and other employees to begin their organizing with the help of AFSCME 36, which has been unionizing several major museums over the past few years under the labor org Cultural Workers United. Among the museums whose workers have recently negotiated contracts are the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Along with the formal letter requesting such recognition, AMWU included letters of support from 15 California state assembly members as well as Los Angeles city council members Nithya Raman and Paul Koretz, the latter of whom represents the district the museum is located in. TheWrap has reached out to the Academy for comment. Bill Kramer, J. Raul Guzman, Claudia Gonzalez, Dolores Huerta,

    NLRB’s Top Prosecutor Seeks Big Changes, Faces Uphill Battle

    June 28, 2022 // Abruzzo has signaled it’s one of the many decisions she intends to undo from the Trump era, when cases were spearheaded by her predecessor Peter Robb, who was widely seen by organized labor and Democrats as favoring employers. Biden later fired Robb. “The hypocrisy is off the charts when you think about the employee rights,” Nix said. “When she gets done with the job, she ought to apply for the lobbyist job at the AFL-CIO, because she’s going even farther than union officials have even imagined.” John Logan, San Francisco State University, pro-union experts,

    Unions Are Adding Some Heat in the Kitchen for Food & Beverage Employers

    June 28, 2022 // According to a National Public Radio analysis, the accommodations and food services industry makes up nearly 28 percent of new union election petitions (a huge jump from the fewer than 4 percent of union election petitions coming from the industry a decade ago). Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, unionization among employees within the food and beverage industry was relatively low. However, many of these employees were deemed essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and were required to continue working as the virus spread. As a result, employees in the industry began to demand higher pay and better working conditions.

    Foxx, Burr, Allen, Braun Call NLRB to Account for Curbing Employers’ Freedom of Speech

    June 27, 2022 // Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC); Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Republican Leader Richard Burr (R-NC); Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Republican Leader Rick Allen (R-GA); and Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee Republican Leader Mike Braun (R-IN) sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo regarding guidance that flies in the face of decades of precedent and threatens employers’ First Amendment rights.

    Hundreds of Minnesota Mayo Clinic Nurses Seek Vote to Free Themselves of Unwanted Union ‘Representation’

    June 27, 2022 // Brittany Burgess, a registered nurse of the Mayo Clinic, filed the petition. The request seeking to end MNA union officials’ monopoly bargaining powers at the Mayo Clinic was signed by more than two hundred nurses in the bargaining unit, well over the number needed to trigger an NLRB-conducted secret ballot vote to remove the union. Mankato, Minnesota Nurses Association, Brittany Burgess,

    Workers seek union at a Chipotle restaurant, a first for the chain

    June 24, 2022 // The workers have formed an independent union called Chipotle United and only asked the AFL-CIO for advice on how to file the paperwork, O'Brien said. Augusta, Andy O'Brien, Bernadette Baum,

    Pfizer worker launches drive to unionize global manufacturing facility in Portage

    June 21, 2022 // The employee, who isn't being identified for fear of losing his job, said 30% of the plant's workers would need to support the union to bring it up for a vote. A majority of eligible workers must consent to form a union, which would require Pfizer to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with its workers. The employee leading the effort to unionize has worked for Pfizer for 24 years. Portage, Michigan, Franklin, Ohio, John Getz, Pearl River, New York

    Starbucks head of North America business leaving company

    June 20, 2022 // Rossann Williams, John Culver, Sara Trilling,

    Some arguments against the move for unionization on Capitol Hill

    June 17, 2022 // The latest example is the American Federation of Government Employees. One of their locals that represents EPA employees said that during collective bargaining, they plan to ask for a climate emergency declaration by President Biden. That’s, I mean, that’s not what we traditionally think of as collective bargaining, right? We think of it as being just about what the employee needs, their benefits, their pay, their working conditions. So when you add in sort of the public sector, it adds another layer of politics, and it becomes more complicated. And especially if you see something like that, where a union that represents people, members of the bureaucracy asked for an actual policy change in collective bargaining, what does that mean, for Congress, right, where you’re already talking about political staffers? Jared Serbu, policy issues,

    Union membership grows, but support still shy of earlier peaks

    June 16, 2022 // Unionization has recently sprouted up in some of the nation’s largest companies, but union support and influence is still nowhere near what it once was. The AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday is where more than 50 different unions debate and hammer out resolutions that will help shape the labor movement’s future. About 2,000 union members, leaders and state and local officials attend the gathering, which is held every four years, and where labor leaders chart strategy. Paul Gerke, Tom Palmer, Siera Moore, News Nation,