Posts tagged Washington Post

    Op-ed: Hunter Tower: In Pennsylvania, Janus is more relevant than ever

    June 21, 2022 // Government employee unions responded to Janus by adopting a variety of still-being-litigated defensive strategies, including: only processing opt-out requests during a two-week annual window; challenging each request in court, forcing individual workers to battle the union’s well-financed legal team; subjecting union defectors to workplace harassment; and, when all else fails, forging the worker’s signature on membership documents. HB-2042, Charles Lane

    Apple VP kindly reminds retail workers that they can say no to unions

    May 27, 2022 // So far, no Apple retail stores have gained formal union recognition, but in February, the Washington Post reported that at least two stores were backed by major national unions and were prepared to file paperwork with the NLRB, while at least six more stores were in earlier stages of attempting to unionize. Around the same time, Apple doubled paid sick days for both full-time and part-time workers following reports from The Verge about the struggles of frontline Apple workers.

    Psaki sidesteps questions about White House meeting with Amazon, Starbucks union leaders

    May 4, 2022 // “The choice to join a union belongs to workers alone … and by the way Amazon, here we come,” Mr. Biden said to thunderous applause at the North America’s Building Trade Unions conference in Washington, D.C.

    Apple Store Unionization Effort in Motion at New York Flagship Location

    April 19, 2022 // A group of workers at Apple's flagship retail store in Manhattan has begun formally gathering signatures to form a union, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Organizers at Apple's Grand Central Terminal store say they voted Feb. 21 to affiliate with Workers United, the national labor union involved in recent efforts to unionize at Starbucks outlets, the paper reported.

    Indeed Study Shows Women Took Gig Work, Preferring Flexibility Over Stability During The Pandemic

    March 23, 2022 // These opportunities enhance employment options for women. Due to the nature of gig roles, they offer flexibility in the amount of days and hours worked. As studies show, women have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic—partly because they were overrepresented in the hardest-hit sectors, such as hospitality, leisure, travel, restaurants, retail and food services. It's also due to the fact that women were more apt to leave their jobs during the pandemic to take care of their children. This was particularly acute when public schools closed and childcare services were hard to find or too expensive, which made holding a full-time job not financially viable.

    A Misguided Republican Gift to Big Labor

    February 8, 2022 // At the 35,000-foot level, a works council is a collective forum that petitions the employer on improving working conditions, receives communications of proposed changes to working procedures, and engages in formalized labor-management dispute resolution. Typically, the works councils are not empowered to call strikes or other industrial actions but are granted some power to bargain with the employer on behalf of the workers at their given work sites.