Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: unions

‘Let the floodgates open’: Starbucks union scores first wins in California

"This is a major victory," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat. "It's time for Starbucks to pay fair wages and treat every worker with dignity and respect."

How young workers are unionizing Starbucks

Starbucks Workers United is racking up victorious union votes in one branch after another of the iconic American coffee chain. A young California-based worker-organizer explains why this organizing campaign is different.

Amazon, Starbucks and the sparking of a new American union movement

Media interest in the campaigns at Starbucks and Amazon suggests the American public may finally be paying attention.

How union workers safeguard American democracy

There’s no denying that this advocacy protects Americans’ freedoms.

Why young workers are driving a wave of unionization

Increasing numbers of millennials and zoomers in the public sector, tech field, gig economy, nonprofit community, education and other sectors also view collective action as the path to a brighter future.

Might Starbucks soon start sharing the bucks?

Baristas in Buffalo are mounting the coffee giant’s most significant union challenge yet.

How employers punish workers for forming unions

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would better protect workers from illegal bullying and retaliation during the organizing process.

#DontFundEvil: Google workers form a union to combat workplace concerns

"The future of tech is stronger with the power of a union."

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers prepare for general strike...

Even a work stoppage in certain parts of the country would be historic; the last time a general strike took place in the U.S. was in 1946.

Why rebuilding America’s manufacturing muscle is essential

Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.

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As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

The height of folly: Safeboxes in the sky

Can’t our society find something better to do than give billionaires playpens over a quarter-mile up?

Police chief arrested for selling meth

"DEA and our law enforcement partners will hold drug dealers accountable no matter who they are."

How media reports of ‘Clashes’ mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence

Accurate language in the reporting of Israeli-Palestinian violence is not only a concern for journalists’ credibility – it would also provide U.S. news consumers with a deeper understanding of the conditions on the ground and the deadly consequences.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.