Starbucks workers unionized at record speed. But workers are now filing fewer unionization petitions, one year on.
With a strike looming, President Biden called on Congress to pass legislation imposing a contract deal that four rail unions had rejected, citing its lack of paid sick days.
Workers from Amazon’s East Point warehouse, ATL 6, recently held a protest demanding higher wages and better working conditions.
Freight rail workers had threatened to strike Friday. The unions were unhappy about a policy that penalizes workers who take unscheduled time off, including for medical needs.
During the so-called "Great Resignation," workers are leaving their jobs in search of better pay and working conditions. But where should they look for greener pastures? According to a new report from Oxfam, not Georgia. The report finds the state ranks near the bottom of the list when considering its low minimum wage, lack of union protections and new abortion ban. GPB's Peter Biello spoke with Kaitlyn Henderson, the author of the Oxfam Report.
A new poll from Gallup shows that support for unions is the highest it's been since 1965. This comes as workers at companies like Starbucks, Amazon and Chipotle have lately launched union drives.
A barista-led labor movement has dealt challenges to coffee shop owners, and not just Howard Schultz. In Milwaukee, two independently owned cafés faced union drives with two very different outcomes.
The decision to close the store on College Avenue has left workers with less than a week's notice and resulted in them calling for a boycott of other Starbucks stores around the city.
Employees at a Trader Joe's in Hadley, Mass., have filed to hold a union election. If the vote is successful, it will create the first union in the nationwide chain.
One labor and employment observer said the New York vote was "shocking," since Amazon workers there had no support from an established union.
On the day of its annual shareholder meeting, Starbucks announced its CEO Kevin Johnson is retiring, effective April 4. Howard Schultz, who led the company for two decades, will return as interim CEO.
Strikes and organizing efforts at high-profile companies have generated new enthusiasm for organized labor. But numbers tell a different story. Union membership is tied for the lowest level on record.
Federal labor officials found enough support among Amazon workers on Staten Island to pave the way for a union election. It could be the second union vote for Amazon this year.
The mailbox was a key reason why labor officials ruled to re-do a union election at Amazon's Alabama warehouse. For the re-vote, the mailbox got moved. The union wants it gone.