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.
After days of bargaining over safety precautions, the Chicago Teachers Union and city officials have reached an agreement to restart in-person teaching.
Voting is ending at three stores around Buffalo, N.Y. Starbucks had flown in executives to the area and asked federal officials to delay the ballot count.
A federal labor official has ordered a revote in the biggest Amazon union election in the U.S. The agency found the company's anti-union tactics tainted the original vote that rejected unionizing.
Amazon workers in New York plan to take an initial step toward forming a union. Organizers say they have collected some 2,000 signatures for a union vote from warehouse workers on Staten Island.
Shuler will serve as president of the AFL-CIO until June 2022. The union's No. 2 official replaces longtime labor leader Richard Trumka, who died earlier this month.
Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country.