Trader Joe’s Workers Decided To Unionize. The Company Abruptly Closed Their Store.

By David Jamieson Source: HuffPost Workers at the Trader Joe’s Wine Shop in Manhattan spent the last four months laying the groundwork to unionize their store. A small organizing committee met regularly to discuss strategy around building support to join the United Food and Commercial Workers union, and they planned [...]

2022-08-18T15:37:28+00:00August 18th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Amazon fired Chris Smalls. Now the new union leader is one of its biggest problems.

By Shirin Ghaffary Source: Recode A year ago, Chris Smalls couldn’t get politicians to return his calls. But on a muggy morning in late April, two of the biggest names in politics — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — were making a special trip to Staten [...]

2022-06-07T20:32:19+00:00June 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Starbucks workers at a Buffalo store unionize in a big symbolic win for labor.

By Noam Scheiber Source: The New York Times Employees at a Buffalo-area Starbucks store have voted to form a union, making it the only one of the nearly 9,000 company-owned stores in the United States to be organized and notching an important symbolic victory for labor at a time when [...]

2021-12-14T19:22:33+00:00December 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

New York Attorney General threatens Amazon with legal action after firing of worker who led strike over coronavirus precautions

The New York attorney general Letitia James is considering legal action against Amazon after it fired one of its warehouse workers in Staten Island who had organized a protest calling for greater protections for staff amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Chris Smalls and other workers at the warehouse, which is [...]

2020-03-31T15:16:15+00:00March 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |
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