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 [...]

2022-08-18T15:37:28-07:00August 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 [...]

2022-06-07T20:32:19-07:00June 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 [...]

2021-12-14T19:22:33-08:00December 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |
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