Unionized Starbucks workers at more than 100 stores strike

Nov 17, 2022
Striking workers are taking advantage of a holiday promotion to protest the company’s approach to union negotiations.
Workers on strike outside of a San Francisco Starbucks on Nov. 17. Employees at more than 100 unionized Starbucks locations walked off the job Thursday.
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Railroad worker contract negotiations stall over lack of paid sick days

Oct 31, 2022
Unions have been pushing for as many as 15 sick days for rail workers, who currently have none.
Railway workers walk through Union Station in Washington, DC.
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On "Severance": Why you should balance work and life instead of separating them entirely

The hit Apple TV+ series "Severance" offers searing commentary on corporate values, organized labor and finding purpose at work.
From left to right, actors John Turturro, Britt Lower, Christopher Walken and Adam Scott in “Severance,” now streaming on Apple TV+.
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Amazon union showcases the power of grassroots labor organizing, professor says

Apr 4, 2022
Local union organizers "robbed Amazon of one of its best anti-union arguments," says Adam Seth Litwin of Cornell.
Union organizer Christian Smalls speaks following the April 1, 2022, vote for the unionization of the Amazon Staten Island warehouse in New York.
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Unions are gaining momentum at restaurants. They've been here before.

Sep 28, 2021
Unions for food and drink workers go back to 1891. But they lost their seat at the table with the growth of restaurant chains and fast food.
Restaurant unions have a long history, and the stresses the pandemic has imposed on food workers could stir a resurgence in membership, some experts say.
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The PRO Act may protect workers even if it doesn't pass

Mar 10, 2021
The bill, which offers sweeping protections for organized labor, may not pass the Senate. But it may stimulate conversation and education.
A union rally in Chicago. Most Americans support union rights, a Gallup survey found.
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Decade in workplace culture defined by uneven recovery

Jan 1, 2020
The longest economic expansion brought confidence for some, insecurity for others.
Google employees stage a walkout on Nov. 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment.
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