Union petitions were up 56% in last 9 months, federal labor agency says

Jul 15, 2022
Young, college-educated workers at individual retail establishments like Starbucks stores are driving many organizing efforts.
More than 16% of the union election petitions submitted to the government came from Starbucks.
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As Delta starts to offer flight attendants pay during boarding, will other airlines follow?

Apr 28, 2022
Boarding passengers has become especially difficult during the pandemic.
Delta is the first domestic airline company to offer pay to flight attendants during the boarding process.
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Amazon workers in Staten Island vote to form company's first U.S. union

Apr 1, 2022
Amazon's union campaigns come at a time of widespread labor unrest at many corporations, including Starbucks.
Organizer Chris Smalls speaks following Friday's vote to unionize the Amazon Staten Island warehouse, the first U.S. union at the e-commerce giant.
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More and more graduate students seek to unionize

Dec 21, 2021
The pandemic has highlighted existing challenges for grad student workers and created new ones.
This year has seen a surge in unionization efforts, increasingly on college campuses — including at MIT, Columbia University and the University of New Mexico.
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Calls for unionization are brewing at Starbucks

Sep 1, 2021
Three stores in Buffalo are attempting to create the first-ever union at the coffee giant, and the time appears right.
A group of Starbucks employees is trying to create the first-ever union in the company's history.
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Amazon workers vote no on unionizing Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse

Apr 9, 2021
The warehouse has been the site of a protracted, very public fight to organize.
A sign encouraging workers to vote in the union election hangs outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr 9, 2021
The union said it would file an objection with the NLRB charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote.
The Amazon fulfillment warehouse at the center of a unionization drive on March 29 in Bessemer, Alabama.
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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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The share of the workforce represented by unions increased last year

Jan 26, 2021
Union workers lost fewer jobs than their non-union counterparts because of negotiated furloughs and other protections.
Flight attendants, airline pilots and other aviation workers hold a protest organized by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union urging Congress to pass a COVID-19 relief package and extend the Paycheck Support Program to save aviation jobs during a rally outside the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 9, 2020.
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