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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New Connecticut law limits "captive audience" meetings in the workplace

Jun 28, 2022
These meetings, where employers share their views on unionization with employees, can no longer be mandatory.
The Connecticut State Capitol. The state's new law limiting "captive audience" meetings is likely to face legal challenges.
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Port unions have long bargained over disruptive innovations

Jun 17, 2022
The introduction of shipping containers half a century ago revolutionized the industry, and union strategy.
The shipping container was invented in 1956, and ended up changing the landscape of the industry.
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Activision Blizzard employees vote to form a union

May 31, 2022
It's the first union at a major company in the $180 billion gaming industry, and could be a sign of things to come.
The union at Activision Blizzard is the first at a major gaming company.
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Ever wanted to be a flight attendant? Here are the "bizarre requirements" applicants had to meet in the 1960s.

Apr 21, 2022
Nell McShane Wulfhart tells the story of how women organized to fight sexism in the cabin and turn the job into a lifelong career.
A Pan American (Pan Am) air hostess serves champagne in the first class cabin of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet.
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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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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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Union labor complaint against Amazon takes aim at "captive audience" meetings

Feb 25, 2022
The practice of requiring workers to sit through anti-union presentations is common and currently legal.
A union supporter stands before sunrise outside the Amazon fulfillment center on March 29 in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Biden administration proposals would boost union rights

Feb 8, 2022
The drop in union power has been occurring for decades.
The labor movement and unions have seen declining power for decades.
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Union membership fell in 2021, despite high-profile campaigns. Where do workers go from here?

Jan 31, 2022
Just 10.3% of Americans belonged to unions in 2021, and the rate for private-sector employees was 6.1%.
Just 10.3% of Americans belonged to unions in 2021, and the rate for private-sector employees was 6.1%.
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