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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How much can a union help Google workers push for social justice?

Jan 8, 2021
Google’s demands continue a long tradition of unions advocating for social justice.
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What Google's union means for Silicon Valley

Jan 4, 2021
This union's main aim is to support employee activism, rather than negotiate a contract.
Google employees stage a walkout over sexual harassment in New York in 2018. Some employees of the giant internet company have created a union to support worker activism.
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To survive the pandemic, live theater turns to streaming. Unions are on board.

Nov 20, 2020
Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA resolve their dispute, with Actors' Equity representing the virtual broadcasts. The agreement includes restrictions.
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Organizing labor in an era of temporary work and the gig economy

The labor movement of the future moves beyond traditional collective bargaining, says former SEIU Local 26 President Javier Morillo.
The challenge facing the labor movement today, and in the last decades, has been to adjust to an economy that doesn’t depend on industrial jobs, but temporary workers.
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Recessions are bad for labor movements ... except when they're not

Jul 31, 2020
What the history of union movements can teach us about worker power during the pandemic.
Women strikers on a New York City picket line during the Uprising of the 20,000, a garment workers strike of 1909 and 1910.
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Home child care workers unionize in California

Jul 29, 2020
Workers hope to strengthen an industry that has become even more precarious.
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Labor unions face increasing challenges in 2020

Jan 3, 2020
The Trump administration wants to make organizing more difficult.
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