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‘We still have a lot to prove’: VC-backed union startup responds to skepticism around its model

  By Clint Rainey August 24, 2022   Jamie Earl White grew up in a rural Texas town near Uvalde where there was a clear resources divide between “the ranching class and the non-ranching class.” As an MIT student, he took careful notes during Occupy Boston and helped lead the “Justice for Janitors” campaign—a lesson … Continue reading ‘We still have a lot to prove’: VC-backed union startup responds to skepticism around its model

Strippers are the latest workers to join the union wave

By Samar Marwan     August 19, 2022   From coffee houses to newsrooms, workers in just about every industry are moving toward unionizing to improve working conditions and job protection. This week, a more unexpected and disenfranchised group of workers are moving toward unionization: strippers. In mid-March, 15 dancers at the Star Garden Topless … Continue reading Strippers are the latest workers to join the union wave

Wells Fargo won’t commit to union neutrality, and bank employees are preparing for an ugly fight

By Clint Rainey July 27, 2022 Workers behind an unprecedented union drive at Wells Fargo are now trying to enlist congressional allies in their battle. Though employees have been trying to unionize America’s third-largest bank for years, a renewed push began several months ago. This time it’s been galvanized by support from the Committee for … Continue reading Wells Fargo won’t commit to union neutrality, and bank employees are preparing for an ugly fight

How Microsoft’s union agreement could shape the rest of the tech industry

By Wilfred Chan     June 15, 2022 The tech industry has not been kind to worker organizing. While federal law grants American employees the right to unionize without retaliation, tech giants and video game studios have established a norm in recent years of fighting back hard—often illegally, federal labor investigators allege—against workers who have … Continue reading How Microsoft’s union agreement could shape the rest of the tech industry

Apple Store workers in Georgia call off union vote over intimidation claims

Apple Store workers in Atlanta will hold union vote in June The process starts on June 2nd. I. Bonifacic @igorbonifacic May 3rd, 2022 Brandon Bell via Getty Images Workers at the first US Apple Store to file for a union election will decide whether to unionize next month. According to an agreement obtained by The … Continue reading Apple Store workers in Georgia call off union vote over intimidation claims

Second Amazon warehouse in Staten Island sets union election date

Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse will hold a union election in March The in-person election will take place over six days. K. Holt @krisholt February 16th, 2022 An Amazon truck exits the company’s JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. Brendan McDermid / reuters Amazon workers at … Continue reading Second Amazon warehouse in Staten Island sets union election date