N.F.L. Appeals Deshaun Watson’s Six-Game Suspension

The league notified the players’ union that it would appeal an arbiter’s decision. Commissioner Roger Goodell or his appointee will hear the appeal.

#cleveland-browns, #collective-bargaining, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #watson-deshaun-1995

MLB Union Short on Latino Voices Ahead of International Draft Deadline

A deadline looms on an international draft, but players from Latin America, who would be affected more than anyone, are largely absent from union leadership.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #hispanic-americans, #latin-america, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor

Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks

Jaz Brisack became a barista for the same reasons that talented young people have long chosen their career paths: a mix of idealism and ambition.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #careers-and-professions, #collective-bargaining, #content-type-personal-profile, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #rhodes-scholarship, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Apple Workers at Maryland Store Vote to Unionize, a First in the U.S.

Roughly two-thirds of employees at the store in Towson, Md., voted to join the union.

#apple-inc, #collective-bargaining, #international-assn-of-machinists-and-aerospace-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #towson-md

Starbucks Plans Wage Increases That Won’t Apply to Unionized Workers

The initiative was announced as labor organizers have won initial votes at more than 50 stores, including several this week.

#collective-bargaining, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #schultz-howard-d, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workers-united

From Amazon to Starbucks, America Is Unionizing. Will Politics Catch Up?

A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians — particularly Democrats — are still behind them.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #audio-neutral-informative, #collective-bargaining, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shuler-liz-1970, #starbucks-workers-united, #strikes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden Appears to Show Support for Amazon Workers Who Voted to Unionize

“By the way, Amazon, here we come. Watch,” the president said. But the White House quickly said his remarks did not mean the government would get formally involved.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Amazon’s First Union Is a False Dawn: The Rules Are Still Stacked Against Workers

Amazon workers on Staten Island have created the company’s first union. The government needs to make it easier for others to follow.

#amazon-com-inc, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Amazon Is Resisting Unions in Two Upcoming Elections

The company has held hundreds of meetings with workers to discourage them from supporting a union in two upcoming elections.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #staten-island-nyc, #warehouses

Why Brittney Griner and Other W.N.B.A. Stars Play Overseas

Competing for international teams during the W.N.B.A.’s off-season is common for players. The chance to earn extra money is just one of the draws.

#basketball, #collective-bargaining, #fines-penalties, #wages-and-salaries, #womens-national-basketball-assn

The WNBA’s $20 Million Debate Over Charter Flights

Secret charter flights cost the Liberty a big fine, but players say they deserve them — and need them to be healthy. The league says they’re too expensive for now.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #collective-bargaining, #engelbert-catherine, #fines-penalties, #jackson-terri-carmichael, #new-york-liberty, #organized-labor, #womens-national-basketball-assn

New York Times Tech Workers Vote to Certify Union

The ratification, with about 80 percent of ballots in favor, makes it the largest tech union in the United States with collective bargaining rights.

#collective-bargaining, #national-labor-relations-board, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #newsguild, #organized-labor

MLB Lockout: Manfred’s Offer Was Engineered for Rejection

Commissioner Rob Manfred boasted of his streak of successful labor negotiations, but by effectively creating a salary cap he had to know this deal would fail.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #lockouts, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball

M.L.B. Cancels Games, Delaying Start of Season

After the league and the players’ union failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement by M.L.B.’s self-imposed deadline Tuesday evening, the league said the season would not start on March 31.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-rob-1958, #organized-labor

M.L.B. Tells Union Games Will Be Lost Without a Deal Soon

The league said it would begin canceling games if a collective bargaining agreement was not reached by Monday. The sides are negotiating this week in Florida.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor

The USWNT vs. U.S. Soccer: an Equal Pay Timeline

A six-year legal fight that saw victories on the field and losses in federal court ended with a multimillion-dollar settlement. Here’s how the sides got here.

#collective-bargaining, #cordeiro-carlos, #discrimination, #klausner-r-gary, #rapinoe-megan, #sauerbrunn-becky-1985, #soccer, #solo-hope, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

U.S. Women’s Players and U.S. Soccer Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit

Under the terms of the agreement, the athletes will receive $24 million and a pledge from the federation to equalize pay for the men’s and women’s national teams.

#collective-bargaining, #decisions-and-verdicts, #klausner-r-gary, #lloyd-carli-1982, #morgan-alex-1989, #organized-labor, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

USWNT and US Soccer Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit

Under the terms of the agreement, the athletes will receive $24 million and a pledge from the federation to equalize pay for the men’s and women’s national teams.

#collective-bargaining, #decisions-and-verdicts, #klausner-r-gary, #lloyd-carli-1982, #morgan-alex-1989, #organized-labor, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

U.S. Museums See Rise in Unions Even as Labor Movement Slumps

Workers at nearly two dozen American art museums have created collective bargaining units in recent years to push for better pay and working conditions.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #art-institute-of-chicago, #ceruti-mary, #collective-bargaining, #district-council-37, #museums, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #organized-labor, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #united-automobile-workers

Marco Rubio Wants to Be a Working Class Hero

Only one problem. 

#banks-jim-1979, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #strikes, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Biden Adopts Recommendations for Promoting Union Membership

Many of the recommendations, proposed by a White House task force, would make it easier for federal workers and employees of contractors to unionize.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

M.L.B. Lockout: Players Reject Offer of Federal Mediation

“We don’t need mediation because what we are offering to M.L.B. is fair for both sides,” Max Scherzer said as various players started to speak out about delays.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #lockouts, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #merrifield-whit-1989, #scherzer-max

As W.N.B.A. Players Call for Expansion, League Says Not Now

Many players and fans want bigger rosters and more teams, but the W.N.B.A. said it can’t “expand for expansion’s sake” without the money to support it.

#basketball, #brown-lexie-1994, #clarendon-layshia-1991, #collective-bargaining, #collier-napheesa-1996, #engelbert-catherine, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-liberty, #ogwumike-nnemkadi, #organized-labor, #reeve-cheryl-1966, #taurasi-diana, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

With Omicron, Teachers’ Unions Push for Remote Schooling, Worrying Democrats

Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #atlanta-ga, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #collective-bargaining, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #fairfax-county-va, #kentucky, #lightfoot-lori, #milwaukee-wis, #newark-nj, #newark-teachers-union, #san-francisco-calif, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

Tornadoes Shouldn’t Be a Workplace Hazard

The disasters that struck in Kentucky and Illinois cannot be separated from the overall political economy of the United States.

#amazon-com-inc, #collective-bargaining, #edwardsville-ill, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #organized-labor, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

McCollum on Simmons Trade Rumors, Vaccines and Blazers Firing

Portland guard CJ McCollum is facing challenges both personal and professional in his first year as president of the players’ union. “It’s the life I chose,” he said.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #basketball, #black-people, #collective-bargaining, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mccollum-c-j, #national-basketball-assn, #national-basketball-players-assn, #olshey-neil, #organized-labor, #portland-trail-blazers, #simmons-benjamin-1996, #trades-sports, #vaccination-and-immunization

All Eyes Are on the Nation’s Ports. Can Truck Drivers Make the Most of It?

The supply-chain crisis has opened a rare opportunity for them to agitate for a better life.

#charleston-sc, #collective-bargaining, #freight-cargo, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #international-longshoremens-assn, #maersk-line, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

Hollywood Crew Union Narrowly Ratifies Its Contracts With Studios

The margin was perilously narrow, with many International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees members viewing the pact as toothless in terms of preventing long working hours.

#collective-bargaining, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #rust-movie, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

The Courts Have It In for American Workers

For too long, judges have sided with corporations over labor. Biden needs to change that.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #federal-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Wirecutter Workers Threaten Work Stoppage Starting on Black Friday

Their union, which is seeking higher salary minimums and guaranteed raises, has been negotiating with The New York Times Company for two years.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #wirecutter-the

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Aim for Union Vote

The organizers say they will have enough signatures by Monday to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. The company is pushing back.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Union Workers Fight for Better Working Conditions

Workers across the U.S. are finding new ways to organize and exercise power, even in the face of corporations determined to undermine unions.

#collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor

Scott Walker: Act 10’s Weakening of Unions Worked in Wisconsin

Act 10’s reforms to weaken public-sector unions helped both schools and taxpayers.

#collective-bargaining, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #seniority-systems, #teachers-and-school-employees, #walker-scott-k, #wisconsin

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Paved the Way for Donald Trump’s America

If Democrats want to create an enduring coalition to prevent the unraveling of democracy, they must return to their labor roots.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

New Yorker Union Reaches Deal With Condé Nast After Threatening to Strike

Condé Nast, the venerable magazine’s parent company, agreed to a minimum salary of $60,000 by April 2023, the union said. The deal also covers workers at the digital publications Ars Technica and Pitchfork.

#ars-technica, #collective-bargaining, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #magazines, #new-yorker, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #pitchfork-media, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union

The 96-year-old magazine, known for its revered writers and sophisticated audience, is being consumed by a labor dispute.

#collective-bargaining, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #magazines, #new-yorker, #newsguild, #newspaper-guild-the, #organized-labor, #remnick-david, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #writers-guild-of-america, #writing-and-writers

Uber and Lyft Ramp Up Efforts to Shield Business Model

Gig economy companies are backing state laws in New York and elsewhere that would cement drivers’ status as contractors in exchange for a union.

#car-pooling-and-ride-sharing, #collective-bargaining, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #lyft-inc, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility

The administration learned of what appeared to be “serious violations” of labor rights, it said, and is using a new tool in the North American trade deal to seek a review.

#collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #mexico, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #organized-labor, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups are seeking to make use of a new enforcement mechanism in the updated North American trade deal.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #brookfield-asset-management, #cardone-industries, #collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden Forms Task Force to Explore Ways to Help Labor

The group will issue recommendations on how the government can use existing authority to help workers join labor unions and bargain collectively.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-employees, #harris-kamala-d, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

Amazon’s Big Win Over the Little Guy

Corporate America keeps squeezing the humanity out of the workplace.

#amazon-com-inc, #collective-bargaining, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #productivity

Suffolk County, Where Police Call the Shots

Fiscal conservatives and liberal activists both want to curb the power of police unions in Suffolk County. Can they do it?

#bellone-steven, #black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #burke-james-1964, #collective-bargaining, #long-island-ny, #organized-labor, #peoples-plan, #police, #police-reform, #spota-thomas-j

Biden May Be the Most Pro-Labor President Ever; That May Not Save Unions

Labor leaders are effusive in praising the new president, but experts worry that he may be powerless to reverse unions’ long-term decline.

#amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Biden May Not Be Able to Save Unions

Labor leaders are effusive in praising the new president, but experts worry that he may be powerless to reverse unions’ long-term decline.

#amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

Host of ‘Reply All’ Podcast Steps Down After Accusations of Toxic Culture

The host, P.J. Vogt, and a senior reporter, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, each apologized after former colleagues accused them of working against union organizers and “multiple efforts to diversify.”

#black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #collective-bargaining, #discrimination, #gimlet-media, #minorities, #organized-labor, #pj-vogt, #podcasts, #polgreen-lydia, #radio, #reply-all-radio-program, #spotify, #sruthi-pinnamaneni, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Biden Plans Executive Action to Expand Food Stamps and Speed Stimulus Checks

The president’s latest executive orders include an effort to protect employees who fear for their safety from coronavirus infection at work.

#collective-bargaining, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Hundreds of Google Employees Unionize, Culminating Years of Activism

The creation of the union, a rarity in Silicon Valley, follows years of increasing outspokenness by Google workers. Executives have struggled to handle the change.

#alphabet-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #collective-bargaining, #communications-workers-of-america, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #engineering-and-engineers, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pichai-sundar

Fight Over Gig Workers Persists Despite Win for Uber and Lyft

A successful ballot measure in California makes drivers and other workers contractors, but the companies face continued pushback.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #collective-bargaining, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uber-technologies-inc

Baseball Had a Successful Season. The Tricky Part Is Doing It Again.

A much longer season, pandemic uncertainty and an expiring collective bargaining agreement are just a few of the hurdles M.L.B. and its players’ union are facing in 2021.

#baseball, #clark-tony-1972, #collective-bargaining, #halem-daniel-r, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d