Amazon Workers on Staten Island Vote to Unionize

Despite heavy lobbying by the company, workers at the facility voted by a wide margin for a union. It was seen as a rebuke of the company’s treatment of its employees.

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Washington State Advances Landmark Deal on Gig Drivers’ Job Status

Lawmakers have passed legislation granting benefits and protections, but allowing Lyft and Uber to continue to treat drivers as contractors.

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Amazon Warehouse in Alabama Set to Begin Second Union Election

Workers at the e-commerce giant overwhelmingly voted down a union last year, but labor regulators threw out the result citing company misconduct.

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Teamsters Vote for Sean O’Brien, a Hoffa Critic, as President

Sean O’Brien scored a decisive victory among union members after criticizing the current leadership as too timid in UPS talks and Amazon organizing.

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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.

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Why Market Workers Are on Strike: They Want $1-an-Hour Raise

Six workers at Hunts Point Market died from Covid, and hundreds fell ill. They say they deserve higher wages after risking their health to supply the city with food.

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UPS to Allow Natural Black Hairstyles and Facial Hair

The policy change comes amid a growing national movement to ban racial discrimination based on people’s natural hairstyle.

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How to Shoot a Sex Scene in a Pandemic: Cue the Mannequins

TV shows like “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Riverdale” and “The L Word: Generation Q” are trying to figure out how to responsibly film physical intimacy in the time of coronavirus.

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‘Risking My Life’ to Truck In Milk, Wine and Hand Sanitizer

Essential workers in the pandemic, truck drivers are moving the groceries and supplies New York needs to weather the crisis.

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