In the Theater, Workers Are Demanding Better Conditions

The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #benanti-laura, #child-care, #culture-arts, #dancing, #elevator-repair-service, #gray-amber, #mcdonald-audra, #nwandu-antoinette, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #organized-labor, #playwrights-realm, #shindle-kate, #theater, #warden-claire, #working-hours

United Auto Workers Seek to Shed a Legacy of Corruption

After his predecessors’ imprisonment, the union’s president is being challenged for re-election in the first direct vote by its membership.

#automobiles, #corruption-institutional, #curry-ray, #elections, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers

Amazon C.E.O. Andy Jassy Breaks From the Bezos Way

Jeff Bezos’ successor has set himself apart with a hands-on approach in Washington.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #jassy-andrew-r, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Union Drives Are Succeeding

College-educated workers are driving a spike in union organizing.

#colleges-and-universities, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor

Medieval Times Employees Vote to Unionize in New Jersey

The horsemen, courtiers, stablehands and other performers at ye olde New Jersey tourist attraction formed a new kind of medieval guild when they voted to unionize.

#actors-and-actresses, #american-guild-of-variety-artists, #horses, #medieval-times, #middle-ages-historical-period, #new-jersey, #organized-labor, #theater, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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

Airline Pilots Seek Big Raises, and Broader Changes

Pilots feel frustrated and overworked, issues that they say the air travel rebound has magnified by disrupting operations.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #delta-air-lines-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pilots, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-airlines, #wages-and-salaries

Where Is Pete Panto?

A union leader on the Brooklyn docks disappeared 81 years ago, presumably murdered by the mob.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime, #organized-labor, #panto-pete-1910-39, #ports, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #tombs-and-tombstones

His Union Went on Strike. His Interviews Went Viral.

At a time of rampant inflation and wage stagnation, Mick Lynch, the force behind Britain’s largest railway strikes in three decades, has found success that has surprised even his colleagues.

#content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #lynch-mick-1962, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #railroads, #strikes

As Dockworkers Near Contract’s End, Many Others Have a Stake

West Coast longshoremen and port operators say they’re determined to reach an agreement, but truckers and retailers relying on cargo are uneasy.

#freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #long-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy

U.K. Hobbled By Largest Railway Strike in Three Decades

Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

Will Kathy Hochul’s Low-Key Primary Come at a Cost? Allies Fear Yes.

Gov. Hochul is expected to handily win next week’s primary. But some allies worry her campaign is failing to energize key voters for November’s election.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses

U.K. Train Strike Expected to Cause Transit Chaos

Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

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

Trader Joe’s Workers File to Hold Company’s First Union Election

The workers, at a store in western Massachusetts, cited health and safety concerns and cuts to benefits at the grocery chain.

#hadley-mass, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

Class Sizes Set to Shrink in New York City Schools, but at What Cost?

A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.

#adams-eric-l, #banks-david-c-1962, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #liu-john-c, #mayors, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #state-legislatures, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

Inside the Apple Store Battle for Union Representation

Weary from the pandemic and pressured by inflation, retail employees of the tech giant are holding votes on whether to unionize.

#apple-inc, #communications-workers-of-america, #computers-and-the-internet, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

N.Y.C. Jail Officials Avert a Federal Takeover of Rikers Island

At a hearing, a federal judge granted the officials more time to address rampant violence and disorder inside the city jail system.

#deaths-fatalities, #molina-louis-a, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

Activision Employees to Cast Union Vote

Employees at a company subsidiary complain about long hours and low pay. On Monday, they could vote to form the first union at a big U.S. gaming company.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #communications-workers-of-america, #computer-and-video-games, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries

Why Union Efforts at Starbucks Have Spread Further Than at Amazon

Why has the union campaign spread so much further at the coffee chain than at the e-commerce giant?

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #wages-and-salaries, #warehouses, #workplace-environment

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

Amazon Union Loses Vote at Second Staten Island Warehouse

The results were a setback for the upstart Amazon Labor Union, which won a landmark victory last month at a larger Amazon warehouse nearby.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #sanders-bernard, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #warehouses

Are Unions Making a Comeback?

What the explosion of union membership during the 1930s can tell us about today’s revival.

#audio-neutral-informative, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #united-states

Labor’s Disenchantment in Ohio Puts Even Democratic Veterans at Risk

As unions decline and their members maintain their affections for Donald J. Trump, Democrats like Representative Marcy Kaptur find their base of support eroding quickly.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #toledo-ohio, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Revolt of the College-Educated Working Class

Since the Great Recession, the college-educated have taken more frontline jobs at companies like Starbucks and Amazon. Now they’re helping to unionize them.

#amazon-com-inc, #careers-and-professions, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #recreational-equipment-inc, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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

Amazon vs. the Union

The company and its new union share the same problem.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #warehouses

Actors in ‘Waitress’ Tour Seek to Join Labor Union

Employees of a nonunion production are seeking improved compensation and safety protocols, saying a union version of the same musical pays better.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #broadway-league, #organized-labor, #theater, #wages-and-salaries, #waitress-play

Why Condé Nast Staffers Are Unionizing: ‘Prestige Doesn’t Pay the Bills’

What does it mean when the labor movement is embraced by the so-called media elite?

#conde-nast-publications-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #magazines, #manhattan-nyc, #organized-labor

Amazon, Labor Organizers File Objections to Alabama Union Vote

The company listed a series of complaints against an upstart union’s organizing efforts. Both Amazon and another union noted objections to another vote in Alabama.

#amazon-com-inc, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union

What Is Putin Really After in Ukraine?

Readers discuss a Bret Stephens column about whether or not Vladimir Putin miscalculated. Also: The Amazon union vote; treatment for sex offenders.

#amazon-com-inc, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #organized-labor, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

Amazon Union Success May Point to a New Labor Playbook

The success of an independent drive has organized labor asking whether it should take more of a back seat.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #staten-island-nyc

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

Will the Amazon Union Win Usher in a New Era of Labor Activism?

It’s the biggest victory for organized labor in a generation. Was it a fluke or the start of a new era of labor activism?

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #debatable, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #smalls-christian

For Macron, France’s Troubled Industries Hit Home

President Emmanuel Macron vowed an economic revival, but as he seeks re-election, a Potemkin factory in the town where he was raised shows just how hard that can be.

#amiens-france, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #factories-and-manufacturing, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-front-france, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #unemployment, #whirlpool-corporation, #yellow-vests-movement

Maybe Amazon Shouldn’t Have Dissed Its Own Workers

The successful organization of a warehouse in Staten Island offers a real glimmer of hope for the American working class.

#amazon-labor-union, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-economy, #warehouses, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Small Earthquake on Staten Island

Why a pro-union vote at Amazon may be a big deal.

#amazon-com-inc, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states

MLB Season Preview: Money Talks Dominated Offseason

A contentious lockout came in the middle of an off-season with record spending. The gaps between the richest and poorest clubs have only grown wider.

#baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #lindor-francisco-1993, #lockouts, #los-angeles-dodgers, #new-york-mets, #new-york-yankees, #oakland-athletics, #organized-labor, #pittsburgh-pirates, #scherzer-max, #steinbrenner-hal, #texas-rangers

How Christian Smalls and Derrick Palmer Beat Amazon

The company’s crackdown on a worker protest in New York backfired and led to a historic labor victory.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc

From an Alabama Coal Mine Strike to an Amazon Warehouse

The strike at an Alabama coal mine is one of the longest in U.S. history. To make ends meet, some striking miners have picked up work at an Amazon warehouse. It’s the same warehouse where workers are trying to unionize.

#amazon-com-inc, #coal, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #wages-and-salaries, #warrior-met-coal

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

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.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #labor-and-jobs, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #obrien-sean-m, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #workplace-environment

Union Trails in Amazon Vote in Alabama, With Challenges Pending

The vote was much closer than another unionization vote taken at the facility last year.

#alabama, #amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #warehouses

Condé Nast Workers Form Companywide Union 

The union will cover more than 500 employees from all of Condé Nast’s brands, except the four publications that have already unionized.

#bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #glamour-magazine, #labor-and-jobs, #lynch-roger, #magazines, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #vanity-fair, #vogue, #wages-and-salaries, #wintour-anna, #wired-magazine

India General Strike Protests Narendra Modi’s Economic Policies

The two-day strike, involving both public and private sector workers, was called to protest the Modi government’s economic policies, including a privatization plan.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #organized-labor, #privatization, #strikes

New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 Dockworkers Who May Soon Strike

With the contract of union workers at West Coast ports nearing expiration, the prospect of a labor impasse threatens another shock to the global economy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #strikes, #supply-chain

Minneapolis Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to End Strike

The agreement would resolve a standoff that had closed schools for nearly three weeks.

#education-k-12, #minneapolis-minn, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #strikes, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

How High Inflation Will Come Down

Why 2022 really isn’t much like 1980.

#credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #organized-labor, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wages-and-salaries

Supreme Court Stops New Jersey From Dissolving Watchdog Agency

New York officials object to their neighbor’s move to eliminate an agency that was created to keep organized crime off the local docks.

#hochul-kathleen-c, #international-longshoremens-assn, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-shipping-assn, #new-york-state, #organized-crime, #organized-labor, #supreme-court-us, #waterfront-commission-of-new-york-harbor