These Memory Care Workers Went on Strike to Save Lives

After a spate of deaths, a group of health care workers in Oregon decided that to save lives, they needed a union.

#elder-care, #national-labor-relations-board, #nursing-homes, #oregon, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #strikes

Jail Unions Gain a Powerful Supporter: Mayor Eric Adams

Eric Adams has reversed some measures enacted to regain control over the crisis at Rikers Island, in an early victory for the correction officers’ unions. —

#adams-eric-l, #banks-philip-iii, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #legal-aid-society, #molina-louis-a, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #solitary-confinement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Unionizing Starbucks, Inspired by Bernie Sanders

The liberal workers the company has long attracted are expanding a union campaign to other cities after a landmark victory in Buffalo.

#coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #sanders-bernard, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-economy, #workers-united

‘The Kids Are Casualties in a War’

How students, teachers and parents were caught in the middle of a standoff between Chicago’s mayor and its teachers’ union.

#audio-neutral-informative, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lightfoot-lori, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Chicago Reaches Deal With Teachers’ Union to Return to Classrooms

Students in the third-largest U.S. school district will go back to classes on Wednesday.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lightfoot-lori, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #strikes

Randi Weingarten Still Wants Schools Open

Even with Omicron, the teachers’ union leader isn’t calling for shutdowns.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #education, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

Union Wins Vote at Second Buffalo-Area Starbucks

A second store could add potency to the economic pressure, such as a work stoppage, that winning a contract often requires.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #workers-united

Learning Loss Among Our Kids Is Significant. Here’s How to Help Them.

Will Covid closures lead to an overhaul of public school systems?

#bloomberg-michael-r, #charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duncan-arne, #education-k-12, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #internal-sub-only-nl, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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

Student Workers at Columbia End 10-Week Strike After Reaching a Deal

The agreement follows negotiations that grew tense at times, and those on both sides said they were glad to see the stalemate end.

#columbia-university, #organized-labor, #strikes

Chicago Public Schools and the Teachers’ Union Clash

Two days after winter break, union members were preparing to vote on whether they would refuse to report to school buildings.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #weingarten-randi

De Blasio’s Costly Legacy: The Biggest City Work Force Ever

The budget soared under Mayor Bill de Blasio, who significantly expanded the size of New York City government. The next mayor, Eric Adams, might have to rein it in.

#adams-eric-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #local-government, #new-york-city, #organized-labor

Amazon Reaches Labor Deal, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

The agreement’s national scope and its concessions to organizing go further than any previous settlement that the e-commerce giant has made.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Architects Are the Latest White-Collar Workers Drawn to Unions

Saying they are overworked and underpaid, architects at a prominent New York firm want to unionize. Others could follow.

#american-institute-of-architects, #architecture, #international-assn-of-machinists, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #organized-labor, #overtime, #paid-time-off, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shop-architects, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

The Pandemic Struck Orchestras With Underlying Conditions Hard

With the coronavirus crisis exacerbating longstanding budget woes, the San Antonio Symphony wants to cut pay and positions. Its musicians have gone on strike.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lockouts, #organized-labor, #san-antonio-tex, #san-antonio-symphony, #springfield-mass, #springfield-symphony-orchestra, #strikes

Met Opera to Mandate Booster Shots for Staff and Audiences

It is the first major performing arts institution to require boosters, as concern mounts over rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. The rule will take effect Jan. 17.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gelb-peter, #metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city, #opera, #organized-labor, #theater, #vaccination-and-immunization

Wirecutter Union Reaches Deal With New York Times Co.

The contract, which the union’s members will vote on, includes immediate average wage increases of about $5,000 and 3 percent raises for each year of the deal, which runs through February 2024.

#new-york-times-company, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries, #wirecutter-the

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

Workers in Europe Are Demanding Higher Pay as Inflation Soars

Prices are rising at the fastest rate on record, and unions want to keep up. Policymakers worry that might make inflation worse.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-central-bank, #france, #leroy-merlin, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #organized-labor, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sephora, #wages-and-salaries

New Leader Pushes Teachers’ Union to Take On Social Justice Role

Becky Pringle, the country’s top Black labor leader, has plunged the National Education Association into the reckoning unfolding in public schools.

#becky-pringle, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #national-education-assn, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weingarten-randi

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

Buffalo Starbucks Workers Vote for Union at 1 Store

The coffee chain’s executives sought to persuade workers to reject the union in an election campaign that began in late August. Workers at a second store voted not to unionize and the result at a third outlet was not clear.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation

Why Joe Biden Needs More Than Accomplishments to Be a Success

A theory of political time explains how he has become a prisoner of great expectations.

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Tensions Rise at Columbia as Strikers Fear Retaliation From University

After administrators sent an email saying that students who remained on strike after Friday were not guaranteed jobs next term, union members turned up the heat.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #organized-labor, #strikes

The Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan? Coal Miners.

Unions representing other workers affected by climate legislation have struck deals, but opposition from coal miners has persisted, complicating the path to enactment.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #global-warming, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kellogg Workers Prolong Strike by Rejecting Contract Proposal

About 1,400 workers have been on strike since Oct. 5 at four Kellogg cereal plants in the United States over a dispute that has revolved around the company’s two-tier compensation structure.

#bakery-confectionery-tobacco-workers-and-grain-millers-international-union, #employee-fringe-benefits, #kellogg-company, #labor-and-jobs, #memphis-tenn, #michigan, #omaha-neb, #organized-labor, #pennsylvania, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Condé Nast Knows Faded Glory Is Not in Style

Anna Wintour is the embodiment of the glory days of the magazine dynasty. Now she is pitching its global, digital future.

#advance-publications-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #gq, #lynch-roger, #magazines, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #newhouse-steven-o, #organized-labor, #vanity-fair, #vogue, #wintour-anna

M.L.B.’s Lockout: What Is It? How Does It Work? What’s Next?

Players are locked out and transactions are frozen in baseball’s ninth work stoppage. But no one is missing any checks — yet.

#baseball, #clark-tony-1972, #lockouts, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #organized-labor

BuzzFeed readies public stock offering amid worker protest.

BuzzFeed will make its market debut as soon as Monday. As shareholders voted on the deal, some of the media company’s employees staged a work stoppage.

#buzzfeed-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor

With No Deadline Deal, M.L.B.’s Lockout Begins

Players and owners continued to negotiate until the final day, but with the sides still far apart, baseball has its first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike.

#baseball, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #meyer-bruce-s, #organized-labor, #scherzer-max

MLB Nears Bargaining Deadline as Lockout Looms

With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire this week, owners and players are negotiating over the sport’s future. A work stoppage seems inevitable.

#baseball, #clark-tony-1972, #major-league-baseball-owners-assn, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #meyer-bruce-s, #organized-labor

Amazon Union Vote in Alabama Is a Step Closer to Being Overturned

A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board said management’s victory in an earlier election should be overturned. The company can appeal.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #storage, #wages-and-salaries

Why Columbia Student Workers Are Back On Strike

Columbia University’s student workers’ union, made up of 3,000 workers, is striking for the second time this year, calling for higher wages and more protections.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #morningside-heights-manhattan-ny, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers

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.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #delivery-services, #elections, #hoffa-james-p, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #organized-labor, #sean-obrien

Striking Deere workers approve a new contract on the third try.

The accord, after a five-week walkout by 10,000 employees, increases wages and performance-based pay.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #machinery-and-equipment, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

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

Kaiser Permanente Averts Strike, Reaching Tentative Deal With Unions

More than 30,000 West Coast workers at the health care provider had planned to go on strike on Monday.

#california, #kaiser-permanente, #nursing-and-nurses, #oregon, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Amazon Staten Island Workers Withdraw Request for Union Vote

The workers had spent months collecting signatures to call for an election.

#amazon-com-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #wages-and-salaries

Outside COP26, Trash in Glasgow Piles High

At COP26, delegates address the need to curb emissions and mass consumption to save the planet while the reality of today’s throwaway society is all too apparent nearby.

#consumer-behavior, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #glasgow-scotland, #labor-and-jobs, #mccartney-stella, #organized-labor, #rats, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #strikes, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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

Starbucks Wants Union Vote Delayed in Buffalo

The move, and a visit by the company’s former chief executive days before the scheduled start of balloting at three Buffalo-area stores, reflect the stakes.

#buffalo-ny, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #schultz-howard-d, #service-employees-international-union, #starbucks-corporation

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

Why the Media Loves Labor Now

At a moment of political turmoil, economic change and a pandemic-driven focus on how we work, labor has become a hot news beat.

#assn-of-flight-attendants, #greenhouse-steven, #labor-and-jobs, #nelson-sara, #news-and-news-media, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #prager-university-nonprofit, #schleuss-jon, #shakir-faiz-1980, #social-media, #strikes

Can Progress on Diversity Be Union-Made?

In Boston, setting a goal for a racially diverse construction work force is one thing. Meeting it has proved more difficult.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #building-construction, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity

Google Temps Fought Loss of Pandemic Bonus. And Won.

When a Google staffing agency reneged on a promise to pay an attendance bonus, temps who are part of the company’s union organized and forced it to backtrack.

#adecco-sa, #alphabet-inc, #alphabet-workers-union, #data-centers, #google-inc, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

In a ‘Workers Economy,’ Who Really Holds the Cards?

Some people are resigning. Some are sitting on the sidelines awaiting a prime gig. Others are flexing their muscles — requesting raises, or remote options — while still clocking in.

#3m-company, #apple-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #paul-weiss-rifkind-whartongarrison, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shortages, #strikes, #target-corporation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

John Deere Workers on Strike Reject New Contract Proposal

Workers upset over insufficient wage increases and pension benefits have been on strike since mid-October.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

How the Pandemic Has Added to Labor Unrest

While big companies wield considerable power, Covid’s economic disruption has given workers new leverage, contributing to a recent upturn in strikes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deerecompany, #factories-and-manufacturing, #heaven-hill-distilleries-inc, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #overtime, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Union for John Deere Workers Reaches Tentative Deal to End 2-Week Strike

The agreement must still be approved by U.A.W. members. They had rejected an earlier accord negotiated by the union.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries