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.

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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

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New Yorker Employees Stage Protest Outside Anna Wintour’s Townhouse

After more than two years of negotiations with the magazine’s parent company, Condé Nast, more than 100 demonstrators marched on the editorial director’s quiet block.

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

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For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare

After a shift by the C.D.C., employers withdrew mask policies that workers felt were protecting them from unvaccinated customers.

#beau-rivage-resort-and-casino, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kroger-company, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-equipment-inc, #safeway-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Fears for Bangladesh Garment Workers as Safety Agreement Nears an End

The Rana Plaza collapse led to the agreement, which improved factory safety for workers. Despite a last-minute extension, its legacy may be in jeopardy.

#alliance-for-bangladesh-worker-safety, #bangladesh, #bangladesh-garment-manufacturers-and-exporters-assn, #dhaka-bangladesh, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #rana-plaza-building-collapse-bangladesh-2013, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Dianne Morales Tries to Calm a Sudden Crisis in Her Campaign

Two staff members have quit, two have been fired and four others involved in a unionization drive have been terminated.

#elections-mayors, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #organized-labor

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Brooklyn Museum Employees Take Steps Toward a Union

The new union would include curators, conservators, gift shop workers and others, as part of the U.A.W.

#brooklyn-museum, #museums, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #technical-office-and-professional-union-local-2110-uaw, #united-automobile-workers

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What Happened to Novak Djokovic’s Mission to Transform Pro Tennis?

The Professional Tennis Players Association had a flashy introduction last summer, but it has done little else. The players who created the sport’s original unions have some advice.

#djokovic-novak, #king-billie-jean, #organized-labor, #pospisil-vasek, #professional-tennis-players-assn, #tennis

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Whitney Museum Workers Forming Union With U.A.W.

Like other museums in the city, members of the Whitney staff are organizing with the United Auto Workers.

#art, #museums, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

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Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings Again

The company’s continuing labor tensions hovered over two consoling concerts featuring its orchestra and chorus.

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Met Opera Protest: Unions Rally Against Proposed Pay Cuts

The Metropolitan Opera hopes to reopen in September after its long pandemic closure, but simmering labor tensions have called that date into question.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #american-guild-of-musical-artists, #claffey-james-j-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gelb-peter, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city, #opera, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall

About half the nation’s schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers’ unions are getting much of the blame. Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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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

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Metropolitan Opera Reaches Deal With Union Representing Chorus

Labor troubles have cast the company’s planned reopening in September in doubt; two other major unions have yet to reach deals.

#american-guild-of-musical-artists, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #metropolitan-opera, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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For Clean Energy, Buy American or Buy It Quick and Cheap?

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

#albany-ny, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government, #windmills

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Wind Project Shows Democratic Tensions Over Energy

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

#albany-ny, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government, #windmills

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Most of Scott Stringer’s Supporters Have Fled. Not the Teachers’ Union.

The United Federation of Teachers is boosting Mr. Stringer’s embattled campaign with an advertising blitz.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #political-action-committees, #stringer-scott-m, #united-federation-of-teachers

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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

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Mother and Daughter Do the Same Job. Why Does One Make $9 More an Hour?

A tale of two home care workers.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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Health Advocate or Big Brother? Companies Weigh Requiring Vaccines.

It is a delicate decision balancing employee health and personal privacy. Some companies are sidestepping the issue by offering incentives to those who get shots.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jefferies-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #organized-labor, #pimlico-plumbers, #vaccination-and-immunization

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NYU Was a Labor Battleground. Now Graduate Students Are Back on Strike.

N.Y.U.’s campus is in limbo as graduate students have stopped working, with their union demanding higher wages, more benefits and less police presence on campus.

#new-york-city, #new-york-university, #organized-labor, #strikes

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Marco Rubio’s ‘Woke Capital’ Tantrum

Republicans are mad at big business, but not mad enough to raise taxes.

#amazon-com-inc, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #georgia, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #rubio-marco

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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

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How Joe Biden Can Protect Essential Workers from Coronavirus

The Labor Department still (still!) needs to do more to protect employees from getting Covid on the job.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Woman Who Shattered the Myth of the Free Market

Joan Robinson upended the misogynistic good-old-boys’ network of economists and devised theories around competition and labor vital to the antitrust debates of today.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cambridge-england, #friedman-milton, #galbraith-john-kenneth, #keynes-john-maynard, #marshall-alfred, #organized-labor, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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New York Times Tells Tech Workers to Put Union Effort to a Vote

The company said that, for now, it would not recognize a newly formed union representing more than 650 Times employees.

#kopit-levien-meredith, #national-labor-relations-board, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media, #newsguild, #organized-labor

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Teachers’ Union Endorses Scott Stringer, Offering Much-Needed Boost

It is unclear how much the United Federation of Teachers’ backing will actually sway voters two months before the Democratic primary.

#elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Kim Janey, Boston’s Mayor, Challenges Police on Sex Abuse Scandal

Three weeks into her tenure as Boston’s acting mayor, Kim Janey has done something her predecessor did not: order the police to release documents about a leader accused of sexual abuse.

#boston-mass, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections-mayors, #janey-kim-1965, #mayors, #organized-labor, #police, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rose-patrick-m, #sex-crimes

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Months Before Season, N.F.L. and Players Clash Over Pandemic Workouts

Players on 15 teams announced they would not attend off-season programming because of concerns about the coronavirus. Some may give up financial benefits in the process.

#brady-tom, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #organized-labor, #smith-demaurice, #tretter-j-c-1991, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Why Amazon’s Workers Sided With the Company Over a Union

Pay, benefits and an aggressive anti-union campaign by the company helped generate votes at a warehouse in Alabama.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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The Law Is Rigged Against You if You Want to Unionize

Our system of labor law and regulations has too strongly tilted the playing field in favor of companies.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #great-depression-1930s, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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

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America Needs to Empower Workers Again

Unions aren’t obsolete, and we need to get them back.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #robots-and-robotics, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Amazon Union Vote: Labor Loss May Bring Shift in Strategy

After an election defeat in Alabama, many in labor are shifting strategies, wary of the challenges and expense of winning votes site by site.

#amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #appelbaum-stuart-h, #bessemer-ala, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union

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Amazon Appears to Defeat Union Effort in Alabama

The company’s victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hoped the time was ripe to start making inroads.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

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Republicans’ Fake War Against ‘Woke Capital’

If they really wanted to help the working class, there is plenty they could do.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Partial tally in Amazon union drive favors ‘No’ votes.

With about half the ballots counted late Thursday, votes against unionization had a more than 2-to-1 advantage, according to a tally by The New York Times.

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

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JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Sees a Boom Coming

Jamie Dimon tells the bank’s investors to prepare for an economic upswell.

#amazon-com-inc, #credit-suisse-group-ag, #dimon-james, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #organized-labor, #treasury-department

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Biden Plan Spurs Fight Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Really Means

Republicans say the White House is tucking liberal social programs into legislation that should be focused on roads and bridges. Administration officials say their approach invests in the future.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #federal-budget-us, #home-health-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #roads-and-traffic, #rural-areas, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-council-of-economic-advisers

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New York City Schools Have Been Closing a Lot. That’s About to Change.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is easing the two-case rule about positive virus cases that had been forcing many schools to temporarily shut this year.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Amazon’s Clashes With Labor: Days of Conflict and Control

Amazon was built on an underdog philosophy, but its workers are finding a voice. That presents a problem for the company that goes far beyond the union vote in Alabama.

#amazon-com-inc, #bathrooms-and-toilets, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #social-media, #wages-and-salaries

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Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds

The two employees had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact on climate change and address concerns about its warehouse workers.

#amazon-com-inc, #bailey-jonathan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costa-maren, #cunningham-emily, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

A labor battle in Alabama is a referendum on Amazon’s strategy.

#amazon-com-inc, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wages-and-salaries

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Jill Biden, in California, Lends Support to Farmworkers Seeking Vaccinations

The first lady was in Delano, Calif., to mark the birthday of César Chávez, the labor organizer who formed the country’s first successful farmworkers’ union.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #central-valley-calif, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #organized-labor, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Contentious Union Vote at Amazon Heads to a Count

The outcome of a vote at a warehouse in Alabama could have far-ranging implications for both the company and the labor movement.

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

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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

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Amazon Walks a Political Tightrope in Its Union Fight

The company has always opposed efforts by its workers to organize, but its regulatory fate rests largely with Democrats in Washington.

#amazon-com-inc, #carney-jay, #labor-and-jobs, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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

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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

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‘Why Are We Stuck?’ Stage Actors Challenge Their Union Over Safety

A dust-up in Dallas and a 2,500-person petition signal that many performers believe their representatives are keeping them from getting work.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-theater-center, #hughes-timothy-actor, #mccoll-mary, #organized-labor, #paulini-ethan, #shindle-kate, #theater, #weathervane-theater, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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