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Management hires hitmen to murder workers before they can unionize

From Radio Luxembourg (via Google Translate): Muriel M., at the head for nearly 30 years of a plastics processing company located near Oyonnax, has indeed sponsored a contract on the head of a " troublesome" employee , a member of the CGT. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Post, News, Unions, Trade unions, Luxembourg, Unionization, Assassins, Assassinations, Oyonnax, Labor Union, Power In The Union, There Is Power In A Union, Shitty Bosses, Union-busting, Union Organizing

Editorial staffers at The Atlantic are forming a union

Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, at The Atlantic Festival on October 2, 2018. Paul Morigi/Getty Images Editorial staffers at The Atlantic said Monday they plan to form a union. About 85 staffers are eligible to join the unit, organizers said. A wave of US newsrooms have mounted union drives in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Editorial staffers at The Atlantic announced on Monday their intentions to form a un...
Tags: New York, Media, Unions, US, Trends, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Magazine, Magazines, The Atlantic, Union, Conde Nast, Unionization, Fortune, New Yorker, Writers Guild of America East

Amazon faces a union fight in Staten Island, where warehouse workers are energized by the failed drive in Alabama

Former Amazon employee, Christian Smalls, stands with fellow demonstrators during a protest outside of an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island on May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island have started a union drive. This follows a failed union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. The Bessemer drive was tied to an existing union - the Staten Island workers want an independent union. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Alabama, Trends, Palmer, Retail, Union, Unionization, Staten Island, Nlrb, James, Bessemer, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, Staten Island New York, Letitia James, Amazon Warehouse

The New York Times explores the radical history of police unions

In March 2021, the New York Times posted an , a former Texas police officer who became a labor organizer and helped to spearhead the growth and influence of police unions across the country. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Police Misconduct, New York Times, Labor Rights, Unionization, Organizing, Police Accountability, Labor Union, Police Reform, Police Unions, Police Corruption, Police Acting Badly, Union Organizing

Amazon is sending employees into the trenches on Twitter as it battles its first union vote and reports about workers peeing in bottles

Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon's paid army of employee Twitter users is at it again. The employee accounts follow a standard format, and popped up previously amid negative press coverage. A major union drive and reports of delivery drivers peeing in bottles are the primary target. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As new reports surface of Amazon warehouse and delivery staff still having to pee in bottles - - the com...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, News, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Employees, Union, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Warehouse, Bernie Sanders, Fc, Gary, Aoc, Sen Sanders

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has turned down an invite from Bernie Sanders to testify before the Senate about income inequality

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right, to appear before the Senate Budget Committee. Getty Images Billionaire Jeff Bezos has snubbed Bernie Sanders' invite to testify before the Senate on inequality. At the hearing, an Amazon employee who is part of a unionization push is scheduled to speak. Sanders criticized Bezos for not attending and for trying to prevent workers from unionizing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has tu...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Senate, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, Inequality, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Bezos

Bernie Sanders is taking on Jeff Bezos again, asking him to testify before the Senate about Amazon's reported attempts to quash a union vote in Alabama

Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Bernie Sanders told the Post that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was invited to an income inequality hearing. The hearing will feature testimony from an Amazon employee involved in a historic union drive in Alabama. Amazon has reportedly used anti-union tactics at the Bessemer, Alabama warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Bernie Sanders is taking on Ama...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Senate, US, Alabama, Trends, Vote, Joe Biden, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Reuters, Bezos, Tech Insider

More than 1,000 Amazon workers across the US have asked about unionization following the historic union vote at an Alabama warehouse

A protester at a February 20 nation-wide solidarity event with the unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Amazon workers across the US appear increasingly interested in unionization. More than 1,000 workers have contacted the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union recently, it said. Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama are taking part in a unionization vote. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A hi...
Tags: Amazon, Post, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Usps, Union, Unionization, Biden, Seattle, Warehouse, The Washington Post, Bessemer, Tech Insider, Bessemer Alabama

Following unionization, Glitch signs collective bargaining agreement

In another key moment for the growing tech labor movement, Glitch employees today announced that they have signed a collective bargaining agreement with the company. The move comes a year after the site’s workforce voted to join the Communications Workers of America Local 1101. “We’re excited that Glitch workers have signed their first-ever contract, a milestone in this industry,” CWA Local 1101 President Keith Purce said in a release tied to the announcement. “CWA has decades of experience help...
Tags: Amazon, Apps, Labor, Tech, Joe Biden, Kickstarter, Union, Anil Dash, Unionization, CWA, Hiring, Glitch, Keith Purce, Katie Lundsgaard, Communications Workers of America Local 1101

Biden supports the historic Amazon worker union vote in Alabama, and demands 'no anti-union propaganda'

US President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Biden lent his support to Amazon workers in Alabama who have organized a historic unionization vote. Biden did not name Amazon, but said employers should use "no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda." Reports have described Amazon deploying anti-union tactics and propaganda. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden appears to have lent his support to a unionization vote at an Amazon...
Tags: Amazon, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, Usps, Knox, Motherboard, Unionization, Biden, Bessemer, US Amazon, Tech Insider, Bloomberg Biden, Bessemer Alabama

Amazon just lost its bid to require in-person voting for a union election in Alabama

Amazon warehouse worker. Alistair Berg/Getty Images Alistair Berg/Getty Images Amazon's bid to require in-person votes in union election in Alabama was denied by the NLRB.  Thousands of workers in Alabama will soon begin mailing in ballots for the election. If successful, the union would be Amazon's first in the United States.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The National Labor Relations Board on Friday denied Amazon's request to require in-person voting for a union...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Washington Post, US, Alabama, Trends, Walmart, Workers, United States, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, Warehouse, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Amazon Web Services

Enjoy this free onboarding kit for organizing laborers in tech

Labor organizing has been on the rise in media and tech. And just this week, Quartz launched a multi-part series investigating how, "a new generation of employee activists is pushing back against their employers, and trying to make companies, and the world, better in the process." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Unions, Labor Rights, Union, Unionization, Solidarity, Organizing, Quartz, Labor Union, Solidarity Forever, There Is Power In A Union, Fucking Solidarity How Does It Work, Union-busting, Tech Solidarity, Union Organizing

Amazon is using Pinkertons for union-busting surveillance

Lauren Gurley at Vice's Motherboard has broken the story about the obsessive monitoring of labor and environmental activists at Amazon facilities in Europe by Pinkerton merceneries. From the source: A trove of more than two dozen internal Amazon reports reveal in stark detail the company's obsessive monitoring of organized labor and social and environmental movements in Europe, particularly during Amazon's "peak season" between Black Friday and Christmas. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Post, News, Surveillance, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, Pinkerton, Pinkertons, Surveillance Capitalism, Lauren Gurley, Union-busting, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice

4 Democratic senators demand Jeff Bezos respond to allegations that Amazon spies on staff and undermines their right to unionize

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Brian Schatz of Hawaii. Samuel Corum, Win McNamee, Drew Angerer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc, all via Getty Images Four Democratic senators have demanded that Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos respond to allegations that the company spies on its staff and undermines their right to unionize. The four Democratic senators accused the company of "secret anti-worker tactics" that amount to "unethical...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, New York, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Eu, E-commerce, Philippines, Hawaii, Trade unions, Retail, Union, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, State Of California

The Communications Workers of America is seeking to unionize tech and video game workers

This week, the Communications Workers of America -- one of the largest industrial unions in the country -- launched the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE), which seeks to unionize people working for game and tech companies. The CWA forged an alliance with the grassroots labor group Game Workers Unite (a similar deal was struck in Toronto between the CWA and the local GWU chapter). Two fulltime CWA staffers are charged with assisting tech and game company union organizers. The CWA...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Hollywood, News, Labor, Toronto, Tech, Unionization, Smith, CWA, National Labor Relations Board, LA Times, SAG AFTRA, Communications Workers of America, Sam Dean

Kickstarter CEO Says Management Won't Voluntarily Recognize Employee Union

Recently promoted Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan wrote in an email to all staff that company management will not voluntarily recognize a union in the process of organizing and will instead seek a National Labor Relations Board election, the Verge reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Unions, Labor, Kickstarter, Unionization, National Labor Relations Board, Aziz Hasan

Delta Tried to Convince Employees Video Games Better Than Unions

Delta Air Lines tried to convince employees their money is better spent on a new gaming console than union dues in a poster for its anti-union site that has been shared frequently via Twitter in the past few days but seemingly was first spotted and shared by Common Dreams’ Eoin Higgins. “Union dues cost around […]
Tags: News, Unionization, Delta Air Lines, Afl-cio, Video Game Consoles, Video Game Controversy

Gimlet Gets a Union

After over a month of private and not-so-private squabbling, the management of podcasting firm Gimlet has recognized a union composed of staffers at the company. With Spotify’s purchase of the network in February, this makes Gimlet Union one of the first organized workforces under the umbrella of a major tech firm. Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Labor, Kickstarter, Unionization, Gimlet, WGAE, Gimlet Union

Indie Devs Sound Off on Diversity, Ethics, Deadlines Without Crunch

Each year at the Game Developers Conference, developers are invited to give five-minute microtalks during the annual Indie Soapbox event. This year’s session featured ten speakers and topics including the importance of diversity, striving for ethical design, and the value of setting deadlines without overworking yourself. The Soapbox session is typically a “no holds barred” […]
Tags: News, Unionization, GDC, GDC 2019

Kickstarter employees want to unionize under OPEIU and have formed Kickstarter United to make that happen

Kickstarter United is organizing Kickstarter employees under the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, joining other tech startups like Gimlet and Vox in a bid to unionize. The employees say they're unionizing to "promote our collective values: inclusion and solidarity, transparency and accountability; a seat at the table," adding that "Kickstarter’s efforts are incomplete, and these values [of democratizing access] have failed to manifest in our workplace...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, Kickstarter, Unionization, Vox, Class War, Department for Business, If There Is Hope It Is In The Proles, Kickstarter United, OPEIU, Bijan Stephen The Verge

What It Means To Buy A Video Game

Videos games are an expensive hobby, often demanding a great deal of trust whenever you buy a new one. Buying a game winds up being a number of things. A purchase is a gamble. It’s an encouragement. It’s a participation in exploitation. And it’s a conversation with the many people who brought you the game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Unions, Labor, Consumer Rights, Kotaku Core, Unionization, Consumer Advocacy, SAG AFTRA, BioWare, Game Workers Unite, Mass Effect 3, Life Is Strange Before The Storm

Broadway Producers Accuse Casting Directors of Conspiracy in New Lawsuit

The Broadway League, the trade association of Broadway producers, have brought a legal complaint against the New York theater industry’s biggest casting directors, branding the casting companies as a “cartel” that is violating antitrust laws in its current efforts to unionize. The League filed the complaint early Tuesday morning against companies including Telsey & Co. […]
Tags: New York, News, Broadway, Unionization, Broadway League, Tony Awards, Telsey Co, Casting Directors

How Will the UAW’s War With Nissan End?

The South has been a longstanding hurdle for the United Auto Workers. Having been unsuccessful in its efforts to organize foreign-owned automakers outside its Midwestern stronghold for years, the UAW is running out of options. Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Tesla have all managed to stave off unionization and many wondered what the UAW would do after its most recent […] The post How Will the UAW’s War With Nissan End? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mississippi, Tesla, Autos, Unionization, Nissan, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Canton, UAW, Mercedes Benz Volkswagen, News Blog, Union News, United Automobile Workers, Auto Wokers, Nissan Motor Co. Nissan, United Auto Workers Having

UAW Accuses Nissan of Tracking Workers’ Union Sentiments

The United Auto Workers has accused Nissan Motor Company of tracking and rating employees based on their union sentiments at the same Mississippi assembly plant where workers recently voted down union representation. In early August, factory employees voted against joining by an almost 2-to-1 margin. At the time, the UAW claimed intimidation tactics and censorship crippled its attempt […] The post UAW Accuses Nissan of Tracking Workers’ Union Sentiments appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mississippi, Autos, Automotive Industry, Unionization, Nissan, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, UAW, United Auto Workers, Nissan Motor Company, News Blog, Union News, Factory Employees, Nissan of Tracking Workers Union Sentiments

Foreign Automakers, the South, Remain Off-limits to UAW as Nissan Workers Reject Unionization

The United Auto Workers spared no effort in its attempts to organize foreign automakers operating in the United States, but the workforce — and the South, for the most part — remains off limits to the union. Yesterday, workers at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi assembly plant voted overwhelmingly to reject the UAW’s overtures, spelling an end […] The post Foreign Automakers, the South, Remain Off-limits to UAW as Nissan Workers Reject Unionization appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mississippi, Production, United States, Autos, Unionization, Nissan, South, Canton, UAW, United Auto Workers, Organized Labor, News Blog, Union News, Canton Mississippi, Nissan Workers Reject Unionization

César Chávez would oppose Trump’s border policies

Donald Trump ran for the US presidency on the backs of undocumented immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, calling them criminals and promising to build a border wall across the entire length of the United States-Mexico border to keep them out. As Trump issues executive orders and unveils his Congressional proposals for immigration enforcement as an integral part of his initial “100-day action plan,” that timeline intersects with what would have been the 90th birthday of labor rights champi...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Mexico, Immigration, US, History, United States, Labor Rights, Bill Clinton, Union, Unionization, Donald Trump, Latin America, Trump, Nixon

Uber uses its in-app podcasts to broadcast anti-union messages to drivers

The City of Seattle says it will let Uber drivers form a union, and Uber has retaliated by producing a series of anti-union audio programs that it is pushing to Uber drivers' apps, where the programs light up a non-dismissable alert asking the drivers to listen to the program. (more…)
Tags: Uber, Post, Podcasts, Unionization, Seattle, Class War, Telescreens

Crunch Report | Tesla and Rollercoasters

Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola, a major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites and Elon Musk addresses unionization concerns at Tesla. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Tags: TC, Uber, Daily, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Review, Unions, Funding, Tech, Tesla, Yogurt, Report, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Cars, Unionization

Las Vegas: high unionization rates mean smaller wage-gaps for women, especially older women Las Vegas is one of America's most unionized cities, and importantly, the unionization rates are especially high in trades dominated by women, such as cocktail servers and hotel cleaners, making Vegas one of the most equal places in America in terms of wage-parity between women and men, and also between young workers and older workers. (more…)
Tags: Videos, Video, Gender, News, Labor, America, Economics, Las Vegas, Unionization, Class War

A Unionized Tesla? UAW Considering a Push for Musk’s Workers

The folks at United Auto Workers are eyeing Tesla’s production targets and making plans. The electric automaker wants to manufacture 500,000 vehicles per year in 2018, and the union wants the workers behind those EVs in its fold, according to USA Today (via Left Lane News). Though it hasn’t announced anything officially, UAW boss Dennis Williams […] The post A Unionized Tesla? UAW Considering a Push for Musk’s Workers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Jobs, Labor, Tesla, Production, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Union, Unionization, Tesla Model 3, UAW, United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, News Blog, Union News