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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


Unit tests an easier way for workers to organize

Work looks wildly different today than it did a year ago. In tech, every bit of the workplace has been tweaked to fit our new remote world. From scaling accountability and onboarding remotely to figuring out what old perks can be made socially distant — myriad decisions have been made at the hands of the employers. An early-stage startup thinks it’s time to give some of that decision-making power back to employees, too. So Unit, a New York-based company, is tackling perhaps the most elusive and ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, New York, Unions, Labor, California, Boston, Tech, Mit, Harvard, SEIU, White, Labor Relations Board, James White, Service Employees International Union


Migrant guards in Qatar ‘still paid under £1 an hour’ ahead of World Cup

Promises of better working conditions ring hollow for tens of thousands of security guards, who say they still work long hours for low payEvery day at 5pm, Samuel boards the company bus that takes him to his night shift as a guard at a luxury high-rise tower near Qatar’s capital, Doha. When his shift ends 12 hours later, he says he will have earned £9, just 75p an hour.Samuel, who is from Uganda, says he almost never has a day off. “You have to tell lies, like ‘you are sick, you’re not feeling g...
Tags: Human Rights, Unions, Africa, Football, Qatar, Sport, World news, Uganda, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, World Cup, Global development, World Cup 2022, Kenya, Freedom Of Speech, Doha


Nigeria’s court strike paralyses underfunded justice system

Defendants left in prison for months awaiting trial as staff strike over judicial system’s financial autonomyA nationwide strike of court workers in Nigeria is paralysing the justice system, resulting in extended prison remands for those awaiting trial or sentencing and lengthy delays for everyone else.In March last year, Taiwo Ebun*, 27, was arrested for alleged armed robbery in Lagos. Since then he has been in detention. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Unions, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Global development, Lagos, Muhammadu Buhari, Taiwo Ebun


Kirsten Stallknecht obituary

Former president of the International Council of Nurses who fought for nursing conditions worldwideKirsten Stallknecht, who has died aged 83, was a leader of nurses in Denmark, Europe and the world for more than 30 years. She was a formidable force in nursing and public life, not only in her native Denmark but as a trade unionist fighting for nurses’ conditions internationally.In 1967, Kirsten – not quite 30 – took over the presidency of the Danish Nurses’ Organisation (DNO), a reputable but fin...
Tags: Health, Europe, Unions, Society, World news, Nursing, Denmark, Kirsten, International Council of Nurses, Kirsten Stallknecht, Denmark Europe, Danish Nurses ' Organisation DNO


Amazon exec Dave Clark pushed USPS to install mailbox now at center of union election controversy

The mailbox outside the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer. RWDSU Amazon exec Dave Clark pushed for a controversial mailbox used in a recent union election, Bloomberg reported. Amazon pressed USPS to install the box, which the union claimed may have intimidated voters. The union has challenged the election results to the NLRB. Amazon has denied any wrongdoing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon consumer CEO Dave Clark led the company's push to persuade the US Postal Serv...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Washington Post, Trends, Bloomberg, US Postal Service, Usps, Retail, Smith, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Cnbc


UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs

General Motors has decided its fifth electric vehicle facility should be in Mexico and has set aside $1 billion for its complex in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. While a portion of the funds will go toward a new paint shop, the manufacturer also said the money would be used to prepare the site for EV […] The post UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Unions, Mexico, General Motors, Industry, United States, Gm, Autos, Industry News, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Labor Union, Union News, Ramos Arizpe Coahuila Mexico


French Renault workers take managers captive in bid to stop factory sale

Carmaker condemns latest ‘bossnapping’ by union activists, who held men for 12 hoursWorkers trying to block the sale of a Renault car parts factory held seven managers against their will for 12 hours in the latest “bossnapping” to hit French industry.Managers at the Fonderie de Bretagne, a foundry near the town of Lorient, in Brittany, north-west France, that has been put up sale, were held by union activists on Tuesday morning and prevented from going home until 10.30pm. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Unions, France, World news, Automotive Industry, Renault, Lorient, Brittany north west France, Fonderie de Bretagne


Myanmar military junta arrests prominent trade union leader

Daw Myo Aye, labour organiser and a leader of civil disobedience protests, dragged from office by armyOne of Myanmar’s leading trade union leaders has been arrested as part of escalating attacks on pro-democracy figures by the military junta.Daw Myo Aye, director of Solidarity Trade Union of Myanmar (STUM), one of Myanmar’s largest independent unions, is a central figure in the movement for workers’ rights. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Unions, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Myanmar coup, Daw Myo Aye, Solidarity Trade Union of Myanmar STUM


Jeff Bezos downplays claims that Amazon workers are 'desperate souls' or 'robots' who can't take bathroom breaks, but admits the company needs to 'do a better job' for employees after their failed union push

Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington DC's "Milestone Celebration Dinner" in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2018. Reuters/Joshua Roberts Jeff Bezos defended Amazon employees' working conditions in his 2020 letter to shareholders. Bezos said workers are inaccurately portrayed as "desperate souls" and "robots" in news reports. But after the failed Alabama union vote, Amazon needs to "do a better job" for w...
Tags: Amazon, Unions, Congress, Washington, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Retail, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Bessemer, Reuters, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Amazon Employees


Amazon's victory against a union drive in Alabama proved workers want better workplaces, but America's labor laws are too broken to help them get that, experts say

Amazon faces a historic union vote in Alabama. Amazon; Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty; Dustin Chambers/REUTERS; RWDSU; Samantha Lee/Insider Amazon has the votes to defeat a historic union vote by workers in Bessemer, Alabama. But experts say companies' battles with workers, regulators, and politicians are far from over. They told Insider that Amazon's anti-union push proved companies have too much power over workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. After one ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Enterprise, Unions, Labor, Congress, France, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Mit, House


Amazon Union Drive Appears To Fail In Alabama

The momentous unionization effort at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama appears to have failed as of Friday after the tally showed the "no" votes took up more than half the ballots. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Alabama, Labor Rights, Labor Movement, Bessemer Alabama, Cristina Cabrera, Amazon Union


Votes against Amazon union lead after first day of ballot counting

Union organizers Syrena (R) and Steve (no last names given) wave to cars exiting an Amazon fulfillment center on March 27, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama. Getty/PATRICK T. FALLON The NLRB has paused its counting of Amazon employees' votes over whether to unionize. As of Thursday evening, votes against unionizing led by a margin of 1,100 to 463. The NLRB expects to resume counting the votes Friday, but the results will likely be challenged. See more stories on Insider's business page. V...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Washington Post, Alabama, Trends, Usps, Retail, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Steve, Bessemer, Nordic


More than 3,200 Amazon employees at Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center cast ballots in historic union vote

Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images The NLRB has counted 3,215 votes in Amazon employees' historic union vote in Bessemer, Alabama. RWDSU, the union under which employees would unionize, said Amazon challenged hundreds of ballots. The public vote count could begin as early as Thursday, the RWDSU said in a statement. See more stories on Insider's business page. A total of 3,215 employees at Amazon's fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, cast ballots in a closely watch...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Labor, Trends, Getty Images, Union, Birmingham, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Bessemer, Eastern Time, Tech Insider, Bessemer Alabama, Department Store Union, RWDSU


What Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan means for you

President Joe Biden speaking on an Amtrak train in February 2011. Larry Downing/Reuters President Joe Biden announced the first part of his infrastructure package on Wednesday. It's called the American Jobs Plan, and it would have wide-reaching impacts on millions of Americans. Here's how some of its provisions - like technology and transportation - could impact you. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is willing to spend big.Just the first part of ...
Tags: Unions, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Amtrak, Historically Black College and Universities HBCUs, R D Decades, Juliana Kaplan Ayelet Sheffey


Leaked documents reveal how Amazon built a Twitter army to defend itself in a secret project codenamed 'Veritas'

Amazon's Twitter army has defended it against criticism over the company's labor practices. Jason Redmond/Reuters Amazon trained warehouse employees to defend it against criticism, The Intercept reported Tuesday. The program, "Veritas," drew attention as workers responded to criticism about workplace conditions. Amazon's public messaging has drawn pushback amid a landmark effort by its workers to unionize. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is facing a fres...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, News, Unions, Labor, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Gizmodo, Bernie Sanders, Veritas, Working Conditions, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Twitter Amazon


Amazon workers in Alabama have a few hours left to vote on whether to join a union. Here's how unions work and why many companies oppose labor organizers.

Members of the Workers Assembly Against Racism gathered across from Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market in New York City for a nation-wide solidarity event with the unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Amazon workers in Alabama will finish voting Monday on whether or not to join a union. Unions represent the interests of workers and can help push for better pay and benefits. Businesses often oppose unions because they can interfere with th...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Senate, New York City, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Union, Vietnam, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, South, Teamsters


AOC leapt into the ongoing Twitter battle between lawmakers and Amazon over workers' rights and bathroom breaks, by sharing internal company memo

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez waves to photographers as she walks through Statuary Hall. Alex Brandon/AP Photo Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday entered a Twitter feud between Amazon and lawmakers. An internal Amazon memo asked staff to stop using Amazon bags as toilets, The Intercept reported. Sharing it on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez asked Amazon, "This you?" See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday leapt into an ongoing Twitter feud between lawmak...
Tags: Amazon, Unions, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, Trends, Getty Images, Marco Rubio, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Aoc, Alex Brandon, Tech Insider, Amazon Logistics, Bessemer Alabama


Elon Musk illegally 'threatened' to retaliate against workers and Tesla repeatedly violated labor laws, NLRB says

Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that Tesla repeatedly violated labor laws. The NLRB said Elon Musk must remove a tweet that "unlawfully threatened" workers hoping to unionize. It also said Tesla must rehire a union activist it fired in 2017. See more stories on Insider's business page. The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that Tesla repeatedly violated labor laws by trying to prevent workers from organizing an...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Unions, US, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Musk, Working Conditions, UAW, United Auto Workers, Fremont California, Tech Insider


Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight 'education' meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world's most powerful companies

Amazon faces a historic union vote in Alabama. Amazon; Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty; Dustin Chambers/REUTERS; RWDSU; Samantha Lee/Insider Workers at an Alabama warehouse are voting whether to form the first Amazon union in the US. The vote will finish on March 29. Amazon has been fighting hard to persuade workers to vote no. Insider spoke with two warehouse workers about their fight against Amazon's anti-union tactics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six thousa...
Tags: Amazon, UK, News, Jimmy Fallon, Unions, John Oliver, Senate, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Usps, Queens, Retail, Marco Rubio, Getty


Amazon is battling a union push in Alabama. Here's why many companies oppose labor organizers.

Members of the Workers Assembly Against Racism gathered across from Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market in New York City for a nation-wide solidarity event with the unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Amazon workers in Alabama are currently voting on whether or not to join a union. Unions represent the interests of workers and can help push for better pay and benefits. Businesses often oppose unions because they can interfere with their a...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Senate, New York City, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Union, Vietnam, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, South, Teamsters


Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' from unionizing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Bezos declined Sanders' invitation to testify at a hearing, but the senator had harsh words for him. Sanders criticized Amazon's countering of a union drive in Alabama despite the CEO's record wealth. The hearing included testimony from a pro-union worker at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Bessemer


Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' unionizing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Bezos declined Sanders' invitation to testify, but the senator had harsh words for the CEO. The senator criticized Amazon countering a union drive in Alabama amid the CEO's record wealth. The hearing included testimony from a pro-union worker at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, w...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Bessemer


Biden Takes His Support For Labor One Step Further With WH Endorsement Of PRO Act

A week after President Biden offered his support for a unionization effort by Amazon warehouse staffers in Alabama, the White House issued a statement endorsing  . The pair of moves distinguishes Biden among his recent predecessors of both parties in his outspoken support of the labor movement.  [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, White House, Alabama, Joe Biden, Biden, Summer Concepcion, Biden Administration, PRO Act


Big Tech is under attack from every angle as governments, employees, and consumers come to grips with the industry's concentration of power

An activist wearing a mask depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in December 2020. ENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images Tech companies are facing pressure from all sides: governments, consumers, and their own employees. It's resulting in governments worldwide issuing new regulations or filing landmark lawsuits. Consumers and employees are also putting pressure on tech firms to evaluate their impact on society. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The walls are closing...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Maryland, Unions, Congress, Australia, US, Alabama, Trends, Analysis, House, Silicon Valley, Columbia University


Black Lives Matter helped inspire Amazon workers' push to unionize in Alabama, union president says

JD warehouse in Beijing. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein The president of the union that Amazon's Bessemer plant would be joining told Bloomberg that BLM inspired some of the unionization efforts. If the employees vote to join the union, it would go against persistent anti-organizing tactics from the tech giant. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A union president says the push to organize at Amazon's warehouse in Alabama can be traced in part back to the Black Lives Matter...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Alabama, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Retail, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Black, Bessemer, Appelbaum


SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda The post SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Amazon's own investors are reportedly telling the company to stop pressuring warehouse workers who have begun to vote on forming the firm's first union

Amazon has faced criticism over its extensive surveillance of workers and its poor safety record. Patrick Fallon/Getty Images Amazon investors are telling the firm to stop interfering in a unionization vote, the FT reported. Alabama warehouse workers are currently voting on whether to form the firm's first-ever union. Amazon reportedly posted anti-union messaging in the bathrooms of the Alabama warehouse. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of more than 70 Amazo...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Sweden, Unions, Washington Post, New York City, Alabama, Trends, Retail, Tech Companies, Scott Stringer, The Post, Folksam, Labor Unions, Pinkerton


Production of Walmart's Great Value lightbulbs is slated to move overseas, and it's devastating news for this small Ohio city and dozens of workers

"Unfortunately, it's no longer economically viable to continue to operate the line," a spokesperson for GE Lighting, a Savant Systems Company, told Insider. Courtesy of United for Respect GE Lighting, a Savant Company, is moving production of Walmart's Great Value lightbulbs to China. As a result, 81 workers in Bucyrus, Ohio, are set to lose their jobs. "This is a difficult decision we made based on the needs of our business and one that is not taken lightly, particularly in today's en...
Tags: Ge, Unions, China, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Light Bulb, Retail, Ohio, Evans, Manufacturing, Sherman, Light Bulbs, John Kasich, GE Lighting