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Report: Bates’ latest union-busting hire has long record of being ‘not neutral’
Bates College administration continues to dig in against the ongoing staff unionization effort. In recent weeks, the school has brought in a series of anti-union consultants, the latest hire a high-priced Boston lawyer who has drawn the ire of Massachusetts labor advocates and who once admitted in a meeting with workers attempting to organize that she is “not neutral.”
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Report: Over 200 Activision Blizzard employees stage a walkout to protest leadership
Around 200 Activision Blizzard employees have staged a walkout, with the Activision Blizzard Workers Alliance calling for CEO Bobby Kotick to be replaced.
Report: Leaked Audio of Amazon Captive Audience Anti-Union Meeting
“We’re here to share facts, opinions, and experiences,” Ronald Edison, a senior operations manager at Amazon told warehouse workers in Staten Island in a mandatory anti-union meeting last week.
Starbucks Fires Whistleblower Battling Leukemia
Brittany, a manager from a Starbucks cafe in Arizona who has evidence of Starbucks’ union busting activities, reached out to the workers in Buffalo when she learned the company was sending managers and executives from around the country to Buffalo with the explicit purpose of defeating the union effort. Brittany stepped forward as a whistleblower to give testimony to the National Labor Relations Board to support the union’s charges of unfair labor practices at Starbucks because she did not want herself or her co-workers to be put in a position of violating Buffalo Starbucks partners’ right to organize.
Organizing HelloFresh Employees Respond to "Union-Busting Beanies"
HelloFresh employees were sent union-busting beanies. Their response was epic:
Attorney General James Releases Statement in Support of Buffalo Starbucks Employees’ Efforts to Unionize
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in support of Starbucks employees in Buffalo and their efforts to unionize:
Report: ACLU of Illinois Runs Union-Busting Playbook
A union fight that is playing out in Illinois highlights how progressive organizations can use technical objections to the scope of a proposed union to effectively pursue union-busting while maintaining plausible deniability that they are doing so. This effort to have it both ways makes sense when you consider where this labor battle is happening: at the ACLU.
Watch: Last Week Tonight Report on Union Busting
John Oliver discusses the mechanics of union busting, why the companies who do it face so few consequences, and what it really means when your manager wants to talk to you about “your attendance.”
Report: HelloFresh Workers Claim Retaliation For Unionizing
HelloFresh workers allege the popular meal kit delivery company has retaliated against them for their recent unionization campaigning in a report by The Guardian published Thursday, which comes amid coverage of unsafe and “brutal” working conditions on the company’s assembly lines.