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The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), which represents West Virginia coal miners, urged Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday to revisit his opposition to President Biden's Build Back Better plan.
The following is a press release from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union:
After years of staff retention issues at Longmont United Hospital in Colorado, nurses are awaiting the results of a vote on whether to join National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S.
Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Marcus Baram, a journalist at Capital and Main, where he has contributed several stories to the series "Inside the Secretive World of Union Busting."
Politics and Prose owners Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine have hired a law firm known for its aggressive anti-union tactics, shortly after employees filed a petition for an election through the National Labor Relations Board.
Unsurprisingly, Starbucks was not too keen on the idea of having its employees organize themselves — and it moved to encourage the workers to vote down the measure.
Democracy Now! looks at the historic workers’ victory at the Elmwood Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York, where workers successfully voted to unionize last week, making them the first to do so among the coffee chain’s 9,000 locations in the United States, and sparking new efforts at stores across the country.
Last January, at the height of the pandemic, an elderly housekeeper at a former hotel in Long Beach, California, that was being used to quarantine people with COVID-19, tested positive for the virus and died. That prompted the union that represents hotel workers in Southern California to file a complaint with the state and the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the hotel failed to follow pandemic safety protocols. Hotel workers met regularly to discuss their health, the safety situation and to strategize about how to address their complaints with the company, Holliday's Helping Hands, which had been contracted by Los Angeles County to run the facility.
A new internal e-mail leaked by a former Activision Blizzard employee showcased the company’s latest attempt to discourage its workers from unionizing.