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The Democratic Party’s governing body is reportedly considering a plan to bar its consultants from anti-union activity following backlash over revelations that Amazon hired Global Strategy Group — a prominent Democratic polling firm — to assist its union-busting campaign in New York City.
Nintendo is the latest video game developer hit with allegations of union busting. In a report from Axios, a former employee alleges that Nintendo and its staffing and recruiting partner Aston Carter fired them after engaging in protected organizing activities.
In the wake of a historic labor victory at one of its Staten Island warehouses earlier this month, Amazon is reportedly ramping up its union-busting operations across New York and beyond. Those attempts to crush a union are effectively subsidized by government money in states whose politicians portray themselves as pro-labor.
Hector Barcenas, a union-busting consultant with Sigma Labor Relations, was hired by Allan Bros, Inc. in Garden Grove, CA to run an anti-union campaign. The contract started in July of 2020, but Barcenas failed to report to the U.S. Department of Labor until April, 2022. It's an egregious violation of U.S. labor law.
Miriam Navarro and Erasmo Navarro were also brought in under Barcenas to conduct captive audience meetings.
Politico has obtained a contract addendum that forbids Democratic aligned consultants from participating in union-busting, aiding an employer in a labor dispute or lobbying against union-backed legislation.
Rochester Regional Health, located in Rochester, NY has hired Healthcare Labor Solutions to "persuade" (i.e. "union-bust") employees trying to use their right to unionize.
As Starbucks wages an aggressive anti-union campaign resulting in the firing of 16 pro-union workers, the company’s chairwoman has been running an investment firm raking in millions in fees from unionized workers’ pension funds while delivering subpar returns to retirees.
In 1949, in a case called Joy Silk Mills, the NLRB announced it would order an employer to recognize and bargain with a union, where the union presented evidence of majority support and the employer refused recognition without a good faith doubt as to the union’s majority.
In a hotly anticipated filing, National Labor Relations Board prosecutors urged the board to restore the long-dormant Joy Silk doctrine, which aims to thwart interference in union drives by making employers bargain with workers whose rights they violate.