Amazon is back at it again, apparently. It seems the company can’t help itself from retaliating against pro-union workers. With the historic union victory at a Staten Island warehouse last month, the company is probably going after pro-union workers with a greater vigor. Vice reports on the latest development: “Last week, Amazon transferred Ashley Mercer,…

Starbucks workers won their first union in Michigan with an overwhelming vote at a Grand Rapids location. Michigan Live reports: “A Grand Rapids Starbucks is the first store to unionize in Michigan after a majority of employees voted in favor of its formation. The National Labor Relations Board tallied the 15 to 3 vote for…

Amazon’s obscene executive pay – made even more obscene when considering how poorly its workers are paid and treated – is getting serious scrutiny. Advisory firms are making it clear to company shareholders that they should torpedo the $214 million CEO salary. Bloomberg reports: “Amazon.com Inc. shareholders should vote to reject the pay packages of Chief…

The AFL-CIO has a clear message for President Joe Biden: cancel student debt now. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler issued the following statement on the student loan crisis: We call on the Biden administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt. Organized labor was built on the foundation of creating a pathway…

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering taking action to better protect workers against wage theft. The New Jersey Monitor reports: “U.S. House lawmakers questioned several labor experts Wednesday before a House Education and Labor panel about how a new bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 would protect workers from wage theft.…

Aides of the House of Representatives will finally have the same legal protections to unionize as workers outside of Capitol Hill. The New York Times reports: “The House voted on Tuesday to grant its aides the legal protections to form a union, the most significant step in more than a quarter-century to ensure that the chamber’s staff…

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