A historic strike began in Minnesota today. The Washington Post reports: “About 15,000 nurses in Minnesota walked off the job Monday to protest understaffing and overwork — marking the largest strike of private-sector nurses in U.S. history. Slated to last three days, the strike spotlights nationwide nursing shortages exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic that often…

A massive could be coming to UPS, experts say. CNN Business reports: “Over the past year, the nascent labor movements at mighty corporations like Starbucks and Amazon have grabbed national attention. But less well-known is a looming high-stakes clash between one of America’s oldest unions and the world’s biggest package courier. Contract negotiations are set to begin in the…

During the pandemic, 4,000 Google cafeteria workers said yes to unionizing, even though their pay wasn’t terrible. But now that  they are union, they are seeing benefits that they otherwise would have not received. The Washington Post reports: “Unite Here, a 300,000-member union of hotel and food service workers, has been steadily working to unionize…

What you do on your own time is your business, not your employer’s, according to a California bill awaiting the Governor’s signature. The Los Angeles Times reports: “California could soon become the seventh state in the United States to protect pot-smoking employees. Assembly Bill 2188, passed Tuesday by the state Senate, would amend the state’s…

Historic legislation made it through both houses of California’s legislature on Monday. Now, fast food giants like McDonald’s are taking aim on the bill. CNN reports: “California lawmakers want more control over how fast food chains treat workers. Restaurants, including McDonald’s, are fighting back. Earlier this week, the state’s legislature passed AB 257, a bill…

California Governor Newsom, generally a friend of labor, vetoed a pro-union farmworker bill passed by both chambers of the state’s legislature. “Hundreds of farmworkers and their supporters marched into Sacramento Friday, just in time for the governor to announce he’s vetoing the bill they marched to support,” ABC 30 reports. “They couldn’t convince Governor Gavin…

The notoriously anti-union carmaker, Tesla, illegally ban pro-union shirts, according to the NLRB. CNBC reports: “Tesla violated workers’ rights when it told employees they couldn’t wear shirts with pro-union insignia at the factory, The National Labor Relations Board ruled in a decision out Monday. The NLRB is now mandating that Elon Musk’s electric vehicle maker ‘cease and desist from…