The demand for unions has grown at a strong pace over the past fiscal year. Marketplace reports: “We’ve now got hard data to back up a trend we’ve talked a lot about on ‘Marketplace’: The number of workplaces trying to unionize is on the rise. The National Labor Relations Board reported that over the last…

Medieval Times has officially gone union. The Huffington Post reports: “Workers at Medieval Times have formed the dinner-theater chain’s first labor union, bringing collective bargaining to a castle in northern New Jersey.   The knights, squires, show cast and stablehands at the Lyndhurst location voted 26 to 11 in favor of joining the American Guild of Variety…

Amazon loves its workers so much that it has issued an eye-popping 13,000 disciplinary notices to employees in a single warehouse. Reuters reports: “Amazon worker Gerald Bryson had hand-counted thousands of items in his warehouse’s inventory over three days when his manager showed him a ‘Supportive Feedback Document.’ Bryson had made 22 errors, the 2018…

With over 130 supporters in attendance at the all-union W Hotel in Hollywood, the Labor 411 Foundation celebrated its third annual Blue Tie Gala on June 2. The Foundation honored ethical employers and pro-union leaders who are building a brighter future for today’s workers. The Foundation’s mission is to advocate for ethical consumer activism.  The…

Overscheduling, fatigue, and a lack of a pay raise has led to Delta pilots to picket. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: “Delta pilots picketed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and other major airports around the country on Thursday as they criticized the airline for mass cancellations and called for a new labor contract. The picketing involved hundreds of off-duty Delta…

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