Canadian Amazon Warehouse Could Be First To Unionize In North America

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

The struggle to unionize Amazon is shifting to Canada, where workers in Alberta could soon be the first to unionize an Amazon warehouse in North America. Workers at the “YEG1” facility in Nisku, [...]

Buffalo Starbucks Workers Say They Will Unionize One Store At A Time

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

The fast food industry, one of the most ubiquitous low-wage employers in America, has been notoriously immune to unions. For nearly a decade, the Fight For $15 campaign has been successfully [...]

Union Painters Are Primed For A ‘Summer Of Chaos’

By Don McIntosh, NW Labor Press. -

At 5:45 a.m. Friday, May 21, painters started assembling outside under-reconstruction Madison High School in Northeast Portland, and picked up picket signs instead of paint sprayers. For the [...]

Puerto Rico Unions Close Ranks Against LUMA Energy

By Wilmarilis Sánchez-Romeu and Edwin Ocasio Feliciano, Struggle La Lucha. -

Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows [...]

The Refugee Union Behind Barbed Wire

By Bethany Rielly, Tribune Magazine. -

Priti Patel’s refugee camp experiment is finally crumbling. In March, Penally Camp in Pembrokeshire — where hundreds of asylum seekers have been held in squalid conditions since September 2020 — [...]

Unions Take Up The Fight For Racial Justice

By Stephanie Luce, Organizing Upgrade. -

Labor organizations are taking up the fight for racial justice in many ways. They’re developing in-depth member education on racial capitalism. They’re using bargaining to address structural [...]

Google Illegally Surveilled, Interrogated, And Fired Workers Who Tried To Organize

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Google repeatedly violated U.S. labor law when it spied on, probed, and terminated employees engaged in worker organizing in 2019, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations [...]

How Do We Solve A Problem Like Amazon?

By Craig Gent, Novara Media. -

Progressive International has launched a global campaign to #MakeAmazonPay. Yet for two decades numerous unions and campaigns across the globe have scratched their heads wondering how to curb the [...]

The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods Holds Lessons For Workers

By Shane Burley, Waging Nonviolence. -

Since a union in the workplace leads to both higher wages and better benefits — as well as erodes management’s authority — few bosses remain neutral during a union fight. It is not uncommon to [...]