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Unions are forming at Starbucks, Apple and Google. Here’s why workers are organizing now

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For decades, union membership has been on the decline. Yet in the last few months, workers have been organizing at a pace this country hasn’t seen since the Great Depression. Amazon has captured headlines for union drives at its warehouses,......

The teachers union’s cynical bid to steal NYC school control from Mayor Adams

NYPost
Post Editorial Board The idea that minor trims to some schools’ budgets portends the apocalypse is, as we’ve noted, baloney Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

SAS and pilots unions reach deal to end strike

Reuters
STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN/OSLO, July 18 (Reuters) – SAS (SAS.ST) and pilots unions reached a wage deal on Monday, ending a strike over a new collective bargaining agreement that has grounded hundreds of flights and thrown the airline’s future into doubt. A majority of SAS pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway walked out......

Amazon Hub in Newark Is Canceled After Unions and Local Groups Object

New York Times
For the second time, plans by Amazon to substantially expand its presence in the New York area have been abandoned after labor and community groups mobilized in opposition. In 2019, Amazon abruptly canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City after facing a barrage of criticism that......

Germany’s Scholz revives 1960s-style meets with unions, bosses on inflation

Reuters
Scholz calls tackling soaring inflation “historic challenge” Kicks off meets with unions, employers to build consensus Seeks to avoid wage-price spiral, social unrest BERLIN, July 4 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met trade union and employers association leaders on Monday for the first of a series of meetings aimed......

Three Tunisian judges’ unions suspend strike started a month ago – statement

Reuters
July 3 (Reuters) – Three Tunisian judges’ unions have decided to suspend a four-week-long strike started in protest at Tunisian President Kais Saied’s dismissal of 57 judges on June 1, they said on Sunday. Saied had accused the judges of corruption and protecting terrorists, charges which the Tunisian Judges’ Association......

How Russia could try to get around the European Union’s oil sanctions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The EU’s partial embargo covers Russian oil brought into the bloc by sea, with an exemption carved out for imports delivered by pipeline following opposition from Hungary. Attila Kisbenedek | Afp | Getty Images Moscow could respond to European sanctions......

Apple discourages retail employees from joining unions in internal video

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An employee arranges Apple iPhones as customer shop at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue shortly after new products went on sale in Manhattan, in New York City, March 18, 2022. Mike Segar | Reuters Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of......

A Vote by Activision Workers Could Give Unions a Foothold in Gaming

New York Times
Jessica Gonzalez can sometimes still hear the eerie theme music for one of the Call of Duty video games in her mind. She jokes that the soundtrack will play on a loop in her subconscious when she gets older. Throughout the mid-2010s, Ms. Gonzalez spent months working grueling, 14-hour overnight......

Amazon’s captive staff meetings on unions illegal, U.S. labor director finds

Reuters
May 6 (Reuters) – A U.S. labor board official determined Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) violated federal law during mandatory staff meetings it held in New York to discourage unionization, a board spokesperson said Friday, in what could lead to a new legal precedent. The Amazon Labor Union (ALU) in March filed......

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