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UK faces a summer of discontent as historic inflation and real wage declines stoke strikes

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 25: A view of the crowd at the RMT strike rally at Kings cross station on June 25, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. The biggest rail strikes in 30 years started on Monday night continuing on Thursday and again Saturday, with trains cancelled across the UK for much of the week. […]

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United Airlines pilots to get raises of more than 14%, 8 weeks of maternity leave in new contract

Boeing 777ER United Airlines. Aircraft to Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Massimo Insabato | Mondadori Portfolio | Getty Images The union representing United Airlines pilots has approved a tentative deal that would give the aviators pay raises of more than 14%, making it the first major U.S. carrier to reach a deal since the start […]

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Union: Apple workers at Maryland store vote 2-1 to organize

TOWSON, Md. — More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, joining a growing U.S. push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said. The workers in Towson, Maryland, voted by a 65-33 margin […]

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Apple union push faces setback as Atlanta organizers withdraw bid for vote, citing alleged intimidation and rising Covid cases

Shoppers walk past an Apple Store at Franklin Park Mall during Black Friday. Shoppers go to stores to take advantage of Black Friday sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stephen Zenner | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images A union vote at an Apple store at the Cumberland Mall location in Atlanta is in question […]

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Apple union organizers in Georgia say they were inspired by Amazon warehouse workers

Employees leading a unionization drive at an Apple retail store in Georgia were inspired by Amazon employees who tried to unionize a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, during the Covid pandemic. The remarks, which members of the Apple union organizing committee made in an interview with CNBC, show that the high-profile union drive at an Amazon […]

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Apple retail union organizers want workers to be paid at least $30 per hour

Workers who hope to organize a union at Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store want workers to be paid a minimum of $30 per hour, according to a website for the group, Fruit Stand Workers United, that was updated on Monday. Employees at Apple’s high-profile store in New York City started to take steps to unionize earlier […]

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Biden pollster GSG is ‘deeply sorry’ for Amazon anti-union work as labor groups abandon it

Amazon workers arrive with paperwork to unionize at the NLRB office in Brooklyn, New York, October 25, 2021. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Top labor groups and political action committees are distancing themselves from a major Democratic pollster after it was revealed that the firm worked on Amazon’s anti-labor efforts at a warehouse on New York’s […]

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Amazon warehouse workers suffer serious injuries at twice the rate of rivals, study finds

An Amazon warehouse Getty Images Amazon warehouse workers in the U.S. suffered serious injuries at twice the rate of rival companies in 2021, according to a new study. There were 6.8 serious injuries for every 100 Amazon warehouse workers. That’s more than twice the rate of all other employers in the warehouse industry, which had […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone developers stage walkout over Activision layoffs

Organizers say more than 60 workers at the Call of Duty: Warzone studio Raven Software, owned by Activision Blizzard, walked out today, demanding the reinstatement of a dozen workers from the testing department. Why it matters: Walkouts, long a maneuver of organized labor, are becoming a tactic in the non-unionized U.S. video game sector. Workers […]

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Seattle Starbucks location unanimously votes in favor of unionizing, a first in the company’s hometown

Starbucks Barista Gianna Reeve, part of the organizing committee in Buffalo, New York, speaks in support of workers at Seattle Starbucks locations that announced plans to unionize, during a rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, Washington on January 25, 2022. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Starbucks baristas at a Seattle location on […]