I Fear the Volkswagen Scout Will Be a Cowardly Joke

No, I was not surprised to learn that Volkswagen plans to resurrect the Scout nameplate with electric pickup trucks and SUVs. We live in a world where the Ford Mustang is a V8 sports car and yet also, somehow, a five-door, all-wheel drive EV. Words mean nothing and we live on the worst timeline. There … Read more

2 California Starbucks stores votes to unionize, first in state

Two Starbucks stores in Santa Cruz, California, voted to unionize, becoming the first two Starbucks stores in California to do so. A third Santa Cruz store will vote to unionize in June. | Video Player | Santa Cruz Starbucks unionization push follows national trend of increased union approvalBy a vote of 15 to two the … Read more

Consider These Signs When Deciding Whether to Wade Into the Market

Text size Some strategists see more pain ahead for global stocks even as they plan for better days. Dreamstime The hesitancy to buy this dip in global stocks is real. Whether it’s concern that the Federal Reserve is not going to save the day or the depth of the uncertainty looming overhead, several strategists see … Read more

Dragon Age 4 QA Devs Say They’re Unionizing RE: Bad Pay, Safety

Image: BioWare / EA The video game industry is currently undergoing a small but unprecedented wave of developer organizing. Last week it even reached the halls of famed RPG maker BioWarewhere a group of QA contractors working on Dragon Age 4 revealed their intention to unionize. The two biggest reasons why? Bad pay and concerns … Read more

For the Starbucks Union Campaign, a battle for bruises has just begun

The organizational campaign at Starbucks has so far succeeded in bringing together almost 20 of the coffee chain’s American stores, which is a historic breakthrough for the labor movement. But the union effort is now in the early stages of an even heavier lift: negotiation of a first contract. Starbucks has every incentive not to … Read more

For the Starbucks Union Campaign, a battle for bruises has just begun

The organizational campaign at Starbucks has so far succeeded in bringing together almost 20 of the coffee chain’s American stores, which is a historic breakthrough for the labor movement. But the union effort is now in the early stages of an even heavier lift: negotiation of a first contract. Starbucks has every incentive not to … Read more

New Amazon and Starbucks unions could kill post-pandemic NYC

Just as the city begins to retreat from the pandemic, union agitators – ups, “organized labor” – are coming to stop the rally in the making. Workers at both the large Amazon warehouse in Staten Island and in the giant “Roastery Reserve” Starbucks in Chelsea voted to be connected this week – the first two … Read more