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

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center health care workers begin a 5-day strike; accuse hospital of unfair labor practices

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Citing “unfair labor practices as well as employee and patient safety concerns, short-staffing and low wages,” members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West started a planned weeklong strike Monday morning at Cedars -Sinai Medical Center. The union, which has been bargaining with hospital management over a new labor … Read more

Tentative deal reached ahead of New York City doorman strike deadline

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – A tentative deal was reached Tuesday to avert a potential New York City doorman strike one day ahead of the deadline. The union, 32BJ SEIU building workers, and the Realty Advisory Board announced they have reached a tentative agreement before the expiration of the current contract, averting what would have … 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

Amazon Union Vote becomes hotspot in Staten Island Congressional Race

When workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York, officially became unionized on April 1, election politics was not the first thing anyone thought of. Observers across the country instead hailed the result of the union election at the JFK8 facility as a historic victory for the labor movement, not least because … Read more