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LaborLab tracks union-busting, empowers workers to unionize

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2022) — Recent headlines have described the high-profile union-busting activities of Starbucks and Amazon, but the unfortunate truth is that U.S. employers routinely hire consultants and attorneys to prevent their employees from joining together in unions. This “union-avoidance” industry rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars every year and the businesses […]

NLRB sues Starbucks, demands reinstatement of Memphis 7

Meanwhile, Starbucks workers continue to vote Union YES; another store in Bellingham files for a union election   The following is from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): NEW ORLEANS (May 11, 2022) — On Tuesday, NLRB Region 15-New Orleans Regional Director Kathleen McKinney petitioned in U.S. District Court for injunctive relief for seven former […]

Take the AFL-CIO 2022 Member Survey

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2022) — Union members worked together across the labor movement to win many important victories for working people last year. We secured historic funding and investment in our nation’s infrastructure, saved our pensions, helped striking workers secure better contracts and unleashed a wave of union […]

WSLC: ‘Reproductive rights are workers’ rights’

Washington State Labor Council will fight to defend healthcare choices, abortion rights   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2022) — A draft opinion leaked Monday night from the majority of the Supreme Court indicates the conservative-controlled court will soon overturn the right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. With the 2019 […]

AFL-CIO on inflation: Good jobs, wages are the solution

Take the AFL-CIO survey to explain what issues matter to you   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2022) — Workers are frustrated and worried. A big part of their concern now is that rising costs are eating into their paychecks. In 2021 alone, prices went up by 7.1 percent. But the AFL-CIO wants to make one […]

NALC’s food drive will be Saturday, May 14

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. NALC’s food drive, which was first held in 1983, helps feed millions of Americans. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in […]

We must join together to demand safer jobs

Workers’ Memorial Day events planned throughout Washington   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2022) — Last year, 5,333 workers were killed on the job and another 95,000 died from occupational diseases. That means that, on average, 275 workers in this country lose their lives every day from hazardous working conditions. Employers reported 3.5 million work-related deaths, […]

Urge senators to Build a Better America

Here are five ways you can support a Workers First Agenda   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2022) — Building a Better America is President Biden’s plan to secure our economy and future. America’s unions fought hard to ensure this plan includes the top priorities from our Workers First Agenda. […]

WSLC congratulates NYC Amazon workers

Organizing victory is proof that workers CAN join together, even against powerful anti-union corporations, to demand better working conditions   SEATTLE (April 1, 2022) — Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims released the following statement today in response to the Amazon Labor Union’s organizing victory at Amazon’s Staten […]

Warrior Met Coal strike hits one-year mark

On today’s anniversary of the walkout, contribute to the United Mine Workers’ strike fund to help them stay out ‘one day longer’   TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (April 1, 2022) — About 900 members of the United Mine Workers of America continue their Unfair Labor Practice strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. The strike began one […]

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