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17 Feb
Sappi union workers rally amid contract negotiations with company – CentralMaine.com

Members of United Steelworkers Local 9 gathered along Route 201 in Skowhegan on Tuesday to make a more visible pitch for higher wages and better benefits.

Read the full article at: www.centralmaine.com

17 Feb
Labor Unions Collected $37 Million in COVID Relief They Were Ineligible To Receive

The Paycheck Protection Program launched in March 2020 to provide relief to small businesses and charities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But 226 labor unions that were ineligible for the program received $36.7 million in forgivable loans, according to a report provided exclusively to the Washington Free Beacon.

Read the full article at: freebeacon.com

14 Feb
Why Starbucks Stores Are Unionizing 

Workers at more than 60 Starbucks locations have petitioned to unionize — and momentum is growing

Read the full article at: www.eater.com

11 Feb
Amazonians United Is the Other Face of the Amazon Labor Movement

At Amazon, big organizing campaigns by established unions — like the one in Bessemer, Alabama, this year — are only the most visible face of labor organizing. The other is Amazonians United, a militant shop-floor group with a presence around the country.

Read the full article at: jacobinmag.com

10 Feb
Nurses unions in Washington back safe-staffing legislation

Dangerous assignments are being reported at record rates by hospital workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Read the full article at: www.columbian.com

10 Feb
Amazon union: Updates on why Amazon workers voted against – Protocol

Did Amazon unionize? No, but workers are trying. Will Amazon unionize? It could happen soon: Alabama Amazon union vote results were thrown out in November and the NLRB ruled Amazon must allow the warehouse to hold another election. Why Amazon workers voted against the union is argued to be because of illegal interference in Bessemer.

Read the full article at: www.protocol.com

10 Feb
Starbucks fired Memphis workers who tried to form a union

Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee chain, denies allegations that the Memphis, Tennessee workers were dismissed in retaliation for their unionization drive.

Read the full article at: nypost.com

10 Feb
Corporate Campaigns – Death of a Thousand Cuts

Union corporate organizing campaigns are picking up steam with a verity of targets with no end in sight. Former AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, on many occasions referred to corporate campaigns as the “death of a thousand cuts”.

Read the full article at: www.linkedin.com

04 Feb
January Jobs Report: 467,000 Payrolls Added; Unemployment Rate at 4%

The US economy added 467,000 jobs in January, according to government data published Friday. That beat the median forecast of 150,000 new payrolls.

Read the full article at: www.businessinsider.com

03 Feb
Labor and Business News 2/3/2022

The final offer that refiners presented was a significant improvement on a previous version: earlier this year, refiners had proposed a 4-percent wage rise over three years, only a marginal improvement on the three-year contract that expired on February 1.

Read the full article at: mailchi.mp

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