Amazon Intensifying Anti-Union Efforts After Workers Vote to Unionize

Amazon is intensifying its anti-union efforts in the wake of Staten Island employees voting to unionize.

Teamsters Vote to Prioritize Unionizing Amazon Workers

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has voted to create a division specifically tasked with assisting Amazon workers.

Teamsters May Set Their Sights on Amazon

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters may take on Amazon at a time when the company is aggressively combating unionization efforts.

Congress Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again

Democrats, in a political payoff to unions, have again introduced legislation in Congress to effectively make gig economy jobs like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc. illegal.

Amazon’s Italy Workers Go On Strike

Amazon’s workers in Italy are going on a 24-hour strike to protest working conditions.

Amazon Stiffs Drivers $62 Million in Tips

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced Amazon is settling to the tune of $61.7 million for tips it withheld from drivers.

Amazon Warehouse Workers Voting On Unionization

Amazon warehouse workers are preparing to vote on whether to form the company’s first union.

Amazon Accused of Illegally Firing Employee Over Working Conditions

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has accused Amazon of illegally firing an employee advocating for better work conditions.

Google Accused of Unlawfully Spying On and Firing Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Google, accusing the search giant of monitoring employees and firing them without just cause.

AFL-CIO President: Facebook Acted As An Illegal Employer Advocate

They acted here as an illegal employer advocate to stop free speech and to stop unionization, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. It is developing a platform that allows employers to totally deny their employee’s free speech.

Detroit Bankruptcy Official, Unions Heated

“Certainly the court must conclude that the bankruptcy filing was a foregone conclusion.” After filing for protection more than four months ago, Detroit is now officially bankrupt. According to The Huffington Post, Steven Rhodes, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, ruled Tuesday that…

BART Strike: Last-Second Proposals Could Avert Friday Morning Shutdown

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has until midnight Thursday to arrive at an agreement with its labor unions. Negotiators offered a last second contract proposal Thursday afternoon in an effort to avoid a Friday morning shutdown that will affect…

Hoffa Remains Sought by FBI in Michigan

The final resting place of teamster official Jimmy Hoffa has remained a mystery for nearly 40 years. Various theories and speculative musings have kept the mystery alive all this time. Not a year goes by that someone doesn’t claim to…

North Dakota Death Rate Highest For Workers, Shows Report

The AFL-CIO, the largest union federation in the U.S., this week released its annual report on worker deaths. The report found that 4,693 U.S. workers died while on the job in 2011, and that an estimated 50,000 die each year…

Vegas: 98 Arrests Made During Union Protest

A protest on Las Vegas Boulevard on Wednesday culminated in the arrest of 98 union protesters. According to a Las Vegas Sun report, the protesters were members of Culinary Union Local 226. The protest took place outside the The Cosmopolitan…

Scott Walker Death Threats Flood In On Twitter

Yesterday Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election that began when he pushed through a bill that severely hampered public unions in their bargaining rights. According to Wikipedia the bill, 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, primarily impacted the following…