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Astor Place Starbucks in New York City Votes to Unionize

A Starbucks on Astor Place in New York City has formally joined Starbucks Workers United, the 41st U.S. store to do so. In a 11-2 vote, this blowout victory was the second in the city, with more locations filing every day for union elections.

Kimberly Ann

April 29, 2022

Social Justice Unionism: How ‘Generation U’ Is Building Class Solidarity

Workers are increasingly seeing the connections between their own oppressed identities and their role as exploited members of the working class. Social justice will be won only through this unified force.

Ezra Brain

April 29, 2022

‘This Is How Change and Revolutions Begin’: Amazon Call Center Workers in Costa Rica Send Their Support to ALU

As a second Amazon warehouse in New York prepares to vote on whether to form a union, Amazon call center workers in Costa Rica send messages of support and express how important an example the ALU is to all workers across the world.

Join Left Voice in NYC For May Day Activities

This May 1st, join Left Voice in NYC in support of Amazon Labor Union and Starbucks Workers United for International Workers' Day.

Left Voice

April 28, 2022

55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.

SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting through May 5. Left Voice reporter Julia Wallace shares why it is so important for her SEIU union siblings to vote yes on this strike.

Julia Wallace

April 28, 2022

Queer Amazon Union Organizers Stand Up against Rainbow Capitalism

Maddie, an LDJ5 warehouse worker explained that many organizers had nicknamed the LDJ5 warehouse the LDGay5, given how many of the organizers are queer. The fight against oppression is intrinsically tied to the fight for a union for these workers.

Ezra Brain

April 27, 2022

‘We Need a Union’: An Amazon Worker Speaks Out About the Union Vote This Week

On Monday, workers at LDJ5 facility began voting to unionize their warehouse. It is directly across the street from JFK8, the facility that made history becoming the first unionized Amazon in the United States. Below is a speech by Mark Saber, an Amazon worker involved in unionizing JDJ5.

Mark Saber

April 25, 2022

Round Two for the ALU: the Fight to Organize Amazon Continues

On Monday, 1,600 warehouse workers in Staten Island will vote on whether or not to form the second-ever Amazon union in the United States. In response, the company is using every dirty trick in the book to intimidate workers and undermine the vote.

James Dennis Hoff

April 24, 2022

The Amazon Labor Union Is a Problem for Democrats — So They’re Trying to Co-Opt It

The Democrats are fighting hard to co-opt the radically independent Amazon Labor Union. But organizing with Democrats is a dead end; the way forward is through workers organizing across sectors, independent from capitalist parties and politicians.

Jason Koslowski

April 23, 2022