How Universities Are Taught to Union-Bust: An Undercover Report
Two weeks ago, a reader of Left Voice who works in higher education attended a webinar hosted by the union-busting law firm Jackson-Lewis entitled “Baristas, Ballers, and TAs: Could Unions Be Coming to Campus This Fall?”. They have submitted this undercover report in order to share the tactics university administrators are being told to use in order to prevent unionization.
Left VoiceJuly 15, 2022
ICE Wants to “Disaffiliate” with Its Union? We Say GTFO
The parent union of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has decided to formally file to disclaim interest in being associated with ICE, after ICE repeatedly expressed interest in leaving its union. But ICE, and cops more generally, should never have been part of unions in the first place. They are not workers but are instead tools of a violent state apparatus under capitalism. We say good riddance to not only ICE, but also to all cops who want to leave their unions. We must demand all cops out of our unions!
Mike PappasJuly 14, 2022
University of California Nurses Reach Contract Following Stanford Nurses Strike
Just weeks after a nearby strike at Stanford Hospital, which led to the union winning a contract, nurses at the University of California have reached their own contract agreement with compensation and other gains for healthcare workers. When healthcare workers strike, their fight extends beyond their workplaces, helping others win too.
Mike PappasJuly 14, 2022
Guttmacher Union Wins, But Union Leader is Fired Within Hours of Victory
On July 7, 97% of Guttmacher employees voted in favor of unionizing. Within hours, a worker and key organizer of the union effort was fired. The fight for labor rights is linked to the fight for abortion rights, especially following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
K.S. MehtaJuly 13, 2022
Starbucks Illegally Fires Worker in Queens, New York
Starbucks has fired a union organizer at the 31st Street/Ditmars Blvd store in Queens, New York. As the company continues to union bust, the workers are continuing the fight and requesting help supporting fired workers.
Mike PappasJuly 9, 2022
24-Year-Old UPS Driver Collapses Dead. The Bosses Are to Blame
In Pasadena, California, Esteban Chavez Jr., a 24-year-old UPS driver, died on June 25th inside the package car after collapsing in sweltering heat.
Thaddeus GreeneJuly 5, 2022
Urgent Call to Action: Our Unions Must Defend the Right to Abortion
The Rank-and-File Caucus of the Temple Association of University Professionals issued a statement against the Supreme Court's attack on abortion and for the need for unions to mobilize to protect the right to an abortion in the streets and in our workplaces.
RAFT TempleJune 30, 2022
‘We are the First Starbucks Union in Latin America’: Chilean Starbucks Workers Speak
Antonio Paez and Deborath Jofre, President and Secretary of the Starbucks Union in Chile, attended the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago. Here is their speech at the “Workers of the world, unite! Unions abroad take on Amazon, Starbucks, GM, and Google” panel.
Antonio PaezJune 28, 2022
Something Big Is Stirring: Report from the 2022 Labor Notes Conference:
This year’s Labor Notes conference was massive. Four thousand of the most active union activists gathered in Chicago, often pushing the discussions well to the left. We caught sight of something important — possibly something powerful — stirring inside the labor movement. Let’s help it grow.
Jason KoslowskiJune 25, 2022