‘We’ve Been Driven to the Point of Desperation’: A Trans Starbucks Worker on the Unionization Wave
Left Voice speaks to a trans Starbucks worker about what having a union would mean to her.
Left VoiceMay 4, 2022
The Battle to Unionize Amazon Is Far from Over — All Out Against Union Busting
The votes are in: workers at LDJ5, an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, have voted against unionizing amid threats and intimidation. We shouldn't normalize or accept these kinds of anti-union tactics. We need to organize a national fight against union busting.
Left VoiceMay 2, 2022
Fired Starbucks Workers Bring their Fight Directly to the CEO
Despite being illegally terminated, Starbucks workers from Memphis, Tennessee and other cities across the country are fighting to unionize and win back their jobs.
James Dennis HoffApril 30, 2022
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 AnnApril 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 BrainApril 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.
La Izquierda Diario Costa RicaApril 29, 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 WallaceApril 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 BrainApril 27, 2022