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Unions

The Jewish Museum in New York Joins the Fight for a Unionized Art World

The workers of this prestigious and historic institution have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a union election.

Sarah Frankie Sigman

January 12, 2022

Two Stores and Counting: Starbucks Unionization Wave Picks Up

Following the unionization of one Starbucks store in Buffalo, NY, over half a dozen stores around the U.S. have filed with the National Labor Relations Board for elections of their own.

Rose Lemlich

January 11, 2022

Buffalo Starbucks Workers Strike over Unsafe Working Conditions

Workers at the recently-unionized Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York walked off the job last week, citing concerns over safety measures and staffing shortages. Against the backdrop of a ripple of Starbucks unionization drives in stores across the country and surging coronavirus cases, the Buffalo baristas’ collective action shows a path forward for workers to return to work on their own terms.

Madeleine Freeman

January 10, 2022

Student Workers of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement

After more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia reached a tentative agreement for their union’s first contract with Columbia University.

Olivia Wood

January 8, 2022

“We Need to Stay Strong as a Union”: Interview with a Chicago Teacher

A Chicago teacher discusses this week’s vote to move to remote learning, and the backlash from Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Left Voice

January 7, 2022

Workers at Video Game Company Activision Blizzard Lead Week-Long Work Stoppage

Workers at video gaming company Activision Blizzard entered a five-day work stoppage and are making moves to unionize. This worker action could have powerful effects for the industry.

Otto Fors

December 12, 2021

One Down, 8,952 Starbucks to Go: Buffalo Baristas Make Unionizing History

Starbucks workers at a store in Buffalo, New York voted in favor of a union today, making them the first Starbucks workers to unionize in the United States. Two other stores in Buffalo are in the process of counting their votes.

Left Voice

December 9, 2021

It’s Time to Keep the Scabs Out of the Kellogg Plants

The rejection by Kellogg workers of a tentative agreement, which means they’ll continue the strike they began in early October, demands a response by the entire working class. It’s time to show what solidarity really means.

Scott Cooper

December 8, 2021

Historic Union Vote at Starbucks

Starbucks workers in Buffalo are taking a historic vote to form their first union at several stores in the area. The company, unsurprisingly, is doing everything it can to bust the union drive.

John Leslie

December 8, 2021