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NLRB Rules Against Amazon

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On September 2, 2022
This is very good and a great example of why it matters so much that unions support the Democratic Party as much as they do: Amazon appears to be losing its case to unravel the union victory that formed the company’s first organized warehouse in the U.S.After workers in Staten Island, N.Y., voted to join […]

NLRB and Amazon

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On March 19, 2022

As you may know, there is another attempt to unionize an Amazon facility, this time at Staten Island. There’s lots of reasons to be skeptical about this campaign, largely that it is being led by

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Starbucks is engaging in a frantic attempt to stop the unionization of their shops all of a sudden happening across the nation. This has included the illegal firing and discipline of workers for joining the union. Now the National Labor Relations Board is intervening. The National Labor Relations Board has accused Starbucks of retaliating against […]
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I was genuinely shocked that the Trump National Labor Relations Board didn’t target graduate student unions at private institutions sooner than it did. For several presidencies now, Democrats have ruled that graduate students are workers and Republicans have ruled that they not. After the Obama NLRB ruled that they are workers, there was real progress […]

Cleaning House

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On January 21, 2021

Among the many odious appointments of Donald Trump is Peter Robb, to be general counsel at the National Labor Relations Board. This guy is the ultimate industry hack who helps lead an agency he would

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The Trump NLRB is so, so special. In a series of five memos to their regional directors the NLRB instructed them to dismiss various cases regarding COVID-19 related charges against employers. The board concluded that an employer is not obligated to engage in midterm bargaining regarding union proposals for paid sick leave and hazard pay […]
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