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The Next Step in Controlling Amazon

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On September 10, 2021
California continues to attempt to control Amazon’s Gilded Age style labor practices: In the latest sign of the growing scrutiny of Amazon’s labor practices, the California State Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would place limits on production quotas for warehouse workers. The bill, which passed the Senate 26-to-11, was written partly in response […]
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Unionize the Campaigns

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On May 6, 2020
Very glad to see this: Unionized field organizers working for Joe Biden’s campaign have ratified a contract with his campaign, officials announced Monday, setting the stage for the first time a major party’s apparent presidential nominee will employ unionized workers under a collective bargaining agreement. The Biden campaign and Teamsters Local 238 announced the agreement […]
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On June 5, 1976, Teamsters for a Democratic Unionism, the internal democratic union revolt inside the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was founded. One of the most significant organizations in the democratic union movements of the 1970s, it was also one of the most long-lasting and is still around today, controlling the Rhode Island local among […]
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David Bensman has a really great piece on how the Teamsters are taking the lead on organizing Uber drivers in Seattle and how doing so has relied on the kind of community effort necessary for organizing in the modern day. It’s taken building not only union power but connections within immigrant communities, working with politicians, […]

Joint Employers

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On August 27, 2015

In a major victory against the obscuring of employers in order to disempower workers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that corporations who use contractors and franchises are the joint em

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