Amazon Faces Growing Worker Pressure in Shadow of Alabama Union Vote

Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers in Alabama are voting on whether to unionize this month. Whatever the result, the e-commerce giant faces pressure from staff world-wide to make changes to its working conditions. So far those actions stop short of a formal unionization push, but each one involves hundreds of employees and shows how work conditions […]

Americans want Biden to advance labor standards

The AFL-CIO and Data for Progress released a nationwide poll of likely voters that found widespread support for executive actions addressing key issues impacting working people, including employee misclassification, union-busting and federal purchasing power. President Joe Biden should use federal purchasing power to lift labor standards and compliance, advance such policy as ‘Buy American,’ and advance other progressive contracting […]

Machinists Call for Job Security for Service Contract Workers

The IAM is calling on the Biden administration to reinstate critical job security protections for Service Contract Act (SCA) workers, many of whom work at military bases across the country. Service Contract workers are private sector employees who work under federal contracts, primarily at military bases and other federal installations. The IAM represents nearly 40,000 […]

Peters, Stabenow introduce bill to strengthen Buy American laws

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen Buy American laws. The Make it in American Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to bypass Buy American requirements, according to the senators. This would require the federal government to favor American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made […]

Rep. Garamendi Meets With President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Buttigieg In Oval Office To Discuss Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) joined President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and a small bipartisan group of Members of Congress in the Oval Office to discuss a path forward to pass a transportation infrastructure bill into law this year. The bipartisan group of Representatives consisted of House […]

Amazon loses attempt to delay milestone union vote at Alabama warehouse

Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers at an Alabama facility will be able to cast their votes on whether to unionize by mail-in ballots beginning next week after the National Labor Relations Board rejected the company’s latest attempt to stall the vote by pushing for it to be held in-person, despite the pandemic. In a decision posted Friday, the NLRB […]

Google settles with Department of Labor over allegations of worker discrimination

Google has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the US Labor Department over allegations of pay and hiring discrimination, the agency said Monday. The company is expected to pay more than $2.5 million to roughly 5,500 employees and job applicants who allegedly were under-compensated or faced hiring discrimination. The settlement resolves allegations that the company had discriminated against […]

Local union members join in protest against Walmart

Protests were held at several Walmarts around New York today, including Batavia, over concerns that Walmart has reportedly pressured GE-Savant to lower prices for lightbulbs, forcing the company to move a LED light factory from Ohio to China. Press release: On Saturday, Jan. 30, at Walmart stores at four locations in New York state, a coalition […]

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