Two years after its historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election

[ad_1] Two years after clenching a historic victory at a warehouse in New York City, the first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and fighting over an election that could determine who will lead the group in the near future. Despite campaigns at several facilities in … Read more

Two years after its historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election

[ad_1] Two years after clenching a historic victory at a warehouse in New York City, the first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and fighting over an election that could determine who will lead the group in the near future. Despite campaigns at several facilities in … Read more

Workers sue to overturn law that exempts Atlantic City casinos from indoor smoking ban

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. — Frustrated at having unsuccessfully agitated for over three years to get lawmakers to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos, workers on Friday tried a new tactic. They filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a law that leaves casino workers as the only ones not covered by the protections of a … Read more

New $20 minimum wage for fast food workers in California set to start Monday

[ad_1] LIVERMORE, Calif. — Most fast food workers in California will be paid at least $20 an hour beginning Monday when a new law is scheduled to kick in giving more financial security to an historically low-paying profession while threatening to raise prices in a state already known for its high cost of living. Democrats … Read more

Hundreds of Kenyan doctors protest in the streets as national strike enters second week

[ad_1] FILE – Kenyans line up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Thousands of doctors have stayed away from hospitals since last Thursday, March 12, 2024 over poor pay and working conditions, despite a court order calling for talks between the doctors and the Health … Read more

German railway operator resumes talks with train drivers’ union in a long dispute

[ad_1] FILE – Passengers wait for a train in the central train station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 11, 2024. Germany’s state-owned main railway operator says that it and a union representing many train drivers have resumed talks in a bitter dispute over working hours and pay. It said Saturday, March 16, 2024 both sides … Read more

Kenyan doctors strike nationwide. Patients left unattended or turned away at public hospitals

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya — Doctors at Kenya’s public hospitals began a nationwide strike Thursday, accusing the government of failing to implement a raft of promises from a collective bargaining agreement signed in 2017 after a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care. The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union said they … Read more

Major French union threatens strikes during Olympics. Hospital workers could walk off the job

[ad_1] A major French union warned of possible strikes, including at hospitals, during the Paris Olympics, when a massive influx of people is in the French capital. Speaking to France Info media on Thursday, the general secretary of the CGT said the union will give a notice of strike in public services during the Games, … Read more

Teamsters vote to ratify a 5-year labor agreement with Anheuser-Busch, avoiding strike

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS — Teamsters working for Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch on Tuesday voted to ratify a labor agreement with the company, the union said. The five-year contract was ratified with 86% support, the Teamsters said. The deal covers 5,000 unionized employees at Anheuser-Busch, including brewers, packagers, and warehouse workers, and provides wage increases totaling 23% … Read more

Starbucks and Workers United, long at odds, say they’ll restart labor talks

[ad_1] Starbucks and the union organizing its U.S. workers said Tuesday they have agreed to begin talks with the aim of reaching labor agreements. The announcement was a breakthrough for the two sides, which have been at odds since Workers United first organized baristas at a Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York, in late 2021. … Read more