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Viewpoint: Who Invited Them? Employers Like Amazon Should Have No Say in How Workers Organize

Thu, 2021-03-04 10:34
Blog: Blog

The ongoing union vote by 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, has opened a window into the challenges workers face in unionizing. As the public is learning, the boss gets a big role in the process. It shouldn’t be this way.

Categories: Labor Notes

U.K. Educators' Safety Struggle Rekindles Collective Workplace Action

Wed, 2021-03-03 12:45
Blog: Blog

Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said that “a week is a long time in politics.” In early January, even a week was too long, as current Prime Minister Boris Johnson performed a dramatic 24-hour U-turn on the question of schools reopening after the Christmas break.

Categories: Labor Notes

Hong Kong’s New Union Movement Faces Big Challenges from Covid, National Security Law

Tue, 2021-03-02 12:54

Hong Kong workers formed dozens of new unions as part of the mass protest movement against attacks on the city’s autonomy in 2019. In a center of financial capitalism where labor has long been weak, this was a promising development—albeit one born out of desperation.

Hong Kong’s New Union Movement Faces Big Challenges from Covid, National Security Law March 02, 2021 / Anna Tsui and Chris Chan
Categories: Labor Notes