A second Trader Joe’s just unionized. It could be the next Starbucks

A Trader Joe’s in Buffalo, New York, in 2015. | Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star via Getty Images The grocery chain is now famous for Hawaiian shirts, frozen foods, and union jobs. A Trader...

Starbucks failed to extend pay hikes to unionized stores, and labor organizers are furious

The coffee giant argues it can’t unilaterally change benefits without bargaining. However, the union says it gave Starbucks permission to do just that. Union organizers are demanding that...

NLRB dismisses Starbucks charge against union organizers

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a charge Starbucks filed against union organizers in Phoenix, saying there was not enough evidence that pro-union workers blocked store entrances...

Leaked internal memo reveals Amazon’s anti-union strategies

Teamsters Local 63 members join union workers to rally in downtown Los Angeles, California, in March 2021, to show support for unionizing Alabama Amazon workers. | Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via...

Chipotle permanently shutters store that filed to unionize

New York Chipotle permanently closes a restaurant in Augusta, Maine. "We have been unable to adequately staff this remote restaurant with crew," the company says. The restaurant had been closed to...

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says more store closures are coming

In leaked footage, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said more stores would close. The chain announced 16 store closures in major cities, citing safety issues. In the footage, Schultz was apparently...

Starbucks fired 7 union organizers. The government wants a court to reinstate them

Biden says he is 'proud' of Apple retail workers who unionized

Biden has also met with union organizers from Amazon and Starbucks. "I'm proud of them," the President told reporters from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Monday. "Workers have a right to determine...

Activision Blizzard Recognizes QA Workers' Union

Bobby Kotick announced that Activision Blizzard will recognize Raven Software’s union of quality assurance testers. He promised that “we will engage in good faith negotiations to enter into a...

Starbucks notches legal win in battle against union organizers

Memphis, Tennessee Starbucks Workers Vote to Unionize at 'Memphis 7' Location

Employees at a Starbucks in Memphis, Tennessee have decided to unionize. The location received national attention when management fired various labor organizers earlier this year. The five union...

Starbucks 'deeply concerned' White House didn't invite company rep to meeting with union organizers

The White House met Thursday with "grassroots worker organizers" from several industries. President Biden also "stopped by the discussion and thanked the worker organizers for their leadership in...

Starbucks reports record sales, suspends guidance on China COVID-19 curbs

Shares of the coffee giant rose 5% in after-hours trading. Sales climbed 15% to a record $7.6 billion, which matched Wall Street’s estimates. Comparable sales in China declined 23%, overshadowing...

Apple union organizers in Georgia say they were inspired by Amazon warehouse workers

The Cumberland Mall store could be the first unionized Apple location. Amazon employees tried to unionize a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. If the drive is successful, the store could become the...

Apple retail union organizers want workers to be paid at least $30 per hour

Employees at Apple's Grand Central Terminal store are seeking minimum pay of $30 per hour. They are also seeking improved benefits including tuition reimbursement, more accessible vacation time...

Apple retail union organizers want to be paid at least $30 per hour

Workers at Apple's Grand Central Terminal store are seeking minimum pay of $30 per hour. They are also seeking improved benefits including tuition reimbursement, more accessible vacation time, and...

Amazon says union organizers gave workers weed to secure votes

Amazon workers at the JFK8 warehouse in New York recently voted to form the company's first union. Amazon is challenging the vote and filed several new objections Friday. Among other things, the...

Amazon seeks to overturn union win, says vote was tainted

Amazon is seeking to overturn the historic union victory at one of its New York City warehouses, arguing in a legal filing Friday that union organizers and the National Labor Relations Board acted …

Amazon hired an influential Democratic pollster to fight Staten Island union drive

Global Strategy Group created anti-union materials on behalf of Amazon to discourage workers at several Staten Island warehouses from unionizing. The vote at Amazon's largest fulfillment center on...

Amazon labor organizer optimistic about NYC union vote, hopes for Starbucks ‘domino effect’

The Staten Island warehouse marks the second site of a union election among a large group of warehouse workers in Amazon's history. The election comes roughly one year after the overwhelming...

Union organizers win another Starbucks vote

The vote was 25 in favor of the union and only 3 opposed. There were a total of 43 workers eligible to vote. The union, Starbucks Workers United, had already won the right to represent workers at...

Amazon unionizers arrested after bringing food to workers

The NYPD arrested three Amazon union organizers at a Staten Island warehouse on Wednesday. One organizer, ex-Amazon worker Chris Smalls, had come to the warehouse break room to give out food. The...

Amazon called the cops on a union organizer who was bringing food to warehouse workers. The NYPD arrested him and 2...

The NYPD arrested three Amazon union organizers at a Staten Island warehouse on Wednesday. One organizer, ex-Amazon worker Chris Smalls, had come to the warehouse break room to give out food. The...

Starbucks fights expanding unionization effort at its stores

Union organizers from three additional Buffalo-area stores appeared before the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday. The workers say they want more input on pay and store operations and...

Union vote at Amazon’s NY warehouse big step closer

Organizers delivered more than 2,000 signed union-support cards to the NLRB’s Brooklyn office after launching the effort in April. This is the second unionizing attempt in the past year at Amazon....

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