Ever since Amazon’s plans to open a second headquarters in New York were announced last November, two things have become clear about organized labor and Amazon. First, labor is eager to unionize Amazon, or at least parts of Amazon, a fiercely anti-union company that doesn’t have a single unionized facility in the United States—none of its “fulfillment center” workers, Whole Foods workers, or drivers are unionized. Second, labor is seriously divided about how to achieve its ambitious goal of unionizing Amazon
<2019_01_hjeffries.jpg>Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on January 23, 2019 (Andrew Harnik/AP/Shutterstock)
When Hakeem Jeffries's House colleagues elected him Democratic Caucus chairman in November, they dropped the four-term Brooklyn Representative into the middle of one of his party’s biggest battles.
He faced the longest shutdown in U.S.
I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining.
City workers are sticking by their unions in what is a big blow to conservatives who had hoped a Supreme Court ruling would reduce the reach of organized labor.
The Independent Budget Office Monday reported that the unions representing city government workers had lost 11,202 members in the six months after the U.S.