Latest Labor regulation News

Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

May. 25, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

It’s become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores. But when the celebrations die down, a daunting hurdle remains: To win the changes they seek — like better pay and more reliable schedules — unionized...

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

May. 23, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday and flew to Tokyo for a summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher action on climate change. ...

Feds: National Guard members on state duty can join unions

May. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Justice has given the green light to National Guard members on active duty for their states to join labor unions, despite a U.S. law that makes it a felony for military personnel on active federal duty to unionize. The department on Tuesday...

Workers at a Target store in Virginia file for union vote

May. 10, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers at a Target store in Christiansburg, Virginia, filed paperwork Tuesday with federal labor regulators to hold a union election, joining a wave of union organizing at other retailers around the country. Workers at the store, which employs about 100, are seeing...

New York appeals court dismisses AG suit against Amazon

May. 10, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court in New York dismissed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Amazon over its coronavirus safety protocols and a former employee who led the successful union organizing effort on Staten Island. Besides potentially exposing...

Feds accuse Starbucks of unfair labor practices in Buffalo

May. 06, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal labor officials filed a sweeping complaint Friday accusing Starbucks of unfair labor practices at its stores in Buffalo, New York, including retaliation against pro-union employees. The National Labor Relations Board’s Buffalo regional director...

Labor agency: Amazon union's meeting complaints have merit

May. 06, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has found merit in a union charge that Amazon violated labor law in New York City’s Staten Island by holding mandatory worker meetings to persuade its employees not to unionize. The labor board has in the past allowed employees...

Miami's Wong shows college sports hurtles toward free market

May. 05, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

An agent for a prominent college athlete finally said out loud what schools likely hear in private: Pay the player more, or he will transfer to a school that will. The brazen demand made on behalf of University of Miami basketball star Isaiah Wong last week provided a rare,...

ND company scrubs plans for trans-state natural gas pipeline

May. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Despite millions of dollars in promised subsidies, a unit of North Dakota’s only Fortune 500 company says it won’t pursue plans to build a natural gas pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the eastern part of the state. WBI Energy, a...

Starbucks reports record Q2 sales, enhances worker benefits

May. 03, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

Starbucks’ sales climbed to record levels in its fiscal second quarter, but its profits took a hit from climbing labor costs. And those costs are set to grow even higher in the coming months as Starbucks introduces new pay raises and other benefits to improve its employee...