Latest Workers' rights News

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable hiring and worker protection. The Dignity 2026 coalition has brought together groups...

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

Jun. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers. Apple store employees...

Maryland Apple store union vote marks latest in labor drives

Jun. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin on Saturday. Here's a look at other unionization drives of the past several months: STARBUCKS In December, a Starbucks store in Buffalo became the first to unionize at one of the...

Foundations embrace organized labor with $20 million plan

Jun. 17, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grant makers is seeking to put a total of $20 million into a coalition with organized labor that will steer funds to organizing and advocacy campaigns in the South. A contentious battle to...

Workers at Starbucks in Cottonwood Heights vote to unionize

Jun. 11, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — Baristas at a Starbucks in Cottonwood Heights on Friday officially became the first store to unionize in Utah, joining a growing labor movement of more than 100 organized Starbucks locations nationwide. After sending in ballots last month, the...

7 fired Starbucks workers celebrate union vote in Memphis

Jun. 07, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Seven employees of a Tennessee Starbucks who were fired after starting unionization efforts claimed victory Tuesday when their Memphis store voted to join a wave of U.S. locations of the coffee chain that have decided to organize. The so-called Memphis Seven...

US files 4th labor complaint on Mexican workers' rights

Jun. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

The United States on Monday filed its fourth labor complaint about purourted violations of union organizing rights in Mexico. The complaint was filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact, which requires that Mexico enforce a law that says employees are allowed to freely...

Cyprus labor minister dies after suffering brain aneurism

Jun. 06, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Labor and Social Insurance Minister Zeta Emilianidou died in a hospital in the Greek capital after suffering a brain aneurism last month, the government announced late Monday. She was 68. “I’m deeply grief stricken,” Cypriot President Nicos...

Workers at Washington Starbucks vote to unionize

Jun. 03, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Baristas at a Starbucks north of Seattle in Everett voted 13-1 to form a union this week, joining at least 100 Starbucks stores that have unionized across the country since December. Employees at the store at Broadway and 37th Street voted Wednesday to join...