The improbable labor win is raising comparisons to thwarted efforts to organize workers in the early 2000s.
An estimated 60% of large employers use workplace monitoring tools, some of which can be used to chill organizing.
Pressure and potential legislation in California could change Amazon’s approach to workforce protection and burnout across the U.S.
As American wealth gets concentrated among a smaller number of cities and corporations, many communities are fighting to hold on.
The crushing defeat of an organizing drive at Amazon points to the formidable legal barriers facing America’s labor movement.
For many, the warehouse workers’ organizing drive is less about wages or benefits, and more about winning dignity and respect.
Amazon, owned by the world’s richest man, has spent millions of dollars to dissuade its Bessemer workers from voting for a union.
A unionization vote could have far-reaching consequences for Amazon and America’s labor movement.
A survey of 23,000 nurses found that 87 percent of respondents must still reuse disposable masks while attending to COVID-19 patients.
The firings of company whistleblowers, Tim Bray wrote, were further evidence “of a vein of toxicity running through the company’s culture.”
Justine Calma’s Grist article documents the Sisyphean struggle of working-class activists to fight the power of polluting industries.
The Seattle maverick, who has pushed for a slate of progressive policies while warning his “fellow zillionaires” that the pitchforks are coming, explains on “The Bottom Line” podcast that his dad helped to shape his values.