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On the Long Road to Organizing a Starbucks Union

Brendan Maslauskas Dunn Shadowproof
As Starbucks Workers United expands from shop to shop, workers face an onslaught of union-busting tactics. But union fever is spreading rapidly as workers at over 400 locations have filed petitions for union elections, with more planning to do so. 

REI Workers Form Union at Ohio Store

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
Workers at an REI store near Cleveland voted 27-12 in favor of unionizing on Friday, adding more fuel to a labor organizing campaign at the national outdoor retailer. This marks the third REI outpost to unionize over the past year.

No-Strike Clauses: Tips for First-Contract Bargainers

Robert M. Schwartz Labor Notes
Nothing in the NLRA, however, requires a union to agree to a no-strike clause. Moreover, because a no-strike clause is a mandatory subject of bargaining, the union may strike to keep it out of the contract.

Why Veterans in Labor Should Not Be Ignored

Steve Early Working-Class Perspectives
Largely ignored is the positive role veterans from working-class backgrounds have played in key labor and political struggles since the mid-20th century.