Workers at a Home Depot store in Northeast Philadelphia have filed paperwork to unionize — launching an unexpected campaign that, if successful, could mark the largest collective bargaining unit to date at any branch of the global home improvement retailer.
Domestic workers were excluded from the 1935 National Labor Relations Act. Colorado joins a few states that give rights to domestic workers (including people who care for children, tend gardens and clean other people’s homes).
The uptick in union organizing at brands like Amazon and Starbucks has rightly drawn attention from mainstream media. But worker organizing is underway at companies you’ve never heard of, too — and drawing little attention from outlets like the New York Times.
A three-day strike by Wisconsin nurses is off this week, after SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin and UW Health (the University of Wisconsin's medical system) reached an agreement on a path toward the potential recognition of the union.
Workers at the beloved D.C. bookstore formed the union in January; the city’s first unionized bookstore. The bargaining agreement took less than a year, which came as a surprise to many given that most unions don’t sign a contract that quickly.