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NLRB Orders UMWA To Pay Strike Costs

United MIne Workers of America UMWA
NLRB demand for UMWA to pay Warrior Met Coal strike costs “outrageous,” threatens American workers’ right to strike

California Fast Food Workers Demand a Seat at the Table

HOSAM ELATTAR Voice of OC
Crown protested with raised fists and signs
A bill - BA 257 - aimed to create a fast food sector council to set minimum industry standards on wages, working hours, health and safety and other working conditions - is expected to come before the senate appropriations committee on August 11.

Richmond City Workers Can Unionize, Following Council Vote

Patrick Larsen VPM NPR News
State legislation allowing cities and counties to adopt a collective bargaining ordinance took effect in Virginia in May 2021. Under the law, local employees can only organize and bargain if local government passes an initial agreement.

Meow Wolf Officially Recognizes Denver Union

Barbara Urzua 5280
After a successful contract was ratified between Meow Wolf and members of the Meow Wolf Workers Collective in Santa Fe, Convergence Station employees in Denver also unionized.

The Upstart Union Challenging Starbucks

E. Tammy Kim The New Yorker
Baristas nationwide are remarkably organized. Is the company’s C.E.O., Howard Schultz, using firings, store closures, and legal delays to thwart them?

In the Face of Federal Inaction, Local Governments Tackle Labor Issues

Mark Kreidler Capital and Main
Worker making a bed.
Worker rights activists are turning to the local level to win protections that are not coming at the Federal level. “It’s not just the coasts..It’s happening in Denver, Chicago, the Twin Cities, smaller municipalities, larger municipalities."

Antiabortion Democrat Henry Cuellar Is Anti-Labor

Liza Featherstone Jacobin
Henry Cuellar, the conservative, antiabortion Democratic congressman — who Nancy Pelosi called a “fighter for hardworking families” — has shocked the labor movement with a radical bill seeking to eviscerate workers’ rights.