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UPS Contracts Rejected

Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
The tentative agreement also does nothing substantial to address drivers’ other big concerns: excessive forced overtime, technological surveillance, and harassment by supervisors.

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage For US And UK Employees

Richard Partington The Guardian
Amazon has raised its minimum wage for British and American workers, in a major milestone for campaigners pushing for pay increases to tackle rising levels of poverty and inequality.

State workers in Connecticut Loyal to Unions Despite Right to End Dues

Dan Haar Connecticut Post
In Connecticut, the good news is that anti-labor Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision won’t break the unions, which uphold the middle class at a time when the share of income going to the top 1 percent has doubled in barely more than a generation.

NAFTA 2.0: What's the Deal?

Dan DiMaggio Labor Notes
“We’re not going to get a good trade deal until workers have more political power in all three countries.”

It Ain't Over Till it's Over

Kathy Wilkes Isthmus
In May, the Supreme Court rejected a class action suit brought by Epic workers, effectively limiting the collective bargaining rights of 60 million workers. But the case — now back in district court — is far from dead.

Hawaii Unions Say Little Has Changed Since Landmark Janus Decision

Stewart Yerton Civil Beat
Three months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck a potential blow to government employee unions by saying public workers don’t have to pay any union fees to hold government jobs, the decision appears to have had little effect in Hawaii.