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Boeing Back in Bargaining – First Time in 16 Years

Don McIntosh Northwest Labor Press
Boeing was never cuddly, but old-timers remember a company led by engineers with an uncompromising focus on quality. In recent decades, leaders have shifted attention to stock buybacks and schemes to squeeze concessions out of workers and taxpayers.

Victory! – Starbucks Stops Opposing Its Baristas’ Union

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
In a historic breakthrough, Starbucks and its workers announce they’ve come together. In a joint announcement Starbucks and Workers United agreed “to begin discussions on a foundational framework designed to achieve…collective bargaining agreements.”


Amid Union-Busting, Starbucks Workers Just Keep Organizing

Since 2021, 483 Starbucks stores in 46 states that have filed to unionize; of those, 385 stores in 43 states have won union elections, a nearly 80% win rate. The company continues to fight with illegal and stall tactics but workers keep organizing.


Why a 4-Day Workweek Is on the Table for Autoworkers

Andrea Hsu
As wild as a 4-day workweek might sound, UAW leader Shawn Fain is pushing a concept that has captured the imagination of workers all over the world, thanks to widely publicized trials. Microsoft ran a month-long pilot in Japan with positive results.
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