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Amazon Organizers Target a Potent Anti-Union Weapon

Robert Iafolla Bloombertg Law
The unions attempting to represent Amazon workers at facilities in Bessemer, Ala., and Staten Island, N.Y., filed separate charges this month claiming federal labor law violations arising from the company convening mandatory anti-union meetings.

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Union Wins Election at a Second Buffalo-Area Starbucks

Noam Scheiber The New York Times
Since the initial victory in Buffalo, workers at several other Starbucks stores throughout the country have filed for union elections, including in Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Knoxville, Tenn.

NY Unions Push for State ‘Medicare for All’ System

Steven Wishnia LaborPress
“We’ve never been this close,” Assemblymember Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan), the bill’s sponsor, told LaborPress in early April. “That’s amazing.”More than 40 unions and labor groups have endorsed the bill.

Acting with Impunity: The Case of General Electric

Lawrence Wittner Common Dreams
Although technically a U.S. corporation, GE – with operations in 130 nations – apparently feels little loyalty to the United States. Jack Welch, a former GE CEO, once remarked: “Ideally, you’d have every plant you own on a barge to move with currencies and changes in the economy.” According to a Bloomberg analysis, to avoid paying U.S. taxes, GE keeps more of its profits overseas than any other U.S. company -- $108 billion by the end of 2012.
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