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Little Rock Starbucks is Second in Arkansas to Unionize

They join more than 410 Starbucks stores across the U.S. that have unionized since 2021. read more >
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Stage Set for First-Ever Labor Union Vote for NCAA Athletes

Unionizing would allow the players to negotiate not only over salary but working conditions, including practice hours and travel. read more >
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US Labor Board Delays New Employment Rule After Business Groups Sue

The rule sets new standards for determining when two companies should be considered "joint employers" in labor negotiations. read more >
Joe Biden speaks during an event on Nov. 14, 2020 at Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
Government & Politics / Investments

Biden Releasing Nearly $36B to Aid Union Pensions; ABF Employees to Benefit

The money for the Central States Pension Fund is the largest amount of federal aid provided for a pension plan. read more >
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, in a file photo from 2019
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House Votes to Avert Rail Strike, Impose Deal on Unions

The bill lawmakers are considering would impose a compromise labor agreement brokered by the Biden administration that was ultimately voted down by four of 12 labor unions. read more >
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Biden Calls on Congress to Head Off Potential Rail Strike

"Let me be clear: a rail shutdown would devastate our economy," the president said in a statement. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
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Business Groups Urge Congress to Block Potential Rail Strike

The business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and National Retail Federation said even a short-term strike would have a tremendous impact and the economic pain would start to be felt even before the Dec. 9 strike deadline. read more >
CSX railroad train
Public Companies / Transportation

Big Rail Unions Split on Contract as Engineers Approve, Conductors Reject

A split vote Monday from the two biggest railroad unions follows the rejection by three other unions of their deals with the railroads that the Biden administration helped broker before the original strike deadline in September. Seven smaller unions have approved the five-year deal that, on top of the 24% raise, includes $5,000 in bonuses. read more >
Seattle, Washington, June 19, 2022: Closed for Strike Sign on Starbucks Window at First and Pike protesting Unfair Labor
Restaurants & Food

Starbucks Workers Strike at More Than 100 US Stores

The walkouts coincide with Starbucks' annual Red Cup Day, when the company gives free reusable cups to customers who order a holiday drink. read more >
Public Companies / Restaurants & Food

Fayetteville Starbucks Votes to Unionize

The store is the 261st Starbucks nationally and the first in Arkansas to unionize. read more >
CSX railroad train
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Potential Railroad Strike Delayed Until Early December

The move allows time for engineers and conductors to vote on their agreements with the freight railroads and give more opportunity for the industry to renegotiate with two unions that rejected their deals last month. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Second Railroad Union Rejects Deal, Adding to Strike Worries

The union cited a "lack of good-faith bargaining" by the railroads and the denial of the "basic right of paid time off for illness." read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Railroads Reject Sick Time Demands, Raising Chance of Strike

If both sides can't agree on contracts, Congress could step in to block a strike and impose terms on the workers. read more >
Public Companies / Restaurants & Food

Starbucks Says it Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

The Seattle coffee giant said it sent letters to 238 stores offering a three-week window in October to start negotiations. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Rail Workers Win Key Concessions in Deal to Prevent Strike

The deal that's retroactive to 2020 will give rail workers the biggest raises they've seen in more than four decades. But the concessions related to working conditions may prove to be more important to them. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Unions Blast Rail Move to Delay Shipments Before Contract Deadline

A strike or lockout won't be allowed until this coming Friday, but the railroads appear to be bracing for one. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Public Companies / Transportation

Rail Unions Refusing Advance Payments in Favor of a New Deal

The unions, which represent more than 105,000 workers, called the offer "somewhere between a loan and a payday advance." read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Mountaire Workers in Delaware Vote to Oust Teamsters Union

Selbyville is the only Mountaire Farms plant where employees are represented by unions. read more >
Nashville, Tennessee / USA - October 22, 2020: US Election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Presidential Debate on the Curb Event Center at Belmont University with Kristen Welker of NBC moderator
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Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions

The report argues that a decades-long drop in union membership has coincided with a rising share of income going to the top 10% of earners. read more >