State senators form their own activist unions to get a reality check

Labor leaders were in a tizzy last month when a group of state Senate employees announced their intention to unionize. But if the group achieves its objective – subjecting senators to broader union rules Albany imposes on local governments and schools – the result could be more than it bargained for for Labor. About 80 … Read more

Amazon employees seek answers about NJ warehouse employee’s death

Some employees at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey where a laborer died The e-commerce giant’s reaction during Prime Day earlier this month has been raging on — and demanding more information be released. Two employees spoke at Amazon’s EWR9 facility in Carteret, NJ anonymously to NBC NewsClaiming that the person died on the upper … Read more

NJ Amazon workers with alleged past mob links will vote on joining the union

A labor group that has previously faced allegations of mob ties has filed for union elections at an Amazon facility in northern New Jersey. Local 713 of the International Brotherhood of Trade Unions sent a letter requesting union elections to an Amazon delivery station in Bayonne on Friday, according to the National Labor Relations Board. … Read more

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz intensifies the fight against unionization

Starbucks is trying to stem the rising tide Unionization among the ranks of its employees Allegedly by offering increased benefits that would not extend to those involved in organized labor. Howard Schultz, the executive who built the Seattle-based coffee chain into a global giant and who recently took over the reins of the company on … Read more