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In potential leadership shakeup, Amazon Labor Union agrees to hold new elections for top positions

The Amazon Labor Union will hold new leadership elections, which could see the departure of the cur…

Katherine Long   


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Chris Smalls, Amazon Labor Union president and founder, tells Business Insider he will not run for reelection

Chris Smalls led the Amazon Labor Union to a historic victory, then grew distant from organizing, m…

Katherine Long   


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Apple staff could go on strike at the first US store to unionize

Employees' concerns include work-life balance, unpredictable scheduling, and wages lower than livin…

Shubhangi Goel   


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Amazon Labor Union president Chris Smalls caught on camera fighting Amazon worker last year amid union rift

Chris Smalls rose to fame by taking on Amazon. But some critics within the Amazon Labor Union fear …

Katherine Long,Jack Newsham   


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Amazon's first warehouse union marked the true turning point towards 'real change' for workers, says a labor-history professor

Christian Smalls went from getting fired by Amazon to kickstarting the labor movement. It's a tippi…

Juliana Kaplan   


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Bernie Sanders invited the Amazon union to testify in Congress. Lindsey Graham says Sanders 'determined Amazon is a piece of crap company.'

"The idea that we would actually hear from the working class of this country is in fact radical," S…

Juliana Kaplan   


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Bernie Sanders calls on Biden to cut off federal contracts with 'anti-union' companies like Amazon

Sanders is an outspoken labor advocate, and joined Amazon Labor Union workers at a rally last weeke…

Juliana Kaplan   


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President Biden says Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls is his 'kind of trouble' and 'let's not stop'

"I like you, you're my kind of trouble," President Biden told Christian Smalls, the creator of the …

Juliana Kaplan   


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Amazon Labor Union's vice president, Derrick Palmer, resigns after assault charges become public

Amazon Labor Union president Chris Smalls announced the resignation of vice president Derrick Palme…

Katherine Long,Jack Newsham   


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Meet the Biden labor lawyer who wants to crack down on companies making workers sit through anti-union meetings

Bosses can make you sit through an anti-union meeting. Jennifer Abruzzo, a key labor lawyer appoint…

Juliana Kaplan   


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As Amazon and Starbucks workers notch major union wins, UBS says we're in a labor environment 'not seen for decades'

While UBS says it's "too early to declare pro unionization a trend," businesses are taking notice o…

Juliana Kaplan   


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A Gen Xer gave up gig work with Amazon to become a full-time bus driver. He's nearly doubled his hourly income and loves the benefits.

A former Amazon Flex driver said he's making thousands of dollars more as a bus driver in the Seatt…

Noah Sheidlower   


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Bernie Sanders lays out 2 possible economic futures for the US — powerful billionaire oligarchs or a powerful unionized middle class

Unions at Amazon and Starbucks have seen historic wins recently for the working class. Sanders says…

Juliana Kaplan   


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Amazon Labor Union's vice president faces criminal charges over allegations he choked his girlfriend

If convicted, Amazon Labor Union vice president Derrick Palmer may be ineligible to serve in union …

Jack Newsham,Katherine Long   


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A new nonprofit signals Chris Smalls, president of Amazon's labor union, may be pursuing new projects

The new nonprofit says it aims to raise funds for the Amazon Labor Union, but also that it has ambi…

Katherine Long,Jack Newsham,Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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Americans have lost confidence in everything from organized religion to Congress, but their faith in unions is staying strong

Americans aren't feeling good about many institutions, especially the Supreme Court and presidency.…

Juliana Kaplan   


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Unions are using drones and secret agents to investigate Amazon's labor practices

Labor groups are pursuing a multipronged strategy attacking Amazon as they face a tilted regulatory…

Katherine Long   


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The year workers said 'no'

In the thick of the pandemic, workers were left to fend for themselves. Now they've learned how to …

Juliana Kaplan