America is ready for the 4-day workweek
A majority of Americans support the four-day workweek, according to a Newsweek poll. But experts doubt that the system will ever become the norm in the country.
Fashion Brands Are Profiting From the Erosion of Workers' Rights in Myanmar
On the two-year anniversary of the coup in Myanmar, it has never been clearer that silence and inaction have no place in responsible business.
Three Amazon warehouses have mysteriously caught fire in one week
An fulfilment center in Albany, New York, is the latest facility to catch fire.
There's Cause for Optimism on Labor Day
On Labor Day, we are grateful for the hard-won progress of the last year and a half. And we are committed to building on it in the years to come.
Boss' New Rules for Worker's Bathroom Breaks Slammed: '10 Minutes Maximum'
"Bathroom breaks limited to 10 minutes?? Who exactly is holding the stopwatch while you poo??" one user said.
Video of Starbucks Staff Walking Out in Protest Viewed Nearly 20M Times
Sam Amato said he was fired from his job of 13 years, alleging it was because he is a union leader.
CEO's LinkedIn Crying Selfie About Layoffs Met With Backlash
"Days like today, I wish I was a business owner that was only money driven and didn't care about who he hurt along the way. But I'm not," Braden Wallake wrote.
Server Cheered for Prioritizing Brother's Birthday Over Working Extra Shift
As the "right to disconnect" is discussed around the world, employers eating into out-of-office time remains a contentious issue.
Labor Lawyer Shares How to Protect Yourself From 'Classic HR Trap'
"When you make a protected complaint for harassment or discrimination, some HR reps will want to kill the paper trail before it starts," Ryan Stygar said.
Employee Praised After Refusing Work Until Getting Paid: 'Important Lesson'
The employee, who posted his story to Reddit, was reportedly stiffed for a whole month of work so he refused to answer calls until he was paid.
Staten Island Amazon Workers Win Big—Now The Fight Gets Harder
We don't know exactly what Amazon will do. Based on its past actions and statements, the company will likely double down on its anti-union message.
Gym Employee Alleges Manager 'Forbade' Discussing Pay in Viral Post
"The fact you're called subordinates already says a lot," one commenter observed.
Starbucks Union Adds 6 More Stores, This Time With Overwhelming Approval
Six additional locations in New York voted in favor of unionizing Thursday and Friday, bringing the total to 16 across the U.S.
Starbucks Fires Another Union Leader as Fight With Workers Intensifies
Daniel Rojas was terminated at the end of a shift at the Sheridan and Bailey location of the coffee chain in Buffalo, New York, according to a GoFundMe page.
Starbucks Is Retaliating Against Union Leaders, Fired Worker Says
A Starbucks spokesperson told Newsweek she had "not been fired" and we are "continuing to have conversations with her."
Starbucks Fires Worker, Union Leader After She Took Second Job
"When I cut my availability back to reflect [a] new job, I was told I 'no longer met the needs of business,'" Cassie Fleischer said.
Starbucks Says It Fired Workers Part of Unionization Effort for Violations
The union for the workers said the employees were fired after speaking to the media, but the company said it was over security and broken safety policies.
In a Hot Labor Market, Coercive Contracts Bind Millions to Current Job
For an employer, using a non-compete or another similar contract to retain workers is likely to be more attractive than raising wages or paying bonuses.
Tudor's Biscuit World Accused of Firing Employees Who Wanted to Unionize
Employees at the Elkview, West Virginia, restaurant voted 7-5 against unionizing, and employees say the company tried to dissuade them from unionizing.
BNSF Railroad Files Suit to Prevent Possible Strike Over Attendance Policy
Two unions that represent 17,000 BNSF railroad workers said last week they were beginning steps to strike over a new attendance policy set to begin next month.
Ending Driver Exploitation Would Help Relieve Supply Chain Woes
As legislators and experts debate the best path forward, here is a simple fix that would bring significant relief to our supply chain woes: improve jobs in the trucking sector by ending driver exploitation.
Unionized Starbucks Workers Walk Out of Buffalo Store Over Health Concerns
Six of the employees at the Buffalo store said they were unable to do their jobs safely because one-third of their staff is unavailable because of COVID.
Amazon Settles With NLRB, Pledges to Allow Unionizing Without Retaliation
Some 750,000 Amazon employees across the U.S. will be allowed to organize union efforts more freely due to a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board.
In Bipartisan Call for Action, Sens. Rubio, Brown Push for Amazon Probe
"While U.S. labor and employment laws should always be vigorously upheld, Amazon's size and scope necessitate particular scrutiny by federal regulators when widespread and credible allegations of labor and employment law violations surface," the senators write in a letter.
Union Accuses Starbucks of Intimidating Workers in Two New York Union Votes
Workers United said the actions of managers telling workers the downsides of unionization and pro-union employees having hours cut amounted to intimidation.
Alabama Amazon Workers to Get Second Union Vote After NLRB Decision
The decision by NLRB Regional Director Lisa Henderson released Monday accused the retail giant of having "hijacked" the first vote by misleading employees.
Labor Board Threatens to Sue NCAA for Calling Players Student-Athletes
NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo said the term "student-athlete" was created to discourage college athletes from pursuing rights as employees.
The Labor Movement Is 'Woking' Itself to Death
Workers say they want unions out of politics and in the business of supporting them directly. So why not cut them a deal?
Despite Progressive Posturing, Amazon Ignores Workers' Rights
Mega-corporations nowadays avoid public scrutiny for their treatment of workers by adopting a woke social agenda.
Amazon, Put an Hourly Worker on the Board of Directors
Each year more than a million of us are chewed up and spit out by Amazon. We believe it can be better—better for workers, for shareholders, for customers.