With the case of unionized workers, employers can require their employees to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, save some exceptions.
The protest movements come as Amazon saw an incredible boost in sales throughout the pandemic, raking in as much as $1 billion a day in its third-quarter earnings.
Workers in the Bessemer fulfillment center, which has about 1,500 employees, have partnered with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) in an effort to become a union under the organization name BAmazon Union.
The local chapter of the union in Philadelphia has endorsed Trump for re-election, despite the national union announcing its support for Biden in April 2019.
Big Labor's influence is not based on widespread support for its policies, but on its unique status as a special interest group.
The Albany Public School Teachers Association said that teachers had been laid off, "only to be asked to then long-term sub for their 'cut' positions."
The United Steelworkers union contested that the phrasing of billboards seen in Indiana which called for the re-election of Donald Trump and the local GOP nominee for Congress was "misleading."
"The NEA will absolutely support any affiliate that chooses to strike in response to unsafe learning and teaching conditions," a National Education Association spokesperson wrote.
"These measures are essential for our economy to recover, avoid mass layoffs and protect millions of workers," the organizations wrote.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has demanded that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg "personally apologize to working people" after a presentation on the company's Workplace platform suggested that employers should block the word "unionize."
The president of the National Education Association also called the education secretary "unqualified" for the position.
One union leader said the detention of Omar Jimenez as he reported on Minneapolis protests was an "absolute outrage."
Local unions have criticized the grocery chain for ending its $2 an hour "hero pay" bonus, but the store says it's doing much more to support its workers during this time.
The leading union in Nevada also said it did not want its workers to be "part of an experiment" when they returned to work.
In a Wednesday tweet, the Transport Workers Union of America blasted former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, calling him "anti-union" and referring to him as "wannabe president plutocrat."
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called for his supporters to end their harassment of the Nevada Culinary Workers Union after the union warned its members against Sanders' Medicare for All plan. "We can certainly disagree on issues," Sanders said, "but we must do it in a respectful manner."
"For profit healthcare doesn't work, @PeteButtigieg. It's killing people & putting working people in financial ruin," Sara Nelson tweeted.
Every Democratic candidate slated for the December 19 debate has promised to skip it unless Loyola Marymount University workers are given a fair shake in talks for a collective bargaining agreement.
With the support of the campaign, Mayor Pete Buttigieg's field organizers have joined a union.
Graduate students said their schools would have no reason to bargain with them over wages, health care and other compensation items if they aren't considered employees under the National Labor Relations Act.
Sanders in 2016 said the Working Families Party was "the closest thing" to "my vision of democratic socialism."
20 Cathay employees have been dismissed or forced to resign.
China's aviation regulator has been pressuring Cathay Pacific to fire staff who express support for, or have been involved in, the recent anti-Beijing protests.
The Walmart subreddit has exploded with pro-union sentiment after a popular Redditor was terminated, and now Walmart has responded to the clamor.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said it was "the height of hypocrisy" for DeVos to criticize teachers.
800,000 federal employees were pawns in Trump's game of brinksmanship. But as 2020 looms large, more and more candidates are talking about giving greater power to the workers.
"Especially on a day like Black Friday, employees should be the central focus," a union representative said.