ICYMI; Delta's Anti-Union Campaign, Amazon Shipping Impacts, Workers Facing Layoffs as Corporations Pocket Trump Tax Cut Windfalls, and Airline Food Service Workers' Vote to Strike
|Michael Sainato||Jun 16, 2019|| 1|
As Amazon is expediting shipping to one-day and same-day for prime members, the company is in a race to the bottom to insource their shipping services away from unionized workforces like UPS and USPS.
Weeks after Delta Airline’s anti-union flyers went viral, several workers spoke out about the firings, threats, and intimidation from management they face for trying to organize a union
Corporations like AT&T, Wells Fargo, and General Motors strongly supported the Trump tax cuts with promises they would use the tax windfalls to help workers. Instead, these corporations and several others have pocketed the savings while issuing mass layoffs around the US, outsourcing jobs, while their CEOs and executives receive multi-million dollar salaries exponentially greater than their average employee. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/15/job-losses-trump-tax-cut-at-t-general-motors-wells-fargo
11,000 Airline food service workers across the United States are currently holding strike authorization votes.Workers in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Detroit, Dallas, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles have voted to authorize strikes so far, with workers in at least ten other cities voting whether to authorize strikes over the next week. The strikes will occur if the Unite Here local unions are released by the National Mediation Board. Workers are calling for a $15 minimum wage, healthcare benefits, and improvements to working conditions, which include rampant understaffing and safety issues. The workers are employed by contracts who conduct services for United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines.