Labor Round-Up; Union Busting, Astroturfing, and Strike Votes

  • How Iowa Republicans are busting unions through the University of Iowa

http://www.full-stop.net/2019/07/16/features/rebecca-zweig/unionbustingpraire/

  • Sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee have filed complaint against their employer for racial discrimination and wage theft

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/07/13/memphis-sanitation-workers-complaint-republic-services/1721823001/

  • Uber and Lyft paid drivers to protest state bill that would classify them as employees

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-ab5-uber-lyft-rally-sacramento-pay-20190715-story.html

  • Federal workers’ union continues to fight against Trump executive orders that would essentially dismantle unions for federal employees

https://www.afge.org/publication/afge-vows-to-fight-appeals-court-ruling-that-greenlights-union-busting-executive-orders/#.XS4PkEJn9Os.twitter

  • Food service workers at Sysco Food Distribution Services have voted to authorize a strike in Phoenix, Arizona, and New Mexico

https://www.facebook.com/SyscoUSFworkers/photos/a.622395051174201/2293997277347295/?type=3&theater

  • AT&T workers in the Southeast U.S. have voted to authorize a strike as AT&T has reneged on job creation promises over Trump tax cuts, instead have focused on stock buybacks for corporate executives

  • Amazon workers continued speaking out over working conditions and mistreatment as the company expanded their Prime Day sale to two full days this year. I spoke with 24 workers at Whole Foods on how Amazon has transformed the company into an Amazon Prime retail outpost, increased workloads, cut hours, and run stores understaffed.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/16/whole-foods-amazon-prime-working-conditions