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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.