Activist workers have successfully formed unions at 135 Starbucks since they began organizing in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2021.
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Starbucks Workers United has already organized 146 locations in about six months. While that’s a fraction of Starbucks’ 9,000 US stores, it’s one of the most successful labor campaigns in decades.
Lula with activists of the Landless Movement, March 21, 2022. Though he is leading the incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro in the polls, Lula’s victory is not assured.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly known as Lula, enjoys a comfortable lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. But the Workers’ Party candidate faces many challenges.
One of the recent shifts in podcasting has been the introduction of paywalls and exclusive content.
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By implementing paywalls, making exclusive content deals and incorporating ad tech, big media companies have reshaped what was once an entirely free and open ecosystem.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
Amazon has historically opposed trade union recognition by engaging in union suppression practices, like resisting trade union recognition through coercion.
Amazon can become the Earth’s best employer, but this must involve democratizing the workplace, recognizing the legitimate right of employees to organize and cooperating with labour representatives.
NASA’s Landsat satellites have been monitoring changes on Earth’s landscape for 50 years.
When Indigenous peoples lose their river flow to dams, satellite programs like Landsat can help them fight for their resources.
Consumers should have more control over how online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon collect and use their data, according to a new ACCC report.
A new Gilded Age of media barons?
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
Staten Island’s Amazon distribution centre union organizer Chris Smalls celebrates with union members after getting the voting results to unionize their warehouse on April 1, 2022.
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Staten Island’s Amazon union has proven that one of the most powerful anti-union companies in North America can be unionized.
The start of a movement or a moment?
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Successful union drives at two of America’s biggest companies were led by committed individuals, rather than established unions.
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New research suggests 75% of the rainforest has become less resilient to stress since the early 2000s.
Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia — but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.
Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings TV show, The Rings of Power, takes place thousands of years before the popular movie franchise, and tells a story from deep Tolkien lore.
A satellite captured large and small deforestation patches in Amazonas State in 2015. The forest loss has escalated since then.
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Land grabs spearheaded by wealthy interests are accelerating deforestation, and Brazil’s National Congress is working to legitimize them.
Paper is part of seasonal marketing for both bricks and mortar and online retailers.
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The sensory importance of touch and nostalgia are some reasons retailers won’t turn the page on paper catalogues.
Six died as a tornado tore through an Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville, Illinois.
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The deaths of six Amazon employees at a factory hit by a tornado raises concerns over prohibitions on cellphones for workers.
Unions on the rise?
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Union membership has dwindled over the past five decades. But could a flurry of positive headlines over union drives help reverse this trend?
Choose and no queues.
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Sainsbury’s is also experimenting with the till-free technology.
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Black Friday, Christmas, and other ‘shopping events’ take a toll on the temporary workers hired to get purchases to consumers.
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We reviewed hundreds of documents and reports on workplace safety in Amazon warehouses.