The Uber model hinders any possibility of drivers acting collectively and generates significant cognitive dissonance among them.
When it comes to dealing with Uber’s difficult working conditions, Uber drivers are on their own.
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.
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.
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?
Thousands of teachers from the Peel District School Board hold a one-day strike in Mississauga, Ont., in February 2020.
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Wanting a union and securing a union are two very different things. That’s because there are enduring obstacles to unionization that make it incredibly difficult for workers to unionize.
Workers manufacture partitions made from cardboard and chipboard material in Mississauga, Ont., in January 2021.
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The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, and new study shows it’s also changed workplace dynamics — mostly to the detriment of workers.
China’s Zhang Weili, on the right, has helped grow the popularity of the UFC in her native country.
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The UFC is eager to advertise its promotion of female fighters – while also paying them less and stoking a climate of fear to discourage unionization.
Uber drivers of the App Drivers & Couriers Union celebrate as they listen to a British Supreme Court decision that ruled Uber drivers should be classified as workers and not self-employed contractors.
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The British Supreme Court ruling in favour of Uber drivers offers some hope that gig workers, many of them immigrants, might finally be given basic rights. But there’s still lots of work to do.
A demonstration of the #Fightfor15 movement, in February 2017, in front of a New York fast-food restaurant.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a campaign promise by Joe Biden. What do we know about the effectiveness and limitations of this measure?
Many essential workers believe joining a union could provide more protections.
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The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring safe workspaces, and a new study suggests unionization leads workers to speak up about poor conditions.
Digital news organizations like Buzzfeed and Vox are among those where journalists are unionizing.
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Union drives continue to launch at news organizations in the United States and Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has not diminished journalists’ resolve to build a safety net — and to protect journalism.
About 150 nursing union members show support for long-term care workers at the Orchard Villa Long-Term Care in Pickering, Ont., in June 2020. The facility was hit hard by COVID-19 infections.
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Unions must continue to try to recruit and sustain a critical mass of women, particularly visible minority and LBGTQ women, into leadership roles in the years to come.
Minneapolis Police create a blockade after a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 10, 2019.
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George Floyd’s death has thrust police unions into the spotlight amid a growing recognition that they are not part of the U.S. labor movement but a narrow interest group pursuing their self-interests.
Rite Aid hired anti-union consultants to try to prevent workers from successfully organizing.
Unionization is at a record low in part thanks to the tactics these firms use on behalf of companies and other organizations.
Two health-care workers arrive at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montréal on March 23, 2020. Unionized nurses are among those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nurses, cleaners, grocery store clerks and other unionized workers have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. They should emerge from it with a greater level of respect.