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West Coast port congestion leads Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific to test new ideas in cross-country rail shipping

West Coast port congestion leads Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific to test new ideas in cross-country rail shipping

Ongoing rail congestion at West Coast ports has created an opportunity for East Coast ports, container shipping companies and rail operators to enter into new trade relationships. In January, ocean carrier Hapag Lloyd, Norfolk Southern, the Port of Virginia, and Union Pacific, collaborated in creating a triangle of trade where West Coast bound freight would …

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Despite union wins at Starbucks, Amazon and Apple, labor laws keep cards stacked against organizers

Despite union wins at Starbucks, Amazon and Apple, labor laws keep cards stacked against organizers

In recent history, those upstart union wins are very much the exception rather than the rule, and American labor laws remain stacked in employers’ favor. There were 826 union elections from January through July of this year, up 45% from the number held in the same period of 2021, according to a CNN analysis of …

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Amazon loses bid to scrap historic union win at Staten Island warehouse

Amazon loses bid to scrap historic union win at Staten Island warehouse

Amazon’s efforts to undo the results of a historic union win at a Staten Island warehouse have fallen short, as a hearing officer for a federal labor board on Thursday rebuffed Amazon’s objections to the election. The decision is a victory for organizers in what could be a very long battle for recognition.  Shortly after …

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GM begins US Ultium battery production for Hummer EV in Ohio amidst union pushback

GM begins US Ultium battery production for Hummer EV in Ohio amidst union pushback

GM has officially begun Ultium EV battery production in the US as part of its $2.3 billion joint venture with LG Energy Solution. The JV’s 2.8-million square foot facility in Ohio is now assembling battery packs for the GMC Hummer EV, but remains hush on what other EVs in the GM family will receive them. …

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Starbucks creating ‘culture of fear’ as it fires dozens involved in union efforts

More than 85 workers at Starbucks who were heavily involved in union organizing efforts at giant coffee chain have been fired over the past several months, according to the workers group Starbucks Workers United. Workers have filed numerous unfair labor practice charges over the firings and a federal judge recently ordered the reinstatement of seven …

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TD President Ferguson's statement on PEB 250's recommendations - SMART Union

TD President Ferguson’s statement on PEB 250’s recommendations – SMART Union

SMART Transportation Division President Jeremy R. Ferguson issued the following statement on Aug. 18, 2022: On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, Presidential Emergency Board 250 (PEB 250) provided the White House with its recommendations for settlement between the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) and the United Rail Unions coalition. And while the recommendations of PEB 250 …

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Starbucks asks labor board to halt mail-in union ballots | CNN Business

Starbucks asks labor board to halt mail-in union ballots | CNN Business

New York CNN Business  —  Starbucks is requesting a suspension of mail-in ballots at unionization votes currently going on at its stores across America. The coffee chain is accusing National Labor Relation Board employees in Kansas and elsewhere of misconduct in handling these mail-in votes, actions it said has skewed results in favor of unionization. …

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Starbucks union asks coffee giant to extend pay hikes, benefits to unionized stores

Starbucks union asks coffee giant to extend pay hikes, benefits to unionized stores

With pay increases set to kick in at Starbucks cafes around the U.S. on Monday, labor organizers are asking the coffee giant to extend the benefits to unionized stores as well without going through the bargaining process. The request comes after Starbucks announced in May that it would hike wages for workers and add other …

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Trader Joe’s workers at a Massachusetts store form a union, a milestone in the chain.

Trader Joe’s workers at a Massachusetts store form a union, a milestone in the chain.

Following a recent trend of service workers organizing at companies like Starbucks, Apple and Amazon, employees at a Trader Joe’s in Hadley, Mass., voted to unionize on Thursday. It is the only one of the company’s more than 500 stores with a formal union. The vote was 45 to 31, according to the National Labor …

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A West Coast port worker union is fighting robots. The stakes for the supply chain are high

A West Coast port worker union is fighting robots. The stakes for the supply chain are high

Shipping containers are transported by automated guided vehicles (AGV) beside gantry cranes on the dockside at the Delta Terminal, operated by Europe Container Terminals BV (ECT), at the Port of Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The sight last year of dozens of gigantic container vessels anchored for weeks off the …

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