Starbucks Can’t Fire Pro-Union Worker For Cursing At Manager

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When is it okay to for a Starbucks employee to use profanity within earshot of customers? You might say never, but a National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the coffee colossus was in the wrong for firing a worker for dropping some R-rated words when involved in pro-union protest. [More]

Longshoremen’s Port Strike Averted: The Flatscreen TVs Must Flow

Longshoremen’s Port Strike Averted: The Flatscreen TVs Must Flow

Somewhere, fictional union local president Frank Sobotka of the port of Baltimore is very pleased. The International Longshoremen’s Association had threatened to go on an East Coast strike beginning this Sunday, preventing most nonperishable cargo sent across the Atlantic from reaching its destination and causing an economic containertastrophe. [More]

Disneyland Hotel Workers Face "Electronic Whip"

Disneyland Hotel Workers Face "Electronic Whip"

Above ground, Disneyland is a world of wonder and enchantment. But getting the bedsheets as tight as the smiles on the workers faces takes a lot of hard work, and it happens underground. [More]

Target Fires Employee Who Attempted To Unionize NY Store

Target Fires Employee Who Attempted To Unionize NY Store

Earlier this summer, employees at a Target store in the Long Island community of Valley Stream voted against forming a union, but the fallout from the push to unionize still lingers, as the employee behind the movement has recently been let go from her job at the store. [More]

Target Store Votes Against Unionization

Target Store Votes Against Unionization

Workers at a Target store in Valley Stream, N.Y. voted against unionization, but the union has vowed to try again, alleging the retailer illegally intimidated workers. [More]

Walmart Workers Try Non-Union Organization Effort

Walmart Workers Try Non-Union Organization Effort

Walmart users are again trying to band together and pursue better pay, benefits and treatment on the job, but the new organization effort won’t involve a union. The Organization for United Respect at Walmart, or OUR Walmart, has reportedly signed up thousands of members in an attempt to unionize workers without actually unionizing. [More]

The "Don't Join A Union" Video Target Makes New Employees Watch

The "Don't Join A Union" Video Target Makes New Employees Watch

Behind Target’s “we’re hip and different” veneer lurks a company that intensely discourages its workers from joining a union. Gawker has posted a copy of an anti-union industrial video Target shows its new employees called, “Think Hard Before You Sign.” It’s kinda creepy. Here’s a transcript of the video. Some highlights: [More]

San Francisco Apple Store Employee Forms Union

San Francisco Apple Store Employee Forms Union

The latest brainstorm from Apple Geniuses may be to organize and bargain for better pay and benefits. A unionization effort is on in San Francisco, led by a part-time Apple Store employee there. [More]

Union Aims To Organize Target Workers

Union Aims To Organize Target Workers

An effort is underway to unionize Target workers, and next month employees of the retailer will vote on whether or not to organize. [More]

Most Don't Trust Labor Unions Or Corporations

Most Don't Trust Labor Unions Or Corporations

In the wake of labor union strife with the Wisconsin government, the population is slow to trust either unions or employers. [More]

Angry Restaurant Workers Secretly Tape Bosses

Angry Restaurant Workers Secretly Tape Bosses

Some employees at a famous restaurant NYC’s Central Park got so fed up with the way they were being treated by their bosses that they took matters into their own hands and began secretly tape-recording workplace conversations. [More]

Sanitation Whistleblowers Say Department Intentionally Delayed NYC Snow Removal

Sanitation Whistleblowers Say Department Intentionally Delayed NYC Snow Removal

Was the slow snow removal in New York City the result of a planned Sanitation Department protest to make the Mayor pay for reducing their staff? That’s what several whistleblowers are reportedly saying, according to the New York Post. [More]

Chrysler Workers Caught Drinking, Toking Up During Break

Chrysler Workers Caught Drinking, Toking Up During Break

Last week, MyFoxDetroit showed footage it had secretly taped of at least 15 autoworkers at a Chrysler plant “drinking beer and smoking marijuana before heading to work.” Chrysler has told the television station that it has suspended the employees without pay pending an investigation, and that it will likely determine next actions today. Check out the video below. [More]

Pilots Bristle As American Airline Tells Them To Fly With Less Fuel

Pilots Bristle As American Airline Tells Them To Fly With Less Fuel

Extra fuel is joining peanuts and magazines on the list of things American Airlines wants to ditch at the gate. The airline announced plans this week to save cash by using “scientifically precise” computer models to load less fuel. If pilots want more, they’ll need to submit a request in writing. [More]

Walmart Defeats Chicago, Plans To Open Up To 21 Stores

Walmart Defeats Chicago, Plans To Open Up To 21 Stores

Like a big city pimp waiting to pick you up off the ground when times get tough, Walmart was able to establish its first stores in Chicago through guile, perseverance, and a few meaningless reassurances. Smaller stores! $0.50 pay raise! Union-built! These are the meager concessions that led Chicago to sell-out their local retailers. [More]

Walmart Announces Intention To Open Dozens Of Stores In Chicago

Walmart Announces Intention To Open Dozens Of Stores In Chicago

Chicago, despite having Targets galore, only has a single Walmart store on the west side. The big box giant has faced serious resistance from labor unions who claim that the company doesn’t pay enough and doesn’t provide adequate benefits. Now Walmart says they have a plan called the “Chicago Community Investment Partnership.” [More]

Spirit Airlines Flights Resume Friday, Offers Everyone $50 Off

Spirit Airlines Flights Resume Friday, Offers Everyone $50 Off

Spirit Airline flights, grounded since the beginning of a 5-day pilot strike, could will resume Friday, after the pilots union and the airline reached a tentative agreement following 26 straight hours of negotiation. In its typically tongue-in-cheek fashion, coinciding with the announcement was a “Strikingly Low Fares” promotion offering everyone $50 off new tickets plus 5,000 bonus miles. [More]

Union Organizing California Weed Workers

Union Organizing California Weed Workers

You know an industry has hit the big time when labor unions decide it’s time to organize the workers. So, it looks like California’s medical marijuana workers are about to reach new highs now that the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 in San Jose has begun organizing local pot purveyors. Here’s the big question, though: How long before they start showing up to picket non-union shops with a giant inflatable bong? [More]