Transport Workers Union Local 100 looking for right to strike
The Transport Workers Union Local 100 is looking for the right to strike.
The Transport Workers Union Local 100 is looking for the right to strike.
The move by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is considered a win for unions and makes Michigan the first state in decades to repeal the union-restriction law.
United is also separately locked in negotiations with its pilots over a new contract, with U.S. carriers under pressure to improve terms after Delta Air Lines Inc's pilot deal provided for a 34% cumulative pay increase and other benefits.
Ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz didn't appreciate it when Bernie Sanders called him a billionaire.
REUTERS/Julia NikhinsonIn a testy and sometimes confrontational Senate hearing Wednesday, Howard Schultz, who stepped down as Starbucks CEO just last week, faced fiery questions about the company’s illegal union-busting campaign.“Starbucks has waged the most aggressive and illegal union-busting campaign in the modern history of our country,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said as he opened the hearing. “That union-busting campaign has been led by Howard Schultz.”Schultz, a billionaire businessman wh
Brussels must pass a law that will stop striking French air traffic controllers from bringing flights across Europe to a standstill, Ryanair has said as it stepped up a campaign for action.
Mayor Karen Bass was wise to use her authority to help end the labor impasse that shut down Los Angeles Unified campuses last week.
After strongly opposing its employees unionization drive, Starbucks finally had to give its employees a seat at the table and begin contract negotiations.
Dockworkers have decided to not stagger their meal breaks, shutting down terminals for an hour at lunch and another hour at dinner.
Howard Schultz defends company’s practices before Senate committee, while Republicans condemn Sanders’ ‘witch-hunt’
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The retail coffee giant’s chief has denied that the company has violated labour law with its anti-union campaign, weeks after a judge found ‘egregious and widespread misconduct’
STORY: Starbucks has denied allegations that it illegally fired pro-union baristas or spied on workers as hundreds of stores organized unions starting in late 2021. It also says it did not violate federal labor law by offering some new benefits only to non-unionized stores, as the National Labor Relations Board has alleged."These are allegations and Starbucks has not broken the law," ex-Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz told Sanders during the hearing.Schultz, who left his third stint as CEO on March 20, said he did not have any direct role in firing workers who supported the union or closing unionized stores. He remains on the company's board.
While calling out his Senate colleagues over their lack of job-creating experience, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney expressed support for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz after he was grilled by Democratic senators Wednesday over his company’s attempts to keep unions from organizing employees. At the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accused Schultz and Starbucks of engaging in “union-busting,” calling the company’s campaign “aggressive” and “illegal.” Employees at close to 300 Starbucks stores across the country have formed unions affiliated with labor giant Service Employees International Union.
Former Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to testify before the Senate HELP. Here's how it could impact the rest of the industry.
STORY: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday to defend himself and the coffee chain against allegations of "union busting" during a U.S. Senate committee hearing.SANDERS: “Over the past 18 months, Starbucks has waged the most aggressive and illegal union busting campaign in the modern history of our country.”In a heated exchange, Sen. Bernie Sanders, chair of the chamber’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, grilled the Starbucks billionaire founder on claims made by the National Labor Relations Board… which alleged that Starbucks violated federal labor law by offering new benefits - like higher wages and student loan repayment tools - only to non-unionized stores.SANDERS: “NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) judges have ruled that Starbucks violated federal labor law over 100 times during the past 18 months, far more than any other corporation in America.”SCHULTZ: “Sir, Starbucks coffee company unequivocally, and let me set the tone for this very early on, has not broken the law.”The Seattle-based company has previously denied allegations that it illegally fired pro-union baristas or spied on workers as hundreds of U.S. stores organized unions starting in late 2021.SAXTON: “In April, our store won our election by a landslide, 26 to 5. Despite all of the threats and intimidation.”Among other who testified were Jaysin Saxton, a former Starbucks employee from Georgia, who alleged that managers watched and listened to conversations from workers who wanted to form a union. SAXTON: “…We were constantly being watched and managers listened in on our conversations through our headsets.”Schultz, who left his third stint as CEO on March 20, said he did not have any direct role in firing workers who supported the union or closing unionized stores. He remains on the company's board. Republicans at the hearing defended Schultz, praising the company's competitive wages, health benefits, employee stock purchase program and other perks.Starbucks' shares closed up nearly 2% on Wednesday.
STORY: Clashes also erupted at similar rallies in other cities including Rennes, Bordeaux and Toulouse, with a bank branch and cars set ablaze in Nantes.However, while public frustration has evolved into broader anti-Macron sentiment, there was less violence than last week and rallies were otherwise largely peaceful.Earlier in the day, the government rejected unions' demand to suspend and rethink the pension bill, which raises retirement age by two years to 64, infuriating labour leaders who said the government must find a way out of the crisis.Millions of people have been demonstrating and joining strike action since mid-January to show their opposition to the bill. Unions said the next nationwide day of protests would be on April 6.
PARIS (Reuters) -France's Constitutional Council will issue a much-awaited verdict on April 14 on whether the government's plans to increase the retirement age are in line with constitutional rules, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The plan by President Emmanuel Macron to delay by two years, to 64, the age at which people can draw their pension, has met fierce opposition from workers and trade unions, with another nationwide day of strike and protests set for April 6. Unions have asked Macron to withdraw or pause the bill - which has been adopted but not yet published, pending the review by the Constitutional Council - to calm things down.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Starbucks shareholders approved a proposal for the coffee chain to conduct an independent assessment of its labor practices as it contends with hundreds of newly unionized U.S. cafes, according to voting results filed on Wednesday. Results came the same day ex-Chief Executive Howard Schultz testified before a U.S. Senate committee, defending the company against claims that it illegally fired pro-union employees, among other allegations. "The majority support from shareholders for our proposal reflects a growing demand for an honest accounting of the discrepancy between Starbucks' purported values and management's anti-union behavior," New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said in a statement.
Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz insisted the coffee chain hasn't broken labor laws and is willing to bargain with unionized workers during an often testy, two-hour appearance before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “We've done everything that we possibly can to respect the right under the law of our partners' ability to join a union,” Schultz said. At least 293 of Starbucks’ 9,000 company-owned U.S. Starbucks stores have voted to unionize since late 2021, according to the National Labor Relations Board.