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Labor News Update - 01/31/2023

Apple has illegally imposed rules on its employees that prohibit them from discussing their wages and engaging in other protected activity, according to investigators at the National Labor Relations Board.

WGA East members employed as writers and editors at the HuffPost news site are threatening to go on strike if a fair contract can’t be reached by Tuesday night at midnight ET. With only two days left of bargaining, their strike pledge comes after months of negotiations for a new contract. According to the guild, 98% of the 91-member HuffPost Union signed on to the strike pledge.

Organizing a Union? Yes, There’s an App for That.

How ‘crunch’ time and low pay are fueling a union drive among video game workers

Labor and civil rights activists strategized about the continued fight for economic and racial justice at the annual AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Conference last month.

UAW Local 974 overwhelmingly authorizes strike as Caterpillar contract negotiations continue

Keurig Dr Pepper Warehouse Workers Unanimously Vote Union Yes!

‘It can be scary’: how corporate America is hitting back against unions

Amazon Illegally Resisted NYC Union Drive, Labor Board Judge Says

International Unions Call for Justice for 42 Miners Killed in October

Jeff Tweedy’s Sticking With the Union on New Rendition of Woody Guthrie’s ‘Union Maid’

Largest US firefighter union announces legal action over 'forever chemicals' in protective gear

REI Co-op and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union failed to agree on a contract to hold an election at REI's Beachwood, Ohio, store last week. The National Labor Relations Board scheduled a hearing Friday.

The nation’s largest teachers union recommends that educators begin teaching the concepts of preferred personal pronouns and gender identity starting in prekindergarten.

JetBlue Airways Corp. pilots approved a two-year contract extension that provides 21.5% in cumulative average pay raises and a supplemental one-time payment, the Air Line Pilots Association said Monday.

A Massachusetts Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction against the Woburn Teachers Association (WTA), ordering it to stop its strike and for teachers to return to class, but the WTA says it will continue to fight, despite the order.

Undergraduate Labor Organization presents neutrality bill for grad student worker union

Omaha teachers union gives statement ahead of ‘Parental Bill of Rights’ legislative hearing

Victory Against Polluter Points Way to Clean, Green, and Fully Funded Schools

The higher ed organizing wave is finally hitting Chicago as Northwestern and UChicago grads look to unionize.

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