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2021 has proven that the workers united will not be defeated

An eruption of strikes. Major contract wins. Workers quitting low-wage jobs in unprecedented numbers. All signaled that workers en masse are ready to reclaim their power.

After years of setbacks, US labor demonstrates its power

2021 marked a historic year in labor organizing for workers in the US, with tens of thousands of workers in partaking in union votes and strike actions

Amazon workers in Alabama get a second chance to vote on unionizing

A federal labor official has ruled in favor of the union, which charged the company with illegally interfering with the election held earlier this year

Workers at BHP-owned Escondida mine in Chile set to go on strike and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming strike by workers at Chile’s Escondida mine, the dispute between unions and employers amid wage talks in South Africa, and more

US labor board officer finds Amazon intervened in union vote, calls for re-vote

The National Labor Relations Board officer found that Amazon violated labor law during the union vote held at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse and has recommended a second vote

Why the PRO Act is a game-changer for labor and the economy

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is a comprehensive provision that would give workers a level playing field to organize for their rights—if Senate Democrats can muster enough votes

Unionization bid at Amazon’s Bessemer facility falls through but the struggle will continue

Of the 3,215 ballots submitted by the workers of the Bessemer warehouse, 1,798 votes were against unionization and 738 votes for it. Organizers have pledged to continue the struggle against Amazon’s anti-worker and anti-union policies

Counting underway for historic union vote at Alabama’s Amazon unit

The federal labor watchdog has begun counting on March 30, which could take days to finish. The unionization drive has shone light on the abysmal workplace conditions of US’ largest employer

UN calls for investigation into Tigray war citing rights violations and other stories

Today we take a look the UN’s call for an investigation into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a campaign to boycott Amazon, the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine development efforts in Cuba, and the declaration of an end of absolute poverty in China

Week-long boycott of Amazon planned over union-busting attempts in Alabama

The boycott campaign comes after multiple reports of Amazon trying to thwart organizing attempts by workers in its Bessemer warehouse in Alabama, where a unionization vote is underway

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