According to Starbucks Workers United, which is organizing workers to form unions, workers from over 200 outlets have already approached the National Labor Relations Board for a union vote
The strike by teachers and support staff of Chicago Public Schools entered its second week. While the city administration has made certain concessions, it has been unwilling to accept key demands, especially on hiring more support staff
The major demands of the teachers who are organized under the Chicago Teachers Union are better pay and benefits, fully staffed schools, smaller classrooms and justice for students and families
Critics of the new rule view it as an attack on the workers’ right to unionize and as a move to diminish the unions’ influence by targeting their funds.