SOURCE: Fast Company
by Kim Kelly
The CEO's reluctance to appear before a Senate Committee was made clear when Senator Bernie Sanders, labor law experts, and Starbucks workers confronted him with allegations that he violated labor laws in seeking to keep the coffee chain union-free.
SOURCE: The Nation
The history of broad organizing in whole industries like automobiles offers both inspiration and caution to workers who see organizing in the service industry as the key to a fairer economy. Two labor experts discuss.
by Ellen Cassedy and Lane Windham
This Labor Day, we’re hopeful about the renewed energy and excitement for workplace organizing—especially by women workers—and cautiously optimistic that today’s workers may overcome the sorts of corporate tactics that blocked organizing in the 1970s.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Amy Mackin
The 1860 strike of male shoe workers in Lynn, Massachusetts floundered until the strikers allied with their female compatriots, but the movement largely failed to maintain gender unity. This lesson is critical for the service industry unions organizing today.
David Whitford and Dorothy Sue Cobble discuss the ways that workers in the restaurant industry hope to revive the high representation of food service workers by unions that prevailed in the 1950s
by Alison Owings
I wonder if – when – this viral horror is over, customers will have a new appreciation for the women, and men, who serve.
SOURCE: New York Times
As more cafes, restaurants and hotels shut down, millions of workers will need help to survive.
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