Amazon Claims New York Union Organizers Bribed Workers with Weed to Gain Votes

Amazon is claiming that New York union organizers gave marijuana to workers in an attempt to secure their unionization votes. Recreational marijuana is legal in New York, and a lawyer for the Amazon Labor Union responded that handing out cannabis is “no different than distributing free t-shirts and it certainly did not act to interfere with the election.”

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Google Settles NLRB Case with Employees Who Attempted to Unionize

Google has reportedly settled with six current and former employees who attempted to organize unionization efforts within the Masters of the Universe. The NLRB complaint alleged that Google illegally dismissed, disciplined, and even surveilled employees who were actively attempting to organize a tech worker’s union.

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Amazon Employee Group in New York Calls for Worker Vote on Unionization

An Amazon employee group created by warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York, announced that it aims to vote on unionization in the near future. The group said in a statement: “Workers are demanding Amazon to stop their union busting practices and allow workers to use their rights to organize towards collective bargaining without interference.”

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Google to NLRB: Employees Don’t Get to Decide Who We Do Business With

Google claimed during a recent labor board trial that its employees have no legal right to protest the company’s choice of clients. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accused the Masters of the Universe of violating federal law by firing employees who protested the company’s dealings with law enforcement.

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NLRB Rejects Amazon’s Attempt to Install Cameras to Watch Union Vote Counting

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected Amazon’s motion asking the federal agency to install a camera that would monitor ballot boxes containing union votes submitted by employees at its Alabama facility. The NLRB said: “Though the mail ballot election in this matter is large, it is not, as the Employer asserts, of a ‘special nature.’”

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Amazon Sues to Block New York Warehouse Labor Investigation

E-commerce giant Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the New York state attorney general’s office in a move to prevent legal action over the company’s handling of coronavirus conditions at one of its Staten Island warehouses last year. The company wants to prevent the state from exercising “regulatory authority over workplace safety responses to COVID-19 and claims of retaliation against workers who protest working conditions.”

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Amazon Workers Prepare for Alabama Union Vote

Amazon workers in Alabama are preparing to vote on whether not to become the company’s first unionized facility in the United States. Ballots are being sent out today to 5,800 warehouse workers to decide if they will join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.

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NLRB: Google Workplace Rules on Speech Are ‘Unlawfully Broad’

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel has concluded that the actions Google employee Kevin Cernekee,  who complained on an internal social networking platform about the company’s diversity policies, were protected in the National Labor Relations Act. According to the federal agency, Google’s policies were “unlawfully broad.”

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Source: Google Secretly Lobbied NLRB Over James Damore

The media is rejoicing at a ruling by the National Labor Review Board (NLRB) which claims that Google was within its rights to fire its former software engineer, James Damore, for questioning company diversity policies. Except there’s one snag: the NLRB “ruling” wasn’t a ruling at all – it’s an internal advice memo with no effect on Damore’s current legal claims.

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Quillette: ‘Thinking Critically About Social Justice’

Free speech platform Quillette recently published an opinion piece titled “Thinking Critically About Social Justice” which discussed the recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the case of former Google engineer James Damore.


Boeing Union Organizing Effort Collapsing in South Carolina

The International Association of Machinist (IAM) were cocky on March 17 when they filed petitions with the National Labor Relations Board for a vote to organize 3,175 jet assembly workers at the Boeing Company’s nonunion factories in South Carolina. But with a week before the April 22 vote and panicking that they are about to lose, the union is on the verge withdrawing the vote.

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Teamsters Win Big in Silicon Valley, Target Tech Companies

With tech workers still expected to log 70-hour work weeks, shuttle drivers for Facebook voted to become a union affiliate of the Teamsters. After getting a leg in the tech industry door, the Teamsters intend to unionize Silicon Valley and have already scheduled union elections for workers at Apple, Yahoo, eBay, and others.

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Senate Targets Obama ‘Ambush’ of Small Business

The Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee will hear from two owners of small businesses, who will discuss a recent ruling by the NLRB’s general counsel that could potentially block entrepreneurs from opening their own businesses.

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