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News From: Union busting

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 19, 2021

A Ban on Ray-Ban?

Unions from three countries, including the United States are accusing and filing charges with the respective countries' labor boards against Ray-Ban maker Luxottica for union-busting after...

by Brian Young | on May 18, 2021

When Environmentalists Union Bust

The Audubon Society is one of the oldest environmental organizations in the country. The century-old bird-focused non-profit is also entering a new dubious category as its employees accuse the...

by Brian Young | on Mar 30, 2021

Amazon Releases Anti-Union Twitter Bots

On Monday, voting in the historic union election at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama ended.  The union effort has made national news as it would be the first union at the nation’s...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 26, 2021

Tesla Found Guilty of Unionbusting

In 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2021

Biden Signs Order Allowing Unions at Defense Department

In January of 2020, UCOMM reported on an effort by Trump to exempt certain national security jobs from federal labor law. His order gave the Secretary of Defense the power to decide who was exempt...

by Brian Young | on Feb 23, 2021

Amazon Offers $2K to Quit Before Union Vote

Amazon is taking part in a huge union-busting campaign to stop employees at the Bessemer Alabama warehouse from voting for a union. UCOMM previously reported on the union-busters they have hired and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2021

Amazon Brings Union-Busting to the Bathroom

On February 8th, workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer Alabama will begin voting on whether Amazon should have their first union. The warehouse, which opened in March 2020, is organizing with...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 05, 2020

Teachers Strike in Brooklyn

Union members at the Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) have gone on strike after the school administration attempted to dissolve their faculty and staff union.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 30, 2020

Fighting Union Busters in a Carolina Carpet Mill

Phil Cohen is a longtime organizer for Workers United/SEIU. He has been a member of the union since 1974 and an organizer since 1980. He was a steward at a bus garage and a lead organizer for the...

by Brian Young | on Sep 02, 2020

Amazon Hiring Two Full-Time Unionbusters

Just weeks after Lowes put up a job posting for a staff union buster, Amazon is now following suit. In a job posting the company announced they were looking to hire two Intelligence analysts to track...