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Lauren Kaori Gurley

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Past articles by Lauren:

Why UAW workers say they are on strike

UAW Ford workers say they are striking because they are not making enough money to support their families or their futures. → Read More

Apple illegally fired five labor activists, union says

The workers, who were disciplined and fired for attendance-related issues, believe they were let go because of their union organizing. → Read More

Union membership hit record low in 2022

The disappointing numbers for the U.S. labor movement come at a time of unprecedented worker leverage because of the tight labor market. → Read More

Why nurses say they are striking and quitting in droves

Understaffing concerns have been at the heart of labor disputes in healthcare and nursing, where demand has surged in recent years due to an aging population and the pandemic. → Read More

Antitrust regulators propose banning noncompete clauses for workers

The Federal Trade Commission says the move would open new job opportunities for 30 million Americans and raise wages by $300 billion a year. → Read More

Trump, covid slowed down immigration. Now employers can’t find workers.

A shortfall of immigrants is worsening widespread labor shortages and hobbling the U.S. economy at a time when more than 10 million jobs remain unfilled, particularly in low-paying and physically demanding industries. → Read More

New penalties for companies that illegally fire workers who unionize

The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday to expand the fees and penalties the agency can collect from employers that illegally terminate workers. → Read More

Senate could take up measure to impose rail deal, averting a strike

The House voted with bipartisan support to pass legislation blocking a rail strike before a Dec. 9 deadline, but the path in the Senate is more fraught. → Read More

What you need to know about the threat of a rail strike and Congress

A strike could start as soon as Dec. 9 if not averted. → Read More

Congressional leaders vow to avert rail strike

The push to pass legislation began after President Biden issued a statement on Monday calling on Congress to immediately pass legislation to impose a union contract his board recommended but several unions voted down. → Read More

Rail union rejects contract as strike threatens U.S. economy before holidays

One rail union rejected a deal brokered by the White House, threatening a new rail strike in two weeks. Attendance and sick leave policies have lead to widespread anger and frustration among rank-and-file railroad workers. → Read More

In largest strike of 2022, California academic workers walk off job

Some 48,000 teaching assistants, postdocs, researchers, and graders on the front lines of teaching and research at California’s prestigious public university system, are seeking a minimum annual salary of $54,000 and increased child-care benefits, saying they do not earn enough to live in the state. They also accuse the university of not bargaining of good faith with their union, the United Auto… → Read More

Dozens of youths illegally employed to clean meat plants, Labor Dept. says

Thirteen and fourteen-year-olds allegedly suffered severe chemical burns while working for a food safety company, according to investigators. → Read More

Democrats need union voters if they hope to keep control of Congress

In key states, labor leaders are trying to turn out members who flocked to Trump in 2016 → Read More

Regulators allege Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s remarks violated labor law

Andy Jassy’s comments were made shortly after workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., voted to unionize in April. → Read More

Labor movement’s next big challenge: Keeping momentum as economy slows

The labor movement has continued to gain momentum this fall. But the window for cementing more victories may be narrowing as economic anxiety grows. → Read More

Amazon warehouse union vote to be counted today

The election comes as an important test for whether Amazon Labor Union, an independent union, which scored a historic victory at an Amazon warehouse earlier this year in Staten Island, can replicate its victory against one of the world’s most powerful companies. → Read More

The lawyer who could deliver on Biden’s wish to be the most pro-union president

A rising star among progressives, Jennifer Abruzzo, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, is wielding her power in an unprecedented way. → Read More

Job growth slows in September but remains solid after months of strong labor market expansion

Employers added 263,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department announced in its monthly jobs report Friday, ticking down from August and following months of strong job growth that has defined the pandemic recovery economy. → Read More

Amazon suspends 50 workers who refused to work after a warehouse fire

Amazon suspended 50 warehouse workers who walked off the job briefly after a warehouse fire. Union organizers say Amazon’s crackdown was intended to have a broad chilling effect on their organizing campaigns. → Read More