Hollywood Reporter: Film Academy Foundation Union Voluntarily Recognized

Hollywood Reporter: Film Academy Foundation Union Voluntarily Recognized. “Around 90 workers — including archivists, film preservationists, librarians and curators working across the Academy Film Archive, Margaret Herrick Library, Science and Technology Council and in various Academy programs — are joining the Vernon-based AFSCME [American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees] Council, which also recently saw success in organizing the Academy Museum.”

The Register: Google cut contractors off from online ‘Share My Salary’ spreadsheet, union claims

The Register: Google cut contractors off from online ‘Share My Salary’ spreadsheet, union claims. “The Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) claims the company blocked access to a shared spreadsheet in which it reckons “hundreds” of subcontracted workers had shared their salary details and ‘up to 50,000’ of those staffers are now prevented from looking them up.”

Washington Post: 4,000 Google cafeteria workers quietly unionized during the pandemic

Washington Post: 4,000 Google cafeteria workers quietly unionized during the pandemic. “Unite Here, a 300,000-member union hotel and food service workers, has been steadily working to unionize Silicon Valley cafeteria workers since 2018, experiencing the most success at Google. Employed by the contract companies Compass and Guckenheimer, those unionized now make up about 90 percent of total food services workers at Google, according to the union. Workers have unionized at 23 Google offices nationwide, including in Seattle and San Jose. Now, the union is tackling new territory: the South.”

Michigan Daily: LEO-GLAM demonstrates on the Diag to raise support during ongoing negotiations

Michigan Daily: LEO-GLAM demonstrates on the Diag to raise support during ongoing negotiations . “Members of the Galleries, Librarians, Archivists and Museums (GLAM) subunit of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) at the University of Michigan staged a protest on all three U-M campuses on Thursday afternoon. Approximately 100 LEO-GLAM members gathered on the Diag to rally support for their ongoing contract bargaining process with the University.”

A new front opens in Southern California’s grocery store labor dispute: TikTok (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times: A new front opens in Southern California’s grocery store labor dispute: TikTok – Los Angeles Times. “Labor disputes are as old as capitalism itself, but the battlefields they play out on are continually evolving. That’s a lesson that Ralphs learned this week when — after grocery workers across Southern California voted to authorize a strike — a digital activist threw a TikTok-shaped wrench in the chain’s efforts to preempt walkouts by hiring temporary ‘scab’ workers.”

US Meat Plants Relaxed Some COVID-19 Safety Protocols After Outbreaks: Unions (European Supermarket Magazine)

European Supermarket Magazine: US Meat Plants Relaxed Some COVID-19 Safety Protocols After Outbreaks: Unions . “Across the country, US meat and chicken plants that reported some of the country’s largest coronavirus outbreaks last year have eased or adjusted protective measures implemented near the start of the pandemic, according to interviews with ten plant employees, union officials and advocates for workers.”

Washington Post: The worker revolt comes to a Dollar General in Connecticut

Washington Post: The worker revolt comes to a Dollar General in Connecticut. “The afternoon shift workers at Dollar General No. 18060 had listened with growing panic as an executive accused their store manager of stealing. They could hear the yelling and threats in the back office, a scene that had shaken all of them — especially Shellie Parsons. In a life marked by poverty, addiction and physical abuse, Parsons, 37, had come to see her store — a beige prefabricated building on the outskirts of town — as her haven, a $15.75-an-hour pathway to a better life. She was desperately afraid of losing it.”

Cornell Chronicle: Police union websites preserved by library archive

Cornell Chronicle: Police union websites preserved by library archive. “Spearheaded by the library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives in Catherwood Library, in the ILR School, the Police Unions and Associations archive features a curated collection of 165 public safety organizations’ websites, from the Alliance of Hispanic Law Enforcement to the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of Black New York City firefighters. Each represents one of four constituencies: labor unions, professional associations, minority law enforcement organizations and police accountability organizations.”