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In a historic development, EmoryUnite! has petitioned for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board to represent 1,722 graduate-student workers at Emory University. If a majority vote to unionize, they’ll become the first union of graduate workers in Georgia. According to EmoryUnite! organizers, over half of Emory’s Ph.D. grad student workers at the…
UPS and the Teamsters announced a tentative contract agreement on July 25 that Teamsters president Sean O’Brien hailed as “the best contract in the history of UPS.” Even so, some UPS rank-and-file worker groups are organizing to vote the agreement down, saying it doesn’t go far enough on wage increases, guaranteed hours and full-time job…
Workers at a Decatur Burger King held a rally Friday demanding safe working conditions, prompted by a broken air conditioner. They’ve also filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaint, saying the franchise owner’s negligence has caused workers to get sick. The workers, led by Erica Favors and Arnice Sykes, coordinated the action with…
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