Vice President Kamala Harris of the United States will host a White House meeting with Amazon.com, Starbucks, and other union organizers seeking to represent employer workers.
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The conference will feature Chris Chance Malls, Starbucks, United Paiso Workers, Baltimore Public Library, and other grassroots organizers from REI outlets, outdoor equipment retailers, and unions that organized workers at the White House, leading the Amazon Trade Union. included. The official said.
The meeting is “to discuss their extraordinary efforts to organize unions in the workplace and how their efforts encourage workers across the country to choose to join or organize unions,” officials said. Added.
More than 50 US Starbucks Cafe workers have chosen to join the union, and of the approximately 240 stores that have been electing since August, five have voted against the union. Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it will invest $ 1 billion in employees this year, with average U.S. wages of $ 17 per hour and start-up wages of $ 15 to $ 23 by this summer. Said it would be in range.
The US Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday about labor practices with Amazon’s Smalls, as well as Team Stars President Sean O’Brien and Greg Leroy, Executive Director of Good Jobs First.
Last month, President Joe Biden gave a big round of applause at a labor event that spotlighted Amazon.
After emphasizing the government’s task force on workers’ organizations launched a year ago, Biden called on Amazon “to make sure that the choice to join a union is only for workers.” rice field.
“By the way, Amazon is here. Look. Look,” Biden said.
Biden, widely regarded as the most pro-union president in decades, swiftly expelled high-ranking government officials who the union considered hostile to labor, and critics said weakening worker protection. Overturned the rules of former President Donald Trump.
Last week, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders told Biden that online retailers were “children of posters of illegal anti-union behavior while rallying billions of federal contracts.” He urged him to issue a presidential order to break the federal contract.
New York City Amazon Warehouse Workers recently formed the first union with the second largest private employer in the United States and under the leadership of Smalls, a former worker who claimed higher wages and employment security. It was resolved to join the union.
Amazon opposed and accused unions of threatening workers unless they voted for the organization, a claim denied by the workers’ group.
Separately, Amazon workers voted against the consolidation of a second warehouse in New York City. The number of votes on Monday represents the defeat of the union.
Amazon and Starbucks did not immediately respond to requests for comment.