Calls for a boycott of Amy’s Kitchen vegetarian products spread this week. Workers at the company have said they face long hours and unsafe working conditions, and they’re working with the Teamsters to file a workplace safety complaint with Cal/OSHA. The Teamsters are also challenging Amy's B Corp certification, noting that B Corps’ alleged values include that “business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.”
● Workers at three Amazon warehouses staged walkouts, demanding a $3 an hour raise, Lauren Kaori Gurley reports.
Starbucks’ union-busting in Phoenix includes a sustained bullying campaign against a teenager:
● As of this writing, Minneapolis teachers remain on strike:
● A Minneapolis teacher told In These Times:
It’s about what kind of future thousands of kids will have. Specifically, we are fighting for smaller class size, more mental health support for children, recruitment and retention of teachers of color and increasing the pay for our lowest paid members — the educational support staff. They start at $24,000 per year. The educators make it work. Short staffing has been a huge problem over the years, but the pandemic has brought us to the breaking point and it’s unacceptable.
● Unions can reduce the public sector pay gap.