Sweden sides with Tesla, says transport agency must deliver plates or pay up

Tesla won a small battle against Swedish union workers fighting for collective bargaining rights, but the war will continue. A Swedish court ruled Monday that the country’s transport authority h

Apple retail still has a diversity problem, union says

The higher you climb up the corporate ladder at Apple, the whiter it gets. That’s according to data analyzed by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the union that’s helping retail workers

YouTube Music contractors win historic union vote

YouTube Music contractors have officially unionized with the Alphabet Workers Union-CWA after winning a historic vote through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Forty-one workers voted yes out

SEGA workers are forming a union

A group of 144 workers are forming a union at SEGA’s American headquarters in Irvine, California. SEGA follows in the footsteps of workers at other gaming companies like Microsoft-owned ZeniMax

Employees at Epic-owned Bandcamp form union

U.S. employees at Bandcamp, an online audio distributor, have announced their formation of a union. Last year, the platform was acquired by Epic Games, the multibillion-dollar company behind games lik

Tesla fires dozens of workers one day after launching union campaign

Update: This article has been updated with Tesla’s response to allegations that it fired workers in retaliation for unionizing.  Tesla fired more than 30 employees who work at its factory in Bu

Microsoft now has its first official union in the US

At ZeniMax, a Microsoft-owned gaming studio, 300 quality assurance (QA) testers have voted to unionize. This marks Microsoft’s first official union in the U.S., as well as the biggest gaming uni

Albany Amazon union vote fails

The latest effort to unionize among Amazon warehouse workers fell short by a wide margin this morning. The National Labor Relations Board tallied results from last week’s vote, showing a signifi

Activision Blizzard illegally withheld raises from unionizing workers, labor board finds

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard unlawfully retaliated against workers at Raven Software who formed a union, the National Labor Relations Board found. The quality assurance (QA) department at subsidia

Labor pains

Hey, all, greetings from Queens. I’m back home from Apple and happy to be back from the high double-digit heat (but it was a dry heat!). I got a strong response from last week’s newsletter, wherei

Albany Amazon warehouse will hold a vote to unionize next month

There’s been a flurry of activity around the Amazon labor movement of late. Several marches have been held in recent weeks, including one this morning for STL8, just outside of St. Louis. Albany, Ne

US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on automation and unionization

It’s easy to fall prey to panic around automation. It’s also just just as easy to dismiss it outright. As ever, the truth almost certainly lies somewhere between these two extremes — though

Rights groups tell Meta to stop efforts to gag whistleblower

Rights groups are calling on Meta to halt attempts to silence Daniel Motaung, a South African content moderator and whistleblower who is suing it alongside Sama, its main subcontractor for content mod

An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union

As several Apple stores across the country fight to unionize, workers in Towson, Maryland became the first to win formal recognition. Out of 110 eligible employees, the union received 65 yes votes and

Ford to invest $3.7B in US factories, add 6,200 union jobs in push to build more EVs

Ford said Thursday it will invest $3.7 billion and add more than 6,200 union manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri as part of the automaker’s plan to sell 2 million EVs a year global

A second Apple Store files to hold a union election

Apple store employees in Towson, Maryland have organized a union and petitioned to hold an official union election. This marks the third Apple retail location in recent weeks that has taken significan

Amazon workers reject bid to unionize a second Staten Island warehouse

Weeks after a historic victory for Amazon union organizers in Staten Island, a second location in the borough has soundly defeated plans to follow suit. The “no” vote scored a decisive victory thi

A second Staten Island Amazon warehouse is holding a union vote on Monday

Emboldened by the recent results of the nearby JFK8 fulfillment center, workers at Staten Island’s LDJ5 sort center are set to hold their own vote this coming Monday, April 25th. Voting will continu

Union.ai raises $10M to simplify AI and ML workflow orchestration

Union.ai, a startup emerging from stealth with a commercial version of the open source AI orchestration platform Flyte, today announced that it raised $10 million in a round contributed by NEA and &#8

Dueling objections voiced following polarized Amazon union votes

Update: Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel offered TechCrunch the following statement about the current state of the Bessemer election, “We’ve said from the beginning that we want our employees’ v
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