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Coal miners’ union lobbies for jobs in renewable energy

Enlarge (credit: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images) What if the British crown had offered the Luddites a retraining program and the promise of good-paying factory jobs? Perhaps they would have accepted the textile transition? That’s essentially what the nation’s largest coal miner union is suggesting. In exchange for job retraining, wage replacement, and […]

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The Amazon union drive in Alabama appears headed for defeat

Enlarge / A union supporter stands before sunrise outside the Amazon fulfillment center on March 29, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama. (credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) A closely watched effort to unionize an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama appears to be headed for defeat. With about half the votes counted, 1,100 workers have […]

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Google illegally spied on and retaliated against Employees, feds State

Expand / Sunset, from the Google empire. (charge: 400tmax | Getty Images) Google’s activities amid office organizing attempts, for instance, high profile firings of many workers, were prohibited offenses of the National Labor Relations Act, federal officials said this past week. The National Labor Relations Board filed a formal complaint (PDF) contrary to Google Wednesday, […]