Service Workers Across South Launch Union After Decades of Unfair Treatment

Service workers from across the U.S. South signed union cards Saturday at the conclusion of a three-day summit in Columbia, South Carolina, where they agreed to join forces to combat exploitative corporations and the politicians who enable them. The workers — who are employed at fast food restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, and other workplaces — joined the Union of Southern Service Workers (USSW), part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and an affiliate of the nationwide economic justice group Fight for $15. “With eyes wide open to the past and immense hope for a better future, we are…

Apple Workers in Oklahoma City Vote to Unionize Second US Store

The labor movement sweeping the United States notched another win Friday when workers in Oklahoma City voted to become the second unionized Apple Store in the nation, following the first victory in Maryland earlier this year. Citing a preliminary tally from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), CNN reported that 88 of 95 workers at the Penn Square Mall store weighed in, and 56 of them—or 64%—voted to be represented by Communication Workers of America (CWA). “We felt like we had the majority support, and as long a people got out and cast their vote, we would win,” Leigha Briscoe,…

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