Activision Blizzard’s Raven Software Workers Win Union Vote

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Workers at a division of Activision Blizzard voted to form a union on May 23, the first at a major United States video game company. A small group of quality assurance testers at Activision Blizzard’s Raven Software game studio voted …

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South African Metal Workers to Strike Over Wages

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A metal workers’ union in South Africa is set to strike at ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) on Wednesday after a deadlock in wage negotiations. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said on Monday that it has provided …

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South Korean Samsung Workers Protest Wage Hikes

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Samsung Electronics workers filed a complaint with the labor authority against Samsung management for reviving “its non-union management” policy. “The labor-management council’s negotiations are illegal, in violation of Article 33 and Article 5 of the Workers’ Participation Act,” the union …

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Amazon Workers at Second Staten Island Warehouse Vote Against Unionizing

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Workers at an Amazon warehouse on State Island overwhelmingly voted against unionizing, a month after employees at a larger neighboring warehouse voted in favor. With 380 votes in favor and 618 opposed, 62% of workers at the LDJ5 warehouse rejected …

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German Employers and Unions Oppose EU Ban on Russian Gas

German employers and unions opposed Europe’s embargo on Russian gas, saying the ban would have a greater impact on the German economy than on Russia. Rainer Dulger, chairman of the BDA employer’s group, and Reiner Hoffmann, chairman of the DGB …

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Apple Store Workers at Grand Central Terminal Take Steps to Unionize

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Workers at Apple’s flagship Grand Central Terminal retail store in New York City announced on April 18 that they plan to form a union. The organizers, who have dubbed themselves “Fruit Stand Workers United” (FSWU), said on their newly launched …

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European Council President Re-Elected

Fourth EstateCouncil of the European Union re-elected Charles Michel as president of the European Council for a second two-and-a-half-year term

The Council of the European Union announced that   was re-elected as president of the European Council for a second two-and-a-half-year term, from June 1, 2022, to November 30, 2024. Michel was also re-elected for a second term as President of …

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Spanish Rural Alliance Holds Mass Rallies to Protest Against Rising Prices

Countryside workers who are part of the Spanish Rural Alliance flocked to the streets to protest the lack of action from the Spanish government to address the issue of skyrocketing market prices brought about by Russia’s war on Ukraine. The …

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Union Accuses Amazon of Interfering Again in Alabama Election

A U.S. union accused Amazon.com of unlawfully interfering with the rerun of a union election at an Alabama warehouse that the company was found guilty of blocking last year. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) will file charges …

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