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GE plant workers push for union in Alabama in key test of labor strength
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GE plant workers push for union in Alabama in key test of labor strength

With workers around the U.S. moving to unionize at a rate not seen in decades, employees at a GE plant in Alabama are the latest to file for union representation.Manufacturing workers at the GE Aviation plant in Auburn, Alabama, filed on Monday to be represented by the IUE-CWA. The union said that a "strong majority" of the plant's approximately 180 workers supported joining, without offering specific figures.Union drives are on the rise around the U.S. as employees demand better pay and working conditions amid a nationwide labor shortage, with workers at companies from Apple to Starbucks seeking to organize. Workers at the GE plant, which makes fuel nozzles for the LEAP jet engine, told CBS MoneyWatch their pay hasn't kept up with that of colleagues in other plants. ...
Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon
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Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon

Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon - CBS News Watch CBS News America's second-largest employer fought hard against unionization efforts at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse. But "team members" there voted to unionize – an example of younger employees' interest in improved working conditions, and the increasing fortunes of labor collectives, despite corporations' union-busting tactics. Correspondent David Pogue reports. (A version of this story was originally broadcast on April 24, 2022.) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, l...