After a whirlwind trip through some quick headlines, we discuss the Teamsters unionizing a delivery contractor for Amazon and the precedent that could set. This week marked the UFCW’s national convention and reformers have been fighting to make the union more democratic. The independent union movement in Mexico continues to grow despite some recent blatant illegal interference by the company union CTM. Strikes at the Royal Mail in the UK have been suspended as the union has reached a tentative agreement. Finally, graduate workers at Stanford have launched the largest new bargaining unit union drive of the year so far as the academic organizing wave shows no signs of slowing down.
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