The Economic Policy Institute has reported that US employers spend an estimated $340 million each year to fight against unionization, hiring union avoidance consultants. And in 41.5% of all union elections, employers are charged with violating federal labor law. This despite the fact that support for labor unions is the highest it has been since 1965, with 71% of Americans approving of unions, according to a Gallup poll. At the same time, the push for unionization at corporations such as Starbucks, Amazon, Apple, Trader Joe’s, REI and Chipotle continues to grow despite the opposition.

Read the full story by Michael Sainato for The Guardian, published January 31, 2023, here:


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