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John Logan is Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University and a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center. Between 2000-2009, he was an assistant and associate professor of comparative employment relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published widely on employer opposition to unionization and on anti-union law and consultant firms.
John Logan updates us on the spunky Starbucks workers campaign against the Goliath of union avoidance, asks what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is doing or could do to help, including his perspective on how this fits into the long history of the National Labor Relations Act and union-busting tactics. Read more →
RWDSU Critics Have Misrepresented the Facts and Missed the Point
Ever since the RWDSU’s election lost to Amazon in the most-watched union campaign in decades, we have heard from celebrity-seeking “organizing experts,” most of whom weren’t in Alabama, didn’t speak to anyone involved in the RWDSU campaign, yet know exactly what the union organizers did wrong and what they should have done in order to be successful. Read more →
Workers at Amazon’s distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama are voting in a historic union election — whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). This is a mail-in NLRB ballot that will end on March 29. Last month, we discovered that, starting in January, Amazon had hired two prominent anti-union consultants, Russell Brown and Melissa Smith of Florida-based Road Warrior Productions (RWP), to assist with its campaign against the RWDSU. Read more →
12 Facts About Morgan Lewis, Amazon’s Powerful Anti-Union Law Firm
Unless the NLRB upholds Amazon’s recent appeal of a mail-in ballot, almost 6000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama (BHM1), which opened in last spring, will vote on whether or not to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) between February 8 and March 29, 2021. Read more →