Amazon Worker Group in New York Withdraws Petition for Union Election

A group of Amazon.com warehouse employees in the New York City borough of Staten Island have withdrawn their petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election at four company warehouses, a labor board spokeswoman said. Read More...


Independent monitor says U.S. union UAW has ‘fallen short’ in reform efforts

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) -An independent court-appointed monitor, named to oversee the United Auto Workers union after a federal corruption probe, said on Thursday the union has “fallen short” in its reform efforts and disclosed he has 15 open investigations. Neil Barofsky, a former federal prosecutor, said in his first report the UAW must “take more affirmative measures to fully eradicate the strong remnants of the ‘toxic’ culture that characterized its recent past and still remain present today.” Several UAW officers, including two former UAW presidents, have pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars for their personal benefit, using the funds for liquor, cigars, golf outings, related equipment and expensive hotel stays.

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