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UNIONS SEEKING DOMINANCE OVER STAR BUCKS, AMAZON, AND FOOD CHAIN WORKERS ARE AGGRESSIVELY INSPIRING POLITICAL MOVEMENTS; AMAZON WORKERS CONQUER TO FORM THE FIRST US UNION !!!!
Karma Management has now become Karma Management Global Consulting Solutions Pvt. Ltd. which was incorporated in the year 2004 and has now completed almost 18 years of its existence.
As late as April 2021, Karma Global took a very bold step of venturing into foreign shores in terms of shoving up its business in countries like the US, UK, UAE, Canada, Philippines, and Asia.
It has already made its mark in terms of providing excellent services in the areas of payroll, outsourcing, recruitment and talent acquisition, and regulatory compliance in these foreign countries.
In fact, the CVO and MD, Pratik Vaidya of Karma Management were selected by SME Forum to lead a Select US Summit last month where he took along a delegation of over hundreds of SME Members for business discussions with the authorities in the States as well as with the entrepreneurs and Innovators of many countries who were present in this forum.
Karma thus entails the compliances of global clients in these countries as well, and in keeping with the global scenario, it does keep a very hard track on the status of global compliances all around the world and especially so, it keeps an update on what is happening as far as people, wages, work, and benefits are concerned across the globe.
Let us take a look at the dominant role of emerging independent unions in the US specifically the current happenings in AMAZON and STAR BUCKS!
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In a statement, Amazon said it was disappointed by the loss in New York and that it was evaluating how to proceed.
It also accused regulators of improperly influencing the vote.
“We believe having a direct relationship with the company is best for our employees,” the company said. “We’re evaluating our options, including filing objections based on the inappropriate and undue influence by the National Labor Relations Board”.
Rebecca Givan, professor of labour studies at Rutgers University, said Amazon’s defeat by Mr. Smalls and his team of worker-organizers was a “really big deal”, calling it a “David and Goliath story” that upset the odds.
But she warned he will be facing another tough fight when it comes to contract negotiations.
“Amazon will do everything it can to undo this success, to break up these workers and to try to stop the momentum that will inevitably come from this victory,” she said.
The Amazon Labor Union (ALU) is an independent labor union specifically for Amazon workers, created on April 20, 2021.
On April 1, 2022, the Amazon workers at a warehouse in Staten Island, JFK8, backed by the ALU became the first unionized Amazon workers recognized by the National Labor Relations Board.
The day after a group of Amazon warehouse workers on Staten Island voted to form a union—potentially one of the biggest labor victories since the nineteen-thirties
Over a five-day period between March 25 and 30, 2022, workers voted for unionizing the JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island. On April 1, 2022, the ballot count concluded with 2,654 in favor of unionizing and 2,131 voting against it, officially resulting in the creation of the Amazon Labor Union as the first independent Amazon union in the United States.
On March 2, 2022, the NLRB approved a union election at the second of the four New York City warehouses, LDJ5.
Unions are forming at Starbucks, Apple, and Google.
Here’s why workers are organizing now
“It has to do with the pandemic,” said Laura Garza, a barista who helped organize her New York City-based Starbucks location, which voted to unionize in April. “It made a lot of workers that continued to work during the pandemic reevaluate what is most important to them. And honestly, it has to go to better pay, livable wage for everybody.”
In addition to the pandemic conditions, numerous other factors have collided to create what labor experts call a perfect storm for organizing. The U.S. has seen four decades of stagnant wages. Companies that already had healthy profits before the pandemic made even more money after lockdowns. And there are lots of jobs available without enough applicants to fill them. It is understood that the administration is pro-union.
What unionized workers want
It is always good to act trustworthy and be compliant with the laws of the land. Karma Management always advises its clients to be on the good side of the law and to abide by the same.
In this respect, it offers a plethora of excellent services in terms of documentation compliance and validity of licenses for running the business and also supports establishments and union-afflicted workers to take a just stand on issues, in the company’s interest and not on trivial grounds just for the sake of it, to show the level of aggression.
A kind of balance has to be maintained and in fact, The Centenary Declaration calls upon the ILO to carry forward with unrelenting vigor its constitutional mandate for social justice by further developing its human-centered approach to the future of work, which puts workers’ rights and the needs, aspirations, and rights of all people at the heart of economic, social and environmental policies. It also underlines the significance of promoting multilateralism and ensuring policy coherence within the multilateral system.
Respect for all fundamental principles and rights at work (FPRW), including freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, is an essential foundation of the ILO and key to successful policy and decision-making. As the world of work is changing at an ever-increasing pace, strong, influential and inclusive social dialogue is, and will be, a key vehicle to shape the world of work that we want.
For our study and learning, let us simplify and look at the mistakes made by some of the establishments in the above-mentioned cases :
The company in question already poured resources into fighting the unionizing efforts, which it sees as an obstacle to business flexibility and warehouse efficiency.
Officials have said the company offers competitive pay and benefits and believes it is better to work directly with workers.
In meetings about the vote, representatives of the company questioned union leaders’ ability to win more in contract negotiations.
The company said it may challenge the results, citing the timing of a decision by the National Labor Relations Board to sue the company last month alleging unfair labour practices in New York.
As part of its statement, it shared comments by two of the country’s most powerful business lobbies also raising objections, including a letter from the National Retail Federation to congressional leaders that called for an investigation of the matter.
Organizers said the company made critical mistakes ahead of the vote, such as pushing to reverse policies relaxed under Covid, including allowing workers to keep their mobiles with them while working.
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