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Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

October 2022

Sidney's Picks: Starbucks negotiating team walks out; the first HBCU is still fighting for a fair deal

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Starbucks corporate negotiators walk out of talks over Zoom issue. (Vice)
  • After 185 years, the nation’s oldest HBCU is still fighting for a fair deal. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Sysco Teamsters in MA win a new contract with the help of a mass picket line. (Labor Notes) 
  • Speaker Pelosi’s husband was hospitalized after an intruder attacked him in their San Francisco home. (NYT)
  • Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy flouted labor law with remarks on unionsNLRB alleges. (CNBC)

Sidney's Picks: Amazon's Crushing Productivity

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The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Biden Helps Gig Workers; Cannabis Industry Exploits Workers

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Sidney’s Picks:

  • Gig workers would get federal minimum wage and other protections under a proposed rule by Biden’s Labor Department. (TAP)
  • Meat industry giants start tracking workers like cattle using new body-worn app. (Investigate Midwest) 
  • Unlicensed cannabis farms in Oregon are exploiting undocumented workers. (Politico)
  • Investigators confirm that a Nevada gold mining company broke safety rules, contributing to miner’s fatal fall. (High Country News)
  • Buffalo Starbucks organizers allege that the company sabotaged service to turn customers against striking workers. (Newsweek)