Adding jobs to the economy in the budding cannabis industry

The cannabis industry is taking off in many states where it has been legalized for recreational purposes. Some unions see opportunity in the new industry, which could potentially create tens of thousands of new jobs.

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/United Food and Commercial Workers Local 338 Political and Communications Director Nikki Kateman joined the AWF Union Podcast to explain what the cannabis industry can do for the American economy. She also discussed working during a pandemic and how their union’s workers were treated. Continue reading

President Biden’s NLRB nominees will soon face confirmation

President Joe Biden is inching closer to changing the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board, as the terms of two NLRB members appointed under former President Donald Trump will expire in August.

Labor lawyers are closely watching President Biden’s nominees and analyzing their stances and past work. United Food and Commercial Workers Assistant General Counsel Amanda Jaret discussed these nominations and other labor-related legal issues on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

NLRB swinging toward labor following years of pro-corporation decisions

The makeup of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is shifting back to favor labor after years of favoring management and corporations during the Trump administration. President Joe Biden is filling spots on the board to tip the scales toward organized labor.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Assistant General Counsel Amanda Jaret discussed how President Biden is swinging the NLRB back toward workers, the issues they are currently working on and more. She also spoke about labor-related cases recently considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

NLRB changes course, recognizes Contract-Bar Doctrine

On his first day in office, President Biden took swift action to restore the National Labor Relations Board into a group who supports workers and puts them on a level playing field.

President Biden’s decision to fire NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb was felt immediately, as the NLRB changed course and to side with workers in an April ruling. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Assistant General Counsel Amanda Jaret joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss this and the Contract-Bar Doctrine. Continue reading

Unions, workers gain momentum and lose ground throughout the country

As Amazon workers in Alabama are in the midst of a union vote, workers across the country are seeing various rates of progress on labor rights in the early stages of the Biden administration.

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Assistant General Counsel Amanda Jaret detailed three cases where workers are either seeing positive results or are being hindered in their efforts on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading