United Steelworkers has accused the retailer B&H Photo of violating federal labor laws with its plan to relocate part of its operations to central New Jersey.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Long Island City yesterday to protest the almost complete absence of unionized workers at the 5Pointz redevelopment site — despite a promise by the project’s developer that he would only employ union workers for the job.
England is now home to its first trade union for artists.
The US Department of Labor is suing B&H Photo Video for violating federal requirements to provide equal opportunity to and fair treatment of workers at one of its warehouses in Brooklyn.
This morning, workers in the basement warehouse of B&H Photo Video’s flagship store in Manhattan voted 46–14 to unionize, hoping to give themselves a voice in a work environment that many have described as hazardous and abusive.
Health and safety conditions at B&H Photo Video’s two warehouses in Brooklyn do not meet federal labor standards, investigators with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have determined, confirming a number of worker allegations against the national electronics retailer.
Warehouse workers for B&H Photo Video voted for union representation with the United Steelworkers in a landslide victory, with 200 electing to unionize and 88 dissenting — amounting to a voter turnout of about 80%.
B&H Photo Video workers are continuing to push for unionization and improved work conditions in the national electronics retailer’s two Brooklyn warehouses, and although the company has intensified its attempts to quell these efforts, the campaign is gaining vast public support.
Just four days after B&H Photo Video employees announced their intention to form a union, describing hazardous working conditions and discriminatory practices at the photo and video retailer’s two Brooklyn warehouses, company representatives allegedly threatened them “with termination en masse.”
Workers for B&H Photo Video, the largest independent photo and video product store in the United States, are moving to unionize, demanding that the New York–based institution improve dangerous working conditions and cease acts of discrimination in its Brooklyn warehouses.
Today, members of the UK’s Public and Commercial Services Union commenced “indefinite strike action” at London’s National Gallery in a protest against the museum’s ongoing privatization plans.
On Monday evening, employees of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) who are members of the United Autoworkers Local 2110 voted to approve a new three-year contract that was offered by the museum’s administration on Friday.