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US Union Chief Says Starbucks Shows Why Labor Reform Needed (1)

Sept. 1, 2022, 6:02 PM

The head of the largest US trade-union federation said that moves by Starbucks Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. against their workers’ attempts to organize show why labor reform is necessary to allow employees to more easily join unions.

“There are workers that have been organizing in workplaces across the country that have faced intimidation and threats and firings,” Liz Shuler, president of AFL-CIO, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Balance of Power” Thursday. Earlier in the day, she argued that “the fundamentals of labor law are broken,” and said “labor-law reform is needed,” at a Christian Science Monitor event in Washington. ...