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Amazon Loses Bid to Overturn Union Victory at NYC Warehouse, Labor Policy Shifts in MI & More

January 13, 2023

NLRB Official Rejects Amazon’s Effort to Overturn Union Victory in NYC:

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board rejected Amazon’s effort to overturn a union victory at the company’s JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island, which has impeded contract negotiations between the company and the union. The NLRB official decided there was insufficient evidence supporting the company’s claim of improprieties on the part of the union and the labor board. The company said it would appeal the regional director’s decision to the labor board in Washington, D.C. (NEW YORK TIMES)

New Democratic Majority in MI Announces Labor Policy Shifts:

On the first day of Michigan’s legislative session last week (Jan. 11), Democrats who control both the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years announced a bevy of bills that would significantly shift state policies. They include proposals that would reinstate the prevailing wage law repealed in 2018 and repeal the right-to-work law enacted in 2012. The bills were expected to be formally introduced on Jan. 12. (MICHIGAN ADVANCE, DETROIT NEWS)

Consensus on Childcare Workforce Problem in MO:

As Missouri lawmakers returned to the Capitol last week, legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle expressed support for efforts to boost the state’s childcare workforce, including increasing childcare worker pay and possibly granting childcare facilities property tax breaks.

“We know we have a workforce problem,” said Senate President Caleb Rowden (R). “This isn’t a new problem.” (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH)

— Compiled KOREY CLARK

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