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Union vote set for Chicago's landmark Italian Village

Ten employees are expected to cast secret ballots in the Oct. 22 election on whether to remain in the union Unite Here.


4-unit Boston coffee chain agrees to be unionized

Darwin's said it will voluntarily accept collective bargaining by its employees if a majority favor union representation.

Quitting has soared to historic levels in recent months, and the exodus might have more to do with stress than pay, says RB's Reality Check.

Labor experts believe the effort to organize the chain's employees in Buffalo is an example of a new type of activism that could spread to other operations large and small.

The coffee giant wants all 450 employees in its Buffalo, N.Y., market to have a say on whether they'll be represented by the Service Employees International Union. A yea vote would mark a milestone in organizing chain restaurants.

A suit alleging the credit is discriminatory and a major cause of sexual harassment was dismissed in part because the union group was pursuing an ideological objective.

A veteran of the nation's two largest hospitality unions was sworn in as a director of the federal government's unionization watchdog.

About 50 workers in at least 18 Buffalo, N.Y., stores say they've filed for a vote on representation by SEIU.

Colectivo Coffee's 440 employees will now be represented by local affiliates of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Groups such as One Fair Wage intend to ask the state's first female governor, Kathy Hochul, to close the gender wage gap by disallowing the concession for restaurants.

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