John Logan is Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies, San Francisco State University.
Unionized bodies in topless bar! Strippers join servers and baristas in new labor movement
By: John Logan - May 23, 2023
Dancers at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in Los Angeles have voted to become the only unionized strippers in the U.S. – joining a growing trend of young employees seeking workplace protection though labor mobilization. On May 18, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board announced that balloted employees at the topless bar had voted […]
America is in the middle of a labor mobilization moment
By: John Logan - September 5, 2022
Labor Day 2022 comes smack bang in the middle of what is increasingly looking like a pivotal year in the history of American unions. The summer has seen a steady stream of workforce mobilizations. Employees at Trader Joe’s locations in Massachusetts and Minneapolis both voted to unionize. Meanwhile, restaurant chain Chipotle saw the first of […]
Starbucks’ caffeinated anti-union efforts may leave a bitter taste – but are they legal?
By: John Logan - May 10, 2022
Good news greeted Starbucks workers on May 3, 2022, in the shape of a promise of new pay increases. But there was a catch: Employees at unionized stores – or those planning to unionize – shouldn’t expect to see a dime of this hike. As far as efforts to discourage workers from supporting union drives […]
The labor-busting law firms and consultants that keep Google, Amazon and other workplaces union-free
By: John Logan - September 7, 2020
American companies have been very successful at preventing their workers from organizing into unions in recent decades, one of the reasons unionization in the private sector is at a record low. What you may not realize is that a handful of little-known law and consulting firms do much of the dirty work that keeps companies […]