by Ronnie Estoque
On Friday, hundreds of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) members gathering in Seattle for their convention rally will be joining Embassy Suites hotel workers in Pioneer Square at 4:30 p.m. in support of an updated labor contract.
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by Polly Woodbury
Nearly every business in the world has been affected by COVID-19. Undoubtedly, it has been a difficult time to navigate successful operations. However, when a multimillion-dollar company unilaterally terminates 1,329 workers — and nearly 1,100 of them are union leaders, members, and activists — this is not a means of adjusting payroll, it’s an atrocious act of union-busting.
This is what one of the most successful casinos in the world, NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, committed against the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld (LRSU) in April 2021. Despite LRSU’s attempts to collectively bargain to find a solution for all sides, these efforts were rebuffed and the dispute remains unresolved.
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