picture of starbucks workers holding signs

The United States Supreme Court sided with international coffee chain Starbucks on June 13 in a decision that will make it easier for companies to sack union organisers, reports Malik Miah.

unionists with signs

There were early signs of a victory for unionisation at Mercedes-Benz's Alabama factory in the United States, when more than two-thirds of the workers signed cards supporting a ballot for unionisation. But in a setback for the United Auto Workers' drive, the vote went against the union by 56% to 44%. Malik Miah looks at the reasons why.