News of the Month – June 2019

June 26th, 2019

Kaiser Permamente unveiled plans for a new national headquarters to be constructed in downtown Oakland. The 1.7 million-square-foot office tower is expected to be 28 or 29 stories tall and cost $900 million by the time it is completed in 2023.

Workers at online retailer Wayfair staged a walkout from Boston headquarters on June 26 in protest of the company selling furniture to migrant detention facilities.

BuzzFeed News employees across the country staged a walkout on June 24 to demand voluntary recognition of their union after months of failed negotiations with management.

Kaiser’s costs for the right to call the area around the Warriors’ new San Francisco arena “Thrive City” could hit $295 million.

Members of the union representing workers in Southern California’s major grocery chains have authorized a strike, voting overwhelmingly to walk off the job if contract negotiations fail to deliver better pay and benefits.

Workers at New York’s New Museum voted to unionize in January. Workers are currently negotiating their contract and recently took to the streets in front of the museum to distribute leaflets as its summer exhibitions opened.