Todd E. Vachon

In the Media

Supply Chain Dive. “UPS’ chances of averting a strike are shrinking. How should shippers prepare for the worst?”

Reuters. “Analysis: With US labor tight, union workers make bolder contract demands.”

NJBiz. “Despite economic uncertainty, labor market remains red-hot.” “Cory Booker, Bob Menendez urge Medieval Times to negotiate with unionized employees.”

US Times Post. "The Race to Decarbonize America Needs More Workers.”

Wired. "The Race to Decarbonize America Needs More Workers."

National Review. “The Unions Come for Your UPS Packages.” “NJ ranks 11th in US for income inequality. Here’s why that’s a concern.”

NJ Spotlight News. “Rutgers president raises prospect of court battle if professors go on strike.”

CNN. “The three-day LA school strike is over. But get used to short, disruptive strikes like it.”

Restaurant Dive. “It’s not just Starbucks: Why cafes are hotbeds for unionizing.”

Law360. “Teamster Look to Deliver on Promises With New UPS CBA.”

The Guardian. “The Fed shapes the US economy. Its New York dining staff struggles to afford groceries.”

Yahoo News. “Some US Caterpillar workers plan possible strike once contract expires.”

CNN. “Union ranks had a very good 2022. It’s not for the reason you think.”

Digiday. “How newsroom unions intervene when members get laid off.”

Washington Post, December 3, 2022. "Why paid sick leave became a big issue in rail labor talks."

Voice of America, December 2, 2022. "Biden Signs Bill Averting Strike, to Rail Unions' Dismay."

NJ Spotlight, November 30, 2022. "House votes to stop rail strike, compel labor agreement."

WQAD, November 21, 2022. "Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can't agree."

AP, October 10, 2022. "Large rail union rejects deal, renewing strike possibility."

CNN, October 11, 2022. "The threat of a freight railroad strike is back."

NJ Spotlight News, September 15, 2022. "Rail Workers Win."

AP US News & World Report, Washington Post, September 15, 2022. "Rail Workers Win Concessions."

CBS News, September 7, 2022. "UPS plans to hire 100,000 temporary workers for the holidays."

Breitbart. "Experts Predict 350K UPS Workers Will Launch Historic Strike."

CNN Business, September 6, 2022. "One of the biggest strikes in US history is brewing at UPS."

NJ Business Beat / NJ Spotlight. "State of Unions in New Jersey."

Time Magazine, December 13, 2022. "The Standoff Between Workers and Their Bosses Is Set To Heat Up in 2023."

NJ Spotlight News, December 12, 2022. "Union activity surges amid tight labor market, economic pressures."

KARE 11, November 30, 2022 and December 1, 2022. "Thousands of Minnesota nurses to strike on Dec. 11."

NJ 101.5, November 17, 2022. "NJ Transit Workers Going on Strike."

CNN, November 2, 2022. "These baristas are leading a nationwide campaign to unionize Starbucks. It came at a cost."

Arbetsvärlden, November 3, 2022. "Union successes hope for the Democrats."

Digiday, October 26, 2022. "WTF are ‘status quo’ protections for publishing unions?"

CFO Dive, October 12, 2022. "Layoff upswing doesn’t dampen labor market."

Pacifica Climate Radio Hour. "Inflation Reduction Act."

Bloomberg Radio, September 14, 2022. "Balance of Power with host David Westin on Railroad strikes."

CNN, September 12, 2022. "It's not just money. Unions are fighting for better schedules, safety and work conditions."

NJ spotlight News, September 5, 2022. "Workers unionize but big businesses continue to resist."

CNN Business, September 5, 2022. "Despite union wins at Starbucks, Amazon and Apple, labor laws keep cards stacked against organizers."

Times Union, Aug. 28, 2022. "Union activists battle corporate giants and low-budget nonprofits."

KKFI 90.1 FM, Sept. 6, 2022. “Impacts of the Russo-Ukranian War on Labor’s Climate Movement.”

NORTH JERSEY.COM, July 17, 2022. “Lyndhurst’s Medieval Times Workers vote to form chain’s first union.”

NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS, July 15, 2022. “Montclair Starbucks workers are latest to vote on unionization.”

GOTHAMIST, July 14, 2022. “Jousting with management? Medieval Times cast may join NJ’s growing unionized workforce Friday.”

CBS NEWS, July 22, 2022. “Medieval Times performers in New Jersey vote to unionize amid statewide trend.”

NJ BIZ, July 20, 2022. “New Jersey nonprofits receive 1.5M from Bank of America.”

TIMES UNION, June 26, 2022. “Nonprofit, human services workers are starting to unionize.”

INSIDER NJ, June 23, 2022. “Can Murphy surf labor’s big wave into the White House?”

CNN BUSINESS, June 20, 2022. “Already strained supply chain at risk in ongoing port labor talks.”

AXIOS PRO, June 15, 2022. “What workers really want: raises that beat inflation.”

AP NEWS, June 14, 2022. “Railroad talks stall, so Biden likely to pick review board.”

NJ BIZ, May 16, 2022. “NJ job market improves, but gains are uneven.”

NJ 101.5, May 15, 2022. “Labor Victories at Starbucks may be sign of more to come.”

NJ.COM, May 7, 2022. “N.J. Workers are unionizing at one of the fastest rates in the nation, new report says,”

NJ Spotlight News, May 3, 2022. “Union Movement revved up by Starbucks, cannabis workers.”

NJ Spotlight News, April 26, 2022. “Hopewell Starbucks employees are first to unionize in NJ.”

NJ, April 21, 2022. “Inside the Efforts to Unionize at New Jersey Starbucks locations.”

AP News, March 30, 2022. “After Spate of Strikes, big raises for Kellogg workers.”

North, March 25, 2022. “NYC Hospital Workers Union expands to NJ as Covid helps fuel labor push.”

CNN Business, March 22, 2022. “This New Union Boss Could Start the Biggest Strike in Decades.”

CNN Business, February 16, 2022. “Union Vote at Arizona Starbucks Put on Hold."

Insider NJ 2021, undated. “Labor Issue of Insider NJ.”

Associated Press, Dec. 7, 2021. “Kellogg’s union rejects deal with 3% raises to extend strike.”

The Hill, Dec. 29, 2021. “Rising omicron cases, CDC guidance threatens businesses.”

Bloomberg, Nov. 11, 2021. “Kellogg Sues Union Striking at Its Cereal Plant.”

Associated Press, Nov. 3, 2021. “Deere warns striking workers not to expect better offer.”

Yahoo!News, Nov. 2, 2021. “Starbucks asks 3 Northeast stores to vote ‘no’ on unionizing.”

BirGun: Oct. 30, 2021. “Striketober awakening of the working class.”

CBS News: Oct. 29, 2021. “Workers at Three Starbucks in Upstate New York to Vote.”

CNN, Oct. 22, 2021. “Workers are seeking unions at Starbucks, Dollar General and Amazon.”

Liberation, Oct. 20, 2021. Strikes in the US

NewsNation, Oct. 19, 2021. “Why are so many Americans on strike?”

Yahoo!News, Oct. 18, 2021. “'Striketober': American workers battle for power.”

CNN: Oct. 16, 2021. “Labor Flexes its muscle as leverage tips.”

Quad City Times, Oct. 15, 2021. “UAW workers enter second day of strike”

WQAD-ABC, Oct. 14, 2021. “Solidarity is the glue that holds it all together.”

KWQC-NBC, Oct. 14, 2021. “UAW strikes at John Deere amid national labor shortage.”

KWWL-NBC, Oct.13, 2021. "Deere Workers Reject Tentative Agreement.”

WQAD-ABC, Oct. 11, 2021. “Current labor shortage gives John Deere workers some leverage.”

Governing Magazine, Sept. 14, 2021. “Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Is a Boon for Labor.”

KKFI 90.1 FM, Sept. 6, 2021. “Labor and Climate Change.”

InsiderNJ, Sep. 6, 2021. “Impact of the Pandemic on Employment” for Annual Labor Edition.

Yahoo!Finance, Aug. 30, 2021. “No End in Sight Over How Uber/Lyft Classify Their Workers.”

CBS New, Aug. 11, 2021. “New York Times tech workers halt work in escalating union fight.”

Texas News Today, Aug. 12. “New York Times tech workers leave jobs to escalate union fight.”

San Antonion Express News, Jun. 26, 2021. “Why tourism industry workers are missing in action.”

Marketplace, Jun. 16, 2021. “How hard is it to get cost-of-living raises during times of inflation?”

NJBiz, Jun. 14, 2021. “Legal warning: upcoming changes to New Jersey’s WARN Act.”

Luckbox Magazine, Jun. 4, 2021. “Maximum Rage: Amazon Prime Day, Ready or Not?

In These Times, Jun. 2, 2021. “Biden Says He Backs a Just Transition - Advocates Say, 'Prove It'”

Luckbox Magazine, Jun. 1, 2021. “Maximum Rage: Amazon Workers Fight to Organize.”

NJBiz, May 10, 2021. “Infrastructure opportunities for NJ.”

Klassekampen, Apr. 19, 2021. “Labor Law on Side of Amazon.”

Marketplace, Apr. 9, 2021. “Amazon workers vote no on unionizing Bessemer, AL, warehouse.”

Marketplace, Mar. 10, 2021. “The PRO Act may protect workers even if it doesn’t pass.”

The Hill, Mar. 3, 2021. “Pressure builds for companies to incentivize vaccines for workers.”

NJBiz, Feb. 8, 2021. “A Different Approach to COVID in the Workplace.”

NJBiz, Feb. 1, 2021. “Better Together – Unionization Rates in NJ.”

NJBiz, Nov. 29,2020. “A New Era: Labor, Business Anticipate Changes on Worker Protections.”

Star Ledger, July 9, 2020. “Unauthorized Immigrants are the Forgotten Heroes.”

WNYC (NPR), April 30, 2020. “Undocumented Service Workers Excluded from Covid Relief.”

Star Ledger, April 29, 2020. “125K Undocumented N.J. Workers at Risk in Coronavirus Crisis.”

NJBiz, March 9, 2020. “Union Evolution: Labor Organizations Change to Keep Up with Times.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar. 6, 2020. “Refinery Shutdown Pitted Workers Against Climate Activists.”

The Temple News, Jan. 14, 2020. “Mayor Kenney Raises Stakes on Security Guard Wage Dispute.”

WHYY (NPR), Jun. 28, 2019. “How Philly’s Economy Will Treat Workers Facing Layoffs.”

Axios, Jun. 13, 2019. “The Struggle to Write the Green New Deal.”

The Atlantic, Jun. 12, 2019. “The Think Tank Struggling to Write the Green New Deal.”

The Welding School, Jun. 4, 2019. “How Green New Deal Could Impact Skilled Trades.”

Insider NJ, May 18, 2019. “Labor Groups Headline Green New Deal Town Hall in Newark.”

The Labor Press, May 17, 2019. “New Calls for A General Strike over Climate Catastrophe.”

Bloomberg Law, Mar. 1, 2019. “Green New Deal Would Reshape Blue-Collar Jobs, Training.”

Work and Climate Change Report, Feb. 27, 2019. “The Green New Deal and Labour.”

Bloomberg Law, Feb. 21, 2019. “Green New Deal Is Likely to Splinter Labor Unity.”

NJ Business Magazine, Jan. 16, 2019. “NJ Union Membership Rising in Public Sector.”

NJ 101.5FM, Jan. 16, 2019. “Union Membership Climbs in Public Sector, Plummets in Private.”