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The devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline workers and the resulting “Great Resignation” contributed to a boom in worker organizing to ensure that worker voices are central to corporate decision-making. While many corporations have publicly signaled their support for their employees as a key stakeholder, they continue to impede worker organizing and interfere in union elections, going against both labor laws and international human rights standards.


Our Theory of Change

Through shareholder resolutions and dialogues, ICCR members are calling on companies to adopt and meaningfully implement Freedom of Association policies, including maintaining neutrality in union elections and enforcing zero tolerance policies for retaliation against worker organizers.

The Business Case for Action

Businesses’ respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining can help facilitate the development of social capital that enhances employee engagement, retention and productivity.

Current Initiatives

Many major retailers and brands have a long history of union-busting activities that violate worker rights. Through a combination of dialogue and the filing shareholder resolutions, ICCR’s members are pressing these companies to respect worker organizing.

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December 14, 2021 Craig Wanda
The 2022 Amazon Proposals Blog Advancing Worker Justice Climate Change and Environmental Justice Climate Lobbying Digital Rights and AI Accountability Freedom of Association Paid Sick Leave Worker Health & Safety

Our Impact

ICCR’s worker-centered approach is having an impact. In 2023, our members:

Are engaging 10 companies

(Activision, Amazon, Apple, Delta, Rivian, Starbucks, Target, Tesla, Walmart, Wells Fargo)

Have filed 8 shareholder proposals

(Activision, Amazon, Apple, Delta, Rivian, Starbucks, Tesla, Wells Fargo)

52 %

Of shareholders voted in support of a Freedom of Association proposal at Starbucks