With a handful of QSR chains – Starbucks in Buffalo New York included – now being unionized, and against the backdrop of the very pro-union Biden administration, it behooves us to keep a watchful eye on unionizing issues in general. Toward that end, the NLRB last week announced a settlement with Amazon in the wake of the various lawsuits the company has filed over union access to its warehouses. According to the agency, the settlement requires Amazon to notify workers of their ability to unionize and makes it easier for the NLRB to initiate legal action against the company in response to claims of retaliation or other breaches of the settlement. Amazon workers in Alabama last year rejected unionizing in an NLRB election held last April, but the NLRB claimed Amazon interfered and has ordered a new election. That new election has yet to be scheduled. Elsewhere, four labor unions in Connecticut have seemingly gone over the top with a lawsuit filed last month against the federal government seeking to unionize the Connecticut National Guard when it is serving on active state duty! The four unions include a local of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Connecticut Police and Fire Union, the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) and the Civil Service Employees International Union Local 2001.