June

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IKEA stacks deck against union backers

IKEA agreed to a union election date, but only after adding "team captains" to the pool in a move the Machinists union says is aimed at influencing the vote.

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1.3 million Ohioans say no to anti-labor law

The drive to repeal SB 5, the union-busting law that strips collective bargaining rights from public workers in Ohio, culminated in a massive "People's Parade" to deliver petitions with nearly 1.3 million signatures.

Workers charge Target uses threats, illegal actions

Workers lost a unionization vote at a Target store on New York's Long Island June 17. But UFCW is continuing the fight.

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Bus drivers fed up, locked out, then fired

On June 13, the bus drivers of AFSCME Local 3001, who drive the Arlington County, Va., buses, made the declaration that they have had enough.

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Jokers and facts explain "union advantage" at new website

Collectivebargainingfacts.com features comic videos, a Real Jokers quiz and  hard facts on why unions are good for working people.

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Steelworkers warn Congress: Don't back trade that hurts workers

The Steelworkers have laid out, again, a detailed case against all three pending "free trade" agreements - with Colombia, Panama and South Korea - circulating on Capitol Hill.

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It's union time at America's airports!

After a ten-year struggle, 40,000 workers at 450 airports across the nation are celebrating today after choosing the AFGE as their union and sole bargaining agent.

 

Labor board rules would make it easier to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules this week that address a major problem the Employee Free Choice Act was designed to solve.

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Unions turn up the heat on Colombia trade

With the Republicans poised to write draft legislation affirming the controversial trade pact between the U.S. and Colombia, labor stepped up its drive against the agreement.

“Winkler County nurses” win another victory

Whistle-blower nurses from Winkler County, Texas, won a victory with the conviction of County Sheriff Robert Roberts.

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