Labor News

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Union to be put in place at VW Chattanooga plant after all

It was announced here today by the United Auto Workers union and Volkswagen employees that the UAW will begin representing workers at the plant in Chattanooga.

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Port truck drivers walk off the job in LA and Long Beach

Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs; the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when they try to unionize.

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Breaking the myth of "un-organizable" workers

Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.

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Trumka: SCOTUS rulings hurt all workers, union and non-union

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has a law degree, issued a statement on Harris vs. Quinn, the fee-payers/free riders case.

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Union-made snacks encouraged for the 4th of July

Here's a list of union-made-in-America snacks-from the salty, like Lay's Potato Chips and Cheez-Its, to the sweet, such as Cracker Jacks and Oreos.

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Union leaders hit Supreme Court rulings

Union leaders had sharp words for the pro-business tilt of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings issued on the final day of the court's year, June 30.

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Yuengling Brewery billionaire pushes "right-to-work" in my home county

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, is famous for two things: anthracite coal and union organizing.

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Today in labor history: Hawaii longshoremen strike

Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.

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Supreme Court ruling robs workers of united voice on the job

In an anti-union decision, the Supreme Court voted to legalize "free riders" in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers.

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From Freedom Summer to Mississippi Nissan plant: “We got the power”

The event was about more than pay - the workers live in constant fear; "Once you step into that plant, you cannot speak your mind."

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