Labor News


Today in labor history: Ford goes to revolutionary Russia

On May 30, 1929, the Ford Motor Company signed a technical assistance contract to produce cars in the newly industrializing Soviet Union.


Mississippi Nissan workers "honor democracy" with fight for union

Organizing Canton could be a stepping-stone to organizing the South's growing auto industry. "This particular campaign is beneficial both for the nation and for the world."


“Look beneath the shine,” say Nissan workers

The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan held a press conference to emphasize how the auto giant is unfairly treating its 3,300 workers at its Canton, Mississippi plant.


Autoworkers say: Let Romney go bankrupt

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.


Auto jobs grow despite Republican opposition

More than jobs are back: New polls in Michigan show Obama has jumped ahead of his Republican opponents here.

Unions discuss key issues with GE

Health care, wages and pensions topped the talks between a multi-union coalition, headed by the United Electrical Workers, with General Electric.


UAW delegates vow to build mass movement

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers Special Bargaining Convention, held here last week, was like nothing this reporter has attended before: it was three days of preparing the union to do battle with Republicans and Wall Street.


UAW special convention: “Fight for every worker in America”

DETROIT - Addressing 1,200 union activists, United Auto Workers President Bob King called for a return to the social consciousness of the union's founders.


UAW plans new organizing drive with help from its friends

The United Auto Workers is launching a new drive to organize foreign-owned auto plants in the U.S., with the determined help of civil rights and other organizations.


Unions differ on Korea trade pact

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers support for the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement has received a lot of "ink" in recent days as other unions have criticized the deal.

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