December

NY building service workers march for contract

A sea of banners flowed along 6th Avenue in a show of solidarity and Local 32BJ strength as New York City building service workers demanded a good contract.

Union gets second chance for vote after company shenanigans

It's a classic case showing how employers manipulate voter lists to defeat union organizing drives, but the NLRB has given workers a second chance at winning representation.

Utility workers: American Water in more hot water

The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.

Union rallies in New York call for jobs

Jobs, justice and voting rights were the focus of two mass rallies in New York City.

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Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.

A win for labor in Minnesota Senate race

Despite low voter turnout, Chris Eaton polled a majority in each of the district's 22 precincts, earning at least 53 percent in every precinct. She won 60 percent or more in 13 precincts.

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Sugar CEO calls union workers a "cancer"

As American Crystal Sugar's lockout of its workers passed the 4-month mark, workers challenged the lockout at the firm's annual meeting.

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New York City Opera contract talks in crisis

New York City Opera, one of the city's cultural treasures, stood at a crossroads this week, after contract talks broke down Nov. 30 between management and its two main unions.