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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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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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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Supreme Court rules against Obama on NLRB recess appointments

The Supreme Court ruled against the president and supporters in the labor movement by restricting the ability to fill vacant government positions before getting full Senate approval.

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Today in labor history: Fair Labor Standards Act signed by Roosevelt

Senator Hugo Black,  author of the law, initially proposed a 30-hour week. Close to 700,000 workers were benefited from the legislation.

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Government workers back Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

The American Federation of Government Employees today formally endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for election to the U.S. Senate.

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Union cheers mass transit advocate’s election in Canada

Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians. 

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Labor Secretary calls for raise in the minimum wage

Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.

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Today in history: World-changers McCartney, Mbeki born

Two world-changing figures from the worlds of politics and music were born 72 years ago today, June 18, 1942.

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