Labor News

Unions scramble to protect pensions in Hostess bankruptcy

The Bakery Workers, the Teamsters, and other unions representing Hostess Foods employees scrambled to protect their members as the snack food company filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 1.

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Indiana GOP ramming “right to work” but battle continues

The struggle for workers' collective bargaining rights suffered a blow in Indiana, but the fight is not over yet.

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Indiana workers flood Capitol to stop “right-to-work” law

For the second day in a row, the GOP was unable to push through the legislation because House Democrats failed to show up for a vote.

High court to hear union campaign finance case

Another right-wing effort to throw public worker unions out of politics hit the U.S. Supreme Court agenda.

Labor rallies to extend unemployment lifeline

The AFL-CIO and allied groups have held actions in 50 cities urging extension of unemployment benefits set to begin expiring in January.

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.

Labor Board: Locked out workers covered by labor law

In an unusual situation, the NLRB ruled, in a case involving a Bronson, Mich., auto parts maker, that locked-out workers are still "employees" of the company and covered by labor law.

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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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Union vote may end battle with Boeing

The long and bitter battle over Boeing's retaliation against the Machinists may end with a vote.

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Right wing push to destroy labor board comes to a head

A right-wing scheme to incapacitate the National Labor Relations Board was derailed in the nation's capital this week.

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