Labor News


Two-tier wages to be key issue at UAW talks with Detroit three

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."


Quill Pettway, 94: A giant laid to rest

Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.



Leader of 50-million member labor federation blasts Nissan in Mississippi

"We are not going away until these Nissan workers win the right to a union, as the 150,000 unionized Nissan workers elsewhere."


Battle of the overpass: Henry Ford, the UAW, and the power of the press

Henry Ford in particular was the poster child of anti-unionism in the heady days of strikes and strife, preferring profits over workers' rights.


Today in labor history: Lansing general strike

On June 6, 1937. more than 12,000 members of the United Auto Workers, their families and supporters living in Lansing, Michigan, shut down the city.


Autoworkers drop appeal of election loss at Chattanooga VW plant

Union President Bob King says, they will concentrate on a probe by congressional Democrats of political interference that led to the Valentine's Day defeat.


Right wing legal schemes may enmesh UAW Volkswagen rerun vote case

The tangle over UAW's loss at Chattanooga is important to workers nationwide because this union recognition election saw massive anti-union intervention by outside-funded right wing groups.


UAW: Volkswagen setback will not deter union organizing

The nation's labor leaders say that America's workers and their unions will not be deterred by the setback at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Autoworkers president identifies the real “enemy”

The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."


At Nissan and beyond, workers' rights are civil rights

Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.



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