The UAW effort in Alabama is part of the union's new focus on organizing autoworkers at foreign "transplant" plants in the South.
The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.
The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.
Teach Great, a coalition backed by billionaire Rex Sinquefield, is funding the ballot initiative.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, is famous for two things: anthracite coal and union organizing.
On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.
On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.
The third time was the charm for ALPA as they won union recognition at JetBlue Airways Corporation with 71 percent of ballots cast, the union announced on April 22.
Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November.
Business and right wing backers of so-called "right to work" laws really want "the right for them to eliminate your right to have a say in your work."