When women run organizing drives, the drives are more likely to succeed; they show women - especially minority-group women - benefit the most from being unionists.
By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.
Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.
Tormey's parable of union leadership: "The most important person on the plane became a passenger who was a union organizer; why her?"
With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?
Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.
El Super grocery workers are urging consumers to boycott their employer, a chain of supermarkets located primarily in Latino neighborhoods.
Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.
The case involves the SEIU's attempt to organize contingent faculty at Pacific Lutheran University.
For Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, unions are responsible for creating and sustaining the middle class, and represent what's right with the U.S.