If there ever is a year that proves the importance of judges' rulings to workers' rights, 2014 is it. That's because the jurists in black robes spent much of the year taking rights away.
What seemed to be a win for the growing national campaign for local paid sick leave laws has turned into a battle royal between the city and Lake County.
The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.
"It appears Honeywell is more interested in intimidating our members with a show of force than in bargaining for a settlement."
A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., has ordered Kellogg's to take back the 226 union workers it locked out from its cereal plant there over nine months ago.
Union and community activists called on the iconic computer and smartphone manufacturer to push for fair treatment of security workers.
"One key to economic recovery is vigorous enforcement of wage and hour protections, so workers are paid what they earn, and can pump money back into their local economies."
AFL-CIO Union Summer interns have joined members of the FLOC in a drive to organize thousands of North Carolina tobacco farm workers.
"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."
A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.