Labor News

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Union to be put in place at VW Chattanooga plant after all

It was announced here today by the United Auto Workers union and Volkswagen employees that the UAW will begin representing workers at the plant in Chattanooga.

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Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

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Today in labor history: Organizer Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor born

Bloor investigated child labor in glass factories and mines, and worked undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions

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Port truck drivers walk off the job in LA and Long Beach

Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs; the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when they try to unionize.

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Breaking the myth of "un-organizable" workers

Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.

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Trumka: SCOTUS rulings hurt all workers, union and non-union

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has a law degree, issued a statement on Harris vs. Quinn, the fee-payers/free riders case.

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Union-made snacks encouraged for the 4th of July

Here's a list of union-made-in-America snacks-from the salty, like Lay's Potato Chips and Cheez-Its, to the sweet, such as Cracker Jacks and Oreos.

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Union leaders hit Supreme Court rulings

Union leaders had sharp words for the pro-business tilt of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings issued on the final day of the court's year, June 30.

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Yuengling Brewery billionaire pushes "right-to-work" in my home county

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, is famous for two things: anthracite coal and union organizing.

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Today in labor history: Hawaii longshoremen strike

Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.

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