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Unions See A Comeback Coming As Wages Stall, Rich Get Richer

Is the labor movement about to reassert itself?

February 23, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Save Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement In Distress’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress, by labor journalist and union representative Steve Early. Early gives a voice to union workers who are losing funding and collective bargaining rights in the name of big business and elected leaders’ political gains. The decline of unions in the U.S. is a […]

May 17, 2014

UAW’s Volkswagen Case Heads To NLRB Hearing As Politicians Object

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A contentious effort to unionize a foreign brand’s automobile factory is scheduled to reach a courtroom Monday, and the case appears far from resolution. A U.S. senator, the Tennessee governor and several state lawmakers are fighting subpoenas served by the United Automobile Workers union ordering them to appear in court […]

April 21, 2014

Where Do American Unions Go From Chattanooga?

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — I asked Rich Yeselson, a former union strategist and author of this excellent article on the United Automobile Workers’ failed effort to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to answer a few questions, via email, about the meaning of the Chattanooga vote and the future of unionism in the U.S. […]

February 21, 2014

In VW Vote, Republicans Fight The Really Radical Idea That Workers Should Have A Voice In Business

When a company is not fighting against a union, why do that union’s efforts fail — and what does that say about the U.S. model for labor? Current management theory recognizes that businesses do better when employees are involved in decision making. But that trend ran smack into the paternalistic view that workers are replaceable […]

February 19, 2014

How President Obama Helped Joe ‘The Plumber’ Get A Union Job

Congratulations, Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher — better known as “Joe the Plumber.” The non-Joe, non-plumber announced on his Facebook page that he has acquired a job with the Chrysler Group LLC, which requires membership in the United Automobile Workers labor union. “In order to work for Chrysler, you are required to join the union, in this case […]

February 18, 2014

UAW May Challenge Loss At Volkswagen Factory In Tennessee

by Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said. The effort would have created the first union at a foreign-owned automaker in the […]

February 16, 2014