What would you do if you woke up one morning to learn the full-time job you had counted on for years, to support your family and provide health care was morphing into a part-time job with no benefits?
Leaders in Wichita are breathing easier after union workers at Cessna Aircraft reject a strike.
Members of the machinists union at Cessna failed to muster enough votes Saturday to strike as their union leaders had recommended. Because a strike wasn’t authorized, a new contract will be accepted by the workers.
NLRB grants review in card check and successor employer cases signaling beginning of precedent reversals
Changes in labor law predicted for many months have now begun in earnest.
Not a tea party but a pineapple party: Longshoremen’s (ILA) Local 1291 in Philadelphia dumped pineapples into the Delaware River on Labor Day to protest the Del Monte fruit company’s plans to go non-union.
In some unions a mail-in ballot is common, but in UAW auto plants, it is unheard of. Members vote in person at the union hall or in the plant. But now the UAW International is forcing a mail-in vote on a concessionary contract reopener at a GM local—after the membership of Local 23 in Indianapolis voted overwhelmingly not to reopen. All this is taking place without the support of the local union.
Organized labor is girding for a battle this fall as it fights to maintain political strength in the face of declining membership.
Unions have won a share of legislative and workplace organizing battles in Colorado, and nationally, with Democratic majorities in the state legislature and in Congress.
AFA-CWA members at Compass Airliness will picket at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Tues., Sept. 7 to protest the firing of Kirsten Arianejad, who was fired after publicly revealing that she qualified for food stamps on the flight attendant wages Compass pays.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki workers staged a one-day strike on Thursday. Jesse Russell reports.
The workers are represented by UNITE Here Local 5 and the strike was approved because talks with hotel management are stalled.
A dispute between Nurserymen’s Exchange and United Farm Workers’ over union ballots sits on Agricultural Labor Relations Board members’ desks in Salinas. The ultimate decision will determine whether workers from the Half Moon Bay wholesale plant grower will be allowed to unionize. A group of ex-Nurserymen’s Exchange workers even paid a visit to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board last week to check the status of the undecided labor vote, which is expected to be decided later this month.