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Unions in America


Chicago Organized Labor Divided over Tuesday's Mayoral Election
Author and journalist Kari Lydersen discusses why some Chicago organized labor is backing incumbent mayor Rahm Emmanuel despite his anti-union reputation

  April 6, 2015

Illinois Governor Moves to Weaken State Unions
Jan Rodolfo, a registered nurse and Midwest Director for National Nurses United, says the billionaire Republican governor's executive order will affect 6,500 workers and threaten public health

  February 11, 2015

UAW Effort to Organize Tennessee VW Plant "Fatally Flawed" From The Outset
Former autoworker organizer Frank Hammer analyzes the missteps of the unionization campaign at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant and the role of anti-union politicians and groups

  October 3, 14

SCOTUS Hears Case With Potentially Huge Consequences For Public Sector Unions
Jennifer Klein: Despite the legal precedent which established a union's right to require new employees to pay a fair share, it's alarming that SCOTUS would even take up such a case

  January 26, 2014

Walmart Workers Protest Cuts to Hours and Scheduling Policy
Josh Eidelson: Workers say Walmart scheduling consigns workers to poverty through insufficient hours and wreaks havoc on their personal lives

  October 3, 14

Challenging the Myths of Unionization
Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes on criticisms that unions are corrupt and bankrupting are wrong, but says we need union leaders who are labor leaders

  October 3, 14

Why are Unionization Rates at Historic Low?
Stephanie Luce: Union members earn on average 27% more, yet union density drops; Obama takes labor law reform off his agenda

  February 14, 2013

Why Couldn't Unions Defeat Michigan Anti-Union Bill?
Jane McAlevey: Unions need to be more focused on broad community interests to fight well financed anti-union campaign

  October 3, 14

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