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Unionization and Workers' Demands


Conservative Policy Network Aims to 'Defund and Defang' Public Sector Unions
The State Policy Network, a network of conservative thinktanks, has a state-by-state plan to 'defund and defang' public sector unions, reveals The Guardian newspaper. Larry Cohen, former president of CWA and Chair of Our Revolution says this will only strengthen the US oligarchy

  September 4, 2017

Nissan Workers Plan to Push Back Following Loss
After an ugly campaign Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi lost a historic union election by a margin to 2244 to 1307 last week. The union immediately pledged to challenge the results at the National Labor Relations Board.

  August 8, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Nissan Workers Talk Their Struggles With One-on-One Anti-Union Meetings
In a Real News-PayDay collaboration, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi talk to reporter Mike Elk about the anti-union pressure faced by employees as they prepare to vote whether or not to unionize

  August 4, 2017

Sanders, Turner and Glover Joined by Thousands for #MarchOnMississippi
Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Danny Glover, Cornell Brooks and Chokwe Antar Lumumba say there isn't a more important struggle than that of the Nissan workers, who have been engaged in a years-long campaign to join a union

  March 4, 2017

Would a Trade Deficit be Good for Workers
CEPR co-director Dean Baker says that Trump's haphazard proposals for tariffs are dangerous, but he's right about the relationship between the trade deficit and the value of the dollar

  February 23, 2017

UAW Local 9 Members Speak Out Against 8 Month-Long Lockout
Unionized workers at the Honeywell plant in South Bend, Indiana say the company is not bargaining in good faith despite making record profits in its aerospace division

  January 19, 2017

Postal Workers Fight Privatization
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux interviews actor & activist Danny Glover and USPS workers during the nationwide day of actions.

  May 15, 2015

Push to Unionize Baltimore's Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop
Workers at Pratt Street Jimmy John's have been making an effort to unionize to secure sick days, tips among other demands

  September 3, 2014

The Consequences of Reagan Breaking the '81 Air Traffic Controllers Strike (2/2)
Prof. Joseph McCartin and former PATCO spokesperson Elliot Simons explain why other organized labor didn't strike in solidarity with PATCO workers

  August 6, 2014

The Consequences of Reagan Breaking the '81 Air Traffic Controllers Strike (1/2)
Prof. Joseph McCartin and former PATCO spokesperson Elliot Simons discuss the anniversary of the firing of 11,000 air traffic controllers and why it matters today

  August 4, 2014

Workers Strike in 20 Cities as Study Finds Walmart Can Pay More
Nationwide strikes target Walmart ahead of shareholders meeting, calling for a $25,000 annual salary as a new Demos report finds Walmart can afford to do so without raising prices

  June 6, 2014

Unions in America
Elaine Bernard Pt.1: Private sector union membership has plummeted while the public sector has increased

  April 11, 2009

The war against unions
Elaine Bernard Pt.2: Legislation in the US a major obstacle to worker organization

  April 13, 2009

The struggle for the Employee Free Choice Act
Elaine Bernard Pt.3: The biggest barrier to unionization is the law

  April 19, 2009

The union non-union gap
Elaine Bernard Pt4: A successful labor movement socializes their gains - or they weaken themselves

  April 21, 2009

Unions should organize unemployed
Elaine Bernard Pt5: To build a movement, unions need to organize unemployed workers to demand jobs

  April 22, 2009

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