Unions in America

UAW Suppresses Local Union’s Vote to Support BDS

February 5, 2016

Labor activists Frank Hammer and Kumar Salehi discuss the United Auto Workers’ decision to nullify Local 2865’s resolution in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

Unions Are Split Over Hillary

January 22, 2016

Dr. Jane McAlevey, author of the forthcoming ‘No Shortcuts’, says Hillary has a track record on labor amounting to an “F”

Rare Victory for ‘Illegally’ Fired Workers Shows Labor Laws Stacked Against Union Drives

June 14, 2015

Union organizer Jody Mauller discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to reinstate 13 workers who were fired for organizing a Terex plant in Minnesota

Chicago Organized Labor Divided over Tuesday’s Mayoral Election

April 6, 2015

Author and journalist Kari Lydersen discusses why some Chicago organized labor is backing incumbent mayor Rahm Emmanuel despite his anti-union reputation

Illinois Governor Moves to Weaken State Unions

February 11, 2015

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

UAW Effort to Organize Tennessee VW Plant “Fatally Flawed” From The Outset

February 17, 2014

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

SCOTUS Hears Case With Potentially Huge Consequences For Public Sector Unions

January 26, 2014

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

Walmart Workers Protest Cuts to Hours and Scheduling Policy

April 29, 2013

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

Why are Unionization Rates at Historic Low?

February 14, 2013

Stephanie Luce: Union members earn on average 27% more, yet union density drops; Obama takes labor law reform off his agenda

Why Couldn’t Unions Defeat Michigan Anti-Union Bill?

December 10, 2012

Jane McAlevey: Unions need to be more focused on broad community interests to fight well financed anti-union campaign

Challenging the Myths of Unionization

September 17, 2012

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