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The cost of fast food meals calculated in worker wages

May 15, 2014
The push for raising fast food worker wages has gone global.
Posted In: income, fast food, McDonald's, unions, wages

The struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh

May 7, 2014
Labor unions in Bangladesh continue to struggle for expanded worker rights.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, Retail, garment factories, Labor Unions, factory workers, unions

NLRB rules Northwestern football players can unionize

Mar 27, 2014
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school and can vote on whether they want the representation of a labor organization.
Posted In: college football, NLRB, Northwestern University, unions

Could the Supreme Court deal another blow to unions?

Nov 13, 2013
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that could weaken union-organizing efforts.
Posted In: unions, labor, blue collar, Supreme Court, scotus

UAW and Volkswagen in talks to unionize U.S. car plant

Sep 4, 2013
'Worker's councils' will be like labor unions-lite.
Posted In: bbc, Volkswagen, unions, autoworkers

Move over, business owners: Labor is unhappy about Obamacare, too

Sep 2, 2013
Labor unions are unhappy with provisions in the Affordable Care Act that could tax their members' health coverage.
Posted In: unions, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide

Jul 4, 2013
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
Posted In: BART, San Francisco, california, public transportation, unions

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Posted In: unions, Bangladesh, low-wage work, clothing, labor

Sing a song of Walmart -- pro or con

Jan 8, 2013
A sonic tour of Walmart fans and foes as a judge moves a case against Walmart one step forward.
Posted In: Walmart, unions, working conditions, low-wage work

Michigan residents seek new path to the middle class

Dec 19, 2012
Community college replaces unionized auto factories as landmarks of economic mobility in Flint, Mich.
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, unions, auto industry, Flint, Education, community colleges, low-wage work

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