Workplace Culture

Why labor unions keep shrinking

by Meghan McCarty Carino Aug 22, 2019
It's not just the shift away from a manufacturing economy.
Labor union members protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget cuts in 2011.
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How to grow a union in an anti-union state

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 26, 2018
In the South, where people are “ashamed to tell their neighbors that they are in a union,” one labor organization is turning things around.
Demonstrators rally in front of city hall in solidarity with union workers across the country on February 26, 2011 in New York City.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments on "fair-share" union dues

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 23, 2018
Labor advocates have described this case as the biggest threat to labor unions in years
A police officer stands guard on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in June 2017.

What does labor organizing look like for you?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Aug 23, 2017
We want to hear your opinions about your rights as a worker.
Uber drivers protest company fare cuts in New York City in February 2016.
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Telemundo actors vote to unionize

by Sally Herships Mar 9, 2017
For the first time in 65 years, actors at a major TV network have held a union election. The actors? Stars of the wildly popular telenovelas airing on NBC Universal’s Telemundo network. The vote still needs to be certified, but…

Missouri could soon join the ranks of right-to-work states

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 27, 2017
Right to work bars unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of employment.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens makes his State of the State speech on Jan. 17. Greitens supports a right-to-work measure, which would bar unions and employers from requiring workers to pay dues.
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Decline in unions hurts nonunion workers' wages

by Gigi Douban Aug 30, 2016
The median pay for non-union men without a college degree is about 13 percent lower than in 1979.
Unionization has fallen since the late '70s.
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A fight over how quickly workers can unionize

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 5, 2015
The Senate voted to block a new rule that would speed up unionization votes.

New York's most famous rat

by Tobin Low Jan 9, 2015
The inflatable eyesore that's also a trademarked bestseller.

Autoworkers want to make up for long wage freeze

by Adam Allington Dec 10, 2014
Automakers' profits are up, in part because assembly-line wages are down.

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