Airline catering staff are protesting around the country

Nov 26, 2019
They are asking for higher wages and cheaper health care during contract negotiations.
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More and more workers are taking advantage of informal activism

Nov 8, 2019
What's happening at WeWork is the latest example of informal organizing by workers.
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LA teachers are striking against the school district, but it is the state that controls the purse strings

Jan 14, 2019
California is unusual in that the bulk of education funding comes from the state budget
Thousands of teachers march in the rain through Los Angeles on Monday, on the first day of the first teachers strike in 30 years targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Is the IRS prepared for tax filing season?

Nov 5, 2018
The union that represents IRS workers says agency may not be ready for the new tax law.
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After Janus, a battle for union members' wallets

Sep 13, 2018
Public-sector unions can't collect fees from nonunion members anymore. Now anti-union groups are campaigning to get union members to quit.
Members of the Service Employees International Union hold a rally in support of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees at the Richard J. Daley Center on Feb. 26 in Chicago.
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Steel workers press steelmakers on wages and health care costs, with a strike authorization vote

Sep 11, 2018
The vote comes as U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal are in union contract negotiations.
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Why unions are spending millions to fight Missouri’s proposed right-to-work law

Aug 7, 2018
If passed by voters Tuesday, it would change the way unions collect money from members.
The AFL-CIO signage on the building at the intersection of 16th Street NW and Eye Street, just two blocks north of the White House, is 2005 in Washington, D.C.
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Janus decision could hurt private-sector unions, too

Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court’s Janus decision only applies to public-sector unions, barring them from compelling nonunion members to pay agency fees that are meant to cover the costs of collective bargaining and other union services. But some powerful private-sector unions — including the Teamsters, Service Employees International Union and the United Auto Workers — have organized a lot […]

President of NAACP on Janus decision: "Civil rights and workers rights are inextricably linked"

Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME disproportionately impacts public sector African-American workers.
Union activists and supporters rally against the Supreme Court's ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, June 27, 2018 in New York City.
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What does the Supreme Court's Janus ruling mean for unions? It would be like the government no longer enforcing taxes

Jun 28, 2018
"What would happen is fewer people would pay their taxes and the ability of government to provide services would then erode," says Harvard professor Benjamin Sachs.
Activists rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court back in February over the Janus v. AFSCME case.
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