Unions

Supreme Court: Partial-Public Employees Not Required to Contribute to Unions

Supreme Court: Partial-Public Employees Not Required to Contribute to Unions

Decision affects thousands of workers in Illinois

Supreme Court ruled that thousands of home health care workers cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining. Read More »

How My Father Helped Build America

How My Father Helped Build America

His daredevil days behind him, my dad became a union man

James Petersen was a union man. The only time I ever saw him wear a suit to work was for Teamsters negotiations. Read More »

Single Mom Fired After Staying With Son When Schools Were Closed For Wintry Weather

Single Mom Fired After Staying With Son When Schools Were Closed For Wintry Weather

Chicago mom says Whole Foods fired her for caring for son

A Chicago single mother says that Whole Foods fired her when she stayed home with her special needs child when public schools were closed because of weather. Read More »

NYC Sanitation Worker Gets Dumped for Taking a $20 Tip

NYC Sanitation Worker Gets Dumped for Taking a $20 Tip

Forfeits $70,000+ job for accepting gratuity from grateful resident

A 25-year New York City sanitation worker was forced into retirement, losing a job that paid almost $74,000, and fined $1,500 because he took a $20 tip. Read More »

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union members earn on average $200 per work more

There are slightly more union workers employed in the private than the public sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Read More »

Newtown Officer With Sandy Hook-Related PTSD Claim Faces Dismissal

Police union calls inadequate insurance the issue

A Newtown police officer who was a first responder to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting says he is in danger of being fired because of his PTSD. Read More »

McDonald's Worker Fired After Giving Homeless Man A Hamburger

McDonald's Worker Fired After Giving Homeless Man A Hamburger

McDonald's franchise owner denies Leobardo Meza was fired for activism

A McDonald's worker in San Diego has been fired. And activists are saying it's because he gave a homeless man a hamburger. Read More »

Half Of Frontline Fast-Food Workers Rely On Public Assistance, Study Says

Half Of Frontline Fast-Food Workers Rely On Public Assistance, Study Says

Taxpayers pick up a $7 billion tab each year for workers, study finds.

A pair of reports finds roughly half of front-line fast food workers need public assistance to provide for their family. Read More »

Classical Musicians Put Down Instruments, Take Up Picket Signs

Classical Musicians Put Down Instruments, Take Up Picket Signs

Carnegie Hall, Minneapolis Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony affected

The supposedly genteel art of classical music is proving that it can get just as confrontational and stubborn as any company when it comes to labor disputes. Read More »

Ohio City Home To Jeep Sees Revival, New Jobs

Ohio City Home To Jeep Sees Revival, New Jobs

These moves will create 1,400 jobs and keep thousands more at the three factories operated by the major automakers. Read More »

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