Labor Unions

  • Walmart Files Trespass Lawsuits Against Protesters

    Walmart Files Trespass Lawsuits Against Protesters

    It's just the latest in a string of similar lawsuits that Walmart has filed in several states. Continue Reading

  • Union Lawsuit Claims Michigan Right-To-Work Law Is Unconstitutional

    Union Lawsuit Claims Michigan Right-To-Work Law Is Unconstitutional

    Several labor unions filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday saying a Michigan law banning compulsory union membership for private sector employees violates the U.S. Constitution. The right-to-work law, which takes effect in late March, contains provisions that go "well beyond" the limits of federal law, said... Continue Reading

  • Union Membership Plummets To Lowest Level Since The 1930s

    Union Membership Plummets To Lowest Level Since The 1930s

    By Sam Hananel The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and -- in some cases -- limited collective bargaining rights. The union... Continue Reading

  • Ohio Workers In Lockout File Unfair Labor Charge

    Ohio Workers In Lockout File Unfair Labor Charge

    By John Seewer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Factory workers who have been locked out for over a week accused Cooper Tire of unfair labor practices, accusing the company of asking them to approve a contract without knowing how much money they would be making. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. locked out about 1,000... Continue Reading

  • Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing

    Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing

    By Sam Hananel and Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- As Boeing executive Jim Albaugh spoke to an aerospace conference in New York, recent strikes by the company's workers in Washington state weren't far from his mind. "We've had strikes three out of the last four times that we've gone to the table with the... Continue Reading

  • Blame Politics For Unions' Decline, Study Says

    Blame Politics For Unions' Decline, Study Says

    Politics is to blame for the decline of unions in the U.S., according to a new report by the Center For Economic And Policy Research, a progressive think tank. Of the world's 21 richest countries, those with more of a free market philosophy witnessed the greatest drop in union influence over the last 30... Continue Reading

  • Finnish Unions, Employers Approve 2-Year Pact

    Finnish Unions, Employers Approve 2-Year Pact

    HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish trade unions and employers organizations on Monday signed a two-year labor contract that raises wages by some 4.3 percent for more than 2 million people, or 94 percent of the country's working population. Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen described the deal as "historic," saying... Continue Reading

  • Give Thanks To The Labor Movement

    Give Thanks To The Labor Movement

    In honor of Jobs Week on AOL Jobs, I want to speak up in praise of an entity that has taken a beating this year – the labor union. Anti-union sentiment has spread from state to state, and union busting has become popular under the banner of money savings. Before your billionaire CEO convinces you that... Continue Reading