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Ford, UAW Leaders Have Tentative Contract Deal

Ford, UAW Leaders Have Tentative Contract Deal

By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin NEW YORK (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers have come to terms on a new four-year contract that trades annual pay raises for profit sharing and a signing bonus and promises thousands of new jobs building cars and trucks. Details weren't released, but the... Read More »

New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

Many Americans long for that day when the ship finally comes in. For several New York City employees that day arrived last year when they raked in more than $700,000. One of the group, Gerald Mistretta, a city sewer worker, made more than the police commissioner, the schools chancellor and the mayor --... Read More »

California Grocery Union Workers Threaten Strike

California Grocery Union Workers Threaten Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Union officials will take the results of a weekend vote to a federal mediator Monday, after union members resoundingly rejected health care proposals from major supermarket chains. More than 90 percent of voters from the Southern California local of the United Food and Commercial Workers,... Read More »

The Norma Rae of Target: Tashawna Green Claims She Was Fired For Being Pro-Union

The Norma Rae of Target: Tashawna Green Claims She Was Fired For Being Pro-Union

Racial tension, class warfare, physical assault, deconstructed denim Bermuda shorts. Target has become center stage of the American labor movement's latest drama. Earlier this month, 21-year-old Tashawna Green was fired from her job at the big-box store in Valley Stream, Long Island. According to Target,... Read More »

Wisconsin Governor's 'Union-Busting' Bill Becomes Law

Wisconsin Governor's 'Union-Busting' Bill Becomes Law

After months of protests and court hearings, a controversial law that strips Wisconsin state workers of most of their collective bargaining rights has taken effect. The legislation, which became law Wednesday, was introduced by Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, in February. Walker said at the time that the... Read More »

What Does Walmart Have Against Unions Anyway?

What Does Walmart Have Against Unions Anyway?

Mega-retailer Walmart, which has long opposed unionization of its workforce, is more likely to open new stores in states that support a worker's right not to join a union than in states with pro-union statutes, when the states neighbor each other, new research has found. In reviewing data from 1998 to 2005,... Read More »

Struggling Unions Shop at Big Retail Stores for New Members

Struggling Unions Shop at Big Retail Stores for New Members

As manufacturing and other blue-collar jobs have continued to wane in recent years, so have the number of workers represented by labor unions. To reverse the drop in their rolls, labor leaders have focused their efforts at organizing workers not traditionally represented by unions, such as home health aides,... Read More »

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