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Fast food protesters block traffic, get cuffed

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees a ...

Michigan unions brace for teacher opt-outs

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law. ...

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More th ...

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of th ...

Most union members are government workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, ...

Labor board rules college athletes are employees, can form union

Northwestern football players have a right to form a labor union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday in Chicago. The next step is Northwestern players holding an election to vote on whether to form a union. Alth ...

UAW files appeal on VW Chattanooga plant election

The United Auto Workers today filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board related to what it termed interference by politicians and outside special interest groups in the election last week at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. "It's an outr ...

Texas is in union crosshairs

It's not as big as the Offshore Technology Conference, which draws thousands of visitors from around the world. Nor will it command exhibition space like the quilters who take over the George R. Brown Convention Center each fall. But when the executi ...

UAW may challenge loss at VW factory in Tennessee

Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said. The effort would ha ...

VW workers in Tennessee reject auto union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn -- The UAW suffered a devastating defeat at Volkswagen's plant here as workers rejected union representation by a 712-626 margin.The defeat, which came despite Volkswagen's neutrality, tarnishes UAW President Bob King's legacy and c ...


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