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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 ...

Union votes no; Boeing may say goodbye

SEATTLE - Boeing's ties to the Pacific Northwest date back more than a century, when William Boeing purchased a Seattle shipyard that would become his first airplane factory. In recent years, however, those ties have been fraying, first with the comp ...

Wisconsin public unions fight continues in the courts

MADISON, Wis. - Republican Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions are constitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, marking the second major victory for the governor as he defends the provisions on multiple fronts. U.S. District Judge Willi ...

White House: No subsidies for union health plans

WASHINGTON - Low-income workers on union health plans are not eligible for the same federal subsidies available to those who buy insurance in the new state health care marketplaces, the White House said Friday. The decision is a disappointment for la ...

AFL-CIO to unionize transgender, gay workers

The AFL-CIO voted this week to allow transgender and gay organizations the right to organize under the union's umbrella, amending its guiding documents to embrace those of all genders and expressions. The amendment, called "Welcoming All Workers to O ...

AFL-CIO steps up criticism of Obamacare

WASHINGTON - The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama's health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent. The stron ...


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