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After decisive loss in Alabama, UAW vows to return and win

A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama last week sidetracked the UAW's grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But …

Major agricultural firm sues California over farmworker unionization law

One of California's most influential agricultural companies filed a lawsuit Monday against the state to stop a contentious law to help farmworkers unionize that Governor Gavin Newsom reluctantly …

UAW faces key test in the South

After 20 years at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Alabama, Brett Garrard said he is "not falling for the lies anymore" and will vote for a union. The company has repeatedly promised to improve pay and …

Want to show teachers appreciation? This top school gives them more freedom

When teachers at A.D. Henderson School, one of the top-performing schools in Florida, are asked how they succeed, one answer is universal: They have autonomy. Nationally, most teachers report feeling …

Amazon CEO’s comments about unions violated law, NLRB judge rules

A federal administrative law judge ruled that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated labor law by making certain anti-union comments during media interviews two years ago. The ruling, issued May 1, follows a …

Temp farmworkers get more protections under new rule

Temporary farmworkers will have more legal protections against employer retaliation, unsafe working conditions, illegal recruitment practices and other abuses under a Labor Department rule announced …

A group of eight U.S. newspapers is suing ChatGPT-maker OpenAI and Microsoft, alleging that the technology companies have been "purloining millions" of copyrighted news articles without permission or …

As November nears, training election workers on how to deal with threats

The group gathered inside the conference room, mostly women, fell silent as the audio recording began to play. The male voice, clearly agitated, railed against what he thought had been fraud that …

America's child care crisis is holding back moms without college degrees

Adriane Burnett takes home about $2,800 a month as a customer service representative for a manufacturing company. Burnett, a single mother living in Birmingham, Alabama, spends more than a third of …

Pregnancy accommodations for workers include divisive accommodations for abortion

Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant …

On the eve of a vote on union representation at Volkswagen's Tennessee factory, Gov. Bill Lee and five other southern governors are telling workers that voting for a union will put jobs in jeopardy. …

Workers contest law exempting Atlantic City casinos from indoor smoking ban

Frustrated at having unsuccessfully agitated for over three years to get lawmakers to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos, workers are trying a new tactic. They filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a …

Freight railroads must keep 2-person crews

Major freight railroads will have to maintain two-person crews on most routes under a new federal rule that was finalized Tuesday in a milestone in organized labor's long fight to preserve the …

Workers had little warning as bridge collapsed

In the moments before the cargo ship Dali rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge and sent it crumbling into the water, a flurry of urgent warnings crackled over radios and enabled police to block …

Bernie Sanders wants the U.S. to adopt a 32-hour workweek

The 40-hour workweek has been standard in the U.S. for more than eight decades. Now some members of Congress want to give hourly workers an extra day off. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the far-left …

Why is there still a gender pay gap in 2024?

Not even education can close the pay gap that persists between women and men, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. Whether women earn a post-secondary certificate or graduate from a …

War, instability weigh down global economy, trade chief warns

The head of the World Trade Organization warned on Monday that war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy and urged the bloc to embrace reform as elections across nearly …

Strippers in Washington state want a bill of rights

For months, Andrea studied for her master's degree in library sciences between dancing naked at clubs in Seattle. But then she was sexually assaulted at work and slapped by a customer — and nobody …

Class-action suit says junior hockey system violates antitrust law

A class-action suit argues that the major junior hockey system in North America violates U.S. antitrust law. The lawsuit, brought by divisions of the World Association of Icehockey Players Unions and …

Workers hitting the picket lines more than doubled last year

Auto workers held waves of walkouts. Hollywood actors and writers picketed for months. And healthcare, education and hospitality employees also withheld their labor while calling for improved pay and …

Productivity surge helps explain economy's surprising resilience

Trying to keep up with customer demand, Batesville Tool & Die began seeking 70 people to hire last year. It wasn't easy. Attracting factory workers to a community of 7,300 in the Indiana …

Georgia could make it harder for some workers to join unions

As Georgia shovels out billions in economic incentives to electric vehicle manufacturers and other companies, the state's ruling Republicans are moving to make it harder for workers at those firms to …

Mouse, duck, princess look to unionize

Workers who help bring Disneyland's beloved characters to life — including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella — are looking to unionize. Labor organizers announced the campaign Tuesday, …

Biden sets tighter standards for deadly soot pollution

The Biden administration is setting tougher standards for deadly soot pollution, saying that reducing fine particulate matter from tailpipes, smokestacks and other industrial sources could prevent …

NLRB: College hoops players are employees Stage set for union vote

A National Labor Relations Board regional official ruled on Monday that Dartmouth basketball players are employees of the school, clearing the way for an election that would create the first-ever …

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