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Michigan repeals right-to-work law

It’s the first time a state has ever reversed a right-to-work law, and the repeal leaves 27 right-to-work states.

Bill in Congress could lead to cuts in Social Security

Northwest Democrats Earl Blumenauer and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez back the proposal to create a "fiscal commission" that could fast-track cuts.

Over 650,000 are now homeless in America

The figure includes 256,610 people sleeping outdoors. Homelessness is at its highest level since an annual count began 15 years ago.

Wisconsin unions sue to reverse public employee bargaining restrictions

Now that the state Supreme Court flipped to liberal control, there's a new challenge to a 2011 law that stripped worker bargaining rights.

Biden goes to Belvidere

Wearing a red UAW Local 1268 T-shirt, Joe Biden celebrated UAW's massive strike victory Nov. 9 with a crowd of UAW members in Illinois.

UAW gearing up for historic auto industry strike

With all new leadership and an $825 million strike fund, the union is determined to reverse past concessions.

Abruzzo shows what it’s like to enforce a ‘pro-worker statute’

The NLRB hasn’t had this energetic of an enforcer in more than half a century. Jennifer Abruzzo is refocusing the agency on its founding goal.

National AFL-CIO endorses Biden for re-election

Seventeen months out, it’s the earliest the federation has ever voted to endorse in a presidential election.

US Supreme Court ruling undermines the right to strike

The Supreme Court's Glacier Northwest decision lets some employers sue for damages in strikes where products spoil.

Postal unions to Biden: Stop stalling and fill postal board vacancies

Postal workers have repeatedly protested plans to slow mail, raise prices, close postal facilities, and pave the way for privatization.

Writers strike hits TV and film

Writers Guild of America unanimously called the strike after 6 weeks bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

Starbucks coming under pressure

The union-busting coffee giant sees a strike wave, an adverse legal ruling, and its leader hauled before a Senate Committee.

Michigan repeals ‘right-to-work’ and restores prevailing wage

Democratic majorities voted to repeal a “right-to-work” law that GOP legislators passed in 2012, and restore the state prevailing wage law. 

Biden vetoes bill targeting shareholder activism 

Republicans wanted to overturn a rule allowing ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments in pensions.

Minor League salaries double in first union contract

Minor League Baseball players unionized in September. And by the end of March, they had their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.

Renamed PRO Act introduced in Congress

Democrats in Congress have signed onto the PRO Act, a bill to make it easier to unionize. Republicans have not.

Biden nominates Julie Su to be Secretary of Labor

If confirmed by the Senate, she would replace Marty Walsh, who is leaving to become head of the National Hockey League Players’ Association. 

Big strikes creep up again in 2022

At least 23 major work stoppages broke out last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Feb. 22—up from 16 the previous year.

Unemployment at its lowest in 50 years

In a Feb. 3 report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United State gained 517,000 jobs in January.

Marty Walsh to step down as Secretary of Labor

Hockey came calling, and now a Biden administration cabinet seat is going vacant.