Unions are democratic organizations of workers — united for their own mutual aid and protection and to promote and defend the rights and interests of fellow workers. In the Union Organizing section, we report on efforts to unionize non-union workplaces, and on employer efforts to oppose unionization.
Workers voted 92-54 to join SEIU Local 49.
Oregon’s labor movement just grew by 2,500 new members.
A wave of worker organizing is taking place in print and online media in search of greater job security.
South Carolina is the least-unionized state in the nation, with just 2.6 percent of workers in a union, and its governor wants to keep it that way.
One worker wanted to know why fees New Seasons paid to a union avoidance consultant hadn’t been disclosed, as required by federal law. So he called the union-buster.
A union campaign that began in the wake of a stabbing ended with a 88 to 18 vote for AFSCME.
The vote was 17 to 5 to unionize with the Burgerville Workers Union, which is affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
The case went all the way to Washington, DC, and back, along the way overturning a major Obama-era NLRB ruling.
The Burgerville at 92nd and Powell may be the nation’s first officially unionized fast food union.
If a majority votes yes at the 92nd and Powell location, it could be the nation’s first official union at a fast food chain.