Organizing workers to join a union is not an easy job. Companies will go to extreme lengths to quash any such efforts. And the law, as a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) explains, is merely an inconvenience for many.
It's time to codify changes that will ensure workers have labor rights on the job.
BLET organizes Illinois Railway short line workers teamster.org ...The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) scored a short line organizing victory last week as a majority of workers at Illinois Railway voted to make the BLET their designated collective bargaining representative...
Teamsters Announce UPS Freight Contract Extension IBT ...The Teamsters Union and UPS Freight have agreed to an extension of the current UPS Freight National Agreement in order to give the parties time to continue negotiations...
John Steinbeck decided Montana was his favorite state during his travels across the country with his poodle Charley:
The owner of a company in Connecticut threatened to kill one of the union workers he'd fired (replacing them with non-union workers, of course).
Unfortunately the National Labor Relations Board can't do much about it, reports Michael Whitney at firedoglake. The NLRB is charged with enforcing labor law, but
...this responsibility comes almost no enforcement power for the NLRB to effectively hold accountable corporations that break the law.