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<p>On Saturday, nurses voted overwhelmingly in favor of repealing Section 210 of the Taylor Law and fighting for public workers' right to strike.</p>... Read Story
Wearing Christmas hats, Washington University campus workers and student activists&nbsp;marched around campus Friday, singing altered Christmas carols to urge administrators to raise university workers' wages... Read Story
Grinnell College filed an appeal that allows the NLRB to revisit a 2016 ruling that student workers have the right to unionize... Read Story
Today in unfair and unjust labor practices in the media industry, we look towards NPR, where temporary workers are hired to do the same work as other producers and editors, but regularly have to worry about their assignments ending for no reason, or worse, for a bad reason, like the fact they took... Read Story
The Supreme Court’s ruling was expected to diminish union membership. But so far, many unions have actually increased their numbers since the verdict. Conservative groups are working to reverse that trend in the long run. Read Story
The faculty unionization effort on Vanderbilt's campus is officially closed, following the withdrawal by Service Employees International Union Local 205 of its pending petition to unionize non-tenure track faculty in the College of Arts and Science. Read Story
On Monday, some of the original organizers for Google's November walkout demanded an end to forced arbitration for all employees. Read Story
All 15 branches of San Luis Obispo County public libraries will close Tuesday through Thursday, while multiple mental health services will also shut their doors or cut their hours of operation as the county’s primary employees union is expected to strike. Read Story
NYSUT today praised the Regents’ 2019-20 state aid proposal, saying the Board’s $2.1 billion “ask” of the Legislature and governor reflects the scope of the new state investment needed to help New York’s public education system continue to move forward. Read Story
United Airlines flight attendants will picket and leaflet at the Honolulu Airport on Thursday as part of a systemwide day of action. Read Story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Detroit automakers and labor unions on Monday insisted that any U.S. trade deal with Japan contain strong provisions to combat currency manipulation and pry open Japan's largely closed auto market before lowering any U.S. Read Story
It's hardly a surprise that cannabis business owners generally lean left politically.But in California, state labor laws are exposing tensions between... Read Story
Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrey Rudakov LyondellBasell has launched contract talks with 483 union workers at its Houston oil refinery, roughly three years after they and thousands of other refinery workers walked off the job in a national strike. Members of United Steelworkers Local 13-227 held a rally outside LyondellBasell's Houston refinery last week the day before the union and petrochemical company started contract talks, the company confirmed. The current contract started in 2015 and expires Jan. 31, according to the company. "While it would be inappropriate to comment on the specifics of the meetings or discussions at this point, I can tell you we look forward to continuing our positive relationship with the USW and working in good faith with the union to come to an agreement," Chevalier Gray, spokeswoman with LyondellBasell said in an email. BIG INVESTMENT: LyondellBasell advances $3 billion in Gulf Coast projects  A union official told Reuters that the company's initial proposal was "concessionary and far from acceptable to the union" but that the local remains committed to reaching a deal. The new contract would be combined with a national contract that USW International representatives will negotiate in January with Shell Oil Co, which will represent several refinery and chemical plant owners. The national contract expires Feb. 1. In 2015, thousands of steelworkers went on a national strike during the last round of contract talks with chemical plant and refinery owners. The stoppage included some 6,500 workers at 15 facilities and 12 refineries nationwide, including LyondellBasell's in Pasadena, Shell Deer Park Refinery in Deer Park, Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant, Marathon's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City and Marathon's Cogeneration and Motiva. Even after a national contract was approved in mid-March 2015, disputes over local issues kept workers off the job in several locations. It took three months for LyondellBasell workers to approve a contract and return to work then. Read Story
President takes emergency measures to placate gilets jaunes but refuses to reinstate wealth tax... Read Story
The United Auto Workers union is preparing for battle as labor contract negotiations draw nearer.The UAW is reported to have more than $760M in its strike fund.&#34;We’re in a position of strength wh... Read Story
NLRB General Counsel determined that neither stated reason entitled the union to the information about the employer's tax cut savings in Nexstar Media Group. Read Story
The Oakland Unified School District has issued a warning to Oakland High School teachers planning a work stoppage Monday to not call-in sick, according to district officials. Read Story
Nationwide Grid is saying they've a "commitment" from its unions to discount day-after-day till they come to an accord, starting subsequent Monday, however USW Local 12012 President John Buonopane doesn't know of something scheduled past their Dec. Read Story
The anti-government protests convulsing France will slow growth to close to a st... Read Story