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The overall rate of union membership in the U.S. fell last year, largely reflecting a decline in the rate of state employees’ unionization, according to the latest Labor Department data. Read Story
A closer look at the emails exchanged between the AAUP-WSU and the adminisitration. Read Story
Bangladesh police use tear gas, water cannons on protesting garment workers (bangladeshasf.org)Bangladeshi police used water cannons, tear gas and batons to disperse thousands of protesting garment factory workers on Wednesday, after they pressed their demands for higher wages by blocking roads... Read Story
Nissan Motor Co announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there. The move follows Nissan's December announcement that it's cutting 1,000 jobs at two Mexican factories. Read Story
Since Tunisia’s popular uprising in 2011, living standards have eroded as political turmoil and lack of reforms deterred investment needed to create jobs. Read Story
It its demands are met, the historic teacher strike in Los Angeles has the potential to upend union orthodoxy across the United States. Read Story
The walkout has led to a long overdue assessment of charter schools and forced a reconsideration of how much we are willing to invest in public education. Read Story
  Protests by environmentalists and unionized autoworkers at one of the largest U.S.automakers are interrupting the pomp and fanfare... Read Story
The union of public service workers (MKKSZ) will call a nationwide strike for March 14 unless it can reach a deal with the government on better pay and work con... Read Story
The “EVENT” is the moment of the “Compression Breakthrough” on earth. COBRA guides us to prepare for change, for the Event and disclosure. Read Story
The labor reform seeks to implement a series of measures that represent a regression to labor rights and favors the entrepreneurs... Read Story
Faculty filed for a union election with the state labor board with the aim of forming a union that would cover 3,500 faculty across Pitt’s five campuses. Read Story
Angering Wall Street and other millionaires and billionaires who promote charter schools, in early December 2018 hundreds of teachers at a corporate charter... Read Story
Since New Jersey shed itself of Chris Christie, things have been looking up. And now around a million of the state’s low-wage workers will be getting a raise. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative ... Read Story
The National Labor Relations Board NLRB is operational during the government shutodwn and has plans in place if funding ceases. Read Story
In the midst of the longest government shutdown in history, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown this week launched a “Dignity of Work” listening tour.| By Leo Gerard... Read Story
Bargaining teams from the union representing striking Los Angeles teachers and officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District had a second consecutive productive day of contract negotiations. Read Story
Republican Congressional leaders are throwing their weight behind a new federal labor regulation reversing a controversial Obama-era ruling. Read Story
Elon Musk CEO Tesla announced in a company-wide email he is cutting seven percent of staff. He described the road ahead as “very difficult” for Tesla but noted the company was profitable in 2018. Read Story
Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there. Read Story
The number of workers in Wisconsin who are members of unions declined by 11,000 to 219,000 in 2018, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read Story
The Federal Reserve said Friday that that manufacturing output jumped 1.1 percent last month, the largest gain since February 2018. Read Story
A long downward slide continued, but unions still had victories to celebrate. Read Story
The sticking point is that the school district can’t financially afford or legally spend as much as the union demands. Read Story
Legislation to raise the federal minimum wage is a direct response to activists raising their voices in unison... Read Story
An agreement that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would place New Jersey among the most progressive states on a so-called living wage, joining California and Massachusetts. Read Story
According to the British site, The Phrase Finder, the expression When the shit hits the fan “alludes to the unmissable effects of shit being thrown into an electric fan.” That’s lovely.The Cambridge Dictionary (also U.K.) describes the idiom a bit more delicately: “also, when the shit flies, [when]... Read Story
Two inmates from a Minnesota state prison discuss organizing a strike—and why they feel rehabilitative programming is still inadequate. Read Story
A majority of teachers voted to form the Old Town Teachers Organization, or OTTO. Read Story
Hundreds working in the rubbery industry went on an indefinite strike demanding the five union leaders be reinstated.The leaders were involved in an arbitration process... Read Story
The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal. Read Story
Charter schools have seen explosive growth in L.A., and now striking educators claim they’ve left traditional schools overcrowded and under-resourced.... Read Story
January 17, 201911:27 am TUNIS (Reuters) – Rail, bus and air traffic stopped in Tunisia on Thursday after the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) staged a one-day nationwide strike to protest against the Tunisian government’s refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants. Read Story
Today, Chairman John F. Ring responded to a January 8, 2019 letter from Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) urging the Board to withdraw its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the joint-employer standard. A copy of Chairman Ring’s responsive letter is available here. Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employers and employees from unfair labor practices, and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year. Read Story
An economic crisis has eroded living standards in the country and unemployment is high. Read Story
Multiple current and former employees of General Motors have sued the automaking giant over accusations of a racist workplace environment that included everything from nooses to being called the N-…... Read Story
Verizon offers its managers a playbook on how to prevent employees from unionizing, according to a new report. Read Story
A new round of contract negotiations began between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain... Read Story
General Motors in Toledo, Ohio failed to properly respond to nooses placed in the workplace and other complaints of racial bullying, a lawsuit claims. Read Story
AUSTIN -- Union leaders in Texas are mounting an offensive at the Legislature this year on a broader array of topics than just raising the minimum... Read Story
Elizabeth Rietz says it has not been easy keeping her daughter busy at home duri... Read Story
Wednesday: Our correspondent interviews the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District; more shutdown fallout; and women in Congress... Read Story