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Six Reasons to Cheer for Unions This International Women's Day

Women's History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the capacity for upward mobility women have gained in the workforce -- especially when it comes to labor unions.<p>Today, women constitute the greatest portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home. In another couple of years, …

Hotel employees protest discrimination, poor wages

“We are tired of being used and abused,” said Krystle Martin, a waitress at the Hilton Providence and one of many of the hotel’s employees rallied …

Andrew Tillett-Saks

U.S. labor board alleges Wal-Mart violated labor law in 14 states

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Wednesday issued a complaint against Wal-Mart Inc, alleging the world’s largest retailer violated labor laws in 14 states by taking action against striking workers.<p>A man chants outside Wal-Mart during a protest for better …

Old vs. young: Who’s dropping out of labor force and why - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

The declining number of Americans who hold a job or are looking for one has been a hot topic since the end of the recession. What’s more to blame: …

Top Volkswagen Labor Rep. Vows to Fight on For Unionization in Tennessee

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen’s top workers’ representative says he won’t give up the fight for unionization at the German automaker’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.<p>An employee works on a Passat sedan at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP)<p>Employees there voted 712-626 last week against …

VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized.<p>A general view of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga,Tennessee February 14, 2014. …

DoubleTree employees file labor complaints

STOKING THE CROWD: Local hotel workers and union organizers staged a protest outside of the DoubleTree Suites on Tuesday afternoon claiming that …