Articles by Labor Notes

Auto Workers try a new angle at Volkswagen

October 29, 2013 - The United Auto Workers union is trying a new approach to organizing the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. that's inspired by European labor. But it's facing well-financed resistance from the Tea Party, Chamber of Commerce, and political establishment.

Postal workers elect new leaders who pledge to build a movement

October 10, 2013 - With the Postal Service facing privatization threats, the American Postal Workers Union has elected a new slate of activist leaders. President-Elect Mark Dimondstein led his Greensboro, N.C. local for 12 years and co-founded an area Jobs With Justice chapter and a local community-postal worker coalition.