labor notes

FLOC launches ambitious plans in tobacco fields

July 3, 2014 - This summer a team of 30 organizers with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee will be working to sign up 5,000 new union members in North Carolina's tobacco fields -- part of a plan to press Reynolds American to guarantee basic labor rights in its supply chain.

Kellogg's delivers Memphis a slap in the face

January 20, 2014 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while speaking out for striking sanitation workers. The civil rights community is once again rallying behind struggling workers in the city -- this time, union employees who were locked out of the Kellogg cereal factory, where the workforce is majority African-American.

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.