February 9, 2015 -
Even the unofficial presence of a union and its supporters can help workers long before an election is held and force a company to act right.
July 28, 2014 -
After losing a union election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, the UAW has formed a local there that it say has an informal "consensus" with the company to deal with it as a members' union when it signs up a "meaningful" share of the workforce. What does that mean, exactly?
July 7, 2014 -
"Labor rights are civil rights" was the message of a June 27 pro-union rally attended by 400 students, activists, ministers and workers at the Nissan plant in Canton -- the culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference in nearby Jackson.
June 30, 2014 -
As civil rights movement veterans met with young activists at last week's conference commemorating Freedom Summer, a message heard frequently was that workers' rights are at the heart of the movement today.
June 24, 2014 -
A recent survey by Concerned Students for a Better Nissan found deep dissatisfaction with the company's handling of worker health issues.
May 2, 2014 -
Frustrated with the weakness of U.S. labor laws, the United Auto Workers is appealing to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.S. State Department to ensure a fair union election at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, MS.
March 3, 2014 -
Some people might think the UAW's recent narrow loss at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. derailed the union's organizing effort at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. But workers there point out that their situation -- with a majority-black workforce drawing on a civil rights legacy -- is different.