unions

Oil pipeline fight roils unions

November 11, 2011 - U.S. unions are bitterly split on whether an oil pipeline should be built between Canada and Texas. The conflict has hamstrung the Blue-Green Alliance, which unifies union and environmental efforts, as transit unions argue labor must look beyond its own interests.

NLRB may lose quorum in 2012, suspending recent progress

October 19, 2011 - Conservative activists are calling for action that would cripple the National Labor Relations Board, which is under intense political scrutiny since charging Boeing with illegally moving a new production facility from Washington to right-to-work South Carolina in retaliation for machinists' strikes.

Unions, the South and Justice at Smithfield

June 16, 2006 - North Carolina has one of the lowest rates of workers in unions in the country. Every year, the Old North state battles with its Carolina cousin to the South for the state with the lowest union density. In 2005, 3.9% of NC's workers were in a union.

May Day: The Great Boycott Debate

May 1, 2006 - Usually, May Day -- celebrated world-wide as International Workers Day -- is ignored by most Americans. But this year promises to be different, thanks entirely to the growing movement for immigrant rights.