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In Alabama poultry workers victory, a vote to stick together

June 28, 2012 - In the biggest union victory in right-to-work Alabama in a decade, 1,200 Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant workers in the small town of Russellville rejected management's efforts to divide them along racial and ethnic lines and voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

175 birds a minute?

May 25, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed dramatically increasing line speeds at poultry plants for the first time in 50 years -- without studying the effects on workers. An extended comment period on the new rule closes this month.

Creative organizing at Walmart

March 1, 2012 - A new strategy to advocate for workers' rights at Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart is utilizing what has been called "pre-New Deal unionism" -- and it is showing some real gains.