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Articles About unions
July 20, 2016
5 States With the Best (and Worst) Labor Laws
Employee protections and benefits at work vary from state to state. We highlight five key areas and which states are best and worst.
July 13, 2016
6 Musicians Who Have Been Arrested for Their Political Beliefs
Here's a look at 6 bands and musicians that have been arrested for their political activism.
March 11, 2016
Underpaid and Overeducated: Why Young People Can’t Get Ahead
Millennials are the best-educated and most productive generation in American history, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at their paychecks.
January 13, 2016
State of the Unions: Potentially Doomed
A pending Supreme Court ruling could decimate public sector unions. Here's what you need to know.
December 03, 2015
Wage Against the Machine: How Autoworkers May Make Us Money
Auto manufacturing workers are asking for better pay, and there is talk that wage inflation may be felt in other sectors before too long as a result.
July 03, 2015
8 Star Automobiles Made at American UAW Plants
Here are eight world-class cars and trucks made at United Auto Worker plants across America.
June 13, 2015
Why Apple’s Employee Relations Could Be Its Biggest Problem
Apple Store employees have filed a lawsuit regarding the searching of their personal belongings. Does this sound awfully familiar?
June 01, 2015
Why Union Busting Is Only Good for the Rich
A new report from the IMF confirms what many have already suspected: that the destruction of unions has only worsened income inequality in the U.S.
May 29, 2015
2 Reasons Why Bad Teachers Don’t Get Fired
No one wants bad teachers in the classroom. So why are they still there?
May 18, 2015
Why The Hell is CEO Pay Still This High?
Numbers from 2014 show that skyrocketing CEO pay didn't slow down one bit, despite all the attention being paid to income inequality.
May 15, 2015
The Worst Jobs Ever? 3 Industries That Have Put Workers at Risk
Manicurists aren’t the only workers being exploited by their bosses. Here are three other industries where workers frequently toil in unsafe conditions.
May 14, 2015
The ‘Old Middle Class’ May Be Making a Comeback
As inequality reaches unsustainable levels and the middle class continues to struggle, it's time that Big Labor made a comeback.
May 14, 2015
Why Your Paycheck Is Smaller Than It Should be
New research suggests that wage stagnation in the U.S. can be attributed to the erosion of collective bargaining.
May 06, 2015
Why Being a Franchise Owner Sucks
A recent survey of small business owners -- franchise owners, in particular -- reveals that owning a franchise is tough. In fact, it's kind of horrible.
May 04, 2015
Top 4 Reasons Why People Say Today’s Unions Are a Joke
Labor unions have been declining for decades; here are some reasons why, along with some reasons Americans shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the labor movement.
April 22, 2015
Wal-Mart Store Closures: Busted Pipes or Retaliation?
Walmart recently closed 5 stores due to, what it says, are plumbing problems. But could it have instead been because workers were getting uppity?
March 12, 2015
Looking For Love? Join a Union!
New research suggests that joining a union may be a good way to attract a mate and get married. How exactly does that work?
February 21, 2015
This Is Why Washington Will Keep Ignoring Minimum Wage
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has indicated that the question of increasing the minimum wage has taken up too much of the Senate’s time.
February 11, 2015
Can Organized Labor Change How the Oil Industry Does Business?
The USW has added 2 more sites to its strike, citing bad-faith bargaining by the companies and even threats against employees.
January 29, 2015
Here’s the English Socialist Responsible for America’s 8-Hour Work Day
American has an English socialist to thank for our "Eight hours labour, Eight hours recreation, Eight hours rest" culture.
January 06, 2015
How Policy Is the Root of Income Inequality in the U.S.
While wage stagnation is the obvious culprit of income inequality in the United States, there are clear policy problems that keep the benefits going to the rich.
November 08, 2014
Here’s What’s Causing Wage Growth to Flat-Line
Stagnating wages is one of the biggest factors leading to increased issues with inequality. So what is actually causing it?
October 28, 2014
Here’s Why There’s a New Labor Movement in America
The movement for a livable wage is just the beginning: here's why we may be looking at a new labor movement in America.
September 30, 2014
Why Has the Labor Movement’s Power Diminished?
The power of unions has diminished over time as corporate power and influence has grown. What happened, and can it be reversed?
June 30, 2014
Here’s Why SCOTUS Harris Ruling Is Unwelcome News for Unions
A Supreme Court ruling on labor unions' mandatory collection fee finally decided on Monday doesn't bode well for unions.
March 12, 2014
Why Wal-Mart and Unions Should Learn to Get Along
Wal-Mart's decidedly anti-union philosophy may be bad for workers and bad for business.
March 06, 2014
Toyota and Its Unions Remain Conflicted on Wage Increase Proposals
Toyota and its union federation haven't come any closer to resolving their wage increase disputes.
February 24, 2014
Boeing Breathes New Life into Machinist Union Contract
Boeing has reached an accord with its 2,300 unionized employees in St. Louis.
February 11, 2014
Kellogg Workers Ride Out Long, Cold Lockout Over Wages
Kellogg's employee lockout at its Memphis, Tennessee, cereal plant continues. Employees are not allowed to return until their union agrees to a new contract.
February 09, 2014
NCAA Athlete Unions: Will This Change Everything in College Sports?
In what could become a momentous event, football players at Northwestern University have initiated a process to unionize collegiate athletes.