| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner has fired the first salvos in a campaign to turn Illinois into a right-to-work state. Like other right-to-work advocates, he bases his argument on claims that this will strengthen the state's economy and raise its standard of living....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Ford Motor said it will move 300 to 500 workers, mostly in Chicago, into a higher pay grade to meet requirements under its labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
Wages for those workers will increase by about $9, to $28.50 per hour, Ford...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:22 AM
United Auto Workers members are scheduled to vote Sunday on a tentative four-year agreement reached with Navistar International last week.
About 1,500 workers in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas have been working under an extended...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:55 PM
Ford Motor's 5,000 hourly employees in the Chicago area are set to receive profit-sharing checks of about $6,900 each in March.
The final figure could vary, depending on the hours worked by each employee.
In 2013, workers at those plants received...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:42 AM
Labor notched some big wins last year in its efforts to beef up its ranks. Organizers vow to continue that push this year on signature items such as raising the minimum wage, but business groups are equally adamant about pushing back.
Also on the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
En los años 30, en plena Gran Depresión, Diego Rivera tuvo una visión de Detroit.
El gran muralista mexicano vio un imperio automotriz, un proletariado que confiaba sería cada vez más organizado y fuerte (fue antes de la llegada del poderoso sindicato...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:53 PM
In a significant victory for union efforts in the South, United Auto Workers has been certified to represent at least 45% of workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., a step just short of full collective bargaining rights.
The vote by...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Workers at Westport Axle's Lehigh County plant have turned down an effort at unionizing.
By a 169-126 vote Friday, assembly employees at the Upper Macungie Township chassis plant rejected a petition by the United Auto Workers Union Local 677 to...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The management of Foxwoods Resort Casino told the union representing the casino's dealers on Monday that it will eliminate more than 80 positions.
In a memo distributed to members of Local 2121 of the United Auto Workers, the union says management will...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:37 AM
A Chicago Ford Motor plant that was part of a $9 million settlement over sexual harassment claims in 2000 is being sued again by four women alleging sexual harassment and sex discrimination.
The women are represented by Keith Hunt, the Chicago...