| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Organized labor has become a fixture in U.S. politics and elections, donating money and manpower mainly to Democratic candidates. So it shouldn't surprise anyone when Republican officeholders try to persuade workers not to join a union.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Some 1,500 employees at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., started voting today on whether to affiliate with the United Auto Workers. Here are a couple of interesting points about this vote, which will continue through Friday.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Thursday is the second of three days of a union-organizing vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee auto assembly plant, and it’s being tracked like a congressional special election. Is it a bellwether for the state of modern labor? Or is it a one-off...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said.
The effort would...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The United Auto Workers' failure to organize workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week led its supporters to complain bitterly about their opponents' tactics, and particularly the rhetoric and threats by some state Republican leaders....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Union leaders were still reeling three days after their devastating defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, but the leader of the AFL-CIO said labor would keep trying to organize workers in the South — even if it's an uphill battle.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Good for the United Auto Workers. The union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the flagrant interference in its recent election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. The workers voted narrowly against affiliating with the UAW....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Short answer: Yes.
The question is posed by an exchange launched by Evan Soltas at Bloomberg View, and answered by Michael Wasser of the workers rights organization Jobs for Justice. Soltas has defended himself against Wasser's response, so this could...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:54 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Before the bridge scandal unfolded in New Jersey, Chris Christie's biggest hurdle on the path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was his difficulty winning over core conservatives — the kind of activists who...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Italian automaker Fiat plans to take full control of Chrysler Group by buying out the shares held by a United Auto Workers union-controlled trust fund.
The union and Fiat reached a deal on New Year’s Day for the automaker to acquire the 41.5% of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
In a $4.35 billion deal announced Wednesday, Italian automaker Fiat reached an agreement to purchase the remaining 41.5 percent of Chrysler from a United Auto Workers health care trust. It's a deal five years in the making, and one that......