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  • Twenty arrested at UC Santa Cruz as teaching assistants strike

    Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday morning for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The arrests came around 8 a.m. as the picketers, mainly graduate students, tried to...
  • 20 arrested at UC Santa Cruz as teaching assistants strike

    Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and...
  • Two more arrests as UC teaching assistants' strike spreads

    Two picketers were arrested at UC Santa Cruz Thursday as a strike by unionized teaching assistants and tutors widened to all nine UC undergraduate campuses. The walkout began at the Santa Cruz and Berkeley campuses on Wednesday and expanded Thursday...
  • Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion

    Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion
    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...
  • Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago

    Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago
    A cheerleader for the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century and a leader in the labor movement during the Depression; hounded during the McCarthy era and orphaned after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party USA on Friday returned to...
  • Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM

    Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM
    Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned his dress...
  • Are unions necessary?

    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...
  • Will VW's Tennessee workers say yes to the UAW? Let's hope so.

    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...
  • UAW may challenge loss at VW factory in Tennessee

    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...
  • VW workers' vote tells UAW it needs a better sales pitch

    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....
  • Union leaders not giving up on the South

    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. "We are...