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Local organizer glimpses challenge of building worker power in South

Lured by generous tax incentives and low wages, foreign automakers have steadily increased their footprint in Southern states over the last two decades. Their employees earn less than union members at the Big Three domestic automakers, but attempts to organize workers in the South’s new, foreign-owned plants have almost always failed. 737 more words

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Leftist Labor Unions Losing Clout

Leftist Labor Unions Losing Clout
by JBS President Emeritus John F. McManus

During August 4-5, voting for or against unionization was heavy at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. 666 more words

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Ventra Assembly workers reject contract

UAW Local 251 employees at Ventra Assembly Windsor have voted 83 per cent to reject a proposed contract.

The 180 Ventra Assembly employees gathered at Fogolar Furlan on Saturday morning to listen to the proposal submitted by the company. 57 more words

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Top Backers Renew Support For Union At Nissan In Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) – High profile backers of a union at Nissan’s Mississippi plant are renewing their support for the United Auto Workers.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez addressed UAW supporters by videoconference Tuesday, two days before 3,700 workers begin voting on whether the UAW should represent them. 97 more words

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'Horrendous' NAFTA the target of Unifor/UAW partnership

The Trump administration has found a pair of powerful allies in its push for a major overhaul of the NAFTA trade agreement — two of North America’s biggest private-sector labour unions. 708 more words

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Trump takes credit for previously announced deals so often, there's a new word for it

US president Donald Trump’s habit of publicizing investments and jobs that were already planned before he took office has sparked a new contender for the dictionary: 387 more words

Labor History Was Made Here

Behind these locked gates once sat a massive General Motors complex where generations of Flint, Michigan, residents worked.

Known by many as “Chevy in the Hole,” the site is slowly being transformed into an urban park that will be known as Chevy Commons. 188 more words

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