By David McCall Christopher Betterley arrived at the Altamont Veterans Facility in Buffalo, New York, a few years ago needing a home, a haircut, and a fresh start after treatment for alcohol use.He saw a sign tacked to the shelter’s dining room wall advertising jobs at the nearby Sumitomo tire plant, so he cleaned himself […]
When United Auto Workers (UAW) President Shawn Fain called for a ceasefire in Israel’s assault on Gaza in mid-December, his union was among the nation’s largest to do so. It was a bold move, fresh from UAW’s victorious high-profile contract negotiations with the Big Three auto manufacturers a few weeks earlier.
Ryan Andreas helped his union push through legislation for a national infrastructure program in 2021, realizing that historic upgrades to America’s utilities, ports, and bridges portended brighter futures for him and his co-workers at Travis Pattern and Foundry.It turned out exactly as Andreas anticipated.
Narrowly avoiding, for now, what might have been the largest strike in United States history of workers employed by a single corporation, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters came to a tentative agreement
By Maximillian Alvarez Mariah Brown: Hi, everyone. Hello. There’s also some seats up here in the front, so you all don’t have to stand. But no pressure, no pressure. Hi, everyone. My name is Mariah Brown. I am the strategic partnerships manager here at Action Network/Action Builder. We want to welcome you all to Build […]
For the first time in nearly 60 years, a state is poised to reverse its “right to work” law and begin to undo the damage of a corporate-driven anti-union trend.
Evette Avery explains why, especially in Right to Work states, every worker should be in a union. In less than 90 seconds she lays out the underlying case.
Union Stymied By GOP Threats VW and its employees both supported the formation of a union at their Chattanooga Tennessee factory. The German company believes in work councils where management and rank & file alike work to make a better working environment and a better product. Tennessee Republicans in a panic worried that the plant […]
Bob Corker interference is an evil act against the working middle class. Senator Bob Corker is attempting to scare Volkswagen auto workers into voting against unionization. According to Reuters, U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee said on Wednesday he has been “assured” that if workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in his hometown of Chattanooga […]