Unions are Gaining a Foothold at Digital Media Companies

December 26, 2017

The organizing effort at Vox is part of a growing union movement at more than a dozen digital publishers. When they entered the media fray, these and other online players sought to shake up the status quo, but while their traffic soared, their profits […]

Jacobin: The Legacy of Taft-Hartley

December 19, 2017

“Nationally, Right to Work — and the larger pushback against the New Deal of which it was a part — arrested the rise in union membership,” writes Colin Gordon in Jacobin. “In the long arc of union gains and losses across the last century, three junctures stand out: the Wagner Act’s passage in 1933, Taft-Hartley’s […]

As Marijuana Industry Grows, Workers Begin to Unionize

December 19, 2017

Brittany Dyke and every other employee at Sacramento’s Hugs is in United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 8. The dispensary is one of a handful in the state that is unionized. Because Hugs is a union shop, workers have […]

NLRB Adopts Business-Friendly ‘Micro Union’ Test

December 16, 2017

The NLRB in a 3-2 decision on Friday said a unionized unit of about 100 welders and “rework specialists” at a manufacturing company in Oregon was improper, and should include all 2,500 employees at the company’s facility. Forming smaller […]

CWA Reaches Contract with AT&T

December 13, 2017

The Communications Workers of America, representing more than 21,000 wireless-support and retail workers, ended a 10-month standoff over pay and work conditions with AT&T Inc. The deal, if ratified by members, would create a new contract between the CWA and the telecom company. […]

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