Labor Movement

Unions Boost Women’s Earnings, Benefits, and Workplace Flexibility

Center for Economic and Policy Research
06/19/2014

Over the past four decades, women have played increasingly important roles as breadwinners in their families. At the same time, women’s share of unpaid care work and housework has remained high. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), “Women, Working Families, and Unions,” explores the role unions play in addressing the challenges facing working women and families in balancing their work and family responsibilities. The paper looks at trends in unionization for women; the impact of unions on wages, benefits and access to family and medical leave; and the role of unions in addressing work-life balance issues.

Teamsters Ask Judge to End 25 Years of Federal Oversight

The Wall Street Journal
06/17/2014

For the first time, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking a federal judge to end 25 years of strict oversight intended to root out corruption and alleged Mafia influence in the union's highest ranks.

NLRB Tells UPS: Hands Off Teamster Voice

June 13, 2014: Tom Glidden, a UPS driver at the Maple Grove, Minn. UPS facility, has passed out Teamster Voice for years. He does it in the parking lot before and after work and leaves a few copies in break areas.

How to Raise the Minimum Wage

May 29, 2014: Other than endorsing mom or apple pie, rarely does a proposed law pass both legislative houses and get signed by the governor in less than one hour.

Biggest Fast-Food Worker Strike Yet Covers Six Continents

In These Times
05/20/2014

It’s 6 a.m. in Chicago, and the bitingly cold, drizzly weather seems oblivious to the fact that it’s May 15th. And yet, a crowd of more than 100 people wearing red ponchos has formed outside of a McDonald’s restaurant downtown, where they’re dancing to mariachi music.

Iron Workers make plea on behalf of Teamsters, Carpenters

The Inquirer
05/15/2014

The first real test of how the Convention Center will operate under its new work rules will come Thursday afternoon, when the 2014 BIO World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology wraps up its three-day conference.

Tell AB InBev to respect union rights in Mexico

IUF
05/13/2014

AB InBev is a giant transnational food company which claims to support human rights in the workplace. In fact, it's a member of the United Nations Global Compact which calls on companies to guarantee freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

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