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Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South

Apr. 20, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The United Auto Workers' overwhelming election victory at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is giving the union hope that it can make broader inroads in the South, the least unionized part of the country. The UAW won a stunning 73% of the vote at VW after losing...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

Apr. 20, 2024 13:13 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants

Apr. 19, 2024 23:21 PM EDT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants.

Workers at Mercedes factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to vote in May on United Auto Workers union

Apr. 18, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of workers at a big Mercedes-Benz factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will vote next month on whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday that the vote will take place from May 13 to...

Disneyland performers file petition to form labor union

Apr. 17, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Performers who help bring Disney's beloved characters to life at its Southern California theme parks filed a petition Wednesday to form a labor union. The workers include parade performers, character actors and support staff at Disneyland and an adjacent...

Unions in Greece call widespread strikes, seeking a return to bargaining rights axed during bailouts

Apr. 17, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes called by Greece’s largest labor union halted ferries, disrupted public transport services and left some state-run hospitals running on emergency staffing levels in Athens and elsewhere Wednesday. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, GSEE, led...

Southern governors tell autoworkers that voting for a union will put their jobs in jeopardy

Apr. 16, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the eve of a vote on union representation at Volkswagen's Tennessee factory, Gov. Bill Lee and five other southern governors are telling workers that voting for a union will put jobs in jeopardy. About 4,300 workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga will start voting...

US files 2nd labor complaint after Mexico refuses to act on union-busting by a Mexican company

Apr. 16, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it has filed a labor complaint after Mexico refused to act on alleged union-busting by a Mexican company. The U.S. Trade Representatives Office said it has filed a request for a dispute settlement panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada...

The pilots union at American Airlines says it's seeing more safety and maintenance issues

Apr. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The pilots union at American Airlines says there has been “a significant spike” in safety issues at the airline, including fewer routine aircraft inspections and shorter test flights on planes returning from major maintenance work. The union also says it has seen...

Union settles extended strike with Pittsburgh newspaper, while journalists, other unions remain out

Apr. 15, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The union that represents a Pittsburgh newspaper’s truck drivers, one of five unions that have been on strike for 18 months, has approved a new contract with the paper’s owners. Four other unions, including one representing the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s journalists and...