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Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

May. 19, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life at the Southern California resort chose to unionize following a three-day vote culminating on Saturday. The Actors’ Equity Association labor union said in a...

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win

May. 17, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW's grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return...

Employees at Alabama Mercedes plants vote 56% against union, slowing United Auto Workers’ organizing drive in the South

May. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT
VANCE, Ala. (AP) — Employees at Alabama Mercedes plants vote 56% against union, slowing United Auto Workers’ organizing drive in the South.

Wonderful Co. sues California over law aimed at making it easier for farmworkers to unionize

May. 13, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of California's most influential agricultural companies filed a lawsuit Monday against the state to stop a contentious law to help farmworkers unionize that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom reluctantly signed two years ago after pressure from the White House. The...

Apple Store employees in Maryland vote to authorize a first strike over working conditions

May. 12, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Workers at the first Apple Store to unionize have now also authorized a first strike against the tech giant’s retail operations. Apple Store workers in Towson, Maryland, voted late Saturday to authorize a strike, according to a statement from the International...

The United Auto Workers faces a key test in the South with upcoming vote at Alabama Mercedes plant

May. 11, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — After 20 years at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Alabama, Brett Garrard said he is “not falling for the lies anymore” and will vote for a union. The company has repeatedly promised to improve pay and conditions, but Garrard said those promises have not...

700 hotel union workers launch 48-hour strike at Virgin Hotels casino near Las Vegas Strip

May. 10, 2024 23:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — About 700 workers walked off the job at a hotel-casino near the Las Vegas Strip at dawn Friday, in what union organizers said would be a 48-hour strike after spending months trying to reach a deal for new five-year contract with Virgin Hotels. The Culinary Union,...

Mock coffins fill a square in Milan in a protest over workplace safety in Italy

May. 10, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Mock coffins filled one of Milan’s most famous squares Friday in a protest organized by Italy's second-largest union to raise awareness over workplace deaths. Protesters lined up 172 cardboard coffins in Piazza La Scala to symbolize the exact number of workers who...

Argentina labor unions' 24-hour strike against President Milei paralyzes daily life

May. 09, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s biggest trade unions mounted one of their fiercest challenges to the libertarian government of President Javier Milei, staging a mass general strike on Thursday that led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and halted key bus, rail and subway...

Union push pits the United Farm Workers against a major California agricultural business

May. 09, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

In a meeting room at a hotel in California's crop-rich Central Valley, a fight is taking place that could help shape the future of farm labor in fields that grow a chunk of the country's food. The battle between a unit of the Wonderful Co. — one of the state's most well-known farm...