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US files a labor complaint over claims that a Volkswagen plant in Mexico fired union activists

May. 28, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. trade authorities said Tuesday they have filed a labor complaint with Mexico over allegations that a Volkswagen auto plant in central Mexico unfairly fired union activists. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said Tuesday the complaint includes the...

A 19th century flag disrupts leadership at an Illinois museum and prompts a state investigation

May. 26, 2024 01:25 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is once again under the spotlight after a manager failed to consult a collections committee before purchasing a 21-star flag whose description as a rare banner marking Illinois' 1818 admission to the Union is disputed. ...

UAW files objection to Mercedes vote, accuses company of intimidating workers

May. 24, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The United Auto Workers on Friday accused Mercedes of interfering in a union election at two Alabama factories by intimidating and coercing workers into voting no. A week after Mercedes workers voted against joining the union, the labor group filed an...

Workers at Georgia school bus maker Blue Bird approve their first union contract

May. 24, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — A year after they voted to unionize, workers at a Georgia school bus manufacturer have approved their first contract. The United Steelworkers union and Blue Bird Corp. said union members at Blue Bird's assembly plants and warehouse in Fort Valley have voted...

Philadelphia requires all full-time city employees to return to the office

May. 20, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

Philadelphia has mandated all city employees to return to their offices if employed full-time, as of July 15. Mayor Cherelle Parker made the announcement Monday, saying she wants to create a more visible and accessible government. The decision ends the city’s virtual work policy...

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...