by Brian Young | on Feb 23, 2016

Lockout at ATI is over

After a 6-month illegal lockout by specialty steelmaker Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI), a 4-year tentative agreement has been reached.  The deal, between ATI and the United Steelworkers (USW...

by Workers Indepen... | on Feb 08, 2016

$8M paid to striking Oil Workers

The National Labor Relations Board says 769 workers at Tesoro Refining and Marketing will get an $8.08 million settlement from the company. Tesoro will pay those millions to workers in California and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 27, 2016

You Already Have The “Right-To-Work"

The Utility Workers Union of America sends out a communication called UWUA E-News, it goes out to their members from coast to coast with news from UWUA unions from across the country. UWUA Local 304...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 23, 2016

Go on strike, get fired, get job back, get raise

The interesting thing about this story is twofold. First, your right to strike is a protected right under the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. In some cases, some professions have given up their...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2016

Is union organizing getting easier?

As a former in-the-field union organizer, the following piece from jdsupra.com that was forwarded to us is absolute music to our ears. For decades, cards have been staked against unions when...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 21, 2015

Cablevision gets an Injunction for Christmas

This story was sent to us from our friends at the Commnications Workers of America written by Albor Ruiz of the NY Daily News. Unsure if this is the right thing to say during the Holiday's, but...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 27, 2015

UCOMM Ed: What's a Microunion?

Ever since Target pharmacy workers voted to organize for the first time in the company's history last week, the term "micro-union" has been popping up a lot more in the media. It's...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 17, 2015

Target Pharmacists Vote Yes to Union

For the first time in the company's 113-year history, Target pharmacy employees in Brooklyn have voted to organize a labor union. According to a filing from the NLRB, a small group of pharmacists...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 11, 2015

Organize Electronically

In a move that will make organizing easier, the NLRB issued a memorandum stating that they will now allow e signatures for employees to sign a union card with.  Traditionally, anyone who want to...

by Press and Media | on Jul 05, 2015

LIBN: New rule on union elections

Employers with unhappy employees, take note: They may decide to organize themselves through a union, and their chances of success just got better. That’s the warning of management-side labor...

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