by Press and Media | on Jun 23, 2017

Ford Focus: Made in China

This week Ford announced that for the first time they will be moving production of one of their cars, the Ford Focus to China.  The company says that it won’t cost any American jobs, since...

by Brian Young | on Mar 06, 2017

They watched their co-worker die

On a warm, sunny Saturday, thousands marched through Canton Mississippi, demanding the right to join a union.  While marches in Mississippi may not be rare, a union rally is and one at a foreign...

by Brian Young | on Mar 01, 2017

A Roller Coaster and some Yogurt

For years, Elon Musk has been everyone’s favorite mad scientist billionaire.  The billionaire inventor and CEO has talked about revolutionizing electric cars, solar power and even space...

by Press and Media | on Feb 13, 2017

Made in Mexico

When you buy your next car, you may think that it is made in the USA because it comes from one of the big three automakers.  You may think that since there is nothing more American than a pickup...

by Press and Media | on Jan 30, 2017

UAW works to organize 5K

Ernest Whitfield, a 13-year employee at a Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Miss., wants the Japanese automaker to treat its employees with dignity and allow workers to unionize. Whitfield, a press...

by Workers Indepen... | on Nov 15, 2016

Honeywell lockout continues

Honeywell has locked out employees in South Bend Indiana and Green Island New York.  While Honeywell is a diverse company, these employees work in the company’s aerospace division where...

by Press and Media | on Aug 23, 2016

Board sides with Grads

This story first appeared in Inside Higher Ed.Graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are entitled to collective bargaining, the National Labor...

by Workers Indepen... | on Jul 01, 2016

Auto Workers on Welfare

Workers earning as little as $8.50 an hour making auto parts for Ford, GM, Toyota and Mercedes in Dayton, Ohio are fed up and say they plan to join the United Auto Workers (UAW).Veronica Laster is a...

by Press and Media | on May 26, 2016

UAW chooses Hill over Bern

The United Auto Workers endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Wednesday, saying it trusts that she'll maintain a pro-worker trade policy in the White House. "As president," a...

by Brian Young | on May 10, 2016

Honeywell lock out

After just three weeks of negotiations, Honeywell Aerospace has locked out its 380 union workers.  The employees, who work at factories in South Bend Indiana and Green Island, NY are members of...

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