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In Josh Eidelson’s latest Salon story, which highlights Target’s glossy new unionbusting video, we find out that there’s a reason Target and other employers invest in these kinds of tactics: they work. Big time. In 2011, employees at Target’s Valley Stream store on Long Island voted against forming a union… Read More»

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Opponents to raising the minimum wage often declare doomsday predictions about what will happen to jobs. But is any of it true? “Washington state, for example, has the nation’s highest rate, $9.32 an hour. Despite dire predictions that increases would cripple job growth and boost unemployment, this isn’t what happened.… Read More»

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Last week’s union election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant – where workers fell 86 votes short of gaining union representation through the UAW – leaves a foul taste in my mouth. My reaction isn’t a matter of sour grapes, as I deeply respect the right of workers to decide if… Read More»

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In fact, 75 percent of employers facing a union organizing drive hire anti-union consultants for counsel on how to thwart or decertify unions. Anti-union organizations and for-profit “unionbusting” consultants have greatly contributed to men and women experiencing enormous obstacles when banding together for fair wages, affordable health care, improved working… Read More»

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In the “right-to-work” south, the fight for a voice on the job is an uphill struggle. But these workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., aren’t afraid to struggle. Check out this Ed Show clip to learn more about their fight and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

“Right to work” sounds like a good idea. But in reality, these laws have nothing to do with providing rights or work. Right-to-work laws make it optional for workers protected by a union contract to help pay for the expenses that the union incurs while guaranteeing the rights of all employees.… Read More»

Deutsche Telekom’s U.S. Labor Practices The failure of U.S. labor law to protect America’s workers from pervasive unionbusting is well-documented. Yet little attention has been paid to the practice of foreign companies operating in cooperation with their employees in their home countries, where labor laws are stronger, while failing to… Read More»

New Report Features Current & Former FedEx Ground Drivers Describing Discriminatory Practices and Unionbusting Efforts CONTACTS: Liz Cattaneo, 202-822-2127 x104 Mistique Cano, 202-263-2882 WASHINGTON, DC – “Fed Up with FedEx: How FedEx Ground Tramples Workers’ Rights and Civil Rights,” a report that documents how FedEx appears to misclassify… Read More»