More Labor Articles

  • No solution in sight for China shoe factory strike

    BEIJING (AP) — Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas. The on-off work stoppage at Yue Yuen Industrial...

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes. The pilots will join the Air Line Pilots Association. Of the 96 percent of pilots eligible to vote, the association said 71 percent...

  • Media Matters refused SEIU's effort to organize its staff

    Despite a long history of supporting unions and workplace organizing, liberal nonprofit group Media Matters for America refused labor organizers when they submitted a petition to represent MMFA's own workers. According to a filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the watchdog group had...

  • 500 Bolivian soldiers on strike over dead end jobs

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — About 500 Bolivian soldiers have gone on strike to demand they be given the option of rising to the rank of officer and to protest the dismissal of four of their leaders. Such a strike is unprecedented and Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra says it is illegal. The...

  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit. But finding work — especially a dream job — remains tough for those just graduating. Many...

  • EXography: Federal agency FMCS gave grants to promote union membership

    The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave a grant of $101,000 in federal funds to Wisconsin construction unions who complained that union workers were at a disadvantage in hiring because managers had to pay them more than others.

  • First-time unemployment insurance claims rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 12 increased from the previous week's total. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Monday that initial claims rose to 2,461 from the previous week's total of 2,101. There were 2,620...

  • UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen vote

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is seeking to expand its lone...

  • Examiner Editorial: After crying 'no fair,' UAW drops Chattanooga appeal

    United Auto Workers President Bob King's abrupt decision Monday to abandon his effort to overturn his union's defeat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant raises the question of how sincere the whole effort was in the first place.

  • South Africa labor talks sink platinum, palladium

    NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum and palladium prices dropped sharply Monday on signs that South African mining companies are close to reaching a labor agreement that would end a four-month strike. Platinum for July delivery fell $28, or 2 percent, to close at $1,400.70 an ounce. Palladium for June...

  • United Auto Workers drops challenge to Volkswagen vote in Tennessee

    In a surprise move today, the United Auto Workers dropped its effort to overturn the result of the Feb. 14 unionization election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • UAW abandons effort to overturn loss at Chattanooga Volkswagen plant

    In an abrupt turnabout, the United Auto Workers on Monday officially dropped their attempt to get the federal government to order a new organizing election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The union said that it was stymied by the refusal of state Republican officials to testify at...

  • Treasury Secretary to visit Detroit on jobs push

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit this week to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth. An announcement about Lew's planned visit says he'll highlight the continued commitment of President Barack Obama's administration to the city's...

  • Seattle businesses launch $15 minimum wage group

    As the drumbeat for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle grew louder last year following the election of a Socialist City Councilmember and a new mayor, the business community remained fairly quiet.

  • Pennsylvania labor dispute law change runs into opposition

    A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

    Read More...
  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

    Read More...
  • Snatching Failure From Victory In Afghanistan

    Media reports suggest that President Obama is looking to declare victory and withdraw from Afghanistan, as he did from Iraq. The military commander in Afghanistan, General Joe Dunford, has said...

    Read More...