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Seattle’s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Seattle’s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Drivers in Seattle’s for-hire industry won the right to collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions through a historic first-in-the-nation ordinance passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council on Monday. The measure, sponsored by Council member Mike O’Brien, will now move to Mayor Ed Murray’s desk for his signature.

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Why Four Organizing Wins Are a Snapshot of the Future of Working People

Trump Las Vegas Workers Vote “YES” to Join the Union in NLRB Election

Working people across the country continue to join together to express their collective voice on the job. Eric Hauser, AFL-CIO's strategic adviser and communications director, spoke to the recent victories.

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Big Organizing Victory in the South: Volkswagen Workers to Be Represented by UAW

Big Organizing Victory in the South: Volkswagen Workers to Be Represented by UAW

Another story about working people in the South successfully organizing comes our way via Chattanooga, Tennessee, where skilled trades employees at Volkswagen's plant in the town voted overwhelmingly to be represented by UAW Local 42. More than 70% of workers who cast ballots voted for the union.

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As Supreme Court Prepares for Friedrichs v. CTA, Public-Sector Workers Advance the Common Good

America’s working families are under attack from big corporate CEOs and wealthy special interests. These anti-worker attacks are designed to protect those at the very top who yield greater influence and profit, while hardworking families scrape by. One such attack is being led by corporate-funded groups at the U.S. Supreme Court. These groups want to take away workers’ ability to speak up together.

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Ikea Workers Seek to Become the First to Unionize at One of the Company's U.S. Stores

Photo courtesy UNI Global Union

Yesterday, workers at the Stoughton Ikea store, in the Boston area, went on strike after the company refused to recognize their attempts to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and enter into contract negotiations. Last week, 75% of the workers in the bargaining unit signed a petition affirming their desire to join the union. National Labor Relations Board rules allow the company to voluntarily recognized the union if a majority express support, but Ikea has refused to do so to date, prompting the strike.

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