New York Times  Oct 3  Comment 
Her statement, which called Patriot Coal’s settlement proposal “outrageous,” came as Mrs. Clinton is facing opposition within some major labor unions.  Oct 2  Comment 
Hillary Clinton is struggling to line up union backers as quickly as she would like while the Teamsters have opened the door to a meeting with Donald Trump Organized labor is often at its least decisive in weighing political endorsements....
NPR  Sep 15  Comment 
His candidacy has floundered, so the Wisconsin governor is going back to what made him a hero to Republicans — taking on labor unions. But his sweeping efforts will likely run into stiff resistance.
New York Times  Sep 14  Comment 
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is calling for anti-union measures that, if carried out, would greatly reduce the influence of organized labor in public and private workplaces.
New York Times  Sep 11  Comment 
Hillary Rodham Clinton has picked up a string of early support from labor unions in recent weeks and on Thursday took her pro-union message to Gov. Scott Walker’s backyard.
Clusterstock  Aug 17  Comment 
Membership in a labor union can be extremely useful for workers, and it looks like a majority of Americans understand that. A recent Gallup poll shows an increasing number of Americans supporting labor unions. 58% of respondents to the poll had...  Aug 3  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - American approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points over the past year, according to a survey conducted by Gallup. Approval of labor unions is now at its highest point since 2008. At 58 percent now, nearly...
MarketWatch  Jul 29  Comment 
As policy makers and students reel from the downfall of Corinthian Colleges earlier this year, activists are setting their sights on other for-profit college chains.
MarketWatch  Jul 16  Comment 
A union draws sharp criticism for its early endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Donald Trump’s one target; highway funding takes a Senate detour; and more.


A labor union or trade union is an organization run by and for workers who have come together to achieve common goals in fair wages and working conditions.

The most visible labor unions are among public sector employees such as teachers and police. Labor unions engage in collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and working conditions for their members and on representing their members if management attempts to violate contract provisions.

The main role of unions is to protect employee rights in the workplace and to negotiate salaries, benefits, training and other conditions of employment.

The role of labor unions were much debated within the 2008 "Economic Crisis" when the three largest automakers in the U.S. asked for $50 Billion in loans in order to stay viable. According to some Senators costly labor agreements including pension and health plans put the U.S. automakers at a disadvantage to foreign companies resulting in their collapse. The American automobile had nothing to do with it.

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