WA Business News  Jan 23  Comment 
An Abbott government inquiry into workplace laws has opened a new battlefront with Labor and the unions.
Forbes  Dec 26  Comment 
The Fight for $15 protest movement has provoked a lot of discussion of the future of labor unions in the U.S. It's not entirely clear to me how this protest-based model is really a sustainable future for unions. If the goal is simply pushing...
Bulk Transporter  Dec 24  Comment 
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced through a Federal Register notice that the agency is seeking comment from commercial driver and training organizations, truck and bus associations, motor carriers, state...
New York Times  Dec 6  Comment 
Republicans plan to start the new year by introducing a right-to-work measure that would prohibit private-sector labor unions from requiring workers to pay dues.
New York Times  Dec 3  Comment 
A collection of companies, public interest groups and labor unions said the deal with Comcast would harm both consumers and competition.
New York Times  Nov 11  Comment 
Community groups and labor unions criticized the Fed’s selection process as secretive, undemocratic and dominated by banks and corporations.
Reuters  Nov 6  Comment 
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is under pressure from regional officials, labor unions and members of his own party to have an open tender to build Australia's next-generation...
New York Times  Nov 5  Comment 
Mr. Walker, a Republican who clashed with labor unions, beat Mary Burke and kept alive the possibility that he might run for president.
Wall Street Journal  Oct 14  Comment 
A group formed by labor unions and Western retailers said Tuesday it discovered safety hazards in all of the 1,100 Bangladeshi garment plants it has inspected.


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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