NPR  May 27  Comment 
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the agreement in principle and says he expects workers will be back on the job next week.
Wall Street Journal  May 27  Comment 
MarketWatch  May 27  Comment 
Verizon Communications and its labor unions have reached an agreement in principle that could end a weekslong strike, with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez saying he expects workers to be back on the job next week.
Insurance Journal  May 24  Comment 
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers trumpeted an agreement reached earlier this month to represent New York Uber drivers, saying it “gives organized labor an opportunity to shape the new economy in a way that...
Forbes  May 9  Comment 
TCI Fund Management launched a stinging attack on Volkswagen for failing shareholders and called for curbs on management pay, but fell short of urging reform of the company’s most crippling problem: the power of labor unions and local...
New York Times  May 6  Comment 
The Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are collaborating in ways some see as a path to a merger.  Mar 29  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Another split decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday has provided a victory for labor unions representing public sector employees. The case involved requirements in a number of states that non-union employees must...
NPR  Mar 27  Comment 
The state's minimum wage is currently $10; under the new agreement between legislators and labor unions, it would rise by $5 over the next six years.
Japan Today  Mar 16  Comment 
Major Japanese companies notified their labor unions Wednesday they will offer smaller pay-scale hikes than last year, a potential setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to beat deflation, as annual wage talks for big firms...
Clusterstock  Feb 23  Comment 
Labor unions, once a key part the American workforce, have been on the decline for decades. As jobs have moved to "Right-to-work" states, the number of Americans that are a member of a labor union has gone from around 30% of the population in...  Nov 17  Comment 
The definition of a ‘worker’ is being redefined by the US tech industry, resisting the Democrats’ more traditional ties with labor unions In America’s new era of political realignment, the Republican party is not the only one experiencing...


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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