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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...
newratings.com  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.
NPR  Jun 30  Comment 
The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.
Forbes  Jun 12  Comment 
I view the House vote today on trade-promotion authority, a necessary prelude to an important Asian trade deal, as a test of economic literacy. If there is anything most economists that don’t work for labor unions tend to agree on, it is freer...
Clusterstock  Jun 3  Comment 
It's time for a big push for labor to organize. We are at an economic crossroads. The economy is finally humming along, but we're seeing increasingly terrible working conditions, at both the high and low ends of the income ladder. The...
Wall Street Journal  May 12  Comment 
A push to radically reshape the outmoded U.S. air-traffic control system is gaining support among airlines and some labor unions and lawmakers.
New York Times  Apr 18  Comment 
Mr. Griffin, a former Republican senator and congressman from Michigan, championed a law to fight corruption in labor unions.
Yahoo  Apr 17  Comment 
Obama said during a news conference that some Democrats and labor unions would oppose the pact, while others "believe that we cannot stop a global economy at our shores." But he said previous trade agreements reached during his presidency did not...




 
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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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