Yahoo  Mar 20  Comment 
As the race to midterm elections heat up, the defining issues that politicians platform on become clearer. There is one issue, according to The Center for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, which will take precedent over Obamacare in the upcoming...
New York Times  Mar 20  Comment 
Union leaders have begun preparing for a stark campaign battle against Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate, who they see as hostile to public sector labor unions, pensions and pay.     
Wall Street Journal  Feb 28  Comment 
French President François Hollande's grand plan for an economic turnaround sailed into choppy waters as business leaders and labor unions clashed over how to ensure the measures would boost investment and jobs.
New York Times  Feb 24  Comment 
Leaders of other financially troubled cities will be watching to see how efficiently Detroit proceeds after the bankrupt city filed a proposal that creditors and city labor unions criticized as unfair.  Feb 19  Comment 
This story has been expanded to include detail on the UAW's involvement with GM. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheStreet) -- For the labor movement, the United Auto Workers' failure to organize Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., is a shame, a loss to...
New York Times  Jan 29  Comment 
Labor unions sued Tuesday seeking to throw out a new state law aimed at eliminating a pension shortfall, a long-expected move that could delay the plan.     
Reuters  Jan 17  Comment 
A challenge by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's treatment of striking workers is likely to become a critical symbol of labor unions' attempts to organize the many non-union workplaces in the United States in...


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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