UAW Continues to Forge Ahead in Chattanooga with Volkswagen

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Ideas and Issues Labor Organizing

New Orleans             The UAW, confounding the old schoolers and the pundits, continues to plow new, but familiar, ground in seeking to bargain a “members’ only” agreement at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant employing 1500 workers and expanding rapidly. Gary Casteel, the UAW’s Secretary-Treasurer announced that the newly chartered UAW Local 42 at the plant had reached …

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Clean Rivers, Working Families, and Big Ideas

Citizen Wealth Organizing

Pittsburgh     Hit the United Association of Labor Educators conference running in Pittsburgh and then connected with Maryellen Hayden Deckard, former ACORN office director in Pittsburgh now doing the same for ACTION United.  In no time we were visiting with CWA and other union workers rallying at Verizon to support their contract fight, and then sitting down …

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Airports in the Union Zone

Labor Organizing

New Orleans Good news in a bleak horizon: the National Mediation Board approved a rule change allowing the majority who cast their vote for a union covered under the Railway Act to determine representation, rather than a majority of those eligible to vote. This should mean a significant increase in unionization within the airline industry, …

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