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A Labor Day Documentary: 'Brothers on the Line' Tells the Story of the Reuther Brothers -- Founding Fathers of the American Middle Class

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is unfortunate that few Americans know much about labor history and the Reuther brothers, who built the United Auto Workers union that transformed the broader labor movement and helped build the nation's middle class.

Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Dave Jamieson

Senator Declares Himself 'Public Enemy Number One' Of Labor Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Auto Workers union may feel that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) interfered in its election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga ea...

Dave Jamieson

After Huge Loss, Unions Score Payback On Tennessee Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and other Tennessee Republicans scored a major victory earlier this month when the United Auto Workers lost their c...

Dave Jamieson

After Devastating Loss, Union Makes Huge Move Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After a narrow and devastating loss at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant last week, the United Auto Workers union has asked the federal l...

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Show This To The Next Person Who Argues We Don't Need Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

The decline in union membership in the United States has consequences reaching well outside the factory walls, among them: Fueling the rise of income ...

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.

Attention Turns To GOP Promise Of Jobs After Major Defeat

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the da...

Volkswagen Enters The United Auto Workers Fray

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business

* Labour influence key to VW's strategy * Workers on Friday voted against representation by UAW union * VW labour repre...

Here's Why America's Top Auto Union Just Suffered A Devastating Loss

In These Times | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

“I am excited,” auto worker Justin King told me as he put on his cowboy boots to get ready for the victory party planned for late Friday night. At...

GOP Denies Workers' Right to Unionize

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans believe, for example, that business should be free from the kind of government regulation that would prevent chemical companies from spewing poison into West Virginia drinking water. When it comes to freedom for workers, though, the GOP is all about squelching that.

Dave Jamieson

Biden: Right Wing Is 'Waging War' On Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a crowd of United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said business interests and the right wi...

GOPers Know Best - NOT

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the radio version of Father Knows Best, the patriarch was an arrogant potentate. He would say, for example, "What a bunch of stupid children I have!" That is how Republicans have always regarded workers. Now they've revealed they feel the same way about CEOs.

Dave Jamieson

White House: No Bailout For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public workers and residents in Detroit shouldn't expect their city to be bailed out by the federal government. But during a meeting at ...

When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in Detroit worked a lifetime to earn, but there's always a few hundred million available for a billionaire who wants an extravagant new sports arena.

Southern Republicans Face Dreadful Prospect

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republic...

A Call for America

Bob King | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Bob King

With joblessness still far too high, the income gap between rich and everyone else widening, racism and discrimination still festering and cities such as Detroit in the throes of bankruptcy, the words still call us to fight harder to achieve the unfinished agenda of civil rights and labor.

Americans Turn to South Africa for Aid

Danny Glover | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Danny Glover

The workers of South Africa have more freedom than the workers of Mississippi. As long as powerful corporations such as Nissan can use fear and threats to keep workers weak and without a voice, we will not be a land of opportunity for all.

A Whole New Definition of "Luxury"

David Macaray | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Union membership is a luxury. A middle-class income is a luxury. In fact, everything north of genteel poverty is a luxury. In some ways, it feels like the storied American Labor Movement never happened.

David Sands

The Fight-Within-A-Fight That Changed The UAW And Civil Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.01.2013 | Detroit

During last December's right-to-work showdown in Michigan, a vocal African-American presence stood out among those opposing the ultimately successful ...

How Unions Can Prosper in the 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Today, as social, economic and demographic realities emerge all over the world -- and come to a head in places like Wisconsin and Michigan and Greece -- unions are struggling to survive.

Employees Caught Drinking, Smoking Pot At Work Back On The Job

Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

Chrysler has reinstated more than a dozen Jefferson North assembly line workers who were filmed drinking and smoking pot during their breaks. The ...