More bad news for coal as President Donald Trump proves unable, or unwilling, to save the industry. Bloomberg reports: “Robert E. Murray, the U.S. coal baron who pressed the Trump administration to help save America’s struggling miners, placed his company into bankruptcy as demand for the fossil fuel continues to weaken. Murray Energy Holdings Co. filed…

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Fast-food workers will return to the bargaining table and their strike after management agreed to continue negotiations. CBS affiliate, KOIN, reports: “The Burgerville Workers Union has ended a strike against the fast-food company after it agreed to continue negotiations on Sunday. Wage negotiations have been ongoing and unsuccessful for the past 18 months. After meeting for 2 days,…

Rich Yeselson’s must-read piece in The American Prospect takes a look at the anti-union law known as the Taft-Hartley Act and the two presidential candidates who want to repeal much of it. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren both have detailed, and slightly differing, plans for much-needed labor law reform. Yeselson writes that “What is…

Autoworkers are mourning the loss of one of their own after he was struck on the picket line by a car. USA Today reports: ” A United Auto Workers picket was struck and killed Tuesday by a driver outside the General Motors plant in Spring Hill amid an ongoing strike. UAW union officials released a statement Tuesday about…

It all comes down to two cities, two teams, best of seven, last man standing and every other sports cliché ever uttered. The World Series begins tonight in Houston where the hometown Astros are heavily favored to take down the Washington Nationals and thereby claim their second world championship in the past three years. While…