The AFL-CIO Department of Professional Employees has just released good news on professional union membership: “The number of professionals in unions inched up in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual report on union membership. Professional union membership rose to 6.27 million, a gain of just over 90,000 members from 2018…

Cannabis workers at an Illinois marijuana company are going union. The Chicago Sun Times reports: “Ninety-five employees at a Joliet marijuana cultivation facility voted Tuesday to unionize. With a final tally of 58 – 37, the Cresco Labs employees opted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881. It’s the first time that workers…

Recordings obtained by the Guardian magazine of mandatory anti-union meetings for employees reveal what management has said to workers considering unionizing. The Guardian reports: “FedEx workers hoping to unionize and get better pay and benefits have met with a well-financed barrage of opposition from the company, according to recordings obtained by the Guardian. Workers who…

Some things just naturally go together. Ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cake and ice cream, the list goes on. But nothing pairs with Super Bowl action like an ice-cold beer made by companies that treat their workers with respect and give them a voice on the job. Labor 411 has more than 250…