Ikea workers in Illinois are going union! The Chicago Sun Times reports: “Workers at Ikea distribution centers in Joliet and Minooka have voted to unionize with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, part of a global campaign targeting the furniture retailer. The union, known as IAM, said it has won the right to…

This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! The future of organized labor rests solidly on the shoulders of the next generation, and even in a post-Janus era, the signs are excellent that millennials are ready…

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Last year, Salesforce Tower opened in San Francisco. One of the tallest buildings in the country coming online would be a high-water mark for most cities, but not the City by the Bay. With a new arena, more skyscrapers and massive redevelopments in the works, San Francisco’s evolution is just getting started. And it’s all…

The Trump administration’s war against federal workers continues as it threatens to close an agency and lay off its employees. USA Today reports: “President Donald Trump’s administration is threatening to furlough or lay off up to 150 employees at the Office of Personnel Management if Congress does not agree to eliminate the federal agency or find a new…

Anaheim, CA—As the Anaheim City Council opened its Tuesday evening meeting, hundreds of workers, renters and local activists rallied on the steps of City Hall to demand an “Honest Anaheim.” Banding together in a joint campaign, they demanded that City leaders serve constituents over corporations, developers, and billionaires like Angels owner Arte Moreno. Two items on…