Workers in Tennessee can vote on a union thanks to a NLRB decision. Reuters reports: “A U.S. labor board has cleared the way for 86 technicians at Nissan Motor Co’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant to vote on whether to join a union, rejecting the automaker’s claim that the unit should include thousands of production workers. The Democrat-controlled…

Disney union members said no to a weak offer by management. The New York Times reports: “Add escalating labor tensions at Walt Disney World to the list of problems at the world’s largest entertainment company. Unions that represent about 32,000 full-time workers at Disney World — ride operators, costumed performers, housekeepers, restaurant and shop employees,…

African American history is rich in labor history. Labor movement supporters like A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King Jr. are an integral part of the country’s history. U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). and U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY-16) have reintroduced African American History Act as a way to provide the resources to help educate Americans…

Hourly workers at GM are set to receive their biggest profit-sharing checks yet. The Detroit News reports: “General Motors Co. will deliver its largest profit-sharing payouts ever to employees next month ― up to $12,750 this year to about 42,300 eligible hourly workers, according to the company’s financial results released Tuesday. Employees will receive their…

Fast food workers could get increased labor protections if a bill passes in Virginia. Restaurant Dive reports: “Virginia has introduced a bill that would create a council to regulate wages and working conditions for fast food workers. HB 2478 would impact any fast food chain with more than 100 restaurants nationwide. The bill is markedly similar to California’s…

The union wave continues to gather steam at one of America’s favorite grocery chains. CBS News reports: “A Trader Joe’s store in Louisville, Kentucky, has become the grocery chain’s third to vote to unionize. Workers at the store voted 48-36 in favor of the union Thursday evening, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which…

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