A historic union election is underway in the Deep South. NPR reports: “In Alabama, a high-stakes election gets underway Monday. More than 5,000 workers at Mercedes-Benz near Tuscaloosa, Ala., are voting on whether to join the United Auto Workers union. For months, there’s been fierce campaigning all around. Pro-union workers at Mercedes are hoping for a…

The following statement was issued by the Department of Labor on a case involving children being used as janitors in slaughterhouses. The Department of Labor has entered into a consent order and judgment, approved by a federal court in Iowa on May 6, 2024, with a Tennessee cleaning contractor that requires the employer to pay $649,304…

A major contact battle has firefighters locked out. The Huffington Post reports: “Boeing locked out 125 unionized firefighters and emergency responders from their jobs in Washington state this weekend as the two sides battle over a new four-year contract. The aircraft manufacturer and the workers’ union, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local I-66, have…

Amazon is back in the news with another labor law violation. The Seattle Times reports: “Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor law when he said workers would be better off without a union, an administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board has found. Judge Brian Gee ruled Wednesday that a series of…

Student graduate workers scored a major union win at the University of Pennsylvania. The Philly Voice reports: “Graduate student workers at the University of Pennsylvania held a two-day election that ended with the group overwhelmingly supporting unionization. About 95% of voters backed Graduate Employees Together – University of Pennsylvania (GET-UP) formally becoming a part of…