Archive for the ‘Labor Unions’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 24-March 2, 2014)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014


Trade unions in America: Chattanooga shoo-shoo; The union movement misses a big opportunity to halt its decline.” Economist. February 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 27-February 2, 2014)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


Why Alt-Labor Groups Are Making Employers Mighty Nervous.” By Lane Windham. American Prospect. January 30, 2014.

Union membership held steady in 2013, but the trends aren’t good.” By Laura Clawson. Daily Kos. January 27, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 20-26, 2014)

Monday, January 27th, 2014


Labor Union Membership Rate Stays Steady in 2013; While Public-Sector Members Fell 1.6%, the Private-Sector Inched Up.” By Melanie Trottman. Wall Street Journal. January 25, 2014.
Related story:
Unions Decline in Public Sector.” New York Times. January 25, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 14-20, 2013)

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


Commissioners allowing DWP nonprofits to audit themselves; Two groups managed by the DWP and its biggest union have a month to account for the expenditure of more than $40 million in ratepayer funds.” No by-line. Los Angeles Times. October 17, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 7-13, 2013)

Monday, October 14th, 2013


Strife Joins Minnesota Musicians in Concert.” New York Times. October 7, 2013. [For story, go to Arts & Culture].

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 30-October 6, 2013)

Monday, October 7th, 2013


San Francisco Ballet Reaches Agreement With Dancers’ Union.” By Felicia R. Lee. New York Times. October 3, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 9-15, 2013)

Monday, September 16th, 2013


AFL-CIO Members Back Link to Outside Groups; President Trumka Says Move to Forge Closer Ties Will Help Labor Federation.” By Melanie Trottman. Wall Street Journal. September 9, 2013.
Related stories:
Labor embraces the new America.” Op-ed. Washington Post. September 11, 2013.
At Labor Group, a Sense of a Broader Movement.” New York Times. September 14, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 12-18, 2013)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


Labor in the Walmart economy; The AFL-CIO Is Exploring New Investments in Alt-Labor and Texas Organizing.” By Josh Eidelson. Nation. August 16, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 29-August 4, 2013)

Monday, August 5th, 2013


Labor union ‘raids’ on rise as rivals seek to boost membership, clout; In the face of a steadily declining labor movement, unions are increasingly battling one another, devoting resources to gaining members from rivals rather than focusing on the 88.2% of the workforce that is not unionized.” By Alana Semuels. Los Angeles Times. August 2, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 22-28, 2013)

Monday, July 29th, 2013


Worker Centers Offer a Backdoor Approach to Union Organizing; Community Groups Aren’t Restricted by National Labor Laws Governing Unions.” By Kris Maher. Wall Street Journal. July 23, 2013.