This afternoon, in accordance with today’s NLRB ruling, the UAW filed a new petition on behalf of Chattanooga production and maintenance workers. This morning the NLRB directed the Board’s Regional Office to dismiss a petition filed on April 9 but stated that the UAW could “immediately file a new petition.” This afternoon, as soon it was able to do so, the UAW immediately filed a new petition, again seeking a vote among Chattanooga production and maintenance workers.
(ST. LOUIS, Missouri) – Standing before U.S. and international labor leaders at the AFL-CIO national convention Tuesday, UAW President Dennis Williams delivered remarks before AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka presented the storied George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award to the jailed Korean labor leader Han Sang-gyun (pronounced HAHN SAHNG-GUHN). Since December 2015, Sang-gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), has been incarcerated and KCTU General Secretary Lee Young-joo has been under house arrest. The charges against both unionists relate to organizing a public protest against regressive labor law reforms put forth by the government of former South Korean President ... Read more
As workers at the Fuyao Glass Plant in Morain, Ohio, continue their struggle to form a union, a new petition is making the rounds online. The petition calls out the nearly $22 million in tax incentives that Fuyao received from Ohio taxpayers. In return for that investment, Ohio taxpayers are calling on Fuyao to deliver good, safe jobs for the citizens of Ohio — not the kinds of jobs that would land a company on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen list. If you believe that workers at Fuyao in Morain, Ohio, should have good, safe ... Read more