Tag: Organized Labor

Dissent in Ranks of Hollywood Writers Who Fired Their Agents

The two unions representing television and movie writers took a firm stance in April, when they instructed their members to fire their agents and sued the four biggest talent agencies in Hollywood. Now a faction of writers who belong to the Writers Guild of America West and the Writers Guild of America East are beginning […]

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Tony Clark’s Second Chance

When Tony Clark turned 30 years old, he was coming off an All-Star season and earning $5 million, the highest salary of his 15-year major league career. Two years later, in 2004, he was a part-time player for the Yankees whose salary had been cut by 85 percent. Clark considered his ordeal as he stood […]

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Employee Activism Is Alive in Tech. It Stops Short of Organizing Unions.

SAN FRANCISCO — In February, about a dozen employees at a small technology company called NPM embarked on an effort that is often frowned upon at start-ups: trying to unionize. For more than three months, the workers had battled the company’s new management over their hours, a changing workplace culture and diversity issues, said seven […]

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Debate Over Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Rights in California Has Split Labor

California’s labor movement recently seemed on the verge of a new era for worker rights. A state court ruled that workers in the gig economy should have many of the protections of employment, like a minimum wage and overtime pay. And the State Assembly passed a bill codifying that ruling and adding more protections. But […]

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William Morris Endeavor Hits Back in Fight With Hollywood Writers

Two months after some 7,000 television and movie writers fired their talent agents en masse, the legal fight between the two sides escalated on Monday. William Morris Endeavor, one of the four major Hollywood agencies, filed a lawsuit in a California federal court, arguing that the affiliated unions that represent the writers had engaged “in […]

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Volkswagen Factory Workers in Tennessee Reject Union

In the latest defeat for organized labor in the South, workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee rejected an effort to form a union this week. Of the roughly 1,600 workers who voted, 833 opposed the unionization effort, according to results released late Friday. The United Automobile Workers has been trying to organize the factory, […]

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11,000 People Who Prepare Your Airline Food Are Considering a Strike

When President Trump announced a deal to end the government shutdown in January, hours after the Federal Aviation Administration briefly stopped flights into La Guardia Airport amid a shortage of air traffic controllers, many concluded that workers’ impact on travel had led the White House to retreat. “I think it’s really obvious to all aviation […]

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Trump’s War on Worker Rights

President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers. In recent months, the administration has moved to tighten qualifications for who must be paid the minimum wage and who must be paid overtime. It is […]

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Pelosi Slow-Walks Trump’s New Nafta Deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is resisting pressure from the Trump administration to quickly approve an updated North American trade deal and is telling lawmakers and union officials that a planned study of the agreement could drag on well into the fall, people familiar with the situation said. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation in parliament […]

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