Posts Tagged ‘United Auto Workers’

Some things to read on Labor Day weekend

September 2, 2016

Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don’t Apply by Matt Kennard and Claire Provost for In These Times.

Trade Unions and the Fate of the American Left, an interview of political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. on The Real News Network.

How Unions Change Universities by Marley-Vincent Lindsey for Jacobin magazine.

Making Green Jobs Good Jobs by Kate Aranoff for In These Times.

The Housing Monster: a worker’s critique of the construction industry.

Abolish Restaurants: a worker’s critique of the food service industry.

Nearly 10,000 Current and Former Chipotle Workers Join in Wage Theft Class Action Suit, an interview of labor lawyer Kent Williams on The Real News Network.

No Other Way Than Struggle: The Farmworker-Led Boycott of Driscoll’s Berries, an interview of labor leader Felimoñ Peneda by David Bacon for Truthout.

Meet Jacqui Maxwell, the United Auto Worker Who Interrupted Trump’s Economic Speech in Detroit, an interview on Democracy Now

The case against labor unions

February 16, 2014

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I wonder which of these arguments convinced workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee to vote against being represented by the United Auto Workers, even though management had no objection to the union.  Or maybe the workers accepted the argument that union representation would kill Tennessee’s low-wage strategy for industrial development.

Click on Anti-Union Voce Will Kill New Tennessee Production Line by Moon of Alabama and The Completely Baffling Tale of the Tennessee Auto Workers by Charles Pierce of Esquire for background.

Also, Auto union loses historic election at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee by Lydia Depillis of the Washington Post. [added 2/17/14]

Also, A Titanic Defeat by Eric Loomis for Lawyers, Guns and Money. [added 2/19/14]

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