Workers Sue to End Collusion Between Big Labor and Big Business

VW employees ask federal judge to intervene in efforts by VW and UAW to unionize Tennessee plant
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. / AP

Autoworkers who voted down a United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization attempt at a Volkswagen (VW) plant are asking a federal judge to end collusion between the labor union and the car company.

None of the Top 10 Biggest Political Donors are Republican

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The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.

CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or “on the fence,” meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.

UAW Loses at VW

Tennessee workers reject recruitment bid by UAW
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Workers at a Tennessee automobile plant rejected the United Auto Workers union’s bid to break into the right-to-work state on Friday.

Biden Thanks UAW for Helping Start Political Career

Major Democratic donor has benefitted majorly from Obama administration
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Vice President Joe Biden thanked the United Auto Workers for helping him get his start in the Senate at the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference on Wednesday.

VW Employees Claim UAW Misled Them

Complaint filed with NLRB over ‘misleading tactics’ that could lead to backdoor unionization
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Volkswagen (VW) workers are claiming that the United Auto Workers (UAW) union used ‘misleading tactics’ in its push to unionize a plant in right-to-work Tennessee.

Confessions of an Undocumented Reporter

FEATURE: A man without papers navigates the immigration rally
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We were instructed to rise up out of the shadows. To band together, stand together, take our calloused hands and claw our way out of the shadows. To demand, to sit-in until the shadows had evaporated. Tens of thousands responded to the call, chanting “Si Se Puede.”

The UAW Versus the World

Union, Democrats argue against inclusion of Japan in trade treaty
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A trade agreement that has garnered broad support from a diverse array of organizations in the United States has drawn staunch opposition from labor unions and congressional Democrats.

Right to Work Spreading to Michigan

Lame duck session could yield right to work legislation in heavily unionized state
Rick Snyder / AP

One of the nation’s most heavily unionized states may soon become one of the largest right-to-work states in the country, a development some union members could not be more thrilled about.