Stories by Bruce Vail

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Posted on: Jan 18, 2017, Source: In These Times

This is a major victory full of important lessons.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2017, Source: In These Times

If such a law passes, as it looks likely to do, Kentucky will become the 27th state to go right-to-work.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2016, Source: In These Times

The new lawsuit comes from a Boston attorney who gained legal fame by beating corporate giants like FedEx and Starbucks in similar cases.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2016, Source: In These Times

The tally was a lot closer than most observers thought likely and shows the level of division within the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: In These Times

Hoffa was first elected in 1998 and has been re-elected easily three times since then.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2016, Source: In These Times

Pro-business members on the all-Democrat 15-member council were able to hold together an alliance against the higher minimum wage.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: In These Times

A new bill would raise the minimum wage in steps from the current $8.25 an hour to $15 by 2020.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: In These Times

The push is underway now to get it passed this year, and almost certainly will be passed by early next year, at the latest, activists say.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016, Source: In These Times

The retired union members are concentrated on pressuring lawmakers to prevent any immediate cuts.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: In These Times

The onslaught against labor continues.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nevada is the 11th state to enact password protection legislation designed to ensure online privacy for workers.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: In These Times

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon review a case on “neutrality” agreements in union campaigns, which could make organizing more difficult.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: In These Times

A grocery store chain threatened to fire workers for talking about their jobs on Facebook and Twitter--but the workers took their fight to the NLRB, and won.

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: In These Times

A judge allows the company to cancel its union contracts; on the same day, the Twinkie-maker sends lay-off notices to all 18,500 workers.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: In These Times

As families of dead miners mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, there is little consolation in the way of improved safety laws or reforms.