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Why Four Organizing Wins Are a Snapshot of the Future of Working People

Trump Las Vegas Workers Vote “YES” to Join the Union in NLRB Election

Working people across the country continue to join together to express their collective voice on the job. Eric Hauser, AFL-CIO's strategic adviser and communications director, spoke to the recent victories.

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Auto Workers to Form Chattanooga Local

UAW members didn't give up after a vote to unionize at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., barely missed passage in February. They continued to move forward, and the union announced Thursday that it had reached a consensus with VW and will form Local 42 for workers at the Chattanooga plant. While no formal agreement has been reached, UAW officials say they expect the automaker to recognize the union once enough of the plant's employees have signed up, although no specific threshold was announced.

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NLRB Charges Kellogg with Unlawful Conduct in Memphis Lockout

The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint Thursday against the Kellogg Co., charging the cereal maker with violating federal labor law in its more than five-month lockout of 22 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., plant. 

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Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy the Bay Area Bias on Flickr, cropped by AFL-CIO

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the people or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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The Final Countdown: Snow Doesn't Stop Volkswagen Workers from Voting Union 'Yes' with UAW

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., are braving snow and extreme winter conditions this week to ensure their voice is heard on a union vote to be represented by UAW. Polls close tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST and the final count is expected to be announced at 10:30 p.m. EST. 

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Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee to Vote on Forming First Works Council in U.S.

Photo courtesy Karen Roe

On Feb. 12–14, workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen factory will vote to unionize. If successful, they plan to organize under the works council model that is common at the company's factories outside the United States. Currently, the Tennessee location is the only major Volkswagen production facility in the world that does not have labor representation. Works councils enable workers to collaborate with management in improving the workplace and increasing company success.

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Tennessee Anti-Union Voices Ignore Positive Economic Impact of Workers Having a Voice on the Job

Photo of worker holding UAW sign at D.C. protest.

In September, the majority of workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., signed cards authorizing their affiliation with the UAW and the creation of a German-style "works council" at the plant. Daniel Cornfield, a professor of sociology and political science at Vanderbilt University, says those speaking out against the workers and the UAW need to take a look at positive economic impact unionized workers and the companies they work at have on Tennessee.

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