Tag: business unionism
UAW Members are on the Verge of Taking Back their Union
Stephen J. Silvia, American University School of International Service A fight for control of the United Auto Workers union is coming to a head in a historic election that’s expected to give rank-and-file workers a greater voice and could ultimately end decades of declining blue-collar compensation in this key sector of the economy. Ballot counting…
Auto Workers Turn a Corner for Strike Pay and Democracy
By Keith Brower Brown and Jane Slaughter for LaborNotes Reformers in the Auto Workers won day one strike pay at the union’s constitutional convention in Detroit last week. They also forced open debate on the top concession that has weakened the union in the last 15 years—tiered contracts that condemn newer workers to lower pay and…
Quiet on the Set!
A Recent History of IATSE Basic Agreement Negotiations By Aaron Hall for strikewave.com, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 On October 4th of this year, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE, also known as the IA) announced the results of the strike authorization vote taken among roughly 60,000 of its film industry workers in Hollywood and…