1. UAW Not Giving Up on the South

Los Angeles Times

Speed Read:

Close vote still shows how chal­leng­ing it is for UAW to orga­nize new­ly built plants in the South.

AFL CIO (remem­ber that acronym?) says they are going to keep try­ing.

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Drill-Down Details:

  • Unions keep talk­ing about rais­ing wages and improv­ing work con­di­tions
  • Union exec­u­tive coun­cil meet­ing in Hous­ton to re-group
  • Leader of labor move­ment is down­play­ing defeat
  • Sees progress in the South as being dif­fi­cult in short term
  • Sees Lati­no pop­u­la­tion growth in South as an oppor­tu­ni­ty
  • Union is suc­cess­ful with min­i­mum wage change & fast food work­ers
  • Mak­ing progress on social pol­i­cy front
  • Mem­ber­ship is 11.3% of work force nation­al­ly


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