collective bargaining

COMMENTARY

What’s at stake in Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, union vote: 5 questions answered

BY: - March 30, 2021

By Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University Several thousand Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are currently voting on whether to form the retailer’s first-ever union. The election has been contentious, with workers complaining that Amazon is using aggressive tactics to defeat the vote, while high-profile figures including President Joe Biden have weighed in on the side […]

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package

BY: - March 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the retirement plans of millions of union members. The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore […]

Buckeye Institute asks U.S. Supreme Court to review labor union case

BY: - January 26, 2021

An Ohio think tank is asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review a case in which it says a Marietta teacher should not be compelled to let a labor union speak for her. While union membership is not required for unionized jobs, dues to pay for collective bargaining done in behalf of […]