Feb 14, 2014 — The issue of union representation at a plant that produces Passat sedans has drawn comments from a senator and President Obama. The UAW sees the plant as a chance to gain needed momentum in building up its membership.
Jan 24, 2014 — Also: Chang-rae Lee on his reading habits; how Jennifer Weiner helps the New York literary world stay relevant.
Jan 16, 2014 — Employees at an Amazon.com facility in Delaware have decided against forming a labor union. The company is openly opposed to unions and has successfully fought previous efforts to unionize here, but the attempts had never before gotten as far as an employee vote.
Oct 18, 2013 — The unions have demanded a bigger share of the system's $125 million surplus. BART serves 200,000 riders each day.
Jul 2, 2013 — A strike has shut down the San Francisco area's rail system for a second day, stretching out commute times and confusing tourists and residents alike. Many people who rely on the system say they wish labor and management could just settle.
Jul 1, 2013 — Monday's strike bogged down commuters in the San Francisco area. Member station KQED says some 200,000 people looked for alternative ways to get to work.
Dec 10, 2012 — The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.
Sep 16, 2012 — The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.
Sep 11, 2012 — Late-night negotiations have failed for a second day to resolve an impasse between the Chicago Teachers Union and city officials over such issues as teacher evaluations.
Mar 30, 2012 — Republican Gov. Scott Walker ran into voter backlash last year after he signed a law stripping public employees' unions of collective bargaining rights.