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UAW and VW efforts to establish first works council in the U.S. fails

USA - March 5 2014 The United Auto Workers (UAW), which already represents most of the largest carmakers in the United States, was unsuccessful in its efforts to…

Robert W. Mulcahy.

Minimum wage issue spreading to the private sector

USA - July 7 2014 Last week, furniture retailer IKEA announced that it would be raising pay in its 38 retail locations in the United States stores to an average…

Robert W. Mulcahy.

Collegiate student-athlete union seeks NLRB recognition

USA - February 10 2014 On January 28, 2014, Northwestern University football players took a historic first step toward having collegiate student-athletes recognized as…

David W. Croysdale.

Pressure mounts against fast-food and retail industries to increase the minimum wage, as strikes and protests increase

USA - June 9 2014 Further protests against the fast food industry were held on May 15 by a coalition of unions and community groups. There were 150 strikes staged in…

Robert W. Mulcahy.

Campaign to raise minimum wage scores three more significant victories

USA - July 24 2014 In July, the "Minimum Wage Working Group", a task force created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, recommended that the city increase its minimum wage…

Robert W. Mulcahy, Brian P. Paul.