United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain walks with union members striking at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., early Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Workers Strike Against Big 3 Automakers for First Time in History

The strikes will likely chart the future of the union and of America's homegrown auto industry at a time when US labor is flexing its might and the companies face a historic transition from building internal combustion automobiles to making electric vehicles.

FILE - A sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington, May 6, 2020. The U.S. House has failed to override President Joe Biden’s first veto on Thursday, March 23, 2023. The House was trying to override Biden's veto of a Republican-led bill that would have banned the consideration of environmental, social or governance issues in investment decisions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Arizona Truck Drivers Owed Share of $5.6M in Back Wages and Damages, Labor Dept. Says

Labor officials said Parts Authority Arizona LLC and Arizona Logistics Inc. wrongly classified workers as independent contractors.

UPS teamsters and workers hold a rally in downtown Los Angeles, as a national strike deadline nears on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. A little more than a week after contract talks between United Parcel Service and the union representing 340,000 of its workers broke down, UPS said it will begin training nonunion employees in the U.S. to step in should there be a strike, which the union has vowed to do if no agreement is reached by the end of this month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
340,000 UPS Workers Could Strike on Aug. 1—Here’s Why

Although several of the Teamsters’ demands have been met, the union is still pushing to raise wages for part-time workers at UPS, who earn a minimum of only $16.20 per hour. "These part-timers are working at poverty wages," Teamsters President Sean O'Brien said.

City of Phoenix lifeguard Carrie Nelson is the manager at Encanto pool.  June 14, 2023 (Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
Another Summer, Another Lifeguard Shortage, as Phoenix Pools Cut Hours, Openings

A $3,000 incentive program brought a boom in lifeguard applications to the city of Phoenix this year, but not enough lifeguards and pool managers to open more than 18 of the city’s 29 pools this summer.

Great Neck, N.Y.: A woman holds up a sign as she joins other protestors in a rally against what they perceive to be union busting tactics, outside a Starbucks in Great Neck, New York,  demanding the reinstatement of a former employee on August 15, 2022. (Photo by Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
Workers at Another Gilbert Starbucks Vote to Unionize for Better Conditions

Another Starbucks in Gilbert has voted to unionize, joining 7 others in Arizona.

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Prescott VA Facility Put Workers in Danger, US Labor Department Says

Federal labor officials found that the US Department of Veterans Affairs exposed workers at its facility in Prescott to potentially deadly hazards. 

The Arizona Republic building is seen on Monday, June 5, 2023, in Phoenix. The strike against the parent company Gannett involves hundreds of journalists at newspapers in eight states, including the Arizona Republic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Republic Journalists Among Hundreds Striking to Demand Change at Newspaper Chain

Journalists at two dozen local newspapers across the US walked off the job Monday to demand an end to painful cost-cutting measures and a change of leadership at Gannett, the country's biggest newspaper chain.