Alexandra Bradbury

As the assault on union standards continues—wherever we still have them—glimmers of hope in 2015 came from below.

Teamsters who transport new cars to dealerships slammed a concessionary master agreement that "would have been the nail in the coffin of unionized carhauling."

Chrysler Workers Vote Up Improved Deal

After overwhelmingly voting down the first version of a tentative agreement, Chrysler workers have ratified the second version, which gives Tier 2 workers a path to Tier 1 pay—though not comparable benefits.

In local after local, auto workers voted down a national deal with Chrysler, aiming to force their union bargainers back to the table. Some call the contract a "bridge to nowhere."

A new committee of AFSCME 3299 members wants the union to aid social movements for racial justice. But the group's first step is more modest: starting one-on-one conversations.

Riding a wave of anger at pension cuts and other concessions, the campaign that's challenging President James Hoffa in 2016 has collected more member signatures than any other opposition ticket in the union in two decades.

On the heels of one-day strikes, Washington's highest court announced it will start charging a penalty of $100,000 a day for illegally underfunding public schools.

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