Labor Notes #426

This was new territory for the shop steward—trying to help out a transgender worker—but he knew his job was the same as ever: protect her rights.

Workers at the North Carolina Cummins diesel engine plant won wage increases this summer—even without having a recognized union or majority union support inside their shop.

McDonald’s workers demanding “$15 and a union” have reason to cheer. A move by the National Labor Relations Board throws a big wrench in the corporation’s franchise system and could open the door to more worker organizing.

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