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Front Line: Union Activity Showing Recent Spikes - Area Development
Although unions’ influence in the U.S. has diminished over the last four decades, they are still playing a key role in manufacturing and, more recently, the distribution sector.
area-development-features  frontline  labor  workforce  unions  right-to-work  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Unions Are Dead? Why Competition Is Paying Off For America's Best Workers - Forbes
Companies that don't invest in talent management will be left behind," predicts Zillow's Rascoff. This is not just HR gobbledygook, this is mission-critical work." A mission that defines America's new labor reality.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  labor  workforce  unions  right-to-work  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The New World of Right to Work - Area Development
When making the location decision, companies should be wary of using RTW status as a location requirement and instead dig deeper into regional and local union activity.
area-development-features  math  right-to-work  unions  workforce  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Amazon is starting to experience the headache of running an airline — Quartz
The pilots’ union says low wages are hurting the ability of Amazon’s shipping contractors to keep pilots on board; many are quitting to join other, better paying airlines, leaving the remaining pilots with too much work, the union said.
this-week-387  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology  logistics  supply-chain  unions  jobs  seattle  Washington  pacific-states 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Wake up, Illinois. You're surrounded. - Chicago Tribune
To chants from union protesters, new Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation Monday making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state in the nation. Republican House. Republican Senate. Republican governor. Done, done, done.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  Matt  illinois  midwest  missouri  right-to-work  unions  labor  workforce  site-selection  economic-development  jobs 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
‘Right-to-work’ movement claims victory in Missouri, eyes NH next - Fox News
Republican Governor Eric Greitens signed legislation on Monday making Missouri the latest “right-to-work” state, as the growing movement sets its sights next on New Hampshire, hoping to break into one of the labor unions’ last remaining strongholds.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  right-to-work  unions  workforce  labor  economic-development  missouri  midwest  manufacturing 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Americans Don’t Miss Manufacturing — They Miss Unions - FiveThirtyEight
Manufacturing no longer plays its former role in the economy, and not only because there are far fewer factory jobs than in the past. The jobs being created today often pay less than those of the past — sometimes far less.
manufacturing  jobs  unions  this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans $900 Million Investment At Chicago Assembly Plant, As Part of UAW Contract - Area Development
A tentative labor agreement between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers, which has to be ratified by plant workers, would generate a $900 million investment at the Chicago Assembly Plant on Torrence Avenue and create approximately 200 new jobs at the plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  Ford  illinois  midwest  chicago  jobs  manufacturing  unions  right-to-work 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Why are unions so focused on fighting trade deals? - Brookings Institution
A shrinking slice of American union workers are in industries exposed to imports and other pressures from international trade. Yet, among all the threats to organized labor and the wages of American workers, the AFL-CIO has made a priority of fighting the Obama administration on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which probably won’t much have much economic impact anyhow. Why?
free-trade-agreements  foreign-trade-agreements  business-globalization  unions  organized-labor  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Law - INDYSTAR
The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Indiana's "right to work" law, reversing a Lake County ruling that found the law violated the state constitution.
this-week-283  around-the-web  matt  indiana  midwest  right-to-work  unions 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Critical Site Selection Factor #9: Low Union Profile - Unions Still a No-Go Factor for Many
Having a low union profile ranked as slightly more important in Area Development’s latest Corporate Survey, up one position to #9. But in a similarly incremental sense, U.S. unions overall actually may have gained some ground over the last year.
site-selection-factors  area-development-features  matt  unions  site-selection  economic-development  manufacturing  q4-2014 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Americans Approve of Unions but Support "Right to Work" - Gallup
A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as 75% in the 1950s. Currently, 38% disapprove of unions.
this-week-276  around-the-web  right-to-work  unions  surveys 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
VW Workers in Chattanooga Reject Auto Workers Union -
The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
this-week-250  around-the-web  matt  volkswagen  automotive-industry  chattanooga  tennessee  economic-development  unions  right-to-work 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
#10: Union Activity Can Be a Deal Breaker | 10 Critical Factors Driving the Location Decision - Area Development Online
In order to be able to keep wages in check and maintain a flexible operating environment, many companies put low union profile high on their list of site selection priorities.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  unions  area-development-features  workforce 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
What’s Behind the Decline of Unions in Manufacturing? - Industry Market Trends
Data shows that organized labor in the manufacturing industry has been on the decline for years. Yet questions remain as to why. Is it because unions are outdated and irrelevant to todays business environment? Or is it the result of companies threatening and intimidating workers?
unions  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-238  organized-labor 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials - NPR
When it comes to union organizing at an auto plant, the tension is typically between the workers and the management. But not at Volkswagen in Tennessee. There, the United Auto Workers is attempting to finally unionize the automaker's first foreign-owned plant in the South. And so far, Republican officials are the ones trying to stand in the way.
workforce-development  economic-development-news  unions  automotive-industry  government-policy  around-the-web  tennessee  right-to-work  volkswagen 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Bentley Takes Aim at Auto Unions as a Threat to Economic Development in Alabama -
Gov. Robert Bentley said a unionized Mercedes-Benz plant would make him unable to continue to tout the automaker in promoting the state’s economic development efforts.
automotive-industry  unions  mercedes-benz  economic-development  alabama  site-selection  right-to-work 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Unions See Sharp Decline In Membership - AP via
The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and — in some cases — limited collective bargaining rights.
unions  around-the-web  organized-labor  this-week-199  right-to-work 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA Again: What Onshoring Means for Commercial Real Estate - NREI
The effects can be seen in the numbers. Onshoring has contributed to a steady rise in manufacturing jobs within the U.S. since early 2010. Employment in the sector is expanding at an annual pace of roughly 2 percent.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-164  backshoring  site-selection  manufacturing  unions  labor  right-to-work 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Illusions - EconoMonitor
Suddenly, manufacturing is back – at least on the election trail. But don’t be fooled. The real issue isn’t how to get manufacturing back. It’s how to get good jobs and good wages back. They aren’t at all the same thing.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-157  government-policy  politics  manufacturing  right-to-work  unions  labor 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Why are unionised countries often successful in attracting foreign direct investment? - vox
If there is a thing that most policymakers are happy to receive, no matter where they are in the world, it is foreign direct investment. But how do you attract companies to your country if unionisation is pushing up wages? Surprisingly, countries with strong unions have been relatively successful. This column explains how.
fdi  business-globalization  labor  unions  economic-development-news  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Opinion: NLRB costing South Carolina jobs -
The federal government’s attempt to shutter a new Boeing manufacturing plant in South Carolina will have a profoundly negative impact on thousands of hardworking Americans — and the state’s entire economy. Right now, South Carolina’s unemployment rate is 10.9 percent.
organized-labor  unions  government-policy  boeing  south-carolina  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Nikki Haley: Obama's Silence on Boeing Is Unacceptable -
n October 2009, Boeing, long one of the best corporations in America, made an announcement that changed the economic outlook of South Carolina forever: The company's second line of 787 Dreamliners would be produced in North Charleston.
boeing  labor  government-policy  unions  south-carolina  washington  aerospace  around-the-web  twitterfeed  this-week-127 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Labor Board Says Boeing’s South Carolina Plant Breaks Law -
In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina.
labor  unions  boeing  aerospace  south-carolina  washington  site-selection  this-week-126  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
A Manufacturing Blog Featuring Manufacturing Strategies - Shopfloor
The National Labor Relations Board has posted the amicus briefs submitted in response to the NLRB’s review of a case that the board could use to justify a radical change in labor policy, the authorization of “micro unions.”
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-120  labor  government-policy  unions  manufacturing 
march 2011 by areadevelopment
Unions: Flailing in D.C. and making enemies on Main Street -
Not even the most union-friendly President in three decades can soften this harsh political terrain — a problem sure to vex his 2012 re-election bid.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-120  labor  government-policy  unions  obama 
march 2011 by areadevelopment
UAW Sets a Strategy on Foreign Car Plants -
The United Auto Workers union said it is prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in a bid to organize employees, including a new push for hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-111  automotive-industry  labor  unions  globalization 
january 2011 by areadevelopment
UAW to Target Foreign-Owned Car Plants in U.S. -
The head of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday the union will begin a campaign in January to organize hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-111  automotive-industry  labor  globalization  unions 
december 2010 by areadevelopment

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