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How to Grow a Union in an Anti-union State

Jana Kasperkevic marketplace.org
Union organizers in states like Tennessee are hoping to change that. Since 2010, the number of union members in Tennessee has grown from 115,000 to 155,000. Still, only 5.7 percent of Tennessee workers are members of a union.How To Patrick Green, even one new member is a big deal. Green is a president of Local 1235, which is part of the Amalgamated Transit Union in Nashville, Tennessee. In the three years that he has been leading the union, the local’s membership rate went up by 36 percent, despite being in a right-to-work state.

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Unions React to the MAX Killings

Don McIntosh NW Labor Press
The May 26 attacks on the MAX light rail train hit close to home for many local union members.

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Transit Labor Clash Resolved After Deadly Accident

Justin Pritchard and Lisa Leff Aurora Advocate (Associated Press)
The breakthrough came after the worker deaths in Walnut Creek on Saturday. By Sunday, union leaders said they were ready to make concessions. By Monday, both sides agreed to sit down and a deal was struck in time to get limited train service running for the Tuesday morning commute.

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Judge Grants Bay Area Transit Strike Reprieve

By Sudhin Thanawala The Sacramento Bee
Negotiations between BART and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 began months ago, but the two sides remained tens of millions of dollars apart on wages, pensions and health care benefits last week.
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