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Mixed results for UAW as it pushes south

The attempt by the United Auto Workers union to gain a stronger foothold in the politically conservative South faltered in mid-May when workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, voted against joining the union.

Disneyland Resort actors vote union

Performers who play characters like Mickey Mouse and Goofy at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California voted overwhelmingly in May to join the Actors’ Equity Association.

School segregation on the rise

School segregation has been rising over the past three decades, with the greatest increase in large school districts, according to new research from Stanford University and the University of Southern California.

Union households are wealthier

Typical union households have 1.7 times the median wealth as their nonunion counterparts, according to a new Center for American Progress report

Anti-abortion video headed to schools

At least four states are considering following North Dakota in mandating that a factually incorrect and misleading animated video of fetal development be shown in elementary schools.

Starbucks agrees to nationwide bargaining

Starbucks is slated to begin bargaining in late April with delegates from its 400 unionized stores after agreeing to end its two-year campaign against union organizing.