WASHINGTON—The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers cannot prevent workers from wearing union apparel or insignias on the job, absent special circumstances that justify such a restriction.
CHATTANOOGA, TN—For the second time in five years, a slim majority of hourly workers at Volkswagen's 8-year-old assembly plant here has rejected a bid to unionize with the UAW. Voting from June 13 to June 15 showed that 51.8 percent of workers cast ballots against the union.
BISMARCK, ND—A vote to unionize Bobcat’s assembly plant here failed late last week. A number of workers had formed a campaign to join the United Steelworkers Union, but the workers ultimately voted not to form a union at this time.
TORONTO—Two of Canada’s most prominent unions—the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union—are holding merger talks in what could become the biggest consolidation in Canadian labor history.