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Labor Unions: Examples of Labor Unions

This guide will give and overview of labor unions.

Prominent Unions

National Unions from

This information was from the webpage. To find a detailed list of unions please visit the United States Department of Labor Find It! Audience- Labor Unions webpage. 

National Labor Relations Board

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): The NLRB works to protect employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have union representation. The agency also tries to prevent and change unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative.

Examples of Unions

Below are examples of unions that were in the news lately. The information presented is only for the purpose of showing how unions and union related events are in the news. 

College athletes take steps to form labor union

Article written by Daniel Uthman, USA TODAY Sports 7:37 a.m. EST January 29, 2014

Fast Food Workers Strike

Fast-food workers strike for higher pay 

Gary Strauss, USA TODAY, 9:29 a.m. EDT August 30, 2013

Taco Bell employee Shanise Stitt pickets with other protesters in front of a Church's Chicken fast food restaurant Aug. 29 in Detroit. Fast food employees and supporters staged demonstrations in several cities during a nationwide protest for higher wages.

Chicago Teachers Union

Local unions are typically are members of a state association. The state association is typically an affiliate of the national association.

The Example with the Chicago Teachers Union:

Chicago Teachers Strike Update, in the September 10, 2012 online Chicago Tribune

Chicago Teachers Union is a member of the Illinois Education Association which is and affiliate of the National Education Association.

Press Release on Why The Chicago Teachers And School Personnel Have Called A Strike

Unions in the News