Mon., June 17, 2013 11:04am
The Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments Monday from former auto workers who say Kia didn’t hire them to work at its West Point plant because the workers are union members. The workers are suing Kia and the state for access to records from the state’s QuickStart program, which screened and hired workers for the plant.
Tue., March 26, 2013 9:03am
The Georgia business lobby won another victory Monday as the Senate approved a change on paycheck deductions for union dues and limited unemployment benefits for certain temporary workers.
Tue., March 5, 2013 9:57am
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved two labor law changes that Republican leaders say would protect workers and boost market competition. Democratic opponents, meanwhile, criticized the bills as attacks on the rights of organized labor.
Mon., December 17, 2012 5:13pm
A judge has ruled that the state of Georgia must release records about how it helped hire workers at Kia Motors’ West Point plant. Former autoworkers say lawmakers conspired with Kia to avoid hiring anyone with a union background.
Tue., May 15, 2012 4:09pm
Former autoworkers are suing the state of Georgia. They claim lawmakers conspired with Kia Motors to avoid hiring employees with union backgrounds. The lawsuit accuses lawmakers of helping cover up Kia’s bias against former union workers.
Tue., May 1, 2012 7:03am
Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are planning a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that they're billing as a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.
Mon., November 14, 2011 5:29pm
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is trying to undo a National Labor Relations Board decision allowing unions to organize just a handful of workers at a business. He and 28 co-sponsors have introduced a bill to reverse the decision, which would allow different employee groups to organize as different collective bargaining units.
Tue., March 29, 2011 6:04pm
The change could not likely have happened without a rule change in 2010. Non-votes no longer count as “no” votes.
Tue., April 27, 2010 2:51pm
Union workers will get the largest part of construction jobs at Plant Vogtl