SAN FRANCISCO - "Wage theft" may not yet be a household word, but it's a constant, dismal reality for millions across the U.S.
About 650 workers at the St. Francis Hotel, one of the city's oldest and most luxurious, walked out on strike on November 18.
"The company wants to make us pay $350 a month for our family health care; for me that would mean a 10 percent wage cut."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has weighed in on the planned November 29 elections in Honduras, with an open letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He's had a gun put up to his head during a robbery. He's been assaulted with a crowbar, and had every window in his car broken. He's had a jagged beer bottle shoved into his neck.
Update: GEO picketing was suspended at 1:00 CST on the 17th, following a bargaining session with the administration in which tuition waivers were secured.
Americans for Finance Reform is making it clear that curbing the power of the nation's finance industry will help boost the economy more than focusing on deficits.
CHICAGO - "The stock market rebound is great news, I suppose, but it means nothing for us at home."
CHICAGO - After a 10-week strike to save their jobs, health care and union, seventy Teamster Local 743 members at S K Handtools voted 3 to 1 to accept the company offer and began returning to work Nov. 6.
The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been engaged in a hard fought struggle to establish adequate compensation for its members.