April

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6,000 miners rally in fight for pensions

"We are going to stand up, fight back and go to jail for our members - and that is something Peabody can't buy."

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Today in labor history: Poor Peoples March began in Washington, D.C.

The Poor Peoples March began in Washington D.C. less than a month after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

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OSHA marks Workers Memorial Day by focus on contract workers

"Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs and are not receiving the training and protective measures required."

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May Day 2013: Workers march all over the world

May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.

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Catholic school teacher, fired for being gay, draws wide support

Carla Hale, beloved 19-year teacher at Bishop Watterson High School here, was fired by the Catholic Diocese in March for "violating the morality clause."

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Austin cabbies affiliate with AFL-CIO

Today in Austin, Texas, the National Taxi Workers Alliance granted its first local chapter charter since it joined the AFL-CIO.

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Obama budget seeks more funding for job retraining

But, in a tight budget environment for domestic programs and with House Republicans' hostility towards workers, there appear to be long odds against the success of his plan.

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Hyatt says it won’t put a housekeeper on its board

Instead, Hyatt Hotels announced its nomination of a longtime financial executive and McDonald's Board Member, Cary McMillan, to join its board of directors.

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Chicago retail and fast food workers rally for $15

Hundreds of Chicago's retail and fast food workers rallied at St. James Cathedral last night after having walked off their jobs early in the day.

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Protests force feds to back down on airplane knives

Union protests forced the Obama administration's TSA to yank its plan to let airplane passengers bring small knives aboard planes.

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