Chicago fast food and retail workers walk out

They've dubbed their push The Fight for $15 campaign after their aim of winning $15 an hour for workers.


Union leaders reiterate support for immigration reform

Union leaders have strongly supported comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.


Mexican union leader: Corruption stripping workers of their dignity


The president of Mexico's National Union of Miners, Metalworkers and Steelworkers, known as Los Mineros, reveals the government and business rot in detail.



Today in labor history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.


Sumi Abedin, survivor of Bangladesh factory fire, tours U.S. (with video)

When fire broke out the supervisors told the female employees to return to work but smoke soon filled the factory.


Obama nominee’s support for civil rights too much for GOP

Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.


Over labor opposition, House OKs anti-NLRB bill

Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House has narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.


Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.


Today in labor history: A. Phillip Randolph was born

Randolph played a leading role in the fight for civil and labor rights, from the 1930s through the 1960s.


Postal unions welcome continuation of Saturday deliveries

But the unions added saving Saturday is not enough.  Postal Workers President Cliff Guffey said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe still want to speed up mail sorting center closures.

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