POWER Act would curb worker abuse, senator says

Lawmaker announces bill to strengthen immigrant and all workers' rights on the job.


Mine union leader on Massey CEO: Handcuff and jail him!

West Virginia coal miners stopped work April 16 to mourn the 29 killed at the Massey Energy mine, and President Obama ordered a top-to-bottom review of mine safety enforcement.


NYC labor movement: Let’s reclaim May Day

"Reclaim the history of May Day for the working class!" That was the message of the April 8 mobilization meeting for the May Day March and Rally that will take place May 1 in Manhattan's Foley Square.


Massey CEO to miners: I will close this mine if you vote union

"This guy, making $30-some million in 2005, went inside the coal mine and sat down with every single worker and said: 'If you vote for the union, you're not going to have a job because I will close this mine down.'"


Why working people are angry and why politicians should listen

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka details the struggles facing America's working people and the challenges to take the anger and use it in unifying and productive ways.  


Deadly explosions kill 31 energy workers in one week

ANACORTES, Wash.---Families and co-workers of six oil workers killed in a refinery explosion here April 2 were mourning their dead when three days later another explosion, this one in a West Virginia coal mine killed 25 miners, a deadly toll of 31 energy workers in less than a week.


San Francisco hotel workers hold two-day ‘siege’

SAN FRANCISCO - The giant hotel corporations that dominate this city's top hotels may think they can hide behind the current economic crisis to force workers to accept a contract full of takeaways.