Disabled workers suffer more, Labor Department says

Workers with disabilities face higher unemployment, earn less income, and are more likely to be forced to work part-time, says the first-ever report on the subject by the U.S. government.


Retirement home residents rally for workers

Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.


Muslim worker asks federal probe of Disney discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been asked to probe Disney's discrimination against a Muslim woman worker.


Disney worker rejects employer’s substitute hijab

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Is Disney policy part of the Islamophobia being trumpeted by the ultra-right?


Non-union workers strike California hotel

In a first for their industry, workers at a non-union hotel went out on a one-day strike Aug. 9 to protest years of being denied the right to take breaks.


Warehouse workers suffer while Wal-Mart rakes in cash

Tory Moore, from Kankakee, Ill., worked as a temp warehouse worker for six years before he was fired in December 2009, after standing up for his rights.


“Fun work experience” turns to nightmare at liquor superstore

"Leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle" superstore BevMo! offers job-seekers "fun, fast-paced and constantly changing work experiences" - but workers say the reality is different.


U.S. files labor rights complaint against Guatemala

The complaint, filed last week, is the first time the U.S. has pursued a labor rights case against a free-trade partner.


Obama asks labor to help prevent GOP takeover

WASHINGTON - President Obama spent the morning of his birthday asking labor leaders to do everything they can to prevent a Republican takeover of Congress in November.


Labor going all out to prevent “nightmare” Republican takeover

WASHINGTON - The nation's labor leaders, meeting here, are hammering out a plan to prevent "the nightmare" that would result from a Republican takeover of Congress.