Fall of “la Maestra” not good news for Mexican workers

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo announced the arrest of the head of the country's most powerful teachers' union and two colleagues.


Acting labor secretary links wage hikes to unions

U.S. workers' wages rise when U.S. unions thrive, the temporary top man at the U.S. Labor Department, acting Secretary Seth Harris, says.


Co-workers support threatened Walmart worker

The actions were in solidarity with Lisa Lopez, a Walmart associate who has experienced retaliation from her bosses for her involvement in OURWalmart.


Unions to focus on dumping GOP governors

The 2012 election is barely in the books, but the AFL-CIO is already starting to think about the next round of polling, in November 2014.


Missouri may become latest Right-to-Work (for less) state

If Republican lawmakers get their way, Missouri may become the 25th state in the nation to impose a so-called 'Right-to-Work' law.


Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.

Janitors, security officers vote to authorize strike

In back to back votes, SEIU Local 26 security officers and janitors voted unanimously to authorize their respective bargaining committees to call a strike at any time.


Letter carriers to protest postal service Sat. shutdown

Stepping up their grassroots lobbying of lawmakers, the Letter Carriers will stage a nationwide protest against the Postal Service's Saturday service shutdown scheme.


Intl. union leader: “Conditions bad for workers”

A top international union leader has a grim message for the leaders of world financial institutions.


After three-year struggle, country club workers win big

"We've learned that it doesn't matter who you are, if you stay strong and you're on the side of justice."

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