July

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Big British labor federation picks female leader

The Trades Union Congress, Great Britain's biggest labor federation, with 6.2 million members, elected Frances O'Grady as its General Secretary, its top administrative post.

Anheuser-Busch forces Teamster strike

The Anheuser-Busch-owned beer distributorship wanted to implement its own business model but apparently forgot the Teamsters.

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Unionists target T-Mobile before anti-offshoring vote

Saying T-Mobile is stripping U.S. workers of their jobs, a group of unionists demonstrated at one of the firm's retail stores in D.C.

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Massive labor rights rally planned for Aug. 11 in Philly

A "Second Bill of Rights" will be unveiled at the unprecedented event, which is expected to have a major impact on the 2012 elections.

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AFL-CIO, Change to Win, go to bat for gay marriage

The nation's two largest labor federations filed a brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional.

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Conn. governor joins locked out workers at HealthBridge

The National Labor Relations Board issued a citation against the New Jersey based company when it unlawfully ended contract negotiations.

Campaign underway to require paid sick time in Orlando

While only 42,000 signatures are required to get the initiative on the ballot, the coalition hopes to submit 52,000.

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Houston janitors’ strike may spread to other cities

Janitors all over this town, most of whom earn less than $9,000 per year, walked off their jobs yesterday in a strike.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Airport workers picket for right to organize

Workers at several Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters held an informational picket outside the terminal July 6.

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