AFL-CIO hits Obama’s postponement of employer health care mandate

The AFL-CIO is upset by the latest health care development: a one-year postponement of another key section, the employer mandate.


United Food and Commercial Workers to rejoin AFL-CIO

The 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers union will rejoin the AFL-CIO at the union's annual convention in Chicago this August.


Today in labor history: Mary McLeod Bethune born

Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.


Davis-Bacon foes try new ploy: Change wage base

Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.


The rise of alt-labor: Innovative organizing is Netroots star

The rapidly growing trend in innovative organizing among non-unionized and low-wage workers was showcased at several panels at this year's Netroots Nation conference.


Long Beach caregivers strike for safer working conditions

Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.


Today in labor history: Jobs slashed throughout U.S.

The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.


Today in labor history: Streetcar strike births po’ boy sandwich

Some 1,100 streetcar workers strike in New Orleans on July 1, 1929, spurring the creation of the po' boy sandwich.


The labor movement is talking - is the left listening?

All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.


Unions call for National Infrastructure Bank

Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.

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