Today in labor history: Paterson silk strikers take to stage

Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.


Today in labor history: Luddites rebel against substandard work conditions

Today in labor history, the Luddites (19th century textile workers) attacked the Heathcoat and Boden's Mill, responding to substandard workplace conditions.


Congress Hotel strikers on 9th anniversary: “We’re not going anyplace”

"We're not going anyplace, we're still here and we're going to be loud and proud at our protests!"


At DoubleTree, workers fight for "better Florida"

Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.


Youth march for jobs and to end violence

A spirited march of 150 youth and adult supporters stopped downtown traffic to honks of support on Saturday.

Court blocks airline union vote

Texas federal judge Terry Means has halted a planned union recognition vote among 10,000 passenger service agents at American Airlines.


Piggly Wiggly: “We’d rather close than be fair!”

Piggly Wiggly announced it would close its Sheboygan, Wis., store, throwing all 108 workers into the street, rather than submit to a federal court ruling.


Caregivers push for a voice at senior home

Willson has gone two years without a raise. She currently makes $9.39 an-hour, while caring for senior citizens.


Workers win biggest union election in Alabama in ten years

Workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant here voted last week by a better than two-to-one margin to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.


Transit union applauds ban on reckless bus firms

The Amalgamated Transit Union is praising the federal government for ordering 26 unsafe bus firms to stop plying the nation's roads.

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