In an anti-union decision, the Supreme Court voted to legalize "free riders" in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers.
The event was about more than pay - the workers live in constant fear; "Once you step into that plant, you cannot speak your mind."
Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.
With their six-year contract about to expire, talks being held between the ILWU and the managers of Pacific coastal ports are going down to the wire.
The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.
Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.
"We are not letting anybody divide the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO!" exclaimed Randi Weingarten to a standing ovation and loud applause.
Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.
Some of the 300 delegates and guests of the Communist Party USA's 30th Convention kicked off their party's gathering with a labor history tour of the Windy City.