Labor News

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South Bay labor charts course for post-election struggles

Despite setbacks, the mood at the meeting of the South Bay Labor Council was positive: "We need to advance our own agenda," regardless of who is in the mayor's seat.

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After tough election, labor leaders say unions are here to stay

"What happened in this election," Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO declared, "is that the vast majority of the voters stayed home."

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On-site report from LA Walmart sit-in

History was made on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Walmart workers took part in the first sit-ins in the store's history to demand $15 an hour and full-time work.

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Today in labor history: Freedom of the press

On this date, Nov. 17, 1734, New York printer and journalist John Peter Zenger (1697-1746), a German immigrant, was arrested.

AFL-CIO to push economic agenda starting with January wage summit

The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.

Locked capitol doors lead to Michigan unions’ right-to-work lawsuit

The long-running war over Michigan's controversial, Republican-engineered "Right to Work" (for less) laws is headed to court.

Oregon transit workers ratify first pact in 10 years

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in Portland, Ore., ratified a new union contract at the area transit agency, TriMet.

Walmart workers react to New York Times expose on understaffing

In response to the New York Times story today, Walmart workers are again calling for full-time hours and better scheduling.

Today in labor history: Socialist denied seat in Congress

On this day in 1919 Victor Berger, the first socialist elected to the U.S. Congress was denied his seat.

Today in labor history: IWW comic strip Mr. Block appears

The character with a wooden block head and no class consciousness was created by Ernest Riebe and commemorated in a song written by Joe Hill.