Labor News

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Staff of British left-wing Morning Star strike over Tory union restrictions

Journalists at the socialist daily, Britain's counterpart to People's World, staged a one-day political strike.

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Unions keep up pressure on Verizon

As support spreads nationwide for the 39,000 striking Verizon workers, CWA reveals the company has a massive offshoring operation in the Philippines.

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Lack of OSHA inspectors, plus corporate greed: a recipe for worker abuse

This week a new report from Oxfam showed the ugliness of corporate greed in America's food processing plants. 

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Uber would owe drivers $730 million if considered employees

Lawsuits filed by Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts expose the old ugly truth about profiteering in the new "gig" or "sharing" economy.

Striking Verizon workers introduce virtual picket line

The 39,000 striking Verizon workers are introducing a new facet to the worker-boss struggle.

May Day, West Coast style

Two large May Day marches converged upon downtown Los Angeles; the flow of marchers and supporters continued for miles.

Faculty union at Univ. of Illinois ends strike; contract vote May 5

For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.

Labor Dept. to coal mine owners: Pay black lung victims' claims, then appeal

The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.

GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

California janitors ready to strike

Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.