Labor News


AFL-CIO's veep: With others unions can change the nation

"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"


Fed up with “Walmart wages,” Alabama auto parts plant goes union

"Jobs in the auto industry helped build America's middle class, but today they are adding to the nation's low-wage crisis."


Rev. Barber: Voting rights fight is do or die for labor

"The labor rights and voting rights movements are interconnected - we must be smart enough to hook up; if we do, we can change this nation."


Labor communicators spotlight “uprising” in the South

"The movement for social and economic justice is growing faster in the South than anywhere else in the U.S."

Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.

Groundbreaking report confirms that Latinos in unions are better off

One of the most striking findings: On average, Latinos that belong to a union earn $11,544 more than non-unionized Latinos. 

Seattle teachers suspend strike, vote Sept. 20 on contract

The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.

Unionists lobby to restore, strengthen Voting Rights Act

"We care about workers' rights, which are in a shambles and are a disgrace, but we can't win these fights if 30 million people can't vote."

Indigenous migrants demand change in the fields

"We are the ones who pay for the government of this state and country with the labor of our hands." 

Disgraced United CEO Smisek is major reason for income inequality

Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and communities.