Labor News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ruralhealth.jpg

Farmers union urges senators to back public option

The National Farmers Union joined the fight for health reform Thanksgiving weekend with a reminder to wavering farm-belt senators.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-FireLA.jpg

Budget cuts hampered response to giant fire, firefighters charge

LOS ANGELES - In the latest indication of how budget cuts endanger public safety, the firefighters union president says the mayor's slashes hampered the response to the huge Station Fire in September.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ClevelandRTArallyRESIZED.jpg

Transit workers’ rally highlights safety, budget woes

CLEVELAND - A rally protesting the Regional Transit Authority's refusal to address worker and rider safety in contract talks dramatized the challenge facing public transit systems in today's economic crisis.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ROC-picketing-in-DearbornRESIZED.jpg

Restaurant workers stand up to robbery on the job

DEARBORN, Mich. - On Monday, people were robbed and cheated. If justice ruled, the perpetrator would find the police knocking on his door.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-cellphone.jpg

U.S. & German unions unite to battle T-Mobile

The Communications Workers of America and its German counterpart have teamed up to battle T-Mobile's union-busting efforts in the U.S.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-guestworkers.jpg

Used and abused: guest workers and U.S. immigration reform

PITTSBURGH - The room grew quiet as she told her story. Leila Concepcion paid $15,000 to come to the United States and teach. It was a painful decision to leave her country, The Philippines, and place her family in debt.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-wagetheft.jpg

Workers fight back vs. wage theft

SAN FRANCISCO - "Wage theft" may not yet be a household word, but it's a constant, dismal reality for millions across the U.S.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-dnbstfrancisstrike10x.jpg

San Francisco hotel workers on strike

About 650 workers at the St. Francis Hotel, one of the city's oldest and most luxurious, walked out on strike on November 18.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-houjusticebus4.jpg

Justice bus rolls to stop wage theft

HOUSTON — The Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center assembled a group of 30 labor activists to ride the Justice Bus here to bring attention to wage theft.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-oakhealth.jpg

‘Health care or food?’

"The company wants to make us pay $350 a month for our family health care; for me that would mean a 10 percent wage cut."

1 2 3 4 5 655