Labor News


1.5 million to Capitol Hill: Pass Employee Free Choice Act

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Before a chilled crowd of almost 4,000 people, and standing among boxes named by state and symbolizing the 1.4 million cards, letters and e-mails sent to Congress, organized labor launched this year’s drive to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, with a boisterous outdoor D.C. rally on Feb. 4.

Ohio rally hits Chamber of Commerce union-busting forum

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- The Chamber of Commerce here got much more turnout for the anti-union seminar at the local country club than they expected, or wanted, for that matter.

Human Rights Watch: employee free choice is a human right

Original source: Under current labor law, the United States is strikingly deficient in protecting freedom of association and the freedom to form unions, says a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), an independent human-rights advocacy group. The solution? Congress must pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

Union Hollywood stars light up red carpet

The stars were shining the night of Jan. 25 as union screen actors honored their co-workers at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show.


King birthday celebrated on picket line

CRYSTAL CITY, Va. — In response to Barack Obama’s appeal for volunteer service on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Jan. 19, hundreds of union members and their allies marched on the picket line at the National Airport Hilton Hotel here.


REPORTERS NOTEBOOK: AFL-CIO marks King Day with action

NEW ORLEANS — Each year the AFL-CIO celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a different city. This year, it was symbolic that the labor federation chose to hold the event here, with about 1,000 union members from around the country in attendance.

Mexican govt attacks miners union

Since 2006, the right-wing Mexican governments of Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon have been engaged in a war of nerves with the National Union of Mine, Metal and Allied Workers. Calderon has now escalated the fight in an attempt to crush this major union entirely. But national and international solidarity with the union is growing.

Steelworkers Launch Make Our Future Work Website

Original source: The United Steelworkers (USW) launched a new website, “Make Our Future Work,” to assist workers in coping with the economic crisis and mobilize to put America back to work.


Miracle on the Hudson was union-made

Once again, the nation has witnessed the difference between life and death that comes from having trained, experienced union members on the job.

Inaugural parade marchers display diversity and strength of Americas workers

Original source: For Maria Somma, it is a dream come true. The native of Vietnam and naturalized citizen is one of the 265 union members who braved freezing temperatures today to join representatives from across the country and our armed forces to participate in the official inaugural parade for President Obama.

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