Labor News

Workers win one on the road to back pay

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Some very persistent workers at the Woodfin Suites Hotel here are celebrating a crucial victory in their struggle to receive some $200,000 in back wages. The money is owed them under the terms of the city’s Measure C Living Wage ordinance.

Republic workers may get greener jobs

CHICAGO -- A leading company in the green window business, California-based Serious Materials, is in the final stages of working out a purchase agreement of Republic Windows and Doors assets, according to United Electrical Workers Local 1110.

Obama considers union leaders for administration posts

As the most anti-labor president since Calvin Coolidge vacates the White House, the incoming administration is mulling over the names of labor leaders it is considering for many government slots. Although the unionists are not slated to get top-level Cabinet jobs, the posts they may end up filling are often ones where important policies are decided.

Obama considers union leaders for administration posts

The times they are a changing! As the most anti-labor president since Calvin Coolidge vacates the White House, the incoming administration is mulling over the names of labor leaders it is considering for many government slots. Although the unionists are not slated to get top-level Cabinet jobs, the posts they may end up filling are often ones where important policies are decided.

Poll shows growing support for Employee Free Choice Act

A poll by Peter Hart Research, one of the nation’s most reputable polling outfits, shows that Americans now support passage of the Employee Free Choice act by a whopping 78 to 22 percent margin, a record level of backing for the measure, which would level the playing field between workers and bosses in union organizing and bargaining.

Unions take first steps to re-unite labor movement

The nations’ biggest labor unions are moving to bring all American unions back together under the umbrella of one national labor federation.

Obama jobs plan a win-win

With unemployment surging, unions and environmental groups greeted President-elect Barack Obama’s efforts to win approval of a $775 billion “green jobs” economic package even before he takes office.

Republic workers file charges against employer

CHICAGO – Workers who led a six-day sit-in at the northside Republic Windows and Doors factory here last month filed charges against their former employer saying Republic violated their collective bargaining rights under the national Labor Relations act. They are members of Local 1110 with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).

Unemployment systems crash as jobless numbers hit 26-year high

Jobless benefit filing systems all over the country are crashing this week as an unprecedented wave of tens of thousands of newly unemployed Americans scrambles to survive.

Screen actors up against producer tactics

Hollywood producers, like many other bosses, are showing that they are all to willing to use the current economic crisis to squash attempts by the workers to better their living conditions.

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