Labor News


Penn. labor aims to keep Keystone State blue

"We're everywhere, not just in the east or the western part of the state," said Liz McElroy of the AFL-CIO.


America’s new sweatshop: warehouse work

A new report paints a picture of exploitation of a mostly minority labor force in the logistics field.


Nursing home workers mark sixth month of strike

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hundreds of workers and their supporters rallied at Park Place Health Care Center in Hartford last week marking the 400 workers' sixth month on strike against Spectrum Healthcare. The members of SEIU 1199 recapped their struggle, and vowed to stand firm until they win a decent contract.


Labor intensifies outreach to Y generation

The AFL-CIO is stepping up a program it hopes will eventually bring the Y generation into the labor movement.

Wall Street Journal warns labor could stop GOP in its tracks

Evidence that all the media hype about a coming GOP victory in the mid-term elections may be totally off base surfaced Oct. 12 in a warning to the ruling class from the Wall Street Journal.


Labor takes on racism in GOP "Pledge"

The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.


School custodians march against privatization

Over 200 municipal workers marched and rallied at City Hall Tuesday to protest proposed privatization of school custodial services.

Workers shut down biggest East Coast port

Longshore workers were proud of solidarity actions they took - which shut down the East Coast's biggest port - by refusing to cross the picket lines their brother and sister workers from Philadelphia set up

Cabin pressure rises at Delta as union vote begins

Thursday, September 30, when union voting began, marked a glimmer of hope in the lives of 21,000 flight attendants at Delta Airlines, even though many of them may not see it.


A peek at how unions “kick ass” in an election

Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that the labor movement knows how to "kick ass," when it comes to elections.

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